When it comes to losing weight, it’s safe to say that spiritual healing methods probably won’t spring to mind as the first place to seek help. In a world that often makes it far too easy to over-indulge and neglect our health, many people consider themselves to have a weight problem.
Most, if they feel the need to take action at all, turn to the usual methods such as diet and exercise – which is great, but so often these fail to fix the problem.
Of course, there are now gadgets that claim to help remove excess weight, but these aren’t for everyone if they work at all. Some severe cases even require surgery, with varying degrees of success.
What causes weight issues?
It is an established fact that stress, depression, and anxiety can all be linked to weight problems. When your mind suffers, your self-worth is affected, and you are more likely to neglect your health or seek solace in comfort-eating and junk foods.
Yes, some problems are genetic and hereditary but can still be worsened by stress and low self-esteem.
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Being overweight can bring with it a whole host of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. So, it really makes sense to look into ways of reducing your weight and avoiding obesity as much as possible.
A lot of methods don’t work for some, or don’t fully deal with the problem, but many people are now discovering that reiki can provide a safe, effective and completely natural means of weight loss.
How does Reiki help?
First and foremost, it is important to realize that this will not be a quick fix. You won’t be leaving after one session and heading straight to the stores to buy a whole new wardrobe, as your clothes are now too big.
It doesn’t work like that, and it would probably be very bad for you if it did. You will need to make a commitment to attend several sessions, as this is a journey, not only in a physical sense but also emotionally and spiritually.
A spirit, with a body.
Secondly, remember that everything is energy – you, the food you eat, and all the things you see around you. What you put into your body in terms of food, effectively becomes your body – as the old saying goes, “You are what you eat”.
Whilst this is true, it is vital to remember that you are not just a body. In fact, you are a spirit, with a body. The two are meant to work together, and when they don’t do this we encounter problems that often express themselves in physical ways.
The sessions, as well as helping you lose weight physically, will also probably help you lose weight emotionally.
A lot of folks don’t realize just how important it is to have a healthy mind as well as a healthy body, and we gather an awful lot of negative baggage that hangs around in the depths of our inner being.
If you have read this far, it is safe to say you have a fairly open mind about reiki, and that is something that you will need should you commit to a series of sessions.
This will be a partnership between you and your practitioner, they will need to know that you are willing to accept the advice and healing they are offering you.
Before you begin, the practitioner will ask a lot of questions. They need to know a bit about you before starting treatment, which will help guide them to the areas they feel they need to focus on.
As you may know, the main, immediate effect of reiki is to allow relaxation of the mind and the body, which is both welcome and enjoyable. But this in itself won’t bring results, to begin with- though it will help you tremendously.
As sessions continue, you may find that your sleep patterns improve. You are not as stressed (or that you cope better with the stresses of daily life) and you feel more awake. This is because you are becoming more balanced – which is the absolute essence of this method of healing.
Your chakras, which had been blocked or hindered by stresses, problems, and pain (both physical and emotional), are beginning to work correctly. Allowing the energies to flow as they should. Your mind, body, and spirit are working together.
As a result, your hormones will also find balance, and your body will begin to work more efficiently.
Most importantly, in relation to weight loss – your digestive and endocrine systems operate better, allowing food to be processed properly and waste products removed quickly.
A properly functioning endocrine system means that your weight will be better regulated, and you’ll see the results on your set of weighing scales.
Reiki sessions, by removing those blockages that were caused by emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma, gradually raise your self-esteem once again. You will be more inclined to look after yourself and pay more attention to the sort of fuel you are putting into your body. And your body will thank you for it.
Don’t give up!
Millions of people every year decide to start a diet to lose weight. The majority of them stop soon after or find that they put the weight back on as soon as they start eating normally. Reiki sessions can definitely help with weight loss in most cases – but it will require dedication.
The good news is that once you get into it, you’ll find that because your mind is more balanced and you feel much happier, your willpower is stronger. You will be better equipped to turn away from the temptations that plagued you before and commit to a healthier lifestyle.
It will do you no harm at all to continue reiki sessions once you have lost weight. In fact, by continuing the sessions, especially when combined with yoga, and choosing healthier foods, you will find that your life will change for the better.
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