How To Learn Reiki: Reiki Training and Reiki Courses

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MANY of you may want to find out more about how to learn reiki, how to become a reiki master or simply what types of reiki training and reiki courses are available to you. But firstly, let’s take a closer look at what is reiki healing. For those of you who don’t know, Reiki is a Japanese word which translates to ‘Universal Life Force Energy.’ We are all born with Reiki as it is the energy that sustains life and is the gift to us all. The Reiki Usui System is a natural healing art that channels energy from the universal power source to another person, through meditative intention, the hands and through the use of the Reiki healing symbols.

By connecting to higher or finer frequencies of conscious energy which is all around us, and using loving intention or thought to heal and cleanse, the Reiki practitioner is able to direct the energy to where it is most needed. However, Reiki will go where it is needed regardless of where the practitioner places their hands.

Reiki energy healing is a simple, safe, effective and consistent form of healing energy and has been successfully used alone, and in conjunction with, other holistic methods and general medical practices to treat everything from minor ailments to those suffering from chronic disease. It draws out and eliminates stress, promotes relaxation and speeds up the healing process.

Personally, I think of Reiki as a form of personal ‘guided’ meditation which, at first, you carry out by yourself to balance your own energy. Subsequently, with consistent practice, it can be used to help balance the energy of others, often referred to as ‘energy healing.’

I personally categorise it as a ‘guided’ meditation technique, purely because of the way I was introduced to it.

When I practice Reiki, I imagine a beam of light entering and charging up each of my chakras with positive energy, one-by-one, as I hover my hands over each of my energy centres.

The method of visualising the energy from the Earth cleansing each of the chakras, helps me to concrete my intentions as well as keeping me fully focused on the present moment of the practice.

You can probably guess that I am;

  1. a visual learner, and
  2. a Pisces with a vivid imagination.

…nevertheless, this technique I followed has helped with my Reiki practice.

I have been practicing Reiki for two years now. Within this time, I attended an in-person Reiki course, as well as an online one. Now, after all these experiences of being taught by different methods, and personal practice, I would like to share my views and top tips for others who would like to learn Reiki too.

Content overview

This article will cover the following:

  • My Reiki background
  • What is Reiki
  • Why I would have (and now have) chosen an online Reiki course
    • Learning time
    • Full length of time it takes to become a Reiki master
    • Learning style
    • After care
    • Course cost
    • Additional expenses
    • Guarantees
  • How to use the online Reiki course
  • My personal Reiki journey
  • My final thoughts about the online Reiki course

The Real Truth About Learning Reiki

My Reiki Background

Three years ago, I enrolled onto a massage course to learn how to practice Swedish full body oil massage. During this course, my tutor suggested that we may want to explore the teachings of Reiki. This is in order to prepare our minds and set our energetic intention before every client that comes to us.

At this time, I had also recently completed a month of yoga teacher training in the spiritual heart of the world’s yoga, Rishikesh (Northern India). During this time, I was accustomed to meditation practice, mindfulness and spirituality.

I would say that the plant was seeded in my subconscious mind at this particular moment of my life.

A couple of months later, when I was travelling in Chiang Mai to deepen my yoga practice and learn Thai Massage, I noticed an advertisement about how to learn Reiki with a ‘Reiki Master.’ My curiosity led me to enrol myself onto one of the reiki courses for Reiki level I.

I was quite surprised at the price; it was roughly $150 US / £110. For Thailand, this was pretty expensive for a two day course. I will explain my reasoning behind my reaction to this cost later in the article.

Since then I have also completed more reiki training in the form of ‘Reiki Level II.’ – yes another $150 / £110!

What is Reiki?

Some of you may not know what Reiki is. Therefore, I will shed some light on this topic before I continue.

reiki ˈreɪki’ noun
  1. a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki is a Japanese word which translates to ‘spiritually guided life force energy.’ As I have mentioned earlier, we all have Reiki deep within us, but those who have not been educated as to what Reiki is, don’t yet know how to tap into this energy and guide it.

