Reiki (Ray-Key), is an ancient Japanese hands-on healing modality that can help you feel better and heal better. Reiki can be used to promote relaxation, ease pain, and facilitate healing and personal growth. It acts by stimulating your body’s own innate healing capacity, thereby creating balance and harmony. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
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Who can learn to do Reiki?
Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. It has been successfully learned by over one million people from all walks of life, both young and old. The reason it is so easy to learn that it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. The ability to do Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, they have the ability to do Reiki and after that whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.
Can children learn Reiki?
Yes, Reiki can be taught to anyone. It is recommended that a child be old enough to understand what Reiki is and that the child request to receive Reiki.
How many levels are there to the Reiki training?
In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki there are four levels. These include One, Two, Advanced and Master.
How long does it take to learn Reiki?
A beginning Reiki class is taught on a weekend. The class can be one or two days long, the recommended minimum time is at least six to seven hours. Along with the attunement, it is necessary that the student be shown how to give treatments and practice giving treatments in class.
What is a Reiki attunement?
A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the students energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Higher Power, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands, others may see colors or have visions of spiritual beings. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed.
How do I find a Reiki teacher that is right for me?
Reiki teachers or Masters advertise in many magazines and also post notices at health food stores, new age bookstores and other places. Once you find a Reiki teacher or practitioner you are interested in receiving training or a treatment from, it is a good idea to ask them some important questions. Here are a few that will give you additional information to make a choice.
- How long have you been working with Reiki?
- What training have you had?
- How often do you teach?
- How do you personally use Reiki?
- What is your lineage?
- What qualifications do I need to take your Reiki Training class?
- What do you cover in your classes?
- How many hours of class time is included?
- How much time is instructional, and how much is hands-on practice?
- What are the specific things I will be able to do after taking the training?
- What are your fees, and will I get a certificate and a manual?
- Can I take notes and tape record the class?
- How many symbols will I learn?
- Is there a Reiki support group in my area or can you help me establish one?
- Can you openly support me in being a successful Reiki practitioner or Master?
- How do you view other Reiki practitioners and Masters regardless of lineage or affiliation?
Be aware of how you feel about their answers and if they are responding in a loving manner that is supportive and empowering. Listen to your heart and you will be guided to the right teacher or practitioner.
Still confused or need help? Try the Au Soleil Healing Intuitive Decision Making process or contact us.
Can one become Licensed to practice and teach Reiki?
There are no governmental licensing programs in the United States at this time.
What is lineage?
Reiki is a technique that is passed on from teacher to student over and over. If one has Reiki, than she/he will be part of a succession of teachers leading back to the founder of the system of Reiki that one is practicing. In the case of Usui Reiki, the lineage would lead back to Dr. Usui.
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