Reiki Practice: Magic or Medicine? with Pamela Miles

You don’t need much experience with Reiki practice to know the results can seem magical. But does that make it magic?

The improvements that come with Reiki are medically documented–improved breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and heart rate variability. But does that make it medicine?

Reiki practice

If Reiki were magic, we’d need a single treatment and all would be well. It’s true one Reiki session can bring amazing improvement, but we’re smart enough to know it takes more than a single Reiki session to maintain our health and well-being.

To stay happy and healthy, we need Reiki treatment consistently, a daily “dose” if you will. But there are many things we need every day–food, sleep, hugs. Our daily need doesn’t make any of them–or Reiki–medicine.

Medicine addresses your body and perhaps your mind and emotions. Reiki practice does all that, and restores your spirit.

So if Reiki’s neither magic nor medicine, what is it? Reiki is a practice.

The daily Reiki practice difference

Yesterday I heard from a Reiki professional who had recently taken my Reiki & Medicine Intensive. She wrote, “I cannot tell you how great it has been to have taken that class with you.”

Of course that’s a comment I’m always happy to read. I was intrigued about the details and asked to know more because hearing what makes the difference for different people helps me improve as a teacher.

She replied, “Two simple words. Daily practice.”

I’m still beaming.

Practice is medicine

Your body responds with predictable physiologic changes when you practice Reiki.

Reiki practice accelerates the natural course of healing not magically, but by optimizing your body’s ability to heal. Reiki helps us get (our minds) out of the way so we can heal on every level, body, mind and spirit.

You know that soothing feeling, that sense of safety you often feel when practicing Reiki? That’s not measurable the way physiologic changes in breathing, heart rate and blood pressure are, but it is significant.

Feeling safe feels better. And feeling safe changes your biochemistry.

First you stop hurting yourself. (Today only, do not worry, do not anger.) Then you open to positive emotional states such as gratitude and compassion that have been shown to strengthen your health and bring out the best in you — your very best YOU, the one you so enjoy being.

Practice is an investment

Yes, self Reiki practice requires training, and that involves an initial cost. (I hope you took the time to make a good choice.) You likely earned that money back the first time you didn’t have to pay someone else for care because your Reiki self practice was more than enough to get you back on your feet–or prevent you from being sidelined by illness.

PLEASE NOTE: First degree training is all most people need. You don’t have to keep investing in training if your goal is to practice on yourself, family, friends and your animals. (Of course people who want to become Reiki professionals need more training, but first they need at least a year of daily self practice to strengthen their well-being and begin to understand the depth of what happens during Reiki practice so they can support and guide clients realistically and practically.)

But you can only accrue the profound, continuing dividends of your initial investment in training with a daily, continuing investment of time.

Maximizing the return on your investment

Your investment in self Reiki practice yields both quick dividends–you start feeling better within minutes–and long range improvement in your happiness and health.

How has your Reiki practice helped you? I bet you can think of three things right off the top of your head, things such as improved sleep, digestion, focus, sense of purpose and social satisfaction.

Have you ever wondered how exactly that happens? While we don’t know why the touch of a Reiki-trained hand elicits such a profound self-healing response, we know quite a bit about what happens and why it matters.

When you practice, you’re setting aside time to reverse the ravages of stress. Yes, your stress. Ignoring the amount of stress you live with doesn’t mean it hurts you less.

You also give your body access to the full array of self-healing systems that shut down under prolonged stress. Your body comes back to itself as you practice every day, and you benefit from the gentle yet deep cleansing and healing that the body needs every day.

That’s something worth investing 30 minutes a day. Especially when you can be in bed half asleep as you practice.

So why not give it a try? If you were never taught self Reiki practice, click here for a helpful article.

And if you fall in love with your daily self practice, grab your free I Practice Self Reiki Everyday digital badge, in English or more than 30 other languages! Add it to your Facebook page, your email, your website–anywhere you want to start a conversation about the difference Reiki practice has made in your life!

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How to Practice Reiki Self-Treatment

 

It’s easy to focus on big decisions, and how they altered the course of your life, but the big decisions we make in life are determined by our everyday choices.

Mahatma Gandhi encouraged being the change we want to see in the world. Daily Reiki self-practice is the simplest way I’ve found to engage that transformation.

There are as many ways to practice Reiki self-treatment as there are Reiki practitioners, and the best way to practice is clearly the way you actually will practice.

That said, in case you don’t have a protocol, here is the one I use, and some pointers to help you keep practicing for life.

Reiki self treatment protocol

I’ve practiced daily Reiki self-treatment since I first learned to practice in 1986. To offer myself a full Reiki self-treatment, I place my hands on these areas of my body, in this order:

  • Crown of head
  • Face
  • Throat
  • Back of head
  • Upper chest
  • Lower ribs
  • Navel
  • Lower abdomen.

I lie on my side with the pillow doubled over for the first three placements, finding it more comfortable when my head is slightly elevated, and roll onto my back for the rest.

My practice time is when I awaken in the morning, before opening my eyes. My hands linger at each placement as feels right. My awareness is present with my practice, observing my breath and whatever sensations occur as I savor the experience of Reiki essence. Often, I am drawn deeply inside, surfacing only to replace my hands. I linger at the end to contemplate the experience.

That works well for me, but it’s important you organize your practice so it works for you.

For example, you may prefer the structure of having intervals timed for you, especially if you are just starting to practice. If so, consider using a chime timer that emits sweet tones to remind you to move your hands and let you know when your session ends (the sound of a kitchen timer is much too harsh). There are Reiki timer apps available for your phone.

I encourage you to use a protocol. This gives your hands a habit to follow without having to think about it, leaving your awareness open to enjoy your practice. And be sure to support yourself in a comfortable position so you can forget about your body and simply be with your practice. (If you have questions about the placements above, there are illustrations at the back of my book, REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide.)

Don’t be random with your practice. Choose a time of day that is easiest for you, and don’t let that time go by without placing your Reiki hands on yourself.

Of course there will be days when you will not finish all the placements. Self practice for 30-40 minutes seems to be a good range for most people, most of the time, but you want to be flexible and responsive to your needs on any given day. Remember Hawayo Takata’s* encouragement — a little Reiki practice is better than none. When life imposes on your practice time, as sometimes happens, do what you can that day to maintain the rhythm of your daily self-care, and return to the full protocol the next day.

You may want to follow Mikao Usui’s** example and recite the Reiki Precepts as part of your daily practice.

However you customize your practice, keeping it simple means keeping it doable: Practice, observe, contemplate, repeat.

It’s easy to focus on big decisions, and how they altered the course of your life, but the big decisions we make in life are determined by our everyday choices. Become the change you want to see in the world (and in the people around you); practice daily Reiki self-treatment.

What keeps you practicing every day? Please share your tips in the comment section below. And if you start a daily practice, let us know the benefits you notice.

*Hawayo Takata and her Reiki master Chujiro Hayashi, a student of Usui, brought Reiki practice from Japan to the US in the late 1930s.
**Mikao Usui began the practice that has come to be known as Reiki in Japan in the mid 1920s, and is the founder of the living lineage of Reiki masters.

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  1. I do daily self treatment, and wondered if you can be opened too much,making

    it easier for someone or something to drain your energy,

    l get tired very easily quite a lot of time,and wonder if there is any connection,

  2. Thank you so much for all the information on this site 🙂

    I am currently carrying out an online course for Reiki. I have received my attunements and I am just starting self practise. I have a couple of queries. I imagine 10 minutes is better than nothing? As some days I find I do less than others. Also, my biggest query, is I would like to know if it matters if I do Reiki after food? I guess it is not ideal but again, if it means it’s the only time to do it then again that must be better than not at all yes?

    Finally, do you have to close down the session? So, if for example I do a session last thing at night and fall asleep. Does it matter that I have not washed my hands after?

    Thanks SO much and sorry for all the questions!

  3. Hi, is it necessary to place both hands at the same position while practising reiki on self and others?

  4. Thanks very much Pamela for your every day inspiring words.I have no difficulty to practice reiki now every day, although I have some questions.
    1) I heard you speaking about meditation together with reiki.. but I am doing my yin yoga postures together with reiki , such as sukhasana and bending forward. So here my legs are crossed. Is that ok?
    2) I teach yoga and like very much the reiki songs … the Buddha in me meets the Buddha in you… the symbols. Is it allowed to let it play to students in the yogaclass? It feels so good, and the meaning is so beautiful.
    Thanks for the time you take to answer all these questions. You are a beautiful soul 🙂

    • Hi my name is Dova and I am not a first timer but I have been to different teachers which I like the same constantly. All seem different. I am new at treatments for myself. I have done 5 times but I’m wondering is it just like yoga and mediation?
      I have felt the floating feeling and warmth tears of joy. How can I start my pratice for myself?

  5. Can any one come out of bad situation of life thorough reki or can we give some one reki who has cheated with us please reply

  6. Hi Pamela, I just wanted to say thank you for the resources and for the beautiful patience, compassion and love you clearly demonstrate in dealing with the many comments you receive. Especially those from people whose journeys haven’t yet progressed far enough for them to actually read all of the other comments first before asking the same thing again and again.
    You are a wonderful role model.
    Regards
    Lorien

  7. I have doubt, me and my boyfriend were in healthy relationship. But now he is appearing for one of the toughest exams in the country and hence both of us are facing friction. There is completely no communication between us. I wish to heal this relationship and help achieve the goal together. Even I am appearing for the same exam but I am junior to him. Could you please guide me about the same.

