Does REIKI Really Heal ??
(From the website of fourth year medical students for the alternative medicine rotation at Creighton University school of medicine.)
Proponents would claim that Reiki is capable of healing
anything because it works at very fundamental levels of reality. Even though
the capability is there, this is not what always happens. The limits to Reiki
seem to be in the recipient's willingness to cast off old habits and patterns,
to accept change and to accept healing. The level of reality where Reiki
operates is the underlying energy structure of matter, as the physical matter
we see around us is a solidified form of energy. Emotional difficulties
are just as healable as physical ones since emotional issues are even more
directly present in the energy structures.
In this context, the word Healing has a somewhat different meaning from the widely accepted meaning. The widely accepted meaning for healing seems to be curing of symptoms. The other meaning for healing, used in the practice of Reiki as well as other related types of energy healing, is the return to greater wholeness. There is an ideal form each of us has, this ideal form being the highest and clearest expression of who we are. Pain or disease comes from any deviation between the persons current form and this ideal form.