'Part micro-memoir, part user's guide to the primordial power of the universe, THE CHI BOOK: Reiki from the Roots, vibrates with raw energy and calms like still water. It sings us awake from our collective illusion of powerlessness. It is a path, lit with the specific flavor of Dr. Sarah Luczaj’s direct experience and studied expertise.
I know I will return to it again and again. For solace. For illumination. For wisdom'.
Kim Noriega, Poet/ Teacher www.kimnoriega.com
This book starts off as an introductory walk with a Master into the formless art and energy through the form of her beautiful, true, and sometimes funny words and resonant paragraphs. Even as a Reiki Master myself, I was learning from this book.
Carolina Isabel Rodriguez, Reiki Master (www.thecarolinaisabel.com coming soon)
What you are holding in your hands is a living transmission of Reiki, of the Tao. It is a shimmering glimpse into the infinite possibilities of the Great Mystery & an invitation to welcome this energy into your unique web of life. Sarah herself is an activation & emanation of Reiki. This book is sure to awaken deep inner gnosis & illuminate your Reiki path.
Never before have I found such a poetic tapestry of this ancient healing art.
Adrianna Velez, Reiki Master/Teacher, Alchemical life coach www.sweetmedicina.com
The Chi Book by Sarah Luczaj
It's the energy which makes the difference between a person, animal or plant being alive, and being dead.
Chi is not something apart from what we are.
Chi can't be owned, given or taken away.
It isn't information, it can't be taught. It has its own intelligence.
Left to its own devices, it is in the nature of chi to flow. The flow of chi is quintessentially natural. It's possible, however, to partially block or interfere with the flow.
Then, skills are involved in creating proper conditions so it may move unimpeded, exactly as it is.
The brains of many, if not most, people on the planet are now constantly bathed in some form of electromagnetic frequency - quite a fresh occurrence in human history. People carry devices around like life-support machines as if to keep their brainwaves constantly attuned to those frequencies - frequencies of dissociation and scatteredness, of constant checking and constant reacting, rather than creating. Of addictive pseudo-action on the mental plane alone.
This maintains fear and anxiety as a constant state. Fear and anxiety held in the system, maintained permanently, create a sense of helplessness that leaves you open to exploitation, and uses up precious resources in your nervous system, leaving you depleted.
If you live in accordance with the natural flow of the chi, there's no holding on to fear. Fear's just a response to situations, which appears when necessary then goes away again. If the chi is not fully flowing, and a situation perceived to be life-threatening happens - you can't react. That's when trauma sets in.
So, in the present day context, with disconnection and trauma rife and institutionalised, with people making money from keeping your energy scattered, the function of Reiki or healing-with-the-chi gains a new twist. All the ancient traditions of energy healing - different ways of amplifying and transmitting the chi - are needed as never before. Reiki is one of them, and a simple one to grasp.
Timeless energy, unbound by any particular moment or place, working within the past and future, ancestors and future children, you and me, wherever we are, is both radical in our contemporary reality, and radically necessary. Awareness and cultivation of pure, timeless, natural energy is needed right now, if we're to stop this ship from sinking.