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Reiki and health problems

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:23pm
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From: carol gent
To: Lydia Smith-Lenardson
Aloha lydia,

Thanks for replying to my EMail.  Good to hear from you. You sound amazingly busy! I have some health issues too and was wondering because you have all your qualifications and experience do you mind if I ask you a question that has been bothering me for a while now?? Could you tell me can I be a true Reiki Master and have health "problems" is this not a contradiction in terms?
I love the idea of Hawaii, the weather, the sea I would love to visit someday, the climate here has never really suited me for some reason although it is beautiful where I live.
I did a little, a very little kung fu as a teenager and am currently enjoying a yoga course after luckily finding a fantastic teacher. 
Love,  Carol

From: Lydia Smith-Lenardson
To: carol gent
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:07:28 PM
Subject: Reiki and health problems

Hi Carol,
I'm sorry to have taken so long to reply.  Actually, I thought I did until today when I realized that I hadn't.
Anyhow, to answer your question about being a Reiki master while having health problems.  It would seem to be a contradiction to be a healing master and still have health issues.  But, remember that we are still human beings who are just beginning to acknowledge that we are, in truth, spiritual beings occupying a biological form that is prone to illness and death.  Being a Reiki master or a healer of any kind means that we are people who are in a process of becoming more than we are at the present moment.  That process begins with our own healing crises of clearing away the rubble and ruin that we've laid under before we can see, feel and know the light.  And that process teaches us how to heal ourselves so we can assist others to do the same.
I've been told that the most gifted healers usually became so because of a traumatic incident or health crisis.  Most people learn best by experiencing challenges to their beliefs and abilities and not just by reading a lot of books or watching videos.
Perhaps something a shaman teacher had taught me might help you understand what appears to be a contradiction:

A series of shamanic deaths must be experienced and conquered at the start of this path.  This is where we learn about protection, discernment and strengthening self. Normally these battles are fought with the help of gifted healers and shamans. The finest shamans in our world today are those repaired ‘wounded’ healers who have walked the path of death and rebirth, destroying all the shadows that block inner clarity. Once a person has experienced and triumphed on this hard fought road to wholeness and wellness, it becomes easy to assist others in doing the same. When you have recognized and healed the darkness within your self, it becomes simple to see this darkness in others and diagnose it accurately.

Let me know if that helps.  It's an interesting question, perhaps you have more, I like having conversations about such things.
with love, light, and lotsa hugs,

There is no word for Goodbye
We just say 'a hui hou aku no' (Hawaiian), or 'ma uriul' (Palauan)
That means 'until we meet again'
We never leave each other.
When does your mouth say goodbye to your heart?


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