Is Reiki what it claims to be?

Reiki. The practice has become incredibly popular of late. A few years ago, I heard it mentioned in passing. An alternate method of healing, using energy! I was hooked on the idea. I had to find out more.

This eventually prompted me to I look a for master in my local area, and it didn’t take long to find a teacher. I got in touch with one of them, and pretty soon, I was on their table, having the most incredible experience! I could physically feel the energy as they ran their hands over me. For me, it solidified my belief in a supernatural world. The atheist in me died that day.

The healing left me with a sense of clarity, , like I had been reborn. Despite that, The next day I was pretty agitated.

While using my computer, I became aware of a tingling sensation in my hand as the electricity ran up my fingers. My computer was making me sick! In fact, I was initiated in reiki one only a few weeks later. For whatever reason, I was exceptionally good at channeling the energy.

Which had it’s downsides. I don’t know quite how else to put it, but reiki made an addict of me. Maybe it was because I ate too much, or because my joints were aching. Had a bad day? I turned to Reiki. It became an obsession of mine. Still, I felt oddly drained afterwards. I thought I was channeling universal energy, yet I felt like the life had been sucked out of me.

The worst was when I spent several hours on myself. It worked but something Just… broke. I never really questioned this till recently, but I suddenly realised reiki actually involves forming bonds and dealing with japanese spirits.

I hate to say this, but every reiki master I’ve run across has health problems. My master after doing a marathon of healing needed to spend a week resting on the couch. Another had joint pain and hip problems. So did the next one.

I personally suffered chronic fatigue and mental issues. It’s dead simple. You become a battery for these spirits in exchange for the power. After all, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

When you draw the symbols, you invoke the spirit. Even looking at the symbols can be risky. So what now? Don’t worry! You don’t need an attunement to heal! Do you really think divine energy comes through symbols and attunements? We are divine, the godspark lives within each and every one of us, as Microcosms of the infinite.

Some people are just born with the gift. The term for this is Pranic Healing or medical Qigong. Forget the new-age chakra diagrams for a bit. Ultimately, it’s about ensuring proper energy flow, removing excess energy, congested energy, among other things. When things flow balance will find itself..

Before I go, here is a most excellent paper on the subject, without infuriating religous dogma. If you the link isn’t working, try googling it instead.

Reiki or spiritual deceit?

Be well.


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