I've been doing so much personal development work recently - reading new books, taking part in challenges, trying out new treatments for myself (homeopathy and Aura Soma) and it has all combined to produce a massive upleveling in me energetically for the whole of the last month. I feel a bit like an astronaut in a rocket that's just been launched, pinned to the back of her seat by the sheer momentum!
I realised almost immediately in doing this work that I needed to support myself with extra self-care, and self-Reiki treatment. I then got around to thinking how lucky I am that Reiki works just as well with self-treatment as it does on my clients. Think about it, can a massage therapist give themself a high quality massage? Or can a reflexologist get truly comfortable and relaxed when treating their own feet? Whereas I just lie in bed and Reiki myself during my daily meditation... and my weekly yoga nidra... and my regular crystal healing sessions...
When my kids drive me nuts, I put my head in my hands... and the Reiki is flowing.
When I'm queueing, I put my hands on my hips... and the Reiki is flowing.
When I'm watching TV, I let my hands rest on my tummy... and the Reiki is flowing.
When I'm going to sleep at night, I let my hands rest comfortably on myself... and the Reiki is flowing.
Anyone can experience these benefits as soon as they're attuned to Level 1 Reiki. My self-Reiki practice was absolutely instrumental for me in overcoming my chronic health conditions, and I would recommend becoming attuned to Level 1 Reiki for anyone who is struggling to manage a chronic condition, anyone who has mental health difficulties, or just anyone who wants to support their health and wellbeing.
If you want to know more, please just drop me a message. I offer Level 1 courses on a regular basis, the next one is 8th August 2020.
Thinking back to the state I was in 2 years ago, I was exhausted, depleted, confused, stressed, in pain - you name it, if it was negative, I felt it. It was only once I'd had months to rest and recover from my burnout that I realised that it had all come from not listening to my body's signals.
The early warning signs had been there, and I'd not listened. So the Universe made me even more uncomfortable, giving me bigger symptoms in the hope I wouldn't ignore these ones. The only problem was, I had my head totally in the sand. So the Universe kept on pushing, giving me bigger and bigger symptoms until my hand was forced. I couldn't ignore it any longer.
Since my recovery from burnout, I've learnt my lesson on this one and always listen very carefully to my body's early signals. I've now got a heightened sense of self-awareness, and if something is wrong I take early action to correct it. If I feel tired, I'll have an early night that night instead of ignoring the tiredness. If I feel restless, I'll do some exercise or go for a walk instead of ignoring the restlessness. If I feel aches and pains, I ask what the meaning might be and how I can correct it (try searching for 'Louise Hay meaning of', then the body part that hurts. You'll learn LOADS).
I had a brilliant spiritual coaching session this morning, and had a massive breakthrough in realising that I need to give myself permission to express myself more. As soon as I've realised this and taken action on it, the pain that's been building in my shoulders for the last few weeks has gone. It's like the weight of the world has been lifted!
The physical body always reflects what is happening in the etheric body. The question is, are you listening??
Tonight is the strawberry full moon, which means it's the perfect time for cleansing and charging crystals, wands, aura sprays etc, and also a perfect time for releasing rituals.
I like to up my self-care on a full moon, as it's all about releasing what is no longer serving us. Salts bath, exfoliation, journaling and burning rituals are on the agenda today!
Today it's also been a partial lunar eclipse, so for those of us who are energetically sensitive, we can feel that the energy has been... well, a bit weird the last few days. It's time to uplevel and step up our energetic practices, and for me the messages over recent days have been all about putting into practice what I already know.
We're so addicted to learning new things and discovering new practices, then before we've properly learnt one thing, we're onto the next. I for one am slowing down over the next few days, and putting into practice the things I already know, the skills I already have, and properly letting that knowledge and skill seep in on a practical level.
Enjoy the beautiful full moon tonight, and let me know if I can help you with any releasing you need to do. Life coaching and distance healing appointments are available.
This cartoon pretty much sums up my legal career. I couldn’t understand what was happening. I was supposed to be clever (I have a first class Masters degree for God’s sake!), I was working long hours, barely seeing my kids who at that point were 5 and 1, pouring everything I had into trying to make my legal career work.
The problem was, I was pouring from an empty cup. By the time I left the law, my chronic fatigue (ME) had flared up, I was suicidally depressed, I had raging insomnia, I had severe tonsillitis and couldn’t speak, and I had plantar fasciitis in both feet and was struggling to walk. I went to the doctor, who put me on 3 different types of tablets which made me feel worse. The physio who treated my feet told me ‘It’s a good job you’re a human because if you were a horse we’d just put you out of your misery’.
It was only after several months spent recovering that I could accurately analyse what had happened. I was just fundamentally in the wrong career. It didn’t matter how clever I was, how much effort I put in, or how many hours I worked. I was pushing with all my might against a door that opened in the opposite direction.
The solution was a lot of rest, space, soul searching, diligent self-care, and the bravery to stop going in the wrong direction and step into what I was meant to be doing. I love what I do now and will never look back.
Does this resonate for you? Have you ever tried to power through, ignoring your body’s signals, thinking that more effort will get you the results you crave? It doesn’t work, does it?
I’m 2 years up the path in the right direction now, and the doors open much more easily 😀
Comment below or drop me a message if you’d like support in making the life changes you need to make in order to get the health, happiness and results you deserve 💜
I've been thinking today about WHO it is that I help the most. Who I get the best results for. Who are my ideal soul clients who give me the biggest smiles when I see their transformation and how their lives and health have changed for the better.
If you're a woman aged 35-50, working at least part-time, juggling responsibilities caring for your kids or elderly parents (or both!), trying to give the best of yourself to everyone but you feel depleted and are pouring from an empty cup, we need to talk.
If you're stressed, overwhelmed, feeling unfulfilled and 'stuck', struggling with ill health or managing a chronic health condition, we need to talk.
If you feel unheard, unvalued, unloved and unworthy, we need to talk.
If you have a sneaking suspicion that the career you chose is not what you were put on this Earth to do in this life, we need to talk.
If you're ready to make significant changes in your life and want guidance and support from someone who has been there and walked the path ahead of you, then we definitely need to talk.
Maybe only one of the above statements resonates with you. Maybe all of them do. If this speaks to YOU, comment below or message me and we'll book in a free no obligation chat about how I can help you make positive changes 💜
Jen Harle, Reiki Master Teacher and Founder of Real Life Reiki