by Ruth Lera
Although Energy Medicine is one of the oldest healing professions around, for many generations, it hasn’t been recognized as a valid method for healing our bodies and minds by conventional medical practitioners. In recent years however, it’s been making a well-deserved comeback.
The tradition of the laying of hands as a means of healing physical and emotional woes goes back to the Old Testament, and now people are finding that seeing professional energy healers is a fantastic addition to conventional healthcare choices.
There are many modalities of energy healing, but generally, they all work on the same premise—that we are energy and that congestion in our human energetic system or the misalignment of that energy causes pain, illness and disease.
During energy healing sessions, the healer makes a loving intention for the best outcome for the client. This type of unconditional love is very soothing. After an energy healing session, clients generally report feeling relaxed, clear, warm and like they’ve been wrapped in a soft blanket.
If you’re thinking of visiting an energy healer, but aren’t sure if it’s the right time, here are some life circumstances that an energy healing session can help:
1. When We’re Feeling Confused or Foggy
We live busy lives and a lot of information travels in and out of our energy field and chakras, but sometimes energy doesn’t exit our systems as efficiently as it could. Sometimes we’re in a transition or are healing old pain, causing a lot of congestion in our energy field. This can be frustrating as we can’t access our brain as easily as before. Energy healers have simple techniques for cleaning up congestion in the energy field that can help clients feel like their minds are clearer and easier to focus.
2. After a Recent Crisis or Trauma
A car accident, a breakup, or the death of someone dear to us are challenging things we all go through. But the shock and pain of these events not only affects our physical body and mind, but our energetic system, too. The sooner we see an energy healer and have the remnants of trauma cleared from the energetic system, the less likely the pain of these events will linger longer than necessary and create an environment conducive for disease and illness.
3. After Surgery or a Hospital Stay
When we have surgery, the doctor doesn’t just cut into our physical body, but our energetic field, as well. Energy healers have techniques to seal up any damage caused in the energy field for a quicker and more easeful recovery.
4. When Burdened With Childhood Trauma
Much of our personal programming comes from events that happened to us between conception and age three—so basically, things we can’t remember anymore. But even though we don’t remember these events, it doesn’t mean that they don’t affect us. The way our brain is wired is directly connected to the events from this time. The memory of these events lives in the energetic system and through loving and compassionate energy healing, we can change our present lives by healing our past.
5. In a Life Transition
Maybe you’re changing jobs, changing relationships or taking your life in a new direction. Well, just like we need to update our computer’s operating system from time to time, we need to do the same with our personal energetic system. If we want to feel fresh, excited and ready to adapt to new life transitions, an energy healing session—or a few—can really help.
6. When We Feel Stuck
Sometimes our life is stuck in a rut. Years go by and nothing changes. Everything feels dull. An energy healing session can be like a spring cleaning for the body and mind. An energy healer can clean out all the dust and old boxes that no longer belong in the energetic system and help us feel like we can move ahead with our lives.
7. Any Time
This is the truth: It’s your life. You don’t have to justify why you do what you do. If you feel like some loving energetic assistance, then go for it. If once a week or once a month feels good, then schedule those sessions, because feeling good is good.
I have clients who book sessions because they just want to see me, and then we end up finding gunk in their energetic systems to clear. After the session, they feel better than they expected and are happy with themselves that they took the time to book a session, even though nothing in particular had been bothering them.
So why wait to be sick or sad to take care of ourselves?
Just like we take our cars in for regular maintenance or clean our houses weekly, our energetic systems also need our caring, loving and regular attention.
Any time is a good time to get a little healing for our precious energetic system.
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Via Ruth Lera on Mar 17, 2015
“When your chakras are aligned, you have the most direct access to Source, however you may define Source (within yourself, outside yourself, or both simultaneously). Just as you hold a glass under the tap so it can be filled, we align with Source by facing into it, turning our attention toward it, and opening our ‘vessel’ in the most direct way possible to receive whatever we are seeking (or whatever Source has in mind). Aligning with Source should be a regular part of your practice whenever you’re focused on manifestation.” ~ Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman, Creating on Purpose
The other day I was visiting with some friends and we were talking about chakras and manifesting, when their 10-year-old son, who was listening to the conversation, interrupted us with this:
“I don’t believe in any of that stuff. What you see is what you see. I just file all of that crazy stuff in my mind as Feng Shui.”
