5 Good Reasons to Re-Take Reiki Classes
Have you ever considered re-taking some or all Levels of your Reiki training? This may sound a bit strange, because after all, once you’ve been attuned to Reiki, you have it for life. That’s 100% true. So, why would anyone want to re-take Reiki classes? Let me tell you why I’m a big fan of taking Reiki classes more than once. In fact, here are my top 5 reasons to re-take Reiki classes. Which one describes you best?
1) Your Reiki training happened a while ago. You haven’t been practicing as much lately and feel a bit rusty in your skills.
Although a Reiki attunement is for life, when we don’t practice regularly, it can be difficult to go back to practicing and feeling the energy without receiving a re-attunement. If you’re feeling stuck, consider taking a refresher course at your current level of training so you can jump back into your practice with confidence. Remember, you’re at a different place in your life now, and you’ll likely grasp even more than you did when you were first starting out. You can choose to re-take class with your original teacher, or pick another teacher so you get another perspective.
2) Your Reiki training wasn’t all that thorough and you want to make sure you’re properly trained.
Because Reiki training is unregulated in most places, there’s a large variation in what the trainings out there contain. Reiki teachers can only teach what they’ve been taught, so some trainings are very comprehensive, while some are light on content. If you’re looking for more, and think there might have been some missing elements in your classes, it might be a good idea to re-take some or all of your training. It’s important to be properly trained, and doing a bit of research will help you find the perfect teacher to fill in the gaps for you.
3) You want to deepen your connection with Reiki so you can live a more spiritual lifestyle.
One of the best reasons, in my opinion, to re-take Reiki classes is to deepen your connection to the reiki energy, and to the system of Reiki. Have you ever completed a Reiki class and soon began to wonder what’s next? Most of us have had this feeling of wanting more. And most people look for another class to take; maybe in another healing system or modality.
But what if you decided to re-take your Reiki class, instead of taking a class in another area? It might deepen your connection to Reiki and maybe even satisfy your craving for more. You see, I believe that feeling of wanting more can take us even deeper into the system of Reiki and help us live a spiritually guided life. If you want a spiritually deep practice, rather than a shallow understanding of a whole bunch of things, re-taking Reiki classes can do that for you.
4) Your Reiki training didn’t include Holy Fire, and you want to upgrade to the Holy Fire Reiki energy.
Do you know what style of Reiki you’re trained in? Usui Reiki Ryoho, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Ryoho, etc? Many of us who were originally trained in Usui Reiki Ryoho or Usui Shiki Ryoho have chosen to train in Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, which is seen as the evolution of Reiki. The good thing is, you don’t have to start over when you take Usui/Holy Fire Reiki. You can just re-take the level of Reiki you’re already trained in, or move up one level.
For example, if you’re trained to Level II Reiki (non-Holy Fire) and want to take Holy Fire training, you can simply take the Holy Fire Master class, or you can take any of the previous levels. It’s completely your choice. And the most recent version of the Holy Fire Master level is World Peace Reiki Master, where you are attuned to the energy of World Peace. I can’t recommend this highly enough!
5) You’re a Reiki Master and you’re getting ready to teach. You’d like to get ideas on how to structure and teach your classes.
If you’re a Reiki Master preparing to teach, re-taking Reiki classes can be a great way to learn how to structure a class and give you the confidence to begin. You’ll be able to see the process through new eyes, and get some great ideas, such as how to present material, how to handle questions, and how to manage time within a class setting. This will be easy, since you won’t have to work as hard to grasp the material you already know. So, if you’re a new or upcoming Reiki teacher, or if you’ve been teaching for years and want to up-level your teaching, re-taking Reiki classes can be a reasonably priced way to go.
Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Level I- begins on 1/15
Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Level II- begins on 2/26
Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master- begins on 4/11
Mary Riposo, PhD, RMT