Top 5 reasons I am grateful for Reiki today:
- My munchkin is getting sick.
- She also gets anxious around too many other kids.
- My friend’s baby had to undergo a medical procedure.
- I fell down my stairs and have a monster bruise(s) to remind me of it.
- It has been 2 weeks since my last blog post… I am falling behind and don’t know where to begin!
Um, yeah, so these probably aren’t the (insert sing-song voice here) “energy is incredible”, “life has no issues”, “flowers, sunshine, and rainbows” examples you were thinking I’d write when I decided to note why I was grateful for having Reiki in my life today. In fact, prior to discovering Reiki & Karuna Reiki®, those above noted 5 items would have me feeling completely out of control, overwhelmed, nervous, frustrated, and confused. And the ensuing result would have been a shut down in one form or another. Maybe eating several king size bags of candy, tears, or snapping at the hubby? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Instead, I was guided to just start writing. The thoughts (aka messages from above) went a little something like this: Create the list. Look at it and know that all is well. Be calm and just trust that you can and will handle it.
You know how I have grown to trust that inner voice? For me, getting attuned (to Reiki energy) kind of strengthened that phone line, so to speak… No more choppy connections here. In one way or another, Source’s loving messages get through to me. Thank God (literally)!
Plus, I am a girl who likes action. I love that I have Reiki to turn to when my child is battling a cold or anxiety issues. If and/or when I doubt that it will work (I am human after all), the healing energy “spontaneously” turns on while I’m sitting in Starbucks and I immediately think of my friend and her baby. Come to find out, they had just arrived at the doctor’s office and were filling out paperwork prior to his procedure when this happened. “Proof” also arrives in the form of a rapidly healing enormo-monster bruise, thanks to self-Reiki “treatments.” And, finally, after several weeks of not being able to decide on a topic to write about, I am blessed with the gift of this list and the circumstances that led me to creating it (which just so happen to be a sneezing, snotty toddler who had a rough time in her music class this morning).
In looking back at my life prior to Reiki, the metamorphosis has been incredible. I am not a different person at all. I am just more…whole. And I am MOST grateful because I am able to bring a more trusting, less afraid, complete woman into our home as an example to my daughter and any future kids that choose to enter this Reiki Family. Being more peaceful and accepting has created an environment where each of us will thrive. Just look, I can write out 5 potentially “crummy” things and turn them into reasons I am thankful for something. It is my hope that many families get to experience this kind of peace by taking any route that makes them feel good. It could be Reiki, but really, anything that helps you to know and/or realize that you are supported and strong sounds like a perfect place to start to me!
With Love & Gratitude (as there’s never too much to go around),