Oh how I love it when skeptics try Reiki and fall in love. When I was first building my human practice, I worked with a lot of them. It never occurred to me to take their skepticism personally; I think it’s healthy to question anything and everything. Sometimes you just need to experience something in order to embrace it (or not).
In the early days of my practice, I saw a lot clients who were dragged in by their family members. They were often in so much pain that they begrudgingly agreed to see me as they were a bit desperate. I didn’t mind though. I know how that feels. I was once a skeptic myself and may not have tried Reiki if it weren’t for my own desperation.
The way I see it, the more health options one has, the better. Some people prefer allopathic medicine, others like to mix allopathic with complementary, and some are more alternative minded. I don’t believe that there are any right or wrong answers. The key is information so that we can feel empowered to make choices that feel right for us and our family members – both two-legged and four. That’s why I love articles like this one in Chatelaine. In it, Vancouver city editor and self-proclaimed skeptic, Kate MacLennan, describes both her experience and the outcome of her first Reiki treatment.
Do you feel empowered and informed when making your health care choices? If you’ve got a minute, I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment on my FB page!