As I work to expand and develop my healing practice, I am doing my best to eliminate fear-based thoughts from my life. But, I have to be honest. That is much easier to do with things that do not pertain to my daughter and her well-being. If only I could wrap her up in a protective bubble that wards off not only physical, but emotional injury too, I would. Okay, that is totally far-fetched and a bit dramatic, but sometimes the thought may or may not have crossed my mind… Just sayin’. Come on parents, hasn’t it crossed yours too?
Anyway, I had had a fear of the ceramic tile covering the 1st floor of our new home from the start. I have a toddler now and we hope to eventually have another little one who will be learning to walk and navigate at some point or another. I know parental concern is normal and that kids take their fair share of spills, but that type of surface is super hard and not very forgiving. I got my proof of that particular fact a few weeks ago when my 2 year old went slip-sliding right off of a faux-leather ottoman onto said tile floor… head first.
I had just walked to the kitchen to refill her snack bowl (pistachios & raisins) and looked up in time to witness the whole episode. I was immediately on the run to scoop up my sweet, sobbing girl. Probably because it had already been a fear of mine or maybe since I was watching an enormous “insta-bruise-purple-bump” on her forehead rising, I found myself shaken and crying too. I worked hard to mask my own emotions, and just sat with her, rocking and soothing. In a teensy-tiny quiet place of my swirling-thought-filled-mind, I heard one word. “Reiki.”
This wasn’t to be a “formal” session. There were no massage tables to lie on top of, stepping away to set an intention was not going to happen, and drawing symbols where guided when I couldn’t focus or stop my trembling hands was a long shot. While holding her close, I started praying for assistance with this healing from my Guides and somehow knew to ask my daughter if I could sing to her. Immediately, a combination of Karuna Reiki® toning & chanting began. I don’t remember the sequence, probably because it was being channeled through me (anyone attuned to Reiki energy is just a conduit or channel of the healing energy), but this eased both of our tears almost instantly and she just melted into my chest. With our heightened emotions calmed, I was then able to shift our position so that I could I hold one palm directly on her injury and use the other to draw symbols.
Some time passed and although still a bit rattled, we both needed to move on from the painful episode. So, off to refill the nut & raisin bowl together it was. Standing back at the kitchen counter, I closed my eyes for a moment and just held my girl. That is when I felt a Guide continuing the healing that I had needed to conclude (still assisting both of us). Once the little munchkin was content with her snack and situated in front of her favorite Disney Junior show, I was guided to do a brief distance healing.
Immediately after completing the Usui Distance Symbol, I found myself transported into the bump/bruise. I was sending healing energy to the affected area from the inside-out. Yes, you read that correctly and I agree it feels a bit “Sci-Fi”:) This is not something that I had ever done or thought of doing before. Seriously, if I had let my Ego take control of my Instinct, I would have of scoffed at the concept. I know it “sounds crazy,” again, if my Ego was in charge, I would avoid sharing this part of my story. But, with energy healing, there are no notions of time and space. That is why, oh I don’t know, let’s say, Archangel Michael or Buddha or Shiva (insert whomever you call upon for love, guidance & support), can be with you in California and with your sibling in Paris. No idea, concept, or thought is too large or too “out there.” There are no limits when working with the unconditional love of Source energy and/or the Higher Mind (whatever You call it). And so, into a bruise I went.
The bottom line, when I did not know what to say or do, to calm both my daughter and myself, Reiki was an action that enabled both of us to be healed during and right on through an unfavorable episode. I had power in a situation where I initially felt powerless. That alone was/is so incredibly valuable.
From the moment her head hit the tile up until I worked to heal the above noted “enormous insta-bruise-purple-bump” on her forehead from within, it had been growing. I decided to make notes about this event immediately (on a sticky pad that was readily available in the kitchen) and once completed, the bump had all but disappeared. Although THAT alone was incredibly awesome, my munchkin hasn’t shown any fear about climbing back onto that ottoman to play. She is a very cautious little one and in the past, a negative event would have prevented her from ever trying or revisiting something again. So, this round of Reiki not only healed her physical bruise, but it eliminated the emotional one too.
In closing, whether it is validation from the people I am blessed to work with or a rapidly healing bruise from a fall, the power and beauty of Reiki and the love & support from the other side never ceases to amaze (or rather FLOOR) me.
With Love & Gratitude,