Have you ever thought about organizing a public Reiki event to introduce people to Reiki practice? When Gina Cook mentioned her Reiki event for caregivers on Facebook, I invited her to tell you about it.
I was pacing the house with the phone in hand, my heart racing, making up stories in my head why I shouldn’t call, trying to gather the courage to step out and be a voice for Reiki.
I had a vision of an event called Reiki Wakie, I wanted to share the benefits and beauty of Reiki in my community in North Vancouver, Canada.
My idea was to give free 15-minute Reiki sessions to community service providers, people who give on a daily basis, to give them a way to reconnect with their wellness.
Reiki Wakie would have a slogan– “Giving back to Giving.”
I called the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation to pitch the idea. At the end of a 10-minute conversation, I had a yes!
The foundation thought it was a unique event, and appreciated that we would raise money for the Lions Gate staff education fund.
I was calm, excited, and nervous on the day of our first Reiki Wakie. I did my best to let go of the high expectations I had for the success of the event — not easy to do for a perfectionist, someone afraid of the mere thought of failure!
Eight ladies set up the silent auction room while nine Reiki practitioners set up the Reiki tables in the oasis room. The practitioners’ business cards were on a table so people could follow up with them directly.
Attendees were welcomed and escorted to and from the silent auction and oasis room. I asked the staff to interact with our guests in a friendly, fun and uplifting manner, and could tell by the laughter I heard that they did.
People came out of their Reiki sessions shining, relaxation evident in their faces.
Three people out of 55 used open time slots to get a second Reiki treatment. People described their Reiki experience with words as grounding, serene, peaceful, calming, and a gift.
Our second Reiki Wakie happened March 03, 2016, where we served 45 staff members at a care center in North Vancouver, Canada.
It’s time to step out in your community and organize a public event to bring Reiki to more people. The 7 Steps to Successful Public Reiki Events is a proven system for success!
Thank you for your training on Public Reiki Events… Our Reiki event was a huge success, and it would not have happened without that information.
— Bonnie Gray-Levesque