  8. Hi, I just completed my levels 1 & 2 yesterday in a 2 day course and I have so many questions! I took the course just for my own benefit, so that I could do daily self treatments. My instructor recommended a 3 min daily morning treatment. Will this really be valuable? And she didn’t talk about drawing the symbols on your palms before treating yourself, is that not necessary? I feel lost…I don’t know where to start. And everyone said I’d feel reiki flow from my hands as soon as I received my attunememt, but I still don’t. So I’m discouraged. Do you have any suggestions for me?

  9. THANKS FOR ALL YOU ADVICE AND TEACHINGS….THIS DAILY REIKI PRACTICE MAKE HUGHE DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE…..THANKS AGAIN

  10. I have been practicing daily Reiki treatment for 5 years.
    I was diagnosed with reactionary asthma in my early thirties and I no longer need to use any of my prescribed inhalers, they’ve been trashed (or in my house recycled)! I rarely experience symptoms of asthma and when I do Reiki I place my hands over my chest as needed. Also, in the last five years I have reduced my meat consumption. I am off most meats with exception of cold water fish and I love collards and kale!! Hello to clean eating!
    Lately, I have been reducing and eliminating my exposure to chemicals, preservatives and petroleum in my personal care products. I have been making my own!
    I have learned to use natural and herbal remedies that work to treat and support me and families immune system when illness and imbalances show up in our in our bodies. We rarely have colds and when we do they are shorter and less servere. We haven’t seen the flu in a number of years! I balance my hormones by using vitex tincture, it has been very effective! Shortly after discovering Reiki, I started a dedicated yoga practice.
    My daily Reiki practice completely relaxes me and supports me in life affirming decision and choices!!

  11. I have been practicing Reiki (along with other healing techniques) for the past ten years. I give myself a daily treatment going to bed in the evening. I also, send distant healing as part of my meditation practice. Sometimes loved ones seem to have drama, especially if something physical is going on…(healing crises?) My question is, Is it best to stop sending Reiki for awhile until the energy can process. Sometimes, my intuition says to hold off, or could that be fear/guilt? I know it is always for the highest good but just wondering your thoughts?

  12. Can I do a complete self reiki treatment while watching television or does it need to be a dedicated hour away by itself? I’d like to get back to doing my full treatments again but evening is the only time which suits me really

  13. I am feel more Reiki at sleep and enjoys melting points of boundaries of Universe and me! I start by Reiki at bed as it gives the kick the whole day long and repeat at intervals thought necessary.Thank You Pamela and Thank You Reiki.

  14. Thankyou Pamela for getting back to me I am from Mansfield nottinghamshire so going to have a look through your links

  15. So im pretty new to this would love some guidance totally confused with the whole reiki thing.

    Background – I have chronic liver disease after having had a Liver Transplant in 2006, followed by lots of on going complications still to this day. I suffer badly with anxiety and depression. M health is very up and down pain is an on-going thing im constantly on meds meds and more meds.

    I had reiki done at a spa a couple of years ago and still not stopped thinking about it (never believing in anything like this, I thought i might as well try it). Afterwoods I literally was “speechless” I physically couldn’t speak for hours after. I instantly felt better and felt i was able to turn OFF from everything, relived, my worries had gone and I felt i could carry on and battle anything.

    Through constant battling over 2 years now I feel I need reiki back in my life my family felt the benefits I had changed.

    This is where I come to you all for help Please.

    Because I am new to this I cannot get my head around the energy used and how your mind powers this energy (proberly way over thinking but i do that too !)

    there is not alot of people round me that do it and they charge huge amounts of money and i really can’t afford it (£100+ for a spa day and then at least £60 for a treatment)!!

    Is there any books/dvds/videos/cds anything that i could use ?

  16. Hi
    I have got 1st degree Reiki power from one of the Reiki Master from USA in 2008. I practiced it regularly and was doing self-treatment everyday. But since 2011 i couldn’t do it as i got married then kids and things have got changed. But now i want to practice it again.
    Is it possible to bring Reiki energy back again in my palms without the help pf my Master?

  17. Thanks for reply Pamela.
    I am really inspired to to practice hands-on self Reiki treatment every day and will do definitely. Could you please suggest how much time I have to spend for each point and when to draw symbols,,do you we need to draw for each point.?
    Sorry for my ignorance.
    Thank you.

  18. I want to loose weight ,and I m attuned to reiki level 3.
    Can you give me some suggestions .
    Thanks

  19. i am 17 yrs old from India and i am little bit weak in studies and i wanna increase my concentration via the healing techniques of Reiki….Please tell me how to learn Reiki….Thank you….:)

  20. I practice Reiki, usually, every night in bed. Sometimes I fall asleep before I’m through. It is hard to describe the feeling one gets waking in the morning knowing one fell asleep to the Energy of Reiki.

  21. hi pamela
    i hv learnt two stages of reiki. i would like to ask how much time should i practise for self reiki

  22. Can you please send me the detailed steps on how to put myself in prism an protect myself?

  23. Actually i have got migraine. i feel very weak and dizzy also. When i get my mense it is even worst. i have done 2nd Degree reiki but can you guide me exactly how should i proceed to treat myself. Thank You so much….Always grateful.

  24. Have you seen success treating Sleep Apnea with Reiki? How do I find a qualified practitioner that knows how to do this and help me help myself?Thank you.

  25. Listening to a friend talking about how his daughter is dealing with her cancer let me feeling that, even though I could be of help with Reiki, I´m not ready (or so I think) since my practice hasn´t been that consistent. So I made it my intention to practice daily, for me and for others (if needed). Also, at the same time I came to know and read Pamela´s book and it has re-started something inside that I want to continue developing.

    Thank you so much!.
    Alejandro.

  26. Thank you so much for this blog
    I started the same day it has been amazing since then,I have been going through a lot of pain since November of 2010(I had ACL reconstruction ) am still going to physical therapy it’s like I m falling apart mentally physically and emotionally,I m 29 and have a 4 yr old daughter she has sooo much energy I couldnt keep up with her but last few days I have been feeling a bit like myself before 2010 and I hope I keep it up every single day I can’t wait till I can help my husband he has hypothyroidism.
    Thank you
    Trupti

  27. I was first attuned to Reiki in 2000 and i practiced for about 2 years (i was living in india then) Then i moved to the U S and due reasons i was not able to practice since then but now i would like to start again I was wondering do i need to take a class again i live in a small town there is no classes available
    this blog is very helpful i have been researching a lot and i found this to be very helpful
    if you can help i am very grateful
    thank you !!!!1

  28. I find all this to be very interesting. I have used self healing for years with my hands and my mind (secretly)but didn’t realize there was so much depth to this. I’m also physic , are these connected? Thank you 🙂

  29. I have just finished my second attunement and cannot believe theavenues that opened up’ I thought the symblos would be tough , but when you really want this, it is simple. The meditation and self healing is the most gratifying to me. I set aside evening when I know calls are eneded and put on my Indian Flute CD which is broken up into 3-5 minutes “songs” that make it easier to remember moving your hands.

  30. I do self reiki daily first in the morning when I am in the shower I find it a relaxing way to wake up and I have this cleansed sensation from the shower. I also like to do reiki at night when I first go to bed. I feel this is a great begining and ending to each day.

  31. Thanks for the note Pamela. Yes, I have a daily self-treatment practice since the day of my level one attunement in December 2009. I like the description of your morning practice; however, my practice time has been at bedtime, just before I fall asleep. It feels to me like I rebalance after the day’s activities and then sleep with my focus being inward rather than on what happened during the day. I have self-treated everyday at least this once and an additional treatment if I’m feeling run-down or upset

  32. My husband has obstructive sleep apnea, he exercises regularly but has adisturbed sleep pattern, and takes a sleep pill every day. I’m sure reiki can help. Which would be the best hand positions for treating him. Thanks.

  33. hi! I a have done reiki upto level 3. at present i have essential tremors in my left hand. what positions would help me for this? thx n rgds
    ~blossom

  34. I have found that my hands move into place as my eyes open in the morning. But Sunday afternoons is my time for total focus on self treatment and meditation. I turn off the phones, put on some really nice music, light a candle then begin. Meditation takes on a whole new level for me after a self treatment of Reiki, it’s a fantastic way to start my week!

  35. I say the 5 precepts first in Japanese and then in English with each hand position. I also include 3 hand positions of the back…the upper back, waist and my bottom. It ends up to be about 20 plus minutes every morning.

  36. Hi everyone, Reiki has been for me a Divine tool for us in the Earth in order to share between each other the love…after i stop for personal reasons my self treatment and Reiki for a while, i restart 2 weeks ago bcoz i was feeling too much anxiety and deep movements due the time im passing for and Thanks God i restarted to use Reiki and now i feel good again, my reactions are much different to all this im living and well, the best part, i restart to offer Reiki and its funny when your essence needs to serve, all the paths and things fall into the perfect balance to put yourself in the path again…Hope everyone of us could be able from wherever we are, to offer Reiki and service to us and to others bcoz after all we are all same and its time to do something for each other…in my case its through Reiki and im very thankfull for that.
    Greetings to everyone, God bless you all…

  37. Hello! I am a third-level reiki student and I love it!! I have learned to send reiki throough the distance and try to make it a point to send it to loved ones at least five times a week. However, I recently found out that I have macular degeneration. What positions do you suggest in order to focus on my eyesight as I have extreme myopia and I am very young to have macular degeneration. Thank you!!!

