Surrendering ourselves to spiritual energy (Reiki) is not that easy as we are so programmed by our upbringings or, as is often in the system of Reiki, by our teacher/s. When we surrender we move in an organic way - no dogmatic steps, movements or hand positions - but completely free.
Dogma; something that is considered to be absolutely true.
Since we entered the world of Reiki we have seen many variations on what is taught and how it is taught. One of the things that has stood out is that the teaching of hands on healing on others is often taught as a dogma rather than a healing practise. These restrictions placed on hand positions have made it very difficult for practitioners and teachers alike to become more fluid with their practise.
Five Self-Healing Head Positions Video by the International House of Reiki.
Hot hands is one of the ways that your body senses energy.
It is, however, a fallacy to say that your hands must always be hot when working energetically. Some people also feel tingling, pulsation or cold winds to name but a few sensations.
In reality there is no specific sequence that you MUST follow. The reason why sequences are taught is to give the practitioner a structure to work from. When a practitioner learns a specific structure he or she feels confident with the practice and will not be concerned that he or she is doing the ‘right’ thing. This is the best way to learn any new practice.
By ‘doing’ Reiki we’re referring to the act of placing your hands on the body with the intention that energy be drawn into the body. Hands–on healing, or tenohira in Japanese, is one of the five elements of the system of Reiki.
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