Have you seen Facebook ads recently for this home-study Reiki certification course?
Well I did just this past week and said to myself…
Yeah, and lets see how expensive this will be!
Truth be told, my ego slams self-help offerings and services to the ground. Most holistic or wellness classes nowadays are top-notch expensive and so my dear protective shadow-side tends to put on the armor and suit up for war! However….long pause…this course is only $47! Now compare this to other certifications I see flying around online and IRL this is a deal waiting to be had.
Or is it?
A little housekeeping…
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
My hip social media self after seeing this deal went straight to the Reiki Infinite Healer Facebook page to find really odd things that will determine if I will pay for this affordable 3 level reiki certification package.
- What I noticed was the lack of a Facebook cover photo.
- The page’s posts are all dated on March 6 (at the time of me writing this to you).
- So, naturally my eyes jumped to the number of likes and a romping 1,500+ nudged my gut.
What does this mean?
Well I need to ask more questions. So I saw recent posts by others and reached out to Dave Nelson, the creator of the program via contact form to give a review of the first portion of his offering. In my email I told him that I noticed that people were looking for real online reviews of the course so hopefully that would have tickled his fancy and it did.
This was a couple of days ago, he had sent me the first part of the course without worry or fuss and I have been reading the material. What he included was the Level 1 book, Hand Positions video, 3 instrumental music tracks (the one I like best is Picaso’s Garden), and flash cards.
I don’t have to spend weeks on working with the material seeing that I am (and I know you are too) a natural reiki master already. I use reiki energy every time I hug, kiss, touch and stand by someone or simply be. That’s how I approach the concept of life force. So really what’s this course offering me?
I think it is pretty simple and direct in how Nelson and the Reiki Infinite Healer brand created the Level 1 ebook. I can tell you that you aren’t paying for fancy, exhilarating or beautiful design. The book is really simple and offers lots of “historic” components. I place that in quotes because there is no resource or citation page giving the reader of this book a solid certainty this is for fact. Most of the tips and “How-to” portions are what you would generally find online anywhere. But then again this is Level 1 course material.
Since being an active socialite in the wellness community for some time, it’s pretty common for most to have claimed some sort of title associated with the art of reiki. There isn’t anything wrong with titles, but that’s what I feel you will be paying for the most. The book is not any different then going to your local bookstore and reading about reiki. If you want to claim certification and get the title for reiki Master then by all means do so. Just know that this package doesn’t hold you accountable in owning up to your title.
Like other entrepreneurial sensations such as Leonie Dawson and her fancy community, there are free takeaways to boost your “all-inclusive” experience with a brand. I mean that’s what I see across the scope of internet-based companies. So Reiki Infinite Healer isn’t any different, there are these “special (time-limited)” bonus ebooks you will receive. I don’t know what they will be like since I did not get any but if it’s anything like the core reading material in Level 1 then free sounds good to me.
All in all, the course is masculine. I mean what more can you ask for when it comes to down-to-earth basics. The overall point in the holistic and spiritual industries isn’t supposed to be about money. It’s about the effort and authenticity of energy. So if you feel like giving this a shot because you’ve been eyeing up something quick and easy for you to digest on the weekend, then by all means try it out.
The bottom line, firefly
Remember this is an internet do-it-yourself experience so I mean you can book that 2-week retreat to some island to practice reiki in the flesh for a thousand dollars or you can learn to improve your life by studying reiki at home in your natural and authentic reality for $47. It just depends on personal taste. It’s what you make of it that counts and so follow your intuition. Maybe you and a friend can get the material and have a reiki book club? Or maybe you rather not share this intimate subject with friends and business rivals so you want to hide away for a few weeks in your bedroom. So many different people are online with individual motives. Whatever the case may be, I personally am not satisfied investing and risking half of my PayPal budget (regardless of the 60 day money back guarantee).
Once I start seeing some personal and realness behind the brand like a better engaging Facebook page, then I will invest in this reiki crash course. Beefing up my bio section sounds awesome and having the certificates to satisfy the mainstream mentality is okay, in my opinion.