  38. Since I have practiced Reiki daily, I have noticed a profound difference in use on others as well as myself. The Reiki seems to be intensified when used on others and I am more aware of the guidance I am receiving for hand placement. I experience this on myself as well. I guess the old saying–The more you practice the better you become — is actually the truth. I usually do Reiki on myself when I go to bed at night. It is the most quiet time and what a peaceful way to fall asleep.

  39. My Reiki master, Claudia, taught and emphasized daily self-practice and it has stayed with me since my first class 4 years ago. I often do it just before falling asleep or just before getting out of bed in the morning (10-15 min.), but frequently add minutes in the car (one hand on the wheel, one hand on the chest) or other times during the day. Once the habit is established, it’s part of your life, like brushing your teeth! It’s the been the biggest help to me with occasional insomnia (ie: after the death of my mother and during other stressful events), but a comforting additional to regular everyday life. I believe it would strengthen anyone’s connection to Reiki who is not currently a daily self-practitioner.

  40. I do a short self practice every day with my morning coffee. I combine it with other practices including a short meditation. Without fail, my day seems more peaceful and I experience that quiet intagible peace internally, also.

  41. Since beginning daily self treatment, which is wholly due to Pamela’s influence, I have developed a much greater relationship with Reiki. I experience more clarity and peace on a daily basis. It is now something that will forever be a part of each day for me. I have been encouraging other Reiki practitioners to do daily self treatment but will put more emphasis on that going forward! ~ Elizabeth

  42. I am regretably sorry to admit Reike is not a daily practice and I can still hear your words of the importance it makes in may life. Comments from last visit here in Md.

    I will post my reike practice on my shower door and commit to tdhe dailyh pracctice. Thank you for the reminder I do practice Reike with my massage clients ….and always get that ahaa what was that! response.

    Thank you for the reminder and updates. Barbara

  43. I’ve been practicing daily self-Reiki since I was initiated two years ago. I do mine at bedtime as I find the experience helps me to go into a deeper, restful sleep. I follow your 8 positions and listen to my crystal bowls CD. There have been a few occassions where I have given myself Reike twice in one day; helps ground me and reduce the stress.

  44. I self treat every night as I fall to sleep, not a full treatment. I am always up early to meditate, so I will commit to giving myself a full treatment in the mornings. I will be interested to see how this will effect my day.
    Thanks Pam

  45. Pamela,
    Practicing daily, thank you for teaching it. It has made a big change in my general well being. Nothing dramatic, just feeling so much better overall on many levels. What made me do it, deciding for a discipline or the improved feeling from self treatments, I do not know. I guess a bit of both. Now I just want to deepen my understanding of Reiki, never believed how multifaceted it is.

  46. Hi Pam,
    Yes, I practice Reiki self treatment daily, and I really look forward to each treatment.
    It really helps me to get going each day. I find that I am becoming more and more comfortable and confident with each client treatment.

    I would like to know if reiki energy increases with daily self treatments, or should I have another attunement to increase my reiki energy?

  47. I have been a Reiki Master Teacher for three years now. I preach, preach, preach daily self-treatments for students after an attunement. To the friends and family I’ve attuned, I’m quick to recommend it when they are going through a tough time.

    Finally, at the first of this year, I began taking my own advice. The results have been phenomenal. Frustration, dis-ease and dis-satisfaction had crept into several areas of my life. After purchasing a beautiful, dynamic and rare specimen of green citrine, I was moved to begin daily Reiki.

    The results…PHenomenal!!! Peace, joy, and most importantly, satisfaction returned. My full-time work is as a high school teacher. Joy returned to the classroom. I feel like I did when I first entered the profession and saw my students as eager, capable and fun rather than resigned, uninterested and frustratingly disconnected from school. The shift has been real. And it started here with me. It started with being balanced. Daily Reiki is the key to living the Usui five principals with ease.

  48. Wow, Pamela and everyone who has left a blog>YOU ARE ALL such an inspiration to me. Discipline is not my middle name so I have to really stay focused some days and Reiki helps get me going in that direction. I am still new to Reiki(about a year);reading others experience encourages me back to daily practice and commitment. My Gratitude goes out to those who walked this path before me to bring this practice to us and those that walk this path daily which helps build strength and fearlessness to myself and anyone else similar to me;who has fearful moments that can lead to confusion and pain for me and others,in any given moment. Reiki & meditation cut thru that illusion of self centeredness! Thank you, Namaste

  49. I practice Tai Chi daily and since taking a course with you I have added a self-Reiki treatment. It seems to have helped my sinuses and has given me an increased feeling of well being. I have also begun to sucessfully treat other people on a voluntary basis and if everything goes well will start a Reiki practice in March of 2011. Thanks again for your encouragement.

  50. I try and do a self-treatment on a regular basis and I find that when I do take the time to do a full self treatment-my night sleep is restful.

    However when I do the self treatment (which usually happens in the afternoon after I get back from work) , I find myself dozing off mid-way-especially when my hand positions are at the solar plexus region. Should I be concered about this.

  51. Daily self treatment for me is usually just before rising or as I lay down for the night. It washes away the cares and troubles of the day and sets my mind at peace instead of the constant circling of thought. Though I do the hand placements differently, usually one on my forehead and the other on my lower abdomen. Then after a bit I switch to upper chest and upper abdomen, if I make it that far without falling asleep. I always thank those close to me (spirit guides and my Reiki masters in spirit).
    I am saddened when I meet a new Level one and they haven’t been given the knowledge to do a daily self treatment. A major failure on the part of the teacher I feel. They have said that “My teacher stated, I’m so in-tuned that I don’t need to do a daily self treatment.” I just raise my eyes to heaven and then delicately as possible give them all the good reasons for doing a daily self treatment.

  52. I am hooked on daily self treatment! Why? Because it is the most comforting and grounding support system I have ever experienced. Reiki self practice is a simple, pure haven amidst inevitable life challenges and chaos.

    I’m obsessive by nature, I think, so having a healthy “must do” is pretty terrific. I’m very happy that I’m hooked on daily self treatment. Reiki has helped me “un-hook” from destructive obsessive behavior like eating a bag of chocolate to deal with stress and then starving myself mercilessly to make up for the damage. Maybe that seems like a superficial benefit but it is a real change I can put words around…so many of the benefits I experience from Reiki are subtle and gradual and not so quantifiable, you know?

    I feel that Reiki supports all areas of my well being and it has taught me to trust patience.

  53. Dear Pamela – I have been practicing daily Reiki since I was initiated into 1st degree – almost two years ago now. I experience the release of toxins, an improved feeling of physical and emotional health, and a strengthening of my spirituality. Every time I have thoughts about how awesome is this great gift, which I believe is from God.
    I was initiated into second degree nine months ago and several mornings a week I am Reiki to family members. Like you, I practice my Reiki shortly after I wake up, which is usually very early. Thank you for your support and encouragement and your wonderful website. Blessings, Betty Gale

  54. I too have seen the light of daily self-treatments. I met you Pamela, in Columbia, MD last year and was very inspired by you and other practitioners that I have met.For me, since learning Reiki in 2004- it is ever changing and evolving my life to better myself, so I may help others with my gift of Reiki.

    I do my self treatments in the morning, usually waking half hour early. I do the 8 positions you mentioned (sometimes I like treating the crown, it feels so good). I usually begin by reciting the precepts and a personal invocation, draw my symbols on my palms and I’m ready to go. I always end my treatment by sending distant healing to
    friends, family and anyone who might like to receive Reiki. Keeping it simple works for me. This is what works for me. I’m very grateful to have Reiki in my life.

  55. I practice self-Reiki every day and have since I was first attuned 14 years ago.

    As a Reiki teacher/mentor, I coach and encourage practitioners to give themselves the gift of a Reiki session daily as well; it is true that we don’t always FEEL something or NOTICE a change immediately. Over time we realize that it is not necessary to ‘pull up the seed’ to see if it’s germinating; this beautiful healing energy works on so many levels it would be impossible to keep track of what happens when!

    I finish my day and fall to sleep giving myself Reiki and focusing on gratitude.

  56. When I began teaching, I started to do Reiki on myself every day so that I would feel like I was practicing what I encourage in others. For several years I’ve done Reiki on myself every morning before I get up; if I rarely have to bound out of bed without Reiki, I don’t feel a sense-of well being and balance.
    Glad to hear that Mrs. Takata didn’t teach the Hui Nin – I found references to this in my reading and research and felt like this was not passed down as it should have been. I’m all for the simplicity!

