I know how frustrating it can be to put effort into something for a considerable amount of time and realize later that you don’t enjoy it.
Jumping headfirst might work for some, but it’s not something I encourage.
There is a better way.
I’m sure anyone who is considering practicing Reiki will benefit from reading this article.
Focus On Building Momentum
Truth to be told, it’s part luck part inspiration.
I’ve been practicing and teaching Reiki for more than 15 years. In my experience, early enthusiasm has to be appropriately nurtured because it fades out pretty quickly. It’s a shame when something that can really enrich our lives goes to waste.
I have seen many people come and go. One of the most common reasons for giving up is information overload when more clarity is needed.
Reiki Masters play a role in this.
The available resources are also valuable.
But, the deal-breaker is what the student chooses to do after the initial contact with Reiki.
That’s a very confusing time and a result of what happens prior. If that leads to a poor experience, chances are the story will end.
A simple solution to this issue is to focus on a few essential elements until they feel comfortable and keep distractions as far as possible.
It’s sound advice and something to consider.
But I would go even deeper.
Understand What You Want
Instead of being overly excited about Reiki symbols and fancy techniques, I believe asking the right set of questions is a far better way to start this journey.
“What is my goal?”
“Can I achieve that goal with Reiki?”
“Is the outcome worth my time?”
Answering these questions will help gain clarity, and that’s important because it leads to another essential point.
“What do I need to know about Reiki to validate my initial assumption?”
“I want to improve my relationships and escape social anxiety. I believe Reiki can help me achieve this goal through regular practice and patience. It’s worth my time because I will conquer my fear and approach various social circles with confidence. I will also build solid fundamentals that can help me grow further. It’s an investment that will last a lifetime.”
This is an acceptable approach. It’s far better than wanting to learn Reiki without a clear plan.
The good news is that the plan, the goal, the outcome, doesn’t have to be well defined. A general idea is enough.
Because it’s easier to make sense of things when you link a personal desire with a solution that’s currently vague (in this case, Reiki).
Now you know what to look for.
I’ve been here several times in my Reiki journey. It happens to almost all beginners, and even along the way to more experienced practitioners.
Sometimes there’s a roadblock, and a feeling of doubt emerges.
The structure above can be used to narrow the search, and when a resource becomes available, you know what questions to ask. The answers you’re looking for become more transparent, and therefore your efforts are not in vain.
Your Next Step
It’s a good idea to learn more about Reiki before investing the time and other resources into something that might not be a good fit.
Perhaps there’s no perfect solution, but it’s hard to find the proper support, especially as a beginner.
That’s why I’ve put together a Reiki Introductory Course that can help anyone curious about Reiki find the right answers and gain the confidence needed to move forward.
Here’s a quick overview of what to expect:
- Defining Reiki and understanding the importance of approaching this art form as a whole rather than focusing on individual elements;
- How past events influence the present. Seeing Reiki through a brief history;
- Highlighting the role of the attunement and why it’s more than just a way that enables us to practice Reiki;
- Understand how to do Reiki using 3 basic yet powerful methods;
- Explaining the main energy centers and the role they play in the Reiki practice;
- The essential steps to follow for a successful self-treatment;
- Some additional tips and ideas that can add value to your Reiki practice moving forward;
If what I’ve covered in this article sounds like something that might help remove blockages, use the form below, and start your journey in a guided way.
NOTE: The Reiki Introductory Course is my way of addressing this issue.
It comes at no cost, and it’s delivered via email over a week. It’s easy to follow, with to the point guided information, and its goal is to offer the support needed for a better start.