In order to answer this sensitive question as clearly as possible, it is important to address the following two points: the notion of healing in the broad sense and attachment to injury.
Healing in the broad sense
What is healing? The dictionary “Larousse” tells us:
Healing: The total disappearance of the symptoms of an illness or the consequences of an injury with a return to a previous state of health.
If this definition of healing is very clear, it does not specify to which part of our being it applies. Indeed, we can restrict it to the physical plane, but we can also consider it in a much broader way by also considering the mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions which constitute the human being as a whole.
On several occasions, I have met people at the end of their lives who have told me that they have lived their most important healing journey during their last months or weeks. While this may seem difficult to understand, we must recognize that healing in the broad sense can occur at different levels of being. In this sense, Reiki always acts as a trigger, leading to a healing that is sometimes physical, sometimes more subtle.
Attachment to injuries
For fear of change and the unknown, human beings develop many attachments to material, money, others, habits, the past, … but also to their own wounds. The latter give him an identity of victim, giving him multiple ephemeral benefits, for example attracting the attention of his relatives or justifying his powerlessness to put his life in order.
In such a situation, Reiki invites him to encounter the deep origins of his dysfunctions, confronting him with his own inconsistencies, while respecting the fixed barriers that are his attachments. The Reiki treatment is not ineffective for all that because it acts as revealing of the deep mechanisms triggering its misfortune. Reiki puts light where there is darkness and confusion, allowing healing at the source for those who choose it.
Reiki in case of illness
Our society today is mainly focused on physical healing, often still considering an incurable disease or an end-of-life situation as a medical failure. This narrow vision of existence obviously leads one to think that Reiki is powerless in such situations, but this is not the case. Reiki acts in one way or another, and sometimes even more intensely in situations that many call impasses. The feeling of failure that can be experienced after a Reiki treatment is mainly due to the precise and fixed expectations that we have.
Healing is not necessarily physical
Diseases lead us to encounter and heal many aspects of our being. Thus, fighting or fighting against a disease is deeply sterile, in the sense that it amounts to fighting against a part of oneself. Listening and understanding a disease can be a way of healing and Reiki accompanies us in this sense. The result of this healing can be a return to physical health, but let us not forget, it can also very often be a healing of the soul that chooses through illness to leave the incarnation.
At the end of a treatment received, do not ask yourself if Reiki has acted, but rather contemplate what it has revealed in you, what it has brought to light. The resulting peace can only be the fruit of deep healing.