Online Zoom Training Useful Information
Within the Reiki community, there is much discussion on the ‘validity’ of teaching and initiating Reiki as an online course. Many Masters will simply not conduct training unless it is in a classroom setting, generally, because they feel that the Master and Teacher need to have a 1:1 connection and so that the student can be prepared in a meditative fashion to receive the Reiki. For me, the more I have used Reiki, the more I have seen and experienced the limitless energy. In a sense, it’s very clear to me that we cannot ‘bracket’ Reiki into “What is right” and “What is wrong”, in fact, all of my teaching consistently drives you towards exploring the energy for yourself, in whatever way you choose. Thus, why would online initiations not work? How do we ‘measure’ the ‘meditative state’ of the student, whether that is online or in a room? Really, Reiki has no limitations and I have conducted many online initiations and these students are as close to me and as advanced on their Reiki journey as those who choose to attend in house classes. In addition, unlike most other online courses, I still work with you 1:1, you can still ask questions in real time and experience the training as it happens, indeed you will receive your initiation in ‘real time’ with me. I am still your Reiki Master Teacher and I will always support you, thus, the belief that online courses remove you from the teacher, on this occasion, are not true. In other words, for me, online and in person classes hold no difference.
” I am also continually irritated by the assumption that Mastery, is about following rules…after my many years of sending Distant treatments (I believe) that the profundity of initiation can be transmitted by a master. I am not in favour of our right to interpret others and to infer correctness.” – Phyllis Furumoto (Granddaughter of Hawayo Takata, founding member of Reiki)