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Continuing with our celebrations of our Reiki Founder Guru Mikao Usui’s Birth Anniversary, on 15th August, here is our Seva No. 2.
Forgiveness is the the priceless gem of a life lived in love, with love.
Ho’oponopono is the ancient Hawaiian art of ‘setting things right’. In modern times it stands for both: asking for forgiveness and for forgiving and letting go.
On 15th August, LHSG founder member Punita Acharya, and new members Sonal Patel, Sejal Shah and Jilna Shah, and I, met at the Faraja Cancer support Centre at 9 am, all ready to share the knowledge and practice of Ho’oponopono.
The 18 participants were cancer patients and survivors, care givers and volunteers at the Faraja Cancer Support Centre, Nairobi, as well as our three new members.
The meaning of Ho’opnonpono was explained, and the between asking for forgiveness and forgiving and letting go was elaborated upon.
After a short break midway through the workshop, the following exercises were done, of asking for forgiveness from
- a person we have hurt
- our ancestors
- Mother Earth and all the waters of the Earth
- ourselves and
- a sick part in our body
They also did the exercise of forgiving a person who had hurt them.
And finally, we chanted the Ho’oponopono mantra for 5 minutes for general forgiveness.
The whole workshop was well received, with many of the participants reporting feeling lighter and forgiven, as well as free as they forgave and let go.
We have been associated with FCSC since its foundation 7 years ago. We volunteer our Reiki services every week at the centre. As ever, our gratitude to Shaira Adamjee, the founder of FCSC. We are also very grateful to Dr Philip Odiyo, to Judy and Daan, and to all the volunteers that worked so hard to ensure the success of this workshop.
Love and Light to all
LHSG Founder Member
Every year, LHSG (Kenya chapter) honours our Guru Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, by doing special Reiki sevas on his birthday, which falls on August 15th.
This year we did 3 sevas:
- We conducted a Reiki Level 2 Workshop for the disabled Children and their helpers at the Compassionate Hands Centre for the Disabled in Ruai, Nairobi
- We conducted a Ho’oponopono Forgiveness Workshop at the Faraja Cancer Support Centre, Nairobi
- We sent distant Booster Reiki Attunements to our members.
Here is the report and pictures of the first event. LHSG member Sheela Shah conducted the Reiki level 2 Camp at Ruai, assisted by LHSG members Shariffa Keshavjee and Aunuradha Nath.
We have been associated with the Compassionate Hands centre for the past 6 years, having trained their children and staff in Reiki, as well as sponsoring some of their children for education. Our thanks go to Anne Njeri, the founder of the Compassionate Hands Centre for continuing to allow us to empower the children.
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LHSG Founder Member
The Reiki ll camp at Compassionate Hands home, Ruai, went very well. Shariffajee, Anuradha and I with Festo on the wheel, arrived at the home within the hour of leaving Parklands. We started in good time and got straight into the symbols. Out of the 15 children present, 7 of them were sitting in as a refresher and the rest (8), were new. They were attentive and grasped memorizing the symbols well. Attunement was uneventful but restful. It was good to see everyone remembering their chakras as they did the self-healing exercise. After a 45 mins lunch break, we resumed. The children were intrigued about the concept of absent healing. They eagerly wanted to send healing to 2 children from the home who were currently in the hospital for respiratory ailments. We sent Angel healing for complete recovery from all respiratory problems. For Evelyn, we used the pillow method, where we visualised her lying on the pillow and placed our hands on her chest. We then visualised Evelyn smiling and looking well after the healing.
The Reiki box concept was quite thrilling for them too. They were happy to write several intentions. Healing Mother Earth was clearly also a new idea that they had not thought of. We ended with a happy song/ dance, courtesy of Shariffajee’s guidance.
Group pictures were taken, certificates were handed out and all the donations of rice, water melons, and milk were received graciously.
All went well, and Anne Njeri the founder of the centre was very grateful for our interest in empowering the children. We were also assisted by one of the workers there, Amina, who is a former Hawkers Market Girls Centre Graduate.
Thank you Shariffajee and Anuradha for your ever valuable assistance and guidance. Last but not least, gratitude to Reiki for the opportunity and successful camp.
Date: 11th July 2019
Place: Dada’s Education and Community Centre, Dagoretti, Kenya.
Event: Reiki Level 2 Training Camp by Lotus Healing Seva Group.
No.of children and teachers taught: 120
LHSG Sevaks: Monica Gokaldas, Mamta Advani, Nalina Rupani, Shariffa Keshavjee, Pratima Dutt, Anuradha Nath, Neena Gupta, Bhavna Baga.
Below are their accounts.
Our gratitude to the owner and proprietor of the school, Mr Nitin Shah for allowing us to teach the children, and to the director Geneveva Shichehi Shivalu for her continued help and support for our training camps.
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LHSG Founder Member
My gratitude for the opportunity to teach my first big group Reiki level 2. It was a great experience.
Pratima and I started off with our class of 33 asking them experiences of Reiki level 1. They have been practicing every day and have even done healing for their family members.
