Energy healing and Grand Masters?

I have been asked recently by several of my students, some of whom have trained with me a long time ago, and have been practicing as reiki master/teachers for many years, about several “new” energy healing systems and training courses that are on the market and being offered here in Dubai.

If you are thinking about taking a reiki or energy healing course my advice is listen. Listen to your intuition. What is it telling you? Not sure?

Many people find it quite a challenge to “listen” or “feel” what their intuition is telling them and end up asking their friends and family, “What shall I do?” “Do you think this sounds like a good course for me?”

Not an easy question to answer.

Another good way to find out is to ask the course leader if people they have already taught could call you and chat with you about their experience on the course. If the course leader is unwilling to do this, this is something to be cautious of.

Ask others who you know have taken similar courses, how was their experience. What did they learn? Do they use what they learnt? This is a great measure of whether the course was really great or just mediocre. If they don’t use it, why not?

Questions about Reiki Grand Masters have recently come up too. Let me tell you a story about Reiki Grand Masters, there is NO such thing.

Being a reiki master is a title only, which shows everyone else, you are experienced enough and trained in being able to pass along attunements. That is all that it means. It does not mean that you are “master” of the universal life force energy!

Being a reiki master is about being humble and willing to help others, being vulnerable enough to be able to admit to not knowing something when your students ask you questions. You are not a guru and all knowing all healing master, you are the same as your students, but with some experience.

An excellent reiki master is someone who is willing to learn and understands that the students that come to them, will teach them with every lesson, every group and they will grow for the learning, just as their students do.

Listen, feel, wait and sit with information. Don’t rush out and join up, just because the person selling it is telling you they are a Grand Master! This is from their ego and most likely they will not be vulnerable, will not be very useful in their teaching as they know better than their students. This is not a good teacher.

Good teachers impart knowledge.

Great teachers help and support and empower their students.

Energy or reiki – what is the difference, so many different healing courses available now, Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Violet Flame Reiki, Grecian Reiki – Theta Healing.

Have you researched into any of these different forms of reiki?

Usui reiki appears to be the original or most used reiki around the globe. Karuna reiki was put together by William Lee Rand as he was given part of the information each by three ladies, who did not know each other. William “formed” Karuna reiki as he was guided to do.

Violet flame reiki – I am not sure where this originates from, but I can say that many of the symbols and practice of violet flame definitely comes from both Usui and Karuna reiki with additional symbols, some of which I am not so sure about the authenticity of them being “energy” healing.

Saying that, everything has energy, so each symbol no matter where it originates from will have some vibrational energy, whether it is used for healing or not is something to speculate.

Grecian Reiki was “made up” by the person who says they are the founder – they definitely are the founder of this form of reiki, but does it work? It did not originate from a place of love and enlightenment; rather it came from a desire to make money. Or so I was told by a very reliable source, who was told this by the founder!

So guys, be aware, there are many types of reiki and energy healing out there, some and I am sad to say actually many are only “made up” for the sole purpose of making money. Do they work, to some degree yes, as I said earlier everything has a vibrational energy, but not all will be from a place of love and enlightenment.

For example Theta Healing – this is being taught all over the planet. Where does it come from? It is a mish mash of energy healing, reiki techniques and shamanic healing and techniques, not an original form of healing, but a mixture of a bit of this and a bit of that – and is it safe?

My answer to you, can only be from my own experience and I can say it is definitely NOT safe.

Students are being given very simple techniques of how to journey into the unknown, with no protection, no guidance other than asking questions of some mystical all knowing all seeing entity, who is this entity? How do you know you are speaking and asking questions of the absolute power of the universe? Are you given any guidance as to be aware of who is answering, who is guiding you? No – how can you be sure it is not a malevolent entity that is really having a great time playing with you?

You have no way of knowing, or to be more precise you are not given any guidance on how to be safe and check.

Before you enlighten on a course, ask questions, seek others experiences and go safe.