Q: Is Reiki a placebo?
A: No. Reiki is real. That being said, there is something real about having the mindset of believing that something will work. But with Reiki, you don’t have to believe as much as just be open enough to try. Skepticism doesn’t affect the healing power of Reiki. In fact, skeptics are often surprised and delighted when they feel the Reiki energy working. That in itself seems to support the idea that Reiki is not a placebo.
But what is a placebo? It’s a mindset by the recipient that something will work, and often because one believes it will work, it does. That effect reinforces the fact that we are in charge of our own healing, and our belief that we can and will heal makes a difference. Our thoughts are powerful, and our intentions are directed thoughts.
Reiki is directed by intention – directed thought – and it is real, and does help. But having the expectation of healing is powerful in itself and can also support the other efforts a person is making to heal.
So think of it this way:
- Our thoughts, intentions and expectations powerfully direct and support our reality.
- Being open to try allows one to benefit from receiving Reiki.
- Reiki can and will support other efforts toward healing.
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