An issue that is likely to come up in your Reiki practice is competition from other Reiki practitioners. Your understanding and your attitude toward competition will play an important role in how you deal with it and how it affects your Reiki practice. Fear of competition has caused more problems and restrictions for Reiki practitioners than any other issue. This fear is based on the illusion that there isn’t enough for everyone, that another Reiki teacher will take your clients or students or that if there are too many Reiki practitioners in your area, then you’ll have fewer clients. Remember, FEAR is really False Evidence Appearing Real. It is the fear of competition that causes problems, not competition itself.
It’s important to always maintain a healthy, positive attitude towards other reiki practitioners and teachers. If you fear them or are jealous of them or have other negative feelings toward them, then your vibration will be lowered and this will cause you to attract fewer clients. Fear of competition tends to be self-fulfilling.
There is an important lesson about this topic we can learn from Reiki. Reiki energy comes from an unlimited supply. Because of this, we’ll never run out of Reiki energy, no matter how many people are giving Reiki sessions. The reason Reiki is unlimited is that it comes from a higher level of consciousness. As long as we come from a higher level of consciousness when we plan and carry out our business activities, we’ll be able to tap into this same unlimited supply which will result in abundance and prosperity in our lives.
Remember, potential Reiki clients and students are sensitive to energy. they also know that Reiki is a spiritual practice. The are looking for a practitioner/teacher who has a high vibration and who lives by spiritual values. If you have negative feelings toward other Reiki practitioners, potential customers will easily detect your attitude, and they’ll tend not to be attracted to you. This will also happen subconsciously, as those interested in Reiki usually have a higher intuitive sense and will be guided away from those with a lower vibration. Therefore, it’s important for you to deal with any negative feelings that come up within you and heal them.. Always say positive things about other Reiki people or say nothing at all.
Reiki is guided by the highest spiritual wisdom, and it also works in other ways by guiding clients and students to the right teacher. those who are on spiritual paths or who are seeking healing often receive help from spirit guides who are on the lookout for the right Reiki practitioners for them. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a high spiritual vibration and to have the attitude that no one can take students or clients away from you, and you’re not taking them from other Reiki practitioners, but that all students and clients are guided to the teacher or practitioner that is right for them. This will keep you in alignment with the Reiki energy and with the highest spiritual forces that are guiding the healing community.
It’s also important that the primary motivation for your Reiki practice be to truly help your clients and students. If you are overly focused on money or have a need to control others, prospective clients or students will notice this. They will not be attracted to you. Their spirit guides will recognize this attitude even more readily and will be less likely to guide them to you. Because of this, it’s really important to be clear about your motivation. A good question to ask yourself is why you want to have a thriving Reiki business. While there may be a number of good reasons, the primary one that will really work is that you truly want to help people.
Some Reiki teachers have attempted to get their students to sign non-competitive agreements indicating that they won’t teach in their territory. Others have declared that a certain area is their territory and that other teachers can’t practice there. Again, this tactic is based on fear and ends up having the opposite affect than what was intended. The teacher usually ends up witless business because the energy of fear and control repels potential students and clients. Also, it’s important to think in terms of ow Reiki might think of a situation like this. If Reiki is focused on providing benefit to the client or student, wouldn’t it be better if the clients and students had more choices for potential teachers and practitioners? If you’re in a situation where you’re being told that you’re in someone else’s territory, send Reiki to the situation and follow the guidance you receive. Make sure that you respond in a way that maintains your high vibrational state and honors the values of Reiki. Remember, unless some prior agreement has been made, there are no territories in the Reiki World.
It’s been found that when Reiki teachers and practitioners work together to promote Reiki, rather than competing with each other, they create a vortex of positive energy that is a much stronger attractive force than each of them working separately. This was demonstrated by Laurelle Shanti Gaia and Kathie Lipinski while they were practicing Reiki in Louisville, Kentucky. They organized teachers in their area who were competing with each other in negative ways and got them to work together in harmony. This may seem like a daunting task, but they called on Reiki to help and had the courage to follow their guidance. It worked! Then they called their group United In Healing. They had so many members, they were able to organize events they wouldn’t have been able to create on their own. They networked with support groups for breast cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. They sponsored Reiki marathons for critically and chronically ill people and had a free clinic. In one weekend, their members had over 102 students in Reiki classes. This was a real blessing to the teachers and especially to the students and the community.
If you maintain a positive mental attitude toward members of the Reiki community in your area, your connection to Reiki will remain strong, which will allow the wisdom of Reiki to continue guiding you. This will make it easy to meditate with Reiki requesting insight on how to manage your business and how to improve it so as to attract more business, so that rather than competing, you can focus on creating. Remember, the purpose of Reiki and of your Reiki business is to provide benefit to your clients and students. If you’re not getting the results you’d like, then place your focus on creating greater benefits for your clients and students. Develop your Reiki practice by taking more training to enhance your healing abilities, improving your teaching skills and the way your classes are organized, revising, and upgrading your class manuals, promotional brochures, and web site, or develop new teaching aids and marketing ideas. This is the positive way to deal with competition; improve your business.
In the development of a thriving Reiki practice, issues, problems and challenges are bound to arise. When this happens, always remember to call on Reiki to guide you through them. There will likely be something within yourself needing to heal. As you heal and release your inner issues, the outer issues will be resolved as well. This is the miracle of Reiki. As you focus on helping others, you also benefit. As this process unfolds, your Reiki business can turn into an important part of your spiritual path.