Do you have to belong to a regulatory body or association in order to practice Reiki?
This is a question that I am often asked by students and the answer to that question is no.
Anyone can learn to practice reiki and can do so freely without the need to belong to any organisation.
It should always be remembered that reiki was originally intended as a form of personal and spiritual development. An individual always works on themselves before they work on another person.
When I say working on yourself, what I really mean is that a person takes the time to meditate and carry out self-treatments on a regular basis so they can grow and develop spiritually. This is a lifelong ongoing practice because each of us experiences challenges on a daily basis. We need to be able to process our experiences mentally and energetically remove negative energy and experiences so that we maintain a state of equilibrium and inner peace. In this way we are better equipped to deal with the real difficulties in life; the day to day problems seem trivial, our immune system becomes stronger and we are better able to cope with illness and dis-ease.
Reiki is very different from many other complementary therapies. This is because reiki is a spiritual practice not a procedure like, for example, aromatherapy. Each reiki treatment is different; even working on the same person on a different day, the practitioner will discover that the person’s energy will feel different. This is because a person’s emotional state is different and their experiences during the day are different too.
Reiki is amazing, a wonderful spiritual practice and it is my humble belief that being able to work with the energy is a gift from the Universe which is to be shared amongst us. I am extremely proud to be able to attune and empower my students to this energy, with the knowledge that they will then have the ability to work on themselves and on others and in doing so, making the world a better place.