Reiki Helps Heal Injury

October 19, 2015

When we set out to achieve athletic goals, injury is usually not one of them.  My oldest daughter decided she wanted to run her first 5K at the ripe age of 11. She’d shown promise as a runner two years prior, when she ran the one-mile and placed first in her age group, and then again the year before, as she not only placed first again, but also beat her previous finish time.

The 5K charity race was scheduled on a crisp September morning. My daughter, nervous yet excited, was listening to my husband, a former local track star (although he cringes every time I describe him that way), as to how to warm up. After completing a warm-up lap, Maddie began to stretch. However, as she moved from a standing calf stretch to a deep runner’s lunge, one of my younger daughters playfully jumped onto Maddie’s back. Instantly, Maddie cried out in pain, as the force of her sister’s weight caused a strain on her upper thigh.

“I can’t move it,” she cried. Tears streamed down her face as concern that she wouldn’t be able to run the race matched her pain.

Moving swiftly, I place my hands on Maddie’s thigh and allowed Reiki to flow to the area. After a couple of minutes, Maddie’s weeping subsided and her body relaxed. Reiki was flowing strongly, but my ego still questioned whether it would be enough to allow Maddie full motion of her leg to run the race.

I continued to let Reiki flow for a few more minutes until the energy had begun to diminish. “How does your leg feel?” I asked. Maddie slowly stood up, raised her leg a few times and smiled.

“All better,” she replied. She went on to run the 5K as if the injury never happened and placed first in her age group. I was reminded that day, that while the ego tries to have us believe we are not capable of helping others heal, the consciousness of Reiki knows better and knows just what to do.

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Reiki and Childbirth

August 25, 2015

Childbirth is one of the many instances in which Reiki can be of great benefit. Reiki can be used in many situations: To protect and harmonize the energy of an area, to alleviate anxiety, and to facilitate communication between individuals, just to name a few. However, Reiki is a remarkable modality to use during stressful situations or those which involve pain. So why not utilize it to alleviate the pain, discomfort, and stress related to labor and childbirth?

During each of my four deliveries, I received distant Reiki from one or more of my “Reiki friends” as I like to call them. When labor began, I simply placed a call or sent a text message asking that these practitioners send me Reiki. I then sat in the most comfortable position I could muster and waited for the energy to do its thing. Within minutes of Reiki being sent, I could feel a gentle sense of calm washing over me. It was as if a silky veil of love and light had been draped around my tense body. I became more grounded, centered. While Reiki did not completely eliminate the pain, it gave me a sense of peace and focus as I rode each wave. It allowed me to be completely present in the experience rather than distracted by contractions.

The amazing thing about Reiki is that it has a tendency to fill an entire space, particularly if the practitioner asks that Reiki be sent to the entire situation, not just the person. When distant Reiki was sent during my deliveries, it allowed the entire room to become infused with Reiki energy so that everyone—doctors, nurses, my husband, myself, and even the baby— could benefit from its positive, calming effect. Knowing we were all enveloped in pure loving, healing light, I never had any worry or doubt that my deliveries would be anything but pure joy.

Are you or someone you know about to experience the thrill of childbirth? You can request distant Reiki be sent to that person through the Sessions page.

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Pets Understand the Value of Reiki

June 30, 2015

Our pets often become members of the family, and my parent’s dog was no different.  He was what you might consider a “senior citizen” who battled a host of maladies. Before he made his transition, he experienced a decline in mobility. Stiff, painful joints made walking, climbing stairs, finding a comfortable position to sleep in, and even trying to relieve himself, difficult and painful tasks. During one visit, I decided to offer some healing to alleviate his symptoms. I quietly told him I’d like to offer Reiki. Then I placed my hands on his left hip and activated Reiki energy. He was curious at first, sniffing my hands and looking intently into my eyes, but within a couple of minutes, he became deeply relaxed and let out several “Reiki sighs.” As I continued to let the energy flow to him, a very curious thing happened. He began to move his body in different positions so that he could press specific parts of himself against my hands. He was showing me what areas were hurting and in need of healing!

We continued in this fashion until he lay his head down and dozed off for about twenty minutes. When I ended the session, he again looked intently into my eyes. I could feel him saying “thank you.”

The next morning, as I was getting ready, I looked out the window and saw him in the backyard. During the weeks preceding Midas’ Reiki treatment, he had been unable to lift his leg to relieve himself due to his pain and discomfort. He instead, resorted to squatting to do his business. However on the morning following his treatment, I watched as he nimbly pranced across the yard. He then lifted his leg and proudly watered my parent’s plants.

Reiki is a valuable modality for all animals, not just dogs. They intuitively understand and accept  it in ways that sometimes escape humans.  Our beloved pets deserve to experience healing, too.