How many times have you talked to someone about Reiki and felt completely marginalized, like a total fool, dismissed immediately?
Even though you knew you could help, the person wouldn’t listen long enough to consider what you have to offer. There you were, holding the precious key that could improve their pain, anxiety, insomnia, digestive distress, etc. — but you couldn’t make the connection.
Did you walk away feeling like you completely blew it?
If you are like me, you have. Many times.
It feels terrible when your attempts to help – and you – are dismissed without consideration, without respect.
It gets worse.
Imagine it’s five years from now, and you’re still getting the same response – no response – or worse. Derision.
New clients are few and far between. Low signups for your classes – or no signups.
Your bills pile up, you’re unable to take vacations or take care of yourself in a way consistent with your values. Or you’re stuck in a job that drains you because you can’t support yourself and your family doing the work you love. The work you know you are here to do.
Doesn’t it upset you to have a practice that could so easily help so many people, but you can’t get past the first conversation? Has it ever made you wonder, “What is wrong with me?”
I’ve got good news.
There’s nothing wrong with you. And, you could communicate better.
I know, because I once struggled as you struggle now, trying to share the practice I love and help other people. What I said about Reiki just didn’t seem to click.
Until I started working in hospitals and figured out a better way.
How doctors taught me to communicate better
It was the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, before the advent of the pharmaceuticals that now help people continue living, a time when an AIDS diagnosis felt like a death sentence, and usually was.
I taught people who were HIV+ to practice self Reiki at Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Infectious disease doctors around the city heard of my work from patients I had taught, patients who were faring far better than the norm.
Those doctors cared about their patients and wanted to help, but at that time, conventional medical options were still very limited. Seeing that some of their patients did better than most, some doctors became interested in what help was available outside conventional medicine. I was invited to create the first hospital Reiki program.
I was shy to move into hospital work, concerned about being an outsider, and reluctant to address the medical establishment with something I knew was so far outside their paradigm. I was at a loss where to start.
But I couldn’t resist the opportunity to help relieve so much suffering.
I remember my first Reiki presentation at the hospital. My knees were knocking and I felt totally intimidated. I included a brief experience of Reiki touch.
Soon after, one of the doctors signed up for my First degree Reiki class. In the safety of a private conversation, he admitted the minute of Reiki touch relieved his migraine.
I thought I already knew how important it was to give people a chance to experience Reiki, but that doctor drove the point home. I now understood the goal of talking about Reiki was simply to get the doctors to be willing to have a direct experience. But how?
I decided to let the doctors I worked with teach me how to communicate Reiki practice to them – and thus to a mainstream audience – people who are suffering and want the benefits but who do not know to seek out Reiki practice on their own.
The result was transformative
Opening to learn from my medical colleagues was a pivotal moment.
I went from struggling to build my business to being the leading advocate for Reiki practice in conventional medicine and to the mainstream public; invited to write papers for peer-reviewed medical journals; teaching at prestigious academic medical centers and schools, including Harvard, Yale, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); creating more hospital Reiki programs; and writing REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide, published by Penguin Books.
I now have a thriving private practice in NYC and travel the world helping Reiki professionals like you help more people by communicating Reiki more effectively.
I share those milestones with you only so you know it’s possible for you to rewrite your approach using the process I’m offering you, a process that includes strategies proven to work with the most critical listeners — doctors.
I struggled through my transformation, but you don’t have to. Many people helped me, especially the doctors I trained, but I didn’t have a Reiki professional who could mentor me directly.
My simple approach enables you to avoid the rejection you’ve experienced so many times — too many times — so you, and Reiki practice, will no longer be marginalized, and you become comfortable sharing your practice as you choose, with family and friends, and — if you are a Reiki professional — with people who want to become your clients.
Your confidence communicating Reiki will help you help those you love and build your business. Then you can devote yourself to relieving suffering and improving the world by doing the work you love.
