What is emotional Intelligence? It is described as: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
As Reiki healers, it can be so easy to fall into the trap…that ego trap…the one that tells us that we are doing just fine…that we are enlightened…compassionate…loving others unconditionally.
Being an instrument in the healing of another is awesome, but we often forget the saying that says: “Healer heal thyself”. We become so immersed in helping others that we forget to help ourselves, and what often happens is that we begin to express ourselves in needy or angry ways; we forget how to express our emotions in a way that is healthy and helpful rather than destructive and damaging. Self Reiki is meant to be a daily practice and one that we practice without fail.
What happens though is that we become complacent, running from one healing session to another, without remembering that this work cannot be done when we are running on empty.
So…Just for today…I will do my self Reiki and allow my body, mind and emotions to be balanced by this Creative healing.
Tagore once said: God respects me when I work, but God loves me when I sing. These words have been going around and around in my head as I try to make a living doing what I am passionate about and what bring healing to others.
I have found myself, this past month, losing myself in the “WORK”. Focusing on bringing in the money and losing my focus on what my purpose is in doing the work that I’m doing.
When reading this simple and profound quote, my first reaction was: “That can’t be right. Imagine if I just wasted my life singing and playing? This doesn’t pay the bills.” But, after sitting with it for a while, I think I got it. My own interpretation, I agree, but one that made sense to me in my current situation.
Yes, it is important to work as we all have to eat and pay the bills. But…when I sing, when I dance, when I remember the joy of living, then I am truly giving thanks to The Divine Presence/Creator/God for my existence.
In August 2014, a young woman came for Reiki treatments. She had been diagnosed with stage II of an aggressive type of breast cancer and had decided to do the chemo and radiation therapy as suggested by her oncologist and surgeon. The tumour needed to be shrunk before it could be removed as it was quite close to her chest wall.
She decided to give her body the support it needed to be able to take the severe chemicals included in the therapy. This support included healthy eating, juicing and regular Reiki treatments.
Throughout her chemotherapy she came once a week for Reiki. Some weeks were really challenging…her hair fell out, her blood count was sometimes too low and there was a worry that a chemo treatment would have to be postponed, the nausea and weakness sometimes kept her away for a week. But this young woman persevered and constantly spoke with a positive attitude of getting up and showing up. By December the tumour had shrunk and the doctors agreed that it was time for it to be removed. After the operation she went away on a week’s holiday to rest and recuperate, and by the time she returned she was feeling so much stronger and even took to running every morning.
As soon as she was able, she also returned to the weekly Reiki sessions. The radiation treatments began and lasted for six weeks. She continued to drink her daily juices and healthy eating plan (with the occasional sugary slip). Two weeks ago the radiation was completed but the Reiki, positive attitude and juicing continues. There will come a time when the Reiki will only need to be a monthly session, but for now, as her body continues to heal and release the toxins left over from the cancer therapies, the weekly sessions are important. The most important part of this story is this young woman’s willingness to give her body the support it needed during this challenging time.
So how is Reiki continuing to help?
• It creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,
• It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities,
• Aids better sleep,
• Helps relieve pain
. Helps drain the lymphatic system
• Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins,
• Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,
• Supports the immune system,
• Increases vitality
Today I received a very positive, Reiki affirming letter from a past Reiki client who became a student and has now continued on her chosen path of healing… Reiki is life-giving on all levels. Thank you Jessica for sharing.
No one can say it better than Jessica herself…
As per our discussion on my facebook post:
I would really like to thank you for your training in Reiki, and assistance in tuning me in energetically; and guiding me to connect to intuition, body, mind, and soul.
Though I was trained on how to pick up on physical problems in Reflexology, I truly do believe that my Reiki training has laid an incredible foundation for my Reflexology; and possibly also for any other alternative therapies that I may learn in future!
When I started my case studies I was excited and anxious,thinking “Okay, I’m going to have to be patient here, I’m sure I will start picking up the signs with more and more practise”. However, I was astounded at the rate that I was tuning in from the first client! And…I was able to often give detailed accuracy on physical problems as I worked on their feet.
I thought to myself, “It has to be the Reiki!”
Thank you so much for all you have taught me Sue. I would like for you to please share my account with your students, old and new. Training in energy healing can be very helpful in other hands on modalities.
Giving and receiving Reiki can be one of the most loving acts that you can do for yourself and another. How is this possible you may ask? There are so many acts of kindness, so many methods of DOING compassion and of DOING love.
Well that’s just the point you see, while giving or receiving Reiki, you are DOING nothing. You are BEING. The Reiki practitioner allows the Reiki (Universal Life Force) to flow where it is most needed. S/he does not need to do anything except be present and move his/her hands to various points on the receiving person’s body.
The person receiving the Reiki agrees to accept the Reiki and allow it to flow where it is most needed in his / her body.
“I am but a channel,
A conduit from the Universe to you.
We are partners in this healing process.
Each BEING, and allowing
Ourselves to become one
With all that is.”