By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki
I was driving home with my boys last night and they knew I wasn’t feeling well. I have a little cold in my nose and sinuses and just wanted to get home, treat myself to some Reiki and the hot sock treatment and go to bed early. I’ve had chronic sinus and sore throat issues from childhood and allergies and often deal with this is the fall and winter time. My twelve-year-old son, from the back seat, says very matter of fact and maturely, “Mom, have you ever thought that maybe this sickness is from a past life?”
I smiled and responded, “yes honey, yes I have. And you are right, it is. I’ll do Reiki on it tonight before bed time.” It made me proud that I’m teaching my kids to think on all levels. I’m teaching them that there is much more to illness and disease in the body then just taking a pill for it. That illness has spiritual roots, emotional, mental as well as physical roots. Yes, sometimes a cold is just a cold and just on the physical level. But, most of the time I have found it to be on more than just one or two body levels at a time. For me it’s usually all four levels (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical) and this needs to be investigated each time I’m clearing a layer. If I do not clear the energy from all four layers each time then the cold continues and often gets worse as if I’m not really listening to its message.
Reiki Mom, Reiki Kid
The night before my son said this I was doing Reiki on my him so he could fall asleep due to a tummy ache. He’d been indulging in left over pizza for days on end and was now feeling the effects of it and having trouble moving the pizza through. (This was not the usual gluten-free pizza they eat.) I was grateful for Reiki that I was able to help him through it naturally, calm him down and get rid of the pain he was having so he could fall asleep. Fall asleep he did, rather quickly too. And, when he woke up he was quite chipper and told me right away that his tummy ache was gone and that the Reiki worked. It makes me feel good because these, I know, are long-term lessons my boys are learning, lessons that will stay with them whatever career they go into, where ever they go in life.
Childhood Stays With Us – It’s All Good
My parents didn’t know about natural remedies when I was a kid and I had plenty of medicines since I was sick a lot and extremely sensitive as a child. But my dad was a Psychologist and believed in NOT using medicine to solve all your issues. He quite often questioned our medical professionals and did not take their advice. Then he’d search for answers that felt right to him, right for our family.
At one time multiple doctors thought I had to have jaw surgery for my T.M.J. (Temporormandibular Joint) issue. He said “No Way!” The doctors said I wouldn’t be able to eat normal food and would be sucking through a straw by the time I was 30. He still didn’t believe that surgery was the answer. Well, I’m over 40 now and I’m still eating food. My parents kept searching for other ways to heal my issue as it got very painful in my teen years. My parents opened me up to other ways to heal. Very advanced for their time back then, they found through friends an Osteopathic doctor who did Craniosacral therapy and basically solved my T.M.J. issues. I still go now and then for Craniosacral therapy to get ‘tune ups.” More often my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders works on my cranial bones energetically, long distance, and that does the trick. I also do Reiki on my head to keep it in order in between healings. If I can do it myself gently and naturally, why not do it?!!
But, I’m still chewing to this day with little or no pain. That lesson has stayed with me my whole life and has molded who I am today and how I heal myself and my family for everything else in my life. For that I am extremely grateful to my parents for teaching me these lessons.
Reiki is More Than Just For Healing
Reiki is not just a way to heal but also a way of life and a way to teach children about how to go about life in a spiritual manner including your Higher Power each and every minute of it. Reiki also teaches how to heal your karma and prevent creating more karma by being aware of what it does to you and others around you. My boys and other Reiki kids are learning that everything we do has an effect, good or bad, and that it can all be taken into consideration before we do something. It also teaches naturally and gently that everything has consequences, even as simple as eating too much pizza. But, that it is all good because he learned quickly and fairly painlessly that next time he eats pizza, he might want to NOT eat it, or go easy on it and eat a whole lot less of it. These little lessons stay with us just as much as the big ones. They stay with us certainly more than me lecturing to them about eating healthy food.
It is also important to teach our kids to question our medical professionals. They may know more about medicine, but do they know more about YOUR body? No, they do not. YOU are always the best compass for your body and what will work best for you. Question, research, and try new therapies always until you find what works for you. This will teach your children to do the same. This teaches us to think for ourselves and to use our own intuition, rather than just blindly following the ‘experts.’
For so many reasons, I’m more grateful than ever to be a Reiki Master, but even more grateful than that to be a Reiki Mom!
It’s Easy to Become a Reiki Mom
If YOU would like to be a Reiki mom, take a Reiki class. Come to my Reiki circles and bring your children to my Kid’s Reiki circles. If you do not live in the area then find a Reiki Master near you and encourage them to start a children’s program. Feel free to refer them to me for help in starting a kids program. I’m always happy to share my resources with other teachers who want to work with children. It takes more time and effort but the rewards are HUGE and so worth it.
Thank you Divine Source for this blessing and gift you have given to me and so many,
In Love and Light, sending blessings your way too,