Last week at the store we held the final session of the class that Sue teaches about practical Reiki. After the class was over we had a talk with all the students in the class and we talked about putting together an interactive blog about our Reiki experiences, how Reiki makes us all feel, different ways that we do Reiki. It seemed like a great idea so hopefully we can get some interaction into the blog this week and make this work.
First off I am assuming there are probably some people who are not really sure what Reiki is so let me explain it real quick for you all.
Reiki was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of many different traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy through the palms, which they believe allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the primary difference is that Westernised forms use systematised hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand-positions, which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques. We learned practical Reiki in the class we took.
Some things that I have noticed when doing this form of Reiki is that my hands get very hot and that the healing energy seems to be very evident by the temperature of my body. I was given quite an honor during the last class by being able to attune some of the students in the class. I could feel the healing energy flowing from my hands in this class. I also had the honor of being the guinea pig in the second attunement of the students in the class. I laid on a massage table and the students practiced Reiki on me. I have some issues with a few of my chakras and the students did a great job of finding those issues. This is a great way to fix and balance the chakras for meditation. I have also already began using distance healing for a few of my friends and have used Reiki on different things such as my car. I highly recommend if you have an interest in learning Reiki and taking a really good class taught by a teacher that is very down to earth and will teach you in a way that everyone can learn in to take the class Practical Reiki taught by Sue Ball. Sue will be returning to teach this class at Goddess Elite again in September. Be sure to check the website under our upcoming events for dates and prices.
If you have already become a Reiki master we would love to share stories of your success with Reiki or some special techniques or great stories you may have about Reiki. Let the interaction begin and once again thanks so much for reading the blog. -Ian