Reiki seems to have a good reputation and following but I would describe my experience at best as very subtle in the physical dimension. It's difficult to sing the praises of Reiki when I have no personal experiential evidence of it having any effect at all, either on myself or others.
As part of my early efforts to become 'more spiritual' I undertook Reiki 'trainings' and workshops, having 3 attunements up to master practitioner level over around 18 months.
The Reiki precepts resonated with me immediately, but I have come to the conclusion that Reiki is nothing other than Universal Life Force Energy that we all naturally have access to if we choose to open to it. The hand positions and even the symbols are mere ritual to help the student to focus, but the main power is that of intention. This is perhaps not a welcome concept for those who are promoting and selling the mystique of Reiki!
It's obviously difficult for me to comment on the intangible benefits that Reiki confers on me (and others), and I don't doubt that some of us do perceive very noticeable'healings', but I like to believe that my intending and channelling Reiki has a beneficial effect.
What are your thoughts?