Reiki is often called an intelligent energy that will address the client’s needs on all level, so why add other therapies?
As the practitioner becomes aware of the energy body, including the chakra system, the meridian system and the many acupressure points throughout the body, as well as the energy fluctuations within the Human and Universal Energy Fields of the receiver and themselves they begin to acknowledge patterns and correlate these with their knowledge according to their personal skills and abilities.
For a practitioner who has limited his field of study to the administration of a Reiki treatment without learning about the Chakra system, a session may flow like a river without as much as a ripple.
But for those who have delved deeper in the nature of the energy bodies and systems (organ/chakra/meridian) a treatment may become as rich and rewarding as a symphony. Reiki doesn’t require analysis. Instead it requires the practitioner to become a clear and pure channel for the energy of Source to flow though his Crown Chakra down to his heart and out his hands to the receiver. This procedure leaves the practitioner free to assess the various patterns of energy that he may perceive with his five senses and his High Sensory Perception and intuition. The result is that the practitioner may at any point either follow his own knowledge or wisdom or listen to the guidance of Spirit to use his various skills and knowledge.
It’s like someone trying to interpret a dream without (or with) an established dream vocabulary. The one who has develop his vocabulary will receive much more insight that the one who has never thought about it before.
For example the first time I perceive the meridian system was during a Reiki treatment during my internship at the Milford Hospital. These rivers of light were very real to me as I held the hand of an elderly woman suffering for the effect of a stroke that paralyzed her left side. I followed my intuition to hold the base of her neck and to follow the rivers of light down from her neck to her fingers, holding each finger in my hand and letting Reiki flow as it usually did. Midway through the treatment she cried in chock showing me how she could wiggle two of her fingers that she had not been able to move since the stroke. This incident prompted me to learn more and become certified in Jin Sin Jyutsu (acupuncture without needled).
JSJ requires analysis and Reiki doesn’t as such they do marry very well. Now I may start a treatment read the pulse to evaluate where in the meridian system the energy block is located. I may devise a treatment plan choosing from hundreds of flows, which one will be best for my client.
“YET” as I approach the table to administer the treatment more often than not I hear/feel/know that it is not the way I am to begin the treatment and I follow this guidance to begin with may be Reiki or with method that originally “belongs to another perspective! The session then evolves incorporating several skills or protocol.
Where does one modality end and the other begin? When you see the human body from many perspectives, which have their roots in various therapeutic modalities, then you begin to acknowledge that you are not applying different method you simple are acknowledging their use of different vocabulary to describe the same human body.
It is time to begin to integrate these therapeutic methodologies into a coherent body of knowledge. This is the mission of the Integrative Energy Medicine Institute, which I founded in 2008.
For this to be possible we need to realize that it is time to open Pandora’s box and share the many perspectives of energy medicine instead of keeping them “secret” obscure and difficult to trust because they are difficult to evaluate and understand.
The day this body of knowledge become transparent is the day it will be completely accepted and use by everyone without fear mistrust and apprehension.
– By Chantal Guillou-Brennan, Integrative Energy Medicine Therapist / Teacher