the reiki project
Plenty has been written about Reiki. There are dozens of published books I know about and probably dozens more I’ve never heard of. There are four or five I can highly recommend. Is there a need for yet another book about Reiki? Maybe not, but I'm not going to let that stop me. I feel I have something unique to add to the body of writing about it.
The focus of the project is the written language of Reiki: its symbols. The symbols are used in the attunements and in all Reiki treatment after Level II training.
In the Reyaverse, the drawing of the symbols physically or in the mind is essential. It is a sacred calligraphy, a sacred dance with which we shape the healing light. The better we know the symbols, the more eloquent the work can be. Without the symbols, it is a beautiful, hands-on healing technique. With the symbols, it's Reiki. So far, I haven’t found anything that emphasizes the importance of drawing of the symbols. That's why I'm writing about it.
When the idea to write about the sacred calligraphy of Reiki came to me, I tried the keyboard first, of course. It was the wrong tool. I sat with my fingers poised above the keys, waiting for the ideas to come through. At last I realized I had to write this book by hand. It is a labor of love, well worth the effort. I'm in awe of Reiki.
Here are a few of the pages from the project. They are very rough drafts. Very!