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Reiki vs. other methods May 28, 2004 1:03 PM

HI _ I don't know if this was just me, but I didn't feel as if I learned enough from my Reiki teaching, even after becoming a Reiki Master, to give healings to other people. It wasn't until I did the two-year training of One Light Healing Touch that I felt equipped to handle the wide range of energy issues that present themselves. I think I also didn't know enough about protecting myself, as a Reiki Master.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 May 28, 2004 5:49 PM

Hi, Annie B - When you say "give healings", what do you mean? Headaches or backaches or more complex conditions? My understanding of reiki is that everyone uses reiki along with their other knowledge. Therefore, someone with an M.D. could effect major healings with reiki while someone like me, who really can't remember which side of the body the liver is on, will probably not be able to do anything major but I could help with minor symptoms and simple aches and pains, especially those I experience myself as those are what I know best. There are always exceptions, of course. Also, my reiki teacher was pretty thorough in going over what we needed to do to protect ourselves and lots of information regarding who and when and why and how to give reiki. Was your teacher through a particular school of reiki? However, I have not studied any other form of hands on healing (but have a tiny little bit of reflexology experience, learned from a book and doing it on myself before trying it on others). I would also be interested in hearing others' experiences with reiki and other forms of hands on healing. Is anyone familiar with Quantum Touch? I get the newsletters and have the book but have not had a chance to study/read it yet. Amy  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
teacher important, yes May 30, 2004 6:59 AM

HI - Yes, I think the teacher plays a very critical role. I expect that I wasn't taught as thoroughly in Reiki as you were, or others. I might look around and see about retaking some Reiki courses by another teacher. Thanks for your comments. Annie  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Reiki vs Other Topics May 31, 2004 6:36 AM

Dear Amy K., I am a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui method as well as the founder and director of the international One Light Healing Touch healer training schools. I have found that the Reiki teachings cover several very interesting aspects of radiant healing and are a useful and instructive set of techniques, but are very limited. I teach an additional 35 spiritual healing techniques in my healer training schools. These additional techniques include: balancing male and female energies, grounded healing techniques, heart healing, chakra healing, Higher-Self healing, clarivoyant healing, Christ & Mary healing, Archangelic healing, Ten Distance healing techiques, Out of Body healing, magnetic healing, color healing, kundalini healing, working with the Supreme Being & Master Spirit guides, etc. My teachings also include over 50 fundamental self-healing practices, i.e. meditation, visualization, soundwork, breathwork, movement and sacred ceremony, to help the healer to get grounded, focussed, open to accessing greater levels of healing energies, and prepare to give a proper, in-depth healing. Further, I teach "the nine point healer protocal," teaching healers how to work with a soul in a ethical, elegant, harmonious, healing and supportive way. Anyone can learn these techniques with a little time and dedication. I also teach the universal laws applicable to everyone when working in the spiritual healing arena, as these are necessary to understand when using any of these very personal systems. Reiki and many other radiant healing techniques bring 'healees' into a relaxed and self-healing place, but do not address the casual issues that precipitate the very imbalances, illnesses and diseases that are meant to be addressed in the various spiritual healing modalities. There is a great need to discuss casual issues and share to share with healees, insights in the practice of spiritual healing. Note: I have participated in many distance healing, AIDS and wound healing studies with the N.I.H. over the last eight years. This work is not just for headaches. With Many Blessings, Ron L.  [ send green star]
 May 31, 2004 11:06 AM

Probably all healers face the same issues. The feeling you lack knowledge or competence to address certain issues. Humans are quite complex and there always be more to learn. But trust yourself. You know more than enough to start with. Knowledge is a good thing but experience is the key. No technique is better than another, it is the skills of the practitionner that matter. And skill comes with practice, experience. The teacher can tell you which way to go, but will not walk the path for you. The best advice i can give you is to try. Don't worry about not being sure of what to do, not getting expected results, doing something wrong... Trust yourself. More knowledge, more training, more techniques will not necessarily make you better. Remember the buddhist story about the thirsty man. He started digging a well, but after a while he thought that the water might be closer to the surface in another spot. so he started digging another hole. Then it occured to him that the water might taste better over there. So he changed spot and started digging... and so on. The man is still digging, and he's still thirsty. Chose a spot, dig deep enough. You'll find water eventually.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
yes, and ask... June 11, 2004 1:20 PM

