I’ve been thinking about the connection between the Tarot and Reiki. As a spiritual teacher and healer, it still amazes me sometimes the connections that can be made – until I remember that, of course, we are all connected and therefore so is everything we do.
I run Reiki courses and training for people who wish to become healers. They already are healers of course, though some don’t realise it, and for some it’s about the structure offered by Reiki. And Tarot has a structure too.
The journey in the major arcana is very much aligned with the journey of a Reiki healer. I knew there was a reason I call the courses Reiki training and development. As with Tarot, it is both personal and spiritual development.
At the start of the journey, we have The Fool, setting off on a new adventure, full of new ideas, the beginning of a new chapter. Reiki 1 is the start of a Reiki healer’s journey. Often it’s a new experience, they’re unsure of the energy, what it will mean, what it will do, and how they can use it.
Like The Magician, they have the tools they need. They have hands, a heart and, hopefully, an open mind. As they begin to trust in the process then the development starts, both personally and spiritually.
The High Priestess is about intuition and inner wisdom. As a healer develops they learn to trust these within themselves more and more.
By the time we get to Reiki level 2, this is aligned with The Hierophant – a spiritual teacher, therapist or healer, working within a spiritual tradition. Reiki 2 strengthens the connection with the energy and spiritual side of the healer, using their intuition more within the healing process.
The Chariot takes them on another leg of the journey, with passion and drive, sharing their love, compassion, healing.
And The Hermit, developing their inner wisdom, moving forward on their spiritual journey, meditation and reflection – and shining their light!
Healing is not about healing clients, it’s about enabling clients to heal themselves. By the time we get to Temperance, this I see as the Reiki Master. Inner change and transformation; healing of the self as well as helping others.
And so the journey continues.
You could join myself and Mark to start your Reiki journey on 5/6 November, or if you’re already on your journey, the next Reiki 2 will be in February/March - watch this space! We’d love to see you there and explore this further