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How To Choose A Reiki Master

Written by: Jennifer Tomlin, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


There are numerous teachers, institutions, training courses, and practitioners of Reiki all over the world to choose from. This can open a pool of confusion, especially for interested apprentices. As a would-be Reiki student, finding the appropriate Reiki Master can truly be challenging. You want to look for a teacher who has the full energy within them, one who is proficient in practicing the rituals and techniques, and one who is every inch an expert in Reiki.

An important thing to understand as a learner of Reiki is that this healing process is a holistic system that covers several factors in relation to healing, balancing, and harmonizing every aspect of an individual. The balanced and harmonized factors can be utilized to promote both spiritual and personal consciousness and growth. The healing technique is safe. You may ask why. The main reason is that all the strategies used are executed gently. The healers make use of the spiritual energy in the treatment of mental, physical, and emotional dis-ease and problems, but with the absence of massage or any other pressure or manipulation.

Reiki is all about doing good in one’s lifetime. It applies where it is necessary. The client will only receive the appropriate energy that she requires at the time of the healing. Reiki is not in any way pushed by the practitioner, but the energy from it is guided and drawn in by the client herself. It is also necessary to note that throughout the session, the client will not take the energy that belongs to the therapist. What she gets to absorb is pure and clean Reiki energy.

During your search, pay attention to who you are drawn towards. You should go to the person with whom you feel comfortable. She should be the one who can teach and guide you. She is someone who can feel for what you need and desire to learn. As you take a trip to several Reiki institutions, here are the tips that can help you in seeking your ultimate Master:

Proficiency. Your Master will have worked hard and long to know every single detail that comprises the art of healing. She should be able to perform the techniques based on what she has learned, experienced, and practiced. Lineage. The Masters belong to different categories. You should find out her affiliation to be able to know the teachings and techniques that she is likely to impart.

Qualifications. Be sure that your Master's is certified. There are prerequisites prior to being qualified to become a mentor. Find out what level your prospective teacher is working at.

Class Outline. What will she teach you? Will she reveal the symbols? Will she teach you self-discovered techniques?

Fees. Know the relevant fees that you need to settle to start with the course.

Overall, the Reiki Master will be the one who will hone your skills with the right balance of techniques, hand positions, and energy usage. It is a must to look around for the best Masters who are qualified to provide the teachings.

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Jennifer Tomlin, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Jennifer Tomlin is the Owner and CEO of Three Paths Wellness Therapy. She is a lifelong learner, constantly working to improve and broaden her skillset. She is currently certified in Quantum Antojai Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Karuna Ki Reiki, and Usui Reiki, all at the Master/Teacher Level, and a member of the International Reiki Association. She is also certified in Angel Healing, Energy, and Chakra Work and as a Therapist with IAOTH for Wellness Therapy sessions. She has been trained in many different types of Oracle Card and Tarot Card consultations. Jennifer has a tremendous amount of lived experience and finds that helps her relate to clients in an authentic way.



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