I see it all the time; we give our power away to others to make us “better”. But you aren’t broken, you aren’t a problem that needs fixing.
A gentle reminder; Reiki gives us what we need, not always what we think we want.
Reiki supports your healing, but I am not fixing you, YOU are reconnecting with your soul’s guidance.
This can be extremely uncomfortable and confronting; when we shine a light over ourselves and our lives, we must be prepared for the dark parts to also be illuminated. The things we’ve been ignoring, or not accepting, these may now step out ready for our full focus.
The key word there – READY. You are ready. No, you may not feel that you are, but if this is what you are being shown; you are.
I often say that you may experience a lightbulb moment during or after your Reiki session. A rush of inspiration or insight, clarity about a situation, a perspective you haven’t previously considered. It just may not be as you expected.
In fact, it would be best if you try to hold no expectations. By all means, set an intention for your Reiki healing session. You will often be working through a particular situation that you would like support with – and Reiki is an excellent tool for processing.
Be open to how that manifests for you.
You may have deep layers of emotion to be released before the desired shift occurs. If you live life at a million miles per hour, always, then you may feel compelled to just stop for a period of time to allow and just BE. Migraine, anyone?
I used to get quite regular migraines, they’d knock me right off my feet for at least a day, and I realised eventually that they were a kind of pressure-valve for me. They allowed – forced – me to stop everything and be intensely present-focused.
Afterwards, I would often notice that something had changed, or some clarity occurred; usually that which I hadn’t been giving myself time or space to hear or see clearly. I don’t get those headaches much now because I have learnt the importance of allowing room for contemplation and release. For me that’s by journal writing, having a Reiki session, meditating, yoga, or getting outdoors somewhere gorgeous. I need to do a combination of these things on a regular basis.
I believe we all need our bag of tricks, our mind-body-spirit toolkit.
Do you know what yours is?
What I’ve noticed is that we’ve become so very good at “busy”, at blocking the expression of our emotions, and at soldiering on. It feels shameful to say “I need help”, or “I’m not coping”. It’s easier to keep numbing those feelings and not looking at them. Not letting ourselves deeply feel them.
When did we all become so resistant to and ashamed about our emotions? It’s time we became more comfortable with uncomfortable.
Resisting the emotions can be just as exhausting and difficult as facing them.
If we can re-learn to express and process these feelings at the time, it becomes far less confronting and easier to move through with the support of your tools. We come out the other side feeling lighter, free-er, less conflicted.
What I want everyone to know is this; YOU ARE POWERFUL.
We can so easily give this power away to others to make us “better”. But you aren’t broken, you aren’t a problem to be fixed. Yes, you may feel broken, and not know the way forward, or how to start the healing process. Yet there are many ways that you can initiate this process yourself.
Take a moment to think about your tools – what helps YOU? Is it running or exercise? Is it meditation or yoga? Don’t know?
Start writing. Ask yourself for that guidance. Where does your curiosity lead you? Try that thing, then try the next thing, until you start to connect more – with yourself. Don’t give up. I believe that however we do it, through meditation, physical movement, Reiki, or many other ways; we are connecting with a common energy that we have lost touch with.
I want to say this again – you are not a problem that needs fixing.
You are on a path of re-connection to yourself.
It’s a process or un-layering, throwing away what no longer fits; the habits or thought patterns you’ve carried around sub-consciously for so long. Looking in those dusty, dark rooms and finding pieces of you that you’ve forgotten. Unfolding into wholeness. You will slowly find more balance and new comfort levels as you grow and feel stronger.
Start creating your mind-body-spirit toolkit to support you. Have a team around you to assist, you don’t have to do it alone. Feel strong in your power to ask for and accept the help you would like, without expecting a done-for-you solution delivered on a silver platter.