Thursday, August 23, 2007
The Great Unknown
In spite of everything that has been written about Reiki, it still remains a great mystery. Here I'm talking about the essence of Reiki, not the practice. Practice can easily be described and it can be said that it's "fingers pointing towards the moon". But the essence of it. What is it ? A lot of words can be used : universal energy, the source, power of the universe or even God. But they remain words, don't they ? Maybe they can evoke a certain emotional associative reaction but does it mean that we're done ? That we "got it" ? Let's be honest : do we really have an understanding of the power that created the universe and that keep maintaining it ? What is really the force sustaining the spinning of all the galaxies, planets ? And closer to us what is the force that maintains you as a body made of billions of cells into a cohesive structure that doesn't fall apart except when your "time is up" ? True we can always refer to an esoteric conceptual framework, but it still remains conceptual, no ? Do we have the experience of it ? Do we directly see it as I can see my computer screen in front of me ? We can appeal to all sorts of descriptions, they will remain descriptions, words aligned one after the other : "fingers...". How can the Unknown be described ? Well, it cannot, sorry. Hints given by great sages and enlightened beings to actually experience directly the mystery of creation will be a much greater help than any description. Try the Tao Te Ching for instance. One thing is for sure : the journey to the Unknown is a neverending one ! And also, it might be that this journey begins with oneself.