THE SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT VISITS
“ARTHRITIS – ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE DEFINITION GUIDE, by Zampiern, Kambi and Goldberg:
Rheumatoid Arthritis develops in those with a constant pattern of criticism of themselves and others. It appears in their nature not to express their feelings or to attempt to creatively change the situation that disturbs them – more likely to accept things and have an internal resistance to change.
An Ohio State University research study showed sufferers are likely to be
1) excessively conscientious,
2) fearful of criticism yet critical of themselves and others,
3) frequently depressed and have a poor self-image,
4) they try to be overly nice to others at the expense of their own well being,
5) to be stoic and
6) to conceal their emotions, especially anger. http://haforum.co.uk/lynnkoiner/conditions/1037.html
When Fiona came back the following week, her energy, her aura felt shut-in, guarded and defensive.. Her eyes were visibly swollen, her face sullen and pale. What in the world happened? When I approached and gently touched her shoulder, Fiona broke down sobbing. Through her tears she spoke of having a fight with her mother earlier in the week, which then carried over and continued with her husband. Rather than looking at her own thoughts and feelings, needs and desires, Fiona gave up and walked away to avoid anymore confrontation. My eyes searched hers with the question ‘why’ and her quick reply was “my kids were in the house at the time”!
I handed her a tissue box nearby and sat quietly as her emotions spilled out. As she slowly calmed down her energy field/aura started looking clearer and brighter as she released some of her pain.
Before starting the Reiki treatment, I did a complete scan of Fiona’s body, holding my hands about 2 to 3 inches away from her body. Sometimes my hands raised higher or lower, to sense or get a feel of her energy. When this is done slowly and steadily with a gentle sweeping motion, a practitioner can feel and ‘listen in’ to an array of emotions and feelings (positive and negative) generating from the body.
I’ve found my hands feel more of the subtle changes when my fingers are slightly separated and even more when I move my hands apart. The trick is not to linger in one place too long, just keep it slow and steady and paying attention to the cues your ‘hand chakras’ are picking up. If you are attracted to a certain area, don’t stop until you’ve assessed the complete energy field of the client. Then you can go back and recheck and focus more intently.
Some healers start from the toes up to head, others start from the head down. I like to start with the head, although I don’t think it matters. What is important is the different sensations you may feel (hot, cold, tingly, pressure etc.) emanating from the body. Keep a note of the energies you feel/sense/intuit or makes notes of them in the client’s file. Do whatever works for you. I like to write things down, make quick notes and expand on them after the treatment. Keeping a log not only helps me to remember, it has helped others who had similar issues.
I had noticed some swelling on the inside back of Fiona’s legs.. This area also felt very ‘hot’! As I sweeped over this area…..an image of a steaming vocano, seemed to indicate an immobable inner conflict of frustration and anger. Other areas noted were her fingernails which appeared brittle and dry, swollen eyes, wrists, feet and toes. All these areas indicated an imbalance in the Meridians, especially the Liver and Spleen. Other messages or cues were picked up in the Second and Third and Fourth Chakras.
AREAS OF FOCUS
THE SPLEEN CHAKRA
The spleen assimilates and distributes prana (chi, oxygen, life-force) to all of the meridians. It’s circulatory system also links to the liver, pancreas and the entire body. One of the necessary colors assimilated by the spleen is magenta-rose (neutral color). Nerves of the etheric system that do not have enough magenta-rose are sensitive and prone to intense irritability. After scanning Fiona’s body my hands intuitively wanted to return to the area of her spleen. As my hands hovered over this area, I was given the message this organ as well as the pancreas were the ones absorbing most of Fiona’s (shocking) upsets and emotionally charged situations. I intuitively felt that Fiona had stifled alot of her own life, her own self in order to do what her family and husband wanted her to do. Her Spleen showed me Fiona was not living the life she wanted!
(For your information, There is a chakra in addition to the main 7, called the alta major, it’s color is Magenta. This unfamiliar chakra is located at the base of the back of the skull which contains memories and survival patterns from prehistoric time to present (collective unconscious); it also contains knowledge of our creative purpose.
The atla major alerts us to dangers and contains the contractual agreement (our higher purpose) we made with our inner Self before being born. It is also our telepathic link to others (interchangeable communication with others), to all knowledge as well as the center of higher truth.
