Why pay for Reiki is a question that frequently rears its ugly head in Reiki circles and beyond. I know many Reiki Masters who give free treatments and wouldn’t dream of asking for money or any other form of payment for their work.
There is nothing wrong with that, who doesn’t like free stuff after all? The argument that prevails is that Reiki doesn’t cost us anything, it is Divine or Universal energy we are tapping into. Anyone can learn Reiki and treat themselves or others so why pay for something that is free?
Well we pay for plenty of things that are free and never even question it. Take our drinking water for instance, water is a free resource, in fact 71% of the earth’s surface is water, admittedly not all of it is fresh water. Anyone of us could go to our local stream or river and collect water to drink, wash and cook, instead we choose to have it come out a convenient tap in our house. We pay for the water to be cleaned and for the pipes that deliver it. ~ A Reiki practitioner is a conduit for the energy you are receiving.
Many people employ cleaners, dog walkers or childminders on a regular basis. These people are providing a service which you are willing to pay for but are also freeing up your time for other things. Time itself is a valuable commodity that in today’s hi-tech world seems to disappear at an alarming rate. ~ A Reiki practitioner has the same time constraints as anyone else, they are also offering a service, treatments that enhance your life.
While I am very happy to offer free or low cost treatment to those in need, I too have bills to pay and my time is just as valuable as everyone else’s. I choose to offer Reiki because I see the many benefits it brings to my clients and helping them gives me joy. It is not the Reiki itself you are paying for but the time I spend as a conduit for that energy, the time I could be spending elsewhere possibly walking someone else’s dog. 🙂 <3
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