One of the many things that I love about my reiki teacher’s approach is that he outlines a very clear philosophy for how we facilitate healing and treatments.
Some reiki practitioners are all about how THEY are healing YOU, and THEY are doing something to YOU. This is also exemplified in the use of the word ‘reiki master’ which implies some sort of power, or mastery, in comparison to the client.
But Frans Steine emphasises that we are simply facilitating clients to heal; it’s a partnership. In fact, it requires the client to make the decision to heal, to open up to healing, and then we help your body’s natural intelligence to get your energy, the universal energy within you, to move in a more positive way.
As Frans wrote in a blog post from 2016, We Can Only Heal Ourselves,:
Healing ourselves is something we can only do ourselves, and we need to rediscover this for ourselves. We can be told again and again, but because most of the time we look for healing outside of ourselves, most of the time we find it hard to accept that all we need for healing actually is inside of us already.
In other words, it’s not me, it’s you!