Article by Piyusha Sinha
Greetings everyone! Today is my first article with Reiki Rays and I would like to start this journey by spreading a message of awareness.
I am writing about a subject which distresses me much as a Reiki healer, and is disturbing to know that some people are using this sacred profession to cheat, fraud and extract money from people who come to them for help. A professional should always be honest and sincere in their job and a Reiki professional is just no different.
The noblest use of Reiki is to share it for humanitarian services, the welfare of the society, and the ailing in particular. As a professional, we all are supposed to be fully transparent with our patients on the efficacy of the healing.
I have been hearing and coming across a lot of people who were given false hopes, wrong guidance by people claiming to be Reiki masters. It is so sad that greed for money has overtaken the intention and true purpose of this beautiful energy.
I am going to share here the story of a dear friend, Sarah who had to go through a very dreadful time because she, unfortunately, went to a Reiki healer who was more interested in the fee than in healing.
My friend Sarah, a pretty, young and confident woman developed some skin conditions on her face which got covered with acne and bright red colored zits. She went to a specialist for treatment, but instead of her skin getting any better, it became even worse. So she decided to request healing from a Reiki Grandmaster who has a very famous holistic healing practice in her hometown. This master gave her healing for about six months, during which she became depressed, unhealthy, and there was not a single positive change in her skin conditions. Out of the blue, Sarah contacted me one day and told me the whole story. I was aghast to find out that she had to go through so much trouble and it also looked like she was getting duped by this so called Reiki Grandmaster. I asked Sara if I can take up her healing and see if I can make any difference in her situation. But she was not so easily convinced, as by then, her trust in Reiki and its healers was badly shaken. She kept on saying “nothing will work, it won’t help, I have tried so much”. It took some time for her to finally accept the healing, not because she had any faith left in Reiki, but for the trust she had on me as her friend. And bingo, within two weeks of healing, Sara’s skin problem started healing, she slowly got back her faith in Reiki too and is now back to her pretty and confident self.
This is just one of the many incidents I have come across, there are so many similar cases happening. As a Reiki master, I am fully aware that there are issues which takes months and months of healing, specially if they are deep rooted. But giving false hopes and wrong guidance to extract money from a client is seriously unethical. How is it that a Grandmaster, during six months time, has not able to heal his patient for a skin condition, but when another healer takes up the case, it starts healing within two weeks? Was the intention put for her healing or simply earning money from her?
By no means should Reiki become a medium to make money by giving false assurances to the gullible clients who come to a healer and entrust all their faith. How are these people forgetting the important principle of Reiki, “Just for today I will do my work honestly “
I feel there is still a lack of knowledge and awareness in our society about Reiki and how the healing works. This is a small effort to spread the message that there are people who are using Reiki unethically and we should all come together and discourage such practices and spread awareness as much as possible. Thank you for reading!
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Piyusha is a Reiki Master and Teacher, to whom Reiki came at a very young age and ever since, has been the guiding source of her life. She practices Usui, Tara mai, Karuna, Angel, Karmic, Crystal and Kundalini Reiki and also does Akashic and Angel card readings. Piyusha lives in India and can be reached via her Facebook page www.facebook.com/peeyuztreeoflife