Maybe you treasure her influence or maybe it feels more like influenza.
Regardless, she’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Unwrapping your mother’s gifts with Reiki
Having trouble unwrapping your mother’s gifts? Try giving a Reiki treatment to your mom.
Not possible? Offer one to a mom or caregiver you know.
Still coming up empty? Offer a Reiki treatment to any woman and dedicate it to your mother.
Or offer a Reiki treatment to yourself.
Reiki mama, mother yourself
Sometimes self care is the most courageous act you can take. This might seem especially poignant for Reiki mothers and caregivers. (Going forward, every use of “mother” also refers to caregivers. Not everyone who mothers is a mother.)
As a mother, it’s easy to pit your self care against the care of your family. That’s wrong understanding.
Think about it. Remember how profoundly Reiki practice refreshes your state, how quickly it opens your heart to the love that sometimes seems trapped inside.
Keeping love imprisoned in your heart is not a good state for a Reiki mother to live in, is it? As a mom, you don’t want to wear your heart on your sleeve, but you also don’t want it locked up.
Part of your job as a mother is to keep your state balanced so your heart stays strong and open.
Your Reiki self care supports you and everyone who depends on you for anything. Your self care carries you through life’s highs and lows, gains and losses.
Defy the obstacles, practice gratitude
Please keep in mind that most mothers are not Reiki mothers.
If you are Reiki trained, self care is easier for you than it is for other people. No matter the lineage or practice style, your Reiki training has placed self care literally in the palm of your hand. All you have to do is bend your elbow.
A mother’s exhaustion — anyone’s exhaustion — can make the yard between your palms and your body seem like miles, but you know self practice is simply not that hard. And it gets easier the moment you connect hands to body. Out of gratitude for your Reiki practice, practice self Reiki now.
Today only, right this moment, defy the obstacles and take better care of yourself.
That’s where real change begins. That’s how you can melt effortlessly into the stream of pure love your heart calls “Mother.”
Healing our mama wounds with Reiki practice
Don’t honor your mother for her sake; do it for your sake.
If you’re a mother, you know well how human mothers are, how we sometimes say things we would take back if we could, or make choices we wish we could undo.
Forgiveness is not lowering your expectations. Forgiveness is your determination to see love’s perfection even as it takes on the apparent flaws needed to become human.
Honoring your Reiki mother and yourself
Do yourself the favor of honoring your mother in any way that is meaningful to you. It can be as simple as pausing for a gratitude moment or extending your hand to a woman in need.
If you can’t give your mother a Reiki treatment, why not offer your gratitude to the primordial mother, the source of all life, in any form that is meaningful to you — Mother Earth, Mother Mary, Mother Divine, Mother Source. Fill in the blank as you will and get started.
Create a loving relationship with that which gives and sustains life. Imagine your mother as a manifestation of profound generosity. How does that affect your state?
Love is truth
You might have some very real negative feelings towards your mother. Don’t suppress them. Rather, feel them while in the safety of your Reiki hands, in the context of the primordial mother’s love.
Release your anger, worry and sorrows to that unending stream of renewal.
Daily self practice opens your heart to gratitude, generosity and true happiness. You experience mother’s love and so much more. With consistent self practice, you come to know you are Mother and every day is Mother’s Day.
All of us benefit when every day is Mother’s Day.
Taking better care of ourselves, the women we know, and all women helps our world move closer to one in which everyone feels safe and is safe.
And if your mom is anything like mine, she’ll be showering you with blessings, endless blessings you can feel.
Have you had a Reiki moment with your mother? Please share it in a comment below.
Caring for women with cancer
Each Spring, the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan offers a precious half day of pampering, self care education and a healthful, delicious meal to women addressing breast or ovarian cancer.
The event is a precious day of community service to anyone who practices Reiki at any level, from any lineage or practice style.
Will you be in the NYC area on Sunday, June 23, 2019? Eighty women will be waiting to put themselves in your hands.
You’ll offer your Reiki hands wordlessly with a partner to women on one of 20 Reiki treatment tables, women who likely have never had a Reiki treatment and never would if not for your hands.
We practice four rounds of treatment with a break for lunch provided by the JCC in the middle.
You’ll be forever changed by what you experience in this day of community service, not only by the women you serve, but also by realizing what a beautiful community you are part of.
Coming in-person & online Reiki events
WRITE REIKI Dive deep into your practice and discover your own Reiki words in this online, interactive program June 14-28
INVITING HAPPINESS: Reiki Precepts Retreats in Toronto May 26 and New York City July 27-28
SECRETS OF A MEDICAL REIKI MASTER in Paris June 12 and Lyon July 4
COMMUNICATE REIKI to EVERYONE in Brighton, England July 10
HEART of PRACTICE REIKI RETREAT in MEXICO January 25-February 1, 2020
Develop healthy, compassionate boundaries
BLESSED BOUNDARIES RETREAT at the bucolic Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. Open to everyone, whether or not you practice Reiki. October 6-11.