I once had the opportunity to treat a breast cancer survivor preparing to return to the doctor’s office for another battle. But before she went in for another treatment, she wanted Reiki. Nowadays, it is common to hear that chemotherapy and radiation patients couple those treatments with Reiki. Recent studies show that the nausea and pain experienced after chemo/radiation treatments decrease. What is more is that patients say they feel more calm and accepting about the fact that they are undergoing cancer treatments.
If you have the opportunity to provide Reiki to a cancer fighter, there are a few questions to ask. First, if you think the individual may have a medical device on their body, please ask. Since Reiki energy is very concentrated and intense, placing your hands directly over the device could overpower it. And if the individual answers yes, learn the device’s location and modify your hand positions to evade the area.
Secondly, be sure to study human anatomy. Our bodies may have separate organs, but these organs also build connected systems. Practitioners may choose to focus only on the cancer-affected area. Some practitioners, such as myself, choose to work on individual organ, as well as supporting organs. Either choice is reasonable because Reiki travels to where the body needs healing. So even if your hands are in one location, the energy may move to the organ suffering the most.
- During this treatment, the individual wore an external device and had the freedom to remove it from the body. I treated this woman alongside three other practitioners, and I focused on her head.
- I first decided to help slow down her busy and worried mind. I placed my hands in Position 1, and then envisioned the energy sent through my hands slowed down the electric impulses traveling through her neural pathways.
- After a few minutes, I then placed my hands above her chest area to treat the breast cancer itself.
- After a few minutes above the mammary glands, I began to think about the various organs in the immune system. I chose to treat the thymus because one function is to mature the T-cells. The T-cells, a type of white blood cell, fight against infections. I moved my hands over the location of the thymus, posterior to the sternum bone. I stayed there for several minutes and focused on sending powerful, strong, fighting energy.
- Lastly, I remembered that the woman mentioned suffering from insomnia, or lack of sleep. Since I knew the pituitary and hypothalamus glands regulate sleep patterns, I wanted to give Reiki to those glands. They are centrally located within the brain, so I positioned my hands above her forehead.
She was very grateful after her treatment. I am blessed to have given her a moment of peace and relaxation.
I have written a few posts about the 21-day meditation challenge offered by The Chopra Center. It is a great way to begin a routine to practice slowing down the fast-paced mind and remembering what is important to you. This challenge spans for 21-days and takes approximately 20 minutes per day.
So how does it work? Well, I have added the link to the website at the end of this post. The link will send you to the registration page where you can provide your e-mail address, or sign-up via Facebook. Then each day, The Chopra Center will send you a special guided meditation to listen to when you take a break from your busy life.
Go ahead and give it a try! Think about it; the worst that can happen is NOT RECEIVING 21 free, guided meditations. But if you are still uncertain about finding time to devote to this challenge or whether meditation is for you, just sign-up to receive the e-mails and decide later.
Here is the link and enjoy the challenge. ~Christine
Once a month, my Reiki group meets to give each other Reiki. This past week, my treatment was amazing. Not just because of the sheer relaxing experience, but also because of the connections I made with two new practitioners.
It all started with my intention. I asked the group to help focus energy at the base of my skull and neck. I then had a second intention, clarity. But as I said the word clarity, internally I was thinking, “maybe I should say exactly why I need clarity. Clarity could mean so many things; clarity for my vision, clarity within my relationships, clarity for my digestion, among other things.” I decided to remain obscure because it would have taken too long to describe the root of my intention. So I left my second intention at just “clarity”.
Other than the amazing experience I had, two practitioners I met 45 minutes prior told me they sensed a few things while they were treating me. First, one practitioner needed to tell me it is now safe to do what I want, I am free. The Archangel Haniel is beside me and ready to guide me in manifesting my wishes. Then, the second practitioner shared that I should follow my passions. Don’t try to understand, just go with how I feel.
These are messages that I have heard over and over again, but tonight I really listened. How did these strangers hit the nail on the head so clearly for me? How did they know my innermost questions, especially when my intention of “clarity” was so broad and obscure?
The connections made between a Reiki practitioner and receiver are powerful. Something connects at a deeper and higher level. My experience is another testimony that Reiki is not a hocus pocus or woo woo belief. There is something phenomenal happening here, there is something more…..
Also, do any readers out there have information about Haniel? I would love to read and hear stories about your faith and her guidance in your life.