  57. Many mornings before I get out of bed I do self-Reiki for a few minutes, ususally on my abdomen and chest. ( If I skip it, it’s usually because I have to go to the bathroom, and once I’m up, I do other energy work and some yoga)

  58. Thank you both – all help and feedback is welcome 🙂

  59. Thanks so much Pamela,
    I learnt the Usui form of Reiki, and my Reiki Master also counts Phyllis Furumoto and Mrs Takata in her lineage. I realise, on reading back, that it was another person’s comment here that talked about 15-20 minutes. I will try using only the hand placements that you mention, and see how I go. I will also stop worrying ( ‘Just for today, do not worry’!!) about the Hui Yin point – maybe that was my Reiki Master’s own addition.
    I was gifted my Level One Reiki training by a great friend, and she also bought me your book for my birthday – I love it, and keep coming back to it. Will have to look at the Appendix today. Thanks you so much for not only writing the book, but for this website. It keeps me on the right track 🙂
    Honor

  60. Yes, I try to give myself one or two Reiki treatmens every day. One in the morning when I wake up, and one just before sleeping. It gets me more balanced during the day and peacefull for the night. Thanks for your support Pamela.

  61. Thanks for putting it out there – Every Day.
    First thing in the morning before moving out of bed, Last thing at night before sleep. Sometimes the feeling is almost ceremonial, but it is always soothing, even when very tired. The feeling of connection with the world and things greater than self has grown over time, significant disease healed, heart healed, lifelong phobias disappeared -not from “working on them” as Issues to be healed, one day, facing a situation which before would have me screaming in fear – it just was not there. And then something wonderful happened! Each morning now is filled with such joy I could leap out of bed and dance! Sometimes I do. From Groucho to Barishnikov – Thank you Reiki.

  62. I woke up this morning with a resolve to start practising Self-Reiki every day ( I do plenty of distant reiki and one-on-one, but never seem to find the time to give it to myself…) What was the first email in my Inbox? Yours!! It feels like a big affirmation from my Higher Self/the Universe/my Guides – whatever you want to call it 🙂

    One thing that I have found difficult is trying to fit in an hour’s self treatment, because I have been doing the hand placements on my back ( with great difficulty and discomfort ) as well as the foot placements as well as the placements you list. I can feel an agitation in myself at how long it is taking. I realise that giving that time to myself is my lesson, but was surprised to see that you talk about it only taking 15-20 minutes. Could you clarify this for me? I also find it very hard to keep contracting the Hui Yin point – I find that I am concentrating so hard on that that I can’t just drift into the depth of peace of Reiki. I understand that when I do my Reiki Master Level 3B (the level that will enable me to pass on the attunements to others ) the Hui Yin has to be contracted right the way through the whole process…Help!

  63. Thank you so much for reinforcing this call to action. Since my first attunement in 2000, I have had the opportunity to study many different protocols. What has been especially helpful to me is to have this simple beautiful process, self-healing Reiki, as my ground zero, the place from which all other modalities can be evaluated and included in my personal practice, and my Practice with others. The self healing Reiki and the clarity it brings because of my familiarity with the process on a regular basis allows me to integrate other healing practices with greater integrety. When working on others, I’m often called to use other protocols, but there have been times when I question a process, I’m lead, then, to my Reiki protocol where everything fall in place because the deep knowing that has arisen from my own daily practice. For this I am grateful. For this site, Pamela, I am grateful. Blessings, Carol

  64. thanks all u to share your experiences, from now i will practicing it n let u inform with my experience, love u all

  65. Thanks. With practice, I’ve found a peaceful center inside myself that I can visit daily. Even if in daily life I lose that connection, it is becoming easier to find it again. I can tune in to what I want in a situation without having to poll friends and family. My relationships have improved. And I am so much happier!

  66. Before I learned to practice Reiki self treatments every day, I had a hard time relaxing. It was my doctor who gave me Pamela’s name. It has been a year and a half now of daily treatments and the texture of my life has changed and is still changing. And in two weeks I start yoga teacher training! It is inspiring to read how Reiki practice has lit up the lives of other people on this board. Thank you.

  67. I have been practicing reiki self-care every evening since early November. I follow the hand placements that you suggested Pamela and take my time to turn inward and allow the gifts of reiki to wash over me. The benefits have been overwhelming and have extended into in all areas of my life… There have been profound changes in my over sense of well-being and I feel so much more comfortable in my relationships.. I like to say its as if years of therapy are finally “kicking in”…. I am at ease and simply put I am happy… I feel empowered!! I am so thankful and cannot imagine a day without Reiki.

  68. I’ve been practicing the Reiki self-care treatment regularly in the mornings before my yoga/meditation/pranayama practice for the past 6 months. I been following Pamela’s sequence for 5 minutes on each area and notice a profound difference in my consciousness. I feel more balanced, present, compassionate and content. I feel a deeper connection to my body and notice the different sensations when I place my hands in different areas, which slightly shifts everyday. It’s a magical discovery everyday during the reiki self-care practice. For me, it’s a powerful practice for enhanced health and spiritual growth. So far, in 2011 I haven’t missed a day and made the commitment for DAILY self-care.

    Thank you for sharing your gift.

  69. Hi pamela, I do reiki on myself everyday I end the day with reiki and start my day with reiki. I also do reiki on myself when I am showering (seems like a cleansing time to me). I discovered reiki about five years ago or should I say reiki found me (completely another story in its self). It has been my inspiration and my life safer, I live with crohn’s disease, arthritis and migraine headaches. My crohn’s is under control, I live with less pain in my joints and most of all my migraines are very few compared to them daily at one time. I have given and shared reiki and inspired others into knowledge to help control pain without all the meds. I have met many wonderful people thru the gift of reiki. It has changed me emotionally and physically for the better. I love the reiki principles and what they stand for. Reiki is the sunshine in my life. Melody

 

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Reiki, Medicine & Self-Care with Pamela Miles

During my interview for The Daily Beast article on Reiki for kids, the journalist asked, “What kind of parent is interested in Reiki for kids?”

She was wondering if this were a New York City phenomenon.

“What kind of parent is interested in Reiki for kids?” I parroted back to her. “Every parent who has had a positive Reiki experience.”

And even parents with no Reiki experience often attend my First degree Reiki classes hoping they can help their children.

Why Reiki for kids?

Parents seek Reiki for kids for many different reasons. Some parents want to relieve their kids’ anxiety. Others seek to improve their children’s behavior and focus. And sometimes parents need to support their children as they address a serious medical diagnosis.

Reiki practice can help in all those situations, and many others.

How can that be? Because it doesn’t address the symptom, behavior or medical condition directly the way conventional medicine does.

Instead, Reiki practice gently encourages the child’s system to find its unique balance from within. As the child’s system becomes more balanced, his or her self-healing mechanisms engage and function optimally.

In that way, by supporting balance from within, Reiki practice supports the child’s overall well-being.

Arranging Reiki for kids

The most seamless way to introduce Reiki practice, especially a young child, is for you, the parent or caregiver, to learn First degree Reiki practice and practice on yourself everyday.

Please consider this, one of my most repeated sentences: the care of the child (family, patient, fill in the blank) begins with the care of the caregiver. Another way of expressing that is the wisdom we occasionally see on t-shirts:  “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

Seriously, anchoring yourself in your well-being every day — many times a day if needed — has a direct and profound affect on your child’s well-being. And as time allows, you can also practice Reiki on child (make sure you learn how in your Reiki training).

Or do you have a friend who practices Reiki? Is your child comfortable with that person?

If you take your child to a Reiki professional, be sure to thoroughly investigate that person’s qualifications. People doesn’t realize that Reiki certificates don’t guarantee any level or depth of training. Practitioners can get training online and decide that’s enough to be a professional (it isn’t). Or they can make their own certificates.

Professional Reiki for kids

Read the Reiki professional’s website carefully and thoroughly to get details of her training and experience. Don’t be shy to grill him on any details that are unclear. A Reiki practitioner who balks at your questioning is not one to trust with your child. A qualified Reiki professional will appreciate your concern and respond with relevant facts so you can make your own informed choice. And if she doesn’t, look elsewhere.

The most important question to ask a Reiki practitioner is whether he or she practices daily self Reiki. Daily, as in every day.

You only want to entrust your child (and yourself) to a professional who values Reiki practice enough to rely on it to support her own happiness and health.

No class or certificate can replace the understanding that develops as we practice hands-on self Reiki every day over time. Ideally the professional will also receive treatment from other Reiki practitioners. That helps professionals be more sensitive to the needs of clients, and to appreciate the profound inner support that unfolds in response to Reiki practice.

That’s such an important and overlooked point that it bears restating. Reiki professionals cannot appreciate how profoundly this gentle practice can support your child’s system in finding its own unique balance unless they have a strong foundation of daily self Reiki. Without that foundation, they are more likely to be intrusive and even judgmental.

Keep in mind that unlike other spiritual healthcare professionals, Reiki practitioners rarely have training in ethics and clinical arts.

Teaching Reiki for kids

Kids who are old enough to choose to learn to practice Reiki are probably old enough to learn to practice. It’s important that it’s not just something their parents want, but something they want.

Depending on his age and temperament, Your child might be able to join an adult class. If not, ask about children’s training. I have also trained families.

Reiki for children is not one-size-fits-all. Find a teacher who understands that, who offers you guidance and options until you find a good fit for you and your child.

Do you and your child already practice Reiki, or has your child benefited from Reiki treatment? Please share your story in a comment below to inspire others.

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The best way to Practice Reiki Self-Treatment

I Adore Myself ReikiIt’s simple to focus on big decisions, and the way they altered the course of your existence, however the enormous choices we make in daily life are established by our each day selections.

