Rick Bockner is the 22nd Reiki Master initiated by Mrs Hawayo Takata. My Reiki sister, Grainne Warner organises a Reiki 2 circle with Rick Bockner on the last Wednesday of each month at 9:00 PDT; 17:00 in the UK.

I have been joining these circles for a few months now and I would love to share some of my experience and invite you to join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to be in a Reiki circle with Rick, an elder and many Reiki students from all around the world.

Each circle begins with sending Reiki to everyone in the circle. Then Grainne invites us to include any people or situations that we would like to send Reiki to. After this Rick shares what he has been feeling into. Listening to his wisdom while being immersed in Reiki is deeply inspiring, healing and if I may use the word ‘magical’. Each month he manages to bring together what life has been bringing through from a higher perspective for all of us.

At a recent circle, with the arrival of spring, Rick shared his reflections on emergence. It was deeply insightful to listen to his wisdom about the process of what is emerging in nature and indeed in each one of us. One of the key messages I loved is that this energy of growth and emergence is not just limited to nature, it is available to each one of us. We can benefit from it by something simple like walking barefeet on Earth. The desires and longings held in our heart, gestating inside us, are waiting to emerge and we are being helped with the energy of emergence available at this time.

Love of Mother Earth is indeed unconditional for each one of us.

Rick also mentioned the word emergency that kept coming up for him with the theme of emergence and invited us to reflect on what it might mean. My initial thought was the crisis a caterpillar must experience as it breaks out of the chrysalis and emerges as a butterfly. Another person in the circle shared that the process of birth is also an emergence and emergency. In that moment I remembered I was born through an emergency caesarean, my mother nearly died giving birth to me. This realisation felt deeply healing about the process of emergence and emergency that has been part of my life story for nearly six decades!

All Reiki students are welcome to join these circles. They are free to attend and gifts of gratitude can be given to Rick via paypal at Grainne’s email address or gifts to Reiki Home via the website www.reikihome.org.

You can register at the Reiki Home website to receive the zoom link to the circle or email Grainne.

As well as being a Reiki Master, Rick is a well-known musician and recording artist. If you would like a flavour of Rick’s gift of storytelling and music, you can listen to the Radio Talk Show that Phyllis Lei Furumoto did with Rick. You will have to scroll down the page to find the episode of Nov 27, 2008 where Rick shares one of my favourite songs  – Fragments of Perfection. The song is right at the end.