Self-acceptance is at the center of this well-written guide


Living Reiki by Melissa Tipton

Book Review:  4 out of 5 star rating

This isn’t the type of book that you can sit down and read through and have a complete understanding of it.  This is the type of book that I know I will return to again and again along my Reiki path.  The book is chock full of meditation exercises to use in breaking down the energy blockages within us.

In reading the book through once, I know there were areas that just didn’t sink in so I’ll have to return to them again.  One thing that really stood out for me is how we can contaminate Reiki by using our own personal energy (which may well be messed up yet) or if we impose our ego on the energy.  We need to spiritually heal ourselves in order for healing energy to flow well.  Self-acceptance is at the center of this well-written guide.

While I’ve been thinking of the five precepts of Reiki on a daily basis for almost a year now, Ms. Tipton gave me new insight into those precepts.  There’s even a Divine Scavenger Hunt that I’m looking forward to embarking on.


This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.