In order to get the full benefits of Reiki in our lives, we have to make it a priority. Many “freshly graduated students” (i.e. attuned) don’t make it a priority to self-heal daily for at least the first 30 days. They don’t get a chance to build an infrastructure and then they just continue with their lives, the same way as they did before.
Even if the ability to channel Reiki is never lost, we do have to practice in order to “get the gains” associated with it.
Without practice, the energy channels get “clogged up” and it becomes more and more difficult to get it to flow (and to “get into the flow” 😉 – pun intended).
The most common excuse is probably “I don’t have time” – but what that really means is “it’s not a priority for me at the moment”. Time can be found, as long as we want to find it ;).