With each month’s goal to push myself, I am learning so much about joy and how to have fun while taking the best care of myself. Self-growth is fun and invigorating. It helps us push through in areas we need change and guides us to blossom to our full potential. Are you loving your personal self-growth challenges? Tell me all about it!
This month I dove head first into Reiki. I wanted to feel the energetic shifts that are connected with this ancient tradition. According to the International Center for Reiki Training:
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.”
Once I heard that, I thought hum?... don’t we all need a little of that! I had two sessions with Colleen Shea Massage. They both carried similar, but ultimately different results. I was impressed with how I could feel the energy between my body and the therapist. There was a definite charge that was shifting. Certain parts of my body would also hold the energy for long periods.
I also noticed that it really highlighted areas of my body that were holding tension that I could focus on releasing. Reiki seemed to transform me into a grounded state of mind. It was very similar to meditation or hypnosis. In fact, there were times that I would bring in those practices and mantras I have been working with over the years. It became a practice of letting things just flow into my presence.
At the end of each session I felt very relaxed and my outlook seemed shifted for the better. It would be interesting to surround myself with this for a long period of time and see where I ended up on the other side. Only having one month to truly appreciate all that Reiki has to offer seemed more like sneak peek. I can’t wait to learn more about Reiki.
Have you experienced Reiki? I’m curious to hear about your experiences?
Beginning in September, I will be diving into Spiritual Bathing and the healing of water. It feels like the perfect time to start settling in for fall!
If you feel inclined to join in this year of self-care, reach out. I would love to hear from you about what practices are in your self-care toolbox!
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