If you are a reiki healer you may have had questions and doubts about whether to pursue Reiki as a career or for self healing and progressing along your spiritual path?
Well, I have definitely had this going through my head on and off for many years. I started reiki over 10 years ago, more so out of curiosity and also because I was just starting out in complementary therapies and was learning everything I could to build up my list of treatments. Reiki slipped away from me, I wasn’t practicing anything on a daily basis, I wasn’t gaining clients so I just forgot about it. Then a few years passed and I joined a therapy clinic, the lady who owned it was a Reiki Master and was doing a course so I thought ‘why not’ and joined the course. I loved it, I felt like skipping out the room and kissing everyone I met, thankfully I kept the kissing part to myself and just smiled from ear to ear. Years had passed and so to had my daily practice, until I started to get ill, unexplained pains in my face, numbness in my hands. The pain was just indescribable and went on for months. I began juicing, meditating and visiting a Reiki practitioner, this was about 3 years ago and I’m glad to say I have established my daily practice and really feel like I am on the right path now.
I am simply using this reiki energy to heal myself and one day I hope I can teach others to do the same. It has been a journey and continues to be one but now I know I am on the right path and I am grateful for the pain in my life as without that I would not have kept coming back to the energy.
Below is an excerpt from another website I read today and wanted to share this with you as it resonated with me. See what you think about whether Reiki should be for healing thy self or used as a business?
Becoming a True Healer
A lot of books about Reiki explains the nature of Reiki, and teach about basic techniques, then promote the ways to start your own Reiki business. But there is more to Reiki than just learning how to charge for a session. More and more practitioners go through the great works of Stiene, Petter and Lubeck and explore the spiritual truths and Buddhist/Shinto roots of Reiki. Yet, is it enough? Reading is good, but practice is better. And the spiritual understanding of Reiki develops like a flower in the middle of your daily practice, as Frans Stiene said.
Reiki practitioner is not simple a person that channels Reiki – I believe that the purpose of Reiki practitioners is to become healers. A healer is a person capable in healing – but being able to channel Reiki does not make you a healer, as there is much more to learn. It is visible in the journey the practitioner takes through all three degrees. The beginning of the journey, the degree of Shoden, is meant to everyone – everyone can make this first step on the path of Reiki and remain there for the rest of life. The second degree, Okuden, is meant for those who wish to heal others, as well – but not everyone is ready to make this step. And only a few will be ready to take the step towards Shinpiden, the third degree of Reiki.
But once they do, and once they complete the entire process of initiation into the Shinpiden degree, they can begin their path towards true healing. A person that is a Shinpiden practitioner can truly become a healer if this person choose to do so. But it’s obvious that one person cannot heal the entire world. This is why we seek our own fields of expertise – some Reiki Shinpiden practitioners focus on emotional healing or psychotherapy, while others focus on working with animals. There is a saying: do what you love, and the money will follow. Why do I mention it here? Well, first of all, a lot of people wish to become Reiki Shinpiden practitioners in order to become teachers and make money by teaching Reiki – but will the money follow?
I suggest not seek the third degree in order to make money, but to seek it in order to be able to heal in your field of expertise. Reiki can support you whatever you do – let’s see it from a different point of view: do what you love, and Reiki will flow. You can be a great psychotherapiest and use Reiki to support yourself. You can organize natural building workshops, and use Reiki to support yourself. You can teach about permaculture and new economy, and use Reiki to support yourself in your efforts. You can truly do what you love – and as Reiki Shinpiden practitioner, have a toolset of powerful tools that can help youDid Reiki help you finding your non-spiritual passion. Do you use Reiki in non-spiritual fields? Share your thoughts in the comments below. in your task. You can really heal people in your field of expertise by allowing Reiki to support yourself. In other words, you do not have to be a Reiki teacher in order to be a great Reiki healer. You can help others in so many ways – you can heal others in so many ways.
So, you can become a Reiki Shinpiden Master in the art of woodworking. Or a Shinpiden Master in the art of Architecture. Or a Shinpiden Car Seller. Or a Shinpiden Nurse. Pick one – this will make Reiki far more beneficial for the world!