I’ve come to think that one of the greatest benefits of Reiki is simply that it gets us to shift our focus. In our North American society, much, if not all, of our time is spent focusing outside of ourselves. We focus on our jobs, on other people, on TV, on politics, on getting the kids to hockey practice. But when we are doing or receiving Reiki we deliberately turn our focus inward. It is much like meditation in that way.
For a brief time we make our Inner World the priority.