About 5 years back, a friend of mine introduced me to someone who had a glorious past as a senior person in the area of Sales and Marketing. The only reason we were to meet is because she thought that there was something common in the way we both felt for “people” at the workplace.
In walked Hariharan Iyer, who was a pleasure to talk to at the first instance itself. Hari had just quit a high profile job in Sales and was looking to get a break into training He believed that while Sales helped him to meet people, there was so much more he could do to support their journey. And hence it all began for him. Quitting a job at an age where responsibilities are plenty both professionally and personally is a risk few can take and even fewer can make the most of it.
The past five years is a tale of grit and determination when it comes to Hari. When he walked out of the café that day, it was clear that he was someone who was willing to put everything at stake to do what he loved doing the most – supporting people in their individual journey. And my, what a journey it has been!
Hari now runs the acclaimed School of Success Education in Mumbai. A highly traveled man, who enjoys to travel and train together, he has visited more than 50 cities small and big in India and a couple of countries across the world. His training interventions are on sales, soft skills and individual coaching. He is the author of three books and is an avid blogger.
So, I am not here to brag about a friend and his success. Albeit I am hugely and immensely proud of his success, my feature here is about his practice also a Reiki Grandmaster. He has been healing a number of people from 1993.
Reiki has been widely spoken about but my first brush with Reiki as a person seeking to be healed was nothing less than magical. It was in Mumbai when my husband was traveling extensively and I lived the life of a so called single parent to a 5 year old. A day before my daughter’s 6th birthday (for which I had made arrangements and organized a huge party), she came down with a viral infection. I was hassled perturbed and emotionally drained because it meant that everything that I had planned was not to be. I was miserable with the question of why was my daughter falling ill on her birthday more than any other day. The more I thought negatively, the more my daughter deteriorated. To add to that, her best friend was celebrating his birthday a day before hers. Which meant that the kid could not go for that as well. As I made the kids talk over the phone stating why she could not come for his party, both kids started crying (innocence and friendship!). The boy’s mother told me to get her even if it was for half an hour so that her son would feel better. I thought otherwise, since taking her meant exposing other kids to the infection.
But here is where the drama began. As I was lying down with my daughter, I thought of Hari in a flash. I just messaged him saying that I sought healing for my daughter and gave him the complete picture. Hari, in no time swung into action He first asked me to calm down and remove all negative thoughts (tough but I tried!) He asked me a few details of my daughter and said he would start the distance healing immediately. All I was supposed to do was hold her and tell her some good stories. In half an hour, when I did not hear anything more from Hari, I gave up pursuing him. My daughter by then had gone off to sleep. In another 20 minutes I heard my child call out to me in her very original voice (meaning without a hint of flu!) I leapt to the room to see her bright eyed and asked me if she could go to her friend’s birthday party. We got dressed and I decided to hang around just in case she needed me or felt unwell. That one hour I saw my daughter came back to her original self..devoid of any illness, she had a gala time.
I came back home and it suddenly struck me that maybe I should check with Hari. Late at night, I spoke to him. He confirmed that he had indeed carried out distance healing for Prakriti. He assured me that more than him, when the healing is sought with good faith, it is bound to work. My conversation with him lasted only a few minutes and it was enough to convince me of the power of Reiki. Over the years, Hari was subject to my “need” for healing time and again..whether it was emotional or physical healing I sought, for myself or for others. Undeniably the most patient person, Hari never failed me. He made time for my big and small queries and has even motivated me to learn basic Reilki from him. One day I am sure and I will! It comes as no surprise to me that in recognition of the difference he has made to people’s lives through the work he does, he was conferred with the Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship and Karmaveer Chakra -Bronze by iCONGO (International Confederation Of NGOs) in February 2014 followed by Karmaveer Chakra -Silver in March 2015.
My journey with Reiki must have begun about half a decade ago, but my faith in the same has taken a quantum leap. I look forward to exploring the same. Hari gave me a thought to brew 5 years back, it’s time to take the leap, brew it better and enjoy the taste that Reiki will bring to my life!