The Reiki Association logo
Search all content
[For Members only - please log in]
What's happening... Members and Council together
Posted: 2-10-2019 - 4 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ] - 0 TRA member votes yet
This blog can be seen by all website visitors

It was very heart warming to see so many people gather together from many different parts of the world, across many different time zones, for the October 2019 webinar dedicated to remembering Wanja Twan. The emotion during the webinar was palpable. The joy, the gratitude in the sharings, for Wanja’s life, for how she touched the lives of so many of us, for the impact her life had on ours was amazing.

It was a delight to hear mystical and legendary stories of her life, her time bending/stretching abilities, how she managed to use this amazing ability in her everyday life, to navigate life with more ease. Apparently she had some mystical abilities from before she learnt Reiki. Wanja was a master weaver. It was amazing to hear that she could feel colours in the wool through her hands.

There were several stories about the heart. It was very moving to hear how she touched people’s hearts, and inspired people to trust and believe in themselves.

It was a relief to hear that I was not the only one who could not always relate to what she said, but it was great to just be with her.

It was wonderful to hear from some people who had never met her, that they got a sense of knowing her from listening to the stories shared during the webinar.

We can continue the process of learning from her in many ways. Reading her books can be incredibly healing and inspiring. The books can be purchased through the Facebook page – Reiki Books by Wanja Twan. Listening to Wanja’s voice can also be very powerful. There are some delightful videos on this page of Wanja talking about her books. There is also the Reiki Talk Show interview that Phyllis Lei Furumoto recorded in December 2008 with Wanja. It feels particularly poignant to listen to the love and joy in the voices of both these amazing women at this time, the year in which both of them left this realm. It is a joy to listen to them talk about Reiki, sharing memories of their Reiki Master Hawayo Takata and their time together in the early 80s.

In words from her family – “Wanja’s passing was a joyous and peaceful celebration, with family and pets by her side”. There is a beautiful sharing about her very rich and full life in the obituary from her family.

Some of Wanja’s quotes that became quite popular over the years – “We are always together and sometimes we meet”, “Anything is possible”, “Expect the unexpected”….

With deep gratitude to all the people who joined the webinar to help bring forth the stories and the healing needed at this time of her passing.

With deep gratitude for Wanja’s life. Thank you Wanja for valuing Reiki enough in your own life to want to pass it on to others.

Please continue to share your memories of Wanja in the comments below.

follow TRA on facebook
Browse All Blogs