There are no quick fixes. I so often hear people ask me if Reiki will “fix” them. They ask about particular ailments and symptoms and want to know if Reiki will heal that issue. They liken it to a pill that you take a couple of times and you feel relief.
Holistic healing of any type is not just intended to relieve the symptoms, but to get to the root cause of the issue causing the symptoms. Although you might feel immediate relief of physical symptoms, until the root cause is dealt with, the symptoms can recur. I recommend at least 4 sessions over a period of a few weeks in order to get to the root cause, with continued maintenance sessions. I also recommend that they not only work on this during Reiki sessions, but they listen to their intuition and the messages they are receiving from the Divine, God, Spirit, their guides, their guardian angels, etc.
Messages come in many forms. They can come in dreams, in visions, and in everyday situations where we see synchronicities. These are signs sent to us to show us the connections of things, just as a physical symptom is a sign connected to an emotional blockage. Once we begin acting as a witness in our own lives and living in the moment, in awareness, we begin to see these connections everywhere we look. This allows healing to begin.
When we begin living in the moment and going with the flow of our life rather than letting our ego self try to control everything, we begin to release expectations and control. Reiki, as well as many other forms of holistic healing and spiritual growth avenues, can start us on that path of letting go of what no longer serves us. Releasing expectations, judgements, fears, the need to control, and cords that bind us to our interpretation of the past or speculations of the future affords us the opportunity for true freedom.
Invest in the relationship you have with yourself. Make the commitment of time for yourself and for healing. Begin a series of Reiki sessions. Get Reflexology or therapeutic Massage, enter into gentle Yoga classes, begin meditating, learn QiGong or Tai Chi, take walks outdoors or merely spend time listening and observing nature, unplug, participate in creative expression through your chosen art form (writing, cooking, gardening, painting, photography, drawing, sewing, etc), engage in prayer, read books on healing and/or spiritual growth, etc. Just invest in yourself and healing and the rest will all fall into place.
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