Much like yoga helps to unblock our energy channels and heal us, Reiki practice also treats the mind, body and spirit to achieve optimum health and to restore the natural energetic balance in a person’s body.

In the Western world, we often heal ailments through surgery and medication. Where-as in the Eastern world, energetic manipulation is regularly used, which we, the the Western world, refer to as holistic methods of therapy.

Our energetic balance can often become disrupted by bad experiences causing negative energy to foster inside of us. This leads to injuries and illnesses if we don’t do anything to try to get our energy back into balance.

During a reiki session, a trained reiki practitioner works to charge the recipient’s energy field with positive energy and help restore a healthy, balanced flow of life energy throughout the body.

We all react differently to Reiki. Sometimes, the recipient will only feel the affects a few days later. Where-as others may feel a warm sensation during the Reiki session and feel the benefits right away!

With regular practice and deepening of knowledge, anyone can become attuned to the Reiki practice. Once a person is attuned, their hands become a channel for concentrated life energy that can promote healing and balance in themselves and others.

 

Why I would have (and now have) chosen an online Reiki course

So as I mentioned earlier in this article, technology has opened up information and learning opportunities to people all over the world. There really isn’t always any need to pay fees to attend courses in person, especially for topics such as how to learn how to do reiki.

If I had known how to learn reiki at home by enrolling onto one of the online Reiki courses before and even during my time in Chiang Mai, I would not have signed up to the course that I completed there. Remember, I was in Chiang Mai to deepen my yoga practice and learn Thai massage. So I was going to be there anyway. However I could have completed an online course for Reiki at the AirBnB I was staying in, IF I had known that one could have been available to me!

Learning Time

In my experience, I completed 8 hours per course (level 1 and 2) with four other students so we all had to wait for each other to finish understanding. After the course we were left to practice in our own time, with nothing other than an email address and 3 sides of A4.

With an online course, you become accustomed to learning reiki on your own AND in your own time using all the online material that is given to you.

  • You choose whichever times suit you the best.
  • Learn at your own pace in your own free will; This means you can go over and over something you don’t fully understand, or fast-pace through other sections that you do!

Full length of time to become a Reiki Master

Just like I was, when I was new to the topic, you may have been led to believe you have to take both a Reiki 1 & Reiki level 2 class before you can even consider asking to be attuned to the level of Reiki Master, & that it’s compulsory to wait for a certain amount of time between classes before you can move on.

In fact, some Reiki teachers even go so far as to tell you that you have to undertake an extremely expensive, twelve-month minimum, apprenticeship before you can become a Reiki Master!

Well allow me to stop you right there!

The truth is Usui (the founding father of modern day Reiki) became a complete Master of Reiki all at once by himself in his own time!

You DO NOT have to take three separate levels of Reiki either – one is all you need.

The only thing a Reiki Master is actually doing for you during a ‘hands-on attunement’ is just ‘awakening’ you to your own abilities…

…they are not ‘giving’ you Reiki – you’ve already got it…

…they’re simply awakening you to the part of you that is already Reiki – and that’s something you can easily do for yourself when you have the knowledge!

Learning Style

In my offline ‘in-person’ course experience;

  • I was handed 3 A4 sides of notes for each course.
  • The tutor then taught us for 8 hours per course.

So unless you take notes (which I didn’t always want to, I wanted to focus on LEARNING not multi-tasking!), OR unless you have a great memory, then some of this information is forgotten after the course!

