As I started my Reiki experience after the death of my father, I know that Reiki is the most HELPFUL and COMFORTING THERAPY for GRIEF ever!
Comforting because it makes griefing and mourning “legal” and allows the client to show and release all the sadness and desperation. Whereas in our Western culture most people tend to acknowledge physical wounds but neglect emotional ones. There were times when it was expected that a family goes into mourning for at least a year after the death of someone close, but today you hear neighbours, friends and even relatives saying:”Come on, get over it! Life goes on!”.
But losing somebody very close often means losing part of the soul and psychatrist Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross discovered FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF in her research on death and dying:
There will be times all of the thoughts and emotions will be mixed together or piled on another. There will be times all of the thoughts and emotions are overwhelming at the same time or in quick succession. And there could be times one of the stages is present for a matter of weeks or even months. And everybody is different, goes through the stages in a different way and needs a different time to get to the stage of ACCEPTANCE and finally HEALING.
The two most important values and strengths in life are FAITH and HOPE. Faith means to belief into a HIGHER POWER (Spirit, God, Buddha, Allah etc.) and its GUIDANCE and it means to stay connected to it through PRAYER and MEDITATION. This again leads to hope and hope means HEALING.
REIKI helps the client to release the mixed emotions and calm down the thoughts. It helps to relax the body to let go the muscle tensions. It often makes it possible for the client to have a dream or vision about the lost person being safe and happy surrounded by a bright divine light. And it’s possible to send important affirmations through the Reiki SYMBOLS, likeI deeply and completely accept myself with all my sadness, tears and desperation I allow myself to go through all the stages of grief knowing that’s a natural process I’m going easy on myself and take the time I need to recover without guilt
Those affirmation can be tapped with EFT of course. And after the two first Reiki treatments it is very helpful for the clients to let them know about this wonderful technique for EMOTIONAL FREEDOM and show them how to use it at home.
The following TESTIMONIAL comes from one of my clients who became a very good friend meanwhile:Monika Lux is an angel – My experience with EFT and Reiki Treatment. My problem was GRIEF because of the loss of my partner after 38 years. This grief had my mind in many states including: FEAR of my future, ANGER at God and some people, CONFUSION, memory problems, FEELINS of ABANDONMENT by people I thought were my friends or my family and HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. Thanks to some very close friends who helped to guide me through the hardest days and thanks to Monika Lux who finally guided me through EFT sessions and the relaxing treatments of REIKI! My first REIKI Session: I was not sure of what to expect as I layed on the firm but very comfortable Reiki bed, candles were burning and a faint smell of incense in the air. I was made comfortable and I asked what I was to think about. Monika told me to try to just relax, close my eyes and not to think about anything in particular. So, I tried to think of nothing – not possible. Low soothing music playing, very relaxing; I was still trying to clear my mind – not working. Suddenly I feel acute pain in my left wrist and ankle at the same time (both had old injuries), but the pain went away as fast as it had occured. The next thought was that I had finally achieved the state of no thoughts, when my brain started to get all sorts of thoughts from what seemed to be outside of my own brain. This occured momentarily. Then my thought was normal again. My next awareness was that I was able to feel my heart beating in my chest and I could hear it in my ears. The session took an hour and after this Reiki Treatment I felt more relaxed than I have ever felt before in my life. I enjoyed some more Reiki Sessions after this first one – Thank you and angels to Monika