I use Reiki all the time, in my business with clients, in charity work service, in public and private Reiki shares. I get Reiki from these sources, but sometimes I forget to nurture my personal practice– the self-Reiki that is truly at the heart of Mikao Usui’s intention.
I frequently meet people who’ve been Reiki attuned, but they don’t practice. And since it’s been years since they even seriously thought about trying, they are under the impression that they have to start over, get attuned or trained again.
It’s just not true!
The Reiki atunement never “goes away”. The healing channels are open–they stay open. They just go into a sort of suspended animation when not cultivated by active practice.
This article has great ideas about how to insert a little Reiki into your life everyday. Renew Your Reiki Practice
Start today. Add a reminder on your phone or calendar. Find a share to join.
DO IT! You won’t regret it 🙂
When you are looking to clear your space, Smudging is just one of the techniques that you should thing about. “Your space” is made up of more than just the “bad energy” and any possible entities lurking in the corners.
Your environment has many components. Is it cluttered? Are electronics plugged in creating micro-fields of chaotic energy? Are
there emotional sparks and darts flying around?
This is a great lists of things to consider when you desire a cleaner, fresher environment for working, living, relaxing and sleeping. Clearing Non-Beneficial Energy
Periodically examine the spaces where you spend time. This can be once a quarter, at the beginning of each season–if you have four seasons :), or at the solstice and equinox points of the year. Survey each area for opportunities to clear-out, renew and spruce up.
It will keep your spaces healthy and supportive….and you will be astonished how much healthier and supportive your mind will be as well.
I’ve been Smudging for years….my house–inside and out, my property–along perimeter, my office rooms, clients on table, the healing room after big releases, periodically when I just feel like it needs it. I buy it by the pound 🙂
I always feel that it helps lift “something” out of the space, leaving the room clearer or brighter. It feels refreshed. I’ve always assumed that it’s only spirit that I’m affecting, moving out energy dumps and stray entities that are stuck on edges and corners as a convenient resting place.
Well turns out that Smudging with Sage smoke has been studied. It has a real, measurable impact on the environment.
Smudging Study Results
I feel vindicated some how. Even though I knew I was doing the right thing to begin with. This study is a great confirmation.
So related to the last post on Bowen and Mental Health. this article show exactly how/where our emotions effect our bodies, causing pain and discomfort.
Body Pain and Emotional States
Seems like I’m always writing about Bowen. But Energy work (Reiki, Quantum Touch, Chrystal and Sound healing) can help with all of these issues and can help the issue move from the subconscious to the conscious level where it can be addressed and cleared.
Most of my Energy work session are designed to target current issues in my clients life. During the session, the brain enters an alpha/theta state of a lucid daydream, where the subconscious connects to the conscious through memories, feelings and visions. We, the client and I, work together to examine and decipher the information to access root causes for the disturbance causing pain in the body. It’s amazing work and produces great results.
Do Bowen sessions help with mental health issues?
I have to say: YES! it is a wonderful compliment and enhancement to any therapeutic work done for mental health. Emotional and Mental issues have an effect on the body by tensing muscles, knotting up fascia, binding the visceral organs, interrupting normal hormone flow and disturbing lymphatic and circulatory systems.
What happens in the mind, also happens in the body.
By relieving body stress, the body become more relaxed and functions better. This takes pressure/worry off the mind, allowing an opening and space in the mental and emotional bodies to heal as well. It doesn’t happen overnight, periodic sessions are necessary. But according to my clients, the sessions accelerated their progress and their were very happy with the results.
This article has some great thoughts on Bowen Therapy and Mental Health
I’ve helped clients address their mental health issues including PTSD, Depression and Eating disorders. It’s amazing what the mind can do when the body has less stress and pain.
I found this nice short article that talks about using Bowen Therapy to make the connection between the muscle tone (tense/relaxed) sensors (golgi bodies) and the signals that are sent to them via the nervous system.
Most often chronic pain is due to muscles that are too continuously too tense. These tense muscles pull the their attached bones and joints out of alignment and the muscles on the other side of the body or limb to be stretch too much. Some times it’s even the too stretched side that hurts more then the “tense” side.
Treating Pain with Bowen Therapy
Bowen works the fascia structures that are surround and attached to the muscles and structural tissue to effect a “re-toning”, relaxing or tightening as needed. This allows the bones and joints to realign and release the kinks or constrictions in essential fluids for nourishment and healing.
Giving healing energy to animals is a wonderful thing. They don’t have inhibitions or preconceived ideas about what it is or isn’t. They sense it, make decisions about whether it is good or right for them and how long they will need it. They soak it up much quicker than adult humans will, due to this lack of judgement and resistance.
This link is an excellent story about a Wolf who got some energetic help for a painful neurological disorder. Energy Work with a Wolf in pain
It’s so encouraging to see this work done on wild animals.
I know from my own work with pets, that they take what and how much they need and will ask for more when they need it. really cool 🙂
Along with many other chronic disorders, individuals with fibromyalgia can get a great deal of symptom relief using Bowen Therapy. Keeping the muscles and fascia as relaxed and flexible as possible is key!
Here is a great article on Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia-A life long disorder
Thanks to a friend, I found this wonderful Youtube on fascia
Fascia Magnified 25x
It shows in wonderful detail how fascia is structured, how it interacts with itself and other tissues, how it holds and conducts fluid, how it holds and conducts light and energy–faster than nerves. Amazing stuff-fascia!
And this is what Bowen Technique works with –the target. With gentle Bowen moves, the fascia is softly manipulated. “Instructions” about how to restructure are given in every Bowen procedure and allows the fascia to soften, relax and perform better—moving fluid and information round the body for optimum health.
Results from a Harvard study: Muscle regeneration through mechanical stimulation may one day replace or enhance drug- and cell-based regenerative treatments,
Harvard bioengineer David Mooney, the study’s senior author. “The results of our new study demonstrate how direct physical and mechanical intervention can impact biological processes and can potentially be exploited to improve clinical outcomes.”
Source article: Physical and mechanical factors play very critical roles in regulating biology.
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