In healing, Magenta can be used for nervous as well as mental exhaustion. It’s also an excellent color when we need help Spiritually, to understand and come to terms with why we’re in the situation we’re in. We’ll see more of this chakra in Part 3 of Fiona’s healing).
THE HEART CHAKRA
Another area of interest was her Heart Chakra. This chakra radiates the color Green and in Fiona’s there was alot of Yellow! Yellow in this area is a person trying to control the emotions in their heart with their intellect. After a person has gone through hopeless pains of rejection, they will be frightened to give their heart deeply. Fiona was hurting deeply.
I asked Fiona if she felt a tightness in this area, which she nodded yes. If you remember, at first glance, Fiona looked very pale. This can be due to a problem with her blood circulation. As I scanned her front and then her back, there appeared to be a blockage in her back at the rib area this can cause a heaviness in one’s chest.
I also noted that Fiona needed to see her family doctor.
THE REIKI TREATMENT
Fiona laid down on the treatment bed face-up and the healing began. From the head to the throat Fiona was relatively quiet. When my hands reached her 4th chakra, I could feel she had shut this area down to retreat from her pain. The problem with this, is when this area shuts down, we cannot receive or feel the love from anyone else. I asked Fiona to remember someone or something she loved deeply as a child. Her first memory was her dog Elmo. I asked her to visually remember Elmo and imagine him running joyfully towards her. I asked her to imagine giving him a big hug, then walking with him to their favorite place. As she experienced the love of this moment, her Heart Chakra opened up. Hues of Green flowed graciously to her Throat Chakra, her throat and heart opened up……
Fiona talked openly of her home and childhood and how she had always felt powerless and resentful in the face of her controlling parents. She had learned at an early age to hold her frustration and anger inwardly….visually I saw a Grey closed box filled with three ghostly entities….humiliation, resentment and pain.
Remembering Elmo, helped Fiona to realize this beautiful cocker spaniel was the love of her life back then.
Fiona went on to say she had always felt neglected, abandoned and hated by her parents…..”since I can remember it was always this way.” This caused her to withdraw from both herself and others……..leaving her with the feeling of why she was here (living) at all. I sensed that what her unconscious really wanted was to feel alive again and to heal the wounds of her childhood. This created a search an unconscious attraction to someone who would meet her emotional needs. This was when she met her husband.
As Fiona spoke of her past, her chakras, especially the heart, solar plexus and sacral released a tremendous amount of dark grey energy. As I saw it filter up, I used a counter clock motion to twist it up (like a corkscrew) and placed it in my imaginary bucket of sea salt. When this was done, I used a rounded quartz crystal with the cleansing symbol Sei-Hei-Ki and the power symbol Cho-Ku Rei to remove the remainder of old energy.
When we were done this session, Fiona was surprised at how much lighter and bouncier she felt. “It’s as if a huge boulder has been removed off my chest.”
I told Fiona I’d like to see her again the following week. She wasn’t sure she’d have to the money to pay…..I offered to do the session with no fee. It was also mentioned to make an appointment with her family doctor for a complete physical and to consider going to counselling. I also gave her the name and phone number of a good friend of mine who specialized in natural healing foods and herbal medicines. And one more suggestion was to look at Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate and MSM. All three have been known to reduce and slow down the progression of arthritis.
FIONA’S THIRD AND SUBSEQUENT VISITS
A power statement taught in my Reiki class was “you work with a patient until you start to see a change”. As the body adjusts to the energetic charge of the Reiki Hand Placements, the patient begins to experience a perception change.
From my Reiki I Manual
“The hand positions are related to the locations of the chakras and the endocrine glands. Reiki, seems to have an accumulating effect in the endocrine glands, which keep our immune system in top-working order. When enough energy has gathered, then the chemical reactions of the glands push the immune system into different cycles of the healing process.
When a person has a long-term imbalance, there is usually not enough energy to trigger a higher immune response, and the “condition” seems stuck and on-going. But, when additional energy is introduced, then the immune system can draw upon it, kicking the body’s defense mechanism into a higher level of healing, and the condition will begin to change/mutate, the purification process is triggered, and the body re-gains balance and stability.
By doing Reiki on the specific hand positions, a practitioner can give the fastest “charge” to the glands that are responsible for maintaining ‘health’, and accelerating the healing process. It is possible to just lay hands on one area of the body, but it will take much longer for the energy to find its way and gather to each of the organs of the immune system.
to be continued….