Yeah thats a bit paradoxical to me as well.
Last night I was at a house party (small, just a group of close friends) and one of my female friends was complaining of a backache and asked me to give her a little massage. So I did, and I was like, I should ask her if she knows what Reiki is (she's really into astrology and natural meds. I'm also attuned to level 4 shamballa, but just not a big practioner of late, but I still get hot hands when i put them on anyone). At first she wasn't sure what I was talking about and then did (she pronounced it dif) and was like, "Oh no, don't give that to me, I don't want it." So yeah obviously I didn't, but I asked her about it today just because it came up.
She told me that her naturopath back home told her it was really bad for you, in that you give your energy to someone else, and because someone else's energy is in you it creates a block.
So I'm just listening... i dont like to always go into super-reiki-defensive mode as i dont want to argue too much... also not the best at explaining it anymore since I'm far away from all my technical material that has the "correct definitions" and so forth.
She said she believes in like chi and energy etc, its just that she trust her doctor and that if he says its bad and creates a block, then she i'snt for it, but admitted to not doing much research on her own. This was also over a year ago he told her this.
So, how does a naturopath think this? Or where do these ideas come from? Clearly wrong, for anyone who knows what it is, I mean we don't force it on people, but to think it harms you??? Has anyone else ever heard this before? I tried to explain a bit about how it's Chi, and therefore NOT my energy your getting... the exeperienced one knows how to make sure it's not your energy because that is bad for everyone.
anyone got any ideas? about anything? either a really good way to explain reiki without getting tooo mystical? or anything? thanks~
x-posted to mystic cafe