Whenever I teach my Reiki certification courses, I always tell my students, “You are the only person who can practice your kind of Reiki.” That’s because energy medicine is deeply personal. Our energy is as unique as our fingerprints and is constantly changing and evolving.
This also means that finding someone to work with your energy is deeply personal.
"Reiki is an energy healing modality, where the practitioner acts as a conduit for universal energy in order to rebalance and clear blockages in the chakras, or energy centers."
When I teach, I do an exercise in which I have my students place their hands near another student’s — almost touching — and feel the energetic push and pull. It still amazes me that one pairing of people (often complete strangers) can be extremely powerful, yet when each of those people is paired with another, they might feel very little.
In my opinion, this idea is at the heart of finding a Reiki practitioner that’s right for you. It’s not about whom they’ve worked with before. It’s not about flashy websites or artistic head shots, and it’s definitely not about competition between Reiki practitioners (which, in my opinion, is unhelpful and counterproductive). It’s about understanding how someone practices Reiki, and whether his/her way works for you.
So, how do you find out?