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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last week, I took a Level 3 Healing Touch class. Healing Touch is a form of energy medicine which I am incorporating into my nursing practice. Last fall, one Healing Touch practitioner told me that I wasn't grounded. She said that if I worked on grounding myself, I might be better able to lose weight. She reminded me that as a nurse, I am often putting others before me. The more I thought about it, the more it resonated with me. As the oldest daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a nurse-I am always putting other people's needs above mine own.
I began to think about this and ponder it. I have started doing a daily meditation and chakra clearing. I began to find that if I skipped it, I began to feel out of control of my situation. One day, in particular, it was raining and dreary. I had this urge all day to just eat out of control and instead of doing that, I began to think about why I felt this way. I then realized that I hadn't done my chakras for several days and that I wasn't grounded. Thus, I have been faithful ever since.
Fast forward to last week- this instructor implored the importance of self-care and said to repeat after her, "After me, anyone can come first." At first, I laughed, as did everyone else. Then as she explained how we aren't helpful to anyone if we are no good to ourselves. So, that is my new mantra that I carry forward with me. "After me, anyone can come first."
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  • REENYBEANS
    Healing Touch uses a variety of techniques, but from what I understand, it is similar to Reiki.
    2591 days ago
  • DWROBERGE
    Keep focused for success.
    2591 days ago
  • MOTHEPRO
    Very interesting! Thanks for the link.
    2591 days ago
  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    The link didn't work because of the left bracket BR right bracket at the end (which I can't copy in the way it looks here, because SparkPeople doesn't want HTML code in here.) I just pasted it in, and then went to the URL and deleted those last 4 characters so that the URL ended as ....connection.pdf and it loads up fine.

    This kinda reminds me of a yoga like "connection" thing I saw a few years ago, that has been used successfully with autistic kids - can't remember the exact name of it now. My printer won't print now, so I have saved it to print later.

    Is this energy healing same as Reiki?

    Thanks!

    Julia
    (I have to take the brackets out - I got this error message:
    "Please remove any profanity or HTML from your comment."

    2591 days ago
  • REENYBEANS
    Thanks, everyone. Here is a very simple self-chakra connection. I like to do it before bedtime because it really relaxes me and helps me to sleep better. Try to do each position for at least 30 seconds.
    http://www.healingbeyondborders
    .com/images/pdfs/SelfCareForms/
    self%20chakra%20connection.pdf<
    BR>
    If that link doesn't work-it's healingbeyondborders.com then click on education, then on self care forms, then self chakra connection.
    2591 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12242035
    I have a chakra meditation book/guide I need to spend more time with. It's so easy to put stuff like that last. I was thinking about taking the morning yoga class that my gym offers on Tuesdays, as well.
    2591 days ago
  • LORI2562
    Very interesting! I am going to have to do a little research and find out what chakras are.

    I like your mantra plan and wish you all the best going forward!

    Thanks for sharing!
    2591 days ago
  • FITFRIT
    Wow, as a professional and personal caregiver I can see how this is so important so why is it we don't employ it for ourselves? It's so hard to stop putting others first when u have done it for so long.
    2591 days ago
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