Reiki and healing MY heart? I never would have guessed.
I am required to get nursing continuing education credits in order to maintain my board certification in Holistic Nursing and my Iowa Nursing License. When a friend mentioned a class she was taking in Des Moines, the topic really interested me. “Heal Your Heart After Grieving, Help Your Clients Find Peace After Break-Ups, Divorce, Death and Other Losses” by David Kessler. David has written books with Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross and Louise Hay, which puts him in a specialty group of helping people learn how to heal from loss. I first learned about Elisabeth’s work with death and dying in a Nursing course in college, way back when, and I have followed Louise Hay for at least 25 years. My intention for attending this class was to learn more about how I can facilitate healing of sadness/grief with clients, friends, and family.
To my surprise not only did I learn about grief healing with others, but I suddenly became more aware about the sadness (grief) I was carrying in my own life. It seems I often am attracted to a book or a class for what I need to heal the most for myself. From this class I learned many things about grief, myself, and what others may experience. In order to heal, each person must do 3 things: find their power, release the role of victim, and own their reality and life.
Because the details of my personal sadness were not obvious during this class, what was I going to do to connect deeper to heal myself? I did what I know to do best: Reiki sessions. During one Reiki session with my Reiki Master I learned how I have held this grief and sadness in my heart and right shoulder, each part tugging energetically on each other, causing a stiff upper back and shoulder. Through the Reiki session and the guidance of the Reiki Master I also learned that my feelings were associated with a death and a different loss in my life. I am processing this by doing journaling, Reiki on myself, and more Reiki sessions.
According to David and Louise, there are three steps to healing:
- Feel your feelings
- Allow old wounds to come up for healing
(These are negative thoughts that stretch beyond current losses)
- Change the distorted thinking about relationships, love and life.
(My words: this usually involves trust)
There are many layers to healing all leading to forgiveness of ourselves and others. Please consider having Reiki sessions and the intuitive guidance that I offer for healing not only physical problems but emotional and spiritual ones also. The body and the energy field experiences everything we do in our lives.