These are the questions that have been posed either
via e-mail or in my practice from clients or students. Answers provided
here are given in good faith and for information only. They are NOT intended
as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by the qualified practitioner
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1. Does Reiki ever not work? (AS)
The energy of Reiki can be very subtle in its effects,
appearing not to work initially until some of the layers of illness have
been penetrated. We need to also consider, and respect the cause
of a particular dis-ease and honor the reason for which a person
may need to have the condition in their life. For example, it may
be the best way to balance a karmic situation, or a person may need to
hold onto a condition for personal reasons. Reiki, in this case may not
effect a cure, but strengthen the coping mechanisms and maximize the learning.
An important point to realize is that healing does not necessarily imply
2. Why does a Reiki session feel different when given by different
Good point. While it is true that we all are channels for the same
universal life force, it is being passed through different filters (practitioners).
Hopefully, it is a good experience, no matter whom the energy is channeled
This makes it incumbent (in my mind) for Reiki practitioners to realize
what is going on in their own lives & leave any excess baggage outside
their practice so as not to affect their clients.
3. What's the difference between Reiki & Craniosacral Therapy?
It's true that both Reiki & Craniosacral Therapy affect the body's
energy systems and utilize energy in their processes. The difference is
that Craniosacral Therapy primarily uses the body's own structure &
tissues to affect the healing change. It's more "hands on" in the approach.
4. How does hypnosis work? In other words: how do you get into the
conscious mind and how do you know what their feeling? (AO)
Please know that nobody has to "get into" the conscious mind. That is
our waking consciousness that we display to everyone. It's out there...no
mystery. If you're asking about the Unconscious, by engaging the conscious
mind in conversation, It steps out of the way, in a sense and the
non conscious portion of the mind becomes more available. This is also
done by progressive relaxation; in other words the hypnotherapist
guides the client in relaxing the muscles from the head to feet (or vice
How do I know what someone is feeling? I just ask!
Your subconscious won't reveal any deep dark secrets nor anything that
you are not prepared to deal with. There is nobody who can force you to
do anything that you would find morally objectionable.
5. I have suffered brain damage, resulting from an injury when young.
How will I reincarnate whole again if parts of my body are fragmented?
Thank you for your very insightful question re: reincarnation. You need
to know that your spirit is intact; it does not sustain physical damage
as does the body. The real intelligence is part of spirit does not
need to reform itself as it doesn't become damaged. The one thing that
we take to the other side is our intelligence; what we have learned.
Yes, the energetic body may become altered as a result of physical
trauma because it will retain memories of unresolved traumas, but I don't
think that it looses parts. I reference the sensation of phantom pain in
an amputee. The pain is felt because the energetic body is whole &
intact. Kirlian photography has demonstrated intact energy bodies of leaves
that have been cut.
As a point of interest, I have a client who is in a coma for nearly
2 yrs after a stroke & he communicates telepathically with his daughter
& myself. I personally don't need any further proof that the
consciousness remains intact.
Please continue to be the bright star that you are and maximize your
abilities. I recall one time I had a patient (I'm also a nurse) whom everyone
considered "developmentally delayed"; a euphemism for mentally retarded,
as well as having several physical challenges. He happened into the emergency
room I was working in at a particularly low point in my life. The young
man worked in a sheltered workshop & I commented to him how I admired
his fortitude- going to work every day in spite of his challenges. He said:"
you can knock a man down, but you can't knock him out." I will never forget
him, dear reader, and I give the gift of his words to you.
6. I went too two psychics and asked questions about a relationship.
They both told me that my chakras needed healing and it would cost me between
$5,200 - $7,200.00, and they guarantee my man (my soul mate, according to
them) would be reunited with me. Is this true, these people can heal
your chakra, or can I heal myself. I feel like I am being taken advantage
of because of my emotional state.
Thank you for using your good insight in questioning the integrity
of these people. They are rip off artists pure and simple. First, the fee
is an outrage! Secondly, they cannot guarantee they can deliver a soul mate
because they really have no control over any other human being. If someone
is going to be in a relationship, they should come into it of their own
free will; not by coercion or witchcraft. That would disempower them and
ultimately cause discord in the relationship. Is that what love is about?
Even soul mates have periods or even lifetimes where they are not together,
each needing to pursue their own developmental objectives.
Healing chakras? Yes you can do it yourself; I work on my own regularly
& teach my Reiki students to do so as well. The only drawback is that
it is hard for us as humans to be objective about ourselves, so I recommend
periodic visits to a reputable Reiki practitioner.