The first Reiki Story
The first young woman has taken Level I and Level II with a person at a local community college. She was told and her certificate says Reiki Master. This was a new one on me. Any person I know of who teaches Reiki, has four levels: Level I, Level II, ART (Advanced Reiki Training) and Master Training. Today Reiki Master commonly is termed Reiki Master Teacher. I’ve written about Mastering in a previously article: https://reikinewyork.com/blog/page/4/
The Second Reiki Story
A few days later, another woman came for a session because she felt that she hadn’t gotten what she needed from her training. I was quite alarmed to hear that in her two days of classes, there was no hands-on practice time and as a result she had never experienced what it feel like to get and give Reiki. I’m mystified how students can be taught without experiencing Reiki. And how could they possibly feel comfortable giving a Reiki session to someone without ever practicing or receiving Reiki?
Interesting that this woman did research teachers and chose this class because it was well credentialed. It turned out that the class was quite large which she feels might have interfered with practice time. So I guess this is another question someone should ask before they sign up.
Both of these cases point to what a person should ask before signing up for a Reiki class. I write about this in greater detail in my blog post: https://reikinewyork.com/finding-the-right-reiki-class/#more-717
It is my hope that by sharing this information, when a client comes for a session, I will hear a good Reiki story about a positive experience.