As a Reiki Master, sometimes I can’t help but feel this way, “I want to heal YOU!” Some of that feeling is not a bad thing. It definitely can be a motivator that gets one to learn Reiki and to practice it — at times. However, the Reiki Practitioner or Master is not the healer in the Reiki session. It is the Reiki that does the work. It is Reiki that creates the environment for the body to heal. It is Reiki that opens someone’s mind or heart to a new possibility. It is Reiki that supports someone to make a change in his/her life. It is Reiki that calms the mind and brings that blissful state of being. It is not me.
However, this feeling of wanting to do the healing, of wanting to be the healer, is very strong. I find it especially strong when offering Reiki to family members and friends. I so strongly want to help them and heal them that my ego creates lots of negativity and frustration when I don’t do the healing. When I cannot heal them.
There are some rituals and states of mind that are helpful. For instance, it is vital for the Reiki Practitioner/Master to remember that she/he is a conduit, channel, pathway, facilitator — the one who offers. It is the recipient who is in charge. Sometimes as I wash my hands between Reiki sessions, I imagine my ego washing away along with any germs. Another ritual that is helpful, is placing my hands in prayer position before placing my hands on the recipient in order to enter a state of offering — a state of service. A place where . . . the Reiki is the star.
Wishing you abundant Reiki and a lightness of ego!