Ok, Friends. I’m going to challenge you today. I want you think open-mindedly and when I say open-mindedly it means putting aside quick judgement so that we can be curious and learn about something we may not know or understand. Yea?
I have about a million and one doctors and I am very aware that the reason for this comes from a very old wound where I was left feeling broken, unworthy and simply not okay just as I am. I would venture to say that many of us have these same feelings. Maybe not every day, but on and off. With all these reputable doctors in a very urban and “in-the-know” area of northern Virginia that I live, I have discovered that they are just really good guessers. They guess at what’s wrong and they prescribe things. Don’t get me wrong, I love a pill that will solve my problems, but sometimes they just end up numbing a problem. So, I keep looking.
My curiosity lead me to meditation, which lead me to acupuncture, which lead me to life coaching, which lead me to reiki.
What is Reiki?
a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
I think I was so open that into my life walked a new friend, a kindred spirit, oh and by the way a Reiki Master. Funny how that works. I’ve heard about Reiki for years and here was an opening for me to step into something new. My Reiki Master works with hospice patients and the one thing that she has learned from her work is that at the end of life, when there are no more medical solutions or options, they are soothed by the energy moving in their bodies and end their sessions with one unanimous feeling – love. Wow. Powerful.
My experience was no different. With each gentle touch, healing tears fell. I felt that the dark spider-web places in my body where fear and anxiety hide, were being seen and drawn to the surface and, well, released. I realize as I write this that many may think this sounds crazy, but I do know that there are great mysteries in this world and when we get to Heaven we will realize all that we missed down here! I feel comfort in birds. I see God in the blue sky and the endless ocean. I sense Gram with me when I’m near the lake. These things are real to me. I feel like if we discount the power of the mind/body connection we are limiting spiritual selves and I for one do not want that. I want to tap into all the resources I’ve been blessed with.
Let me end by saying, when you are open to seeing the world as not just us and what our brains can fathom, that is the space where healing can happen. This is where God lives. This is where faith takes hold and suggests that our bodies maybe understand more than our minds.
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