As you may or may not know I am a Reiki Practitioner and as I move into my chosen field of pre-pregnancy nutrition I realized that my Reiki practice could have a huge impact on womb healing and unblocking this area of the body that women wanting to/trying to conceive struggle with.
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Reiki (Rei meaning either spirit, soul or feeling, and Ki meaning energy, atmosphere, mind, heart, soul, feeling or mood), if you didn’t already know, is a hands on healing modality brought over from Japan in the 1940’s. Of course hands on healing has been around for centuries being referred to as “healing, energy work, body work, therapy” etc. However Reiki “goes beyond the effects on the physical body and goes to the emotional and mental areas and even further than that” (Reiki – The Legend of Dr. Usui). In Reiki there is a lineage that traces your teacher (Reiki Master) back to its original teacher and this is passed down from generation to generation. My lineage comes directly from Dr. Usui (however he was not a physician in the modern sense of the word).
So why use Reiki to heal the womb? As women we tend to hold in our feelings and keep them buried in order to put on a brave face and be the caregiver to other people, very often putting others before ourselves. It is in our wombs that we hold our creativity, it is where life is created, where we flourish and grow our families but if we have any deep emotional blockages brought about by trauma, miscarriage’s, abuse or we simply feel stuck this is where these blockages can occur.
Reiki can help clear out these blockages, clear out the space that the emotions are taking up and free up our creativity and fertility. We are not just physical bodies walking around, we are energy in a human form. We give off energy all the time, for example, have your ever walked into a room and felt the energy and just wanted to leave? or alternatively felt great love? this is the energy that we are emitting from our bodies. It then makes sense that we may need to clear out any bad energy that is residing in our bodies and our wombs and free up that space to create life, to create freedom, to create a sense of joy and acceptance.
Blockages can happen over time and if you are a women in her thirties and wanting to start a family, there could be years of trauma or toxins built up in the womb. Stress and our environment can affect these blockages too, we live in a stressful world with toxins around us almost on a constant basis. Toxins could be environmental, careers that have been unfulfilled, relationships that are toxic and negative.
We, as women, don’t spend enough time on self care. We tend to go-go-go and have a busy to-do list always on the go. We need to schedule time for ourselves, it is so important to have time to rest, time to reflect, time to take care of our bodies and nurture them if we want to see them flourish and be all that they can be. Take time to meditate, see a Reiki Practitioner (distance Reiki can work really well here too), practice yoga, go for a walk in the fresh air.