FAQ about Reiki practice

It is right to charge people for Reiki sessions?

Yes. According to the Universal Law of the fair exchange of energies, one has to be compensated for the service of giving Reiki to someone else. The compensation does not have to be necessarily money, but this has to be agreed upon by both parts before the energy healing session.

It is right for a level 1 Reiki practitioner to charge for a Reiki session?

No. After the level 1 Reiki course, practitioners should offer free Reiki sessions to family and friends, as a way to accumulate experience and improve their ability to give Reiki.

Does a practitioner always have to ask permission in order to give Reiki?

As a general rule, a practitioner should ask permission before a healing session. A practitioner does not have to ask permission to give Reiki when that person is not able to give their consent. Exceptions include, but are not limited to: accidents, coma, severe mental illnesses, and inability to communicate. Use your common sense in judging each particular situation. In all these case, the practitioner cannot charge for the service.

When can a practitioner overrule the permission given by a person responsible for somebody in need of Reiki?

From an ethical point of view, we have to ask permission from the person in charge of that someone’s care in order to give Reiki, someone who is not accountable for themselves, like minors, handicapped people, or dependent elders. However, since that case falls into the excepted category, we can do so, without asking to be compensated.

Can a practitioner send distant Reiki to someone without asking permission?

There is no difference between local or distant Reiki sessions. When sending Reiki to a remote location, the practitioner must obey the same rules applicable to local Reiki sessions.

Can a practitioner give somebody Reiki without asking permission and charge a fee afterwards?

No. It is unethical to charge for a Reiki session without asking for permission before the session.

Is it possible to give Reiki to somebody who then says that they see no results?

Yes. The outcome of a Reiki session does not depend entirely on the ability of the practitioner to channel Reiki, but also on the willingness of the recipient to heal. Sometimes, on a subconscious level, the recipient is not ready to heal, even though their conscious mind seems to be willing to.

When should a practitioner decline his ability to help somebody else?

When a practitioner, for whatever reason, is not in his/her full capacity of channeling Reiki, they should temporarily decline the service. Also, when a practitioner grows aware that, despite their efforts, the treatments won’t trigger a visible improvement in the recipient’s energetic imbalance, they should approach the client with different options.

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