Let us talk about pain. Sometimes, a new client will arrive for a Reiki session to help them relax or counteract the toll that anxiety has on their body, mind, and soul. As part of my intake procedure, I ask many questions to refine their emotional imbalance need down to a core issue. Emotional pain can often relate to a body part.
- Fear is in the knees,
- decision making is in the ankles,
- ego pressure shows up in the elbows,
- spine is about support,
- the neck is usually about the will,
- shoulders are about carrying burdens.
Let’s say that a person comes in with a chronic back issue. After a bit of conversation, it turns out that they are also in a relationship where they feel unsupported- materially, emotionally, financially or any other definition of support. No matter how many chiropractic treatments, massages, or physical therapy, the pain always returns. During this conversation, I usually tune into many different layers relating to the pain they are looking to release. This level of detail is incredibly important because the treatment always fits the cause. A physical cause will heal through a physical means. Emotional pain in joints is always treatable in an emotional way. As the conversation continues, the treatment unfolds.
As a child, we have the crying mechanism to recover from all types of pain. This natural release is not always necessary as an adult. Don’t get me wrong. Crying happens when certain issues and memories flood into focus. I use modalities that are appropriate for each case such as Active Memory Technique from BodyTalk, yogic breathing techniques, and Ho’oponopono from Hawaiian Kahuna practice. The particular therapy seems not to be as important as the fact that the mind and the heart have done something in the direction of healing. I like to call this a “permission slip” to quote one of my favorite gurus. Emotional people cry, intellectuals need to talk and reason, and kinesthetic people usually need a hug. We are all a combination of these personality types.
The emotional heart can heal and forgive almost anything if it is relied upon to function as a release mechanism. No matter what we have experienced, the heart will keep on beating.