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REIKI: THE SPIRITUAL MEDICINE...
Copyright © 2006 James Deacon
It seems that while more and more folk are becoming comfortable with the idea ofreceiving
Reiki treatment, many still find the whole concept of 'distanttreatment' something very difficult to believe in.They seem to have need of some sense of
to their treatment[- which, I suppose, is only to be expected in a world where standard therapeuticpractice relies on various forms of physical intervention or manipulation, or on thepatient's ingestion of medication in one form or other].In response to this, over the last few years a number of people have beenexperimenting with novel and alternative methods of delivering Reiki to the clientwhen they are not 'face-to-face' with the practitioner.This has resulted in the creation of a number of related Reiki-based products.For example,we have had 'Reiki Patches' (which you stick on your skin, much like you would dowith a Nicotine Patch)and'Reiki Essences' (based on the same concept as the 'Flower Essences' popularisedby Edward Bach).And then there have been the so-called'Homoeopathic Reiki Preparations"[though as the basic premise of Homoeopathy is that the resultant preparation hasthe exact
effect to that of the 'substance' on which the preparation is based -in this case Reiki Energy - one wonders just what effect a 'Homoeopathic ReikiPreparation' is likely to have! ]Now, while some will no doubt admit that - in Reiki - there is always room forcreativity, many 'Reiki-Purists' tend to dismiss such alternative forms of 'ReikiDelivery-system' as, at best, merely a novelty, and at worst, yet another new gimmickby means of which less scrupulous practioners can improve their finances.Personally, I like to believe that yes, while no doubt there are some who are primarily'in it for the money', in the main it is a case of Reiki stimulating peoples creativity -and in the process, finding new ways of furthering the spread of Reiki's influence inthe world.But then again, the great, anonymous "they" do say that there is 'nothing new underthe sun'....