My advice to novice healers is to continue practicing on yourself and learn to work with your own special energy. I like to think that each Reiki healer has his or her own special life force energy vibration and that they were divinely directed to practice Reiki for certain special needs they may have in their lives and the lives of the people they come into contact with.
When practicing Reiki, ask questions of your energy when you are in the flow with it in order to understand how best to use the life force healing energy that you are producing. Ask it to direct you to where life force energy is needed. I believe that no two healing sessions are the same. In some healing sessions you may find yourself doing different hand positions that you may believe are wrong or not the way you were taught, but Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows what it needs to do and where it needs to go. I believe we are taught the basics, and that we are free to use our knowledge in our own variations according to how we are divinely guided to use the knowledge.
Read, read, read and never stop learning all the magical ways that Reiki can be helpful in your own life. Things like making Reiki water, or giving Reiki to your food is a good start. Giving Reiki to your healing space and your entire home is another great practice once you have learned the Reiki symbols.
Another thing a novice healer can do is to experiment with different healing modalities that can be used along with the Reiki knowledge to compliment a session once they are comfortable with their knowledge of how to use Reiki.
Article by Reiki Master Judy Camblor
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* This article is part of our Ask RMT project where experienced Reiki Masters answer questions from members of our Reiki Rays community. You can find our Ask RMT series of articles here.
Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki. Judy is also certified in Crystal Healing and works with other energetic and vibrational therapies such as sound, color, and essential oils. Judy has trained in astrological chart readings, and she is currently pursuing a career mastery certification in Akashic Records consultations. Judy enjoys teaching Reiki and attending speaking engagements where she can share her personal journey and bring forward knowledge, awareness, and empowerment to all her clients. She works with clients from all walks of life and provides in-person and virtual sessions and workshops. Judy has been authoring articles for Reiki Rays since 2013. Her home-based studio is in Miami, Florida.