Monday, March 15, 2010

Naturally Pure

So what I am about to write will piss off some of you. It's just my opinion.

I am now a certified second level Reiki practitioner as of yesterday. That's what $125, seven hours, and a piece of paper will get anyone.

My general opinion is that Reiki is 80% unadulterated horseshit, 10% placebo effect, and 10% real and/or uneksplained as yet.

I know for a fact that merely laying hands on a person will almost always make that person feel better. As human beings, as tactile beings, we need to be touched. Massage, either light or deep, is healing.

I also think that if a person pays $60 an hour for a Reiki session, they are ekspecting to feel better, they want to feel better, and so they often will feel better. I believe that people are susceptible to suggestion, some more so than others. If they are told that this particular crystal has been energized by some healing force, they will believe and maybe even benefit from that belief.

I believe in science, and science eksplains a lot, but so much is still waiting to be understood. I particularly like quantum physics, and believe that that field of study is going to reveal a lot in the coming century. (If humans live that long, that is.) I think there is indeed something real about being literally grounded as well as chi.

So, for what it is, I do feel more comfortable doing my own form of healing, my gentle and intuitive massage and laying on of hands after the class yesterday. I'll not charge money for it, though, as I feel my little talent is a gift to be freely given.


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Fuzzarelly,

My Reiki therapist found and fixed somethings that I didn't know was a problem. They were nagging spots that I never told anyone about for years. She sensed them told me what she thought I was feeling there (She was right too.) and fixed them up so I never had a problem with them again.

I was never so healthy as when I had her to go to. Too bad she moved away. She was only ten dollars an hour by the way.

Enjoy helping others.

Hugs, Euphoria

Pam J. said...

I agree with everything you said.

Knitting Linguist said...

Yup, yup, yup. And if I'm reading you right, you're saying something I've always thought which is that the term "placebo effect" refers (alas, often contemptuously in western med) to our mind/body connection. Nothing wrong with convincing our minds to help our bodies along when they're hurting, right? Enjoy your work with others; I know that I have always really appreciated the opportunities I've had to be touched with care by someone who knows what they're doing.

Valerie said...

I think...

I think you are a cool human being.

k said...

I read some dumb-ass article that said you shouldn't think of money as filthy lucre, but instead think of it as love made visible.
I try, sometimes.

And nothing you said would piss off most people. Nice try, though.