Mahatma Gandhi encouraged getting the modify we wish to see on this planet. Day by day Reiki self-practice would be the simplest way I’ve identified to engage that transformation.

There are as lots of tips on how to practice Reiki self-treatment as there are actually Reiki practitioners, and the very best solution to practice is plainly the way in which you really will practice.

That mentioned, in case you don’t possess a protocol, right here certainly is the 1 I use, and a few pointers to help you preserve training for existence.

Reiki self treatment protocol
I’ve practiced every day Reiki self-treatment considering the fact that I very first learned to practice in 1986. To provide myself a total Reiki self-treatment, I spot my hands on these regions of my entire body, within this purchase:

•    Crown of head
•    Face
•    Throat
•    Back of head
•    Upper chest
•    Lower ribs
•    Navel
•    Lower abdomen.
I lie on my side together with the pillow doubled in excess of for the 1st three placements, choosing it even more relaxed when my head is somewhat elevated, and roll onto my back for your rest.

My practice time is when I awaken within the morning, just before opening my eyes. My hands linger at every single placement as feels right. My awareness is current with my practice, observing my breath and whatever sensations happen as I savor the practical experience of Reiki essence. Regularly, I am drawn deeply inside, surfacing only to replace my hands. I linger in the finish to contemplate the working experience.

That operates well for me, but it’s necessary you organize your practice so it will work to suit your needs.

One example is, you may want the framework of obtaining intervals timed to suit your needs, especially should you are just starting to practice. If so, look at employing a chime timer that emits sweet tones to remind you to move your hands and let you know when your session ends (the sound of the kitchen timer is substantially too harsh). You will find Reiki timer apps accessible for your mobile phone.

I inspire you to work with a protocol. This provides your hands a habit to follow without needing to give it some thought, leaving your awareness open to love your practice. And you should definitely support your self in a at ease place so you’re able to overlook about the body and simply just be with your practice. (In case you have issues concerning the placements over, you will find illustrations on the back of my book, REIKI: A Extensive Guide.)

Really don’t be random along with your practice. Decide a time of day that’s easiest to suit your needs, and really don’t let that time go by devoid of putting your Reiki hands on your self.

Needless to say there are going to be days once you will not finish the many placements. Self practice for 30-40 minutes would seem to get a great range for many persons, many of the time, but you want to be flexible and responsive to your desires on any provided day. Keep in mind Hawayo Takata’s* encouragement – just a little Reiki practice is much better than none. When existence imposes in your practice time, as often takes place, do everything you can that day to retain the rhythm of one’s day-to-day self-care, and return towards the complete protocol the following day.

You could possibly prefer to stick to Mikao Usui’s** instance and recite the Reiki Precepts as portion of your daily practice.

Even so you customize your practice, holding it straightforward usually means holding it doable: Practice, observe, contemplate, repeat.

It’s uncomplicated to target on large decisions, and just how they altered the course of one’s existence, but the huge choices we make in daily life are established by our everyday choices. Turned out to be the transform you desire to see on this planet (and within the consumers all over you); practice regular Reiki self-treatment.

What keeps you practicing every day? Please share your guidelines inside the comment segment below. And when you get started a daily practice, allow us know the benefits you notice.

Hawayo Takata and her Reiki master Chujiro Hayashi, a student of Usui, brought Reiki practice from Japan to your US during the late 1930s.
Mikao Usui started the practice which has come to get known as Reiki in Japan during the mid 1920s, and is the founder in the residing lineage of Reiki masters.

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Cancer Wellness & Reiki: Success Tips for Patients & Practitioners

One of my Reiki students’ enthusiasm and dedication to Reiki practice are contagious, and she carries the practice with grace and professionalism. I was organizing the Reiki Room and a talk for the Cancer Wellness Expo when she asked for mentoring how to introduce Reiki at her corporate workplace.

So even though she’d been practicing for barely six months, I invited her to offer Reiki chair treatment at the Cancer Wellness Expo. And she did!

The Cancer Wellness Expo was a huge success and the Reiki Room was too. Participants rated their Reiki experience high among many valuable offerings, and asked for more next time.

I wasn’t surprised. Reiki practice brings fast, tangible support, which is just what people addressing cancer need.

Feeling better matters

People start feeling better moments after a Reiki practitioner places hands lightly and mindfully on their head or torso. If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis, you know how challenging it can be to simply feel better.

Feeling better can be subtle but it’s unmistakable; you know when you feel even a little better.

Some people describe it as feeling lighter; others feel heavier or more grounded. The details of feeling better are different for different people, but no matter how you describe it — centered, calmer, relaxed, balanced, etc. — feeling better means your body’s ability to self-heal is stepping up.

That’s a good thing any time, and especially when facing a serious diagnosis such as cancer.

Reiki supports your medical treatment

If you’ve been given a cancer diagnosis, you’ve seen that it changes your life in more ways than you anticipated.

And in more ways than your oncologist can help you with.

Conventional cancer treatment addresses the disease, and remarkable strides have been made in cancer treatment during the decades I’ve collaborated in mainstream medicine as a lay Reiki professional.

But enlightened cancer care doesn’t stop with medical treatment; you need more support as you go through often arduous cancer protocols. Feeling better can even mean you’re able to complete your treatment protocols in optimal timing because your self-healing mechanisms are optimized, your body recovers faster. Feeling better means less stress hormones in your blood stream, which can just what you need to tip the scales in your favor.

Reiki supports on-going cancer wellness

Your need for support doesn’t stop when your medical treatment ends. Once you’ve completed your treatment, you might find yourself unexpectedly on the precipice of a psychospiritual abyss, as you face a future laced with uncertainty and fear of recurrence.

Again, Reiki practice can provide the subtle spiritual support that helps you feel better and heal better. When you feel better, besides a palpable sense of relief and steadiness, you start to function better, and you make better, more health-promoting choices.

Empowering your self care

You can receive Reiki treatment from a professional or from a friend who is Reiki-trained. Ask if Reiki treatment is offered at your cancer center. Some centers offer Reiki very publicly; others wait for the patient to ask.

But as lovely as it is to receive Reiki treatment from someone else (I share treatment weekly with friends), you don’t have to depend on others for Reiki treatment. Learn to practice Reiki for yourself and you’ll never again be alone and helpless with your pain and anxiety.

PLEASE NOTE: Choose your class carefully (here are some tips what to look for). There are no standards for Reiki training. Many classes don’t include enough practice experience so you leave the class confident enough to keep practicing.

Cancer wellness events can help you

Participating in events such as the Cancer Wellness Expo and the JCC Spa Day for Women with Cancer provide invaluable social and informational support to people addressing cancer.

Simply being in the community of other cancer fighters and thrivers is deeply nourishing. Truly.

People with social support heal better. Who understands better what you’re experiencing than others who are going through it themselves? You’ll experience a sense of being seen and known that you can’t find anywhere else.

Plus you’ll discover effective, innovative cancer supports at cancer wellness events, practices and products that don’t yet have mainstream visibility, and maybe never will. Many useful products are made by small companies started by other cancer thrivers. Small companies can’t compete with corporate giants for visibility.

Similarly, many valuable services are offered by individuals rather than corporate entities with big marketing budgets. Reiki practice is a good example. Most Reiki professionals are independent, not affiliated with any health center.

Recognized in cancer treatment, but hardly mainstream

A number of prestigious cancer treatment centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dana Farber/Harvard, M.D. Anderson, and Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center have offered Reiki treatment to patients, some of them for years.

Nonetheless, Reiki practice is not well known, not by the mainstream public and not in mainstream medicine. And some people who have heard of Reiki are uncomfortable with the presentation. The public doesn’t realize Reiki practice isn’t New Age.

I’ve worked for years to change that. As a lay Reiki master, I was part of a team that set up the first-ever hospital Reiki program at Beth Israel Medical Center in the mid 1990s, and I went on to create many hospital programs after that.

For more than a decade, I’ve offered my Reiki & Medicine Intensive to train Reiki professionals how to bring Reiki practice into mainstream medicine.

Tips to help patients get the Reiki word out

We will reduce so much suffering when more doctors and nurses, and the mainstream public, know about Reiki practice. You can help by sharing how Reiki treatment supports you with your friends and your doctors.

Please don’t do anything you feel might negatively impact your relationship with your medical team. You are your first priority. Don’t waste precious time with your doctor trying to make a point you know won’t land. Save your vitality for your healing.

That said, oncologists are increasingly open-minded about what helps support their patients. You know your doctor. If it’s comfortable, perhaps when your oncologist comments on how well you’re doing, you might hand her my peer-reviewed medical paper Reiki Support for Cancer Patients.

Another medical paper of interest is the study we did at Yale in which a 20-minute Reiki treatment improved heart rate variability (HRV) as much as beta-blockers. Your body heals more effectively when your HRV improves.

Peer-reviewed medical papers help doctors because they are written to high medical standards. Peer-reviewed medical papers communicate what doctors who practice evidence-based medicine need to know, in language that is meaningful to them.

Communication tips for Reiki practitioners

Success in any field starts with effective communication. People need to know in very practical terms how Reiki treatment can help.

But you didn’t learn how to effectively communicate Reiki practice in medicine or to the mainstream public in your Reiki training. No one does.

Some of the women who organized the Cancer Wellness Expo had experienced the benefits of Reiki practice while they were undergoing cancer treatment. They approached me to bring Reiki practice to their event.

