Is Reiki a Religion?
No.  The energy of the universe is for everyone.

One way to think of it is this:  Reiki is the connectivity of Universal Energy flowing through the practitioner, meeting and integrating with the receiver’s own energy center receptors (Chakras).  How a person relates with this energy; whether a spiritual, metaphysical or practical experience is as individual as the person experiencing it.  William Lee Rand addresses this issue, in response to US Catholic Bishops’ statement on March 25, 2009.

Does Reiki hurt?
Not ever.  Reiki is Light, Truth, Love. As Reiki (Universal Energy connecting with your Life Energy) enlightens your own energy, you may experience a ‘clearing out’ of old ‘stuff’; that which no longer serves you and acts as blockage to your living as your true self.  Sometimes, bringing old, unwanted ‘stuff’ to the surface can be emotionally painful.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be free from old encumbrances and things that weigh you down?

A Reiki Practitioner that has cleared themselves, and set aside their own ego prior to working with client, benefits from conducting a Reiki session as much as the life receiving it.  Our purpose is to make your life better, more enriched, and whole. What a wonderful gift we have been given, to help each other as we pass through on this life’s journey!  I can think of no greater blessing than sharing this light with all.  Wouldn’t you like some of that?

What Can Be Treated With Reiki?
Reiki has had a positive effect on all manners of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety, as well as more serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments may also be reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression, as well as improving healing duration and reducing hospital stay time. Reiki always helps, and in some cases, people have experienced complete healing, as confirmed by medical tests before and after Reiki treatments. While some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.  And to many, that’s quite a miracle, in itself.

How Much Reiki Should I Get?
If you are an adult reading this, you’ve probably lived many years worth of experiences, and many years accumulating unwanted emotional baggage (“stuff”).  How the body processes this accumulation, typically results in physical maladies.  It can take years to manifest our physical or emotional problems.  Our bodies are created with precision.  For anyone who owns a car knows, if you skip on the oil changes, problems are going to happen, sooner or later. The same happens with our bodies.

Therefore, the more “stuff” you have requiring attention, the more sessions will benefit you.  That is not to say a person needs to experience numerous Reiki sessions in order to benefit.  It depends upon how many oil changes, tunes ups, etc. your car needs in order to operate efficiently. Most people benefit greatly by 3 sessions (please see Pricing and Promotions.  And once you start feeling better, you’ll know if you wish to continue on a regular basis or come in “for a tune up” once in a while.  You cannot Over-Do Reiki; it’s your own energy connecting with Universal Power.  Wow!  Doesn’t that feel awesome?

Can Anyone Learn Reiki?
Yes. The ability to conduct Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement, which occurs during a Reiki class. As soon as a student receives an attunement, they have the ability to conduct Reiki, and after that; whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of performing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.

What Is A Reiki Attunement?
Hailing all the way back to Master Usui Sensei (Dr Mikao Usui: Usui/Tibetan Reiki), Reiki has a lineage which is passed along from Reiki Master to student during Reiki class. A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement energies flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the student’s energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Higher Power, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student.

How Does Long Distance Reiki Work?
In Reiki II class, a student is provided three Reiki symbols. These symbols are empowered by the Reiki II attunement. One of these symbols is for Distance Healing. By focusing on a picture of the person to whom you wish to send Reiki, or writing the person’s name on a piece of paper, or simply by thinking of the person while activating the distant symbol, you can send Reiki to them no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, and it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and connect with them.

Can a Long Distance Healing Attuned Practitioner Send Reiki To Anyone?
Yes. Reiki can be sent anywhere; any time.  All the recipient need do is request, then acknowledge the Reiki, once sent.  If the one to whom you’ve sent the Reiki hasn’t requested or does not wish to acknowledge, the Reiki will just be there (like a book; unopened).  It is always good practice to ask if the recipient even wants the healing energy sent to them.

A Reiki recipient should always be the one who requests the energy.  No one likes to have their ‘space’ invaded, and Reiki will not intrude. While Reiki may seem to be the “Life” of the party (especially to newer Practitioners, as you’ll most likely want to share with everyone!) Reiki won’t attend, unless invited.

Can Children Learn Reiki?
Yes, Reiki can be taught to anyone. A child should be old enough to understand what Reiki is, and show an interest in learning Reiki.

Can Any Animal Benefit; Or Just Domestic Pets?
Children and animals have fewer buffers and blockages to Universal Energy, and therefore are often more receptive to Reiki.  After all, it took adults many years to accumulate all the “stuff” inhibiting the flow of their pure energy.  All Life forms, including plants and animals of every type and size, may benefit from receiving Reiki.  The same rule of etiquette applies to animals as it does to people; obtain their approval first. An Animal Reiki Practitioner should be in tune with the animal’s energy and sense how to accomplish this.  Animals just seem to be closer to the energy source, and will let you know if and when they are receptive to Reiki.  They let you know when they’re done, too.

When dealing with non-domestic animals, please make sure your Reiki Practitioner has experience working with exotic and/or wild animals. In addition to domestic animals of all sizes and ilk, Lisa has extensive experience working with wild and exotic birds, reptiles, and other creatures of nature.