It is understandable if you are apprehensive about Reiki healing. This might be because it’s one of the most misunderstood healing systems around. There are many misconceptions when it comes to Reiki therapy.

In this article, some common misconceptions will be discussed and you’ll find out the real deal about this healing system.

Reiki Is A Cult!

This is one of the main concerns of Christianity. First of all, Reiki is not a religion and it’s not meant to contradict the teachings of any religion. In addition, there is no cult “leader” to follow. You’re free to follow what you want and do as you please. You can be a practicing Christian and benefit from Reiki. In fact, you can have any religious affiliation and practice Reiki.

Simply put, you’re not required to give up your beliefs and your religion, which is usually the case in a cult.

Is Reiki Dangerous?

This is a misconception unless you understand how the treatment works. A Reiki energy healing session is conducted with the practitioner lightly touching different areas of your body. Sometimes, the practitioner might tap lightly in certain areas. The treatment is in no way uncomfortable, let alone dangerous.

Reiki healing is a non-invasive form of treatment. There is a good chance that you will even fall asleep during treatment as it is so relaxing!

Anyone Can Give And Receive Reiki!

Just about anyone can practice Reiki regardless of age or status. As a recipient, you just need to reach out to a practitioner who is experienced with Reiki. Anyone can benefit from a Reiki session, even babies!

You can also be a practitioner. All you have to do is to sign up for Reiki training. A day’s worth of training can help you complete the first degree which means that you can start healing yourself and other people with Reiki energy. Give yourself another day and finish the second degree of training. If you really want to help yourself and other people, you can take the final Reiki course and finish the Master level of training.

Is Reiki Satanic?

There exist claims that Reiki energy healing is from Satan. Nowhere in the Bible do we find an instance where Satan healed someone. Satan tempts people to sin and not heal people. Furthermore, Jesus said, “Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.” Which is to say that if something is helpful and helps people –  given that results are long term due to the healing energy people being received from Reiki – then it must be good.

Reiki Does Not Cure Illnesses

This is where it gets tricky. Many patients set very high expectations that their specific condition or problem will be treated. While it’s true that Reiki is a healing system, it is more of a holistic healing treatment. It’s used to encourage good overall health and well-being without really targeting a specific illness.

This begs the question – is Reiki worth it?

At the end of the day, this form of healing will enable you to self-heal, which means your Reiki energy healing will have a positive effect on all forms of illness and imbalances.