is it that I sometimes don't feel anything in my
could be several reasons. If you are involved in hectic
day-to-day living, you generally become less sensitive
in order to cope with all the impressions flooding in on
you from your surroundings without becoming overly
distracted. This, however, lowers your sensitivity to
the more subtle sensations (such as the flow of Reiki
energy). In other words, you will hardly notice the flow
of Reiki, or not notice it at all. If you give yourself
some time to relax, you will begin to get a feeling of
the energy again.
reason may be that you are fairly new to First degree
Reiki. Your perceptive faculties may not have had a
chance to develop sufficiently to perceive Reiki, but if
you work with it regularly, this will change Just take
your time and practice the sensitizing techniques.
the reason might be that the energy isn't flowing at
all. As you know, Reiki is drawn or "sucked
in" by the recipient. If he has some unconscious
block or simply does not require any energy, there may
be no flow, which is perhaps why you don't sense
anything. If there is a local blockage, you can treat
this area of the body via the reflex zones. The further
away are the blocked zones from the area, the better.
the channel ever close or Reiki stop flowing?"
this is not possible. Through the four initiations you
become a Reiki channel and stay connected with this
divine energy for the rest of your life. Even if you
don't use Reiki for twenty years (which actually is
impossible as Reiki flows automatically the moment you
place your hands on something requiring it), it is as
freely available as after your initiation. It may well
be that you simply are not able to perceive the energy
at the moment for some reason.
is it that sometimes nothing seems to happen when I give
always happens when Reiki flows into a living being, but
perhaps something quite different to what you had
expected. Reiki always acts in its own way and you can
only influence this within narrow boundaries. The
following example illustrates this point; perhaps you
want to help someone stop smoking, and although you give
him Reiki, nothing happens. However, your client
suddenly starts to enjoy exercise and play tennis a few
weeks later. Perhaps this was more important, and
perhaps stopping smoking was not as urgent as both of
you treat an acute physical disorder with Reiki and
there are no evident results, a trained medical
specialist should be consulted without delay. It is
possible that there is not enough Reiki to change things
for the better, or that there is some organic disorder
requiring surgical or other treatment. When pus is
involved or severe, constant pain, the client should be
referred to a physician or a practitioner of natural
therapeutics without any further experimentation. Reiki
does not make emergency measures superfluous.
Reiki amount to faith healing?"
is no simple answer to this question. There are so many
methods of faith healing, from the "Faith
Surgeons" in Brazil to healing with "the
Energy of Christ" and so on. All of these can be
called faith healing as they work with subtle energies
that somehow address the whole person in the healing
process. This is also what Reiki does, but basically its
use as a means of healing physical disorders is only a
small facet of its many possibilities. Every person is
able to use Reiki to live more consciously, become more
perceptive and alive or simply to sense God's presence.
Reiki is not simply-as other methods of faith healing-a
way of bringing health to the ill but also and to a much
greater extent a means for people without complaints to
develop their vitality and capacity to love in a simple
and lasting manner.
the question can be answered in this way; faith healing
is just one of the many possibilities of Reiki.
wife/ daughter/ mother/ aunt would so much benefit from
Reiki, but whenever I ask her she does not want to be
treated or be initiated. Should I let myself be
initiated into the second degree so that I can treat her
via distance healing? She couldn't do anything about
that, could she?
should not be forced onto any living being against its
declared will. After all every person is entitled to his
or her own way of life. Second-degree reiki is not meant
to be used contrary to the wishes or intentions of
another. By declared will I don't mean that the person
concerned owes you an explanation, rather what I'm
referring to is any clear expression of refusal, even in
the form of an unmistakable gesture (as with animals).
point is especially important for those initiated into
the second degree reiki because they are able to
transmit reiki energy anywhere they like without having
direct contact with the recipient. If you are not able
to determine whether the potential recipient is in
agreement with treatment (due to coma, unconciousness,
mental imbalance, no possibility of contact or similar),
you should consult an oracle or decide on a distance
treatment according to your intuition and in a
are the Reiki initiations so expensive?"
every person just needs one initiation for each Reiki
Degree for his whole life, so relatively speaking, the
expense is minimal. If you consider the cost-benefit
ratio, you will probably come to the conclusion that the
initiations should actually be more expensive.
