i was initiated into reiki 1. hmmm. ok. when i was younger i was specifically not into 'reiki'. but...i'll just come out with it. i have been practicing my own concept of 'channeling intelligent energy' for a long time. (im blushing even writing this- i dont talk about my sacred spaces) but now im urgeing towards traditional training and focus. so im in motion to master reiki among other healing methods (i'll keep you posted)... so, on sunday i was initiated into reiki traditionaly from two 'masters'. without making anything up, the experience was intense, interesting and colorful...
but something i wanted to specifically wanted to share about it was during the initiation ceremony one of the masters said they felt a spirit guide present. the master said the spirit guide was specifically a male kachina, a native american with a huge headdress of feathers, a dancer. ok so obviously this info seems trite and conventional at first. and i have zero connection to it personally but for the fact that this was the fourth time i can remember someone saying this to me randomly.
reiki is specifically japanese. the master is not influenced by native american mythology or propaganda that i know of. there have been instances where randoms have said they thought i was a native american man upon sideglancing at me...
so anyhow, i decided to look up imagery based on the masters description. i like the pics.
In Hopi, the word Kachina (Katsina or Qatsina) means literally "life bringer", and can be anything that exists in the natural world or cosmos. A Kachina can be anything from an element, to a quality, to a natural phenomenon, to a concept.
Broadface: Often called the angry Kachina, he carries Yucca Whips sometimes used to enforce community cleaning.
Crouched Over a Cane, A Dancer Imitates a Wary Deer.