I saw this post a while ago. It was a very long thread. I signed up ont this account and it got lost. The question was: Can you earn a living through giving Reiki treatments? I know a handful of people that do this - it depends on how many people around you are open to Reiki and also how good a Reiki practitioner you are. I know one guy just across the river in Quebec who offers Reiki to a whole room of people on beds. He goes from bed to bed offering Reiki energy. Moves very fast and is a very strong channel for Reiki. People line up outside his door. Its so hard to get a booking with him. But these people are rare. I make a decent living with Reiki but mainly through TEACHING REIKI. I would say 75% of my Reiki income comes from teaching classes and only 25% only from clients. This means I teach every weekend, some weekdays and also some week nights. There is such a huge market out there that wants to learn Reiki you just need to tap them. Of course, I live simply. I don't have a car. I own my own home and have paid off my mortgage so there is no rent to maintain anymore (I paid it off way back in the day when I worked in IT). I also don't have kids or pets to support.