Judaism and Reiki: Are they compatible?
Yes, You Really Can Embrace Both Judaism and Reiki
If you practice Judaism but you’ve been hearing plenty of good things about the value of Reiki for peace and good health, you may have some questions about whether Reiki is compatible with your religion. You’ll be glad to know that, yes, you can certainly become involved with Reiki if you’re part of the Jewish faith, without any religious or moral conflict. Reiki is considered spiritual in nature, but it is most definitely not a religion, or part of a religion, so you won’t have to worry about any problems with compatibility.
Actually, Reiki and the Jewish faith can be considered to be a great match with one another! They are both very spiritual practices, albeit in different ways, and both are focused on something more than just what can be physically seen. You can feel free to visit a Reiki practitioner without any fear of being asked to change religions or adjust your belief system, and there won’t be any references to other beings or alleged deities. Reiki practitioners are also happy to answer questions about what they do and everything Reiki involves, if that would help to put your mind at ease.
What you will get from your Reiki experience is the opportunity for plenty of peace and tranquility on a deep level, along with a great feeling of calm and joy. Because Reiki works with your body’s natural energy field to promote health and well-being, you can easily couple your Reiki sessions with prayer or other declarations of your Jewish faith. Don’t be afraid to mix the two, and enjoy the benefits of both.
**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.