Perhaps you’re familiar with or have studied Reiki. A common question we receive is about the difference between that modality and the Practitioner Programs at EHI.
Reiki is a form of energy work branching from many ancient lineages. It holds a spiritual component in the symbols and invocations used. It is a simplistic form of energetic healing that funnels chi to the client’s energy system.
Reiki uses a practitioner-as-conduit approach, the symbols and invocations assisting the healer with allowing the energy to flow through them and into the client. That means that Reiki is being filtered through the practitioner’s unconscious awareness on its way to the person they are treating. So your client is getting secondhand energy that goes through your system as a filter.
Though the spiritual aspects of Reiki operate from the practitioner coming from a place of “highest possible good,” that then relies on your highest possible good being, well, really high. And your personal best (self-evolution, belief systems, thoughts, self-esteem, knowledge, energetic hygiene, etc.) could be really low, or really high. It could be lower or higher than your client’s. That’s a really big issue.
Mastery of any healing modality requires time, commitment, focus, and detachment from needing a title in the first place. This is not meant to offend the true Reiki Masters out there (because they do exist!). It’s just important to address the fast food approach that many teachers are taking with their training courses, and why it’s not a responsible way to master your energy healing practice.
The EHI Practitioner Programs are an ideal way to continue (and clean up) what Reiki students have learned, deepen and extend the context and form, and integrate them into a responsible, effective, and systems-based approach to energy healing that can be monetized. In many cases, people resort to giving Reiki away for free, because there are so many ‘Masters’ out there that it’s difficult to quit your day job and hang out a shingle and pay your bills!