by William Lee Rand
Reiki is such a wonderful gift and contains so many positive qualities that it is really important for Reiki practitioners and teachers to have an effective way of explaining Reiki to others. This article will give you ideas on how to let people know what Reiki is and how it can benefit them as well as their family and friends.
A question that comes up often when first meeting people is, “What do you do?” This, of course, is a great lead-in question for letting people know you do Reiki. While some people will know what Reiki is, often they do not, and because of this, people often respond with, “What is Reiki?” At this point, what you want to do is provide an answer that can easily lead into a lengthier conversation so they can gain a good understanding of the value Reiki provides so they can decide if they would like to try a Reiki session. Because of this, your initial answer needs to be clear and succinct, or you may lose their attention and the conversation will go on to other topics.
Here’s an opening description I have used that really works:
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.”
After you say this, watch the person closely and be ready to answer any questions they may have or otherwise, to give a more thorough description of Reiki. They might ask how it is done, and if not, you can simply go on with this:
“Reiki energy is the life energy that keeps everything alive. All plants, insects, animals and humans are alive because life energy is flowing through them.”
So, depending on their interest and if they ask additional questions, you can go on to say:
“When your life energy is high, you’ll feel strong and healthy, but when it is low, you’ll feel weak and tired and be more susceptible to illness.”
You can also add:
“A Reiki session will fill you with life energy, helping you to feel strong and healthy. It also increases confidence, and many have found that it quickens the healing process!”
You can also explain that Reiki is done with the hands and then offering to give a demonstration by asking permission to place your hands on their shoulders. While you are giving them Reiki, you can continue to explain what Reiki is. Here are a few important ideas you can include in your description:
“Reiki never causes harm and can be used at any time for any situation in which you could benefit from an increase in life energy. It’s helpful even when you are feeling good but is especially helpful when you are feeling tired or depleted, and most importantly, it can help people who are sick. In fact, it can help people with any illness or medical condition.” Also include: “While Reiki does quicken the healing process, it is still important to see a licensed health care provider if you have a medical or psychological condition.”
Additional information you can provide:
- Reiki provides only positive results.
- Reiki is easy to learn.
- Reiki provides a way to do something positive in times of difficulty no matter what the situation might be.
- Reiki is a beautiful way to connect with other people.
- Reiki, when done with permission, fulfills the need to touch and be touched.
- Reiki reduces the negative effects of medications and other medical treatments including those of radiation and chemotherapy.
- Reiki can be a job and supply you with part or full-time income.
So, as you can see, no matter what situation you may find yourself in, whether social, business or even family gatherings, by using the ideas presented here, you can always feel confident when explaining the wonderful gift of Reiki to others.