March 18, 2007

Intention: Questions and Answers

Q. What should I focus on while practicing Reiki Massage?
A. Most important is to focus attention on the client’s intention and the conditions which support or subvert it. The Practitioner must do this, while respecting the client in other ways, and be open to both the flow of Reiki and the outcome of the session.

Q. Are intuition, imagination and use of Reiki symbols important in Reiki Massage?
A. Yes. In combination with soft-tissue work, based on the client’s intention, intuition and imagination guide consciousness for well being. In this process, which includes use of the Usui System or other traditional symbols, the Practitioner asks for and accepts the divine power of Reiki to assist healing.

Q. What do I need to do to be a Reiki Massage healer?
A. Practice. Practice. Practice. Reiki heals, not the Practitioner. To be a Reiki channel, one must be open, attentive and loving. The Reiki Massage Practitioner brings an attitude of gentle honesty, deep caring, nonjudgment, and humility.

Q. How is humility important for Reiki Massage Practitioners?
A. Being humble is necessary for openness to Reiki guides and other higher powers. Loss of ego or self-importance accompanies the creation of a place of unexpected beauty, based on the client’s intention.

Q. What does a client need to bring to a Reiki Massage session?
A. Openness, intention and worthiness are all important to a transformative session.

Q. Does Reiki Massage involve the principle “no pain, no gain”?
A. No. Reiki Massage is gentle, particularly on joints, and the client’s intention is usually associated with pleasure and relaxation.

Q. Why does Reiki Massage emphasize experiencing pleasure?
A. The path of pleasure is offered to clients as a means to their intentions. Other paths may provide improved health and functioning, but Reiki Massage also invites increased self-awareness, creativity in letting go, and freedom in becoming whole. Reiki Massage is especially appropriate for clients seeking healing and transformation, as well as a satisfying and enjoyable experience.

Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.

-Carlos Castaneda

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