misconceptions of Reiki

Five Reiki Misconceptions That I Need to Clarify for you now

It’s been a long journey for me to Reiki as you can read in my earlier blog post- How I Found Reiki or How Reiki Found Me, and the amount of time I have spent researching and practicing Reiki I believe I have a good understanding of the practice.

I’m not here to say that I know everything, there will always be something new to learn as different styles of the Reiki practice have been around since 1914.

I have recently joined the Two Rivers Health in Guelph, and I offer a free half-hour discover session. In these sessions, I have found that many people have developed some misconceptions, and it’s no wonder. With a practice that holds many styles and is this old, it’s going to be explained many times in many different ways.

We, as individuals, have our views, our own opinions and our own experiences. What works for one person will not work the exact same way it will work on another.

So I’m here today to give you the five most common misconceptions I have come across in the last few months!

1. The Reiki Practitioner directs Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy) to the client.

The Reiki practitioner is simply a conduit through which the Universal Energy is drawn into the receiver and therefore is not directed by the practitioner. Reiki energy goes to where it is needed most to facilitate balancing and healing.

2. I have to believe in Reiki for it to work.

No, you don’t have to believe in Reiki to benefit from it, but you need to be open-minded and open to receive energy to experience it. Reiki is not connected to religious practice, yet it is a spiritual path. Reiki encourages you to have trust in yourself and in the universe.

3. Reiki interferes with other medical interventions – Not true.

Reiki can be a compliment to other medical interventions. In fact, it combines safely with and supports other medical interventions including surgery, medications, radiation or chemotherapy and physical therapy. There are no known medical contradictions. The most important thing to remember about Reiki is that it is calming, rejuvenating, and balancing to the recipient.

4. Reiki is Massage Therapy.

Massage Therapy and Reiki are two different modalities.
Although many massage therapists incorporate Reiki healing into their massage sessions, Reiki is NOT a massage therapy.
Reiki does not involve the manipulation of bones or tissues, and Reiki practitioners use a light touch with their hands on or over their clients’ fully clothed bodies.

5. Healing Means Getting Cured.

Healing is different than curing, in fact, they are opposite in their approach towards wellness. Curing works by working on getting rid of the symptoms of the health condition and its physical causes, whereas healing directly attacks the main cause of the health problem. Reiki healing is all about spiritual, emotional and mental re-balancing and unblocking. It works on dissolving the root cause of the condition, which leads to alleviating the symptoms as on the whole. Most importantly, healing is subjective and requires the person’s active participation.

I hope I was able to give some clarity to these misconceptions! I love to chat about all things Reiki, healing, balancing and motherhood. If you need more information or seeking a way to get your balance back visit my services page to book yourself a free consultation today.

Until next time my friends,
Megan J. Law

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