Myth 1: You can’t believe in God and receive or practice Reiki
You can, and must, believe in a higher power in order to give Reiki – the word Reiki literally means “Divinely Guided Energy”. One of the core realisations we come to when practicing or receiving Reiki, is that we are all connected to God and Reiki strengthens that connection and realisation.
Myth 2: Reiki heals you
The Reiki treatment doesn’t heal you, the Reiki practitioner doesn’t heal you: you heal yourself. This is because Reiki stimulates the body’s own healing abilities for healing to take place on the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level.
The fast vibrating Reiki energy aids in the removal of energetic blockages which caused illness, or prevented healing from happening, so that you can heal yourself.
Myth 3: Giving Reiki treatments are tiring
Quite the opposite. Giving a Reiki treatment is invigorating to the Reiki practitioner because when we give Reiki, we also receive Reiki. If a practitioner is tired after giving Reiki, they are doing it wrong. It means they have used their own life force energy to effect healing.
A good analogy to describe how a Reiki practitioner is a conduit for healing, is to think of the practitioner as a teapot. The Reiki energy (water) comes from a higher source and fills the practitioner (teapot) who then allows it to flow to the client (teacup). The teapot doesn’t give of itself in order to pour the tea. So too a Reiki practitioner doesn’t give of him/herself – in fact they benefit from the Reiki energy flowing through them, just as a teapot is wet on the inside after pouring out the tea.
I hope I was able to dispel common myths about Reiki, but if you have any other questions, please use the Contact Me form to get in touch. I will gladly answer any of your questions.