A Reiki master is only a “bridge between two worlds”, that of the physical and that of the subtle. He is not a master of thought, but only a witness of this energy that transcends us, a simple channel. He is responsible for the teaching he disseminates and must be faithful to that given by Mikao Usui.
The first mission of a teacher is to transmit the initiations and techniques of Dr. Mikao Usui in a faithful manner, accompanied by his lineage and certificate of initiation. After the initiation seminars, his role is limited to advising new practitioners in their personal practice of Reiki (techniques, experiences). This is part of the follow-up after initiation. It is not up to the teacher to solve the problems of the new practitioners he has initiated, but he will nevertheless listen and advise them about the practice of Reiki. Everyone must make his way and it is the responsibility of each to pursue a personal work of evolution.
Thanks to Reiki, suffering can be alleviated. Reiki is an excellent tool to solve problems. And it works, as previous insiders can attest. But you have to arm yourself with patience and consistency, because everything cannot be solved in a day. In any discipline, to achieve results, perseverance, willpower and courage are important factors. Any Reiki Master must be able to present his lineage on which appear all the names of the Reiki masters of his lineage before him. Practitioners from 1st to 3rd degree do not appear on this lineage, only teacher are included. He must also be able to present his certificates from 1st to last degree. Likewise a Reiki teacher NEVER initiate “from a distance” because he knows perfectly well that the person must be present in order to be able to connect to the very essence of the symbols, be effective and to actually hold the Reiki energy.
The Reiki Master puts the student in contact with the pure essence of the Energy of Symbols through the initiation ritual. Each person is free to choose their Reiki Master Teacher. But the reliability of a master depends on documents that justify the veracity and seriousness of his claims. If someone claims to be a Reiki Master, you have every right to ask for the documents mentioned above! Then it’s up to you to judge if this person is reliable or not.