By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
The Quick Answer: Practice, practice and more practice. Daily Self Reiki is the key. Plus, eating and living a healthy and spiritual life, meditating, looking in the mirror, practicing what we preach, and honing our skills as a channel for the Reiki energy.
The Longer But More Thorough Answer
Some people have expressed to me that because Reiki is Divine energy it should be easy for everyone to run it the same. Maybe, but all of our bodies are different with different abilities. We can’t all sing the same, or do gymnastics the same, why would we expect to all run Reiki the same. Hmmm…something to ponder.
Yes, the Reiki is from Divine and once attuned, always attuned. But, our bodies are still human and we channel Reiki through our human bodies. Some people have physical bodies that are naturally tuned to channeling Reiki and others will need to practice at it a bit more. It is like this with pretty much any skill, some are naturally good at pottery the first time they take a class, (not me) others will have to practice more. For many of my Reiki I students, channeling Reiki is their first time channeling anything energetically through their physical body at all. Many don’t meditate until after my class or do energy work. So, this is something that is all new to their bodies. All new, at any new skill, takes practice, even with Reiki.
Example: Singing Gift vs Reiki Gift
I truly believe that we come into this life with the God-given gifts that we require to be successful in our specific life goal. I believe with Divine’s help, we chose these gifts carefully beforehand. Some of us chose determination, some chose patience, forgiveness, calmness, motivation, or courage. I believe we also chose abilities for our human body such as, some of us need to be amazing scientists, writers, dancers, artists, and others need to be excellent channelers of Divine Energy. No matter what, we have the gifts that we need in order to be successful in this life. It is up to us to break through our fears and hone these gifts like a professional singer does. Practice, practice and more practice. Then be grateful for the gifts we have and we will be showered with even more abundance in this area of our lives.
I compare the ability to channel Reiki to singing, another gift from Divine. Again, I believe people who need a particular singing voice will choose biologically a family combination that will allow them to have this musical talent. Some people have beautiful singing voices from childhood. However, they still practice and practice to hone their skill if singing is important to them. Some people are naturals at it, others take more practice but can still be great, others have great singing voices for themselves or their shower, but don’t necessarily want to sing to the world. It’s all good. It is all Divine and perfect for us and our needs. But, if someone wants to improve their singing voice, they will need to practice and possibly work with a coach.
This is the same with Reiki. If you want to do Reiki to heal yourself only, you still need to practice on yourself, daily. YES, DAILY. (If you actually want results) If you want to do Reiki on others, you’ll need to practice on others and for the Highest Good, study with a Reiki Master to get help along the way or establish a very strong Love and Light connection with your Reiki Guides. Preferably both. If someone wants to be a Reiki Master/Teacher, this in turn will take more practice, more time, more help, more honing, more experience, etc.
Just because Reiki comes from a Divine source it doesn’t mean we still don’t have lessons to learn about channeling Reiki energy through our human bodies. Most of us do. Most of us are working with the Reiki in the first place to help us with these issues. So, sorry if you don’t want to hear it, but… “PRACTICE MAKES BETTER.” Yes, even in Reiki, practice makes better. You’ll feel better, be able to run more energy better, be able to FEEL the energy in your hands and body better, be able to manifest the things and life you want better. All of the above. JUST DO IT!
It’s worth it!
In Love and Light,
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