What’s the difference between Shamanic healing and Reiki?
While Shamanic healing and Reiki both work on your chakras and overall well-being, the energies that they draw upon are very different. Reiki connects to the universal energy, which I refer to as “heavenly energy”, while Shamanic healing connects to the energy of living beings, or “earthly energy”.
There are benefits to both, but unlike a Reiki healer who connects mainly channels positive energies, a Shamanic healer connect to the deeper layers of energies, both positive and negative.
Various cultures have described these positive and negative energies in different ways, often as spirits, and the concepts of blessings and curses are derived from the intense impact that such energies can have on our lives.
This means that, in untrained hands, Shamanism can be a “dangerous” form of healing. More precautions must be taken by a practitioner of Shamanic healing to ensure that both the client and the healer themselves are safe from negative forces that may seek to impede the healing process once the connection to earthly energy is made.
Shamanic journeys are the other way that Shamanic healing differs from Reiki. These journeys are shared between the healer and the client, and they explore your past, present and future possibilities. This allows you to see what baggage from the past is holding you back and what lessons the past can offer to help you today, as well allowing you to explore all potential destinies that are ahead of you and how you might achieve the one that is most desirable.