Q&A: Could Belly Fat be due to Healing?

Q: I would like to enquire regarding weight around the belly of a Reiki practitioner: could this be energy related or something different?

Weight around the belly would be around the hara, I assume – and this is a clear indicator of taking up pain. If this is you that you’re talking about, look very carefully if you are being sympathetic towards clients – this will lead you to take up their pain, and if you are trying to be a ‘good’ healer by trying to ‘be strong’ for them instead of letting yourself feel the pain you’re feeling for them, then it would become physical baggage and settle either as soft fat all over body, or around the lower belly, both signs of excess water element in the body.

Of course, if you’ve always had belly fat and it isn’t just appearing after you started healing/ teaching, then it is a general tendency to suppress emotional pain. If this has started appearing only after starting to teach/ heal through Reiki, then a deeper look inwards is required, and swimming and spending time in nature would greatly help too.

Author of ‘Healing Through Reiki’, Ashwita learned Reiki in 1997, and started teaching it in 2006. She now incorporates other forms of energy healing, as well as hypnotherapy and past life therapy in her work. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafts, reading and painting.

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