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Monday, February 18, 2008

Care After a Reiki Session

What you do following a Reiki healing session, especially within the first three hours, can greatly support and strengthen the work done in the actual session itself.

Below are some suggestions that you may find helpful:

  • It is best to set aside time shortly after the session, if possible for relaxing, resting, and being quiet to reflect on the insights received. This allows the healing energy to penetrate undisturbed into the body and become more fully integrated.
  • Some good activities could include journal writing, listening to soft music, taking a nature walk, or soaking in a hot bath.
  • Avoid loud music, crowds, meetings or strenuous physical activity since you may feel more open and vulnerable.
  • It is important to drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours, this helps to remove toxins released during the session.
  • A hot bath with either one cup of apple cider vinegar or one cup of Epsom salts will also help release toxins through pores of the skin and cleanses the aura.
  • At times, a person might get sick or come down with a cold following a healing session, this is known as a healing crisis. This results from the shift in perceptions and the rapid release of toxins from the body. The best remedy is to rest and drink lots of water.
  • Vivid dreaming may occur over the next several evenings, paying attention to these dreams, trying to analyze their meaning will provide additional insights.

Regardless of whether you have received a Reiki treatment or another form of energy work or healing, the above steps are recommended.

I always tell my clients my job is not one of a healer. I am only capable of healing myself, and so they are really the only one who can heal themselves. I like to view my role as a facilitator, who helps to jumpstart a process or a journey for those wanting to bring more balance into their lives.

We each need to take personal owership and responsibility for our lives, the direction they take, and how healthy we are. My suggestion--empower yourself! One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to give away our power.

Sometimes without much thought, we just plunk it down...and take over and be responsible for me! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Don't ever abdicate. Take the reins, assemble your team, and stay on as the manager. You will find when you are at the head of this important management position, things go much better. Anyway, who could possbily have your best interests in mind any better than you, when you really want to move forward?


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