Does Reiki Help With ? See my tiny rant on why this is the most annoying question in the Reiki community.

Does Reiki help with [Insert problem]?

If you are on the internets/facebook/twitter/etc you have probably seen the posts where someone will ask some version of (or maybe you yourself have asked this):

Does Reiki help with [insert problem]?

The short answer is always YES.

REIKI WILL HELP WITH WHATEVER YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT. I want to shout this from rooftops.

The long answer is yes, Reiki will help with [insert problem]. It may not be in the way you want it to help. It may help in a different way than you anticipated. The only way to truly find out how it will work for you is to DO IT.

You know that Yoda quote: “do or do not, there is no try”. Or perhaps Nike’s “just do it”. Both applies here. Either Reiki (or get a session) and find out what it does for you or don’t do the Reiki thing and see nothing happen.

The reason this question bugs me so much is that Reiki helps everyone individually, personally, differently.

One answer for one person may be completely different for someone else. If you do not do Reiki for [insert problem] you’ll never know how Reiki can help you. So if you asked the question and whoever answered gave you an answer you didn’t like and you never do Reiki for the problem yourself, you will always get one answer–nothing changes/happens.

With “the question” there is one thing we need to remember that some tend to forget, YOU do not dictate what Reiki does. Reiki and the body do that. You are simply a channel and need to step out of the way of Reiki and let it and the body do what it needs to. Let go of results and just REIKI!

Moral of the story? Just Reiki and see what it does!!

Variations on the question:

  • Will Reiki help take away grandpa’s pain? You won’t know unless he gets a session and finds out how Reiki works for him! He may be working through the pain as some kind of life lesson and Reiki helps support him in a different way. Or maybe it does take away the pain. Repeat: YOU do not dictate what Reiki does. Reiki and the body do that. You are simply a channel (if attuned) and need to step out of the way of Reiki and let it and the body do what it needs to. Even though you want to help the pain, Reiki may not go there and yet still have a good effect on grandpa in a different way.
  • Will Reiki help Uncle Bob stop smoking? You won’t know how Reiki helps Uncle Bob until he gets a session. It could help support him on his road to stopping, but generally one session is not going to make him stop smoking. Reiki might help his willpower, curb cravings, help with nicotine withdrawal, etc. But each individual is different and you won’t know until ya do some Reiki.  Repeat: YOU do not dictate what Reiki does. Reiki and the body do that. You are simply a channel (if attuned) and need to step out of the way of Reiki and let it and the body do what it needs to.
  • Will Reiki cure Suzie’s cancer? Reiki does not cure, it heals. Please understand the difference between the two! Reiki and see how Suzie responds to it. Reiki could help her accept what is happening so that she can heal the aspects that need healing. Reiki could help her during chemo and radiation so she’s not so sick. It could help keep her calm in the hospital. It could help her pass over more readily/easily if it is her time to go. Repeat again: YOU do not dictate what Reiki does. Reiki and the body do that. You are simply a channel (if attuned) and need to step out of the way of Reiki and let it and the body do what it needs to. Disclaimer: We make no claim that Reiki will cure. Reiki is not to take the place of medical, financial, or legal advice/services.  

How do you feel about “the question”? Have you asked it? Have you said eff it and just did Reiki to find out what would happen for you? Did I ruffle your feathers? (Deep breath for you and me because this was pretty hard to write, but needed to be said. Much love <3.

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