Reiki…as Blood Type

                               

Every so often, I get inspired with a new view of Reiki.

Just the other day, someone asked me what Reiki was. And it was strange, because I actually had to stop and think of what to say. I found myself pulling descriptions from my memory bank, and repeating them as if by rote. I felt like I was back in grammar school reciting my ABC’s.

Later that week, I decided to ask Reiki in meditation, to give me a new lesson.

 

Blood

We each have the common ingredient of blood within our body, however our “blood types” may vary. Some of us have similar types…and others have different.

Blood is constantly moving through us – cleansing, nourishing, supporting, recycling and healing us. 

It is a life essence.

 

Reiki

We each have the common energy ingredient within our body. It is the same energy, however our experience with it may vary. Some of us experience it in similar ways…and others experience it differently.

Reiki is constantly moving through us – cleansing, nourishing, supporting, recycling and healing us.

It is a life essence.

Reiki and Blood

Commonly Universal…yet uniquely different!

Be well

Reiki and HIV Support

A large majority of people will tell you that their involvement with Reiki came not from having someone explain what it is, but rather from simply hearing or seeing the word (Reiki). Something deep inside themselves – knew that it needed to be experienced.

I personally believe, that this is because Reiki is a part of our inherited spiritual nature.

It is perhaps the most non-invasive, yet deeply profound holistic modality. It gently touches upon the body, to powerfully reach the soul – because it knows that this is where true healing manifests.

Reiki most definitely offers effective results to help support the body with HIV. However, where I have seen it excel in support…is within the spirit of an individual.

So often with HIV, the body becomes the main focus (and understandably so) – yet it is the spirit, that is sometimes most in need.

Because Reiki has a “Universal Intelligence” of it’s own, it knows exactly what is needed whenever it is received; therefore, it may be felt on a physical level, emotional level or spiritual level (and sometimes all three within a single session).

When receiving Reiki, the practitioner and client form a “sacred union.” And it is within this union – that Reiki flows. It is a “shared experience” in that both participants receive in a session.

One must only be willing…in order to receive.

The practitioner serves as a “thread” that connects the client to the Reiki Source. Each practitioner works differently – intuitively using a variety of gentle hand postions, touching on various parts of the clients clothed body (a session may also be conducted with the practitioners hands remaining a few inches away from the body). A full session commonly takes approximately 60 minutes, however they can be conformed to any time length.

 

Benefits to Reiki and HIV

 

~Pain-management tool~

~Boosts immune system function~

~Assists with side effects to medications~

~Helps with Neuropathy~

~Allows for better sleep~

~Supports the client in coping with life changes~

~Helps with depression~

~Allows for a deep spiritual connection~

~Helps with acceptance~

 

Tips

 

*Check for HIV support organizations in your area that offer Reiki and other holistic modalities as a “free of charge” service. I know that they exist.

*If you are already part of an HIV support organization, ask your case manager about these services. They should be able to guide you in a helpful direction.

*Please refer to the Find a Practitioner link on the sidebar of this blog to see if someone in your area offers Reiki.

*For more information on Reiki, please visit the Modalities Page on this blog.

 

Reiki can be a valuable, supportive and caregiving tool for HIV.

From working first-hand with those in the community, I can confidently and happily tell you – that Reiki brings a “quality of life”…to all those it touches!

Be well

 

For additional information on the benefits of Reiki and HIV-please visit: Ontario Reiki Programme Centre

Photo by: qofd

My Work with HIV

Without a doubt, my greatest inspiration and spiritual growth, comes from the time I spend sharing my work with the HIV community.

Each Tuesday, I offer Reiki, Foot Reflexology and Aromatherapy to a non-denominational spiritual ministry organization, that freely supplies a variety of holistic services to those in the community who are infected and affected with the HIV virus.

It is here through touching – that the giver and receiver are equally blessed.

Because it is here…that a “sacred connection” is made.

On a physical level, the modalities that I practice – offer gentle, yet powerful support to the body’s natural immunity.

