This doesn't sound like my experiences with Reiki, but I've only been practicing for a few years. My mom turned me onto Reiki and Shamballah a few
years back, but I choose to use both as...well, I look at both as being directed and focused energy work. And I'm more into Shamballah than actual
Reiki, per se.
Now my mom is a bit different. She also uses crystal energy and other stuff as well. She also meditates a great deal in conjunction with her reiki
and I guess what she has experienced is more like astral projection in that she has "visions" (for lack of a better word) and has seen her past lives,
her spirit guide and whatnot. And while I can accept we each have our own guide, I've never heard any mention of a "spiritual healer." That doesn't
mean it isn't so, as I am just self-taught from books and regular practice. My philosophy entails only using my energies to help/heal people and to
do good things.
I do think there are two separate things going on with this woman, though. Focusing one's energies on doing good and healing should not necessarily
go hand in hand with her covers being pulled, feeling invisible hands on her body, etc. This sounds more like a haunting than any type of energy
work. I am very open to things including ghosts, spirits, aliens, bigfoot, the hollow earth, you name it. I believe many things are possible. But I
have never felt as though my energy work was going to let anything in, so to speak. For me, it's a matter of directing and projecting - basically
sending stuff OUT, not necessarily bringing it IN. But perhaps in a group setting, they are practicing Reiki on one another? Maybe someone in the
group is sending out negative rather than positive, maybe without that person even realizing it, and that negative energy has attached itself to her?
I don't know exactly how a group works, as I am a solitary sort. And I wouldn't let anyone practice energy work on me unless I believed the person
undoubtedly knew what they were doing and I trusted them completely.
Just my two cents worth, and as I said, I am certainly no expert when it comes to Reiki. I know there are some other members on here with far more
experience though, so I will give you a star and flag this thread so maybe someone with more knowledge will see it and reply with a better and more
in-depth answer for you.
ETA: Ah, I see others with different and more Reiki experiences are already chiming in!
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