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…to begin again.

reiki-tiger

Borrowed from jerrylofaro.cgsociety.org

There was something weighing heavy in my heart as I approached these last few weeks of pregnancy.  I was feeling scared, filled with butterflies from my pelvis to my heart.  This feeling radiated outward from my chest; and I knew releasing these feelings were key to a progressive and calm labor.  Moreover, I didn’t want these feelings present as I begin my new relationship with my baby girl.

 

And this morning I was finally ready to let go of these emotions through a Holy Fire Reiki meditation.  As a Karuna Reiki Master, I learned several meditations and mantras that support healing past experiences.  I chanted three mantras that focused on my trusting life, manifesting my goals, and healing my heart.  As I chanted these mantras with my hands on my pelvis and heart, out of no-where I heard the phrase, “begin again.”  Hearing those words immediately connected with the tightly bound ball of emotions I had.  I thought, “begin again, yes, that is what I want to do.”  I want to be ready to begin again, to begin another new life in my little family, to go through labor and delivery again.  To begin again.  And I began to cry.  As I released a load of feelings, I felt validated.  These are truths, worthy feelings that come with a pregnancy after loss.  Not everyone experiences this, but they do exist.

As that release of emotions passed through me, there was a bit more heartache remaining.  So I invited Holy Fire Reiki to come in to me.  I wanted to replace any residual anxiety with love, compassion, and confidence.  With an immediate answer, I felt the presence of warmth and love flow through me like a soothing wave.  I felt at peace.  And with my hand on my heart, I heard a voice say, “you have everything you need within you.”  Again, I cried when I heard these words.  And through these tears and gasping breaths, I released the fears that were holding me back.  Holding me back from moving forward with this new little one, this new little girl, Lolo’s baby sister.

And now, I am ready.  Ready more than I have been before, because of this Reiki meditation.  And if any lingering feelings come back around, I will fill myself with Holy Fire Reiki and trust that I have everything I need within me.

I am now ready to bring my little tiger into the world.  We cannot wait to meet her.

Thank you for reading and being open to Reiki.  It is my joy to bring peace to others using Reiki.  With love and compassionate embraces,

~Christine

with pregnancy sickness

Image from Sandra Cook, kindledspirit.com.au

Good morning readers and followers!  It has been a few months since my last post, but it is for good reason.  I’m pregnant!  For several months, I’ve been acclimating to the changes occurring in my body as I nourish the little one.  During this time, I have given myself Reiki and am excited to blog about the benefits of Reiki during pregnancy.

Throughout my first trimester, I suffered morning sickness symptoms.  However, the symptoms manifested in the afternoon and lasted the entire evening.  I counted the blessing that I was able to keep my foods down; but the first three months weren’t easy.  I endured several ailments that made me feel miserable at times.  From slight nausea and a roller coaster ride with my blood-sugar levels to mental exhaustion and irregular heart poundings.

After seeing Reiki alleviate pain in those I have treated, I couldn’t wait to feel the effects of Reiki during pregnancy.  Not to my surprise, there were days when my nausea subsided after a Reiki treatment.  During one of my treatments, I began my Reiki session as normal, with my hands on my head in the traditional first position.  After a few minutes in this position, I decided to place my hands at locations where my immediate needs were.  I placed one hand on my heart and the other hand on my stomach.  At these areas, I intended for the energy to balance my heart rate and ease my nausea.  After three to five minutes, I then moved both of my hands to my stomach.  My hands stayed there for a longer period of time, approximately five to 10 minutes.  Lastly, I moved my hands back towards my head to hand positions, two, three, and four; top of head, ears, and behind the head, respectively.  At these locations, I intended the energy to balance both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.  These two glands produce and secrete the pregnancy hormones; which is the speculated reason nausea occurs during pregnancy.  After my treatment, the nausea subsided and I felt more rested than when I started the treatment.

Although my pregnancy sickness was not as severe as others’, I still experienced moments when I didn’t even have strength to give myself Reiki-and giving Reiki doesn’t require a lot of work.  I would have loved someone to come over and give me Reiki while I just lay there.  If you or someone you know is pregnant and may be interested in trying Reiki during pregnancy, please contact me.  I’d love to chat.

~Christine

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