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I'm ready -- ask away: the more metaphysical and/or strange, the better :)

And, for those so inclined, this is a "group" i started on a music website, that discusses Reiki and assorted other non mainstream stuff. BTW, i am NOT advertisng my services here -- just offbeat material is shared -- no "BUSINESS" involved.

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UPDATE: The link no longer works; sorry.

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As an academic turned practitioner, has it ever bothered you that practices like Reiki have no systematic process for measuring success/failure, no validity analysis, no means to measure and confirm dynamics like over- or under-stimulation?

Assuming you don't consider yourself to be Absolute (i.e., your conditioned senses are prone to make mistakes, etc.), how do you feel about making decisions to engage in practices that have the potential to greatly affect the client for good, bad, or indifferent results?

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I'm not asking you a question. I refuse to ask a question. There is not way I'm asking a question.
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What's the best thing to write to explain bad credit that is being repaired
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As an academic turned practitioner, has it ever bothered you that practices like Reiki have no systematic process for measuring success/failure, no validity analysis, no means to measure and confirm dynamics like over- or under-stimulation?

Assuming you don't consider yourself to be Absolute (i.e., your conditioned senses are prone to make mistakes, etc.), how do you feel about making decisions to engage in practices that have the potential to greatly affect the client for good, bad, or indifferent results?
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Hmmm. Quite interesting. First, no unfortunate results have been experienced to my knowledge. The attunement to Reiki process connects the initate to what i would term "high quality energy/chi". Thus, while results may not be brilliant they are fail safe for doing no harm. While many clients do not enjoy miraculous healings, over time the energy does produce beneficial results, especially for non life threatening situations. Like Ji Gong and acupuncture, for example, the internal energy system becomes purified and balanced and the individual's physical body is helped to "heals itself". I would say success is measured by the improvement in the client's condition.

The lack of a "systematic process" as you note implies a certain lack of "quality control". That is not truly the case. As mentioned no harm is ever occassioned to the client, who, if dissatisfied with results, will go elsewhere for attention to her/his "challenge". Statistically, most clients find the practice helpful and continue on.
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Where were you a law professor? Why did you stop doing that?
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I'm not asking you a question. I refuse to ask a question. There is not way I'm asking a question.
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Say what? Come on, dude, join in, it'll be fun :))
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Where were you a law professor? Why did you stop doing that?
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Thanks - good one :)) I taught for 20 years at an ABA approved law school in San Diego. By that time i felt i had devoted enough time to the law and decided to just take my chances and move on to other areas that interested me. I was always very fascinated by metaphysics and mysticism, meditation, martial arts and magick. So, my then GF, also in law, and also ready for some changes, and i packed it all up and moved to Boulder, and the odyssey began. Very rejuvenating, though far less income came into the picture :)

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To whom are you writing? A creditor?
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To whom are you writing? A creditor?
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government job application, they want any credit discrepencies explained. i had steady credit, then fell into bad times and had debt that took a year to pay, lowering my score. is there a better way to write that?
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To whom are you writing? A creditor?



government job application, they want any credit discrepencies explained. i had steady credit, then fell into bad times and had debt that took a year to pay, lowering my score. is there a better way to write that?
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My opinion as a "layperson" at this time -- all one can do is state the truth of the matter, as coherently as possible. The facts are clear, just state them. Good luck !!
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thank you. I was just curious if there were any "buzzwords" that exist for this type of letter
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Would you expect a Constitutional Law Professor to be able to recite some part of the Constitution without errors? For example, would a CL Professor be able to recite the President's Oath without getting it wrong? What about a Supreme Court Judge?
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To whom are you writing? A creditor?



government job application, they want any credit discrepencies explained. i had steady credit, then fell into bad times and had debt that took a year to pay, lowering my score. is there a better way to write that?
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Yes, write them this:

Go fuck yourself it's none of your business and besides what the fuck do you care as long as I am qualified and if hired do my job well.


That should get you the hire. I'd hire you anyway for an ability to think through bullshit and stand up for yourself.
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thank you. I was just curious if there were any "buzzwords" that exist for this type of letter
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No, none that i am aware of. Did you lose many points because of the situation?

BTW, i suppose that if you suffered some disability, or other intervening hardship, (not due to your voluntary or negligent (mis)behavior), that caused the financial problem, such would certainly be "helpful", but that would already be part of the facts.
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To whom are you writing? A creditor?



government job application, they want any credit discrepencies explained. i had steady credit, then fell into bad times and had debt that took a year to pay, lowering my score. is there a better way to write that?


Yes, write them this:

Go fuck yourself it's none of your business and besides what the fuck do you care as long as I am qualified and if hired do my job well.


