Many people think that healing is fun and takes you straight into a state of bliss. But this is not always the case, healing yourself can be painful.
The “scratches” that might occur when healing
Yes, some issues will clear up without any side effects at all–they are like a drop of cooking oil on the kitchen bench, wiped away with one flick. Many issues, however, are so stuck within our mind and energy that it takes much more then just a flick. These are like old stains on a kitchen bench which need a mighty scrub to clean off, and, in the process, leave scratches behind.
Some of the “side effects” of healing might be slight dizzyness, vomiting, pain in your joints or organs, crying, shaking, or diarrhea–just to name a few.
How to deal with the healing process
One of the best ways to deal with stuff that comes up when we start to heal is to make sure that we stay grounded. This we can do with traditional Japanese Reiki practices like joshin kokyu ho (its on this CD) for example. You can also support yourself by receiving hands-on healing sessions from a practitioner, counseling, massages, acupuncture etc. And always make sure you drink lots of water.
Another way of looking at it is this: imagine a pebble being stuck in a garden hose. When the water begins to flow through the hose it pushes the pebble all the way out. In the process, the pebble might scrape along the inside of the hose. This is the same with our stuck energy, when the energy starts to flow, the stuck energy is pushed about before it dissolves.
You can also look at it like this: better out now than in 10 years time!
Enjoy your Reiki journey.
Bronwen and Frans Stiene are the co-founders of the International House of Reiki and co-authors of The Reiki Sourcebook, The Japanese Art of Reiki, Your Reiki Treatment, The A-Z of Reiki Pocketbook and the Reiki Techniques Card Deck. Bronwen and Frans teach in the USA, Europe and Australia. Visit the Courses page to find a course near you.