Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Perfect Couple: Reiki and Cancer Patients By Allison Brooks When undergoing cancer treatment it can be beneficial to consider complementary therapies which can help ease some of the symptoms felt when undergoing treatment. So often in Western medicine the main focus is so strongly on the body itself that all spiritual and emotional aspects of the body and mind are left to the wayside. Utilizing a therapy like Reiki alongside modern western medicine has shown to do wonders in improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Many patients use Reiki to unblock and free up the energy paths in the body. By relieving any energy blockages, the body’s natural healing processes are accelerated. This released energy also soothes cancer patients during troubling times. Stimulated senses help relieve pain, reduce and stress, and improve well-being. With a positive energy-renewal, the body can fight cancer with full force. There is no lack of or negative energy to thwart any healing process. The non invasive nature of Reiki is also welcome change among cancer patients. After days upon days of poking and prodding, a friendly Reiki session is relaxing. After a Reiki session, patients claim to have experienced fewer side effects from cancer treatments and feel more alive and awakened. A sense of control can also be gained by patients when a Reiki practitioner teaches them how to self-treat. This allows a person to gain a sense of power and self-confidence when he/she may think their life is out of their hands. With all these great benefits, why would someone not want to compliment their cancer treatments with Reiki? While there are not many solid scientific studies done on the benefits of Reiki, there are numerous accounts of cancer patients who have greatly benefitted from this practice. Cancer patients of all sorts practice Reiki to better survivability. It has been noticed that patients with cancers with poor life expectancies like pancreatic cancer, or mesothelioma, adopt Reiki or another complimentary therapy early on in treatment. Many doctors agree that Reiki and other alternative therapies are wonderful tools, on the road to recovery. Why not open up and release what’s naturally there to help you? Become one with your body, mind, and spirit.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
BRAIN AND MEDITATION So if you want to develop bigger muscles and stronger bones, you pump iron. But what do you do to build a bigger brain? Meditate. Research has confirmed the beneficial aspects of meditation. In addition to having better focus and control over their emotions, many people who meditate regularly have reduced levels of stress and bolstered immune systems. These are about meditation changing the actual structure of the brain. In an article in the Jan. 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Â researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Four Principles of Spirituality The First Principle states: "Whomsoever you encounter is the right one" This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation. The Second Principle states: "Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened" Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no "If only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different…". No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego. The Third Principle states: "Each moment in which something begins is the right moment" Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin. The Fourth Principle states: "What is over, is over" It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on. Think it is no coincidence that you're here reading this. If these words strike a chord, it's because you meet the requirements and understand that not one single snowflake falls accidentally in the wrong place! Be good to yourself. Love with your whole being. Always be happy. Lastly – Live Life as It comes. Accept all that happens in Your Life every moment of your Existence. This is True Spirituality.