If you’re like me, you’ve seen the ads on your Facebook feed wanting to to learn reiki. Very likely they are offering you an e-course at a very reasonable rate. It might even seem too good to be true. That’s because it is.
Don’t get me wrong: you can learn about reiki online but you can’t be taught how to practice reiki online.
Here are three reasons why:
- Reiki is an oral tradition. It has been handed down, person-to-person, for hundreds of years. Practicing reiki is not just about knowing how to do it, it is about honouring tradition and respecting the values and integrity inherent to its teaching.
- Reiki is a healing art. You will be able to affect change in your own energy field as well as that of others. It is important to have a teacher present with the student during learning to identify such things as proper hand placement and make corrections as needed. It is also helpful for students to practice with each other in the presence of a teacher so that they can ask questions about what they are experiencing and feeling.
And most importantly:
3. A reiki attunement absolutely must be given in person. While reiki can be performed from a distance, it is not possible for an effective attunement to be given that way. The reiki attunement is key to being able to practice reiki; it is what opens you to the reiki energy. Without it, you are not practicing true reiki.
So, if you want to learn reiki, please find an experienced reiki master-teacher in your local area with whom you feel a positive connection to teach you reiki.
Practicing reiki will change your life. Don’t you owe it to yourself to know the person who will start you on that path and, hopefully, stay with you on this incredible journey?