Sawah – fascination rice
As a big fan of Asia, the rice fields have continued my fascination again and again. Rice is one of the most important staple foods for many people in the world.
Sawah in Indonesian means ‘rice field’. Each rice seedling is inserted into the ground by hand and a sophisticated irrigation system ensures it’s prosperity. Through a gentle balance of water, sun and man-made creation, we can harvest wonderful grains of rice. Many steps are involved, including time and patience, until a grain of rice lands on our plate.
In many asian languages, the words for rice and well-being are identically – a sign of just how significance this plant is to so many people. It is common to ask, “Have you eaten your rice today?”, much like we would say, “How are you?”.
In addition, it is with our health
Health and well-being are stored in each person and can be activated. At the same time, we want to keep the core in us permanently, to keep it constitutionally fit and to clean it. So every person can develop to who he really is.
The word ki – energy and rice
Originally, Reiki was written in Japanese in an older version of Kanji. For the word Ki the Kanji 氣 was used, which represents how engergy 米 radiates in all directions. This part of the Kanji character also means rice, which is understood as a source of energy in Asian coutries. Even today, scholars in traditional Japanese arts as well as the Jikiden Reiki teachers prefer the old spelling because it conveys exactly what Reiki is, a radiance of energy.
The logo Sawah
This logo represents a plant seed that beginns to grow and bloom. The green surface is inspired by a bowl of matcha green tea – green tea is one of the best remedies to maintaining health. The color green is the color of life and the flow of energy, it has a calming and balancing effect.