This is a group of people who have already attended a Reiki I course, getting together to give each other Reiki. Our Open Houses are organised in one of our homes (we take it in turns) and normally lasts a period of two hours.
What happens in a Reiki Open House?
We all take it in turns to lie on the Reiki bed (bliss!) and receive Reiki from the other people. The two hours are divided amongst the number of people who are attending.
Some maths for you; if 8 people attend an Open House, one of them will be receiving Reiki and the other 7 will be giving. For 8 people to each receive Reiki, we divide the 2 hours into 10min slots per person. This means there is time between each slot for getting on and off the table drinking water and feedback. 10 min slots, given by 7 people, means that each person receives the equivalent of 70min Reiki.
From personal experience these 10min slots are like little battery packets that can totally recharge our energy, relieve pain, significantly reduce stress and anxiety and bring about relaxation ... of the many things that reiki has to offer us.
Who can host a Reiki Open House?
In our case, each of our Reiki Open Houses is hosted by our Master or by one of the Master Students. This is only to offer a forum for sharing experiences, talking about doubts or asking questions, but, we don't need to be a Master or a Master student to hold a Reiki Open House. We only need the Reiki I in our hands. After all, Open Houses are about receiving Reiki.
What are the benefits of attending Reiki Open House?
- Reiki Open Houses offer a back up to the courses.
- They provide a forum for each of us to share our experiences
- They keep us connected to the energy and provide us with encouragement to continue giving our self treatments
- They provide a forum for questions and advice
- oh! and we sometimes visit a nearby bar or restaurant for a drink or pica pica!
When we first receive Reiki I in our hands we are just beginners of the energy. We have to use it for it to work, and for us to see the differences within our lives. The more we give the energy to ourselves and others the more we grow with it and become aware of its infinite possibilities. But, wherever we are, on our path with Reiki, it is good to meet and connect with like minded people to share, receive and give.