Reiki for Traumatic Events

The first sentence on my home page at says “Reiki is the art of inviting tranquility and happiness into your body, mind, and spirit.” This is especially true in times of stress due to unexpected events. As a Reiki Practitioner, I am able to calm myself with a touch of my hand. Last Saturday my brother-in-law went into Cardiac Arrest while in the hospital to deal with organ rejection from his recent kidney and pancreas transplant surgery. We weren’t expecting that to happen,  and had high hopes for a full recovery. Now he’s in a coma and the prognosis is not good for him ever coming out of it.

So I give myself Reiki every day, and make sure I give Reiki to my husband as well. I’ve emailed my Reiki Master, and fellow practitioners in the area, and I know they are doing what they can to help. Remembering the precepts in times of trouble helps as well. There are so many things to worry about, so many things to be angry about, it’s so easy to lose your focus that it just seems so overwhelming. Then I take a moment, and lay my hands on my torso and think about the precepts…calm and peace come to me for a while again then. I also can send Reiki to all the family, and to my Brother-in-law when I’m there or when I’m home.

Reiki provides a peaceful oasis in the midst of chaos at times like these. With so many decisions that need to be made, it helps me make them from a place of calm rather than a place of fear or anger.

Five Spiritual Precepts

Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.

The five spiritual precepts have been handed down from Mikao Usui as a part of the oral tradition of the Usui System, and they keep me centered when the whole world is in turmoil. Because of the relaxing nature of Reiki, I have found it extremely helpful to do a session before I go to bed, so I can get a much more restful sleep during the night. My family needs me right now, and I have to be strong and healthy for them too.

6 thoughts on “Reiki for Traumatic Events”

  1. Afternoon Beth~

    My God…what would we do without REIKI?

    It’s times such as this, that Reiki “walked me” through the experience – it was my ONLY support at the time.

    And yet it was DURING those times…that I felt it’s tremendous power and love!

    I will continue to send you and your family much love and support…through Reiki.

    Bless you Beth!

    Be well,

  2. My love and support flows to you Beth. May it strengthen your nightly reiki sessions so that you recharge during your slumber… and subsequently, illumine the hearts of your loved ones with your strong heart and healthy spirit during the day.

  3. I’m sorry to hear of your Brother-in-Law’s passing and I’m glad you have Reiki and lots of support from other Reiki practitioners to help ease the trauma at this time.

  4. Beth,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. You have my support and my concern, plus rotw for you and your family.

    All the best,

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