By: Corie Chu
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Why Learn Reiki?
Learning Reiki is like learning how to meditate. We meditate for mental clarity, but how do we rejuvenate ourselves energetically?
You know, those days when you’ve pent up so much anger, sadness, frustration, heartbreak, stress, anxiety, etc. that you just don’t know what to do with it anymore?
Sometimes those feelings can go away, but then there are times when they feel stuck or just keep on building? I.e., if you hate your job and become increasingly more frustrated every day that you’re still stuck in it because you haven’t figured out what to do next yet?
Or, if your boss has been talking down to you, making you feel small, taking your power and worth away?
Even if you exercise, turn up some music, go on a shopping spree, or eat and drink yourself silly, it can improve your mood temporarily, but the problem doesn’t actually go away. Your energy level will likely go from high to low (possibly again and again), making it more and more difficult for you to see your options clearly and less and less bothered to do anything about it.
Hopefully, at some point, you’ll feel like you’ve completely had enough and be more willing to find a resolution.
How You Can Learn Reiki
Through a Reiki self-healing energy practice, you’ll be able to effectively balance and cleanse your own energy for your better well-being
It’s something you can do daily, whether for 3 minutes, 30 minutes, or more per day to give yourself an energy boost. You might even find yourself not needing your usual dose of caffeine or Red Bull. And it’s a completely natural and holistic healing modality that you’ll have for your entire lifetime.
If you’ve been paying $40 for your daily cup of coffee, an investment in learning Reiki could equal 50-75 cups of coffee, whereas the ability to naturally restore your own energy levels would be with you forever.
Reiki is one of the safest energy healing modalities that anyone can learn to restore their own energy levels.
You don’t have to be naturally born gifted or trained from a young age. It’s also great for creating a foundation for any future energy healing practices you might be interested in later too.
Think of Reiki as an energetic first aid response, or an energetic vitamin shot when you’re feeling weak without the sugar and calories.
8 Things About Reiki You Probably Don’t Know
Reiki is a well-structured energy healing system, unlike other similar practices. There’s a century-long history with an estimate of over 4 million Reiki practitioners, and 60,000 masters and teachers.
Highly stressed professionals such as doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, bankers, and others have learned Reiki or received Reiki to better cope with their day-to-day or to facilitate healing for others. I have personally trained a number of these professionals, so I can attest to it first hand, and I’m sure many fellow Reiki teachers can too.
In 2014, the Washington Post reported that 1.2 million Americans have tried Reiki.
Also from the Washington Post, “More than 60 U.S. hospitals have adopted Reiki as part of patient services, according to a UCLA study, and Reiki education is offered at 800 hospitals.”
“The Healing Touch Professional Association estimates that more than 30,000 nurses in U.S. hospitals use touch practices every year.”
Anyone can learn Reiki, regardless of intellectual ability, spiritual development, or natural gifts.
There is only one true form of Reiki and that is Traditional Usui Reiki, with lineage stemming from Dr. Mikao Usui, which was then carried on by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi in Japan and Mrs. Hawayo Takata in the United States. Mrs. Hawayo Takata made the Reiki practice more westernized later as people were sensitive to all things Japanese during World War 2.
It’s channeled energy, so the giver of Reiki does not tire or lose energy from facilitating Reiki healing. If anything, it energizes the Reiki practitioner.
Reiki services are offered at hospitals in the U.S.
Although they aren’t offered as hospitals in Hong Kong (yet), I do have to say I see quite a lot of clients who find Reiki and energy healing helpful in conjunction with medical care, especially if they are receiving medical attention regularly for chronic issues.
During this pandemic, I stopped running group training classes while practicing social distancing, and though the status of COVID has been, luckily, somewhat more stable these days, I’m taking extra precautions and holding off on group events for now. I’m solely focused on private 1-1 training sessions while maintaining clean hygiene standards.
Since the pandemic began, there has been a clear increase in interest in people wanting to learn Reiki, and I’ve had the pleasure of training more people during this time.
Why? Because Reiki is a tool that can provide a form of natural boost to your immune system every time you choose to practice Reiki on yourself.
It’s like being able to give yourself concentrated shots of vitamin C without a needle or orally taking a ton of sugary substances. Instead, all that you need to do is apply your Reiki hands to specific parts of your body that make up your immune system, which you’ll be taught more in detail during the training.
You don’t need a background in biology or anatomy in order to practice Reiki either. Reiki is a tool that you can easily share with your loved ones to keep everyone extra safe and healthy too.
Try a 1-1 Reiki session first before learning it, so you can fully experience it as a receiver first to get a better understanding of its various benefits. Or, if you live outside of Hong Kong, or are still concerned about leaving your house during these trying times, a distant Reiki session is as good as 1-1 Reiki classes.
If you’re interested in learning Reiki 1 please get in touch with me or learn more about my training sessions HERE.
Source: The Washington Post “Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals” (May 16, 2014).
JUNE 25, 2019