Reiki practice is being misrepresented, and derided, in mainstream media. The only way to change that is for more Reiki professionals to become media savvy. Here’s how.
The ASA is responding to complaints against Reiki websites by clamping down on claims. How can Reiki practitioners best respond to this challenge?
Do you find Reiki hard to talk about? Practitioners often struggle to communicate Reiki practice to the (literally) uninitiated, especially the media. Caught up in Reiki enthusiasm, a practitioner can easily wind up looking ungrounded, and the practice a bit out there and, well, unscientific. It may be surprising to learn that scientists also struggle to share their work accurately, often for similar reasons.
“The Reiki room was pure magic….as usual.
“I know you know this, but I just have to remind you that every year, the Reiki practitioners touch so many lives.
“You are truly doing a HUGE service to these women by introducing them to this amazing healing. I can’t believe that even after all this time and exposure, Reiki is still relatively unknown to these women challenged by cancer.”
May Day marks the first year of Reiki Central, and what a ride it’s been! Please celebrate with me on Saturday May 1–free webinar to discuss your questions.
“I want Reiki to be as common as aspirin.”–Hawayo Takata
Reiki-as-common-as-aspirin means Reiki available mainstream, maybe not at your local pharmacy, but available where the mainstream public hangs out. You could help make that desire a reality. Are you with me?
Balanced journalism covering Reiki is hard to come by, for many reasons. This week, the Syracuse Post-Standard published a piece we can work with. Let me be clear: I don’t agree with everything in this article. Regardless, I encourage the Reiki community to rally behind it.
The discussion of the US Catholic Bishops’ anti-Reiki advisory continues as PBS’s Religion and Ethics correspondent Kim Lawton interviews a Catholic nun/Reiki master, a lay Reiki master, and a representative of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.