In Reiki, I don’t use my own energy, but if I do a treatment without Reiki, am I using my own ki?

Many Reiki practitioners believe that as they do give Reiki they are topping up the energy levels of the receiver. A bit like topping a car up with petrol. If you let the car drive on too long, it will break down, but if you give it some regular top-up, it will run just fine.

We need to understand the difference between adding energy and energising. When adding energy, like filling a car with petrol, the receiver will always have to keep going back for more, relying on an external source of energy. When energising, it’s different. Imagine a laboratory rat that has been given amphetamines. The amphetamines did not add any energy to the system, just facilitated the burning of existing energy in the system.

The beauty of Reiki is that we are able to energise recipients without giving from our personal store of ki.

If you give your own energy during a healing, you’re trying too hard. You’re also manifesting certain beliefs:

  • that the receiver needs you
  • that there is not enough energy to go around.

Neither of these beliefs are true. There is plenty of energy to go around, and the practitioner is not the one helping the receiver. Reiki is helping the receiver help himself.

Relax, allow the energy to flow, and let the healing happen without you adding anything.

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