Article by Ananya Sen
A reader who reads my articles on Reiki Rays once asked me why do I write heavy articles, which have deep meanings. Why can’t I write about lighter topics such as crystals or symbols uses or something lighter. This is what I said to the reader, Reiki is about truth and truth is neither easy nor light! That is to say while Reiki is nice and has lot of nice usage in our daily life, it is also about truths and revelations and a deeper understanding of life.
Today’s article is about death and Reiki. Can Reiki save lives, prevent death etc? Should you give Reiki to people with critical illnesses or people who are in their death bed?
Reiki can definately save lives, when a person is not destined to die at that particular time. We call these Reiki miracles. However, Reiki cannot, will not prevent death. I have encountered Reiki masters who gave up Reiki because their loved ones died. They felt very bitter towards Reiki especially when they tried their best to save their loved ones. I asked them surely you do not think that Reiki could have prevented your loved one from dying? But that is exactly what they thought.
I lost three members of my immediate family in the last one year. I too was angry with Reiki when the first member died. I had tried everything to save him. And still he died. I was even blamed for his death by some relatives. And for a while I blamed myself, thinking Reiki had killed him. So I refrained myself from giving Reiki to the next member who fell critically ill. But he too passed away. I was able to understand that Reiki is not doing anything to prevent death. It is simply making the process easier for those who are sick and its their time to go. Infact, Reiki probably makes the transition quick and painless.
I feel as Reiki masters we feel omnipotent and sometimes we over promise ourselves and others that Reiki will save a person no matter what. Don’t let these thoughts fool you cause they are coming from your ego. It is sad but true that sometimes we try to save lives in Reiki, simply because we want to be known as great.
So for those of you who contemplate whether to give healing to very sick people, this is what you can do. Send healing to their soul. The soul will decide whether the body wants to stay behind or not. Do not stress on the outcome such as make them better, give them good health etc. Just send healing with the distance symbol and leave it upto the soul. And for those of you who have stopped practicing Reiki, because you blame yourself, please do not. Reiki comes to those who will use it for the greater good. It gives you great ability to cope with both mysteries of life and death.
Ananya Sen is an Usui and Karmic Reiki Teacher and is also certified in Magnified Healing. She teaches and reads the Akashic Records, Oracle, Tarot and Angel cards. She is highly aura sensitive and gifted with claircognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India. Ananya can be reached at http://www.zinoathensreiki.com/ and via her email address firstname.lastname@example.org.