Q: How can I deal with people who say that Reiki is fake?
A: It depends. Some people will reserve judgment until they give you a chance to let them experience Reiki. They will ask intelligent yet skeptical questions and honestly allow themselves to experience Reiki before they decide. Those are not the people this question is addressing today. Skepticism is fine – it implies that someone is open to trying the experience before making a decision about whether it is “True.”
This question is meant to address those who flat out decide, and then proclaim, that Reiki is fake. They are closed-minded, having made their decision based on something other than experience. That could mean fear of the unknown, extreme religious doctrine, or being afraid to accept that there is more than their current version of reality. You have no chance to change their mind; they are looking for a chance to convince YOU that you are wasting your time.
But you know better, don’t you? So how do you deal with these people?
The answer: you don’t.
Do not defend yourself. Do not try to explain or prove that Reiki is powerful, helpful, healing, etc. You won’t get anywhere.
Here’s what you should do instead:
Keep practicing with quiet confidence. Ignore those who would try to put you down or invalidate your work.
One or both of these two things will happen as a result:
1) You will continue to serve those who need and benefit from Reiki. (This is your purpose, right?)
2) The naysayer will either notice your positive results, or he will continue to deny Reiki. Either way, you are still doing your part to make the world better and getting the positive results that validate this work for those who matter – you and those you serve. (See #1).
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