Master Usui titled the Reiki Principles, The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness/The Miraculous Medicine of All Diseases. That double title is very fitting. The Principles are a guide to living that can brings us peace and contentment. When we attain the inner peace that comes with living life by the Principles, much of the inner turmoil that is at the core of our physical dis-ease will dissipate. Whereas hands on Reiki helps to treat dis-ease once it has set in, I have come to think of the Reiki Principles as preventative care. They help us to live in such a way that we can stay in alignment with a healthy and happy life, minimizing our chances of becoming ill in the first place.
I encourage you to introduce your children to Reiki and if they show an interest in it, offer to teach them more about it. Take what you know about Reiki and pass it on them. Here are some tips I have for teaching kids Reiki: Read more
If you have children, I encourage you to introduce them to Reiki while they are young and if they have an interest, help them to train to be practitioners themselves. Children are so open to new things and the magic of Reiki fits well into their lives. Their open minds and imaginations give them an advantage over adults who have learned to be skeptical and doubt what they cannot see. Read more
Charging for Reiki is one of those controversial things that each practitioner will have to form their own opinion on. On one side of the argument you have those who feel Reiki should always be given free of charge as it comes from energy that the Universe has provided for us all. On the other, there are those who believe it should never be given away free. Read more
As a Reiki Master, part of my job is to train others in Reiki. I want to help fellow Masters spread this wonderful modality throughout the world. I want to help people discover Reiki and what it can do for them. In my endeavor to reach students, I asked myself what it means to be a healer and what clues are there to let a person know if it is the right path for them. Read more
Reiki has become a fairly common practice in many parts of the Western World. There are still places, however, where it is largely unknown. In the Midwestern United States, many people have never even heard of Reiki, let alone have any idea what it is. As a Reiki practitioner in Missouri, I often have to explain to people exactly what it is I do and answer the question; what is Reiki? Read more
There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Usui Reiki attunements. Do I really need an attunement to practice Usui Reiki? Do I need to be attuned to Animal Reiki to treat animals? There are so many types of Reiki, do I need to be attuned to them all? Do distance attunements work? Can I download my attunement automatically by reading a book about Reiki or by watching an attunement video on YouTube? These are a few questions about attunements that I hear regularly. Read more