Let me discuss one of the healing myth that some new clients come in with and why it is a myth.
We all want quick-fixes — I do. However, healing is not a quick fix. It is a process of change. Compare getting Reiki to sailing the Titanic and shifting one degree in direction. This subtle change means total change. It results in avoiding hitting an underwater rock bed and landing in the desired destination. The slight shift results in a fresh perspective and a very different outcome! To the people on the Titanic, the shift is so subtle that they are likely not to notice it as they are so busy partying.
Receiving Reiki brings about subtle changes within a person. These changes have a domino-effect of change on that person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. That’s why Reiki is so powerful, I believe. Our busy lifestyle makes noticing subtleties difficult as they seem insignificant. Therefore, my Reiki clients are asked to specifically observe themselves in the week after their Reiki treatment.
When Reiki recipients witness subtle changes within themselves and write these down in their healing journal, not only are they starting to see shifts, they are also able to celebrate them and build upon them. This process of recording builds insights of how change is a process: a progression of changes in thoughts, behavior, event and then outcomes, rather than a single switch in their life: on/off.
Typically people seeking Reiki treatment are recommended to take 3-4 sessions to bring about the desired shift on significant health issue. Sometimes a single, short Reiki session can bring about complete healing of a specific health issue in a Reiki recipient. I would argue that this Reiki recipient has already made substantial mental and emotional changes prior to the treatment. In this case, the Reiki treatment helps the Reiki recipient take away the final energy blockage that hindered healing.
Healing is holistic process on a path. When healed from a particular health issue, Reiki recipients often take a break from treatment. However, a few months later they may return for treatment. Sometimes the reason is reactive, as a new issue has surfaced that needs healing. Or the reason is pro-active. Once recipients have observed health and well-being benefits of Reiki within themselves, many commence a health & wellness maintenance program by taking a monthly session. Whether they work on their health preventatively or reactively, their healing is a process facilitated by Reiki.
By Astrid Lee, Reiki Master Teacher, TherapeuticReiki.com – © copyright 2007-2009:
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Astrid Lee is a Reiki Master Teacher, currently operating from Vancouver, Canada. Her clients and students come from all over Canada and the United States.
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