Reiki meditation is a wonderful therapeutic healing energy that the whole family can enjoy. In fact, it is something that you can involve your children in from an early age. When you learn about the uses of Reiki, it teaches you and your children the merits of discipline and it also opens your minds to the prospect of healing. That healing may be in the form of a physical transformation, or it may be a healing of emotions. The emotions play a huge part on the health and well-being of the physical body and very often there may be no direct physical cause for a certain complaint, and it can be traced to a psychological origin.
Reiki Meditation For The Whole Family
This is where Reiki meditation can help, particularly where children are concerned. Generally, children are more accepting and open minded to treatment as they do not have a lifetime of prejudices and opinions to fight against, and this makes them prime candidates for creating their own self healing. If taught well, Reiki meditation is something they can do on a regular basis and this will help to ensure they can weather any storm.
Depression is an ever increasing modern ailment and many sufferers feel they are stuck in a downward spiral with it. However, although there are lots of pills and potions and medication that your doctor can prescribe, these are generally not effective in actually treating depression; they simply hold your mind in a kind of stasis until it can kickstart itself into the proper pattern of thinking and judgment.
No doctors ever cure depression. It seems that more and more children are being diagnosed with depression and are being treated according to modern convention. This seems to be quite an anomaly as children have a natural energy and curiosity. It is a natural cycle for emotions and feels to take a downturn at times and this can be misinterpreted as depression. Being fed up is natural at times, but this should never be construed as depression.
Children are being exposed to more and more adult themes than they used to, and these include adult feelings and emotions being shown on the television. In fact, children are more aware of the adult world than they used to be. Unfortunately they are not equipped to deal with these kinds of theses and this confusion can lead to phobias, fears and anxiety that should not be present. It is important to restrict the kind of viewing children have access to. This is not to induce a kind of “Polyanna – all is right in the world” outlook, but simply because their immaturity and lack of experience and understanding makes it impossible for them to deal with.
Taking time out to meditate with your child, whether at home or even as a group at your yoga class at the gym, is a good example of how to help them create their own solutions to issues. Meditation can give extra perception and insights, even at a child’s level, and this can help them to see through any dark thoughts. If you suspect your child may be depressed then using Reiki meditation with them will help to remove the darkness.
You can choose to invent a scenario that you know your child loves and include in this a healing element. For example, if your child likes mermaids, you can create a scenario under the sea. Include a cave or a dark place in the scenario (to represent the mind) and include some kind of a rescue that needs to be made to free someone or something from the cave – perhaps a mermaid queen. When the rescue takes place, you should ensure you include lights and sparkles, celebrations, happy noises and dancing to lighten the energies and the mind.
This association helps your child to “fix” to the positive outcome. You can invent different scenarios and have a regular Reiki meditation evening. If you have more than one child of different age groups, you should use imagery that will appeal to both. Ensure the language you use is not technical and allow the meditation to move at its own pace. Do not talk continuously, as your child or children need to have some space to create the solution themselves.
In addition, you should make suggestions as your child may find it difficult to rigidly stick to every detail of a story you have compiled, and this will defeat the object if they cannot imagine exactly what you dictate, so keep your language fluid and a little vague. Now, that’s what I called creative parenting!
This post was written by guest blogger Sam Walters from Family Wellness Fargo. Sam has written numerous articles on topics like Reiki, Tai Chi and family activities.