FAQ

Can Anyone Learn Reiki?

The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity, nor does one have to be able to meditate. It does not take years of practice. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As soon as this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Because of this, it is easily learned by anyone.

Reiki is a pure form of healing not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability. Because of this, the personality of the healer is less likely to cloud the significance of the experience. The feeling of being connected directly to God’s healing love and protection is clearly apparent.

Can you self-treat with Reiki?

Yes, you can self-treat with Reiki. Also when you treat others you are receiving as well.

Is the flow of Reiki the same in both hands?
Reiki energy is the same in both hands as it is universal energy and there is no giving and receiving hand as in other forms of energy work.

Are there any harmful side effects?

Some people report a time period after receiving a Reiki session or attunement that they are detoxing their bodies and sometimes get a little sick or feel less energetic, but I believe that is the body releasing the negative energies and not the actual Reiki making one sick.

What is the 21 day detox?
The 21 day detox begins after one receives an attunement. Some go through a period of detoxing and some do not, so it is not always what happens but in some cases it does. The detoxing can include anything from feeling more energetic to completely changing your life style, depending on what your body needs I believe the detox will do what is needed for the individual.

Can you heal a specific problem with reiki?

You can heal anything with Reiki! From physical pain to emotional Reiki can help heal. If the person being healed truly wants healing and is ready for it, I believe anything is possible. Not to say Reiki will heal everything, but in many cases it does. It is up to the individual.

What is the Attunement?

Reiki is not taught in the way other healing techniques are taught. It is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart, and palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source.

The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the Rei or God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. The attunement is also attended by Reiki guides and other spiritual beings who help implement the process. Many report having mystical experiences involving personal messages, healings, visions, and past life experiences.

The attunement can also increase psychic sensitivity. Students often report experiences involving: opening of the third eye, increased intuitive awareness, and other psychic abilities after receiving a Reiki attunement.

Once you have received a Reiki attunement, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it. While one attunement is all you need for each level to be attuned to those level, additional attunements bring benefit. Experimentation has found that additional attunements of the same level add to the value of that level. These benefits include refinement of the Reiki energy one is channeling, increased strength of the energy, healing of personal problems, clarity of mind, increased psychic sensitivity, and a raised level of consciousness. At the Reiki support groups sponsored by the Center, additional attunements are usually given by someone who has taken Third degree Reiki, with no extra fee required.

The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful. Therefore, a process of purification prior to the attunement is recommended to improve the benefit one receives. See below for specific instructions on preparing for an attunement.

What is the difference between an attunement and reiki session?
An attunement connects you to the Reiki energy and allows you to access it once complete. A Reiki session is when an Reiki practitioner performs Reiki on someone or something to assist them with healing.

How long does a Reiki session last?
Some Reiki sessions can last 10 minutes, some can last 2 hours. Depending on the type of Reiki energy that one uses and the amount of energy that is needed by the recipient the times can vary. Typically a full Reiki session from me is anywhere from 45-70 minutes long.

Should I learn Reiki or just receive it?
I believe that everyone should learn Reiki, from a teachers standpoint I believe that learning reiki and incorporating it into ones life will bring about profound results. So if your new and curious I would say start off with a session and if you enjoy it, LEARN it!

Who can benefit from Reiki?
EVERYONE. EVERYTHING! People, the world, animals, plants, computers, cars, houses, boats, oceans, desks, literally everything can benefit from Reiki. If you believe the world is made up of energy then the world can benefit from Reiki.

What does Reiki feel like?
Reiki feels differently to everyone, some feel nothing and some feel, hot, cold, tingles, prickly energy, and more. I believe depending on the energy that is needed one can feel many different sensations. What I think is most important to know is, that whatever it is you do or don’t feel is exactly perfect for the situation.

Will a Reiki practitioner even run out of Reiki energy?
No, since the Reiki practitioner is using the Universal Life-Force Energy, it will never run out! When you are giving a Reiki treatment to someone, you are giving of your time and your intent to assist, but you are not giving away any of your own energy. Reiki is in infinite supply. It never runs out.

What are the hand positions?
Hand positions are places that a Reiki practitioner will place his or her hands to allow the reiki to flow to certain areas of the body. In some forms of Reiki the hand positions are not important, in other forms of Reiki they are very important.

What is Reiki called “smart energy”?
Reiki is an intelligent energy because it knows which areas of the body most need healing and will automatically flow to specific areas where suffering or imbalance are prevalent.

How long should I wait between levels?

This is an area of Reiki teachings where you will get a number of conflicting answers. Many teachers have a set time of “integration” between levels. For some it is a couple of months between the first and second levels and then up to a year between second and the master level. Others have a different time table. I believe it is up to each individual student to decide their own pace. I will never claim to know what is in a students best interests, and what a student is or isn’t capable of handling. I am here in service, and when a student decides it is time for them to learn I do not believe it is my place to say otherwise. Because of this belief, I have no time limits between levels. Many of my students are able to go through the levels as quickly as I am able to set up the classes. Others require a period of adjustment between the levels, but either way they make their own decision.

I truly believe that at one time the waiting period was, without a doubt, needed. But today our vibration and the vibration of the planet has risen to a point that it does not seem to be as great a shock to our systems when we are opened up to the higher vibrational energies of Reiki. This is an area of Reiki teachings where you will get a number of conflicting answers. Many teachers have a set time of “integration” between levels. For some it is a couple of months between the first and second levels and then up to a year between second and the master level. Others have a different time table. I believe it is up to each individual student to decide their own pace. I will never claim to know what is in a students best interests, and what a student is or isn’t capable of handling. I am here in service, and when a student decides it is time for them to learn I do not believe it is my place to say otherwise. Because of this belief, I have no time limits between levels. Many of my students are able to go through the levels as quickly as I am able to set up the classes. Others require a period of adjustment between the levels, but either way they make their own decision.

I truly believe that at one time the waiting period was, without a doubt, needed. But today our vibration and the vibration of the planet has risen to a point that it does not seem to be as great a shock to our systems when we are opened up to the higher vibrational energies of Reiki.

 Reiki Masters: Is there a difference ? How do I know who I should learn from?

Yes there can be quite a difference in what and how different Masters teach. The first thing you want to find out is which system of Reiki they are teaching. There are many different systems of Reiki being taught today. The original system is the Usui System of Natural Healing, also known as the Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho. However, there has never been any set curriculum or a National certification program, because of this the way in which Reiki is taught varies widely from Master to Master. When choosing a Master to learn from, it is always a good idea to talk with them first. Some of the questions you might want to ask them are:

  • What system of Reiki do you teach?
  • How long have you been teaching?
  • How much hands on practice time will I get?
  • What type of support can I expect after training?
  • Will I be allowed to audit classes in the future? Is there a fee for this?
  • How do you use Reiki in your daily life?

Once you have asked these questions and narrowed the list down a bit, the best advice I can give you is to go with your intuition. Decide on the one you have the best feeling about. Don=t worry about the closest one, the least expensive or most expensive one, any other factor. Pick the one who you had the best feeling about. If you do this you will be much happier with your training and get a lot more out of the class.

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