I recently had the opportunity to provide feedback to a couple of Level 1 Reiki practitioners. We serendipitously met; and while talking, I found out they were fellow practitioners. Although they were attuned several months ago, they weren’t confident in their skills. We sat down and discussed many questions. In the end, I provided a few exercises to improve Reiki confidence and skills. Today, I want to share these ideas with you.
1. Keep practicing, no matter how short the time frame. Whether 5 minutes or 60 minutes, Reiki will be there.
2. Remember, Reiki is flowing to where it is needed. It is all about setting your intentions for Reiki. Don’t worry when you find your head focusing on errands, and not the treatment. Just catch yourself thinking about the errands, tell yourself “if it is important enough, it will come to me after the treatment,” and then revert your focus back to the treatment at hand.
3. If you have pets, practice on them. **But only if they agree to it. (If you are uncertain they have agreed, start giving it to them and they will either walk away or remain close by you). Treating them will provide you with feedback. The sensations you feel during a self-treatment may be different from the sensations you feel when giving it to your dog. It is good for you to have these different sensations.
4. When giving a self-treatment or treatment on others, place your hands in one position and evaluate any sensations you feel. After a few minutes, move your hands to another position and evaluate any sensations you feel. Lastly, move back to the previous position to compare sensations again. By doing so, you should be able to feel Reiki flowing at either a stronger or weaker intensity at different positions/chakras.
I hope you choose one of these exercises in your practice.