Reiki reflection papers were moving, insightful, considered, and enlightening. Students wrote that at the first class they were: scared, doubtful, and skeptical. By the last class they were feeling vibrations, feeling too relaxed to move, and seeing humans as energy.
Life is rough. Tough. Too much to do, too many people expecting too much, too much homework, scary tests, sick people who might die. This is what I hear from my students. They're stressed out, overwhelmed, freaking out, getting sick.
So I tell them:
Put your feet up. Get comfy. Close your eyes.
Imagine you're floating up out of your body. Look down at that stressed self. Float higher.
Float over to the beach. Think about how many drops of water there are in the ocean.
Float back to your body.
Eyes closed, wonder what you're supposed to learn from this situation.
What's the lesson here?
Life is rough? Good! Time to learn something.
Look for a pattern. Make a change.
It's June 1 in Maine, rainy and 47F (8.3C) outside, 62 inside. Cold. I turned on the oven so I can open the door every now and then and blast my face with heat. Sear my eyebrows. Scorch my cheeks. Roast my nose.