"The Practitioner told Sato at her first treatment that Reiki is not diagnostic. 'My hands on your body immediately activate the movement of energy. Therefore Ki is already working away at healing and cleansing your body. Diagnosing with Reiki would merely be pandering to the practitioner's need for control or power. The real challenge is not to understand what is energetically happening but how NOT to understand. Learning to let go is beneficial to every aspect of life.'
The Ki, her practitioner further explained would wash down through her energetic pathways clearing stagnant energy. This movement of Ki would initiate change for Sato but the practitioner could not foretell what that change might be. This would depend on what Sato needed right now. Her practitioner stressed that she could not make any claims to achieve specific results for Sato - it was a matter of letting go for both of them and seeing what the result would be.
The practitioner asked Sato why she was here and she quietly answered that she had been diagnosed as depressed. Sato learned that even if she was taking prescription medicine, it would still be safe to receive a Reiki treatment.
The belief that Reiki cannot harm is based on the understanding that the system works without deliberately manipulating Ki. Manipulation, Sato was assured is a human habit not a universal one. Therefore any danger comes not through tapping into the source and drawing more Ki through the body. This relates to balance, and balance only. Any risk linked with the system of Reiki is human rather than energetic.
Sato lay on the futon with her eyes open for the first five minutes or so, even though she had been told is was okay to close them. She just could not relax. The practitioner began at her head and moved down the front of her body. Sato could feel hands on her body and, interestingly, she could even feel it when they were just off her body too. She felt some sort of static energy running through her scalp and hair and then a sensation of heat over her eyes. Suddenly something in her got very heavy. She gave a loud, unrestrained sigh and her shoulders dropped, her eyes closed and she softly began to snore.
To an observer it would appear she is asleep, but she was totally aware of what was going on around her. It was as if her physical body had said that it had had enough and wanted to sleep but her mind, and something else that she couldn't quite put her finger on, were active.
Startling, sharp images flashed through her mind impressing pictures on the insides of her eyes. Each image had a symbolic relevance that she instantly comprehended but when the treatment finished after an hour she could remember very little about them.
A few minutes later the practitioner offered her a glass of water - to help with the cleansing process. Sato related her experience and went on to say that at certain hand positions she also felt waves of energy moving down through her arms and legs. All these experiences as common and some people feel the same sensations on different parts of the body. These sensations indicated quite clearly that something had occurred but Sato had to idea what.
The practitioner told her that is was a good sign"..........to be continued.
Until next time. x
from 'The Japanese Art of Reiki' ~ Bronwen & Frans Stiene