Saturday, February 13, 2010

I offer Reiki in a hospital-affiliated cancer center in a town with a strong Catholic history.

I encounter many people who honor their Catholic heritage and faith, but do not honor the decrees of the bishops.

Sometimes I explain to people that Reiki is a cultural choice, not a religious choice.

So, the cultural consideration issue. When I say that to, for example, an institutional administrator, they get it right away. Offering reiki is a cultural consideration, something a hospital can do to support a patient's personal beliefs. It's like offering vegetarian choices in the cafeteria. Not everyone wants the tofu, but it's there for those who do.

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