You may also wish to read my previous blog, Reiki Series - Part 4 - Effects After Participating In Reiki 1 Workshop.
The benefit of taking an energetic healing course or workshop that has its roots deep in history is that it hasn't withered away into nothingness. This suggests that there is some validity in its claims to work. It wouldn't have continued for so long if people didn't believe in it. The problem, however, is that they are often so far back in history that it is hard to confirm what the original healing modality was, whether it has changed over time and whether its history has also been preserved or changed.
You may wonder why I find importance in reiki healing being both old enough and new enough. I believe that a good vibrational therapies practitioner needs to really embrace their healing modality/s of choice as not only a part of their lives, but a part of their being. To do this we need to feel a sense of belonging to the energetic modality, just like feeling that we belong to our family. To feel a sense of belonging gets us involved personally and emotionally. We really care about and have deep respect for the modality, for what it is, and how it can help others.
As reiki has a proud lineage, with documented history of the lives of the founders who passed it down to us, it becomes tangible for us. We can connect to the people in the photos and see that there is only a few people connecting between Dr Usui, the discoverer or reiki, and us. We can identify ourselves as being part of this family and it is wonderful to know that we truly belong. That once we obtain our reiki mastership, our name goes down on paper in history as being a part of the lineage.
I personally try to train in courses and take workshops of modalities that have been established for a minimum of 30 years. For me, this is enough time for them to grow foundations and establish themselves as long-term modalities or be weeded out for a variety of reasons (such as perhaps simply being different versions on an already established theme).
Do you think that an energetic modalities history is important? Or simply 'nice to know'?
For the next instalment in this Reiki Series, click Reiki Series - Part 6 - Pros & Cons Of Reiki As A Single Modality Vs. Reiki Combined With Other Vibrational Therapies Modalities.
Kylie, of Complete Vibrational Therapies has a Diploma of Metaphysics and is a qualified Reiki Master/Teacher in both the Usui and Seichim systems of Reiki.
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