Healing hands

It's most likely an apparent assertion, however Reiki begins with the fingers. Both we obtain a remedy for the primary time and, a lot to our shock, discover a robust sensation of warmth when the practitioner’s fingers are positioned on our physique, or we obtain an attunement on a Reiki course and are much more shocked: ‘I can really feel one thing in my fingers!’

We then begin experimenting with our fingers. At some stage after we’re giving Reiki, we might even take them off the recipient’s physique and place them a couple of centimetres away. And the connection can nonetheless be felt, the recipient can nonetheless get Reiki: the miracle is full. Once we lastly get suggestions, it’s not possible to include ourselves. I’ve had many programs the place the scholars fell into one another’s arms after giving their first Reiki remedy!

No surprise that the Western lineage of Reiki educating focuses virtually solely on the fingers. Though this has been blown barely out of proportion, as we'll see in a second after we take a look at the opposite components of Reiki, higher an excessive amount of than too little. In any case, we all of a sudden have therapeutic fingers!

Once we begin with Reiki, it could even appear as if our fingers are growing a lifetime of their very own. To not fear – they aren’t. They’re nothing however a software. They operate as an extension of our inside connection to the supply of Reiki – that’s all!

Have a look at your fingers

However let’s begin by taking a look at our fingers – in probably the most literal sense. Effectively manicured? Clear? Comfortable and fairly? Or exhibiting the indicators of arduous work? Any cuts or bruises, any swelling? Any deformations?

For Reiki, the outer look of the fingers doesn’t matter. Nevertheless they give the impression of being, they’re simply high-quality as they're. As a result of we don’t truly use them – we allow them to be used.

We'd not be accustomed to this concept, however all of us are usually fairly accustomed to our fingers. They maintain, make, write, kind, level… We play nervously with them… Arms are fairly multifunctional.

And so they can do much more: they will contact. They will really feel. They will join.

Have you ever ever walked round holding fingers with somebody – wanting foolish however not caring? Or sat in entrance of the TV with somebody and reached out for his or her hand? Didn’t it really feel fantastic? And secure? Are you going via this part now? Or have you ever by no means stopped? Holding fingers is an indication of affection. And it’s the identical in Reiki.

Holding one thing with our fingers can be an indication of exploration. Once we present a toy to a child, they are going to instantly attempt to seize it. They wish to maintain it – even when the ‘toy’ is definitely our spectacles. They're utilizing their fingers to search out out extra. That is additionally the identical in Reiki.

When somebody slips and falls on the pavement in entrance of you, do you wonder if it’s applicable to supply your hand to a stranger or do you mechanically stretch out your hand to assist them up? Reaching out with our fingers is an indication of compassion and connection. And once more, it’s the identical in Reiki.

We have now all even used our fingers for therapeutic, whether or not stemming blood, making use of a plaster or bandage, or simply giving consolation. Once we see somebody crying, injured or struggling in some other manner, it's simply pure to supply a serving to hand.

And but with Reiki one thing is added that wasn’t there earlier than. With Reiki we use our fingers in three very novel methods:

  1. To join – not simply bodily, however energetically too.
  2. To sense – not simply bodily capabilities, however feelings and vitality blockages.
  3. To share – our connection to the supply of Reiki.

In fact palm therapeutic wasn’t invented for the system of Reiki. As talked about earlier, it had been used for a really very long time – most likely for the reason that daybreak of humankind. Healers in all cultures used their fingers, and Jesus definitely with the utmost success! The one distinction is that with Reiki, therapeutic might be completed by anybody who has been attuned. As I mentioned earlier than, with Reiki, therapeutic fingers acquired democratized. All we have to do now's to make use of them.