By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I had a head cold last week. Yes, healers get sick too. How else do we learn so much about healing if we don’t actually DO the process ourselves?!! Yes, rhetorical question, but you’d be surprised at how many people expect Energy Healers to be perfect, as if being able to channel Divine Energy can only be done by Jesus and Buddha. When really, it is actually very much the opposite, anyone can do this and everyone needs to do this and we all need to believe we can. We all learn by doing, which is why we are here on this planet having these very human experiences. Reiki Masters are no different, I learn through my human self and share the lessons with my clients. But, I digress…let me step off my soap box and get to the topic at hand…
By telling you my healing story I hope to:
- Empower you to practice with your Reiki for EVERYTHING in your life, bringing you closer to YOUR Creator.
- Empower you to experiment with other healing modalities while working with Reiki as your spiritual and healing base, or grounding tool, if it feels right to you.
- Empower you to think outside the ‘box’ as to other ways in which to work with your Reiki.
- Give you an example of how I use different techniques along with my Reiki to do a self-healing. I believe with some practice, anyone can do this.
Head Cold History
In order to accomplish these goals, allow me to share a personal healing story.
Growing up my body’s ‘go to’ sickness was head colds. I got them A LOT! TOO MUCH. A sore throat, plugged up nose, popping achy ears, you probably know the drill. My family didn’t know about natural healing back then so I used the horrible nose drops that never really worked but made me feel like I was at least DOING SOMETHING. This was a chronic condition for me that worsened through college and beyond until I started learning about the whole new world of natural medicines. Now, I rarely get head colds and if I do they are mild compared to the one or two-week long dramas that they were in my youth.
It helps a lot that I have a new attitude about being physically ill. I now view it as a healing opportunity rather than a waste of time. Every time we are sick, it is a conversation we could be having with our body/mind/spirit. Our bodies are working very hard to tell us something. When we believe being ill is a waste of time or just something that we have to live with from time to time, we are in deed wasting a precious learning opportunity. Rarely is an illness only on the physical level, yet we will usually only heal it on that level when we have the ‘waste of time’ frame of mind. Typically illness is on two or three levels at the same time, and can also be on all four levels of our energy body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This means that in order to truly heal this ‘dis-ease’ fully, we must heal all four levels that need healing. Yes, this can take many years of head colds before we get to all the levels because all four levels are not always ready to heal at the same time. We can heal the levels that are ready, when they are ready and then move on to the others when they are ready. If we are not truly healing, either we are not listening or we are not quite ready mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to know what it is that we need to heal. Often we are ready on one level but not yet on another. It is a process like any other journey.
Past Life Self Healing For My Head Cold
I knew this head cold was a BIG one for me. It comes after two whole years of not being sick with a head cold at all (a really long time for me), it comes in the summer which rarely happens for me AND it comes in a year where I’ve been healing a lot of very deep physical issues. I just ‘knew’ this was a big opportunity to heal myself. IF, I did not ignore it. The head cold issue has been with me for as long as I can remember in this life. It has an important message for me. And now, thanks to Reiki and the other healing abilities I’ve learned, I knew I had a special opportunity to heal this. Possibly for the last time.
Many Lives of Not Being Able to Breathe
While in the throes of the worst part of the cold I couldn’t breathe at all. For me, this is the most intolerable part of being sick. I absolutely hate not being able to breathe. It makes it hard to sleep and for some reason was bringing up a lot of fear this time that I hadn’t felt before. I had been doing essential oils which helped some, natural supplements, neti pot, warming sock treatment, etc. Everything I know and others could tell me about, I was doing it. But, listening to my intuition, I felt I needed something more, something focused, something different energetically.
I felt that I needed to do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) along with Reiki, which has been very effective for me in the past. I like that with EFT and Reiki, once you have the ability and the knowledge, they are always with you, where ever you need them. Any time, any where. (EFT heals us by the light tapping of our fingers on meridians around the body. The tapping along with certain phrases releases trauma from the physical body by releasing it from the nervous system. Read more at the link.)
THE HOW – IN STORY FORM THIS TIME
So even though I do Reiki on myself when I’m sick and self Reiki every day, I felt this time I needed to do EFT. Trust your gut as to what you need.