That meant we didn’t have to “sell it.” If you think that sounds crass and commercial, please think about this: event organizers need to know the value Reiki treatment will bring their attendees. If you can’t communicate that value, your collaboration won’t get very far.

You’re not alone. Most Reiki professionals need help communicating about Reiki practice to the mainstream public and to medical professionals. Please don’t fault yourself, but if you want to help more people, take the time to improve your communication skills.

Whether you’re a Reiki newbie or a seasoned Reiki professional, I have tons of resources to help you improve your Reiki communication. Read What Is Medical Reiki Really and the other 120+ Communicating Reiki articles on my blog (totally free) and watch the (also totally free) What Is Medical Reiki training.

If you’re in a hurry, purchase my 4 Step Balance System for More Reiki Clients (the more clients you have, the more people you help) and/or the Intro to Medical Reiki recorded trainings. Or attend my in-person Reiki & Medicine Intensive (next one is November 30-December 2).

Making your Reiki & cancer wellness event a success!

There were many reasons why the Reiki room at the Cancer Wellness Expo was such a success. Here are a few things to keep in mind for your event.

Location location location

The location of our Reiki room at the Cancer Wellness Expo was perfect, accessible yet a little separate from the presentations and exhibitors.

Reach out to attendees

Don’t assume people will sign up on their own. Many people don’t know about Reiki; others have heard of it in ways that made them uncomfortable. Reach out to attendees in whatever way fits the event.

One Reiki practitioner arrived early and stationed herself near the door. As attendees arrived, she invited them to sign up for “a deeply relaxing experience.” She didn’t hide that it was a Reiki treatment but she just didn’t lead with the word Reiki. That strategy worked; we booked every treatment slot.

Schedule comfort into your schedule

Make a schedule that supports both the attendees and the Reiki practitioners. To do that, you need to be clear what you are offering and how to best support the event’s goals.

For example, we offer full table treatments at the JCC Spa Day. We designed the event to be a sweet cocoon of pampering and gentle education for women in active cancer treatment.

The Cancer Wellness Expo, however, is a very different environment, a busier schedule with many talks. We scheduled people for chair treatments every 20 minutes. That left enough time to welcome the clients, give them 10 minutes of hands-on practice, and let them sit a few minutes before returning to the main event. And the practitioners had time to stretch and get water between clients. We scheduled additional breaks for the practitioners during the 3-hour afternoon session.

Alignment is the foundation of a successful event

No matter the flavor of the event, it is vital that each practitioner is present with each client and allows the client ample space to have her own experience. This is not the time for Reiki propaganda. Nor should you give a psychic reading or impose your interpretations of a client’s experience.

Respect boundaries and honor the peacefulness of the client’s post-treatment state by staying quiet.

Even if you are paid, public events are community service; they are not the time to go deep with an individual client. Rather, you are creating a setting in which each client can have her own Reiki experience.

Stay aligned with the goal and ambience of any particular event, while being true to the practice. I’ve organized Reiki rooms in various settings, including Google and Unilever. If you let it, your Reiki room will have a heartfelt warmth to it even in a corporate event.

And be prepared to learn with each event. As the Reiki student mentioned in the opening wrote to me after the event, “Once a person is on the chair, the practice speaks for itself. One can see the difference from the moment they close their eyes before the treatment begins to the moment they open their eyes at the end.”

Bringing success to your Reiki event

The Reiki Professional Academy includes various recorded trainings for Reiki professionals, including 7 Steps to Successful Public Reiki Events.

Are you ready to step out in front of your community and bring Reiki treatment to people where they are? The Reiki Public Events training gives the structure and refinements needed to make your first public Reiki event successful.

Please remember, nothing supports your professional practice like daily self Reiki. Daily self practice is your most valuable teacher, and it is through daily self care that we Reiki practitioners can embody the change we are trying to create in the world. Sign up here for 30 days of free, short daily emails to support your daily self care.

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How do I find the right Reiki Master Teacher to attune me.

When you are ready to begin your Reiki journey, sometimes the process can seem a little daunting or even overwhelming, and there are certainly a lot of Teachers out there. We have put together a few tips to help you to find the right one for you at the current time. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your Reiki Master Teacher. It is important that you feel at ease with your Master, Reiki is all about energy, so feeling comfortable with the person who is going to guide you along your path is a must. “if you like my vibe, join my tribe”, trust your own feelings as energy doesn’t lie! We are more than happy to meet with you for a chat or treat you before you sign onto a training course with us. Class sizes – would you prefer a big class of 10 or more students, a smaller group or train on an individual basis? Reiki can be taught in many ways, so enquire – your Master will understand your preference. Our classes are small and friendly,  we also teach 1-2-1. Lineage – A Master Teacher should have their full Reiki Lineage and make this available on request. Please visit the Rainbow Wings website for Jo’s full Lineage. Experience – Not all Master Teachers have been teaching for years, and those that have may not have continued to develop their knowledge since their original training. We have been teaching since 2007, and we have continued to explore energy healing ever since. Please visit the website for full information of all the healing modalities that we offer. Why fees vary – Here at Rainbow Wings Academy we don’t believe in undercutting or overcharging, we aim to keep our rates competitive with other training providers. For some Masters, Reiki Training is their full-time occupation, while others are already in full-time employment. Some Masters work from a spare room within their home, while others have to pay room hire and travel expenses. Rainbow Wings train from various venues and also offer online training. Yes money is an important factor, however it is not always the most important one. Rainbow Wings Wings will offer a payment plan to help you. Reiki training can be so profound and life changing that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Rainbow Wings will invite you back for a half day workshop approximately 4 weeks after training, and we are always available to contact via email or phone to answer any queries that might crop up. Sometimes we come across students that have taken Reiki with another Master and for whatever reason are not able to get the most out of their Reiki, Rainbow Wings Academy understand that students will sometimes train with various Masters to complete their Reiki Journey. This is perfectly acceptable, as your energy changes, occasionally so must your Master. Rainbow Wings offer Refresher courses. Rainbow Wings Academy teach Usui Reiki, Angel Reiki, Lightarian Reiki , and Reiki Kids. Enjoy your Reiki Journey, which ever path you take, please respect Mikao Usui ‘s teachings and always remember the importance of the Universal Law and Energy Exchange

Important Information About Reiki -How To Exit The Matrix

By Michelle Walling, CHLC
Editor, Howtoexitthematrix.com

One of the first things a person wants to do after their awakening is to begin to serve others. Many of the awakened people on the planet are natural healers and learn a method of energy manipulation called Reiki. While this form of healing can be powerful, it can also be detrimental to the recipient if the healer is not on the level of understanding and guidance of a higher level.

Reiki is a form of energy healing where the “universal energy” is passed through the hands of the healer to the recipient. The main benefit of such energy seems to be receiving energy when energy is lacking to a specific area. The only reason one would need to receive universal energy from another is if they have not remembered how to connect to the source of universal energy within themselves, usually due to low vibration energy blocks. It is human nature to want to help another feel better so that they can perhaps then be able to move forward and connect to their own energetic force.

In order for safe Reiki to be administered, there are a few things you should consider before either giving or receiving Reiki.

First, the Reiki healer should be able to either see the recipient’s energy field or be completely guided by their higher self or healing team. How is it possible for someone to be able to give the correct frequency of energy to the right area if one cannot “see” the energy field? It could be detrimental to the recipient to have too much energy in one place. Very rarely, individuals serve as vessels for teams of higher beings to work through and they simply move their consciousness out of the way and let the teams take control of the physical body and perform the healing. These types of healers will stand out in the alternative community as miracle workers and thus will have a proven track record. Otherwise, be wary of someone who simply becomes certified to give energy but has no way to gauge where it needs to go or what frequency or color it needs to be.

Second, the Reiki healer needs to have done healing and clearing on themselves. If a person does not know their Reiki healer well, they have no idea of who or what is in their energy field. Until hitchhikers, astral beings, and fear are dissipated by a person themselves, they should not be trying to heal another person. It is not a good idea to receive Reiki from someone who is just in the beginning phases of their own healing and awakening process. Otherwise, energy healers can inadvertently pass these energies or entities around like a ghostly virus.

Third, if a person is a hands on healer, they need to be clearing any negative energy from themselves before laying their hands on another person. Until protocols of protection are learned, a Reiki healer should not touch another person, especially if they are an open empath. Of course, that is how many people get healed and it is a wonderful thing for a person to get healed by someone when they couldn’t clear the energy blockage themselves. But this is hard on the healer to take on the energy and then to have to take the time and energy to clear themselves. Sometimes the healer gets too overwhelmed with energy that they have inadvertently taken on and they can get sick or “burned out” as the body gets fried.

Fourth, as we are moving closer and closer to connecting with a greater consciousness and self healing understanding, it is not a good idea to continue enabling a person to rely on others to give them energy. All souled humans have the ability to remove the blockages that re-establish the connection to the same universal source. That is the real goal of someone who is on the ascension path, and one who continually seeks that energy outside of themselves is bypassing the work themselves will continue to struggle until they begin the path of self healing.

