Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master
Those of you who follow my blogs and journey will know this fact about me; I used to suffer from debilitating migraines. The migraines would have me out of action for a number of days. They were horrendous with the pain incapacitating. I could do nothing but curl up in bed with the curtains drawn, clutching a crystal to my head and praying that Reiki would work its wonders.
Some of you may know that I’m also a ‘survivor’ of depression/PTSD/Anxiety – although I don’t believe these conditions have left me entirely because on the rare occasion I will relapse into a state of deep darkness that I wonder what on earth I’m doing here. It can be overwhelming and so very lonely. Again Reiki has been my saviour.
However the truth be told, Reiki alone hasn’t help me to overcome these issues, although it has done wonders for me! Reiki has helped in so many ways and for that I am forever thankful. I have found something that works hand in hand with Universal Energy that has allowed me to feel better and get back on top. It’s called healthy eating, or rather eating those foods compatible with my body.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” quote: Hippocrates, 460BC
Granted there is no diet that will ease clinical depression and/or migraines entirely and ‘cure’ you for eternity, however being very mindful of what you eat in conjunction with Reiki can bring about amazing results that may just keep you feeling marvellous 99% of the time.
Keep in mind it’d be a great idea to ‘see’ a nutritionist or as in my case a shamanic/medical intuitive/naturopath to work out what foods are good for you and what are not. For me foods such as strawberries, avocados, milk products, and certain nuts, are not good for my body. They actually poison my system, and so to keep ‘well’ – I avoid them. Once you have this information on what foods are good and bad for you, through assistance or even trial and error, you’ll begin to feel so much better.
Some great food ideas to assist with conditions such as migraines and depression are:
Sources of beta-carotene: apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, collards, peaches, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato
Sources of vitamin C: blueberries, broccoli, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, peppers, potatoes, strawberries, tomato
Sources of vitamin E: margarine, nuts and seeds, vegetable oils, wheat germ
Good sources of healthy proteins: beans and peas, lean beef, low-fat cheese, fish, milk, poultry, soy products, yogurt
What I do on top of eating these good foods, is keep up my daily self-reiki as well as infusing Reiki into my food and water/drinks. I have a ritual at each meal of infusing glorious Reiki energy into the foods I’m about to consume, using the symbols of Dai Ko Myo, Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen mainly, along with some non-traditional reiki symbols as well. Whatever I am drawn to on the day, I will infuse into my food.
As you can see from the below pictures, I have created placemats for my food/drinks and with “intent” my food is constantly receiving beautiful reiki energy. How lucky do I feel each and every day, knowing that reiki energy is flowing through me and around me and is integral to my well-being.
The same can be said for eating healthy and exercising. This also keeps a person feeling good and in control of their health.
There are a number of ways to keep migraines and depression at bay and I have found clean eating and reiki the most effective for me.
I hope you have enjoyed this article.
Love, light and harmony
Tammy Hatherill is the owner/operator of Tammy’s Tarot and Healing. She is a well known Tarot and and Reiki Master/Teacher, and shared her love of tarot for over 12 months with a regular radio segment on 104.1 Territory FM. Tammy is the author of two books: Trapped Behind Bars and The Diary of a Fallen Angel, and is a journalist for numerous organisation: Reiki Rays, Tiny Buddha, Personal Growth and Hypnotherapy Journal Australia. You can find her website at www.tammystarotandhealing.com
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