How to choose a Reiki teacher.
You have decided you would like to learn Reiki but how do you know who is the right Reiki teacher for you?
My recommendation is that you contact several teachers and speak to them via email or via the telephone. Ask questions that you feel are relevant to you and see how friendly and receptive the teacher is. A good question is to ask why they decided to embark on their own Reiki journey. Every teacher will have their own story and this will also be reflective in the way that they teach. It does not mean that there is a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way but there will be a way that will feel as if it connects for you.
Any teacher who has your best interests at heart will be happy to answer questions and will want you to feel comfortable about training with them. Remember that because you have spoken to a teacher on the phone or via email does not mean that you have to train with them. Trust your gut instinct, if you don’t feel they are right for you, then the chances are you are correct and you would be better off looking for someone else.
While affordability can be important try not to focus on the cost too much. A low price does not necessarily mean that the course will be of low value and a high cost course does not necessarily mean a super duper high quality informative course. Look for information on what is covered in each level, do you get a manual, will on-going support be provided, how connected do you feel towards the teacher? All of these are important factors in helping you decide.
You also do not need to stay with the same teacher for your different Reiki levels. If you feel you would like to do all three levels of Reiki there is nothing to stop you choosing three different teachers. However, if you feel happy and connected with a teacher I am sure they will welcome you with open arms if you choose to do all your training with them.
Despite setting a few guidelines for choosing your teacher try to relax about learning Reiki. It is a new journey and a new opportunity to create positive change in your life.
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