Learning Reiki to achieve inner balance is more of an art than anything else. In today’s hectic world of information overload, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get into to touch with your mind, body, and spirit. That’s why Reiki has been established, taught, and practiced for centuries. Reiki is not a religion, as it is commonly misconstrued, so learning Reiki does not conflict with any religious denomination. Foremost, Reiki is a healing art that has long been used to heal the body and mind.
It’s an alternative treatment that has been gaining traction steadily since it was introduced to the West over a hundred years ago. Like Chinese acupuncture, it’s slowly even becoming a mainstream treatment alternative when toxic medications and drugs bring no improvement in health.
Reiki does not discriminate and is open for anyone to learn. There are three stages or degrees of Reiki attunement to progress from student to master. With each level gained a wider set of Reiki techniques ranging from self-developmental to treatment-related will be at a student’s disposal. These techniques have been passed down from generation to generation and have remained mostly unmodified from the art’s founding master Mikao Usui.
- After learning Reiki to the first degree, a student will be introduced to the workings and teachings of Reiki including learning about Reiki symbols and opening chakras. This also includes knowing about the different types of Reiki that are practiced. The student completes this level culminating in an initiation of Reiki attunement. Even at this primary stage, a student will be accomplished enough to use Reiki to balance energy, handle the stress of life, calm the mind, and even perform healing on others.
- In level two, learning Reiki progresses into other realms beyond the physical. Where the focus is mostly on the physical level in Reiki I, Reiki II teaches awareness in the emotional, spiritual, and mental healing realms. The ability to open more chakra centers will increase the ability to channel the flow of Reiki’s energy through the universe. This also allows for the practice of distant healing where a Reiki master need not be present to heal and treat a patient.
- At Reiki III, the student becomes a master. After reaching this level, a student-turned-master is allowed to teach Reiki to other students. A Reiki master knows how to apply and use all Reiki symbols, can open all chakras, and knows how to utilize different energy sources including healing crystals. At this level, all Reiki attunements can be achieved.
Though it may sound extraordinary at first, as a student learns more about Reiki and understands the principles and teachings, the benefits of Reiki as a healing art are realized and solidified. Reiki even has documented proof of its effectiveness in treating and healing others. Simply schedule a Reiki healing session with a local practitioner to experience the benefits of healing energy channeled through your body firsthand.