...yes, instead of digging holes here there and everywhere, ask for guidance....  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
teachers July 13, 2004 7:39 AM

not all teachers are the same. personally as a teacher, I will attune anyone with reiki I. but, from there I have to use my inner wisedom. each person is different, and is ready to progress as they become connected. I have only had one student that was already a master before she came to me. this was the only person that I attuned reiki I, II, and III in the same year. to master something takes years, if not decades. I have also had people go to other teachers, because they really wanted to be a master. to me, if that's all you want, go somewhere else.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 13, 2004 9:31 AM

I don't think it's a question of one vs. the other, but that there is knowledge and wisdom of each. If one doesn't fulfill your needs, it isn't that it was a lesser experience, just an incomplete one. Sincerely, in Friendship, Ariel  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Wisdom, Healing & Techniques July 14, 2004 4:01 PM

All healing comes from the same place within each of us that is connected to all of us. To reach that place deep within ourselves, we must search long and hard. This is the path of the wounded healer. As we find that infinite place deep within, we then begin to heal ourselves of our pains, traumatic experiences and wounds, subtle and deep. We then begin to attract others to us, who have matching ills, pains, wounds and traumas. We are then much better equipt to heal those others, who have similar issues to those we have healed within ourselves. The longer we travel along our pathes of growth, evolution, and self-healing, the more we learn who we are, how to heal, and whom and how we can assist others in the healing process. The better we connect to our own Higher Selves and the Spirit of the others who come to us for healing, the better we can serve Spirit and all of our brothers and sisters. Healers are trained over many lifetimes and this is the ground on which we learn to trust spiritual guidance, ourselves, and our healing gifts. This is the unending path of the healer. A Ho Mitwakweossin! Ron L. Thank you for the inspiration: Amy, LeBourlugneur, Ariel, Annie & Holly  [ send green star]
Wisdom, Healing and Techniques July 14, 2004 5:35 PM

Ron, very well put, and thanks for the compliment. When we answer the call to healing, that call becomes us and we become it. It's an awesome feeling, that and our connection to each other. If we did't have this connection, we couldn't be healers. When I realized I knew things no one taught me in this life, I began to realize I've been collecting the knowledge over many lifetimes. The healer's path is very special to me, I'd even call it Sacred. In my life pledge I dedicate myself to this calling, path, and abilities. I always pray I'll be worthy of these gifts, and always do right by them, to use them wisely, only doing what they ask, and doing my best. Each day I give thanks for these skills. I'm glad there are varieties of healing methods and healers. Sincerely, Ariel  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
'Ineffective' with Reiki September 23, 2004 7:13 AM

Hi, I have had mixed resulted creating healing space for others with Reiki. When I watch for pattern, I find that I am less effective when _I_ need healing (that's physical, mental, or most often emotional). My teacher recommended a practice of daily self-healing with Reiki to balance my own energies before I try to enable someone else's energies to come into balance (and thus effect a healing). I agree with the others who recommend more practice; it will eventually take you deeper.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 23, 2004 7:51 AM

I experience Reiki as an intuitive process. I believe that is why Reiki has less "instruction" than some other methods of healing. I teach my students how to protect themselves, how to open to the flow of energy, basic Chakra healing, etc., but ask them to meditate, pray and practice. I teach various ways of keeping their own energy fields clear and balanced. I ask them to put their own healing and balancing first (which includes regular self-healing with Reiki or other methods). I ask them to allow guidance to flow in the work and in their lives. I believe that Reiki is a process, not a technique. Each healing is different, there is no protocol for working on specific issues. I experience the Master Level of training to be a deepening of commitment to healing oneself and healing the planet. It is a commitment to allow Reiki to flow through all aspects of one's life. I do not experience it as a mastery of healing techniques. That is not what Reiki is to me. I agree that Reiki is not just for headaches - it offers assistance and healing for all challenges, be they physical, emotional or spiritual (most are all three!!) I teach my students to accept themselves as a "hollow reed" - a conduit of healing between the heavens and the earth. With the breath, they reach into the earth and pull up her strength and nourishment and send it through them into the heavens. They reach into the heavens and pull in illumination and love and send it through them into the earth. This opens a channel of powerful healing energy. It also protects the practitioner from absorbing any cast off energy or draining their own energy reserves. It opens up intuitive capabilities. It keeps the energy field clear. The only way to become proficient at offering healing to others is to make a commitment to it - to meditate, to work on your own healing,to open up to your intuition, to study and to practice, practice, practice. BTW, Ron - I would like more info on One Light Healing Touch... Namaste, Sune  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 September 23, 2004 1:18 PM

