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The Freedom Within Reiki

Because we all know what rules are made for, right?

by Reiki Training Classes in Healing With Reiki
healing Reiki in water

The ocean seems to love being “Reiki -ed.”

freedom of Reiki

Set your heart free with Reiki… who said they’re are any rules to life?

Today I wanted to talk about the freedom you have available every time you practice the healing art of Reiki.

Yes, there is a traditional way to send Reiki that I teach all the students in my Reiki healing classes online. And yes, Dr. Usui and other Reiki Master Teachers received specific symbols and practices for specific purposes.

However, you should feel free to do what feels right whenever you practice Reiki.

Before my Reiki students start a Reiki healing session, I teach them to say the Reiki disclaimer as well as to call in their guides, ancestors, the seven directions and anyone they feel called to help them with the Reiki treatment. But sometimes, maybe it would be best if they just said to themselves, “Reiki On” and had that include everything.

reiki hands

Sometimes people who need Reiki the most will never ask. So, if you feel inclined to spread some healing energy someone’s way, go for it! Just remember to say the disclaimer if you haven’t set up a permanent disclaimer.

Let’s say you’re driving down the street and you see a dejected boy walking with his head down who could surely benefit from some Reiki. Are you going to say the Reiki disclaimer and go through the whole shabang, or are you just going to picture in your mind’s eye the Power Symbol being sent to every cell in the boy’s body?

The beauty of knowing the Reiki symbols with every part of your being is that you can do whatever you want with them!

Besides, once you receive your Reiki 1 attunement, which happens at the beginning of your Reiki level 1 online class, you will forever be attuned to the beautiful healing energy that is Reiki.

If you don’t use the Reiki, it simply lies dormant until you use it again. And the more you practice your Reiki, the stronger it will get. But it will always be available to you for the rest of your life.

past lives and Reiki

We here at Reiki Training Classes believe, “once attuned, always attuned.” How about you?

And perhaps for all your future lifetimes as well, the jury is still out on that one. I personally believe your soul receives the Reiki attunements for all of “time”, even though the jury is out on that concept too!

When I first became a Reiki Master Teacher and received my Reiki Master attunement, I broke down in tears and kept saying, “I’ve waited a long time for this.”

Saying that seemed to come out of nowhere, since I hadn’t waited very long in this lifetime, really.

But Hawayo Takata, the Japanese-American woman who first brought Reiki to the Western World, taught that when Dr. Mikao Usui first began to teach Reiki, students had to wait years before receiving the next level of attunement. Often, they never made it to the Reiki Master level.

the freedom to be

It’s your right as a human being to be happy and free. So let the Reiki take you wherever you want to go…

So, who says you have to adhere to a strict way to practice Reiki? Or that you simply must spend one minute on each hand position on the body or follow the “Reiki rules”?

While there is certainly a benefit to honoring tradition and not reinventing the wheel, when we follow a dogma or certain way of doing things religiously without sometimes asking, “Why?” we deny ourselves the pleasure of discovering new ways to use Reiki.

Obviously, when Dr. Usui discovered Reiki, there was no Internet. No discourse all over the world about Reiki, and certainly no Reiki certification classes online. And I believe the Internet came about mainly to allow people to exchange ideas. This is the Information Age, after all.

And what better way to change mass consciousness than by doing it online?  That’s the main reason I developed my Reiki online course curriculum, because I believe it to be the best way to spread the healing Reiki energy as far and wide as possible.

I also attune all the students in my Reiki Master online course with the blank symbol so that any symbols they are supposed to receive can be downloaded directly to them. They may be meant to share the symbol they receive with others, or it may be specifically for them to utilize and take full advantage of. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the magical powers of Reiki.

Reiki gives you wings to fly

Reiki gives you wings to fly.

So be creative with your Reiki! If everything is energy, as the quantum physicists have proved, why not combine Reiki with other techniques and healing modalities? Try different strategies.

Maybe you want to send Reiki as you massage a loved one and picture it flowing through your hands; perhaps you put a Power symbol over your head as you meditate and intend for it to stay there all day long, giving you support and positive energy.

We humans know what to do to heal ourselves and others. The inherent wisdom we each hold inside is astounding. If we just become still long enough to hear that voice inside, we could surely heal this world.

So while you will learn how the proven, set healing structure of Reiki works, also know this: You will always have the Reiki energy available at your fingertips (literally). How you decide to use it is up to you.

surrounded by Reiki light

There is a great freedom in being yourself, in being all you can be and shining your light onto the world.

3 Comments
  1. Sossi says:

    To Brooke

    I would like to know more about Reiki. I want to read your book on Reiki too, I need your help. I am practicing Reiki for three months but am still not completely well but better then before. How long does it take to give me full results? Please reply to me, I am a bit worried. I am depressed and crying, is it my healing crisis cleaning period?

    1. The Reiki Master says:

      I’m sorry to hear that you were feeling depressed and crying a lot. I will say from my experience at least, that the cleansing period we go through after a Reiki attunement usually doesn’t feel very good! And although many teachers say that it lasts for 21 days after the attunement, I personally had my “healing crisis” or “cleansing period” last for a good 2-3 years : )

      So I would think it is 100% normal to be crying, I wouldn’t worry about it at all. It sounds like the lower vibration frequencies, or energetic blockages that you had in your body are finally being released. I know it never seems like it at the time, but crying is actually a GREAT thing. It’s moving the sad energy out of your body so it doesn’t get stuck in there and cause all kinds of physical problems.

      There’s a common saying in Reiki circles that ‘Feeling is Healing’, and that is so, so true. I remind myself of that these days when I’m crying, and it really helps!

      To answer your question about how long it takes to “heal” with Reiki, and how you’re worried about not seeing full results after 2-3 months of practicing, I really wish there was an easy answer or definite time period to healing, but it’s different for everyone.

      How great would it be if there only took a certain number of days and “BAM! You’re all better! : )”

      I don’t know exactly what issues you’re working on with your Reiki healing, but the good thing is it sounds like you are consistently sending Reiki to yourself, which is great!

      A hard thing for us as humans to accept sometimes is that the Reiki is always working, even if it’s not in the way we want it to work. It could be that you haven’t seen complete results or feel completely healed for any number of reasons:

      1) Maybe you are learning to Trust in the Universe and that everything is working out even if you can’t see actual results just yet.

      2) Perhaps you are learning Acceptance of what is, and how we can be happy often times even in the hardest of circumstances.

      3) Maybe you’re learning the life lesson of Patience, and that healing doesn’t always happen at the pace we want it to.

      4) Since you are seeing some positive results, maybe you are slowly but surely learning that you have the ability to heal yourself. And if the healing took place overnight or was too easy for you, maybe you wouldn’t fully appreciate or learn that lesson.

      So Trust. Acceptance. Patience. Empowerment. Those are huge life lessons that can often take a person their whole life to learn! (And how many people actually never learn those lessons, even when they have the opportunity to do so!)

      It is often so, so hard to see, but it there are always always gifts in our hard experiences and ways for our soul to evolve and for us to raise our vibration, thereby raising the vibration of our planet.

      I hope this helps you at least a little bit, Sossi! I wish you the best of luck in your Reiki and healing journey, I am sending you some long-distance Reiki! : )

  2. Branden Ravertine says:

    I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting articles on Reiki like yours. Good stuff!

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