“When my four year old throws a temper tantrum and cannot calm down, I cuddle him and reiki his heart and/or head and he calms down and returns to a pleasant boy in about five minutes. I calm down too, and we can carry on with life. When my kids get ‘growing pains’ in their knees and legs, reiki fixes it in about five minutes.” (Samantha, mother of two)
Chiyoko Yamaguchi’s experience
Quite unthinkably for us today, Chiyoko Yamaguchi brought up her children entirely with Reiki only. In the Yamaguchi household, there was no first aid kit to be found, no creams, bandages, or medicines of any kind. Having grown up in a family of Reiki healers, Chiyoko sensei had experienced the effectiveness of Reiki first hand as a child over and over again. And Reiki is what she used to help her own family when anyone was ill.
Having been a sickly child, Tadao sensei received lots of Reiki from his mother and he believes that this is the reason for his deep affinity with his mother’s healing art and his passion for sharing it with the world.
Reiki may be able help your child with:
* colds, coughs, fever, diarrhea, childhood diseases
* relaxation at bedtime
* cuts, grazes, bruises and sprains
* excema and asthma
* night terrors or fears and worries
* growing pains
* exam nerves
* after effects of bullying
Bringing up our 3 children with Reiki
I have been so impressed over the years with Reiki’s ability to speed up the healing process whenever they had grazed or otherwise injured themselves, and I have been so grateful for the many opportunities when I have had Reiki to help them: when in agony in the middle of the night because of an ear infection, when tired and irritable, for an infected tic bite, when ill with one of the many bugs children pick up, after touching the hot plate, when feeling sad and bereft or otherwise upset…
Children and Medication
Of course, if there are any warning signs of a serious problem, I will always consult a doctor, and I am grateful for their medical knowledge. Happy to learn that the infected tic bite was showing no signs of the more serious Lyme disease (and learning which signs to look out for), I was then content to let Reiki clear the infection in a couple of days unaided by antibiotics. Having experienced many times just how effective Reiki is with infections, I had the confidence to take this decision, but of course I wouldn’t advise you to rely on Reiki only if in any way unsure. Reiki can be used alongside prescribed medication, and still aid the healing process. Sometimes though, in my view, we can be a little too quick to resort to the medicine bottle (for example give paracetamol etc), when the body would actually be better off following its natural healing process. If you are looking for a way of bringing up your children with minimal use of drugs only when necessary, I can highly recommend Reiki.
Training parents and carers in Reiki
Learning Reiki not only gives you invaluable tools to comfort your children when they are ill or have injured themselves, it can also bring wonderful closeness between you and your child. (Giving Reiki at bedtime is great for relaxation and bonding).
It am so grateful to be able to do something practical and effective when one of my children is ill.
Read this very touching blog post about how my colleague, Mari Okazaki, was able to help her baby daughter with severe exzema, giving Reiki to her digestive system.
Photo credit: Zlatica Retzler