Sunday, November 8, 2009


Well....Maimy has been down in the dumps lately.  She misses Superman, which in any case doesn't make her heart grow makes her angry.  She's overwhelmed and missunderstood.  She has too much to do and very little desire to do it.  I started giving her extra vitamin B and an immune/energy booster drink.....and like anything else that isn't Chinese food.....she didn't respond.  Maimy questioned whether speed would do her any good but Superman said that eventually she would crash and undo any headway she had made.  It didn't seem like a good idea.
Two of my friends happened to tell me about Reiki and emotional healing at the same time.  I'm wondering if they sensed Maimy simmering right under the surface.  I'm not saying that Reiki and emotional healing are the same thing here.  But they both seemed interesting.  As it turned out Reiki was MUCH more afforadable.  As it turned out...Reiki was free.  I could help out someone trying to get certified and I could try to exorcise Maimy.
I made the appointment for later in the afternoon so that I could try to accomplish what I hadn't in the previous that would be anything.  Maimy whined and dragged but I was able to accomplish some laundry and putting away Halloween decorations.  We dropped the nuggets off with Goose and headed to our first Reiki session.
The Reiki Chick is an R.N. trying to certify in order to use it in conjunction with nursing.  I was hoping for an epiphany.  I was hoping to leave without Maimy.........or at least have her subdued to a coma like state.  We laid on our backs.  We were given the instructions to relax.  We could talk if we desired .......or not.  I didn't want to.  I wasn't sure if Reiki Chick had to concentrate to pick up some kind of signal or what.  As it turns out I think she was rearranging my messed up energy.  She scanned our body without touching us.  Then she began the hour long session by putting her hands on our head.  Now, there I lie, desperate for a good reason to kick back and shut my eyes.  Do you think that I could rest?  No!  For the same reason that I can't sleep, I can't rest motionless.  As soon as the hands touched me, my eyelids began jumping as if Mexican Jumping Beans had slipped in before my eyes shut.  Explosions of purple light burst like grapes on the insides of my eyes.  I began listing the zillion things I still had to do for the rest of the week.  And all the while trying to pretend I am relaxed.  I tried not to move.  I tried not to breath.  I tried REALLY hard not to swallow.  Only when she reached my feet, after nearly an hour, did my thoughts lapse into that strange state right before you fall asleep.
Reiki Chick was not snookered by my attempt at faux relaxation.  She said she could tell I was tense and pretending to relax.  She also said she wondered if I have ever had anything wrong with my throat because she picked up something there.  I think it may have been me trying not to swallow, which made me realize how much I had to swallow.  She also said she kept seeing an apple.  Half of the time I was envisioning me cutting up apples because that is what I had to do as soon as I left and picked up Piglet and Paws.  She also sensed 'Sweetie'.  I think she thought someone must call me that.  Sadly I live in a state of existance where I am only called derivatives of 'Mom'.  I do however call the kids and their friends 'Sweetie'.  Hmm.
I sat up from my session and felt like I had just been awakened mid nap.  I didn't feel clear and my face was SO flushed.
I think there may have been at least a thin sheet of Saran Wrap between Maimy and I.  I didn't holler at the nuggets, finished a ton of laundry, cut up all of my apples, made dip, carpooled, read beddy bye stories.......all in a haze of contentment.  It only lasted until the next day though.
I think I will give it one more try.  Pray for my eyelids to behave themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Amy, I would be very dissapointed in you if you had actually paid for this. I hate to play the cinic, but Reiki is just a hyped-up relaxation technique, and NOT spiritual/emotional "healing". Relaxation IS beneficial in relieving stress, so if somebody can't find any other way to relax, and Reiki does it for them in some kind of placebo way, then more power to them. But you'd probably be better off finding ways that YOU like to relax, like reading a book, taking a hot bath, or getting a break from the kiddos. I completely feel for you. I know first hand what it's like to have your husband gone for extended periods of time. It is ALWAYS stressful to be a single-mommy. But I have faith in your ability to survive. If you believe in telepathy, then I will send you thoughts of strength and inner-peace:)