|Enjoy this fascinating article from Jeremy O’Carroll, founder of Om Reiki Centre.|
“If you practise Reiki long enough, you are bound to bump into a bunch of big don’ts.
Don’t Reiki the people with jewellery on.
Don’t Reiki the crown of the head.
Don’t Reiki women who are pregnant.
Don’t Reiki the spine, etc.
Sometimes they get even more silly, like ‘Don’t Reiki anyone if you are wearing red’.
As ridiculous as some of these don’ts sound, they are usually backed up with just enough rational explanation to make you wonder.
Red, for instance, is the color of the root chakra and – according to some – giving it Reiki might inadvertently get the Kundalini energy (lying at the base of the spine) to rise up when a person isn’t ready for it.
Since this, genuinely, can cause people problems if their body isn’t energetically prepared, then you may begin to wonder whether the theory – no matter how crazy it sounds – might not have some validity.
Fortunately, almost every don’t in Reiki is actually short-circuited by a very simple point: that it is the recipient who determines how much energy flows – and not the giver.
Think of the recipient like someone sucking on an ‘energetic straw’. If they suck hard, a lot of energy will flow. If they suck gently, not much will flow.
It is all up to them, and the only thing a Reiki healer can do is provide the opportunity for energy to flow. And the better the healer, the greater the possibility of a higher energy flow. This means is that there is a safety valve built into the system, because an individual will only ever take in as much energy as is healthy for him or her. Taking in more would be like pushing a dagger into your flesh – not something you are likely to do.
If you are talking to someone who can’t accept this line of logic, you might like to get them to define ‘Reiki’. If they know anything about the origin of the word, they will tell you that the most literal translation (that makes sense) is ‘spiritual’ (Rei) ‘energy’ (ki). Does it make much sense for this ‘spiritual energy’ to be a destructive force?
I think not.
So next time you are anxious about giving someone Reiki, remember that it can never hurt them. It might not be the right time to give them energy. It might never be the right time to give them energy. But if an accidental Reiki drop fell their way, I wouldn’t lose any sleep. If a drop fell, they summoned it.
(Note: While Reiki can’t harm anyone, it can certainly produce a ‘healing cleanse’. Here you might feel a little more emotional than normal, or you might feel some physical discomfort.
Typically, such things are mild, but gentle or strong, they are ultimately good for the individual. Think of it as something like the cleansing process that takes place when someone undergoes a fast. They might get headaches, pimples, rashes and all sorts of other unpleasant things; but once the cleansing is done, they feel better than ever before.
With Reiki, you rarely get physical side-effects more than a vague queasiness, but whatever the cleansing symptoms, you’ll generally feel the best you have felt in ages once everything settles down.)
(Article Copyright, Jeremy O’Carroll 2021)
Reiki Retreat This Weekend – Places (And Accommodation) Now Available!
Due to the government’s rules on unvaccinated people not being able to do, well, very much, we now have a few places at this weekend’s Reiki retreat.
What’s more, having being unable to offer any accommodation at the event for months, we have finally secured a limited amount for just $45 a night (single with shared bathroom).
So if the time has come to get out of town, recharge and refresh, then join us in Daylesford for some high-energy healing work. At the retreat, you’ll not only have a blast with other healers, but also learn Reiki skills I don’t teach at my courses. The retreat will also be the perfect occasion for anyone who has let their Reiki practice slide and wants to reconnect. By its conclusion, your healing energy will be flowing better than ever.
For more info, visit our Reiki Retreat homepage.
Next, we will be holding an in-person Reiki practice night on December 4 in Fitzroy (5:45 pm – 7:15 pm). To find out all about it, click here.
Finally, for those interested in doing our Reiki Master Level course, I’m now holding it on Jan. 7-9 (2022) at my beautiful new centre in Denver (in between Woodend and Daylesford). Ideal for anyone looking to either vastly improve their personal practice or work with Reiki, this is the only scheduled Denver (Daylesford) Master Level for 2022.
If you have any questions, simply reply to this email or call me (Jeremy) 0417 328 457.
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