Why Another Reiki Association?
Looking on the internet there are a variety of Reiki associations. Some for specific branches of Reiki, others for anyone practising Reiki, and some for anyone practising a natural therapy. The standards vary enormously between associations! Some have really pushed for higher standards (we would count the excellent Australian Reiki Connection as one of these) while others appear only interested in getting more members by basically having no standards at all.
About a year ago we held a survey asking those on our database what they wanted from us – how we could help Reiki practitioners get the most out of their practise. The responses were so clear and helpful, we were amazed. Among the things being called for was an association that actually represented what the practitioners practised.
It is understandable that people want to come together in community, and a community where they can talk with ease about what they do, without judgement. If you see the system from a different perspective, although it can be good to discuss this with others who see things differently, it is sometimes nice to come home and feel relaxed and know that here you are among like-minds. This is Shibumi.
As an international association we aim to be there for members no matter where they live and we have some great plans for the future. Currently we are waiting for our non-profit status to come through in the USA and once that is complete we will begin some interesting projects that we hope will benefit not only our members but the Reiki community as a whole.
If you feel that you fit into the criteria suggested by Shibumi then please come and join Shibumi!