2012 was a very challenging year for me personally. I began the year as I always do, with a Daniel Fast. The following months were filled with nothing but struggle and I couldn't understand why- was it because I shorted my fast by 2 days? Was I not praying enough? By July I hit the bottom...I hate to say rock bottom because it's so cliche....but really that's about where I was dwelling.
Luckily for me I got to do a redo. I'm surrounded by a great support group of people who allowed me time to completely fall apart. After a month of this, my mom asked me to take a class to become a reiki practitioner. I have always been interested in learning, but when she mentioned it, in my funk, I didn't think it was the right time. Still, she encouraged me to go and thought it would really help me...so I went.
I can't really describe what the class did for me, how it changed me on a profound level, I can only say simply that it helped me clear my head and reconnect with myself. I began to learn what was important to me, and what I had to let go. I learned to slow down and meditate. You have to understand...these were things I've wanted for years and never knew how, it amazes me still to think how it just happened when I needed it most. I am ending the year in the most incredible place, knowing more about who I am and what I want. I feel peace. And to think that I needed my life to explode before finding it...but as I reflect back on 2012 I am extremely grateful for the gifts it has brought me.
Here is a little information to learn what Reiki is..
Reiki… What is it?Reiki is an ancient Japanese relaxation technique that offers you physical well being and has a positive effect on your emotional and spiritual equilibrium. There is a gentle laying on of hands while a client (fully clothed) rests on a padded table or chair. Energy flows through the hands of the practitioner to the client using seven basic hand positions. Reiki stimulates the bodys natural ability to self-correct and restore balance.
It is energy work.
All cells in the body have one common task: They produce energy. The foods we eat, the environment we live in, the chemicals we ingest (medications, caffeine, nicotine, etc.), and emotions we carry have a direct effect on the balance of the body’s energy flow. When this cellular energy becomes unbalanced our body does not work at its full capacity. Illness and disease are results of this imbalance.
The use of Reiki can help bring the body’s energies back into proper function to help the body work in a more natural and efficient manner. Reiki influences the physical part of the body to create a more harmonious and balanced state, through a ripple effect, but is not a direct physical influence. Resistance in the physical body can influence the effectiveness of the benefits of Reiki. Non-resistance in the emotional body can connect to the physical body creating open communication for improvement.
I wish you all Peace in 2013!