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Part 3 Contemplative Spirituality

Contemplative Spirituality – A belief system thatuses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence), and is rooted in mysticism and the occult, but often is wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of Contemplative Spirituality is Pantheistic (God is All) and Panentheistic (God is in All).  – Lighthouse Trails Research

On my last post I went over Yoga, Meditation, Contemplative Prayer, Channeling and Visualization.  The post was getting way too long so I decided to split it up.

Now onto:

Reiki/Therapeutic Massage

When I first started researching Reiki, I realized that I had seen this word somewhere before but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

It didn’t take long before it came to me.  I saw it on of a wall of a massage therapist.  Because of an auto injury, massage therapy was recommended and I went about 4 times.  On the fourth visit I was witnessing to the therapist. It was at this time that she told me that she was going to “try something new” on me. Well I didn’t know it at the time but I guess she was going to try a reiki treatment on me.  As soon as she started to lay her hand on me, she jerked her hand away.  Startled, she told me that she had just received a shock. ” I won’t be trying that again” she joked. The bad part is that she was not going to tell me of her intention to try an alternative treatment besides the basic massage approved by my insurance company, and I would not have known the difference. 

The Lord was protecting me, and He let me experience this situation so i could  relate this incident.  That is what I believe anyway. 

Reiki was developed by a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikau Usai. The word translates REI (universe), KI (life-energy).  The two Japanese characters together express the unification of body and soul.  It is pronounced ray’-kee.

After fasting for 21 days on Mt. Kurama in 1914, Usai was “enlightened”. He said “When I fasted I touched an intense energy and in a mysterious manner I was inspired (I received the reiki energy).”

Apparently, the reiki energy enters the body of the master at the chakra at the base of the skull just above the neck and it is released into the other person with the hands.  It is believed that the patient is taking in the energy as it passes through the chakras, meridians and  the nervous system along the spine.   The reiki practitioner uses rituals to pass the universal energy to the patient. It seems that the origins of this healing energy power is unknown or unexplained except that it comes from the Source, God, spirit, or the Force.

Christians who are using reiki say that Jesus used this power to heal. I do not believe this to be true in any sense. When Jesus healed the sick all the glory was given to God. This healing method does not point to Jesus at all and is similar to occult methods.

I like what Marcia Montenegro says about reiki and Jesus.

“Jesus being the Son of God, did not need a technique, but healed because His nature was the same as God’s (which is what being the “Son of God” signifies), and God is the Healer and Giver of Life.  Jesus’ miracles of healing were not just to cure, however, but were a sign that He was the promised Messiah.”

To find out more there is a website by Marcia Montenegro that i recommend.

http://cana.userworld.com/cana_reiki1.html 

Now there is nothing wrong with a good massage because  it can be an effective stress reducer, such as a Swedish, deep tissue, or sports massage. But if the practitioner makes any comments as to chakras, kundalini, energy fields, or anything close to these terms, then you need to rethink your decision to accept such treatment.  Do not expose yourself to any occult methods. 

Therapeutic Touch is a form of psychic healing by the  channeling of the therapist’s prana into the patient, which induces healing from the process.  Again we see a practice that is occult in nature and Christian’s need to be aware and careful.

kim

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