Reiki Practice and Growth of Intuitive Abilities


Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master

One memory I have of my Reiki training was my Master’s beautiful warning: “Get ready. If you use Reiki frequently, your life will change very quickly. It can be an awesome ride.” One common area where many of us Reiki practitioners have grown is the opening of the third eye – and that is an awesome ride.

During a session within several months of completing my Master training, and the opening of our healing center, I saw, in my mind’s eye, a healing angel walk into the room and do Reiki with me. She worked on the client’s legs and feet, when my hands were around the client’s head. When I moved to the lower portion of the body, the angel worked on the upper. I wondered if it was real, or simply my imagination.

My question was answered when the client shared her experience. She said the session was wonderful, and she thought a second practitioner had joined us. She reported she opened her eyes several times as she felt two pairs of hands on her body; she described exactly the various positions of both the angel and me. I asked if she believed in angels, and she did; so, I shared my vision with her. She was astounded!

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And, so was I. At that time, I had not considered the possibility that I would be able to “see” any spiritual being, or ever be able to develop that capacity. I thought people who had that talent were few, specifically chosen by the Universe to bring healing messages to others in this unique way. What I did not realize is that every person has intuitive abilities, and each of us can grow in that capacity. The more you learn and practice – and believe in the possibility – the greater your intuition can grow.

Reiki can put you on the fast track of intuitive development. Set your intention and place your hands on the third eye chakra, daily. Invite Spirit Guides to work with you, while you are giving Reiki to others, or to yourself. Read the stories of the famous psychics and mediums. You’ll soon learn that each one doubted their abilities, in their early days. They did not think they were special enough, or good enough, or a multitude of other “not enough’s.” These intuitives are simply normal people, who are open to accepting this gift. Use Reiki to help yourself reach your full potential in intuitive abilities.

Increasing the energy flow of any chakra affects the chakras on either side of it, bringing more energetic balance to the body. It is no coincidence that the third eye chakra borders the crown chakra. As the third eye opens, the spiritual connection is strengthened. As the connection to Spirit grows, the third eye chakra opens even more – and a lovely cycle has begun, and can continue for a lifetime, if intention and positive energy continues. Practice this frequently – and enjoy the awesome ride.

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Deborah Lloyd
Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, providing Reiki sessions and training in Asheville, NC. Deborah is the author of two books, 22 Messages from the Archangels; and, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. She is also one of the co-authors of Reiki 101: 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. Reach Deborah at, and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (


  1. I am a classical usi reiki level 2 practitioner, i have read many similar articles before. My experience my experience is very negative, infact after nearly 7 yrs of practice i am totally disappointed and more sick than ever, leave alone meeting angels or developing intuitive abilities.

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