Better communication, better practice
WRITE REIKI guides you gently through a two-step transformation. First you deepen your awareness of your own Reiki experience, using your own words, and then we explore how to shape that content so that it communicates to other people. Your transformation starts with the first half of our WRITE REIKI program is called EXPRESS REIKI.
That transformation happens organically through short daily free-writing sessions at home, on your schedule, in your own preferred language.
What is free-writing?
I thought you’d never ask!
Free-writing is writing spontaneously, without concern for punctuation or spelling, opening your creative spout and letting it flow onto the page without interruption.
In WRITE REIKI, we start with a brief self Reiki practice so you are centered and relaxed. Then you write from the day’s prompt. The prompt saves you from the terror of facing a blank page, which can be an inspiration-killer. It supports you to start writing; it does not limit what you write.
Each day, you are given a new Reiki-themed prompt to guide you, and a writing blessing to support you.
What you write at home is yours alone; we don’t share our Reiki free-writing. That privacy helps you feel safe enough to write from your heart without feeling self-conscious.
Reiki free-writing is spontaneous. You allow your heart-inspired writing to take you where it will, to reveal your deep understanding and true beauty. When you write freely, with an attitude of exploration and discovery, your free-writing brings you to a deeper awareness of yourself and your practice – your practice, just the way you practice.
I found it easier than I thought I would, and was interested by how deep my thought process was throughout.
— Georgiana Monckton
Your own practice, your own words
WRITE REIKI is not about how you practice. I honor all Reiki practitioners. How you practice is your business.
WRITE REIKI is about your unique practice experience and insight — what I call your golden content.
One reason you don’t get the response you anticipate when you talk about Reiki is that you have not yet found your golden content.
Like gold, your golden content needs to be mined; you find your unique golden content when you dive inside and explore.
In WRITE REIKI, your free-writing carries you deeper into your own practice so you find that golden content — your own hidden gems — and express them freely in your own words.
Your own words. The ones that feel right to you; not the ones that are “correct” or that you’ve been fed.
You will free-write at home in any language you choose, the one that is most comfortable for you. However, all posts on our online Writers’ Haven are in English only.
Our private online Writers’ Haven is open 24/7 with a new page for each day where you can share about your Reiki free-write session – your experience, not your actual writing – and ask any questions.
I am online in our Writers’ Haven many times each day to address your questions and cheer you on.
Throughout the program, I post short articles I’ve written specifically for this program to help you get the most from your free-writing experience. Short, as in articles you have time to read. The articles build on your own exploration and offer information and perspective gleaned from three decades as a Reiki professional.
We also have two optional live and recorded online calls during the program to discuss your questions about your experience or article content.
Exploring and learning with ease
Ease is built into the program. You engage at your own pace even if you are not able to write every day. The first three weeks take you deeply into your own experience and wisdom — your unique golden content — and the second three weeks help you shape that content so it communicates to others.
Self-expression is the foundation. We discover our insight by expressing it without constraint. The next step is explore the distinction between pure self-expression and communication and learn how to bring what we know to others, so they can benefit.
At times the writing was me just writing my thoughts but then it would shift into Source questioning or pointing things out. It was a beautiful conversation with me and ME. — Karen Ruesch
In the second half of our program, you explore the distinction between pure self-expression and communication, reaching people outside our immediate circle.
Here’s an example. When I first worked in hospital, I referred to the medicine practiced there as “allopathic medicine.” The social worker mentioned that doctors don’t use that term. Doctors say, “biomedicine.”
I hadn’t meant to offend anyone, I just didn’t know doctors heard “allopathic” as an alternative medicine put-down. I immediately switched to “biomedicine.”
Using the term doctors use made a huge difference. In the same way that locals appreciate visitors saying “hello” and “thank you” in the native language, adopting the doctors’ language created a bridge so they didn’t feel I was criticizing them.
Your day in WRITE REIKI
You’ll receive an email each day to support your progress. Most will have a prompt to get you started writing, and a blessing to support you (there are also days when you are free to catch up or write your own prompt).
Each day when you finish writing, you’ll add the date and three words that describe your experience of that free write session.
