Originally Posted by rhubarbrosie
I hear you on the respect issue. VIP not to intrude energetically, or so I was taught. And yes indeed I waited until he asked me for it (although he can't speak he can write on a whiteboard) afterwards he gave me a big thumbs up ...
So it worked out for you, which is good, but it doesn't give and guidance or answer questions.
What happens to the often stated "Reiki goes/knows where it is needed"? If that is the case why should one even worry about giving Reiki - ever, to anyone and anything?
Then there are errors of commission and nobody ever talks about errors of omission, which are equally punishable, at least in law. Not to do things which one should do is as reprehensible as doing things one should not do.
As the energy flow is universal and influenced by our actions as well as our non-action we always influence the energy flow - no matter what we do or not do.
Whether by conscious action, yes or no, or unconscious action we influence everything around us with equal force.
There is no escape!
That someone with Reiki level 2 is not clear about theses thing, and you are probably part of a huge majority of Reki practitioners shows how poor and superficial Reiki training is and how little Reiki practitioners belief in what underlies the Reiki practice, the unity of the fields of energy.
This should be a Reiki level 0 (zero) (Reiki orientation) issue and someone who cannot fully and totally subscribe to the principle should not be allowed to go beyond that.
IOW it must be a precondition for any Reiki training.