While it is noble to want to be in service to others as a healer, it could also be harming others more than helping if the above topics are not considered. The very best way a person can help another is to work on themselves first. Some people take a fast track and can work on their issues within a year and some take decades.  There comes a time in a truly balanced and healed individual where they catapult themselves into a higher timeline. Only then are they truly connected with their higher self and guides who tell them exactly what their mission is. If that mission happens to be healing, the protocol and method for doing that healing will be shown to them and the healing guides will always be there to assist on every session. This is the kind of Reiki healer one would want to be, and this is the kind of healing that one would want to receive.

In summary, the very best Reiki healers are “seers”, people who have a direct connection or open telephone line to their healing guides, or people that know how to step out of the way and let their healing guides work through their body. If you have recently received Reiki healing from someone and you got sick or feel worse from that session, try clearing by taking a sea salt bath and calling on your own healing team to remove any energies you may have picked up. Grounding with Earth and imagining that all that is not yours be pushed out of you feet into into the planet for transmutation is also another good method. Ultimately we all end up making a few mistakes on our journey so that we realize how to heal ourselves.

As we continue to collectively raise our consciousness and understanding of frequencies and energy, it is important to be refine each area in the metaphysical and spiritual arena. We have to become more aware and responsible for our own actions, where we are placing our energy, and what energies we are taking on from others. Clearing and healing yourself automatically affects everyone who is connected to you or that comes into your energy field. This has proven to be the most effective and accelerated way to help others collective ascend in frequency. While Reiki should not be necessarily ruled out in the higher consciousness protocols, the understanding and mastering of energy postulates that we can shift energy on a quantum level through association rather than a physical level.

About the authorMichelle Walling is a Holistic Life Coach specializing in Starseed support, and is a transformational public speaker, writer, webmaster, and radio show host. Her websites are michellewalling.comHowtoexitthematrix.comCosmicstarseeds.com, and Cosmicawakeningshow.com. Michelle’s personal Facebook page can be found HERE, where you can follow for updated posts on all of her websites. Subscribe to Michelle’s YouTube channel HERE. You can show your support for Michelle’s work by becoming a Patreon Member for only $8.88 per month and receive access to member only recordings. Click HERE for Michelle’s Patreon page. Click HERE to book a session with Michelle.

Awakening to Reiki Abuse – Reiki, Medicine & Self-Care with Pamela Miles

Reiki abuse. It’s something no one wants to talk about until it’s too late. Let’s change that.

In the U.K in 2013, a Reiki professional was jailed for sexually abusing Reiki clients. While that’s the only public notice of Reiki abuse I’ve found, people have been privately sharing painful stories of abusive treatment by Reiki professionals for many years.

My response is always the same. I’m deeply sorry for the pain they are experiencing, and I encourage them to get the support they need to heal.

I also explain what the public doesn’t know: there are no agreed-upon standards for Reiki practice or training and no professional accountability. In fact, it’s not uncommon for someone to set up as a Reiki professional with no professional training or experience.

I encourage the person to practice self-Reiki if they’ve been trained, or to find a responsible teacher to learn Reiki self-practice. I help them compensate for the lack of Reiki professional standards by offering guidelines for choosing a class that is a good fit for them.

Abusers among us

Everyone is vulnerable when reaching out for help. That vulnerability might be especially acute for those seeking help from a spiritual or health professional.

The Reiki abuse stories shared with me mostly involve psychospiritual manipulation, Reiki professionals taking advantage of the vulnerability of someone who came to them for healing and/or training.

How can it be?

Clearly there’s no excusing abuse.

That said, if we look at the situation honestly, it’s not surprising abuse happens in the Reiki community. Although the impulse to protect those in need seems deeply ingrained in most people, that’s not true of everyone. Even stringent medical licensing doesn’t protect the public from those determined to use their position to exploit others.

Without standards for Reiki practice or training, anyone can set up as a Reiki professional without investing in training, mentoring or professional supervision. People can present themselves as Reiki professionals without learning how to create and maintain an ethical therapeutic relationship.

It doesn’t occur to many Reiki professionals to stop and contemplate, what is my responsibility to people who come to me for help?

Few Reiki professionals take the time to first create the foundation of consistent daily self practice. They take on the responsibility of healing others without an on-going commitment to self-healing. While it’s no guarantee, the commitment to daily self practice helps us stay grounded and behave ethically.

Looking at the broader picture, we live in a spiritually naive, spiritually illiterate culture. People are confused about what “spiritual” means, and people in various spiritual communities struggle to understand what power is appropriate to give a spiritual teacher. Students don’t realize going beyond your boundaries is a transformation that can happen organically from within when you commit to daily practice.

Some teachers assume parental or even dictatorial roles and profess the need for tough love. They think clients have to be pushed to heal. As if you could push the river.

Developing agency

As with all spiritual practice, Reiki practice develops your sense of agency. That’s true whether you receive treatment or practice self Reiki.

Spiritual practice opens our inner awareness, giving us a broader perspective. A life that is overwhelming when lived at the surface feels more possible when experienced from our core.

Reiki practice unfolds the appreciation that no one controls everything. While we might find ourselves in difficult situations or challenging life circumstances, we are not helpless; our choices always matter.

Perhaps you’ve seen that healthy sense of self arise in you or a client, that confidence that says, “I can work with this; I can find my way.” People who come to Reiki overwhelmed by a medical diagnosis begin to feel hopeful that they can overcome the challenges they face.

And it’s not a blind faith hopefulness that distorts the very real limitations they’re addressing. Not at all. The sense of hopefulness Reiki practice brings leads people to be more attentive to their inner cues and more motivated to take better care of themselves.

That’s why Reiki self practice is particularly well suited to people who have been victimized. When victims are approached with the respect they and all people deserve, Reiki practice can be an invaluable cornerstone of their healing because it helps them grow from within at their own pace.

That’s what I’ve seen when offering Reiki demonstrations to victims support groups and what I’ve heard from colleagues who have done the same.

Reiki can heal the damage from abuse

If you’ve been abused, you know how hard it is to trust enough to let someone else touch you. The ability to self practice removes that concern.

Whether you self practice or receive treatment from someone else, Reiki practice opens an inner spaciousness in which you feel better, not so pressured.

And when we feel better, we function better, we think more clearly, and we make better choices.

Of course, if you’ve been abused by a Reiki professional or teacher, it might be hard for you to consider Reiki practice. I encourage you to separate Reiki practice from your Reiki abuser. Place your hands on yourself and notice your physiologic response. Feel your breath naturally and spontaneously open. Bask in the safety of the moment.

What to watch for as a client or student

Whether you are looking for a Reiki professional to offer you treatment or a Reiki master teacher to train you to practice, choose your Reiki professional or teacher with great care. This is a Buyer Beware market.

There are many fine Reiki professionals. Take the time needed to find one that is a good fit for your needs.

Your teacher’s responsibility is to support you in making your own choices, not to make them for you. Run from a teacher who isolates students and tries to override your personal will.

If the teacher manipulates or even pushes you with too much enthusiasm to go past your understanding of your boundaries, that teacher might be engaging in power play.

Even if he or she wants to help, being a Reiki bully isn’t helpful.

Reiki practice evokes a person’s self-healing. We cannot force people to heal or to learn.

Look for a teacher who is in service and encourages students to develop agency.

What to watch for as a professional

Overbearing teachers or practitioners are unlikely to see themselves as Reiki bullies. You don’t have to be a full blown Reiki abuser to be causing pain.

As Reiki professionals, we straddle the fields of spirituality and health care. Becoming a professional healthcare provider requires a period of mentoring and supervision. Healthcare professionals are required to take continuing education to maintain their licenses.

There are no Reiki licenses that hold us to ethical professional standards. It’s up to us to engage in continual self inventory, reflection and inquiry to keep improving.

Take an honest look at your clinical skills, how you interact with your clients/students. Ask yourself a few questions:

Healing from Reiki abuse

Here are my suggestions for anyone healing from Reiki abuse or any abuse:

Reiki harm reduction

Everyone has his/her own unique healing process.

If you feel that sharing your story — without naming names — would be healing for you, you are welcome to do so in a comment below. Your story educates others how abuse can happen. That might help people recognize potentially dangerous situations and make healthier choices.

If you share your story, please avoid giving names or any identifying details. This will not be helpful if it devolves into vigilanteism.

My goal is to help people who have been victimized to find healing and to help prevent abuse by educating others what to watch for.

So please, if you feel it would help you, tell the story that is yours to tell without incriminating others. While it might be valuable at some point to confront your abuser, this is simply not the place for that confrontation.

We will give anyone who wants to share here the space to do so without imposing our comments. Please do not reply or comment on anyone else’s story; just tell your own, if you feel drawn to do so.

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Incredible photos of animals loving Reiki you need to see – Kathleen Prasad’s Animal Reiki Blog

Incredible photos of animals loving Reiki you need to see

One of the best things about Reiki is how deeply it relaxes animals, even those that are incredibly anxious, depressed or sick. Witnessing firsthand so many happy, calm and blissed-out animals following my Reiki sessions keeps me motivated every single day.

Below are a few of my favorite photos and videos of animals loving Reiki. Most of these were taken at BrightHaven, a holistic hospice for animals in Santa Rosa, California, where I’ve had the honor to teach monthly Reiki courses for more than 12 years:

Rosie

Rosie, may she rest in peace, was a sweet senior kitty at BrightHaven that always soaked in sessions with gusto. This photo was taken after a 30-minute treatment in the garden—where she came to lay at my feet for the whole session.