Yet, with the online Reiki course, you get;

  • Unlimited access to the online video webcast which guides you through the complete Reiki Master Self-Attunement Ceremony.
  • Unlimited access to the monthly Reiki Master Distance Attunement Ceremony. This absolutely guarantees you’ll be fully attuned as a Chikara-Reiki-Do, Usui and Tibetan Reiki Master, because you practice together with the teacher.
  • An online copy of the bestselling 173 page e-book, Radical Reiki – Radical Life. This tells you, in great detail, everything you need to know about Reiki, self-attuning and how your life actually works.
  • Two videos showing you exactly how to carry out the Chikara-Reiki-Do and Usui Reiki Master Attunement Ceremonies for others. So you’ll know exactly what to do to bring many more, much needed, Reiki Masters into the world today.
  • Three professional, downloadable Reiki manuals (Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master) for you to print out and keep for yourself and/or give to your students.
  • All certificates for you and all your future Reiki students prepared by TWO highly experienced Reiki Masters (over 25 years if you require quantification), so you don’t have the fuss and bother of producing your own.

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After Care

After my offline ‘in-person’ Reiki course, I was given the Reiki Master’s email address. I haven’t used this since… Plus, as I mentioned before, I was given 3 A4 sheets of notes per course.

With the online Reiki course, you are given;

  • 90 days back up and support to help you become the most powerful Reiki Master you could ever dream of becoming.

AND as discussed before, you still have unlimited access to:

  • The online video webcast which guides you through the complete Reiki Master Self-Attunement Ceremony.
  • The monthly Reiki Master Distance Attunement Ceremony. This absolutely guarantees you’ll be fully attuned as a Chikara-Reiki-Do, Usui and Tibetan Reiki Master, because you practice together with the teacher.
  • An online downloadable copy of the bestselling 173 page e-book, Radical Reiki – Radical Life. This tells you, in great detail, everything you need to know about Reiki, self-attuning and how your life actually works.
  • Two videos showing you exactly how to carry out the Chikara-Reiki-Do and Usui Reiki Master Attunement Ceremonies for others. So you’ll know exactly what to do to bring many more, much needed, Reiki Masters into the world today.
  • Three professional, downloadable Reiki manuals (Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master) for you to print out and keep for yourself and/or give to your students.
  • All certificates for you and all your future Reiki students (if you want to pass the knowledge on). So that you don’t have the fuss and bother of producing your own.

Course Cost

From my personal and humble experience, I paid $280 US / £198 for Reiki level I & II in Chiang Mai, Thailand (this even included a 10% discount that was given to me for purchasing two courses with a ‘Reiki master’…).

However, the online full beginner to Reiki master course is currently $97 for ALL the material you need for ALL the ‘levels.’

Additional Expenses

  • When you have to enrol onto an offline ‘in-person’ course, this always comes with additional expenses. Whether it be accommodation, time off work, travelling, meals etc.
  • With the online Reiki course, you literally have ZERO additional expenses. Oh apart from the electricity and wifi that you are already paying for right now to read this.

Guarantees

With an offline course, you have ZERO guarantee that you will suddenly be a great Reiki practitioner. After my course, I had to use Google A LOT to remind myself of certain aspects of the course.

I mean, who has time when learning to keep scribbling down notes AND paying attention to the teacher?? Especially when you can’t ‘live rewind’ and ‘pause.’

Plus a refund?? Well, that is most certainly out of the question unless you are willing to build a strong argument.

Even if you did, you would most likely not get the FULL refund. After all you would have used their time, their electricity, their facilities…

However! With the online Reiki course…

You are offered a 60 day risk-free money back guarantee with no questions asked!

Plus, the course is underwritten by a Credit Card Processor. This means you’re completely covered and DOUBLY Guaranteed if you are not satisfied with the course!

How to use the online Reiki course

My first impressions of the course was that it is really user-friendly and intuitive. I made a little video to show you what you can expect once your purchase the course and have your login details and special course link;

 

 

One thing that I personally love, is that you don’t have to necessarily have an internet connection to work through the course. EVERYTHING is available to download. So I can transfer the PDF’s straight to my tablet or my kindle to read wherever I am. Being able to switch in and out of the course in my own time is giving me the freedom to only learn more here and there when I am ready to.

Even though I have only spoken to the course leader through the internet, I feel that I have gained more knowledge and ‘hand-holding’ from this online course than when I paid so much more to see a Reiki master in Asia! Money that I could have saved and spent visiting the elephants for longer or seeing some more shows.

