Do you think about choosing your Reiki words wisely? Or do you think, “How can I get people to open up to Reiki?”
Reiki practitioners frequently ask me that. It’s a curious question to me, because I find people to be very open and interested in Reiki practice.
And also because, honestly, I don’t see it as my job to open people up to Reiki practice.
Why talk about Reiki practice?
My job is to reach the people who are already open to Reiki (even if they don’t yet know it), and to give them the information they need, information that is credible and that brings them a step closer to connecting with a Reiki practitioner (maybe you!).
And perhaps most important, to give them the information they need in language that is comfortable for them. That helps them understand what I’m saying, right?
And so I choose my Reiki words carefully. Always.
If you don’t choose your Reiki words carefully every time you speak to someone new to Reiki — if you go on automatic and use language that isn’t comfortable for that particular person — the most important information you’re really sharing is that Reiki practice is not something they want to know more about.
Choosing your Reiki words carefully
When Reiki practitioners complain that the people around them are closed to Reiki, I wonder if they’re really closed to Reiki, or if they just can’t get past the Reiki language being thrown at them.
If you have trouble interesting people in Reiki practice, try choosing your Reiki words more carefully. Think about how what you’re saying compares to what that person wants to know. Not what you want to say, but what the person needs to know about Reiki practice first in order to want to know more.
Also consider if there’s something you’re saying about Reiki practice that might be throwing up a roadblock.
Can’t find where your words are getting in the way of communicating Reiki practice? Run your usual spiel by a friend who isn’t enthusiastic about Reiki, and ask for honest feedback.
Then use it.
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