since each person is only initiated into each Reiki
Degree once, and since Reiki masters also have to make
their living and recover costs, obviously Reiki cannot
be had at a bargain price.
a Reiki initiation is a wonderful thing, but people are
able to also live quite happily without it. In other
words, people are not withheld something that they
absolutely need by the price. If you need Reiki for your
personal development, you will be able to afford it.
the course fees are ultimately regulated by the market,
as are all other prices for goods and services. There is
no such thing as a "just price". A price is
justified whenever a sufficient number of customers
accept it, and a sufficient number of suppliers deliver.
Reiki represents a certain value, and people tend to
make respectful attitude to things that cost a lot of
money. Since Reiki becomes as much a part of a person as
his inborn talents, it is important to regard Reiki as
valuable from the onset. After all, we are very
reluctant to accept the parts of our personality that we
see as being of no great value. Only in extremely rare
cases do I give a discount on my Reiki course fees.
Hawayo Takata, the Grand Master before last, gave the
subject short shrift-"Don't bargain with
Reiki!". That's exactly the way I feel about it
too. There's something not quite about bargaining with
it absolutely necessary to have Reiki initiation to be
able to lay on hands?"
of course not. Basically, every human has the capacity
to transmit life energy through his hands, some a little
more than others. However, Reiki initiations guarantee
that it is not your life energy that being transmitted,
but Universal Life Energy. It is rather that Universal
Life Energy is being channelled. It is because of this
that Reiki does not cause fatigue and that no specific
exercises are need to be performed to gain the energy in
the first place. Moreover, Reiki initiations help set up
mechanism that protect you and the patient from negative
vibrations. Furthermore, each initiation multiplies the
capacity for transmitting energy many times.
I need to have faith in Reiki to make it work?"
Reiki is automatically transmitted if it is needed and
is accepted by the subconscious. Reiki is not a
psychological phenomenon like hypnosis or suggestion.
The effects of Reiki cannot be explained by the placebo
effect or other suggestive effects. The energy flows,
even if the Reiki channel does not believe in any
anything in particular. It all takes place automatically
without any prerequisites.
is the art of bringing about changes of consciousness at
will". According to this definition Reiki cannot be
magic, because processes that result in a higher degree
of awareness proceed on their own, according to their
own dynamic laws and therefore cannot be influenced by
will. It is the flow of energy that sets them in motion.
parlance defines magic as "the art of using natural
forces and means to achieve amazing results".
According to this definition, Reiki is indeed magic. If
the question "Is Reiki Magic?" has anything to
do with black magic, the answer is "NO". The
essence of Reiki is unlimited love. So-called black
magic is ultimately based on power of hatred and fear.
actually happens at the initiations that take place at
the initiations the Reiki Master acts as a channel and
mediator of Universal Life Energy. If you think this
sounds a bit far-fetched, all I can say is that there is
no other way of putting it. This contact with the divine
force is so profound that it reaches you in your
innermost core. It is at this level that you are freed
of ideas of guilt-a necessary step in becoming a channel
of Universal Life Energy. This is why the traditional
initiations steps bring about such an increase in one's
capacity for love and consciousness. The rituals
performed as part of each initiation is like a key
agreed on with God for unlocking the power of healing
I harm anyone with Reiki?"
you can't. Reiki is love and love does not harm anyone.
But if you fall prey of the delusion of power of being
able to heal everything and everyone with
"your" Reiki energy, and do not fetch or carry
out the necessary medical or therapeutic help in
situations requiring it, your wish to exercise power
will indeed cause harm. Reiki does not relieve you of
the responsibility toward yourself and those who entrust
themselves to you.
Reiki only flow if I first pray and then smooth out the
always flows wherever it is needed and wherever it is
accepted. There are no any preconditions. Reiki is a
gift. There are no strings attached.
it possible to cure every type of health disorder with
it isn't. Reiki can do a lot but it can't do everything
and it does not make conventional or naturopathic
therapies and diagnosis superfluous either, but simply
provides them with appropriate support. Symptoms of
serious disease or anything similar should be treated by
trained medical specialists. In the hands of layman,
Reiki should mainly be used as prophylactic measure or
as a means of treating trivial complaints. However,
Reiki can be of great help as a supporting measure for
treatment of all kinds.
