When we do Reiki we are not really doing anything but actually intending and allowing the healing energy to move through us in service to ourself or others. Reiki is more about maintaining that state of being, and being with the energy, than getting a certain outcome. It is more focused on how you are being than what you are accomplishing. This is a great attitude for living life as well. When we focus on being with what is happening rather than just trying to achieve a certain outcome, things shift. Your consciousness shifts, your emotions shift, and the people around shift in response to how you are being. This is also related to that old phrase, ” the ends do not justify the means”. In other words, in order to get the healing results we desire, we must be in the healing energy. The more we can just be in that state, that state of allowing and acceptance, and simply be in the experience of what is happening, the more healing happens. The more we try to push or make something happen the less it does. This is a seeming paradox, but absolutely true. This requires us to let go and and not be attached to the outcome, and when we do we become freer and less attached to whatever we are doing, and in that detachment comes peace and calmness. We then can feel less frustrated, less angry and have more equanimity. It’s a good practice, well worth the effort and something I work on daily.