My reiki journey continues alongside domestic life, and I am noticing very definite distinctions in my behaviour, my mood, and the way I cope with everyday stress. Before I properly accepted reiki into my life, I would practise meditation sporadically, and while I always sort of knew that I had a very helpful coping mechanism at my disposal, I just didn’t take the time to use it. Now, I accept when I need to take a step back.
Take last weekend as an example. My husband had worked all week, returning late home every day, and then he decided that he needed to work overtime on both Saturday and Sunday. It is an ongoing cause of stress and discord for me, since I feel abandoned and alone with our children while he buries himself in work. A familiar story, and I won’t bore you with the details. Anyway, instead of wallowing in self-pity at home and focusing only on the fact that he wasn’t there, I took the children to stay with family, and we had a fun weekend.
I came home completely exhausted, and I was relieved to send the children to school and preschool on Monday. Sometimes, I just need a break. Alone time is a rare occurrence just lately, because my three-year-old has become a little limpet, to the point where she appears in my bed every night without fail, just after I go to sleep. Thanks to my reiki healing, and the ongoing practise of self care and attention that I enforce, I am better equipped to cope with the stress of being a housewife with an absent husband. And I can keep in mind the reasons why we do what we do.
Merry Spring Equinox, my friends!
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