I’m a mom with a newborn again. With that role comes adjusting my schedule and getting used to; lukewarm dinners, shorter convos with my husband, watching movies during several day increments, and my least favorite, sipping my once-hot-coffee turned cold.
But as a Reiki Master, there’s one thing I have maintained…taking time for myself, for selfcare via self-Reiki. There’s no question about how much I love my husband and our newest baby; but, some days I become agitated more easily than others. And that’s when I know I need Reiki.
Today was just this. So my husband offered to watch baby while I gave myself a Reiki session. During that time, I focused on several areas of my body. First, I utilized a few Reiki symbols and mantras to ground and center myself. Then I felt energy was needed in my heart, spleen, lungs, and throat. After 45 minutes of Reiki, I was feeling wonderful, but there still lingered some stagnant energy. I couldn’t shake it. So with my palms faced up, I visualized myself opening up as a channel to receive more Reiki. Like from a beam of powerful energy, I felt paralyzed and didn’t want to move. I wanted to remain still so that I could absorb all that was given. Then with a sudden shift of energy, I felt cleansed and that my Reiki session was complete. I slowly opened my eyes to take in the world around me. I was peaceful and content. As my eyes focused, I saw my husband with baby coming towards me. It was perfect timing; the end of my session arrived exactly at the moment she no longer had the patience to be without me.
And for the rest of the day when she was cranky, I was more at peace. The Reiki session lifted away stress from the day and uncovered the love I knew was there. I found my patience. I found my compassion. I found my love even in the midst of baby’s fussy tiredness.
Use Reiki to lift away stress and find the peace and love that exists within you.