Article by Justine Melton
When you first come into the Reiki world Reiki Masters can seem like people who are highly educated, have all the answers, and are supreme healers. They are a wealth of knowledge and can offer some awesome insight into the mysterious world of Reiki. However, do they really give better healings? Is a Reiki 1 Student really at a much lower level than that of a Master? Let’s examine this a bit.
One of the first things taught to a Reiki 1 Student is that Reiki is all knowing. Mr. Usui himself was into simplicity and in fact made things a bit more complicated in order to help some people relate to what they were doing better. Reiki Energy already knows how to get the job done by itself. We as Reiki healers are simply vessels for this energy. The Reiki Energy provides the healing. With that said once you are attuned to Reiki 1 you are able to be a vessel for this energy right away. Prestige, status, and what title you put next to your name does not have anything to do with the Reiki Energy a client receives. How you are able to open yourself up to be a vessel does.
One of the most beautiful things I have noticed with Reiki 1 students is that they are extremely open and excited to learn all there is about the new world of Reiki. This is exactly what leads to being an amazing vessel for pure Reiki Energy.
Openness + Simplicity = An Amazing Reiki Vessel.
In fact, many times the more you know about Reiki the easier it is to complicate things too much. Once Reiki sessions become too complicated with ritual upon ritual some of the pure, natural, and invigorating energy will be lost. Reiki is not something that can be controlled or manipulated by a Master or their ego. It is there at all times… free-flowing, beautiful, radiant, and most importantly all knowing. The Reiki Master (while a great vessel and perhaps blessed with some extra psychic gifts in some cases) is still in the end not all knowing.
What is the point of becoming a Reiki Master if a Reiki 1 student can give the same Reiki Healing to a client? Well, Reiki Masters can be really awesome!!! Once you become interested in a subject such as Reiki, it is fun to explore and learn as much as you can about it. It is also fun to network and collaborate with others who are as deep into the Reiki world as you are. Reiki Masters can be amazing teachers and are able to introduce you to a world that you didn’t know existed.
My message to you as a Reiki Master is this… Reiki 1 students, please don’t ever feel that Reiki Masters are above you or can provide a better healing than you. Have confidence in yourself and the amazing vessel you are. Yes, there are different levels of Reiki and different vibrational levels that we strive to be at. However, Reiki Energy is always all knowing! You are capable of being just as good of a vessel for Reiki Energy as any Master is. Don’t let Reiki levels hold you back. Get out there and start spreading the healing energy. After all, Reiki Energy came to find you for a reason.
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Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good.