Since Reiki energy is a spiritual practice, some of you may have a feeling, either consciously acknowledged or lurking around in the subconscious, that spiritual things and the material world don’t belong together. If this feeling is present, it needs to be dealt with and healed.
There is nothing wrong with the spiritual and material working together. In fact, that’s the whole purpose for spiritual beings (you and me) to be in material bodies – to bring the values an energy of the spiritual world into the material world. Having a spiritual business is an excellent way to accomplish this purpose.
Often a person may be a great healer but does not do well because they haven’t taken the time to develop the necessary business skills. In fact some practitioners actually shun the business aspectst and then complain that they aren’t making any money. This does not make sense. Remember, if you charge money for what you do and what you do is hoping others, the better your business operates, the more people you’ll be able to help, and this will directly affect your income. So don’t shy away from the fact that you charge money and that you are a business person. You need to fully embrace it and be the best business person you can be.
Regadless of your current knowledges or skill level, you can always improve. So even if you don’t think you have the aptitude, it’s important to take the time to learn and get the business aspect of your operation set up as well as you can.
In setting up and operating your Reiki business, it’s important to keep the spiritual and material in balance and working together in harmony. In your business practices, always make sure you are honest and fair in all you do and that your primary motivation is to sincerely help your clients. As your income goes up, you’ll be able to expand your program and provide more services, thus helping even more people.
Since you’re charging money for Reiki sessions and classes, your relationship to money will have a lot to do with how successful you become. Our culture seems to have a love-hate relationship with money. Remember, money is not good or bad in itself. It’s no different than any other tool you might have. Think of a match. A match can be used to light a fire to cook your food or to burn down a house. Money is the same way. It’s not what money is that counts, but what you do with it. If you earn your money honestly by providing services that people value and if you save and spend it wisely, then you’ll be using money in a healthy way that is in alignment with the energy and principles of Reiki.
Since money is a major issue for most people, it’s important for you to look at how you feel about money and heal any issues that come up. here are some thought experiments. Try them out. You many not get negative feelings from these exercises, but if you do, it’s important to think about and heal them by including the issues in your regular self-healing sessions.
Money Thought Experiment
- How do you feel when you find out someone else might be making more money than you?
- How do you feel when you realize that you’re making more money than someone else?
- Think about how much money you’re making right now. Then think what it would be like to make twice as much or three times as much. Do you feel like you are balancing on the top of a pole, afraid you’re going fall off?
- Are you afraid some one is going to take your money from you or that it will be difficult to hang onto?
If you want to have a successful Reiki business, it’s important for you to be connected to money in a healthy way that empowers you to establish your spiritual values in the material world. If the above thought exercises bring up unhealthy feelings, or if other experiences with money cause unhealthy feelings, it’s important that you acknowledge them and heal them. Doing this will create the necessary foundation for you to live a healthy and prosperous life.