However more importantly, on a spiritual level, they touch deeply upon the clients’ soul.

Because my work is based within the foundation of Reiki, it places me in a position of remaining neutral. Meaning, that whatever “connection” an individual has to their spiritual support – will be present within that session.

My only intention is to remain open, so that the “connection” will be experienced.

So often with HIV, the emotional stress can take a massive toll on the physical. That’s why it is very important for those both infected and affected, to have this “sacred space” with their spirit. It seems to be the “space” where they receive physical and spiritual unity.

I quite often hear, that during a session, a client feels the powerful hands of something far greater than themselves…holding and loving them.

I too…feel the same thing.

Which leads me to believe, that healing goes far beyond the physical body…touching something that only the “spirit” can truly know.

Thank you all…for touching me.

Be well

This post is dedicated to all those at Siloam Ministries…who make this “connection” possible.

*In upcoming posts, I will be sharing the “specifics” on how these modalities assist with HIV.

A Balanced Life

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Being of body, mind and spirit – my challenge has always been, to live a life of balance.

I can always tell when I have “tipped the scales” …and moved into excess.

When I am excessive with my body…my mind feels it. When I am excessive with my mind…my body feels it.

And the reason has always been…is because I have temporarily disconnected from my spirit.

I feel very blessed to have been guided to the practice of natural healing. It has always given me the support I’ve needed when I have swung into excess.

 

~Prime Example~

 

My everyday diet is basically very balanced (my body always tells me what it needs). However I have a passion for decadant sweets and coffee. When I swing off balance – sweets and coffee become excessive. They become my “energy boost” when I’m tired and feeling “out of sorts.”

Eventually this causes me to lose sleep, which then causes me to get cranky and irritable.

From that point I get impatient and intolerant – with myself and others.

And then the inevitable happens…my mind starts to go wild.

Throughout the day, I will have constant inner battles and justifications going on – defending myself for what I am thinking and feeling – which then causes me to feel worse – which leads me to feel more tired…so I eat more sweets and drink more coffee.

Usually by the end of that work week, I am physically and mentally exhausted, and can’t tolerate being around anyone – so I hibernate in my apartment…knowing that it’s time to balance!

I will always receive a “knowing call” telling me exactly what I need to do to regain my own sense of equilibrium.

I stay off the computer and phone, and do not look at a clock for most of the day – so that nothing will distract me from feeling.

I start by doing some gentle stretching and yoga – which allows my body to release any pent up emotions that I have not fully expressed, usually causing me to break down and cry. I do not analyze why I feel these emotions – I simply allow them to have a life of their own…by no longer giving them any attention.

I then add some foot reflexology (focusing on my head, solar plexus and spine reflexes) which further releases physical, mental and emotional tension.

I will then use specific essential oils that I am intuituvely drawn to for that particular moment. I place a few drops into the palm of my hand, then rub both palms together – bringing them close to my nose, breathing deeply.

Then it’s time for some Reiki. This enables me to let go of myself and closely reconnect with my spirit.

I start by placing  my hands on my abdominal area. This is the area that holds on to me…and the me…is what I want to move beyond. I take slow, deep breaths. With every inhale, I take in the Source…and with every exhale…I let go of control. Lastly I place my hands on my chest, over my heart, and allow myself to feel the constant Source that is always there.

After this, I will usually feel much lighter, clearer and more centered.

Being a lover of nature, I will spend the rest of the afternoon sitting in a near-by park enjoying the fresh air, squirrels, visual beauty, and natural healing of the greatest “free gift” in the world.

So I can’t help but realize, that as long as I am human and living on this planet, there will continue to be times when I tip the scales of balance and move into some form of excess.

But I’m happy and grateful, that I have some of natures best “supports”at my fingertips, which will always bring me back…to a Balanced Life!

And do yourself a favor…please investigate further the valuable and powerful results of Foot Reflexology, Reiki and Aromatherapy.

You’ll be so blessed you did!

Be well