Monday, May 17, 2010
I just want to take a moment to acknowledge he people I've done Reiki for and talk about willingness. So many of them have been open, willing and courageous enough to let go of the issues that they've brought to me. They listen carefully as I explain the mind/body/spirit connections, they trust that I can help them, trust that Reiki energy healing works and together we explore their situation and life dynamics so we can get to the bottom of the issue and resolve it for good.
It's imperative to me that people get what they came for and it's so fulfilling when people get up from the table happy and relieved. Part of doing Reiki is making sure they're willing and ready to heal. The conversations I have with people before and after their sessions are intended to get them to that place and reveal the emotional challenges the clients are facing. I then show them how that can show up in the form of physical challenges.
If a person is open to seeing how emotional issues are manifesting in physical ways, they can actively cause their healing session to be effective - I know this firsthand. I used acupuncture to quit smoking in September 2005. The acupuncturist told me she would interrupt the chi that keeps my addiction intact. I really wanted to quit smoking so with each needle she inserted into my ear, I said in my mind "I will never smoke again". The first session killed the addiction. When I saw people smoking that night, I was neither repelled nor craved a cigarette. I had finally broken free and couldn't believe how easy it was.
What I realized later was that MY participation was the deciding factor. How do I know this? Because I've done acupuncture for other reasons but didn't get the results because on further reflection, I saw that I simply wasn't committed to healing yet.
Because I'm committed to making a profound difference and know that I can, I tell people that their job is to simply be receiving healing energy and allowing it to work, to allow their thoughts to come and go, and to see what they can learn from anything they visualize, feel or think during the session. It's all perfect - just look to see why something may have come up for you and what you can learn from it.
I can tell as I work on people that they're really fully releasing energy blocks during the sessions. I can feel energy surging through my hands and/or arms or feel little "squiggles" of energy working their way out of the body. They are stepping up to the plate and working WITH me to balance their energy out.
Most people take my suggestions to purchase crystals specific to their issues. I usually send them off to Crystal Matrix here in Los Angeles for inexpensive, helpful stones that they can carry or use when they sense they need to use them.
I'm thrilled that more and more people are trying the various healing modalities out there. They've been around for centuries because they work, and if one isn't effective, another probably will be. You may be tuned into one version vs. another because of the things or people you've encountered so far in life. Some of my clients have tried acupuncture, eating raw food, meditation, etc. The path to wellness really starts with being willing to be healthy, to trust and to explore the mind/body/spirit connections and how they affect each other.
I don't want to step over a point that this brings up: Sometimes we actually aren't willing to heal. Consider that sometimes we want to hang onto self pity and suffering. I know that may sound crazy but just chew on it a while. I bet you can find an illness in your past that you got some sort of "payoff" from. My experience in coaching helps me walk through this with people so without blaming themselves or feeling bad, they can simply acknowledge and take responsibility for their past and create a new future for their health.
My secret wish is this: that as the new U.S. health care system evolves, Reiki energy healing becomes so popular and the results so proven that it reaches a tipping point and becomes common knowledge, such that it's covered by insurance companies, used to prevent illness, and is readily available across the country.
Thank you! For your trust, willingness and courage to let go of that which stops you!