Mixing Modalities,Reiki and Crystal healing etc.
Workshops by Peggy Jentoft
People often ask about Combining Crystal Healing with Reiki and other modalities. I do mix modalities though I
am against combining methods entirely for the purpose of combining methods .
When someone asks for a Reiki treatment I only formally combine crystals with the Reiki treatment when I really get a strong internal guidance to do so. Many crystals are in the same area as my Reiki table so there is often a flow between the different modalities. Most of the time people do end up holding a crystal or stone at some point. I have tried out many of the traditional combination practices but seldom do layouts or have clients hold crystals during a Reiki treatment anymore. I don't usually keep grids under the Reiki table either.
During a treatment I will call on activate or include whatever mode and method I feel guided to work with but do not plan to automatically combine modes. I've found that deliberately squeezing in more modalities does not often serve the greatest good.
There is a big difference between having a client hold a crystal or two during a Reiki treatment or following an
intuitive sense of rightness and just doing everything you can do just because you can.
I've had a large number of encounters with different practitioners during healing sessions where different modes
were kind of piled on without real regard for the needs of the client or the value of the treatment.When a practitioner is doing Reiki and massage and aromatherapy, hypnosis, shamanism, herbalism smudging, chanting, trance dance, invoking Gods, Goddesses, Angels, and Animal totems, flower essences, magick spells, oils and powders, and dumping piles of crystals on until the client starts to feel crushed, ALL at once. my experience is that the main benefit is usually to the practitioners ego.
Yes, The Crystal Deva and the Flower Deva are almost always present in any work I do. Color and sound Energy
is usually present as well. I never force a mix of modalities I allow what is needed and trust the universe.
When you have a lot of tools and you allow that the highest good be served then different tools and modes will come into play naturally. It is critical that the Intention and purpose of the treatment is for the highest good of the client . Over time the modalities become rather unified you know what to do when. What must not be done is to turn the healing session into a piece of Razzle Dazzle. I cannot lay out an absolute formula for mixing modalities because (IMO)there is no such thing.
That said, Often a quartz crystal will seem appropriate at the head and foot of the table during the treatment.
A well chosen infusion of scent and music are also pretty common positive supports for crystal or energy work treatments.
It still comes down to learning to sense intuitivly what are the best choices in a given situation and follow that intuition