The ironic part (if one would choose to see it that way) is that I find myself trying to win people over to Reiki any time I have the chance now. For instance, we were at a family gathering at a restaurant tonight, with members of the family we seldom see. I started a conversation with the person next to me, (who I know a bit, but we're not close), about Reiki. She looked at me with a pretty vague expression, like I was talking about speaking Hindi or something out of the ordinary realm of conversation. I dropped it for a while.
A bit later, I tried again (why? I don't know). I explained that it's not a religion, and it's real and amazing, and helpful. I activated Reiki energy in my hands, and placed one hand on her shoulder. Immediately, she said, "Oh, wow. That feels really good!" I got happy and told her about my student with the headache (see earlier post Is it Better to be Helpful or Cautious? ).
Before you knew it, we had made a date - I'm sending her distance Reiki tomorrow night at 10. I'm going to call her at 9:55 to remind her, and she promised to email me feedback.
I'm also sending Reiki to my California sister tomorrow morning (8:30 her time - 11:30 mine).
I feel like it's part of my job to educate and initiate people to Reiki's reality and benefits. What would I have said two years ago if I met someone like myself, and that person tried to talk me into accepting a distance Reiki treatment? I'm not really sure - but I like to think I would have accepted, for the heck of it. That's kind of how I started learning about Reiki - like, "why not?" when it was offered to me. So am I like the people who came to my door this morning? I am not going door to door. But I think it could be in my path to continue to bring knowledge of Reiki to people as I continue along my journey.
Something to ponder.