I give myself Reiki, it doesn't work. Why not?"
does not impair you individual freedom of choice. If you
consciously or subconsciously want someone else to take
care of you, you will close yourself off to your
"own" Reiki. In this case you are not
interested in having the problem solved, but in
satisfying your desire for closeness. This is perfectly
legitimate and you should accept it is indeed the case.
Reiki cannot and should not replace human closeness.
same quantity of Reiki flows in everyone?"
it does not. The initiations greatly enhance the
capacity of each person to pass on life energy and lifts
them to a level where certain effects become possible.
This is the basic opening up that takes place, and it
can never be reduced. If you give a lot of Reiki, your
capacity to channel this energy will also be increased.
This too will become part of you and cannot be withdrawn
the initiations into the second and Third Degree, the
opening for the Universal Life Energy is developed
further each time. The flow of energy can be further
enhanced with the Second Degree symbols.
I have been feeling tired whenever I give a lot of
Reiki. What's the cause?"
you pass on Reiki to another, you also get your own
share of the energy. Cleansing processes are instigated
in your own body the moment you lay your hands on
another person. The healing reaction then consumes the
body's energies while it is acting. Give yourself plenty
of Reiki to help your organism and give yourself time
and leisure to grow. The more you work with Reiki, the
less "energy-sapping" reactions will occur.
Your energy channels will become more and more open and
efficient (also see the question above).
the Reiki initiations be reversed?"
it can't. The Reiki initiations are carried out by God.
And Reiki Masters themselves are just a channel through
which this power is able to pass. Man and God stand in
constant contact during the initiation. External factors
and phenomena of whatever kind cannot influence God.
Reiki initiations cannot be made ineffective through
some presumed guilt or lapse or other "moral"
feel Reiki does me a lot of good, but I simply don't
take the time to treat myself. Why am I like this?"
kind of relationship do you have to yourself? Is it
loving? Do you allow yourself some of the good things in
life? This is often not the case in this kind of
situation. What might be helpful are affirmations such
as "I allow time for myself because I love
myself!" or "I love myself and enjoy doing
myself some good". Working with the rose quartz is
also helpful. Take some time and sit down and begin to
think about why you don't take the time to treat
yourself. Look for the real reasons, and ignore the
famous excuse "I simply don't have the time".
This is often the first step to solving the problem. If
that does not help, then give into your feelings and
take care of others until you're utterly fed up with it
and just want time to yourself. I have found that this
has always done the trick. Anyone with the "Good
Samaritan syndrome" will have to face up to this
question sooner or later, or just burn up.
also another possibility. You might simply be
overwhelmed by the speed of your own growth, or by the
possibilities that open up to you. Since Reiki is
something that stimulates growth, you are trying to
avoid it. Take a rest for a while. If you like, look
into your fear of development. Your desire to give Reiki
will return with time. Both rest and exercise have their
purpose, one cannot exist without the other.
afraid of interfering with my karma or that of other
people with Reiki. Is this possible?"
essence of Reiki is love and you cannot do anything
wrong with that. If some karmic burden is to be released
through Reiki, that's great stuff. It is impossible to
create new burdens of this kind with Reiki, unless the
person applying it wants to live out his need for power.
One should make clear distinction between the two. If I
try to treat someone against his will I am creating
karma, but not for the other person, only for myself.
The power of Reiki makes sure of this.
do I need all these methods with precious stones and
scents and meditations? Doesn't Reiki work just as well
on it's own?"
course it does, but in order to achieve anything it
first has to be applied and then it has to be accepted
and let in. Since some people prefer to be treated with
Reiki when it is packaged in a nice way and since our
subconscious often wants to be made a fuss of and
stimulated before it is ready to let in Reiki, the
methods described by any master can make a considerable
indirect contribution to the effectiveness of Reiki. I
am not a purist and therefore I choose my methods
according to effectiveness. This does not necessarily
have to apply to you, however. Do whatever you like as
long you enjoy doing it and it doesn't deprive others of
their possibilities or development.
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