Looking to start your Reiki journey? Here’s a Reiki for Beginners guide to get you on your way

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that is used to aid the body’s natural healing ability, stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered by “laying on hands” to transmit the unseen “life force energy” that flows through us and into a patient. If a person’s “life force energy” is low, then they are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Whereas if it is high, they are more likely to be happy and healthy. The following is a guide on Reiki For Beginners.


Reiki is an intelligent energy

Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows to target the area where healing needs to happen. Reiki knows to bring harmony back where harmony is lost. It is important to know as a practitioner not to force a Reiki treatment. Reiki will bring the results that are needed, not what you try to force.

For this reason, it is important to remember that as a practitioner, it is your job to transmit this life force into recipients bodies, even concentrating on specific areas. However, it is not your job to control what Reiki does. Reiki will flow in accordance with the highest benefit of the recipient. Reiki will flow and heal with the ultimate purpose of restoring harmony.

It is also important to remember that a practitioner should be trying to heal the source of the problem, not the symptoms. This should be the intention and front of mind whenever a Reiki healing session is taking place. For example, imagine a person with back pain seeks out a Reiki healing session. Is it more prudent to just concentrate on pain relief, or to heal the source of this pain? Remember that removing the cause also removes the effect.

Symptoms may not disappear straight away, it’s important that a person receiving Reiki understands this. Do not be discouraged and keep attending Reiki sessions. Time is a healer and it’s important to remember this when having Reiki administered.


Performing Reiki

Reiki for beginners primarily focusses on self-healing. As you progress through your Reiki journey you may want to learn about administering Reiki to someone else. This happens after Reiki level 2 where you will become attuned to performing Reiki on other people. It is important to remember that when you offer Reiki to someone else that you correctly explain the nature of Reiki healing.

This is basically explaining what you learnt above. Reiki heals sources, not symptoms. This will not happen right away but may take many Reiki sessions to fully address the root of the problem.

Secondly, it is important to make a patient fully aware of the ‘cleansing period’. This is very similar to what you yourself experienced after attunement in Reiki for beginners level 1, or even after level 2. Symptoms can grow stronger as the patient’s body and mind join in with the self-healing mechanics of Reiki. Explain that a person can experience changes across their life and that sometimes these may be intensive. They may notice signs in their lives that tell them what paths or directions they should be taking, what is not aiding their lives in any way and would be better off stopped, who contributes and who takes away from their lives. It is important to explain these in detail otherwise a patient might get scared and stop Reiki treatment.

Also, try to determine if a person really wishes to be healed. Some people just don’t want to get better for whatever reason. Have a long discussion with the patient and determine what their intentions are. If a person does not wish to be healed then Reiki will not have an effect on them.

This is an overview of what you’ll need to understand in Reiki for beginners. To progress on your journey feel free to read through the numerous articles on this site to increase your understanding and see the many benefits Reiki can bring into a persons life.