There are a lot of people that think you have to have some kind of special abilities in order to use Reiki. The truth of the matter is that anyone with the patience and perseverance to work hard has the ability to use this energy. In fact, there is a simple meditation technique that can have this energy flowing through you in a matter of minutes. All you will have to do is sit or lay down so that you are relaxed and comfortable. You can put on some low relaxing music of your choice to help you relax if you want.
Once you are relaxed, you will place the palms of your hands gently over your eyes. With your eyes closed, take the tip of your tongue and touch the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth. With every breath you take in you will need to open yourself up to feeling the flow of energy.
Once you feel that energy entering with your breath, feel it leaving through your hands when you exhale. Having your palms over your eyes will allow you to feel the energy leaving your body as heat much easier than anywhere else on your body.
This is basically all you need to start learning Reiki; of course, there are other things you can do to help you focus this energy to specific areas of the body. Reiki energy flows with intent; all you have to do is have the intent to feel the energy flowing through you. If you can open yourself up to this flow of energy, then you can learn to control it to help those that need helped. This is where responsibility comes into play. If you are irresponsible with this energy, it will let you know pretty quickly.
If you take the time to control this energy and use it in a good manner, you will be rewarded greatly.
There is nothing better than helping someone out and seeing the success that comes to their eyes as the pain is relieved and the ailments that have plagued them are gone. It may take some time to get to the point where you can do this efficiently, but once you do you will understand.