Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stress, Infertility, Reiki

"...Women struggling with infertility may be branding themselves with a modern - day scarlet letter: S.
Stress plays a role in 30 percent of fertility problems, studies find, yet it's often the last thing
women address.  "We're programmed not to reproduce when we're under stress", says Elizabeth 
A. Stuart, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine." 
~ From The Article: Fertile Ground by Jenny Rough
found in Whole Living Magazine May 2011

Stress affects us on all levels: mental, physical, emotional. It brings down the immune system, causes anxiety and fear and according to studies it blocks our ability to conceive. Studies also show that women who participated in mind - body sessions such as yoga or meditation over 10 weeks had a 52 percent pregnancy rate, compared with 20 percent in a control group.
In our day to day life it is so important to find ways to de-stress and relax. Meditation and yoga are very beneficial because they bring us into the present. While we are practicing nothing else exists and in that state we are able to release the tight grip that stress has on us. Reiki has a similar effect. As Reiki moves energy and energetic blocks in the body it also releases stress and while you receive it Reiki takes you in a deep state of relaxation.
Reiki works on releasing stress and it also prepares the body for the physical and spiritual aspect of the pregnancy. Reiki fills up your body with love and light and opens it up for new possibilities.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Have you ever entered a room or a house and felt like something heavy was in the air or like something was off? Usually you can't pinpoint that feeling to anything physical yet that feeling of discomfort is there.

When we occupy a space, we leave energy footprints in it. Our houses witness our joys and sorrows. So it is easy to have energies with lower vibration get trapped in our space... Just like with cleaning our homes, bathroom, sinks with nature friendly cleaners, it is important to clean energies from our homes that are not serving us.
Last summer we bought a new house. We loved the house but it had heavy energy. The first cleaning I did before moving in was a good Reiki swab. I went through all the rooms and cleared the space with loving energy and embedded it with the Reiki symbols. I still do that periodically after illness, stress or just because it feels like it needs some clean up.
There are other ways to clean the energy of the house, like burning sage with the intention to clear away everything that is not supporting you; having a priest bless your house; a clearing ceremony; using Feng Shui principles; letting lots of fresh air in every day; prayer. Countless possibilities, but my favorite ones are the Reiki blessing and burning sage.
When I use Reiki to clear and bless the space I can feel how it changes the flow of energy in the room. I can feel it clear away the things that were left behind by the previous owners. I can feel it clear away the things that we leave behind, like washing muddy footprints from a white carpet.
It feels great having clean space. We all notice it. There is more peace, less struggle; more joy, less sadness; simply living in a harmony.