Prayer and Reiki Healing
Last month's altercation between Reiki & the Catholic Church got me to thinking a great deal about the role that prayer plays in Reiki. Prayer and healing have long had somewhat of a symbiotic relationship and I believe that if used together, prayer and Reiki can make a formidable team.
Prayers are found in virtually all religions in one form or another and generally involves opening one's heart to an unseen force that can hear them (and sometimes answer them). If the words come from your heart, there is no way to do it wrong and hence the format varies immensely. Whether used to ask for something or to simply give thanks, the power of prayer, both spiritually and psychologically, is incredibly powerful.
Images of Catholic Nuns reciting the Lord's Prayer while giving a Reiki treatment, or a Buddhist Monk chanting the Heart Sutra while giving a Reiki treatment, or a Hindu Yogi singing the Gayatri Mantra while giving a Reiki treatment, or an Islamic Imam performing the Salaat while giving a Reiki treatment, Shamans or Medicine Men, Orthodox Rabbis, Shinto Kennushi, etc. all use the power of prayer and its effects can't be denied. Imagine the power those prayers could add to Reiki... or vice versa.
Prayers offered by holy men (and women) are considered much more powerful than those proffered by us mere mortals. That doesn't render them ineffective, quite the contrary, if that were so billions of prayers wouldn't be tossed to the throes of the universe every day (and even more at bedtime). Reiki Pratitioners adding prayer to the mix, just as I've stated with the combination of Reiki & Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage, Acupuncture & Acupressure, Feng Shui, Yoga, Hypnosis, Meditation, NLP and EFT, doesn't only double the power of Reiki, but amplifies it geometrically. These therapies can all stand on their own but putting two (or more) of them together can create an amazing force... and adding prayer to the mix is simply staggering!
For further explanation or discussion, your thoughts are most welcome and highly encouraged, please feel free to comment below!!!
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