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I would love to hear some opinions and views on and if there is a difference between Reiki energy work and shamanic energy work. I tend to think there is a difference, not so much that energy is different but how it is implimented and worked with, that is different. It is an eastern form of energy work, yes? I have had this discussion with one who practices Reiki and she believes it is all the same. Thanks so much for your imput.

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Great question Tama,

 

I will jump in with a brief explanation of how I personally see it I've learned both Reiki and the Maker (shamanic) healing method. What I tell people when I work on them is that Reiki is channeling healing energy from 'out there.' There is a collective pool of healing energy in the universe that you can tap into. Think of all the prayers that have been said for people to heal through the years, they can collect within the collective human energy. I believe it's what is accessed with 'laying on of hands.' With Reiki, I am channeling that energy and it goes wherever it needs to, I guide as I move through the healing but it flows from'outside' of me through me to the area needed.

 

With shamanism, I look at the person and 'see' where they have blocked energy, where it is flowing where it is out of balance and I do this with all their energy bodies, as we call them here, there are five primary ones in this tradition. I then proceed to move the person's own energy to remove the blockages and bring everything back into balance. In energy work, balance is considered healing and being healthy is having your energy in balance.

 

It is all the same in the sense that it is all energy and the healer is moving it back into a state of balance. They are different ways of getting to that balance. I would say that shamanism has more focus and direction in a healing while Reiki tends to be more of a 'shot gun' approach for lack of a better word. It guides you while you guide the energy with Maker shamanic healing.

 

I'm sure others here have different opinions on this subject.

 

Lorrie

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Thank you Lorrie for your response. I do understand exactly what you have shared. I have felt for sometime that the shamanic approach did have a more specific target. This has helped to confirm what I was already feeling.

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The energy is the same. The way you connect and utilise it is different. I do reiki and have also been trained in a system called pellowah. Both do essentially the same thing, except with pellowah the energy does not pass through the practitioner at all, it goes from the universe to the client.

 

Years ago when I was a christian I also experience 'laying on of hands' and have also done a generic healing with people. In all cases it was the same energy, but worked differently. I can't speak to shamanic work as I'm still very new and just starting to explore, but I sense it would be the same (eg. same but different).

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I agree with you Michelle, energy is energy, especially when it comes to healing. It's really more of a question of how powerfully you can move it. I know there are quite a few really good natural healers out there who just have the gift. A lot don't really understand exactly how they do it, they just know what they need to do to see the issue and heal it. I think shamanic healing work has the potential to be a very powerful method if the healer has gone through the necessary self-healing to become detached. The detachment brings a lot of clarity on seeing the source of the illness and what is needed to bring the body back into balance. Also, thanks for mentioning Pellowah, I have not heard of it before, so it's something new for me to learn about.

 

Lorrie

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On 8/25/2015 at 6:25 AM, Michelle said:

The energy is the same. The way you connect and utilise it is different. I do reiki and have also been trained in a system called pellowah. Both do essentially the same thing, except with pellowah the energy does not pass through the practitioner at all, it goes from the universe to the client.

 

Years ago when I was a christian I also experience 'laying on of hands' and have also done a generic healing with people. In all cases it was the same energy, but worked differently. I can't speak to shamanic work as I'm still very new and just starting to explore, but I sense it would be the same (eg. same but different).

There's a section on reddit that goes into extensive detail about the long lasting bad effects that have resulted from reiki, especially if you go through "attunement". This is a quandry as if this healing energy is from a good source why do some of these people, in fact many of them end up being oppressed by what they describe as evil ?

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