Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stressed Out?

We get up, make breakfast, realize that there are only couple of minutes left before we have to go so we throw everything in the car and dash off. At work the meetings take longer than we thought, the deadline for a project is looming around the corner, we think about picking up our children, helping with homework, deciding what to have for dinner, preparing the lunch boxes, the list can go forever...
Suddenly there is a little bit of time to relax but we can't because our shoulders are so tight, this overwhelming feeling of go go go just won't let us take some deep breaths and we act like a tiger in a cage - pacing around and around waiting for something to happen. Welcome. You have arrived at the state of "fight and flight". The longer we stay in this state the more impact it has on our body and mind. And this prolonged "fight and flight" state the doctors call stress.
The 5 principles of Reiki are a good foundation for living a stress free life as is a regular Reiki treatment. But to give you some tools to combat stress here are the Reiki principles:

     1. Just For Today Do Not Anger.
     2. Just For Today Do Not Worry.
     3. Just For Today Be Kind.
     4. Just For Today Be Grateful.
     5. Just For Today Do Your Best.
Pretty simple yet so powerful. They eliminate the negativity and bring out the best in us.
Reiki treatment is one of the best things for releasing stress. I find it very relaxing, I don't have to do anything just make myself comfortable, close my eyes, breathe and stay still. It is amazing to me how peaceful, relaxed and happy I feel after a treatment.
Try it  - it's like acupuncture but without needles.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stop Smoking

At some point in time, most of us had to face how hard it was to stop smoking. All the different approaches, patches, friends and family support - all this to stop an addiction. And just when you thought that smoking was part of the past something happens and you find yourself buying a new pack of smokes or it is just too hard to withstand the call.
Reiki can help. It's not a miraculous cure, it's hard work but it works.
The way Reiki can help you is that it works on your mind and attitude. Using the psychological sign the practitioner can work on you in a way that will be gentle yet effective. In this manner Reiki helps you change your attitude towards smoking; helps you choose a healthy alternative to it; your interest shifts. It depends on you too, you have to want the change, you have to put in some work too. That is the reason why I say that it is hard work.
All you have to do is really really want the change and with Reiki it will happen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Reiki & Pain

At one point in time, all of us experience pain. From tooth ache and back pain to headaches or chronic pain...
Just as I finished my Reiki workshop I had to go and have my wisdom tooth pulled. My Reiki teacher told me that I could use Reiki to diminish the pain and speed up the recovery. She also told me that I could send Reiki into the future to the time when I will be needing it and that it will help.
Well, I was skeptical but decided to try it - I didn't have anything to lose. A few days before the surgery - I sent Reiki to wait for me. I was surprised by the effects. A few hours after I lost my tooth, I didn't have any pain... I loved it.
But there are other stories, too. Some of the hospitals are starting to use volunteer Reiki practitioners to give Reiki to cancer patients while in chemotherapy. The patients are reporting immediate relief from pain, nausea and other side effects of chemotherapy. St.Charles Hospital in Bend is one of the leading hospitals in Oregon using Reiki treatments for cancer patients. Here in Portland, through partnership with Northwest Reiki Association and Northwest Cancer Specialists there are six clinics providing Reiki sessions with cancer patients while in treatment.
It is amazing that we have something so powerful to help us! Something that doesn't have bad side effects and that doesn't interact with other medicines. It is totally safe. I am so thankful for Reiki as a way to improve the quality of life for myself and others.