Asia

Asia is a large, beautiful rescued horse now living happily at BrightHaven. In this wonderful photo, taken on the very first World Animal Reiki Day, Reiki practitioner Joannie is sharing a peaceful meditation. You can almost see their hearts connecting in the photo!

Jack

Those of you who’ve visited BrightHaven will undoubtedly remember Jack, the sanctuary watch dog. He’s definitely got a big attitude in a small body and rarely lets down his guard … except during Reiki. He curls up and sleeps like a baby!

Teaching at BrightHaven

When teaching Reiki at BrightHaven, I’ve often got a cat in my lap, and this class is no exception. Clearly, Thomas wants to help with the lessons. I do believe animals are our most profound Reiki teachers! Photo copyright Judy Baldwin

Thomas

When not on my lap as I teach class, Thomas loves to sit next to students practicing Reiki—and often by the end of the session, he is curled up and purring.

Lily

Children have a wonderful natural healing ability. Lily, a blind rescued dog at BrightHaven, fell into a deep Reiki sleep while spending time with me and my daughter.

Rescued from an uncertain future, mother and son cows will now be able to stay together at BrightHaven for life! They often like to lay down together and doze during Reiki sessions.

Harley

Harley, rest in peace dear one, often loved hands-on Reiki sessions, sometimes placing his large snout into my hands. He would make the most adorable snorts of contentment during Reiki. Photo copyright Kendra Luck

Dakota

My senior rescued dog, Dakota, loved Reiki so much that he would often get a special smile during sessions. Photo copyright Kendra Luck

Neil

BrightHaven resident cat Neil, rest in peace, won over this student during a beginner Reiki class. She enjoyed sitting in Reiki meditation with Neil so much that we thought she might move in after the class was done! 🙂

Peanut

BrightHaven rescued kitty Peanut loves to sleep. However, during Reiki sessions, she often curls up on her back, exposing her belly, with feet twitching here and there, as if she is truly releasing all her stress as she relaxes.

EJ

EJ, the most adorable mini donkey living at BrightHaven, has come such a long way! Once terrified of people, he has learned to trust again and now loves his Reiki sessions. You can feel the love and harmony as he shares Reiki with a visiting practitioner.

Mocha

This is a typical equine Reiki session: Notice how Joanna, the practitioner, is allowing the horse to lead and not forcing hands-on contact. Mocha, a rescued horse living at BrightHaven, alternates between quiet connection and calm grazing. Reiki creates a beautiful peaceful heart connection!

What may not be obvious in these photos and videos is that BrightHaven sanctuary animals enjoy a holistic lifestyle in a feng shui home environment. Their healing approach is based on classical veterinary homeopathy complemented by a raw food diet, immune and organ support, and a variety of healing arts, including animal Reiki. Conventional medical care is mainly honored in the form of diagnostics, fluid therapy and surgery. BrightHaven is also a leader in animal hospice care. Through this special recipe of care, as well as the love given by staff and volunteers, special-needs BrightHaven animals find a new lease on life and thrive through their senior years.

Do you have any pictures of blissed-out animals loving Reiki? Share them here! (For even more photos, check out my Facebook photo album of my students’ happy animals following Reiki treatments.)

Lead photo copyright Kendra Luck

Reiki is for the Faithful . . . and the Fearless

‘Come All Ye Faithful’ is a classic Christmas carol from the 1600’s, and encapsulates the invitation offered by Reiki Master Mary Ritter to Christians drawn Reiki as a healing modality.

“Yes, you can be a Christian and practice the energy-modality known as Reiki!” affirms Mary, the mind behind Holy Reiki. 

Candidly Mary shares, “There was a time in my life I may have been worried about what those in my church thought about Reiki. Today, the practice of Reiki has brought me even closer to my Christian foundations. It is Christ that I call upon when I am providing a hands-on healing experience.”

She explains: “Reiki is for everyone. Jesus modeled Reiki for us in every thought, word and deed. The Bible teaches Jesus’ practice of using our hands to create healing – very much like what those practicing Reiki do. While it is not called Reiki in the Bible, the steps (or protocol) are the same as what is described in the Bible, especially when we are clear and committed to our Christian faith.”

Passionately, she says: “I was skeptical about practicing Reiki at first because my faith-based values are so embedded in who I am and how I choose to show up in the world.  As a Christ follower, I believe our steps are directed. I felt very directed to learn all I could about this healing modality that is being so readily accepted into hospital, hospice and healing all around the world.”

Reiki’s popularity continues to grow as more and more practitioners use Reiki in medical settings to help patients heal. The American Hospital Association recently reported that over 800 American hospitals offered Reiki as part of hospital services. The National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Center for Disease & Prevention indicates well over a million people, including hundreds of children, receive one or more sessions of energy healing therapy, such as Reiki, each year.

PHilippians4-8-1Mary reflects: “I prayerfully approached my Reiki training  and kept the words of Philippians 4:8 close to my heart:  ‘Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.’”

After returning from Japan this last April where she visited the birthplace of Reiki, it was clear that Mary was being directed to offer Reiki to the faithful – Reiki for Christians – in the form of Holy Reiki.  With total clarity, Mary explains, “Holy Reiki is not about Religion, rather it’s about Relationship. It’s being in deep relationship with what you believe and who you call upon for healing guidance and assistance.  I call upon the Kings of kings and Lord of lords, fully knowing I will be guided and directed in every moment to share the good news of Christ in action.”

Mary taught her first class of Holy Reiki this last year at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.  A Christian husband and wife team from the first class offered these praises:  “The practice of Holy Reiki in our daily lives has elevated us to experience a profound sense of healing and peace. This elevation has taught us how to step out of ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to use us and bring healing to others,” reports Jackie Morales.

Her husband, Gavin Tucker, offers this of his experience, “The highest goal in my life is union with myself and Jesus Christ. Through the practice of Holy Reiki, it has allowed me to set a intention throughout the day that guides me.  It has taught me to continuously be reminded that I have been given everything from the Holy Spirit and that everything else must take second. If we lose the Holy Spirit, then we lose everything.”  

The couple affirms what they love most is that Holy Reiki brings life to their faith:  “Our hands, and our lives, become instruments in the peace and healing of others.”

MASSAGE Magazine, a Florida-based publication offering touch therapists in-depth, educational articles recently featured an article entitled “The Christian Energy Work of Laying On Of Hands”.  It featured a woman that mirrored Mary Ritter’s story.

Elaine Andres, a Christian herself, was introduced to Reiki through the wife of a Christian minister at her church. One day, when Elaine was over at the woman’s house for dinner, her shoulder was hurting. The lady laid her hands on Elaine’s shoulder and it felt better. The experience led to her journey to becoming a Reiki master.

For Mary, while in her first Reiki class, she experienced profound healing from a past trauma.  She describes feeling as if Christ himself as knitting her heart back together, while smiling down on her with unconditional love.

Both the woman featured in the MASSAGE Magazine article and Mary believe the same thing: “Reiki’s effectiveness is a gift from God!” 

Mary further explains, “Holy Reiki knowledges the healing power of Christ and calls upon the name of the ‘most high’ to create healing.”  

As outlined in an earlier blog, in Holy Reiki the acronym P.R.A.Y. is used when conducting a Reiki session:

P – Praise:

‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…’

R – Relinquish My Will

As a conduit of grace and an instrument of peace, ask for forgiveness of any thoughts or actions which come to your awareness so that we might be a pure vessel from which healing is facilitated.

A – Ask

Whatever the person’s beliefs you are serving, pray for their highest good. Reiki, like prayer, can do no harm… only good.

Y – Yield Through God’s Will

By acknowledging the healing power of Christ and call upon the name of the “most high” to create healing, allow God’s will to be done.

Kena McClure, a massage therapist, Christian, and practitioner of Holy Reiki shares this insight: “For me, Holy Reiki is an extension of my faith. It allows pure healing to flow to the person without the interference of me. I do not direct the flow, I only facilitate the flow as a vessel. I use the language of my client to better communicate the whole process.” 

From a place of deep reflection Kena reveals,  “For me, there is only one Source and it has nothing to do with my opinions or the beliefs of others. It is a wonderful way of allowing love to flow to the other person  . . . meeting them where they are. I completely trust that ‘flow’ is going wherever it is needed and directed by God or the Divine. Most persons experience some level of positive change through Holy Reiki. This is the only form of Reiki I have practiced…and it is sacred and a privilege to share with the world.”

Longtime SWIHA instructor Cheryl Speen offers this of her experience: “Holy Reiki is the glue that creates the bond to all the other work that do for myself and for others. Until I took the classes, I had no idea that I already had been doing Holy Reiki my whole life!  I would always ask God for the help and then methodically do the work.  I often witnessed his answers to my prayers, and I was always a bit surprised. Now with my training, it is more streamline, intentional and focused. Things happen faster.”

With a slight grin and big smile Cheryl summarized it best: “Holy Wow!”

“Reiki is prayer in action,” affirms Mary. “In the stillness and simplicity of prayer, our intentions are made known.  We move from the unreal to the real in silent meditation and connect to this holy power.” 

A verse from the New Living Translation Bible is the vision Mary holds for Holy Reiki. Psalms 46:10 states: “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

Contact our Admissions department to find how to join Mary for Holy Reiki in January 2019!