When people learn that I am a Reiki practitioner it is common to hear something like “Wow, I wish I could do that.” I believe we all can.
Energy healing has been done for thousands of years in cultures around the world. It may likely be one of the oldest forms of what we today call “medicine”. Merriam-Webster defines medicine as “the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease”. This is also a fitting definition for Reiki, as well as energy healing in general.
Just as we are born with the ability to communicate, we are born with the ability to heal ourselves and the world around us. True, as young infants communication may be rudimentary, but as our communication skills are refined, we interact with the world in a much more effective way.
Energy healing is a gift we come into this world with. Modalities such as Reiki are systems that teach one how to use this gift. We have the ability, we just need to learn to recognize and use it.
As a Reiki Master/Teacher I regularly teach Reiki classes. Before we begin to learn Reiki I share my belief with students that they each already have the ability. By taking the class and receiving the attunements (blessings) I am not giving them anything they don’t already have, I’m simply teaching them how to recognize and use this gift. I then lay on my Reiki table and encourage each student to place their hands on me and share what they experience. For some there is an instant recognition of the energy and for others it may take a bit longer. Yet every student I’ve had recognizes this ability within themselves long before the first Reiki attunement is given.
Reiki is a system of personal healing and empowerment. It is a foundation and structure upon which to experience our own energy, energy in the world around us, as well as learning to direct and use it for the highest and best good. Inviting it into your life and practicing regularly is life changing. The only thing needed is an open mind and a willingness to learn.