After me

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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    Healing Touch uses a variety of techniques, but from what I understand, it is similar to Reiki.
    2591 days ago
    Keep focused for success.
    2591 days ago
    Very interesting! Thanks for the link.
    2591 days ago
    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?


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

    2591 days ago
    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.
    If that link doesn't work-it's then click on education, then on self care forms, then self chakra connection.
    2591 days ago
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    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
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    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
    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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