To learn Reiki, you must first choose a teacher from whom to learn Reiki. While there are books about Reiki, you learn Reiki in person from a Reiki teacher. The title for a Reiki teacher is "Reiki Master".
After you have taken Reiki training, there's a question of whether to start offering Reiki healings for pay. In other words, do you, or when do you, open a commercial Reiki practice?
One of the most important questions one faces in becoming a Reiki practitioner is "What will I do with this gift I've received?" Will I launch a career offering healing to the public? Will I only use Reiki for myself and my family? Is it legitimate to receive money in exchange for spiritual service like Reiki healing? A big part this question is whether you will earn some, or all, of your living through Reiki.
After you have taken Reiki training, there's a question of whether to start offering Reiki healings for pay. In other words, do you, or when do you, open a commercial Reiki practice? Once you've ascertained this is the best route for your life, it's necessary to learn how to operate a successful business.
An important feature of Reiki is the symbols. The symbols are used to access the Reiki energy both in performing healings and the attunement process. Reiki is not unique in using symbols to represent the Reiki energy states, since some other energy healing systems do the same. Recent research into the true origin of Reiki indicates the symbols come from a branch of Tibetan Buddhism.
Reiki is distinguished from other energy healing practices by the Reiki attunement ceremony. The Reiki attunement process is how one becomes a Reiki practitioner. Being attuned to Reiki gives one the ability to easily access the Reiki (Universal Life Force) energy,
The top job in the Reiki field is the Reiki Master. It is Reiki Masters who train Reiki practitioners. Potential healing clients may see a Reiki Master as more qualified to give healing. From several practical angles, then, it's desirable to attain the rank of Reiki Master. And of course ones longing for spiritual development can be satisfied through Reiki Master training.
Why are some of the Reiki schools a big business? The energy that powers Reiki is free, why do some make it into a big business?
It's important to understand how Reiki or Energy Healing can make changes in a human body or attitudes. Because the subtle energies aren't well understood, there isn't a robust understanding of any mechanism for producing positive health changes. Yet, practitioners and their clients regularly report positive benefits, and some scientists are starting to have objective evidence.
A well grounded person can be like the tree which survives hurricane after hurricane, living on when the buildings made by humans are blown away. It doesn't matter if you are a healer, or not, being grounded helps us survive the trials of living as a human being. In many schools of energy healing, grounding is part of the basic training. It is not, however, part of the traditional Reiki training, so let's talk about how a Reiki practitioner can utilize simple grounding techniques.