reply to post by triplereiki
As far as someone having a bad experience with reiki,
that is something I cannot figure out
It's simple. Ask yourself "how does reiki attunement work?" And I would asnwer "just like any other
." Just like how one tunes a piano string to be receptive to a particular note, so
too does a reiki attunement tune an individual to be receptive to a particular frequency.
If somebody tunes your piano badly, you're going to have dischordance when certain keys are played.
Now...imagine somebody tuning your energy body badly.
As far as something happening "bad" due to a treatment
As I said, in my case it was an attunement, not a treatment. But a simple google search will reveal others who have also had bad experiences with
reiki. Unfortunately it seems that a standard part of the training process is to teach people that reiki is "flawless" and "can never cause
It all depends on how much training a practitioner has had
No, it doesn't. It has nothing to do with "training." Reiki is not a "practice" and people who do it do not become "more skilled." If you're
really a master level practitioner, you should know this.
One performs reiki by getting out of the way
and allowing the energy to flow through ones self like a conduit. There is no conscious direction
of flow. Even when one uses a symbol like choku rei, it is not a matter of "pushing" or "directing" energy, but rather placing the symbol and
allowing the natural course of energy to be directed by it
, not by the person acting as conduit.
Repetitive exposure to particular frequencies, be they "reiki frequencies" or anything else, has a tendancy to further groove the attunement of the
receiver. This is why mantra siddhi
Repeated exposure to "reiki frequencies" causes one to be more attuned to them, and thus better able to be used by them. But this works both ways.
What if you're repeatedly exposed to the "frequency" of unhealth and disease? Well, you become better attuned to that and thus better able to be
used by them.
And, if someone receives an unhealthy attunement, then every time they channel that unhealthy energy not only will they be spreading it to the others
they think they're healing, they'll also be further grooving themselves to receive it. And they'll be doing that with faith that reiki is
"flawless" and can "do no harm" so when things go badly their reaction will be to keep doing it, thus making it even worse.
Bringing Reiki up to date?
If you really want to bring reiki up to date, I'd propose that you spend less time channeling it as an unconscious antenna and more time
understanding what it is you're doing. In my experience, reiki instructors tend to encourage mindlessness. They teach that there's no reason to
know or understand, no need to be aware of what you're doing or why. To just "sit back and enjoy" as you phrased it.
Allowing yourself to be used by external forces with no knowledge or understanding of what they are, what they're doing, or how or why they do what
they do can be dangerous.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by LordBucket]