Another answer to the same question by Patti Deschaine is here.
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Question by Maryam:
I have been in a situation where I have felt the need to lie about whether or not I have done Reiki for another person for fear of judgment. It didn’t end well at all but the person I did distance Reiki for really did benefit from it, and I thought that was great.
And also I had to interrupt doing Reiki for fear of judgment. I want to be able to do Reiki for anyone, anytime and anywhere.
How can I get over my fear of judgment doing Reiki?
Answer by Tammy Hatherill:
It’s Tammy Hatherill from Darwin, Australia.
I’m just answering your question and would like to ask you to consider the principles of Reiki just for a moment. If you recall, one of them is just for today I will work with honesty and integrity.
So ask yourself, are you working with honesty and integrity if you need to lie to people about your use of Reiki?
I understand that the fear of what people think of us can be extremely hard to get over. However, as you move along in your Reiki journey, I believe you’ll find this easier and easier to deal with. You have nothing to be ashamed of with Reiki, and you have nothing at all to worry about. It doesn’t matter what someone else thinks of you. Just like it does not matter what people think of me.
As long as you have a really strong faith and belief in what Reiki is, then that’s all that matters. You have nothing to justify and you have nothing to defend. Just keep that in mind.
The big thing is if you really believe in Reiki and are really trying to make it a part of your life and a daily part of your life, then I would suggest going back over the principles and precepts and reading those, because they are guidelines of how we live our lives each day. And if you’re needing to lie, that must be uncomfortable, it must be a horrible sensation for you. So live your life according to the Reiki principles and I feel that it will become so much easier for you.
I trust this has helped even if in a little way.