In this article, I’m going to talk about being a Reiki Master and give current and future healers some important things to consider.
What does Reiki Master Mean?
Reiki Master is a term used for someone who has completed the highest level of Reiki training and is prepared to teach others. This healing art has been orally taught by Master to student for almost one hundred years dating back to Dr. Mikao Usui. For more information on Dr. Usui please see my previous post: http://reikinewyork.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=700&action=edit .
Who should consider becoming a Reiki Master?
Many people become Reiki Masters because they want to teach Reiki. Others take the training for further self- empowerment and some even do so because they believe it gives them a valuable credential. Reiki Master training is a process of learning how to teach Reiki. It’s important for a Reiki Master to actively be treating people in Reiki sessions because this gives her the experience of using Reiki and knowing about it when teaching others. For those first considering becoming a Reiki Master, it would be helpful to think about your goals for doing so. Finding the right Reiki Master to learn from is crucial. I wrote about this is a previous article http://reikinewyork.com/kinds-of-reiki/
Things for a Reiki Master consider
Becoming a Reiki Master is just the beginning of Mastery which is an ongoing pursuit down the winding road of healing. Those of us healing others should seriously be working on ourselves. I believe it’s important to be healing yourself beyond giving yourself Reiki. This can be accomplished in many ways. Meditation is one that is high on my list because it gives one time to sit quietly and “be”. Doing this allows us to be present first with ourselves and therefore with our clients and students. Inner stillness through silence is powerful. Getting healing sessions from your teacher is another way. I still see my Reiki Master and it’s been almost twenty years since completed my training.
Why is “Being” so important for a Reiki Master?
Are you able to stop doing and just “Be”? When I talk about “Being”, I mean being present with ourselves. You might want to think about it as finding your “Master Within”. Mari Hall writes beautifully about this: “The Inner Master is that part of me who in tuned into all aspects of who I am and at the same time to the universe and all that exists”. http://marihall.com/about-mari/ . Kristen Tippet provides a wide landscape to explore ourselves more deeply in her show called “On Being”: https://onbeing.org/programs/, where she explores topics like “First Aid for Spiritual Seekers”, ‘Running as Spiritual Practice”, and “Music as Medicine”.
Truly “Being” A Reiki Master
I hope this article has given you some thoughts and tools for truly “Being a Reiki Master”.