I had my free Reiki today.
Martha put on some gentle music. I laid down on my back on the cot, and she covered me with a blanket. Pillow under my head and a smaller one under my knees.
I took off my watch and ear rings.
She began with her hands above my head. I simply lay with eyes closed, relaxed. The first time, 2 yrs ago I remember feeling nervous and like I should be, I don't know, DOING something. But not this time.
After a good while, I felt warmth near my face, she had moved her hands inches in front of my face, the warmth was from the proximity of her hands.
Next change was to her hands within inches of my ears. This was interesting. It was if something were being pushed, or flowing, through my ears, into my head, down my neck ... and like it was ... moving something out of the way. That was how it felt.
And I noted, I began to weep. Silent, many tears, a little bit of shaking ... got tears in my ears
... but it wasn't crying ABOUT something, it was more like a release of ... pressure, a physical release.
She said later she did get an impression of trauma, and that some of that was being released. That sounded right to me, sounded like what I had experienced.
Laid hands gently on me, on top of my head, over my heart, on my arms, on my knees, on my legs below my pelvis, each location for maybe 5 - 10 min. at a time.
Top of my head, caused a similar reaction to my ears. Began to weep. She next moved to over my heart and within a moment or two, the weeping stopped. The other place where I noted a reaction was on my knees. Felt like something was being pushed down my legs and out, the bottoms of my feet.
The whole time she had her hands there, I felt this sensation. Been having problems with an ankle (twisted it last yr and it lately is bothering me a bit) and waking up with charlie horses in both calves recently. And with the heat and humidity lately, I have had some swelling in legs and feet again. Don't know if there's a connection to these things are not.
She eventually left me alone for awhile, maybe 10 - 20 min.? The whole thing took about an hour, and another 15 min. before I was up off the cot and sitting in her living room with a glass of water.
Very gentle procedure. No abrupt ... anything. Everything revolves around the comfort of the person they are treating. If I had needed to take longer getting up off the cot, or longer before leaving her table, I would have been allowed that choice. It is all about the person they are treating. Wonderful.
Maybe there isn't. Martha says, that's how it goes out. Like dry skin brushing should be done in a particular direction because the toxins take their exit through a particular pathway? I don't know, this is all very new to me.
She said, the practitioner is not going to ask personal questions, or delve into any of a client's private life. Their role is to simply be the vehicle for the energy (not her words, I am trying to verbalize what I got from her). But even there, the practitioner is not healing you. They are there to help you to be able to heal yourself. You accept and allow in the energy, or you don't.
She says that my middle chakras are fine, but the top one and the root one are closed. She recommended hematite, a kind of stone, and gave me a bracelet made of hematite as a gift. I am wearing it all the time. She also have me a necklace with small gold-plated magnets to wear which she said might energize me and help me feel more alert. If it doesn't work for me I will bring it back to her. If it does help me it is mine as long as it is helping.
She lent me a book by Louise Haye called "You Can Heal Your Life". I will read it. Maybe not today I have felt a bit punch-drunk since I came out of her place.
I was quite fragmented and fractured this morning since I got up. Central nervous system wasn't messaging worth a darn today. Very disoriented physically and mentally before I left my house. Worse by the time I drove myself to her house (20 min. drive in moderate traffic). I was three sheets to the wind by the time I got to her place. Fortunately, we got right to it. Conversation would not have been possible for me.
She asked me to come again on Sept. 16. I am absolutely planning on going.