Then put your writing aside. Remember, your free-write is for your eyes only. It is not shared.
After your day’s free-write, you’ll pop into our private Writers’ Haven to share your three words, and anything else you want to share about that day’s free-write session or the sweet transformation you’re experiencing, or ask any question.
You’ll have as much access to me — or as little! — as you want. I stop by our Writers’ Haven many times a day to respond to your questions and offer support. This a flagship program to me, and I spend a lot of time interacting with you.
We will have two optional live online calls to address your questions. If you can’t be with us live, you can send your question in advance, and listen to the recording later.
The beauty of this program is that you participate on your own schedule. My days are busy and I know yours are too. WRITE REIKI brings us support every day, at the time when we are able to engage and receive it.
Soft, timely support
WRITE REIKI is a soft structure in which you are supported to write every day, keep your free-writing private so it feels safe to really explore, share as much or as little about your free-write experience in our private online Writers’ Haven, and be mentored by a world expert, to the degree that you ask (meaning you are welcome to hide if that’s what works for you!).
Reading comments from other participants enriches your experience because each practitioner brings his/her own perspective to the prompt.
You’ll see the beautiful diversity of our community, and feel validated that we all tend to get stuck in the same places — and that there is help.
It’s not your lack that you struggle to communicate Reiki – there are places where it gets tricky. Exploring those places will bring you clarity and confidence, and release your self-judgment.
The program is meaningful and safe for any Reiki practitioner at any level, from any lineage or practice style. We have had people fresh out of First degree training, and long time Reiki master teachers.
WRITE REIKI is not about how to practice – not at all.
It’s a lab where you explore your own experience and understanding of Reiki practice, and mine the nuggets of insight that have been hiding below the surface.
This program keeps you softly on the edge of your next frontier, continually deepening and growing your awareness, with as much support as you ask for. You’ll finish the program filled to the brim, and confident you can keep growing with your practice.
People who have participated in the program twice found the first time brings their minds, hearts and Reiki hands in alignment with each other, and the second time brings deeper insight and awareness.
What’s your obstacle?
WRITE REIKI can help no matter what obstacle you’re addressing — even if you haven’t yet identified what’s getting in your way.
Do you relate to any of these?
- Some practitioners are so enthusiastic, they speak loosely, off the cuff, and get upset when others misunderstand. WRITE REIKI can help.
- Some practitioners don’t know the depths of their own understanding, and get frustrated when people ask questions they haven’t thought of. WRITE REIKI can help.
- Some practitioners don’t yet have enough perspective on their words to realize how it sounds to people who are total beginners, and then wonder why they’re not inspiring confidence. WRITE REIKI can help.
- Some practitioners’ feelings get hurt when others ask questions; somehow it feels like a personal attack. WRITE REIKI can help.
- Some practitioners are such perfectionists they cannot get started on their own. You guessed it — WRITE REIKI can help!
WRITE REIKI is a safe environment where you free-write your way to clarity and ease, gently discovering for yourself what’s holding you back and the tweaks you choose to make, through supported, daily exploration on your schedule, in the privacy of your own home, with the support of an accomplished Reiki master and an international community of Reiki practitioners.
Your respect for your practice and your confidence will grow as you discover understanding you didn’t know you had. Most important, you’ll come to appreciate how much you have to offer.
What more do you want?
People like you have found benefits
Here are the benefits others have gotten from WRITE REIKI:
This daily free writing is showing me depths to my Reiki experience and Reiki practice that I did not know existed. Every day I can’t wait for the adventure. Each day I am uncovering and discovering insights, perspectives, sometimes frustrations and doubts, curiosity, and wonderings on a personal level; and then I receive daily gifts from all of you, in this community of Reiki writers, and from Pamela. I’m loving being here!
— Marion Werner
Something magical is happening with these prompts! I am learning so many things about myself, diving deep into my memories and my subconscious, accessing my inner wisdom and finding gems and pearls to be polished and honed. I am genuinely surprised at it all.
