I am beginning my 4th week of my 30-day Reiki experiment. I have continued to gift myself with treatments every night. I did miss two nights last week though. We were in the throes of having our living room floor redone, replacing old damaged hardwood for new red oak. It came out beautifully, but all the stress and moving furniture wore me out and I totally fell asleep before I could even move my hands!
These treatments have been wonderful! Three weeks in and I am feeling more calm and balance in my life every day! Contradictory you say, because of the “stress” from the floor work? Well, let me tell you, the stress was way less than it ordinarily would have been had I not been self-treating with Reiki. I am a basket-case when it comes to anything that I don’t have control over. I was able to handle the process much better, even when the installer told us it was going to take him an extra day to finish. That would have put me over the edge normally. I was able to take it in stride and just sigh because I wanted my living room back.
Although I have one more week to this particular experiment, I have no intention of stopping when it’s over. I realize that I need these treatments to keep myself at peace internally. Reiki is wonderful for balancing your energy, emotions and your mind.
I’m very pleased with my results so far and look forward to continuing to feel better with my treatments each and every day! Next up, fitting in a full treatment at least once a week.
Do not anger,
Do not worry.
Be kind to others.
I actually gave myself two treatments this time! Last night, I laid down in bed, took a nice deep breath and laid my hands on my solar plexus and abdomen, closed my eyes and just relaxed. I know I dozed off for a while, but woke again and just continued for a while until I fell asleep.
The puppies were restless this morning and got the husband up around 5 a.m. It was kind of funny because automatically, completely without thinking, my hands went to my body and I began another treatment. I like that so quickly it’s becoming second nature. I can’t wait until the breathing settles down right away and can get into my treatment sooner.
Maybe my Reiki treatments will help me get through the remainder of my Michi’s Ladder challenge! I’m halfway through it and I’m getting restless to stretch my food choices out just a little bit!
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing practice that originated in Japan. The father of Reiki was Mikao Usui. He has passed this practice down since 1922. It is performed by laying the hands gently on the body. The practitioner is the channel for energy that passes through to the client providing healing. This is the short version.
I have been a Reiki Practitioner for several years now. I love being able to help people. I have established that in just about every aspect of what I do. Reiki provides me a way to help people using, not my own skills, but the energy and power of all that our Universe is made of. I know that sounds a bit like mumbo jumbo or makes me sound like a hippie, but Reiki is a healing method that is subtle, non-invasive and meditative.
I’ve been very slack on my self-treatments for quite a while. I recently had a wonderful conversation with an amazing woman, Pamela Miles, who is an experienced Reiki practitioner. She works with the medical community and is dedicated to informing people about Reiki. I was always taught that before practicing on myself or anyone else, I needed to clear my mind, be at peace and have no negative emotions whatsoever. Pamela told me that all I have to do is practice – no fancy preparation, just do it.
So, The night of our talk last Friday, I began my experiment. I am giving myself treatments every night when I go to bed before I fall asleep. I have done two treatments – the one Friday night and again on Saturday night. I forgot and missed doing my treatment last night. It takes a few days to get into a habit! I don’t expect any immediate changes from the treatments. Reiki is more subtle than that. I’m excited to be practicing again even if it is only on myself! For in order to heal others, I must first heal myself!
So, this is my journey and my journal of this experience. I don’t know that it will be all that exciting to read, but this gives me a place to write about my experiences during this 30 days and beyond as I expect to continue to practice after my experiment for many years to come!