As a professional energy healer, I work primarily with overworked, overstressed women with a high degree of anxiety. Some are on antidepressants or antianxiety medication. Some are in therapy. Some are utilizing both of those approaches.
But, they all come to see me because they want something different for their lives and from their lives. They are tired of the conventional approaches not working and are tired of feeling “stuck” with the way things are. They are willing to try something new because they are so incredibly ready for change in their lives. They want to feel calm, at peace, joyous and free.
They come to me usually because someone they know has told them about energy healing (or Reiki specifically) as a possible alternative approach to their situation. They may never have heard of energy healing if their friend or family member hadn’t mentioned it. Therefore, they don’t typically know much about energy healing or how it works.
I explain to them that energy healing works on the “root cause” of issues. Emotional blocks and past traumas are stored in the energetic body, which includes our energy field that extends out past our physical body, and our chakra system, which are energy “hubs” that process emotions.
When I’m performing energy healing, I’m working on the issue at its source. The anxiety that the client is feeling is what I refer to as “downstream.” She has already processed an issue through her energy field and is now manifesting the issue in physical form in her body. I’m removing the issue from the energetic body, where it is essentially lodged. I am healing at a higher level when I’m performing energy healing, bringing the client back into a natural state of balance. Because I’m working on the root cause of issues, healing (both emotional and physical) can happen at a much quicker pace than other methods the client may have tried.
My clients want to take an active role in positive shifts in their lives, and the number one question I get from clients who come to see me is “What can I be doing on my own?” and my response is always “Meditate.”
I started a daily meditation practice about four months ago. Before that, I would meditate a few times a week, but there wasn’t really rhyme or reason to when I would meditate. I decided I needed to commit to a daily practice for 30 days. That turned into two months, then three months, and I haven’t stopped after four months.
Some days meditation is easier than other days. On the good days, I feel all gooey and blissed out. On the non-easy days, my brain won’t shut off the entire time I sit trying to meditate. But that’s ok. It’s practice not perfection. The more one meditates, the easier it gets.
The benefits of meditation are immense, which is why I suggest it to so many of my clients. When we focus on our breath and attempt to quiet our minds on a consistent basis, we start to notice the times in our daily lives where our thoughts are “going wild” and we feel out of control. Meditation increases the awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. Therefore, over time, we start to feel less stress because we notice our thoughts and can separate them as just mind-chatter, and don’t have to take every thought as reality.
A consistent meditation practice will decrease depression, anxiety and stress. It will increase positive emotions and positively affect one’s physical health as well. One’s patience and compassion will increase as well. Productivity gets a boost also.
You can see why I recommend meditation to so many of my clients, and why I’ve committed to a daily meditation practice as well. Of course I recommend it for you too!
If you feel like you need a “kick-start” in the right direction of reducing your anxiety, I would love to work with you in a one-on-one session to help remove the cause of your anxiety at the source.