Jikiden Reiki

Jikiden Reiki is the Reiki from its birth place, Japan.
Nothing is added or amended from its original teaching from Mr. Chujiro Hayashi, one of the 20 students of Mr. Usui, the founder of Reiki.

23 Nov 2011

Distant Reiki during a Yoga class

I love Reiki.  I love teaching Reiki, and I love doing Reiki for others!

It brings me "peace" more than anything. 

One of my favourite technique of the Reiki is "distant reiki", the Reiki treatment
that is offering from home without meeting with the receiver in person.

Few month ago, I had an interesting experience with distant reiki.

I was speaking on the phone with my sister who lives in Japan.  She was just going out
for her weekly Yoga class with her husband.  But her husband did not feel like 
going out for Yoga. Not only for Yoga, but he did not even want to get out from the bed.

His demanding job was giving him major stress, and he just wanted to curl up 
in the bed and not doing anything... yes, a bit of depression.

My sister knew it would be good for him to continue the weekly Yoga for his
stress reduction, but he was not up to it.

I said,
"If you can manage to get him out from the bed and take him to the Yoga class,
I will do distant reiki for him while he is doing Yoga.  So he can receive a good
healing from inside and outside! "

She said,
"OK, I will convince him to go to Yoga with me.  Should I tell him you will be doing
a distant reiki for him?"

I said,
"It is up to you.  You can tell him, or you don't have to tell him.  What time would the
Yoga class start?"

She said,

I said,
"OK, then 5:30pm in Vancouver time."

So, off they went for their Yoga class.

I did distant reiki from 5:30pm to 6:00pm, which is 12:30pm to 1:00pm in Japan.

Few hours later, my sister called me and said,

"I did not tell him about you would be doing distant reiki, because I did not want to 
give him any pressure that he needs to stay well. But you know what ?  After the Yoga class, he said, "I feel so good! That was the best Yoga class ever!  I could focus better, and I could stay in the pose longer! I am glad I went! "  "

Then she continued,

"So, I said to him, " Is that right?  Actually, Mari was doing distant reiki for you 
during the time when we were doing Yoga.  I talked to her before the class, 
and told her that you weren't feeling so well, so Mari decided to do 
distant reiki for you. " " 

He said, 
"No wonder! That is quite amazing!"

There is a long distance between Japan and Canada.  I miss living close to my original family and old friends.

But how beautiful that distant reiki can bring the distant closer to my family. 

12 Nov 2011

Garbage for others is treasure for me !!!

I am Japanese. I love Sushi, especially Ikura, the raw salmon roe.

I grow up with raw fish, raw fish eggs, raw egg on a rice bowl, 
I even had eaten shrimps and small fish alive, yes alive in a mouth.
 ... OK, it might be too much information for some of you are reading this story.  

I never knew Canadian fisher man use fish roe as a fishing bait. 


The worst is as soon as they catch fish, they clean the guts and throw the fish roe away.


Salmon roe is a super delicacy for Japanese people !!!
Save it !  Save it !!!

My husband likes fishing, so does his brother (my brother in law). My husband likes 
lake fishing to catch smaller fish like kokanee or traut while his brother likes
river fishing for bigger fish, Salmon !

Long time ago, I asked my brother in law if he ever catch female fish with eggs still in 
its belly. 

He said "Yeah, sometimes. I usually use the eggs as bait, but people usually clean the guts out right at the river."

I asked to him,
"Is it possible if you can keep the eggs?"

He said
"Sure, but what for?"

I said,
"For eating?"

He said,
"O...K... How do you eat them....?"

I said,

Most of the Canadian, the reaction would be


But for Japanese, Salmon roe is total delicacy !  It cost $2.50 to order one little sushi
with one teaspoon full of salmon roe (Ikura) on top. It cost $30 to buy one little jar of

Anyway, few days ago, he dropped by at our place with a bag of salmon roe in his hand!!!

Woooo Hooooo !!!!  THANK YOU !!!!

This is how it looks like right after came out from salmon belly.