— Geraldine Brown
At times it feels as though I’m a deer caught in the headlights…as though there is only one answer and I’d better get it right. I’m so grateful to put those fears to rest with the daily free writing. I’m gaining clarity on separating out my personal feelings and experiences from the practice itself.
— Paula Casey Githens
I have a newfound awareness of the stories I tell. Writing for me has changed from a previously mental/physical task to a creative and expressive process. Thank you for your time, feedback and wisdom.
— Rashiah Elam
Today I am realizing how wonderfully useful it is to have a safe place to write. There is a new freedom in producing words that is thrilling for me.
— Niki Berg
After I read what I write, I feel like I have given myself the gift of stopping to pay attention and listen to how I am really feeling.
— Tracey Sims
WRITE REIKI has given me the invaluable tool of free writing, and has been a safe forum to explore my Reiki experience. Free writing + reiki = deeper joy.
— Alexandra Lecube
I am starting to feel a flowing in my writing, an impulse that is beyond expectations, anticipation and fear. Writing from the heart, NOT the head. Big difference. Big change. So grateful for your encouragement, Pamela!
— Jana Castellano
Results you long for
Your ability to communicate will help you establish yourself as an expert in your field, someone who is credible, knowledgeable and worthy of clients’ trust, someone people are drawn to when they need help.
Your ability to communicate Reiki will enable you to do what your heart longs to do, help others relieve their suffering and find happiness.
Or you could do nothing, just keep wishing and hoping things will change. You know how much good that’s done.
Of course it’s your choice.
And please consider this: we need you to make a difference in this world of ours. Please join us.
This is what you’ll receive as part of our WRITE REIKI community:
- 6 weeks of daily WRITE REIKI support emails
- prompts and blessings to start your free-writes
- articles available only in WRITE REIKI to deepen your understanding and share tips for successful communication
- as much coaching as you want from a Reiki master practicing Reiki personally and professionally since 1986 (me!)
- a protected online gathering place exclusive to our WRITE REIKI tribe
- two hour-long live interactive Q&A online calls
- daily interaction with other WRITE REIKI members, as you choose
- tips on developing your own prompts, so you can continue free-writing after the program
- pointers on finding time to write.
What’s my investment?
How much will it cost for you to join the WRITE REIKI community? Let’s first consider how much it will cost you not to.
What will it cost your self-esteem if you continue to be unable to communicate Reiki practice in a way that attracts others?
What will it cost you not to pursue your dream of supporting yourself and your family by doing the work you love and were born to do? Work that relieves suffering and is so needed in today’s world?
If you don’t learn to communicate effectively, how will Reiki practice be carried into the future, to help your children, and their children?
What will it cost you if you are not able to leave your day job – or you have to go back to your day job –- because you are not making enough money to cover your expenses and provide for your future?
Those costs make the investment in this program almost insignificant.
WRITE REIKI can be done in your busy life as it is now, bringing the change and benefits you seek without major inconvenience or cost.
How many new clients would cover the program investment?
What is it worth to you to:
- speak about Reiki practice with confidence and clarity so you help people and never feel marginalized again
- know you can comfortably, genuinely inspire new clients to work with you
- hone your Reiki communication skills in just 15 minutes a day, at a time that is most convenient for you
- experience the support of others like yourself who long to help people and relieve suffering
- be part of an international community of Reiki practitioners who want to make our world a better place
- find a depth to your personal Reiki practice you hadn’t known before
- experience more profound self love and acceptance.
Is WRITE REIKI right for you?
This program is not right for you if you think things will magically change without any effort on your part.
To create the change you want, so people respond well when you talk about Reiki, so you can help more people and build your business, you need to do something different. WRITE REIKI guides you as you finally make the change you’ve been wanting to make. It’s time.
Even though I couldn’t spend as much time on this program as I wanted to, it has done a lot for me. I looked at Reiki in different ways and writing each day reminded me to do my self-practice. It kept Reiki in the forefront of my thoughts during a stressful time in my life. I am glad I signed up.
— Caren Myers
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I look forward to seeing you in our Writers’ Haven soon.