Article by Justine Melton
Shortly after I learned Reiki I moved across the country. I felt excited that I had a new gift to share with the area I was in but I felt isolated in that I didn’t know anyone who did Reiki in this new location. I wished that I had like minded people around me that I could talk to about Reiki and their perspective on different things. I was unsure how to meet people with similar interests or find people who were interested in the same types of things as me. I’d like to share with you different ways that you can start a Reiki Community where you live. It really is so simple and can have lasting positive effects on you and the entire community.
How to start a Reiki Community:
♦ Join Meetup.com and see if there is any sort of Reiki community. If there is give it a shot and go to a meeting. If you don’t find the group is for you start your own group on meetup with your own unique twist. Chances are someone is looking for the same thing as you.
♦ Go to alternative and holistic book stores and ask them if they offer any type of Reiki Sessions or if they have a Reiki Group. If they do offer something then get the contact information for the Reiki Master and contact them about Reiki get togethers in the community.
♦ Google Reiki Masters in the city you are in. See which ones you feel called too. Call or email them and ask any questions you have or ask if they are willing to meet up with you. I have never come across a Reiki Master that didn’t want to talk to someone new in the area or offer advice for how to get a group together.
♦ After talking to some people offer to host a Reiki night in your home. If you enjoy your evening make any tweaks you might need to and turn it into a monthly event. Maybe different people in the group can sign up to take turns hosting it at your house. Have it be a potluck style so that the host is not always out money. Another idea is to just do coffee/tea and have everyone bring a homemade treat to share.
♦ Start talking to people on alternative healing sites and blogs.
♦ Put up flyers in your area advertising a free Reiki meetup group.
♦ Put up flyers in your area for an alternative healing meetup group. I have found this to be a lot of fun. Everyone can share their own healing styles, you can learn so much and can make lasting friendships with these like minded people.
If you feel called to start a new group take action. Don’t let fear or nerves stop you. You are being called to start a new group for a reason. It could be one of the best things to happen to you and others. Allow yourself to feel the fear or insecurities and then send Reiki to them.
Sending you all love and light.
Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.