That should get you the hire. I'd hire you anyway for an ability to think through bullshit and stand up for yourself.
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lol
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Go fuck yourself it's none of your business and besides what the fuck do you care as long as I am qualified and if hired do my job well.
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They care because if they hire somebody with money trouble, that person might be easily tempted to do some fraud or corruption. It's happened before!!!
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Go fuck yourself it's none of your business and besides what the fuck do you care as long as I am qualified and if hired do my job well.


They care because if they hire somebody with money trouble, that person might be easily tempted to do some fraud or corruption. It's happened before!!!
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Yeah yeah ok i get ya.

Go for a sales job then, shit like that is prized.

They will talking about you and greatly anticipating your first day like you would not believe. Trust me, I know...non-standard don't fuck with me cuz i'll rip you a new one is much sought after and rarely found.

Last sales job I had said he needed to take a few days to make a decision (he just had to clear it with his boss he already knew he wanted me) I told him if he did I just might not be around as I had other offers. He'll drop a nut on that. That's the shit that stars are made out of (I Am)

I am a 50%er, as in 50% more than the previous years TOP salesman did (top being best of 20 or so in that room). Oh yeah, with 20% less cxl's than room average, and 30% saturation of expanded sales where 20% is company wide normal and that only after customer is satisfied over several months. duplicate that shit. Hint: YOU CAN'T. not you, and most likely not anyone you have ever met, read...or heard about.

Or, you can just unzipper yourself and lay it on the table and say....I could talk about myself but I think this speaks for itself. Nuff ced. Would anyone argue?
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I'm ready -- ask away: the more metaphysical and/or strange, the better :)

And, for those so inclined, this is a "group" i started on a music website, that discusses Reiki and assorted other non mainstream stuff. BTW, i am NOT advertisng my services here -- just offbeat material is shared -- no "BUSINESS" involved.

[link to my.1club.fm]
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Des Moines, eh?

Do they know anything about law out there?
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I trust you're just unaware of the situations, but believe me (I could prove it if I had to take the time to do so), there have been "unfortunate results" brought on by Reiki practitioners and their clients, just as there have been problematic results with all sorts of other hands-on healing technologies over time. Both parties share responsibility for the outcome, of course.

It's not just the attunement process that's important, it's also the application or practice of the healing art. And that process is not fail safe, just because one directs 'higher energy'. The most common problem is over-stimulation of an area that is already suffering due to a form of over-stimulation. While the client would benefit more if energy were dispersed, a neophyte practitioner instead focuses energy and further stimulates. The energy and/or the attunement itself can't and won't prevent this. Regulating it is part of the practice.

This is the sort of problem I referred to earlier when mentioning methodology, measurement, validation, etc. It is an inherent flaw in the practice. No fault of the energy, or the art, just a weakness in current practice standards. (Not unlike law, is it?)

Tell us more about the statistics you quote. How was the survey taken? Who conducted it? What demographic was measured, how many surveyed, etc?

Thanks!


As an academic turned practitioner, has it ever bothered you that practices like Reiki have no systematic process for measuring success/failure, no validity analysis, no means to measure and confirm dynamics like over- or under-stimulation?

Assuming you don't consider yourself to be Absolute (i.e., your conditioned senses are prone to make mistakes, etc.), how do you feel about making decisions to engage in practices that have the potential to greatly affect the client for good, bad, or indifferent results?



Hmmm. Quite interesting. First, no unfortunate results have been experienced to my knowledge. The attunement to Reiki process connects the initate to what i would term "high quality energy/chi". Thus, while results may not be brilliant they are fail safe for doing no harm. While many clients do not enjoy miraculous healings, over time the energy does produce beneficial results, especially for non life threatening situations. Like Ji Gong and acupuncture, for example, the internal energy system becomes purified and balanced and the individual's physical body is helped to "heals itself". I would say success is measured by the improvement in the client's condition.

The lack of a "systematic process" as you note implies a certain lack of "quality control". That is not truly the case. As mentioned no harm is ever occassioned to the client, who, if dissatisfied with results, will go elsewhere for attention to her/his "challenge". Statistically, most clients find the practice helpful and continue on.
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I trust you're just unaware of the situations, but believe me (I could prove it if I had to take the time to do so), there have been "unfortunate results" brought on by Reiki practitioners and their clients, just as there have been problematic results with all sorts of other hands-on healing technologies over time. Both parties share responsibility for the outcome, of course.

It's not just the attunement process that's important, it's also the application or practice of the healing art. And that process is not fail safe, just because one directs 'higher energy'. The most common problem is over-stimulation of an area that is already suffering due to a form of over-stimulation. While the client would benefit more if energy were dispersed, a neophyte practitioner instead focuses energy and further stimulates. The energy and/or the attunement itself can't and won't prevent this. Regulating it is part of the practice.

This is the sort of problem I referred to earlier when mentioning methodology, measurement, validation, etc. It is an inherent flaw in the practice. No fault of the energy, or the art, just a weakness in current practice standards. (Not unlike law, is it?)

