Reiki practitioners often say, “When I place my hands on my heart chakra…”
Maybe you’ve said it yourself. If so, please pause a moment. Is it possible to place hands on a chakra?
And what does speaking about chakras communicate to others about Reiki practice? Does it help people understand Reiki practice? Does it clarify anything, or does speaking about chakras and Reiki practice muddy the picture?
Who cares about Reiki and chakras?
Maybe you don’t care, and there’s no reason to keep reading.
But if you care about clarity, if you’d like to see Reiki practice recognized and valued by the mainstream public, let’s take a minute to think it through.
If chakras exist, they exist in another dimension; they don’t have any physical form. I’m not saying chakras don’t exist, just noting there’s no physical proof of their existence. There’s no conventional science yardstick to measure your chakra or how Reiki practice impacts it.
Why does physical proof matter when speaking about Reiki practice? Staying with facts creates common ground with a broad spectrum of people, aka the mainstream public.
If you want mainstream interest and respect, it makes sense to avoid speaking in ways that are off-putting. It’s really simple.
And so is Reiki practice — simple, and practical.
Reiki practice was devoid of chakras when Mikao Usui started it in the mid 1920s, and it certainly was for Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. None of them spoke about chakras, which are not part of Japanese medicine or metaphysics.
Given that Usui, Hayashi, and Takata didn’t speak about chakras, why would we?
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