Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master
Whenever I write my articles, they come from my heart and from my experiences and sometimes they come from my own life. So I’m baring my heart and soul to you, and demonstrating how Reiki has changed my life and my experiences, in the most amazing way.
With that said, some of know this and have probably read about my family who are very different to me and how my sister hasn’t spoken to me in nearly two years (nor me to her) and how even contact with Mum and Dad has been reduced dramatically, because I found communicating with them was extremely difficult because they didn’t understand me and the energy it required to keep things flowing smoothly was excessive and so I found it easier to not communicate. You would have read that every single day I send reiki to the family. Just because I wasn’t communicating, doesn’t mean I don’t love, care and want the best for them – it just mean I was doing what was best for ME, whilst still sending love.
So how did I do this? I do this in a number of different ways. I always start with doing my Reiki invocation and asking permission to send the reiki… and then I’ll send the reiki in a number of different ways, depending on how I feel on the day. Sometimes I will hold a photo of my family back in Brisbane (I’m located a 4 hour plane trip away in Darwin) between my hands like a sandwhich… and send reiki into the picture. I will draw the reiki symbols over the photo and really feel the energy enter the picture. I allow the energy to flow for as long as required, and when it turns off, I know I’ve sent enough. Sometimes, if I’m busy, I won’t do the photograph, instead I just ask the universe to send the family all the love and reiki they need for the day, and trust that the universe will do this for me. Other times, I will physically get out my big green “Ted” and do a reiki treatment on each family member simultaneously (rather than individually).
As circumstances have it, I am flying to Brisbane soon to complete a section of my Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and I was saddened that I’d be going ‘home’ and not catching up with my family, although thrilled of course to catch up with friends who I haven’t seen for a while. There was still a feeling of sadness that things in the family were not conducive for a reunion. So to help me cope with this sadness, I also gave extra Reiki treatments to myself and to the situation.
However something interesting and profound has occurred. Although I’ve completed my Reiki Masters with a beautiful Master in Brisbane (whom I’m also catching up with on my return and doing a course in Fairy Reiki whilst I’m down there, and will write about in the coming weeks)… I’m now doing my Masters again through another beautiful lady – only because fate stepped in. I had paid in full, for a course in Crystal Therapy and my new Master (Brigit) contacted me to cancel – as she could no longer attend Darwin at the designated time and date. I knew she was running a Masters course, and so I was willing to start that and fly to Perth (about a 4.5 hour flight in the opposite direction to Brisbane) in the New Year, for the face to face component. This solved the issues of refunding me or waiting for another course to come around, and I am always willing to learn things again from another teacher because I know I’ll always, always pick up more. No education is a waste and I am happy to do this. I had already paid and feel I will gain so much benefit from doing so.
Well, Brigit and I have already started the apprenticeship. That’s how I am looking at the course. Brigit in her teachings has a six month lead up to the physical course via phone and skype, and already it’s been PROFOUND for me. During our first conversation, a lot of information came up for me regarding the family and me. It was a very personal journey and I won’t share it all here, however it was very touching and I had much to think over and contemplate. In addition to this, I am now attending weekly Buddhist meditations, which has a meditation, and then a ‘teaching’ and then concludes with another meditation. Compassion, forgiveness, a peaceful mind, and everything I need to help ME to move forward in my life, and to accept life as it is, are being delivered, by ‘source’. I must embrace all this information and do my best.
So I wrote a message to my parents, letting them know that I love them and accept them as they are and that I forgive them for everything they have done consciously or unconsciously that has hurt me. Before I pressed send on the email, I infused it with Reiki healing energy. It couldn’t do any harm. I didn’t expect to hear back. Rather unexpectedly I received an email from my Mum, apologising and taking some responsibility for ‘things’. It was a nice message, which I accepted.
In short, we are ‘slowly’ rebuilding and communicating again. They will come and spend a few nights with me, whilst I’m in Brisbane, in the hotel, because I don’t have time in my schedule to visit them, and in fact their making the effort to come to me has been one of the big issues to contend with in the past, and they are paying their own way, which has been another issue from the past. I’m learning more compassion towards them and they are starting to take some responsibility.
So, the love and Reiki I was sending every day and the compassionate letter I sent with reiki energy, has opened the doorway for them, and perhaps they felt a shift, and this allowed them room to explore themselves and dig deep into how they ‘are’ from another perspective. It’s hard work to dig deep and realise that you are not perfect and can be responsible for some of the stuff that happens to you in life. They are elderly and so are very set in their ways, and probably in 70 years have never had to look within. Gosh in the old days self-discovery wasn’t really known and they certainly don’t understand it. It’s why they don’t understand me. BUT they are trying and for that I can only thank Reiki.
Overall I’m sharing this further development in my family to demonstrate that Reiki can help and assist on so many levels. Reiki doesn’t always make ‘everything alright’ as it acts in the highest interest for all involved. So for my family to reconnect at this point must be for the best for Mum, Dad and I. My sister on the other hand, hasn’t contacted me and I doubt that she will. I trust that Reiki will assist and help and if connections don’t reform it must be in our best interest. I trust in that completely.
So no doubt I’ll write another article in a few weeks’ time once the flight down has occurred to let you know how the reunion goes. However I just wanted to share the update now on how Reiki has already helped. Reiki is so very powerful in such a gentle way.
Good luck with any family issues you may have.
Love, light and harmony.
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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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