Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pregnancy and Reiki

Pregnancy can be beautiful. The body changes, the mind, the thoughts. A new life grows in the womb and the glow of that life just shines through the body letting everyone know that its on the way.
Sometimes it can be hard on the body, causing aches and pains, nausea or it affects the psyche.
While pregnant some of the traditional medicines and some herbs are out of the reach because they might harm the baby.

The use of Reiki is safe during all stages of pregnancy. During pregnancy Reiki can be used to reduce anxiety, nausea, pain, improve sleep and help heal faster from cold, flu or other illnesses. Reiki can also, provide relief to the growing and changing body addressing the lower back pain and tension in the neck and shoulders.

In the last days of the pregnancy, Reiki can be used as a way to create the emotional harmony necessary to start labor and welcome baby as described in the Mothering

During labor, Reiki can be used to control and lessen pain. It can ease muscular tension, aid relaxation and energy conservation, Reiki can help mom to focus on breathing and it can create a peaceful atmosphere for mom and baby.

When it comes to the post-partum period, Reiki can help with reducing the emotional roller coaster caused by the changing levels of hormones in the mothers body. It helps the body recover faster from the labor or c-section. Also nurturing the mother with Reiki helps her nurture the baby and affirms the importance of self care as she steps into her new role.

There are reports showing that the babies who received Reiki throughout the pregnancy and as newborns are better adjusted, more responsive and less prone to colic. Reiki balances the energy field and calms the baby.

Pregnancy is a gift and Reiki can make it even more beautiful!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


For a thousand years 
The jagged stone tumbled down the river
Toward the cold blue sea.

I continue. I walk the beaches and the sheer edges of rock by mountain streams. I sit in the shade of trees older than my dreams. Today a particular stone, granite-shaped like an egg, beckons to me. I want it for its history. I want it for its antiquity. I want it because of the unimaginable time it must have taken to arrive here, on the river bank, so close to the ocean. I want it because, being an egg-like stone, it reminds me of Mother Earth, of continuance, and of hope. I keep it for remembrance and for courage. I keep it to remind myself to continue.
~ Finding Stone
By Christin Lore Weber

Today, I am a stone, waiting for something that will shape me... I feel restless - that is the difference between us. I am not as graceful in waiting as a stone is. I should try and be more graceful. 
I know - Reiki can help me! It is so easy to forget that I have this perfect tool to help me with my feelings and the uncontrollable mind chatter. All I need to do is let it flow through me, relaxing me, guiding me to the place where I can wait gracefully for the growth and change.


Friday, August 12, 2011


The sun rose and set today in twelve hours.
We plucked golden pears from arching branches.
Climbing a thousand steps to a rustic temple,
We made our offerings to the gods.

At nightfall, we sat in warm companionship.
A crescent moon joined our circle.
Dipping water from the silver-braided stream,
We set it bubbling in an earth ware pot.

It's not easy to brew good tea,
But this teapot has a venerable history:
A scholar once pawned all his books for it.
Now it imparts the flavor of antiquity.

Autumn equinox is the time to reflect upon life. If we have enjoyed a bountiful harvest, we express our thanks. If the year has been difficult so far, then we are happy for what we do have and resolve to do better once the chance comes. The appreciation of life does not require wealth or plenty. It requires only gratitude for the beauty of the world.
- 365 Tao Daily Meditations
By Deng Ming Dao

I have been practicing the art of appreciation and gratitude for years now and usually I would tend to be grateful for all the beautiful things that happened but also I would be grateful for all the hard lessons that I needed to learn.
Recently, after spending a week camping with a bunch of wonderful people, I realized that appreciation has so much more power than gratitude... I can appreciate everything without the need to be emotionally involved in it. I can appreciate an artist without loving his/her work because I can appreciate the talent that this person brings to this world... Also I realized that while feeling appreciation, I feel energetically high!
Let's appreciate!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The power of the world always works in circles, and
everything tries to be round....Even the seasons
form a great circle in their changing, and always
come back again to where they were. The life of a
man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so 
it is in everything where power moves.
- Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks