I haven’t really talked about the part Reiki as a daily practice and a relaxation technique played in supporting Brendan, the children and me throughout Bren’s illness and his peaceful passing until now. In the final months of Brendan’s life he asked for hands on reiki almost daily as it comforted him and helped to ease his pain, at least a little, while waiting for his breakthrough medication to kick in. It also helped us all maintain a physical closeness when pain began to make that difficult (our children know the techniques too). For me as Bren’s carer it helped energise me and allowed me to maintain a level of balance, calm and an awareness of what is, that I doubt I would have had otherwise. I am grateful we had it at our disposal and we used it often. The children and I continue to as we negotiate all that comes next.
I believe there is a misconception out there when it comes to what the healing aspect of energy therapy means. Mostly we believe healing should fix the problem — the cancer or whatever the issue might be. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s when in its subtle magnificence it transcends physical healing to work on a spiritual level that real healing occurs. I have seen this first hand.
It is healing in the comfort of a gentle loving hand that connects us to the real power within, allowing us to become more than we ever thought we could be on this side of the rainbow or the other — in doing so creating complete peace and wellness wherever we are at the deepest soul level.
And that is why we are here.