Why Learn Reiki?
People come to practice reiki for so many different reasons. There are as many reasons as there are reiki students. Some include learning reiki:
- to support a family member / themselves through an illness
- to provide reiki as a preventative measure against sickness for themselves / children / partners / family
- to support themselves during stressful periods and increase their well being
- to allow themselves to feel relaxed just like they do when receiving a reiki treatment
- to manage their pain and ease their suffering
- to go further with their own healing journey
- to compliment other holisitic modalities e.g. massage, physiotherapy, amatsu etc
- to support themselves and their patients in the medical environement .g. nurses, doctors, caretakers etc
- to check out reiki as they are curious about it or may have heard about it from a family member / friend.
The beauty of reiki is that it doesn’t matter what your background is or how old you are, Reiki will enrich you, your workplace, your family and all your interactions. Remember, reiki is not just for people who want to become healers – it’s for everyone.
I believe that reiki comes into our life at exactly the right moment – when you need it and when you are ready to receive the teaching. I have seen many students say ‘I wish I had found it earlier’ but when I ask them ‘would you have been open to it or would it have resonated with you back then?’ Most laugh and reply ‘probably not’. It always lands on our door at the right moment. We can trust in that – you and reiki found each other at exactly the right moment. So if you are reading this – maybe this is that moment!
Once you learn reiki you have the ability to ‘lay your hands’ on yourself whenever you feel out of balance. Self reiki is one of the most important activities you can do that will help you to support yourself and gives you the opportunity to listen. To listen to your heart and inner dialogue and hear that sill quiet voice within.
Like any area of life (personal or professional), it is only through practice and experience that one goes deeper into their relationship with reiki and where the wisdom of reiki unfolds within us. As your relationship with reiki grows, it will go from being a concept and a thing you ‘do’, to being reiki as you move from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ and from ‘doing’ to accepting and trusting.
Learning reiki is the start of a beautiful relationship – a relationship that will only ever guide you, support you and continue to go deeper.
What are the major Benefits to Learning Reiki
There are numerous benefits to learning Reiki. Clearly I’m passionate about Reiki and could on about it all day but you can check out testimonials from students and read below.
Although reiki helps to produce physical, mental and emotional healing, for me the greatest gift that reiki gives is that it also helps us to unveil our true self – the part of us that doesn’t compare itself to others, that accepts us exactly as we are (light & shadow), that knows we are always doing our best, that helps us lift the veils so we can be more of who we truly are, the part of us that loves ourselves, warts and all!
1. Anyone can learn. It’s natural, safe, complimentary and easy.
Yes that’s right, anyone can learn. I have taught artists, teachers, mums, dads, lawyers, coaches, scientists, nurses, accountants, bankers, healers + many more. Some have gone on to become professional Reiki Practioners, others have used it as a tool to enhance their overall quality of life. As a teacher, I love seeing people from all walks of life practice Reiki and I love how easy it is to integrate it into our day to day lives. So you don’t just practice reiki when you are sick / stressed, you practice it when you are in fly form too as things can only get better!
2. Decreases Anxiety & Worry, Enhances Inner Peace and Calm
Your self-healing (reiki self practice) helps to connect you to your true nature. As a result you worry less and become more present.
As Frank Argave Petter says ‘In Usui’s day, the Japanese word Reiki meant Soul energy. This Soul or rather the Soul energy is being reactivated during a reiki attunement, and the one being attuned to Reiki remembers his original nature, his essential being’.
3. Become more grounded and balanced.
One of the most common things all students report is that they feel so much more grounded and balanced mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Reiki allows you to become more connected to your own physical being which allows you to become much more aware of how you can manage your day-to-day energy.
4. Increases Self-Love & Confidence
Learning Reiki is a journey of self-empowerment. Throughout your reiki journey you are learning how take total responsibility for all areas of your life, your thoughts, feelings, body and relationships and as a result confidence and self-love naturally increases.
5. You learn the art of self-healing, which amplifies body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki is a natural pain reliever as it helps to bring the body back into harmony and balance.
Your Self-healing allows you to connect to your body and listen to its wisdom. You connect to your inner guidance, allowing you to let go of things that no longer serve you and move forward with ease. Reiki is simple and powerful – where you feel pain or discomfort you place your hands on that area and let reiki flow. You’ll be amazed at the feeling and result.
6. Less Fear, more courage
Learning Reiki allows you to recognise fear for what it is, listen to it’s wisdom and move through it into the unknown with ease, confidence and strength.
7. Greater clarity, creativity & sense of purpose
Often people will be drawn to learn Reiki while they are in a stage of transition in their lives. It is common during and after the training to have moments of clarity around what they need to support themselves during these period of change.
8. Stronger intuition & trust for self and the universe
Everyone is intuitive; it is a muscle that most of us haven’t worked out enough! Your Reiki journey can help you reclaim these innate gifts. Reiki helps you to return to wholeness.
9. More compassion, gratitude and appreciation for life, self and others
Reiki opens up the Heart Chakra. You learn to balance the mind and your heart so they become more in harmony with each other. You discover how everyone and everything in your life has served your growth, which results in deep feelings of appreciation and gratitude for life.
Are you curious about Learning Reiki?
I also run Reiki Practice shares monthly in Dublin if you have been attuned to Reiki and would love to have a chance to practice and get a reiki treatment yourself.
Are you interested in having a 1:1 reiki healing session? I see clients for healing sessions in Dublin in person, and also do distant healings for people all around the world.