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Developing Psychic Intuition with Reiki

Sometimes people ask me if doing Reiki will make them a psychic ninja. Will Reiki open your intuitive senses? Will it allow you to have more magical dreams, or more control over the psychic abilities that are currently opening within you?

My personal experience has been that while Reiki initially did not give me the tools or skills to truly understand my psychic abilities (like astral projection, bi-location, and ESP), Reiki did help clear out the "ick" in my energy channels, creating a stable foundation for my future explorations.  Additionally, the deeper I looked into the Reiki philosophy, the more answers I found that did actually explain why and how these things are possible.

Many people who've gone as far as the Reiki 2 Training & Attunements find that they are indeed more psychic. Reiki 1 Training teaches you how to listen within and heal yourself. Reiki 2 Training really opens up clairvoyance and deepening intuition for those who are energetically ready. The more you work with Reiki energy, the more your energy centers come into balance and gently expand.

In Reiki 2 Training I teach some of the psychic skills techniques I learned from our lineage, as well as channeled techniques to: view the energy field remotely, channel healing energy by distance, trust intuitive messages, and communicate with spirit guides. Because the focus is on Reiki energy, we generally just scratch the surface in class, and then trust the process of flowing Reiki to help enhance these skills slowly over time.

I love this method because I was raised rigorously Buddhist, and in my tradition we were taught that it isn't wise to open your psychic centers too quickly without the preparation of meditation and a daily practice. Many Healing Heart Reiki students have had psychic experiences and are seeking training so that they can use their gifts wisely.

In American culture we have an obsession with psychic skills that can grant us all of the answers--perhaps because we feel safer knowing the future before it comes, or we're hungry to connect with messengers from the other side who can see our lives from a higher vantage point than we can.

Maybe our hunger for psychic understanding comes from the instability of being in a culture that is more often than not, disconnected from our ancestral history, cultural roots, and passed-down magical traditions. I don't say this to shame or belittle us in any way. I think exploring why we want to open our psychic gifts helps understand where we need to go and how we should proceed.

I often recommend that students who are really interested in psychic development, take Reiki levels 1 & 2 for energetic stabilization, and then take a specific psychic training, channeling, or mediumship class. To me this order makes the most sense because I've seen so many students take a channeling class and then have no means to heal whatever is coming up. Reiki teaches the self-healing, so that you can clear your energy field, balance your energy centers, and deepen into self trust as you cultivate your psychic skills. Then you're totally ready to reawaken your connection with your spiritual lineage, ancestors, spirit guides, and more.

We totally cover soft psychic skills throughout Reiki, though they are not often named as such. We also go over specific methods in level 2, and I return to those same methods in my own life everyday.

However, the real gift of Reiki, to me, is the deepening self-knowledge and healing that comes with the Reiki lessons. Reiki supports your unique journey on the path that only you can walk by aligning you more deeply within. The gift of Reiki is in helping you to become a better (fill in the blank!); A better human, a better teacher, a better psychic, a better healer, a better lover, a better light worker-- whatever it is you are drawn to do.

Whatever energy work or human work that you're doing in this life, I believe that Reiki can help. The Reiki attunements are a gift that refine your inner connection and help you connect with the joy of your journey.

If you're interested in learning more about Reiki and whether it's the right class for you to explore, please reach out to me via my Contact page, and ask me for a call to discuss Reiki Training! I look forward to hearing from you!


© 2011 Dailey Little. You are welcome to reproduce this article provided you do so in its entirety, including the copyright and this blurb: "Dailey Little is a Reiki Master and active practitioner. She teaches Reiki & other fun stuff through her private practice in Santa Rosa, CA. Join her joyful community for ReikiShares, Free Clinics, and eco-activism by signing up at her website,"

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