Healing Trauma Thru Reiki
Regular Reiki healing opens our energy up, and slowly starts to unearth suppressed events. Sometimes, people are led to therapists to draw them out, but usually it happens through life situations, where old fears and memories surface and make the present challenge harder.
Why is something traumatic?
We all go through difficult situations, but some incidents continue to hurt for long after the incident is over. Life – or energy – is healing. When we cringe and refuse to feel intense emotions that life throws at us, we take life away from that situation, creating a void. This lack of energy settles as a block in our system, resurfacing every once in a while, asking for healing. It may even manifest as a physical disease or an accident, if the suppression is too intense.
The three types
If you look back at your life, the painful incidents that still sting, form one type of trauma. It often gets triggered as a dull ache in the background every once in a while. Unless the pain is too strong, it is usually possible to heal this by oneself.
The second is the sort of memories that were painful, but faded as circumstances changed, and are now more or less forgotten, bringing very little pain when remembered. Pain still exists in the deeper layers of the subconscious. These are usually easy to deal with, and heal faster than the other types.
The third category are the incidents that your subconscious has totally wiped out from your memory.This usually surfaces when we start our inner journeys and start unraveling the mind. When triggered, it can almost cause a sort of stupor, drowning a person in a wide range of emotions. It can sometimes take weeks or months to heal, and may sometimes involve a period when it is fairly hard to function normally. Usually it is a good idea to take the help of a therapist if you are trying to resolve this sort of trauma.
Healing the pain
Own up: Before beginning the healing, it is helpful to bring the center of focus back to ourselves. Often, we blame others for our pain. The important step here is to take ownership of the pain and understand that it is ours to fix.
Recreate: Start the process by recollecting and reliving the incident as if it was happening right now. Allow yourself to feel all the emotions that the situation makes you feel.
Relax into it: Our normal reaction to unpleasant emotions is resistance. Think of your pain as a swimming pool, and imagine you are standing in it. Relax into your pain. Bring your awareness to your body and see if there is any tension in any part, and let that part slowly relax. It is OK to feel this pain. Follow this up with your daily self-healing practice, starting from the root or feet, and going upwards to the crown. Make sure you heal front as well as back chakras.
If the emotions get too intense anytime during this process, join your fingertips and breathe powerfully for about 20 seconds. More about this process here.
Repeat this process everyday until there is no emotional and physical pain left.
Sleep on it: Every night when you go to sleep, you can mentally request your higher self to prioritize this healing and heal you throughout the night. This must not be done if you have important events the next day, as you might not always feel well-rested when you wake up.
Watch the timing: Healing trauma can sometimes bring up suppressed pain. Even if this is not the case, the body needs rest when it is being healed, so if it is possible to choose a time to heal, pick one when you are not tied up with a lot of commitments.