You can not eat with all the membrane, vein, string, fiber etc.  
You have to clean it gently and entirely.

Tada~! This is how it looks when it is ready to prepare for eating.

Japanese people usually marinate in soy sauce, rice wine and sugar and eat it right away.
But my husband is not comfortable about our children are eating raw. So at least I can do is freeze them once.

After defrost it and marinate into soy sauce, rice wine and sugar for over night,
it is ready to eat !!!

This is Japanese delicacy.

My children are really looking forward to eating them for a dinner now, right now !

Of course, I saved some of them for my secret stash....  bad mom. 

1 Nov 2011

Not being efficient, yet.

I'm supposed to have extra 6 hours since this September !

But it has been already 2 month since the last post.  Why ???? 

Until then, I had 2hour-my-own-time for three times a week.  I would go to a 
grocery shopping by myself, going to the bank by myself, folding laundries by myself 
and the precious 2 hours had finished in no time.

I love the by-myself-time, and even though it was the time at vegetable store, or at the bank, I was happy.

Since this September, my youngest son has started a kindergarten.  I have 6 hours by myself time, every day.  

6 hours! 

This is such an exciting news for me. This past 9years of intensive parenting time, I am enjoying very much to raise my children, I love them dearly and deeply, but I was missing my free time. 

I was so much looking forward to getting my free time back!

6hours a day!     What do I do?     6 hours x 5 days = 30hours / week.

I can do many many things that I could not do in past 9 years !!!

First of all, I want to move my evening Reiki appointments to day time, so then
I can have a family time after the dinner. 

Then I want to start going Yoga classes.

I also want to volunteer at my children's school as I haven't done volunteer for my two older children.  It time to start help their school.

I want to do volunteer Reiki for people who are sick but who can not afford private treatments.  By having 6 hours extra time, I should be able to do it.

Oh, I want to start writing letters, hand writing letters to my friends and families.

Oh, yeah, I should practice playing piano little more regularly. To say that, I also want to practice the harp which I just started this June.

I remember what I want to start again!  Knitting!  I should pull out all the yarns and knitting needles, so then I will really start!

Ohhh !  I should put some oil on my sawing machine, so then I can finally use the fabric that I bought to make the bedding cover.


Just by thinking of all, 6 hours has passed already.

My mind and body are in shock that shifting the life from "no time" to "lots of time",
I don't know what to do, where to start.  I do little bit of this, little bit of that, and realize nothing got done.

"What did I do today? Where is my 6 hours? "

"I am so not efficient."

"OK, Mari, one at a time, one at a time."

My first ONE is Yoga.

I used to be a gymnast, so I am pretty flexible.

I used to be able to grab my ankle beside my ears (arching from behind),
I could split my leg for 180degree, if not 200 degree.
However, going through 3 pregnancies, my body became so rusty.

Now I started Yoga, so I can get my flexibility back.

I can not remember, yet, the name of the each pose, but I'm learning this pose,

I'm learning this pose (I'm pretty serious.)

With my short arms and long torso, this pose does not work well for me.
Even I used the blocks, still doesn't work.  My body has to be off the ground.
But I have fun.

My Yoga teacher gave me a challenge to do this,

and this pose!  It is quite acrobatic, and I love it!

You might think that gymnastics and Yoga are similar, but they are not !!!

In gymnastics training, often you hear
"Point your toes!  Don't make the bad toes, you will lose points!"

In Yoga studio, often you hear
"Flex your toes !"
pointing toes does not work for Yoga.

Gymnasts stretch their arms as long as possible as if the shoulder pop out from the socket, but you have to keep the shoulder build into the back when you to Yoga practice.

Depends on the situation, one could be correct while the other is incorrect.

I realized that it applies to our life, too !!!

Depends of the situation, one could be correct while the other is incorrect.

You have to be adjustable for each situation to make the hard situation easy.

The key of the life is to be adjustable and flexible,,,, isn't it?!  

It feels like Yoga will be another life coach for me ~ ! Bring it on!