The Healing Energy of Reiki
By Katy Agro Myers
As moms, we're busy. We're constantly thinking (and overthinking) about all the things. The schedule, the meal planning, the laundry that needs to be done. Homework, our kids grades, work. What spirit days are coming up, did we order the smiley grams, is our PTA job up to date. The list is endless. But when do we think about ourselves???? I'm terrible at this. I'm going to be honest with you. I've been burying a lot of feelings lately. Not taking care of my mental health. And a few weeks, it snuck up on me. I had several days when I could feel the tightness in my chest. My emotions were bubbling on the surface and I knew it was a matter of time before I lost it. I was yelling at my kids. I was not being nice to my husband. Worst of all, I hated myself for all of it. The guilt was swallowing me.
I saw an ad for Reiki with Robin at The Parlor and it peaked my interest. I googled "Reiki" and saw words like "healing" and "ridding of negative energy." I still really didn't understand what reiki is, but those sure sounded like things I needed! I booked an appointment immediately.
When I arrived at The Parlor for my appointment with Robin, I immediately felt welcome. If nothing else, I thought it would be great to just lay still, enjoy the quiet, disconnect from the world and meditate. And I did that - but it was SO much more. I had the Reiki with Bodywork which meant that Robin preformed some light massage throughout my body. During the hour, I felt some different sensations while she was working. Sometimes heat throughout a part of my body, and sometimes cooling. I saw bursts of colors, but I didn't think anything of it at the time.
But the real magic happened after my session. When Robin and I sat down to chat and she told me what she saw. Without knowing anything about me, she was able to identify parts of my body where I have been having physical problems. Problems that have been weighing on me mentally. She pointed out that there's something going on with my right knee...guys, that is the knee my husband tore his ACL and meniscus in December and is recovering from surgery currently. She told me that she could see guilt wrapped around my neck and throat like a rope that is tying me down. A weight on my chest that she was able to remove and prayed that I would be able to release all of the guilt that was drowning me. Well, that was it. I just cried and cried. But you know what else? I felt lighter. The weight that had been sitting on my chest. It was gone. My mental load and all of the things weighing on my mind, they didn't go away, but I finally felt like I was in control again and not that I was seconds from my life falling apart.
Robin is a gifted reiki practitioner and boy, do I feel blessed that she shared her gift of healing with me. I cannot wait to go back and do it again this month and see what else she helps me discover about myself.
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