im not a reiki practitioner, but i've been known to draw tarot readings and quirology(palm reading)
and i feel its somewhat like reiki, since there is always an energetic transference.
and from my personal experience and contact with some reiki practitioners, ive reached the conclusion that whenever a financial or sort of debtual
exchange is made for the reading or healing, the residual energy that the reader or the healer absorbs is usually much more negative and harder to
wipe out so to speak.
when in turn readings and healing are made free of charge, on a selfless action, the energies put unto the process and those the reader absorbs from
the querent are always much more lighter on the head and easier to dissipate.
thats why i charge nothing but a smile, a human gesture of apreciation, for whenever i help others through one of my gifts.
and thats also how i usually can tell apart the true ones with gifts than those who are just charlatans, people who really possess and understand the
gifts they were given usually make a living on their own, they dont need to put a price on their gifts and live off them.
if anything i accept a meal from the person in question if the person really insists on some type of retribution.
i feel its much better for my own self and my insight when i dont charge or expect nothing from exercing it, a true selfless action, and as with all
selfless actions, we get the payment or furfillement immediatly via karmic balance.
whereas if i opt to use my gifts expecting a trade, whatever i may get does not repay the headaches and residual energy im left to chew
edit on 8/6/11 by AnotherYOU because: (no reason given)