I have been having a lot of difficulty with my Reiki work. I noticed after the Reiki One class that my fibromyalgia really acted up. I let it go as I practiced but did not get any relief. I worked on my husband and a friend and it got worse. I am taking a break to see what happens. Any suggestions?
Thanks & luv, Nancy
First, I’m sorry to hear that your fibromyalgia is (or was) causing you pain or discomfort, though it can be a good sign that some deeper layers of healing are happening! A couple thoughts I have – one is that the Reiki is bringing it to the forefront to help to release some of what’s at the deeper levels, the pattern levels, that likely were present before you ever had symptoms, so continuing to do Reiki on yourself is what I’d recommend. You might want to try continuing to give Reiki to yourself and abstaining from giving to others to see if that makes any difference.
Sometimes we do have some worsening of symptoms before there’s an improvement. This can be called a “healing crisis”, but I see it as the soul’s way of bringing things to the surface to be healed. In the same way that after a Reiki attunement people may find some friendships that are no longer serving begin to shift (sometimes not so easily) or dissolve, the body’s wisdom will bring out old patterns to be revisited with new resources and energetic support, so they can be healed at deeper levels.
It may be helpful to have a few sessions with another energy worker at this point. Doing self-care and self- treatments with Reiki is essential, and there are times when we need the assistance of someone else, and it’s important to know when that is. There is a whole other layer of surrender and opening we can get to with a treatment just for ourselves, so giving yourself that gift is important.
It’s a good idea to take some time to go inward, with meditation or simply getting quiet and doing some slow breathing, and see if there are any changes you want to make in your life at this point. Let your body talk to you and tell you what it needs. If you’ve been incredibly busy taking care of others for a while, perhaps this is a message from your body that it’s time to rest and take care of yourself.
Reiki doesn’t always relieve symptoms immediately, but it is always working and healing, just not always in ways that are obvious at first! Please let me know how you are doing! I’d really like to hear how I can support you and what insights you are having.
love and blessings, Lucia
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