I am a Reiki Practioner, Level 2. I have participated in two Reiki Share groups. It is much more powerful and effective with more in a group.
I encourage the masters here to start groups. The first I found just through word of mouth. It took place once a week and did not cost a dollar amount. You could donate what you wanted. I'm so glad otherwise I would have never recieved Reiki. I was recently pregnant and money was tight. At that time I was not practicing, just recieving treatments. I quit smoking! I also had a rather profound vision that to this day when I talk about tears still trickle freely.
The second group that I was envolved with, classes took place at a metaphysical book store. I recieved my Reiki 1 attunement and shortly after Reiki 2. Shares took place twice a week. Individual treatments were also twice a month. Individual traetments were still groups but only 4-5 people at a time compared to the 15-30 at shares. It cost to have attunements but not shares or private sessions.
I have healed from many things and have been honored to see other people heal of many ailments on all levels. Physical, emotional, and spiritual. I've seen everything from food disorders, to healing greif, healing from abuse, healing of reproductive disorders and on and on.
I have also become more intuitive and have had many visions. I belive in past and future lives and believe that I have practiced Reiki for many lives. Also, there are many cultures that practice Reiki, just by a different name. I have had the honor of working with one of Native American tradition. He said that the symbols used are almost identical to that of Reiki.
I have unexpectedly run into people who needed Reiki on many occasions. For whatever reason we would just start to talk about what was going on with them and then I would end up treating them. Animals, both wild and demesticated as well. I have found that the more you use Reiki the more it will use you.
It is quite powerful and is an important part of my life. Also, my Reiki Teacher called me a Star Child. I asked her what it meant she said just that I was very special. Have any of you ever heard this term? Maybe someone can give me more insight.
I will read that other thread I am interested.