You may be confused over what Reiki actually is.
Are crystals, intuitive healings and chakras part of Reiki?
The primary reason you could be wondering this is because Reiki practitioners and teaches often add extra components to their treatments and classes.
Many Reiki practitioners incorporate chakras, crystals and intuitive readings into a Reiki treatment. These are add ons to a standard Reiki treatment and are not part of the traditional system of Reiki taught by Mikao Usui. They may be valid additions to Reiki practice but it’s important for us to understand what Reiki is.
What constitutes the system of Reiki?
Mikao Usui developed Reiki the system of Reiki in approximately 1920. Reiki translates to universal life force energy or spiritual energy. Reiki is a spiritual healing system that originates in Japan and includes:
Differences between Reiki healing and chakra healing
Whereas the chakra system originates from India and was first mentioned in the Vedas – the Hindu holy books. Each of the major chakras has a different location, purpose and colour. The chakras are briefly mentioned and treated during Restore Naturally Reiki Level One courses because they are located in the same position as the traditional Reiki hand positions. Plus they add an extra dimension to healing others and self-Reiki practice.
Crystals are another common addition to Reiki treatments. Crystals contain beautiful healing properties but Mikao Usui didn’t use them in his Reiki treatments.
Reiki and intuitive readings
Reiki increases your connection to yourself, others and something greater than yourself that you’re a part of. Receiving or practising Reiki on yourself also quietens your mind. When you’re mind is quiet and you’re connected to yourself and something greater than yourself that you’re are able to access your intuition. Increased intuition is a gift Reiki adds to your life.
However, intuitive insights shared by a Reiki practitioner are not part of a standard Reiki treatment. Whilst intuitive insights can be valid, they can also create unnecessary confusion in professional practice. When you receive Reiki you connect deeply to yourself and something greater than yourself that you are a part of. So, is extra intuitive guidance provided by a Reiki practitioner really necessary? I don’t think so.
During Restore Naturally Reiki treatments and courses any additional techniques are clearly highlighted so you clearly understand what is part of the traditional system of Reiki and what is a beneficial addition to the practice.
“A long time ago I did a Reiki course and had not really practised Reiki afterwards because that course left me unsure about using the Reiki healing system. I am so glad I re-did the Level One Reiki with Sarah. Sarah gave us a very clear and easy to use handbook, which provided a great framework for the course…by the end of the weekend I felt like I had finally understood the Reiki system and how to use it. Sarah teaches with a lot of wisdom and heart – she is a wonderful teacher and guide.” – Nicole S., Mentone, Melbourne