And I have to say, this little speech was pretty cute, coming at us from a face covered in freckles.
But here is the interesting thing—whether we believe in the reality of energy fields and chakras or we don’t believe in the reality of energy fields and chakras, we are affected by their the reality just the same.
Of course, the concepts of energy fields and chakras are pretty intangible and elusive to many of us, and this is normal. But perhaps it is normal because we’re so caught up with the next iPhone we’re going to purchase or the most recent post on our Facebook wall that we’re missing what is literally right in front of our faces.
And we’re missing it because we lack the skills, motivation and, more importantly, belief. But we all know that belief does not make something real or not real.
I can’t believe gravity to be real or not real. I can’t believe the wifi connecting me to the internet is real or not real. There are a lot of things we can’t see that we can’t use belief to make exist or not exist.
But belief does give us a choice.
We can feel powerless.
We can feel like there’s nothing we can do to effect change in our lives.
Or we can become curious and start investigating what some healthy choices might be in the area of energetic and chakra hygiene.
Truly, the choice is up to each of us.
So, below I am offering 10 signs that can point to the fact that our energy fields and chakras could use some extra love and attention.
1. Feeling overwhelmed easily.
2. Having difficulty making small decisions.
3. Having difficulty having enough money.
4. Having difficulty securing housing.
5. Feeling unsatisfied in relationships.
7. Finding it impossible to believe in anything.
8. Being uninterested in sex, having fun or creativity.
9. Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed.
10. Not knowing what to do in life.
Yes, these are all very common symptoms.
And this isn’t surprising to me because when our energy field is spread out way too far from our body what happens is that we take in too much information.
This is the true meaning of attention overload.
Many times when I have a session with a client their energy field isn’t even in the room.
Imagine walking around town taking in information from everything going on in the entire city block you’re walking down, or the entire office building you work in. This would be maddening. And many people do find their daily experiences to be maddening, overwhelming and more then they feel they can handle.
And the simple exercise of pulling in our energy fields closer to our bodies can mitigate some of these negative feelings and sensations.
It does take some practice and intention to learn how to work with our energy field in this way, but I believe it is possible for everyone.
And then there are our chakras.
Our information center processors.
The chakras channel information in and out of our systems. If the chakras are blocked then we have to make all of the decisions on our own without the support of these powerful movers and shakers. And this can be very difficult. And exhausting. And can make it feel like we’re putting in a lot effort into our lives for little result.
Just like the quote at the beginning of the article says. When the chakras are aligned the glass fills easily.
When the chakras are aligned what we want becomes clear and getting it becomes easy.
I have had this experience happen in my own life many times.
But of course, I have also had the opposite experience of nothing working out. We all have. I have been exhausted, overwhelmed and felt like my life is never going to come together the way I want it to. And actually, I couldn’t even figure out how I wanted it to come together.
This isn’t a sign of failure. It’s just a sign that we’re human. And it just means normal human stuff is happening to us. But when we’re open to working with the energy field and chakras we have many tools at our disposal to move towards towards health, healing and opportunity.
And all it takes is intention.
The intention to care that our energy field and chakras are healthy and supporting us.
Because the external world is simply a reflection of our internal world. And the internal world gets knocked around daily by the circumstances that occur in the external world.
Life is a delicate dance of internal alignment and external circumstances.
And some of this dance is in our control and some of it isn’t.
But here is what I know. The dance goes much smoother if we can just choose to go right to the middle of the dance floor and boogie our hearts out.
And while were in the middle of the dance floor of our life we can send some love and healing to our energy field and chakras.
