I can speak with honesty and truth when I say that when I first learned Reiki, I believed I could not feel a thing. I was not sure if anything was really happening. I kept using it though. It was the experiences of my clients that became confidence builders for me. Some saw colors and felt strong sensations in the body. Their health changed, they felt calmer, more peaceful. Pain went away. Their confidence, passions and connections to life were renewed. It was by witnessing their experiences that I developed faith in Reiki. And then slowly over time, I realized I was expecting Reiki to be a certain way. I was looking left, when the experience was on the right.
I finally learned that I had to throw out expectations and be present. In that presence of watching, I began to really experience the Reiki Energy. I then became more confident that I was not just imagining the vibrations in my hands and I began to experience the energy directly in many different ways. I realized by expecting the energy to be a certain thing, I limited the experience of what it really was.
Over the past 10 years, my relationship to Reiki has deepened. I experience the energy distinctly and I continue to watch my Reiki Students and clients transform in body, mind and spirit under its gentle yet powerful healing. Additionally, it became a spark which ignited the fire of Spiritual growth and transformation in my own life.
Reiki is a tool of healing. It can be blended with any other form of treatment and is not limited to any particular religion or spiritual path. It can heal and it can also be used as a tool to deepen awareness of self, life and spirit.
Reiki is one method of healing and transformation. It does not claim to be "the Way" or the ultimate method. It does not claim to be a magic bullet that will magically change your whole life in one session. But many people all over the world have experienced its powerful effects. If you have never experienced Reiki, then try it without expectations and give it a fair chance. If you have tried it before without noticing much, try again with fresh eyes and be willing to explore the subtle ways it creates healings. Try it Two, three or even Four times or more before you draw a final conclusion. Be fair. Until then you do not know.
Through direct experience, we can begin to satisfy the rational and scientific mind that changes are happening. Healing and transformation is taking place. When the rational mind becomes satisfied, it begins to let down its guard and allow the intuitive mind more access. As the strength of the intuitive mind is increased, the ability to perceive more and more subtle aspects of the energy develop. Before you know it, the power of Reiki as a healing method becomes your direct experience through scientific investigation. You have watched, observed and experienced it from many angles, and what you once did not know becomes known. You have discovered for yourself the power of Reiki.