I found the One Light Healing Touch website - what wonderful training!!! Namaste, Sune  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Reiki healing September 26, 2004 5:32 PM

Reiki has helped me heal, when doctors could not... so I started taking it to continue to help myself and others. I also had a variety of other kinds of healing, and learned it too. I used Reiki this Weekend at Mother Earths Harvest Faire, and all said it helped them. We had all kinds of healing there this weekend, and it was great to experience and see each others... most of our conclusions were that whatever you feel confortable with, whatever works for you or another, connects you to the healing power...use it. The name is a label, the healing all comes from the same place with good intentions from your heart to heal another. I also help others with other kinds of healing, and remember always it is not from me, and it is a gift to those who receive, and I am thankful that we all are loved so much. Love, light, and Peace, Patti  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Greetings... October 06, 2004 3:54 PM

Hello. My own Reiki training was too brief to help me feel capable, but I'm committed to learn. I just joined and started a group called Massage & Aromatherapy because I am studying Relaxation Therapy, Reiki and Ohashiatsu. I am hoping that some of you will consider joining to share articles and practical suggestions for a student like me. I am also looking for people to practice reiki and Ohashiuatsu on in the Toronto area ~ in case you know anyone! Please see my profile. Thanks!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 07, 2004 6:27 AM

It is unfortunate that Reiki training is often so brief and without follow up. I teach extended classes and offer a regular Reiki Exchange and Reiki Discussion Group to give my students what I also didn't have. That said, I must acknowledge that Reiki is an individual path, taught mainly by personal guidance. It is a path that unfolds according to the individual's own dedication and intent. I have found that healing abilities grow not only with practice in doing healings, but with dedicated spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation. Namaste, Sune  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 07, 2004 5:53 PM

. It is a path that unfolds according to the individual's own dedication and intent. I have found that healing abilities grow not only with practice in doing healings, but with dedicated spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation. Namaste, Sune Thank-you for sharing the above...I agree! Love, light, and Peace, Patti  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Reiki and other methods November 02, 2004 8:11 AM

Annie B.: "Ask for guidance" - this is the greatest idea here. I`d like to hear from you about your experience in using Reiki with other methods (not really Reiki vs. other methods). I`ve heard that Reiki Masters should be truly dedicated to Reiki and nothing else than Reiki and should not practice any other methods. Is it true ? I thnk it is quite difficult to do because Reiki Masters and other Reiki folks are very spiritual people. I know someone who uses Reiki with kabbalah etc. For me Reiki is important part of my Path (or my hole ? LOL here!). Now, i am moving on and on towards other ways of healing and other kinds of spiritual techniques. For me Reiki is one of many taps leading to the Energy. 2leBourlangueur: you are right that experience is important. I need to add that most of healees usually have a source of (inner) guidance. A kind of inner wisdom/feeling/intuition which shows them the best way. Try to pay attention to your thoughts, boost your creativity (you will need more than Reiki to do that) so that you stenghten your connection with your Inner Child. Looking for the Way is the real adventure. I like your story about a man digging a hole. With Reiki we are not digging a hole we are reaching to the skyes to use the gift of our Reiki attunements and bring the Energy here, there, everywhere. I know, you mean to tell us about someone who didn`t find the Way yet. Well, i am digging my hole with the help of Reiki, aromatherapy, herbs and spiritual healing but i know it is my hole and i am confident this is the right one for me.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 November 03, 2004 6:40 AM

Reiki, for me, opens the door to many other modalities. It teaches me to allow Spirit to flow through my healing work and through my whole life, letting intuition and Love lead the way. My learning and practice currently embrace shamanic ways, but as with everything I do, Reiki is a thread which keeps me aligned with Spirit and deepens whatever practice I am in. This is what I believe Reiki Mastership is about - not a practice of Reiki exclusively by any means, but a flow of Loving Energy through everything I do. In addition, it is my experience and that of my clients, that Reiki complements almost any other modality - Western medicine, acupuncture and massage to name a few. Practitioners that have training and experience with more than one modality have more to offer their clients. Namaste, Sune  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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