Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Healing PMS with Reiki

I wrote this post in January and waited before publishing it. I wanted to be sure my experience with Reiki and PMS lasted for at least two months before I went out to talk about it. This post might be a little more personal-medical than my usual topics but I hope it illustrates the point. 

One of the things I love about the holidays is having plenty of time to read. This Christmas I finally got around to A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. It was like going back to the basics with my own development. The past two years I’ve kept myself busy learning healing and connecting with guides and angels. 

Don't get me wrong, I love it, but my own development fell by the wayside. Until recently I hadn't even made self-healing a daily habit. I've been giving myself daily Reiki treatments for two months now and I am really feeling the benefits. For one, a lot of hormonal problems have cleared, including PMS. This month I didn't even think of taking Midol, first month without it in almost ten years!  =)

One of the things Tolle mentions in his book is a buried imprint of emotional pain. Our psyche keeps it hidden out of sight until a trigger brings it up again. He calls it the pain-body.  The more you identify with it and wallow in it, the harder it is to shake. For some it is to shake it. For some the pain-body manifests as depression, anxiety, chronic pain. A classic example is premenstrual syndrome; to some extent women get cramps because they expect to. I was finally able to kick PMS when I realised I don't need it, want it or have to live with it. I also stopped resisting and dreading the cramps to being with. Accepting the process with all of its aches and pains made it easier because a lot of energy is wasted on complaining and moaning. It may sound weird, but welcoming it actually made the pain and discomfort lower. 

When I've given healing sessions to female clients who get bad cramps; I usually notice the following on the energetic level:

- At best apathy + a feeling of "shit it's that time of the month again, why God why?" And at worst a real dread and rejection of the female cycle and more importantly womanhood.

- As a result, the feminine aspects is unappreciated and this somehow dials up the experience of PMS. This is often notable in a healing session. Tuning in can give clues about imbalances in the body and what we can do on an emotional and mental level to help.

- Resistance to the whole process.

During these healing sessions I will usually send energy to the sacral chakra. I also send healing to the uterus and I thank the whole reproductive system for doing a good job, for staying healthy and I send feelings of appreciation and joy it's way. Sometimes I feel the presence of female healing guides, especially Isis. I have felt Isis’s presence with clients who have health issues that are predominantly feminine in nature: breast cancer and PMS. She is there to support and bring out the feminine side in all of us.

So back to Tolle. I was quick to spot the voice of my ego (mental chatter) but I couldn't spot my pain-body. That must mean I am so completely identified with it that it's hard to separate it (can't see the Forrest for the trees!). Then wham! I get Moctezuma's Revenge while on holiday in Mexico, followed by my period. 

Talk about a bad 48 hours. I felt really sick and drained for two days and kept dragging myself down in this "cramps-tummy-ache" pity party. The first day I stayed home after getting sick five times in the space of one night. On day two I ventured out and did my best to separate myself from this wave of tiredness that kept taking over me. I found that if I indulged in feeling exhausted and feeling like crap, it just piled up. If I separated my thoughts and pulled my consciousness away, telling myself "I am not exhausted, there is just a feeling of exhaustion in me" it wasn't so hard to carry on. I had a brief glimpse of that pain-body (let's call it an 'I feel Sick pity party'), and I was able to separate myself from it.

I also noticed that my PMS cramps weren't bad enough to warrant a Tylenol, which was fabulous news. My daily Reki treatments, combined with a shift in consciousness, have helped me get to that point. Just imagine what I'll save on Midol and Tylenol for the rest of my life! I have to confess that I have a habit of preemptive pill popping, and I'd gotten used to taking one before I got the cramps (assuming they would always come). Imagine what I'll save on Midol and Tylenol purchases for the rest of my life! The Reiki 1 treatment has paid for itself. I'm even grateful I got Moctezuma's revenge the day before I started getting cramps; it ws the only reason I didn't take Ibuprofen  couldn't risk an upset stomach again.

One last Note: I'm not sure a monthly visit to a Reiki Practitioner would have done the job. The fact that I gave myself daily self-treatments really helped. If this is a problem for you, I would suggest looking up a Reiki Master and asking for a Reiki attunement yourself. Then you can give yourself Reiki anytime  =)


Regina Chouza is a qualified Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. A graduate of the School of Intuition & Healing in London, she is developing a new technique that combines natal astrology, energy healing and crystals. Subscribe for an introduction to grounding, clearing and shielding your personal energy HERE.

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  1. Oh, I'm sure that visiting a Reiki practitioner on regular basis would help - but something more is needed. I mean, the Reiki practitioner must be not simple a Reiki practitioner, but he must also implement his own experience, skills, knowledge, the second symbol, Waka poems and 5 principles to figure out and pass through the emotional blockage - then, the healing is possible.

    1. That is true! Though I would like to encourage people who are interested in Reiki to try it for themselves. I happen to believe that if more people were in the habit of self-healing and proactively dealing with their issues before they turn into baggage, the world would be a better place. There will always be a place for a qualified Reiki Practitioner/Master or Energy Healer. But self-healing is highly recommendable. =)

      It also encourages us to take responsibility which would be fantastic for this world.