Anxiety,more often than not, is a result of Post Traumatic Stress, and the reason for this is that physical, emotional or spiritual trauma creates an energetic blockage in our body causing us to “react” this way. It sits in our cellular memory.
Many times as a result of this trauma we choose to block out the painful memories rather than want to heal. Then, when later on down the road, we have another situation come up that our body recognizes (that cellular memory), even though we may not consciously remember…it triggers the same kind of feeling in our body. As a result, this unconscious memory brings up the feeling of anxiety from the original instance.
Anxiety can be triggered by a smell associated with the original trauma, a feeling associated with the original trauma, an activity associated with the original trauma, or the sound associated with the original trauma. Our senses can be heightened with anything related to that original trauma, even though we may have “unconsciously” chosen to not remember and just block it out.
I really struggled growing up with my military style but very caring father, who strived for perfection as well as appearances sake…So when I was 5 years old he thought it was time that I learn the alphabet. Every time I had got the alphabet wrong I was smacked across the head and told to start over. It was an event that I would never forget and as a result affected the way I learn tremendously. Feeling very worried that if I didn’t catch on quickly when learning that I was not going to be very well liked or would be punished for it. I was raised growing up to be a people pleaser. As a result, if there was a subject in school that I couldn’t catch onto quickly enough, it caused me great anxiety. It even affected me as an adult learning a new job, or taking on new projects, always causing me great anxiety when things didn’t go very smoothly or I didn’t catch on very easily. I was my own worst enemy. Luckily for me I am a quick learner and for the most part do catch on pretty quickly. But it would be very stressful.
Reiki helped me heal a lot from this trauma… the energy healing was able to “unblock” the trauma from my cellular memory so that I was able to be more “relaxed” about learning. To not feel that anything “bad” was going to happen to me if I made a mistake or catch on quickly enough. I was able to realize that it’s ok, I just needed to keep practicing, get more help, or needed more information to learn what I needed to do and not overreact and beat myself up for being less then perfect.
Once I made the association between my anxiety, where it was coming from, energetically releasing it, then my anxiety was dissipated around learning.
If there is anxiety in your life, look at the root cause… there is trauma around that anxiety rooting from somewhere in your past. The Reiki will/can bring up memories to be released around that original trauma, and that’s ok. We are safe. It can be painful to remember but that’s ok. Acknowledge and learn from that memory. Then we are able to let that go and truly let it go and heal from it. If we have difficulties getting past it, the Reiki helps with the releasing of it. It may take a few sessions to peel away those layers but eventually you will be able to move forward and heal from it. Journalling helped me a lot with getting all the “junk” and obsessive thoughts out of my head. Journalling helped bring clarity around where my anxiety was stemming from because once the “junk” is removed, then the AHA moments come around making it a very liberating experience to truly “heal” and not feel the affects of the original trauma to be begin with. In dealing with this in my clients who came for Reiki, they were then able to motivate themselves to get “unstuck” and as a result face the situations that used to trigger their anxiety attacks. As a result they no longer felt “trapped” in their lives…. they felt liberated and whole again without the debilitating fears associated with the activity.
So when we question why we over react to a situation and have no clue as to why we reacted that way, it’s because of a situation that happened to us earlier in life that traumatized us and as a result we go into “fight or flight” mode so that we “react” rather then consciously “act” regarding a situation.
Being aware of our actions will help our emotional intelligence. When we are emotionally intelligent we are able to keep our “cool” and “act consciously” with thought as to the consequences of our actions. PTSD can prevent us from doing this. Anxiety can prevent us from doing this.
The Reiki provides the tools to remove those layers so that we can get to that calm place again. Removing the stress, feeling lighter about life, being able to live our life knowing that we are all here to learn and heal giving us hope that we can all strive to be better compassionate human beings.