I'm inspired to jot down my thoughts as I'm preparing my materials for my upcoming Reiki Master workshop. It is always a blessing for me to teach. To be chosen as a person's Reiki instructor is an honor. While that may sound sappy to some, I truly mean it. To be involved with and witness a new beginning or deepening with master level training is a privilege and a humbling experience.
Though our class is over in three days, I offer my support and guidance to my students no matter how much time may pass. Reiki is a path offering much beyond the obvious benefits of allowing ourselves to help others and ourselves with Reiki energy. If we are willing, Reiki will gently light our way to self-discovery, healing, awareness and much more. You may learn Reiki in a day or two but practicing is for life. Literally. Reiki eases the harshness and enhances all experiences, bringing a sort of comfort and peace to us. Because Reiki causes no harm, the applications and situations for its use are limitless.
My classes are Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki classes. Some may wonder what the difference is and why I have moved on from the Usui/Tibetan style. Like us, Reiki energy has the potential to evolve. Even Usui Sensei himself knew this. He defined 6 levels of Reiki. The sixth being where one would begin practice and the first being the strongest and deepest level. He claimed himself at level two and encouraged others to seek greater heights than he had mastered.* He left it to us to refine the energy and improve upon the strength and quality of the Reiki of his time.
We have done just that. It is important for those with Reiki to practice and refine their own ability to channel higher vibrations of Reiki through their own healing. As we do this, we are capable of working with higher frequencies of Reiki energy which allows for better results. Today, through the development of various styles of Reiki, this healing art is practiced by millions around the world. With so many dedicated to the practice of Reiki, it is no wonder we are capable of channeling higher, more refined frequencies than ever before. After all, if the Universe/God is unlimited and Reiki comes from this Source, it too is unlimited as its expression.
I have seen my own sessions with others and my self-care results improve and become deeper through Holy Fire II Reiki. I feel that more of our higher consciousness is involved when we practice now when compared to my earlier years. There is a wisdom and a connection now that I was largely unaware of before or perhaps only glimpsed at times. My awareness has most certainly increased and still continues to do so.
As I continue on my own Reiki journey and welcome all newcomers to Reiki as well as continuing students to class, I can only be excited to know that this evolution will continue. There certainly shall be more wonder and joyous experiences ahead for all of us on the Reiki path.
Andrea Kennedy began practicing Reiki in 1995. She sees clients and teaches all levels of Reiki in Saline, Michigan. Visit www.MainstreamReiki.com for more information or to contact her.
* From a talk on Holy Fire Reiki by William Lee Rand March 2016.