Good mornin’ all…
Here’s a Reiki question I received:
Q – I would like to run a Reiki 1 and 2 course for a few of my existing clients.
I would also like to join the UK Reiki Federation as a Master Practitioner/Teacher.
One of their requirements is that I provide them with a certificate stating that I’m able to teach Reiki.
Am I ‘ALLOWED’ to teach Reiki and do I need to join some federation/organisation in order to have more “credibility” as a practitioner/teacher?
I studied Usui Reiki 1 and 2 under The Venerable Tenzin Choden in India for a year during 1998.
I practised Reiki in South Africa after that and finally got Master attunements from yourselves in January 2009.
I’ve since been practising Reiki in Scotland.
I find all these “federations” and rules a bit much for the sake of “credibility”.
I would appreciate it if you could clear up the issues around teaching Reiki and joining some group for me.
A – Here we go, hold onto your hats! 🙂
Allowed!!! Allowed!!! Allowed???
Think about it…
You don’t need to be a member of any ‘Reiki club’ to teach or pass on Reiki.
You only need to be a Reiki Master and know your stuff 🙂
Now, many Reiki teachers split the level of Reiki Master into two distinct levels – Reiki Master Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher – just to make more money?
And to make themselves feel superior for a while longer! Like they know something you don’t…
The only difference between the two levels is simply this:
A Reiki Master Practitioner is not shown how to attune others to Reiki – that’s all!
We show you in our Ultimate Reiki Package 🙂
It gives you everything you need to know about attuning others to Reiki – if that’s what you want to do.
It shows you how to do it using the ordinary Usui method and also – how to guide your students through their own powerful self-attunements using our Chikara-Reiki-Do method 🙂
So with our course you definitely are a Reiki Master Practitioner AND Teacher. 🙂
And please remember this – none of the original Reiki Master Certificates ever stated ‘Master Teacher’ on them, because the earliest Reiki Master training gave you everything.
We’ve nothing against the Reiki Alliance or Federation, some people like belonging to clubs.
But we prefer total independence in mind, body and spirit 🙂
And remember this – we’re a very large group in ourselves! 🙂
So, to make things a little clearer…
You’ll become a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher using our course of both self-attunement and distance attunement to Reiki.
But unfortunately – some say fortunately 🙂 the Reiki Alliance or Federation may not recognise your training or allow you to join their ‘club’.
That’s not to say your training with us is any better or worse, it’s just that they choose not to recognise it.
(Although this is changing)
If you think about the stupidity of all these club rules then you’ll also realise that Usui himself would be denied entry too.
For he never had a bloomin’ certificate and he also attuned himself, taught, and shared his Reiki knowledge fairly well too! 🙂
But all this ‘You have to join our club’ stuff is simply another avenue of control – not forgetting all those lovely, juicy, joining fees too, of course!
So I’ll have to leave you all to decide if you wish to become an independent, individual Chikara-Reiki-Do Reiki Master 🙂 or a controlled and regulated, fee paying, Reiki clone club member 🙁
I became a Reiki Master in March 98 and I have never joined any ‘club’ – except my own 🙂
As to credibility, well, I’ve ‘trained’ thousands of Reiki students to the level of Reiki Master! 🙂
And they’ve gone on to be exceptionally capable and credible Reiki teachers and brilliant Reiki practitioners too 🙂
How could they not be? 🙂
For they made the fearless decision to intentionally tap into the Reiki energy already residing within them – and which lives within everyone else too!
Remember, either you can do a thing or you can’t and no amount of certificates or abiding by other peoples’ rules and regulations will prove a damn thing! 🙂
But if you’re still here since 1998 and still have people coming to you, then you must be doing something right 🙂
Look, a certificate is just someone else’s opinion that you can do something…
But the only opinion that counts to YOU – is YOURS! 🙂
Can you do Reiki? Do you feel ready to teach with confidence and humour?
If YOU feel ready then you are – and that’s all that matters. 🙂
You don’t ‘need to or have to’ join any Reiki club to teach or, for that matter, heal anyone – just start doing it. 🙂
I have every confidence in all of you but then – that is just my opinion 🙂