So, it’s very late at night and I still can’t fall asleep, I’m exhausted from being sick and not sleeping well. In my Reiki Gassho, I call on my Reiki and my Reiki Guides to be with me, surround me with spiritual power, protection and support before I do any healing/spiritual work. I ask my guides to guide me through the process of the EFT, to help me tap on the phrases that will be most effective and healing for me. I sit for a moment and think about the problem of not being able to breathe and how that makes me feel. If a thought doesn’t come to me to tap on, I just start tapping on “Even though I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” I start tapping on that. While tapping I’m aware of other thoughts that may come up to tap on next time. If nothing comes up I tap on “Even though I STILL can’t breathe….etc.” Then I go from there. The Reiki is guiding me, supporting me on all levels during the process and protecting me at the same time. My guides are helping me to listen to my body and my Higher Guidance to get the next phrase to tap on. I then feel fearful of not being able to breathe so I tap on that. “Even though not being able to breathe is making me afraid, …” I allow my Reiki guides to feed me the phrases I need and the wording I need to tap on most. Each time I tap on a phrase I can feel the layers falling away, first getting more intense and then afterwards, lessening.
Then as I’m getting deeper and deeper into the emotions of not being able to breathe I start seeing visions of being trapped, trapped in a very small space under a very large stone building, like a pyramid or a cathedral, but it’s not just one life and it’s not just one building, it’s multiple. Three lives. I ‘see’ three lives with this same theme of being trapped and not being able to breathe. The information from the three different lives mixes and mingles with each other making it difficult for me to tell them apart but I’m aware of them being slightly different but with the same overall theme. I feel and imagine the largeness and heaviness of the building above me and that creates fear too.
In one of the lives I get incredibly anxious and start to ‘freak out.’ I’m not alone, others are with me and try to calm me down. The whole group cannot move forward in the tunnel until I calm down and keep moving forward but the anxiety is so intense I can’t move, I cannot think straight, I just scream and cry. We are on our hands and knees in the tunnel trying to get away from someone. The others try to calm me because we are all at risk of being found if I don’t calm down. I’m endangering everyone. The fear is incredibly intense and overwhelming me to the point where I feel I might go crazy there, trapped. I can’t ‘see’ the outcome and this bothers me. I decide in order for me as Josslyn to move forward I need to ‘pretend’ I see an outcome, I take control of this part of the vision and move myself forward to be calmer and able to listen to the others help and advice. I imagine the Reiki surrounding me with its Love and Light, protecting me. This calms me down too. I’m able to go back to the vision, calmer and viewing it from a more distant place.
It’s dusty and I can’t breathe. I believe I’m going to die. I don’t know the way out, I feel trapped like I’ll die in here with no way out, no breath, no help. I feel I have tunnel vision and can’t see what is truly going on through the panic. I’m not very old, maybe a young teen, but very scared. I feel that others are looking for us in one or more of the lives. I feel we are being pursued and that causes additional layers of fear to come forth. The dust is so thick I cannot see or breathe and that causes another layer of frustration, agitation, fear, anxiety, it’s all getting layered on top of each other causing my past life self to panic. I, Josslyn, keep tapping the whole time and tap on the past lives I’m experiencing. I tap on the fear, I tap on the past life, I tap on the anxiety, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to breathe and I tap on the fear of death. I keep tapping on these issues while I cry and freak out a little myself because I’m getting too close to the situations in the lives again and it feels too real to me now, too scary and I need to distance myself. I chant the Mental/Emotional Symbol to help me calm down and ask my guides to help me distance myself from these past life experiences. Again, I get calmer. I can breathe a bit. I suddenly remember a dream I had a couple of nights before I got sick of being trapped in exactly the same manner and so I tap on the dream and the emotions I feel about it all. I finally calm down after almost an hour and a half of tapping on my meridians.
I feel I’ve had enough. I do some self Reiki to help me clean and clear my energy and with the intention of helping me to release everything I’ve learned on all levels ONCE AND FOR ALL! I pray for healing at all levels, so that whatever healing has been done is done completely and thoroughly. I can breathe now. Then I sleep.
Dear Sweet Sleep
I slept that night being able to breathe and I woke up the next morning being able to breathe. I’ve been breathing since very nicely while my body is still working through the last stages of the virus. It is not an instantaneous healing, but I believe I will not have to go through those layers again. They are done. I do feel there is more I need to tap on in regards to this issue, throat, ears, my immune system, etc. But, I feel relief. I feel lighter. I feel the fear of those past lives gone. I feel free from those layers and I’m grateful for that. If I do get a head cold again in the future, I am confident it will be much less on the physical level, the last layer to get to. Now I’ll be kind to my body and give it time to catch up to the other levels. I have found that it usually takes my physical body a little longer to catch up to the other levels after a healing. It does catch up, if I’m gentle and kind to it.
Be gentle and kind to yourselves and if you feel so motivated, practice your Reiki on yourself every day, rain or shine, tired or energized. It will guide you through your healing journey too.
Many Blessings to you all,
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