5 Common Myths about Reiki
Many people often
misunderstand the Reiki or healing with energy. In this article we will be
looking into 5 common myths about Reiki and how you can align yourself with the
highest degree of healing.
1) Reiki Healing is a Cult or
This is completely wrong.
Reiki is all about spirituality; there is nothing religious about it. There
isn’t any Reiki church or a priest who gives sermons on it. The foundation of
Reiki lies in its principles that have been laid out for its practicing
students. These principles are not at all connected to religion but rather come
from a Japanese Emperor. The ability to heal totally corresponds to the ethical
code. Although Reiki principles aren’t usually communicated with the person
receiving it, they might be in some cases. This communication fully revolves
around the well being of the recipient.
2) The Reiki Practitioner
Heals the Recipient.
No, not really. This can be
explained easily, a person practicing Reiki is the one who pours Reiki energy
or universal force of life onto the person receiving it so that they are able
to heal their mind, body and spirit. The Reiki healing energy is passed on
through the practicing individual and is passed on to the recipient. Here, the
Reiki practitioner happens to be only a medium for the healing process. No one
has the ability to heal you but yourself. The whole task of healing cannot be
designated to someone else.
3) Reiki is a One Time
It would be very helpful if
this were true. Although there are times that recipients get healed and cured
with one short healing session. However, chances of that happening are very
rare. Healing isn’t a one-time thing; it’s holistic, a process, and a path that
you need to walk on to see results. To get worthwhile results and experience
real changes, Reiki recipients are usually recommended to go through at least 3
to 4 sessions. Typically what clients do is they go through a few sessions, get
a break, and come back again in a few months. However be the approach to the
problem, the point remains the same, that healing is an ongoing process.
4) A Reiki Treatment Deserves
to Be Free
Reiki is universal, its a
divine art and complete life force energy – thus it should be free. However, it
cannot be provided free of cost unless and until the practitioner himself
offers it as a gift or for some charity purposes. When you are paying to a
Reiki practitioner he should be completely prepared to offer the treatment. He
must be eligible and have the skill and the ability to direct the Reiki energy
for the purpose of your healing. In short, he must put in all the effort
required to be a professional, well-equipped service provider. This is the
reason why you should be paying for Reiki, just the way you pay for any other
health service or surgery.
5) Healing Means Getting
Curing may be a part of the
healing procedure. However, if you do get healed, it does not necessarily mean
you’re cured. Healing is different than curing, in fact they are opposite in
their approach towards wellness. Curing works by working on getting rid of the
symptoms of the health condition and its physical causes, whereas healing
directly attacks the main cause of the health problem. Reiki healing is all
about spiritual, emotional and mental re-balancing and unblocking. It works on
dissolving the root cause of the condition, which leads to alleviating the
symptoms as on the whole.