Monday, February 22, 2016


After a few conversations with some of my students I had recently, it became clear to me that they and possibly others, are laboring under a very big misconception.

One of them involved the use of a pendulum, and the other was around doing Reiki sessions on the public and charging for it.

I preface what I am about to say by making it clear that I am stating a fact, and this is not coming from ego.
FACT: ANYTHING you do in life is only perfected by practice - ANYTHING!  From playing a musical instrument, to driving a car, to cooking, or using a pendulum (ad infinitum).

So to assume that after a few months or even a year of training, barely having done any Reiki on others or yourself, and sporadically attending a few Reiki shares, you could be as powerful a Reiki (channel) Practitioner as your teacher, says to me that you really don't have a clue about all that is involved in getting to where your teacher is at.  And that I need to make this a lot clearer in my Reiki classes from now on.

In my lineage, we teach that you don't have our blessing to go out and perform Reiki sessions on the public and charge for it until you have completed the third of level of training, which in our case is Level IIIa (Master Practitioner), for a good reason.  You need the experiences and practice of daily self-treating, coming to every Reiki share your teacher holds, getting together with your fellow classmates and doing trades, and working on lots of others (relatives,friends, pets, etc.) before you are really even ready to go out and start your business.  Even then, you are still  just "in training" for many years.

You can be an incredible Reiki channel some day, or you can connect so deeply with your pendulum that the things you do with it are almost beyond comprehension, but it takes years of dedication and practice, practice, practice to be channeling Reiki at the level of your teacher.  

The problem is that most people don't have the discipline or the drive to get to that point.

Monday, February 8, 2016

This Way Or That Way

When I was first learned Reiki, I was taught that drawing the power symbol (CKR) one way did one thing, and drawing it another way did something else. Then I read that Mrs. Takata, whom I like to refer to as "The Mother of Reiki", taught the opposite of what I was taught.  I am very big on experimentation, so I started playing with the symbols and discovered that Mrs. Takata had it right.

I am talking about the difference between drawing the power symbol either CW (clockwise) or CCW (counter clockwise) and getting different results.  One way (CCW per Mrs.T) powers up the energy or focuses it more intently sort of like a laser would, while the CW power symbol draws out negative energy from the area you are using it in.

I have instructed my students and members of my Reiki Facebook Group (REIKI FOR YOU AND ME) to start experimenting also and see what they found.

Yesterday at a Reiki Share, I had my students play around with  the CCW CKR and they also found that it indeed got things really hopping!

If you are Usui Reiki Level II and above, I suggest you do your own experimenting and see what you get. Some people believe that it's all about intention anyway, but I personally feel there is always a right way and wrong way to everything.