Q: Is Reiki lineage important
A: No. This is a point that some Reiki practitioners would disagree with, but here’s why I say that Reiki lineage is not important:
First, what lineage is: Lineage is the link between the practitioner and the founder of Usui Reiki, Mikao Usui. How many people are in between the practitioner and Sensei Usui is the lineage.
Now, here’s how I see it. For each of us, there are certain energetic frequencies that we carry naturally. Then there are those we’ve added as we’ve learned how to tap into our intuitive abilities. Perhaps some of us have learned meditation, perhaps yoga, perhaps some other forms of energy healing such as Quantum Touch, Polarity Therapy, Qi Gong, or Theta Healing. Each time we strengthen our intuition in any way, our vibration alters a little. So my Reiki energy may feel different from someone else’s, even if we both learned the same Reiki method(s).
Think of it this way: You and I both learn to play a simple Mozart minuet on the piano. We spend the same amount of time practicing, with the same teacher. We both master the piece. Then, you and I each play it. Will there be differences? Yes, there will. It’s the same notes, the same rhythm, we had the same teacher, and both practiced. What’s different is the interpretation that we naturally give the piece as we play it. Subtle pressures yielding different dynamics, tones, and the mood created by the full interaction of each will be different because you and I are different. Same with Reiki.
This has to do with lineage in the way that if I learned Reiki from x teacher who learned it from Usui himself, and you learned it from y teacher, who learned it from a line ten people down from Usui, we are both channeling energy, and it won’t be “watered down” but instead filtered through our own intuitive frequencies to get to the recipient.
The factors which influence the strength of the energy that the recipient is offered are more part of the practice of the person giving the healing. Here’s what matters most, as I see it:
- personal self healing
- dedicated, daily practice
- self reflection
- striving to improve one’s life, health, and intuition
- giving and receiving Reiki regularly
This is what matters. If you were taught well by a dedicated teacher, and you practice mindfully and regularly, you will have strong, beautiful Reiki energy flowing through you.
I welcome your thoughts.
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