FAQ about learning Reiki

Can anyone learn Reiki?

Yes. Dr. Usui himself says in his Reiki handbook (see “Reiki, the legacy of Dr. Usui”) that anyone, regardless of their age, can learn Reiki. Reiki does not require any special abilities and can be learned by everyone. The only limitation is the people’s willingness to receive the initiation.

Although it is considered a spiritual practice, Reiki is not a religion and is used successfully throughout the world by people of all faiths and beliefs.

We had the opportunity to attune people from the age of 5 to the age of 80, so there is no age limit. There are differences in the amount of information we give to a child compared to an adult. There are differences in the way we present this information, depending on the age group. We also recommend that children up to the age of 13 take only the basic level (Reiki I).

What are the benefits of learning Reiki?

After learning Reiki, a person’s life is forever changed, promoting a higher alignment with truth and purpose. Reiki is credited with life transformations, miracles, a deepening of spirituality as well as physical healing. The student has always a powerful tool to face any problem, from a small physical injury to the emotional turmoil preceding an exam. A Reiki practitioner can also help family members and friends, regardless of age, anyone in need of help, physically or emotionally.

Reiki can improve learning abilities, concentration at school or work, and more than anything, creativity. Reiki can improve relationships, between family members, or between co-workers. Reiki can enhance your own energy work like Chi Kung (Qi Gong), Tai Chi, Yoga or Meditation.

Standard medical therapists as well as alternative care practitioners can benefit from learning Reiki: doctors, nurses, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and beauty therapists of various modalities. Also those who practice other energy healing modalities like Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Touch, Polarity, Acupressure, Yoga, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi would benefit from learning Reiki.

Does Reiki learning need prior knowledge?

There is no prior training or formal experience required. The Reiki I course is taught under the assumption the student does not know anything on the subject and supplies all the information needed to understand and practice Reiki correctly.When a student is permanently attuned to Reiki at the first degree they are shown how to apply and utilize the energy for themselves and others. The teaching method we use is simple, easy to understand and to use. One can never harm or make mistakes while using Reiki energy.

There is any danger in practicing Reiki?

The energy can harm neither the patient, nor the healer.

The Reiki energy is self–organized, so it will go to the place that needs healing, guided by the subconstient mind of the receiver

The healer is not depleted of energy, since the energy he uses is not his own. More than this, a part of the energy he uses in the healing process also heals the person giving the treatment.

What is the difference between attunement and initiation?

An attunement is an individual energetic transfer of energy from teacher to student that gives the receiver the ability to channel Reiki. Initiation refers to the whole process, including transfer of knowledge from the teacher to the student in a verbal, written or visual manner.

What happens after a Reiki course?

During the course, because the attunements are much more powerful than a regular Reiki session, the student experiences a unique energetic shift. That change triggers a process of cleansing which removes stress, negative patterns, and programs thus giving a new lease on health, prosperity, and attracting more meaningful and positive relationships in their lives. As a result, the student’s life changes for the better.

The cleansing process continues with the student’s practice of self-treatments. This healing process at all levels may trigger a mild healing crisis, specific to each student. This process is also followed by small daily energetic shifts.

Why do level 1 Reiki students have to perform self-healing sessions for 21 days?

The first Reiki attunements induce a powerful energetic shift in a person. This shift is better assimilated by the student’s body when it is followed by small daily changes achieved through self-treatments. The cleansing effect of these self-healing sessions is cumulative, and this is the reason why one has to perform them in a minimum of 21 consecutive days. If this process is interrupted for any reason, it should be started all over again. Historically, this process mirrors Mikao Usui’s 21-day meditation period on the Kurama Mountain.

When is a student ready for the next Reiki level?

When the student actively practices Reiki for a certain period of time, a new energetic level is attained. At this level, the student is ready to face the energetic shift triggered by a new course.

Each student needs a different period of time for this process to take place. Both the teacher and the student know when is the right moment.

How can a student connect with other Reiki practitioners?

All Reiki-Do students can practice Reiki healing as well as share their experiences during Reiki Share evenings, monthly gatherings facilitated by their teachers. While connecting with other practitioners, they can express their concerns, find answers to their questions, and share in the joy and love that are the keynotes of these evenings.

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