Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’re probably thinking about ways to stay healthy. Masks? Vitamins? Storing food for a quarantine? Canceling travel? Buying gallons of hand sanitizer? Let’s take a breath.
The best defense against illness is having a strong immune system. (And second best is washing your hands – of course.)
Here’s something to know, and then something that can help.
What is the biggest way to have a compromised immune system? Stress. Let me say it again, slower. S-T-R-E-S-S.
Stress affects the body, increasing stress hormones and putting healing on the back burner as the body puts survival first, healing later. The body is designed to respond to stress as if it’s being chased by a bear. Survive first, heal later.
One of the biggest causes of stress is fear. And, if you have spent even five minutes online lately, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of fear going around right now. Fear causes stress. Stress weakens the immune system. Weakened immune systems leave people vulnerable to illness.
So, let’s start with having a strong immune system, because that is the best way to avoid getting sick. That means, changing our stress response to a healing response in our own bodies. This is something that we can control!
One of the biggest benefits to knowing Reiki is having a tool to use to increase relaxation, which relieves stress and causes the body to be flooded with healing hormones – the ones that bring the immune system to its peak performance! Self healing with Reiki daily can actually help protect you against disease.
You can also receive Reiki from a Reiki practitioner. And that is also really great, whether you are a practitioner or not, getting Reiki from another is like getting a cleaning at the dentist vs brushing your teeth. Both are good. Both are considered important.
Anyone can learn Reiki who wants to. And this tool, once learned, is yours for a lifetime. It’s easy to learn. It takes minutes to practice. And it creates a huge benefit to your health and well-being.
Plus, once you know Reiki, you can offer it to others either as a friendly family member or friend, or as a professional. Reiki takes you places! Or, as one of my students says, “Reiki changes things.” It is a game-changer.
Last week I mentioned that I’m also giving away four videos that explain what Reiki really is, how intention works, how intuition works, and what chakras are (plus two word phrases to remember them!) Yes, I said giving away – that means no cost! I really want you to understand this stuff because it will open big doors for you.
Go to practicalreiki.org/intro to get those videos.
AND, I’d love to invite you to join the new Practical Reiki group on Facebook, where I can answer all of your questions about Reiki, and we can share so much!
Request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicalreiki/
To your health!