Tell us more about the statistics you quote. How was the survey taken? Who conducted it? What demographic was measured, how many surveyed, etc?

Thanks!




As an academic turned practitioner, has it ever bothered you that practices like Reiki have no systematic process for measuring success/failure, no validity analysis, no means to measure and confirm dynamics like over- or under-stimulation?

Assuming you don't consider yourself to be Absolute (i.e., your conditioned senses are prone to make mistakes, etc.), how do you feel about making decisions to engage in practices that have the potential to greatly affect the client for good, bad, or indifferent results?



Hmmm. Quite interesting. First, no unfortunate results have been experienced to my knowledge. The attunement to Reiki process connects the initate to what i would term "high quality energy/chi". Thus, while results may not be brilliant they are fail safe for doing no harm. While many clients do not enjoy miraculous healings, over time the energy does produce beneficial results, especially for non life threatening situations. Like Ji Gong and acupuncture, for example, the internal energy system becomes purified and balanced and the individual's physical body is helped to "heals itself". I would say success is measured by the improvement in the client's condition.

The lack of a "systematic process" as you note implies a certain lack of "quality control". That is not truly the case. As mentioned no harm is ever occassioned to the client, who, if dissatisfied with results, will go elsewhere for attention to her/his "challenge". Statistically, most clients find the practice helpful and continue on.

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Well, my comments were based on my experiences and those of the numerous practitioner friends with whom i interacted. I can not claim to have done a thoroughgoing global review of anecdotal or other data. I am surprised, based upon my understanding of the theory behind the practice, that overstimulation had become a problem. Because, based upon the theory, the energy goes where needed, and not necessarily merely where the hands are placed. I do not doubt your commentary, i'm just a bit surprised. Anyway, nothing is fail safe, afterall, i guess. Another one of my illusions shattered. As a whimsical aside, and based upon your "ambience", are you by any chance, astrologically, somewhat along the lines of Virgo and/or Capricorn? I ask because your approach reminds me of some of my best law students, many of whom "were" those "energies" :) And, in your case, with a bit of Aries and Scorpio thrown in?

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Greetings, Drakke1

Thanks for the acknowledgement that healing practices like Reiki aren't failsafe. My tone of certitude is because I spent about 10 years 'teaching the teachers' in this field. I offered a workshop series called 'Spiritual Healing: for Technicians for the Sacred'. My participants were primarily hands-on healers, therapists, psychologists, clergy, etc.

I had an opportunity with those groups to do pretty detailed fact-finding amongst the healing community (probably 2,500 folks +/-) ,. Over the years I'd trained and taken attunements in two schools of practice, and saw what I thought were shortcomings in the method of knowledge and practice transmission. So I kept an eye out, and dug further, confirming my concerns.

If I sound a little forensic... yes, I do a lot of legal work (civil and patent law). I'm also an eastern philosophy student, and do a lot of debating/discussing/exchanging in that area.

In western astrology, I'm a Gemini, Leo rising, Capricorn moon. Taurus, in Vedic astrology. Much more wild & wooly (and often mellow) than you'd guessed.

Thanks for the conversation. I enjoy talking about such things.

Well, my comments were based on my experiences and those of the numerous practitioner friends with whom i interacted. I can not claim to have done a thoroughgoing global review of anecdotal or other data. I am surprised, based upon my understanding of the theory behind the practice, that overstimulation had become a problem. Because, based upon the theory, the energy goes where needed, and not necessarily merely where the hands are placed. I do not doubt your commentary, i'm just a bit surprised. Anyway, nothing is fail safe, afterall, i guess. Another one of my illusions shattered. As a whimsical aside, and based upon your "ambience", are you by any chance, astrologically, somewhat along the lines of Virgo and/or Capricorn? I ask because your approach reminds me of some of my best law students, many of whom "were" those "energies" :) And, in your case, with a bit of Aries and Scorpio thrown in?
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Not that much, alas. -- i'm from the Pleiades :) Actually, i'd be interested to know what you have in mind regarding your question, since it is rather unusual. Do you intuit that i feel a bit like "a stranger in a strange land"?
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Reiki is total balony, more mysticism for the mystified.
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Reiki is total balony, more mysticism for the mystified.
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Nope. Worked for me when years of physical therapy and conventional medicine did not.

Of course, my injury, though brought on by a car accident, was deeply rooted in a tragic past life.

Anyhoo...
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Reiki is total balony, more mysticism for the mystified.



Nope. Worked for me when years of physical therapy and conventional medicine did not.

Of course, my injury, though brought on by a car accident, was deeply rooted in a tragic past life.

Anyhoo...

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Thanks. Actually, Reiki and any other valid energy healing method will be helpful in the long run. And in the hands :) of a true master the healing can be remarkably quick.
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Piano Man works for me :) BTW, what do you predict, because my first name is Joel :)
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