It may seem passive because during the Reiki session you’re lying on the table with your eyes closed, receiving the energy transmitted through the practitioner. But you can take action before and after the Reiki session to make the most of what Reiki has to offer on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
The Reiki practitioner and the Reiki itself are the tools you use as you grow and heal in your life. No matter how gifted the healer or how powerful the Reiki, you participate in the healing process by being open to growth and change.
One way that Reiki works is by helping you to be open to such change. You may not want to change at first, but eventually, as you truly desire to feel better within yourself, you may see that certain changes will help.
You may notice changes in the following areas of your life:
How far you go with Reiki depends on how you follow up on your Reiki sessions. As a result of Reiki, you may get a thought that smoking is hurting you or you have to start singing. To benefit from Reiki, take the insights you get while on the Reiki table and put them into action.
A Reiki session beautifully restores balance and heals at a deep energy level. But I still visit my chiropractor to help my body adjust on a physical level. I find that using different practitioners as needed brings out the best level of healing.
Reiki combines well with all the healing arts, whether they’re complementary treatments, such as massage, or conventional medical treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy.
For many ailments, you may need to use the services of more than one type of practitioner, in addition to your Reiki practitioner. For example, you may want to also see a psychotherapist, a massage therapist, a nutritionist, or a medical doctor.