Welcome to Reiki

Reiki begins as a healing practice and becomes a way of life.

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Reiki, a simple, accessible spiritual healing practice that can relieve your pain and suffering; help you live with greater clarity, joy, and satisfaction; enhance your spiritual engagement; and empower you on a very practical level to take good care of yourself and those you love.

When I began practicing Reiki in 1986, I had already been a student of meditation and yoga for 25 years and was a meditation teacher. That immersion in Asian philosophy and culture profoundly informed my understanding of Reiki practice. It also helped me recognize that even though people usually begin experiencing benefits from Reiki practice very quickly, the greatest benefit comes with daily Reiki self practice over time. I ask my students to commit to daily self practice for at least six months to evaluate the difference Reiki self care can make. Six months is enough time to see how gently yet dramatically daily Reiki self practice can improve their lives. Students experience benefits from their first Reiki self treatment about an hour into our 3-session training, but the deeper benefits of daily self-healing take longer to appreciate.

I have been actively teaching people to practice Reiki since becoming a Reiki master in 1990. I teach the same simple and profound Reiki practice taught by Hawayo Takata, who brought the practice from Japan in the 1930s. That’s the practice I learned in 1986, without any of the embellishments that have been added. You may find my perspective different from what you have encountered elsewhere. Because there are no agreed-upon standards for Reiki practice and education, there is enormous diversity in the global community, and the approaches of Reiki practitioners vary enormously.

I welcome you warmly, and encourage you to read carefully, contemplate, take what is of value to you, and leave the rest.

To read the first article, “What is Reiki and How Can it Help Me?” Click here

With warm regards,

Pamela Miles

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