Spiritual Saturday

I know, it’s been too long.  This week I want to talk to you about Reiki.  No, I’m not going to get super technical and, no, I won’t teach you.  I am teaching someone at the moment and doing so from a distance is very difficult – the fact that we’ve known one another online for a couple of years is the only thing that makes me comfortable attempting this from, literally, across the country.  So, don’t ask.

But I want to talk to you about what Reiki is.  Reiki is healing – physical, emotional, and spiritual – for both the Reiki practitioner and the one receiving the treatment.  Reiki differs from some energy healing is that you utilize universal/God/Goddess energy to heal, rather than tapping into your own energy.  This is better in that you don’t risk your own health healing – nor do you open yourself to being leached by negative energies/entities.  Using Reiki, you’re more likely to walk away from a healing – even a very involved healing – energized rather than tired.

If you’ve ever done energy work utilizing your own energies (the way I used to heal before I learned about Reiki), it’s a much more intimate healing – not better or worse, in and of itself, but you are more deeply connected to the one you are healing.  It can be good, when you’re trying to focus on a specific pain, especially if the one you’re healing is trying to hide their pain.  But doing so drains your own resources – which can be dangerous if you don’t know how to tap into the energies of the world around (not people around you – that is a big no-no if they don’t offer!).

With Reiki energy and knowledge, you can offer healing even if the one you’re healing is halfway across the world.  I have to say that the first time I gave a distance treatment was really the first time that the sheer POWER of Reiki struck me, as every other time I’ve done energy healing, I had to be physically touching the person or at least their aura (or my aura touching them? not sure).   I am an Empath, and even though it has negatively affected my outlook on life (you tend to dislike and avoid people when being around them is difficult) I still feel the need to heal whenever possible and Reiki allows me that opportunity, even when I’m far away.

There is much work and study that goes into Reiki, but it is a tradition that I encourage people to pursue.  I do suggest looking into classes done by a local teacher rather than at the large seminars, and I am myself wary of anyone who charges massive amounts of money to teach you Reiki ($100 a level? ridiculous).  I hope that my ramblings about Reiki were enough to get you interested and get you searching about the technical aspects (I like http://pjentoft.com/0Reiki.html for Reiki manuals) and maybe for a teacher in your area.

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