“I want Reiki to be as common as aspirin.” — Hawayo Takata
Reiki-as-common-as-aspirin means Reiki practice 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?
Then it’s time to get vocal, time to speak up on social media. Do you hang out on Facebook, connect on LinkedIn, tweet, or read other blogs? And not just Reiki blogs, but health and wellness blogs, lifestyle blogs, hobby blogs, what-do-I-do-when-I-hammer-the-wrong-nail blogs — all kinds of blogs.
Why not weave Reiki into the conversation?
Turning the conversation toward Reiki practice
Look for opportunities to mention how Reiki practice helps you, your family, your clients, your pets. Have you lost weight since practicing Reiki? Stopped smoking? Improved your game? Maybe you’re less anxious, or sleeping better.
You could mention that you practice in bed, as you’re falling asleep. Just the fact that a regular person like you is talking about Reiki practice gives it a mainstream persona.
And when you talk about your practice, stay with your usual mainstream language. Talk about balance and relaxation, what you get from practicing Reiki rather than what Reiki is. It’s challenging to speak about what Reiki is without making it look like a club Joe Q. Public wouldn’t want to be a member of.
Choose your words carefully
If you want Reiki practice to be available to the mainstream public, communicating credibly is critical.
Most people don’t believe in magic, or they’re at least convinced it won’t happen in their lives. Most people are not even secretly woo-woo. But if you give them rational information about something they want — wellness and happiness — they’re all ears and eyes.
Let’s start a grassroots thoughtful Reiki movement. Start watching for chances to showcase a mainstream, credible approach to Reiki on social media, and share this post with some Reiki buddies so they join in too.
If each Reiki practitioner reading this post participates, the public will get the message that normal people use Reiki, and they’ll find plenty of credible Reiki opportunities they are comfortable accessing.
Communicating Reiki practice clearly, simply, and effectively with doctors and health care administrators helps bring Reiki to the mainstream public. If you want to refine your communication skills, look through the Communicating Reiki category on the blog, or the Talking Reiki and Introduction to Medical Reiki recorded webinars. Click here for more information.
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