Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master
Talk about a massive year for me!! I’ve been diagnosed with Asperger’s, so finally, finally, FINALLY my life has fallen into place! I’m thrilled to have a ‘label’ even though I’m aware some people prefer not to be labelled. For me it’s been a HUGE relief. Life and my challenges thus far make sense to me, whereas before I could never understand why I was so different.
The diagnosis came about because of the time I spent in Brisbane, Qld, helping out my sister who has three Asperger’s children and her encouragement that I displayed traits.
My sister said that the direct and to the point speaking, and the sense of justice was very much an Asperger’s trait. It was something that had got me in trouble before in employment, because I was always so very forward and direct with bosses and it was never appreciated. It was like I was a pain in the backside for speaking the truth and speaking up. I’ve found it difficult to maintain friendships as well because as always I would be blunt and forward and people don’t tend to like it. I’ve always felt different. I’ve always felt I didn’t belong. Now I know why.
I went along to the doctor who referred me to a psychologist and there I did all sorts of tests and the result being I’m definitely on the autism spectrum. Finally an answer to why I am how I am… and so needless to say I’ve been sending reiki back to the past back to all those times I’ve run into issues and concerns. I’ve been sending Reiki to situations and to people and mainly to myself.
Even more now I love giving myself daily Reiki treatments as it helps me to calm down and helps me to relax so beautifully. I understand now why I am how I am but it doesn’t change who I am. Asperger’s is a neurological difference in the brain and that is what people seem to struggle with understanding.
So I’m sending on a daily basis Reiki out to absolutely everyone who suffers Asperger’s or autism and simply sending love and understanding. If that action alone can help one person, than I’m happy. It’s a condition that is misunderstood, without a doubt and somehow I hope to bring about awareness with Reiki assisting me.
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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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