Let’s talk about cause and effect
Sometimes I am asked by my students about things that happen to a client after they have had a Reiki treatment. The questions are usually framed in terms of:
“After the treatment, this happened… is that the Reiki?”
“I gave someone a treatment and the next week x happened… was that the Reiki?”
Sometimes my response is [shrugs shoulders]… maybe, or “who knows”… sometimes I will say “probably” or “could be”.
And that’s about as far as I can go because (1) I don’t have a crystal ball and (2) not everything that happens to a person after they have had a Reiki treatment, or been on a Reiki course, is a result of the Reiki that they received or were initiated into.
Reiki and the lottery
So someone goes on a Reiki course and the next week they win the lottery. Is Reiki responsible for this? Has the universe conspired in such a way as to bring that person their winning numbers because they decided to learn Reiki?
Someone has a Reiki treatment and the next week they get run over by a ‘bus. Is the Reiki responsible for this event?
The answer is no: not everything that happens to a person after Reiki is because of the Reiki.
Because things occur randomly: unusual things happen to people sometimes, things appear out of the blue.
And because we seek to fnd an explanation for the things that happen to us in our lives, we try and attach that happening to something, something different or new that we have done or experienced.
How do we know whether something was because of the Reiki?
Not in an individual case.
You can only look at a group of people and see what sort of things they tend to experience after receiving or learning Reiki, and you can find themes emerging, experiences or happenings that seem to turn up again and again and again.
And then when that happens to another student, you can say, “yes, that probably was the Reiki”, but you’ll never know absolutely definitely because the thing they are reporting may have just happened anyway.
So what does Reiki do for people then?
Whether you receive a course of treatments or if you are learning Reiki for yourself, you should find that Reiki helps you to feel more ‘laid back’ – calm, content and serene – and you should find that you feel better able to deal with stressful situations or stressful people, and that you feel more positive and better able to cope.
If energy levels are low then they can be boosted; if spirits are low then they can be lifted.
This ‘Reiki effect’ seems to be noticed in most people who learn Reiki and work on themselves regularly, or in people who receive a course of Reiki treatments.
To find out more about these effects, and others, click here: What can Reiki do for me?
The decluttering effect
One of the things that I have noticed, based on my experiences when teaching students through my Reiki Home Study Courses, is the “decluttering” effect that Reiki can have on many people.
Reiki seems to cause people to want, or to find, a simpler way through their life, and that can involve ditching things: ditching household clutter, ditching unwanted commitments and habits, clearing out cupboards and spare rooms, simplifying your life on lots of levels.
Over to you
So, what things have you experienced as a result of receiving Reiki treatments that you are fairly certain are because of the Reiki?
What changes occurred in your life after you learned Reiki that you’re fairly sure are because of the system that you learned?
How has Reiki changed things for the better for you?
Post a comment below to let us know.
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