I am a huge fan of technology and sharing knowledge. Certain courses require you to be there in person. However, to learn Reiki literally takes educating yourself with the knowledge and then continuous self-practice!

I have tried both ways, and believe me when I tell you not to bother wasting your money on seeing a Reiki master to learn the different levels. Especially when you can gain ALL the knowledge you need taking an online Reiki course that comes with plenty of ‘hand-holding’ and after care!

The course material given to me on the online Reiki course is worth its weight in gold. I can’t believe I paid to go to see a Reiki master who only handed me 3 sides of A4 notes and then expected me to makes my own notes all while trying to learn a new topic while he spoke! AND with other students in the room either going too fast a pace or slowing my learning down.

Plus, we were not given access to any portal like I now have with the online course.

My personal Reiki journey

At the moment, I haven’t completely finished the course. The main importance to me is to go over my learning of Reiki I and II again first while continuing my self-practice. However once I have eventually completed my Reiki master attunement – in my own time – I will update this article to let you all know how it has gone.

Plus, by then I will be able to offer my services to you too if you are interested!

For me personally, confidence was my hurdle. Although I have already been certified in Reiki levels I and II before, I haven’t had the confidence to help others just yet. After I finish learning with the brilliant online Reiki course, I can’t wait to begin offering my services as well as sharing even more positive energy!

 

My final thoughts about the online Reiki course

Up until now, the only way you could have been attuned to Reiki was if you had attended classes run by an existing Reiki Master.

But the problem was that it precluded everyone who:

  • Couldn’t afford the fairly hefty fees involved
  • Found it difficult to travel
  • Didn’t feel comfortable in a group setting
  • Couldn’t find a Reiki Master at all

Which was very unfortunate. For the world is crying out for the kind of help which people attuned to Reiki can give. The more people who are able to attune themselves to the energy of Reiki, the better off we all will be.

There is little doubting that our wonderful planet is presently facing some rather dire problems. And it is no great secret that these problems are beginning to threaten the very survival of humanity itself.

It is also no great secret that it is humanity itself who are creating these problems.

If more people were to become attuned to Reiki it would begin to raise the awareness and understanding of more and more individuals.

The only way to change the outer world is to first change the inner world of each individual person – it follows that the more internal worlds changed by Reiki, the more quickly the outer world will change too.

I have already written about the amazing benefits of meditating every morning. However if you missed it click here.

You can learn Reiki online too!

The Ultimate Online Reiki Package is a 100% digital online course that you can access any time from any device.

Gain immediate access after you sign up.

You will receive:

  • Unlimited access to the online video webcast which guides you through the complete Reiki Master Self-Attunement Ceremony, so you just can’t go wrong.
  • Unlimited access to the monthly Reiki Master Distance Attunement Ceremony which absolutely guarantees you’ll be fully attuned as a Chikara-Reiki-Do, Usui and Tibetan Reiki Master, because you and I do it together.
  • An online copy of the bestselling 173 page e-book, Radical Reiki – Radical Life, which tells you, in great detail, everything you need to know about Reiki, self-attuning and how your life actually works.
  • Two videos showing you exactly how to carry out the Chikara-Reiki-Do and Usui Reiki Master Attunement Ceremonies for others, so you’ll know exactly what to do to bring many more, much needed, Reiki Masters into the world today.
  • Three professional, downloadable Reiki manuals (Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master) for you to print out and keep for yourself and/or give to your students.
  • All certificates for you and all your students prepared by us, so you don’t have the fuss and bother of producing your own.
  • 90 days back up and support to help you become the most powerful Reiki Master you could ever dream of becoming.

Today’s price: $97 USD / £70 GBP (I will update the price when this offer is no longer available)

That’s all for now! If you decide to start or develop your Reiki practice using this online course, I would love to hear how you are getting on. Perhaps we can even share ideas while we study together!

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