I am Breaking Up with Reiki

I am breaking up with Reiki.

I went all the way, became a reiki master and teacher as they call it (three levels of training & several hundred dollars).

The biggest thing reiki taught me is that people like catchy titles and certificates. I also learned that reiki isn’t that special. What is special is that we all have the ability to heal and love ourselves.

Reiki is completely unnecessary. It is simply a pyramid scheme to get people to pay for something that is already free: your divine power. You don’t need anyone else to activate your gifts, only you can do that. You don’t need to pay for someone to pray over you, prayer should always be free otherwise it’s kind of creepy imho.

Yes people have told me I have magic and hands and yes I was healed of asthma at 17 years old from prayer, but what does any of this have to do with reiki? Nothing! I became reiki certified because I wanted to have respect, but guess what? The corporate world of certifications and sales manipulation is not something I want to be part of.

So I came up with my own title of birthright-based energy healing. It’s simple. I call it peace & love energy healing. I am happy to send it around the world and across the universe to anyone who seeks it.

Instead of offering attunements as reiki does, with peace & love energy healing you can learn on your own. There are no gimmicks or symbols or foreign terms to learn. The language is in your skin and bones. The codes are in your DNA.

I am happy to coach anyone who wants some simple tips on building this type of energy healing practice, with the knowing that I am your equal, sharing what works for me and allowing you to find your own tune.

It feels really good to say this. People have been taking away your power to simply sell it back to you for generations and it stops here, right now.

Every new and full moon I will be offering free peace & love energy healing. I will write down your names and a simple word of affirmation of your choosing on a piece of paper, then I sit in meditation and send peace & love energy healing to all the names on the list. Then I burn the paper to release and close the ceremony.

Spiritual Consent

This past weekend I visited a spiritual gathering, a church of sorts. I attended as an observer, knowing that it would trigger a defensive response in me from a life of being raised in a religious cult.

There were many things said and done of which I disagreed with, one being very particular. A gentleman stood in front of the group and shared a story of going to a healer and having the healer pray for his friend through him. This man shared that he knew his friend had his issues with prayer and so he tentatively shared with him after the fact that he had channeled prayer on his behalf.

Praying for someone calls for consent. Now I can’t judge anyone for not knowing about spiritual consent, this is something that must be learned. For many people including myself we were taught that we should pray for everyone. I now know that this is not true. Prayer is powerful, and should be used within the limits of non-interference.

Non-interference is a spiritual law of sorts which speaks to respecting the boundaries of others. By holding space for others to live their lives without trying to control or manipulate how they live we are creating harmony. Everyone deserves to live from a place of free will, and it is each of our jobs to trust that they will experience everything in perfect timing. To read more about what non-interference read this post by DailyOM.

When sending spiritual energy towards others — such as prayer, energy healing or psychic reading — it is important to have their explicit consent. Do not send them energy, even if it is coming from a place of love, without asking them and having them give you a clear yes. If the person is unable to give verbal consent such as being in a coma or being a baby, then clear your energy of personal agendas and ask spirit for consent. If your ego is attached to the outcome, it would be best to abstain from praying for anyone other than yourself.

It is important to understand the equal exchange of giving and receiving: give and receive in balance. Having consent in your giving allows the receiver to send back to you their gratitude, free from shame. When the receiver is given opportunity to show gratitude to the giver, the giver is fed. This completes the cycle of giving and receiving and all are benefited.

Many thanks to my friend and teacher Pierre Dubois for passing on much of this knowledge to me.