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.

22 Apr 2013

Hospice series 5 ~ taking training

This story is continued from Hospice series 4

2012 April, finally, the time came to me to take the Hospice Volunteer Training. It is 10 sessions, twice a week for 5 weeks, learning the following subjects and more.

  • History and Guiding Principals of Hospice Palliative Care
  • Programs and Services of the Chilliwack Hospice Society
  • The Roles of a Hospice Volunteer
  • Hospice Palliative Care and Pain Management
  • Communication and Healthy Boundaries
  • Family Dynamics
  • The Role of the Hospice Palliative Care Team
  • Advance Care Planning
  • The Volunteer and Client Relationship
  • Confidentiality and Ethical Practice
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement
  • Children and Grief
  • Diversity and End-of-Life Care
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Practicing Self-Care 

It sounds strange, but I was fascinated by all the information 
around the death and dying. To me, the story around the death seems very
sacred and mystical, not scary, because I respect the death as much as the baby's birth.

Of course, it is very sad, and I am easy to cry when I hear someone had
passed away, but at the same time, I feel like I want to give a big round
of applause for the person who just passed away and say,
"Congratulations on completing another life ! "

However, towards the end of the 10 session, I still didn't know if I would be a fit
for the Hospice volunteer.  I took the volunteer training so I could do reiki
for the hospice patients and families, but I wasn't sure if I could follow all
the small rules around it.  

I have a free spirit, and I don't like to be held down with rules and regulations...

I could volunteer for the bereavement group as I have experienced 
both parents's death already, I know how grief feels.

I could volunteer for the children's bereavement group as I lost my father
when I was 4 years old, I remember how I felt back then.

After all, I didn't know if I would really do a volunteer or not, but I was enjoying
the training very much.

However, the very last week of the entire training, we were closing up 
the group by sharing the comment from each person.

Some said,
"It was very informative and enjoy each session."

Some said,
"I would like to volunteer for the vigil support."

Some said,
"I am not sure if I will be doing volunteer as my life is very busy now, but definetely
in the future. Please be in touch!"

Then one lady said,

"I took this training to be able to start up a new bereavement group with Hospice. 
The bereavement group is specific for people who lost their loved ones by suicide."

B-I-N-G-O !  That's it. 

I found it, I found it. I found my place. 

This is where I should be as a volunteer.
It wasn't Reiki that Hospice was calling me, but this suicide bereavement group 
is the one!

This was the reason I came to this particular group for the training, 
that is why I had to wait for 4 years, 
that is why Universe changed the training month to April instead of
usual March so I could attend it!

Yes, I am quite optimistic in this way, I truly think that the Universe is working 
for me :) 

I've got to talk to this lady, Joan, if I could be in any help for this group.

It seems like my path is leading to a completely different direction now...

To be continued,,,

7 Apr 2013

Hospice series 4 ~ Lead to the training

This Story is continued from Hospice series 3 ~Keeping connection.

The year 2011.

More than 4 years has passed since I was introduced to Hospice society for the first time, and 2 years has passed since the Jikiden Reiki event in 2009.

My life was becoming easier every year since my youngest child was 
out of diapers,
putting his shoes on by himself, 
putting his PJ on by himself,,,.

Those little things take time, you know.


                               Meanwhile, the oldest one's first teeth fell out, the middle one
                                      starting to try out her new bike,,,,, many things are happening 
                                      in these young lives ! ! ! 

Then, he was too bored to stay home with mom in his pre-school age 
(not like the other older two children), so he was in pre-school few times 
a week and I started to have my own precious 2 hours here and there.

     2 hours goes by really quick when I tried to fit many things! 
     (Post office, grocery shopping, and second hand store shopping 
      would be the maximum.) Too precious to spend time with a friend 
     for just a cup of coffee at this point ! 

Then, FINALLY, my youngest child was in school, FULL TIME!
I finally started to have 6 hours of my own time, 5 days/week, after 9 years devoting
to my children 24/7 ! (Well, this is too exaggerated as I have a very supportive
husband who gives me free time whenever I want.) 

The exciting story of my new 6 hours is here.  

Anyways, the most thing I wanted to do is more Reiki. When I hear someone is sick,
I would ask,
"I wonder if she/he would be open for Reiki?"
 and I would visit her/him.

One day, I was invited to a home party of natural skin care company, 
we were asked a question,
"If you have as much money and time as you want, what would you want to do?"

In various answers like ,
"Cruise all year around."
"Gardening and grow my own food all the time."
"Donate to the good cause, and travel around the world."

I said,
"I want to build a Alternative Health care centre and have many Reiki practitioners,
and help cancer patients and people in a serious disease with Reiki."

I was quite serious with my answer as if I was already given 1 million dollars!

A lady heard my answer and perhaps she gave my phone number to her
friend who was fighting a breast cancer.

About 5 month later from that day, I had a phone call from a lady, 
and this story will lead to Leanne's story

I visited Leanne for 3~5 days/week for many months as a support for her
cancer treatment. 

After few month of doing Reiki visit, she told me, 

"I finally realized how Reiki works for the cancer patient. It brings a complete peace to myself and to my family."  here is the story.

When I heard her words, the desire of doing Reiki at Hospice started to bubble up.

I went home and look for the Chilliwack Hospice Society website to look for
 the information about the Hospice Volunteer Training schedule.

And found out that the volunteer training will be starting in 2 month which works
perfect for me this time.

In past few years, the training was offered in March which didn't work for me as I would be away for Vancouver for Jikiden Reiki trainings, but for some reason, it was offered
in April this time and it was perfect for me!

I signed up for the training right on the spot.

Finally, the time has come after about 5 years of incubating my feeling for
the Hospice society ... 

to be continued,,,