Kids and Health

Originally published in the Sierra Sun April 11th 2012.  Updated February 13th, 2018

Is your child sensitive? This was me as a child. I was “Sensitive”. I was actually sensitive to the energies and the emotions around me. I felt anything and everything, to which I reacted and usually not in a healthy way. The list of sensitivities can be long and varies. One minute a happy child, the next crying at the drop of a hat.  Does your child get angry at seemingly nothing?  Are they constantly sick, or cry so hard that they make themselves ill. Have you ever watched your child think themselves sick?  Digestive issues, sensitive stomach or lots of tummy aches are all symptoms of being “sensitive”.  Think back to times in your life when you have been sick, and think about if there has been an emotional component that came along with it.

Our children are still innocent and pure, they have not had the no’s, the cant’s, and the should not’s in life. They are just going along learning and “experiencing”. Kids feel everything, and some more than others. They take on things that are not their own because they have not been taught the tools to do otherwise.

As children and adults, we can make ourselves ill by the things we think and feel. The word disease is “dis” “ease”, which translates literally to not being at ease.  When we are uneasy what happens?  I know what happens.  A lot of time was focused on being sick to my stomach by the emotions that I felt as a child.  I swallowed other people’s words, and my own only to end up with numerous sore throats.

How many times in your life have you held your tongue and not said something only to end up with either a sore throat, upset stomach or constipated because you swallowed your words? As a way to cope with my “sensitivity”, I spent most of my time spaced out, daydreaming and unable to concentrate.  I was put on Ritalin to help me concentrate.  If they only knew that all I had to do was learn to be grounded, to be present in my body.  I wouldn’t have had to take all those pills!

This all continued into my early 20’s, until I really started to learn about energy, Reiki and how to harmoniously live with the energies that surround me. As an adult I use the energies around me to help me stay grounded. But what is being grounded? It is the feeling of being really present in your day and your body.  Breathing is an example of grounding.  You know, take a deep breath and count to ten; it is a general starting point for grounding.  Most of us live our lives in a clumsy, not being able to think clearly, bumping into things, forgetting things way.  We are so OVER stimulated between work/homework, cell phone, computer, TV, Facebook, friends and on and on that we are not present in our-self.
As an adult who was a “sensitive” child I am excited along with Brooke Butler RMT to share our knowledge to help kids be more healthy and productive in their lives.

On February 22nd & 24th we will be teaching a Kids Introduction to Energy.  During the introduction to energy we will teach your children how to live harmoniously with the energies around them. We will be teaching them practical every day tools to help them. Included will be: how to be grounded, how to shield or bubble, how to focus energy to help themselves & others plus much more!

Kids need these tools as much as adults. To help them concentrate. To enable them to help themselves when they are in uncomfortable situations and mom & dad aren’t around.  To teach them how to deal with emotions in a healthy way therefore preventing them from making themselves sick from it.  Being sensitive is not a problem, it’s a gift. Let’s enable our children to be happy, healthy, and grounded kids.

For more information on Introduction to Energy for Kids please click here: http://www.reikitahoe.com/reiki-energy-classes-lake-tahoe/kids-energy-classes/


Forgiveness

Forgiveness

This seems to keep coming up in sessions that I give lately.  What is forgiveness?  Is it saying that what someone did was right or wrong?  No, I believe forgiveness is giving ourselves permission to move forward freely.  It allows us to free ourselves from things, people, situations that have been holding us back.

When we are able to forgive others, it is then that we can forgive ourselves.  Why is it important to forgive ourselves?  It is a choice WE have made to hold ill will towards another.  If we look in the mirror what is it that we see?  We are all reflections of each other.  Something that we can’t forgive in others is surly, if we look deep enough something that we can’t forgive in ourselves.  As I said above when we can forgive others, we can then forgive ourselves.

Exercises to help in forgiveness:  Write a letter to the person who you think has wronged you.  Tell them exactly how you feel, get it all out of your head and on to paper.  When you are done, take that letter tear it up and do one of the following: Burn it to the highest good, bury it to the highest good, tear it up and throw it away to the highest good or tear it up and flush it down the toilet to the highest good.

By getting it out of your mind, it helps to get it out of your heart and your body therefore allowing you to take the next step of forgiveness.

As always, to the highest good and with blessings to all.