One of my students recently e-mailed me,
wondering if she hadn’t picked up
something negative after sending Reiki
to someone who is ill. As she had just
been attuned, she was also afraid she
somehow “wasn’t doing it right.”
Two things new Reiki people
need to keep in mind is that
immediately after a Reiki
attunement, your body,
mind and spirit go through
a cleansing process, shedding
negative energies and
influences that have attached to you.
Many times, new initiates (as well as
Reiki clients) go through what is
called a “healing crisis” where
underlying physical, mental or spiritual
issues rise to a conscious level in order
to be healed. It may seem as if you
have suddenly become ill, but in
actuality your body is healing from
dis-ease you didn’t know you had.
Think of it like a
Many smokers never
experience the typical
they quit smoking.
Then they give up
smoking and all of
a sudden they can’t stop
coughing. They didn’t suddenly become
ill, their body is getting
rid of all of the accumulated gunk in their lungs.
The second thing new Reiki folk should keep
in mind is that you really can’t do Reiki wrong.
Are some techniques more effective than others?
Yes. Can it sometimes seem that nothing is
happening or you don’t feel Reiki flowing?
But as with most everything else, real expertise
comes with practice.
This is why attendance at a Reikishare or other
healing get-together is so important. You get
the opportunity to try out different techniques
and learn from others’ experiences. As a Reiki
practitioner you are not alone and shouldn’t
treat yourself like an island– isolated out there.
If nothing else, find a Reiki master you feel
comfortable with, even if they are not the one
who has attuned you and let them mentor you.
And remember–Reiki knows what to do even
if you don’t. Let it guide you, not the other
Deirdre (Dee) Savoy is an Usui/Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. She has been a reiki practitioner since 2004. She is also an Intuitive and Card Reader, specializing in messages from the other side. She is the national bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Spellbound. You can visit her website at reikified.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. )
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