Updated: May 28
Pre-pandemic, many energy teachers shifted from teaching courses, such as #Reiki, from a multi-day schedule taking place over a few weeks or a few months down to cramming it all into a weekend. When I taught in Chicago, I came across multiple people who told me they were my equal, yet their 3rd Degree class had lasted not even six hours while mine had lasted over 100 hours. What could they possibly have assimilated in six hours that took me months to process and integrate not just into my energy system itself, but within my mindset and perspective. Time is always needed to achieve excellence and I am sorry to say these individual's never even learned the basic lesson of Releasing the Ego. Shame on those teachers who took the students' money and ran!
In 2015, I worked at a Center in Chicago where I held sessions as well as taught #Reiki classes in person. There, at both open houses and Open Reiki Shares, I met several people who I was told were my peer level, yet to my horror I found out their 3rd Degree program had been held on one day for less than five hours. In comparison, my Apprenticeship lasted twelve months and required me to spend over 100 hours of one on one time with my teacher.
What could these individuals possibly have assimilated in six hours that took me months to process and integrate - not just into my energy system itself, but within my mindset and perspective and world view?? How in the world would any valid Reiki teacher think that spending such little time with a Reiki 3rd Degree Apprentice would convey to them all that was needed for them to Teach? I was outraged for these people and I was horrified for the clients they would encounter in their lifetime, people who would believe a Certificate on the wall was providing a guarantee to what they were seeking - be it classes, healing sessions, Spiritual Guidance, or even just Wisdom.
Time is always needed to achieve excellence and I am sorry to say these individual's never even learned the basic lesson of Releasing the Ego. This lesson begins in 1st Degree and builds upon every class serie