On Sunday, I hosted a reiki share at Lakeside Retreats. When all eleven of us had gathered in a circle to begin our time together, we placed our names into the group and responded to, “What calls you here today?” Responses varied from wanting to experience reiju to being with fellow practitioners in an intentional way.
We entered a deeper conversation when I posed the question, “What’s in your heart and on your mind about reiki?” This deceptively simple question opened up an amazing discussion. Some people had stories of hands-on healing on themselves or others. Others spoke about how the five precepts of reiki keep them centred for the day. Others had confusion or questions. Still more people had suggestions for those with questions. I loved the lively yet respectful conversation that flowed and bounced from person to person! Then we moved to meditation, reiju, and treatments.
Notice how an uncomplicated question led to a complex and rich discussion from which everyone benefited. Next time you want to invite diverse perspectives and further discussion around a topic in your group, try asking, “What’s in your heart and on your mind about _______?” You may surprised at what emerges. Let me know how it goes!