Friday, March 30, 2012

Hawayo Takata

I've just realized I'm the opposite of Hawayo Takata.

She was a brilliant marketer. She traveled all over Hawaii and the west coast of North America teaching Reiki. She told people that she was the only one in the world who could teach Reiki, that she was the Grand Master of Reiki, that Reiki was secret, and to learn was expensive. Very expensive.

Opposite. I'm right here in Maine. I don't travel well. All that 2 oz of fluid, shoes off, and X-ray. Crammed in with strangers, recycled air.

I tell people there are plenty of good teachers in their area. I don't like secrets. I teach free classes to people with cancer. Opposite.