The Shocking Truth About Reiki
Okay, I can say right off the bat that this post might be a bit hard to swallow for some and is sure to ruffle some feathers... but those who have been reading my posts for awhile know that I'm a "tell it like it is" kind of guy, so in my usual no holds barred kind of style... here goes.
The shocking truth about Reiki is that it is not for everyone. It is first and foremost, a spiritual path and not a relaxation technique or hand healing technique as is widely believed. It is indeed a wonderful relaxation technique and it performs hand healing that is second to none, but these are just by products of what Reiki really is and what Reiki really does. Those that limit themselves and their Reiki to hand healing or relaxation are missing the big picture and this is, in all likelihood, due to the fact that most Reiki teachers out there are missing the big picture.
Being a spiritual path Reiki requires discipline in order to achieve the full results that Reiki is able to achieve. Getting an attunement by email or getting Reiki master certification does not make one a Reiki Master. Talking the talk is one thing, but you've got to be able to walk the walk, so to speak, and the Reiki walk knows no bounds, so putting it in a box or limiting it in any way is not only doing a terrible injustice to Reiki but to yourselves as well.
It is quite possible that you were led to Reiki for one reason, and one reason alone... it is possible that that reason was to perform hand healing or to help yourself or others relax, but I'd be willing to bet that it is something much more. It has been my experience that those people who have found Reiki (or whom Reiki has found, as the case may be) were at a spiritual crossroads in their life at which they were ready to evolve spiritually and Reiki is certainly a splendid way to do so.
Those of you that are on the Reiki spiritual path know exactly what I'm talking about and those that aren't will probably argue that it simply isn't true... and that's alright, if you are satisfied with your Reiki the way it is, far be it from me to try to convince you otherwise. But if you are entertaining any doubts, and you are ready to take the plunge (so to speak) you may need to seek answers from someone other than your Reiki teacher who may not be of the same opinion.
For those of you who are looking for more, if I might quote Dr. Usui... don't worry... help is available, and with the wonder of the Internet it is no further away than your keyboard. There are websites, forums and blogs such as this one all over the place with more springing up every day. Find yourself a community you feel comfortable with and see exactly how far you can take your Reiki... or rather, see how far Reiki can take you.
For further explanation or discussion, your thoughts are most welcome and highly encouraged, please feel free to comment below!!!
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