Jeff has verbalized what I have also experience.
Article by Jeff Vaughan
Reiki treatments are wonderful to give and have taught me many lessons. One lesson is the value of trust. I have learned to trust and let the energy flow on its own. Reiki hasconsciousness of its own and knows where to go and what to do.
My more sensitive clients, whom I have given Reiki sessions to, knows when I concentrate too hard on the symbols or attempt to control the Reiki. It is not necessary to attempt to control Reiki. Reiki has an intuitive intelligence of its own. That is why I have learned to set my need to control aside. Trusting the energy to do what it needs to do and go where it is needed. I have also learned the value of intuition. When I first began to give Reiki treatments I followed the basic treatment steps outlined in the book “Reiki the Healing Touch”.
As I continued to practice, I began to deviate from the basic steps and place my hands on different parts of the body as I was guided. The client would then tell me that I had placed my hands exactly where they needed them to be. To me, following my intuition is another way of trusting the Reiki energy to flow in the way that is most valuable for the person receiving the treatment.
Another lesson I have learned from Reiki is the usefulness of
- invoking guidance and help from the universe and guides at the beginning of a treatment, and
- to give thanks for the help received at the end of a treatment.
When I set the intention of the healing session,
- I ask that the Reiki treatment be used for the highest good of the person receiving the energy.
I do this because I do not know what is for the highest good of the person, nor do I know what they most need to heal at the time. By intending that Reiki be used for the highest good, I am trusting the energy and leaving the outcome of the healing work in the hands of the universe.
I find this method also teaches me not to hold on to outcome and to trust. I am constantly amazed when the miracles unfold in the lives of my clients. Reiki is truly a healing therapy that works on a spiritual level in the lives of people that seek answers within themselves.
I am grateful for the lessons given to me during my practice of Reiki. I am certain that more insights will unfold for me as I continue to practice this wonderful healing technique.
Jeff Vaughan is a Reiki Master Teacher from Riverside, California