Shariffa ji and Pratima were the co teachers with me and we had a smooth flow of conducting the teaching. They both did a great job as they took up teaching in between for certain parts.
The students were all very focused and understood things quite well. When it was time to do absent healing they couldn’t think of anything or anyone so we had to guide them and most were told to either send to their mother or a classmate.
Then half the class sent healing to Pratima’s knees and half of them to Shariffaji’s knees who gave their positive feedback to the students. They also sent group healing to Kamal, our grand teacher at the solar, sacral and root chakras.
They had loads of intentions to put in their Reiki boxes and some of them had things like ulcers, blood pressure, scabies for their healees. They also added people for relationships and asked healing for forthcoming exams.
Shariffa ji was marvelous when I was lost for words as she brought in Kiswahili at the right moments and was a good guide for me too.
All in all, a successful camp. Pratimaji and Shariffaji, thank you for being a great help. Pratima handled the Reiki boxes, pencils, certificates etc quite efficiently as usual.
Big thanks to Mamta who maintained her calm while handling the running around and all affairs with immense perfection and wisdom. Asante Sana.
LHSG Founder Member
Our camp today was a huge success. It was a very gratifying experience to see the enthusiasm of the children to learn Reiki .
Just wanted to add that though the day started with a few challenges like reaching the school on time but we all managed the day well. Wonderful LHSG team always at their best for Sewa!
We had a teacher and one student who were late and came after the attunement.
I tried to tell this little girl gently that we could teach her next time she refused to leave and stood outside Monica’s class with a sad face. So I decided to take the two in and Neena kindly did their attunement while Bhavna and I continued with self-healing. Soon the two caught up with the rest. Their deep desire to learn Reiki touched me deeply.
Thanks dear Neena and Bhavna you both were the best support one could ask for!
Thanks Kamalji for all your guidance and support always.
Anuradha and I taught the older kids. We had 38 in our class. They were very receptive and keen to learn more. It was a pleasure teaching them and in the process I was thinking to myself that the knowledge we are imparting to these children will make them better human beings and how wonderful that is. So I am grateful for the opportunity. They were very quick to learn the symbols and enjoyed the Reiki box and group healing. We told them they should practice the group healing at least once a week as it was very powerful. They felt good about the giving. On the whole a wonderful experience.
A successful camp. I felt so much energy from the children. I was overwhelmed with gratitude.
Thank you LHSG for the opportunity to be with the group of children from Dagoretti.
To see the positive results from Reiki level one is gratifying.
To see them learn more, to be aware of Mother Earth and heal her.
To know that these dear souls want to heal others.
They wrote their healing requests with such sincerity and faith.
Who is giving who is receiving? It is seamless It was very touching to experience that giving and receiving is one action. Thank you.
My gratitude for this great opportunity of participating in today’s camp. It was my first camp as sevak for Reiki level 2.
The school students are very discipline and well behaved. They also practice Reiki degree 1 everyday. Some of them shared their experience. Feel really good to hear that children use this healing power for them self and others also.
We had year 4 class with 43 students, 1 teacher and Jennifer.
Mamta started the camp beautifully. Explaining the symbols and their meaning. Neena and myself joined her. Students were very co-operative and understood well and quick.
For distance healing most of all students knew who to send Reiki, where and what exactly the problems were. Only four students couldnt think of anyone so Neena suggested names from our Reiki request list.
They enjoyed doing Reiki box healing. Also did group earth healing and Mamta made them understood how powerful group healing is.
Lastly they enjoyed milk, banana and chocolates.
Over all, the camp went very well. I learned a lot today. My gratitude to all my soul sisters..specially Mamta & Neena.
Thank you Kamal ji for giving me this opportunity.
Lotus Healing Seva Group (Kenya) has been associated with The Hawkers Market Girls Centre through our Member Shariffa Keshavjee, for the past 7 years. Each year we train the new entrants in Reiki Level 1 and 2.
So on June 20th 2019, LHSG Kenya Members Punita Acharya and Sharanya Rao went to the centre to train 2 girls in reiki 1 and 6 girls in Reiki 2.
Here is Punita’s account.
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LHSG Founder Member
On 20th June, Sharanya and I conducted both Reiki level 1 and Reiki level 2 Camps at the HAWKERS MARKET GIRLS CENTRE. There were 2 girls for level 1 and 6 for level 2. I started with asking their experiences with level 1 and they all said they had helped someone or the other in their family. The results were great as the relatives had healed in a short period of time.
As we started they got very excited as it was a completely new experience for them. The symbols were learnt easily and with great enthusiasm.
The day progressed with attuning followed by self-healing.
We had a lovely lunch break with Veggie burgers, Mandazi, soda and chocolates.
The afternoon session was found interesting as there were lots of things which were new to them. They had no idea about distance healing and the Reiki box. On the whole, all the girls benefited and are now even more keen to do seva at Faraja Cancer Support Center.
Love and light
LHSG Founder Member