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.

25 Jul 2023

Importance of the dates

I arrived in Japan on June 1st.

I was able to officially register my residency in Goto on June 15th.

In many aspects of my life, I seem to be going with the flow without thinking, 
but when it comes to things I find essential (at least in my own view), 
I tend to reflect and ponder.

And yes, I gave proper thought to these "dates" as well.

I left Canada on May 31st and arrived in Japan on June 1st
I was even studying the positions of the stars, thinking, "This is it!"

Moreover, the residents of Goto said,
"You will come at a good season."
So I thought, "Great!"
However, when I actually arrived, I realized that it might have been the opposite of what I thought.
Maybe he meant,
"Oh dear, you will come during an awful season..."

I'm not good at reading between the lines...

So, after spending 23 years and my body is fully accustomed to the Canadian climate, 
my body faced the intense Japanese summer. 

The temperature itself is fine, but the combination of heat and humidity is quite intense. And in the battle against bugs and mold, I was feeling quite drained and, at times, even defeated.

The humidity is terrifying enough to fog up my phone's lens, 

and there were spiders in the house as big as the palm of my hand.

I also recently learned that the kitchen exhaust fan is so powerful 
that it changes the pressure inside the house. The moment I turned it off, 
a strong airflow started flowing into the house (which I don't feel it). 
This explained why, after finishing cooking and turning off the fan to eat, 
we would suddenly be attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. 
It wasn't that the mosquitoes became more active in the evening; 
it was more like the airflow inviting them in.

Every day is a learning experience.

Other residents of Goto says,
"You shouldn't move to Goto during this season! 
You'll end up hating Goto. Mold grows, bugs are abundant, 
and the rain pours. If you plan to move here next time, aim for around October."
(But I'm already here...)

This season is indeed challenging, and not just my personal opinion; even locals agree.

I used to have confidence in my physical strength; 
I graduated from a sports university and participated in windsurfing races. 
I spent summers and winters on the beach, always tanned. So, I thought 
I would be fine, but I've become quite delicate over the years. 
(Well, it has been 25 years.)

Even I have been jogging in the morning in the past three years...
--- Not now, too hot! I'm learning not to push myself to the extream.

I managed to recover by drinking saltwater and receiving distant Reiki. 
I am so thankful for my Jikiden Reiki friends around the world! 

By the way, there was a liquid I saw at "Satou no Shio" in Hantomari village. I asked,
"What is this for?"
She said, "It's good to drink when you are feeling unwell."
It might be helpful for summer fatigue or heatstroke. I'm sure it's rich in minerals and salt components.

(Photo is from last year)

And regarding the date of the 15th, in ancient times, 
it was a day to express gratitude to the moon for 
the harvest and to pray to the moon deity.

So, even though it was frustrating that it took a while to obtain 
my resident registration, I felt happy that the day I officially 
became a resident of Goto was on the 15th.
It was like, "Here is another sign!"

When I was four years old, I lost my father at a young age. 
My mother told me that he became the moon, so I feel 
a strong connection to the moon.

Becoming a resident of Goto on a day to give thanks to the moon (my father) and teaching my first Jikiden Reiki class in Goto on my father's memorial day, July 4th, I can't help but think there was some celestial arrangement behind it.
(I tend to connect things this way.)

So, that's the story of how I value dates and such.

That's all for today. 

By the way, it's not the moon, but since coming to Gotou,

I saw something moving swiftly across the Great Cygnus

in the night sky from the sun deck.

(Photo is from Google)

Many people call it Elon Musk's satellite, but I prefer not to

think of such a boring and realistic explanation.

To me, it's a spaceship!

The end.

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