Reiki for Pregnant Women
The word” Reiki “combines two Japanese words Rei and ki which essentially means universal life force energy. This healing technique requires a Reiki practitioner to lay his hands on or above the body gently and allows the unseen life force energy flow through the palm of their hands to the recipient. This energy that is guided spiritually flows wherever it is required and helps balance and heal the subtle energies within the recipient’s body. It can be used to treat the whole body efficiently, using a simple, natural, and safe healing technique that has a beneficial effect on your mind, body, emotions, and spirit, bringing health and happiness.
Reiki during Pregnancy
Reiki can be used safely for pregnant women. It does not cause any harm to the mother or her unborn baby, thereby making it safe to be used not only during all stages of pregnancy, but also during conception and child birth.
The body of an expectant mother goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy; the energy balance in her body is under constant pressure, potentially making her “weaker” physically and emotionally. Taking a Reiki treatment during pregnancy helps balance her energies and cleanses body and spirit, helping her relax deeply and react quickly to all body changes and lifestyle. This is highly beneficial in helping her pregnancy to develop in a stable and natural manner.
Of course, you must seek doctor’s attention if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
Benefits of Reiki for Pregnant Women
Eases Physical Discomfort: Reiki healing is effective for relieving physical discomforts often associated to pregnancy. The human hormones associated with pregnancy often cause gastric problems during pregnancy. An energy healing treatment during pregnancy not only helps in relaxing the gastrointestinal walls, thereby reducing the sensation of nausea, but also aids in providing relief from hip, back or ligament pain that is often experienced by pregnant women as their pregnancy progresses. In fact, taking a Reiki treatment during pregnancy can relax you completely, greatly reducing fatigue, anxiety and sleep problems.
Provide Emotional Support: Juggling the demands related to the expectations of families, jobs or relationship with their partner can often make a pregnant woman quite stressed and tired. A Reiki treatment done during pregnancy not only helps an expecting mother stay grounded emotionally, but also instills serenity and peace and calms her fears related to pregnancy and delivery.
Make the Process of Delivery Easier: Reiki treatment given during the time of labor helps reduce pain associated with pelvic and back area to a great extent. This safe and natural treatment not only aids in reducing anxiety of the expectant mother during labor, but also helps create a peaceful and serene atmosphere for the baby. In fact, studies have shown pregnant women who practice Reiki during their pregnancy are less likely to need having a C- section even if they happen to have gone through cesarean surgeries earlier.
Helps in Post Partum Recovery: The body of a pregnant woman tends to undergo tremendous changes after delivery. Reiki treatment given at this point of time can prove to be highly beneficial in healing their physical and emotional levels and maintain their well being during the first few weeks after child birth. Moreover, since the advent of the new baby can cause an emotional upheaval for a new mother, it can help her adjust to the new environment and take care of a baby more easily.
Helps the Baby Stay Healthy and Happy: When a Reiki treatment is given to a pregnant woman, it proves to be highly beneficial in helping build a strong spiritual relationship between the mother and her unborn baby. It helps the unborn baby stay calm and relaxed, but it is also said that sometimes it makes the unborn wriggle happily inside his mother’s womb. In fact, healing sessions that are done during pregnancy generally make the baby easygoing, thereby making it easy for young mothers to take care of their little ones in more easy and simple manner.
How can pregnant women practice Reiki during pregnancy?
For pregnant women to practice Reiki on their own, they of course need to be attuned by a Reiki master. Once attuned, following these simple guidelines listed below can help them go through pregnancy healthy and happily.
Of course, it’s always recommended to follow your intuition and send energy wherever you feel it’s most needed. But here are some recommended hand positions:
- Place one hand on the back and the other hand on sternum
- Place one hand on the base of the spine and the other hand on the base of the neck
- The feet of pregnant women are often strained, so treating them with Reiki can help you feel relaxed and comfortable
- In late pregnancy a woman’ stomach often tends to feel heavy. Place both your hands on the base of both sides of the stomach – this can make you feel very comfortable
- Remember to also give Reiki to the whole body, so that you don’t create imbalances in certain parts.
Reiki is a perfect option for all pregnant women who are looking for a more holistic way for treating both their mind and body. A Reiki treatment strengthens the body, emotions and spirit of a pregnant woman from within, giving her the strength to go through her pregnancy in a happy and healthy manner.