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Distance Reiki Healing: Does It Really Work?

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Have you ever heard of distance Reiki? Do you have suspicions when you hear about it? Does this type of healing really work? It’s normal to ask these questions and to have doubts about this practice. There is nothing wrong with this! But before jumping into conclusions it’s good to research this topic. And I’m here to help you with this. In this article, I will explain what distance Reiki is and answer the most common questions about distance Reiki healing.

What Is Distance Reiki Healing?

Distance Reiki healing is a type of healing in which the patient and the Reiki healer are distantly remote from each other. In this case, the distance itself can be manifested differently – it can be different rooms inside the same house, different cities, or even different countries on opposite sides of the globe. The distance of the patient from the healer does not affect the quality of treatment. In other words, it doesn’t matter if the healer (or patient) is in just another room from you or in another country, the quality of healing will be the same.

What Are the Distance Reiki Healing Benefits?

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  1. The healer can perform a Reiki session at a convenient time and in a convenient place for him/her. And the patient can receive a Reiki healing session at a convenient time and in a convenient place for him/her.
  2. A distance Reiki healing session is usually a little shorter than a full-time Reiki session. Usually, one healing session lasts for 30-45 minutes, although it can last longer depending on the patient. But it shouldn’t last less than 30 mins.
  3. It is possible to perform Reiki healing session for a large group of patients all at once, and the quality of the healing will still l be as good as if the healing session was performed for them separately.

In What Cases Can Distance Reiki Can Be Performed?

Distance Reiki can be performed in the following cases:

  • you need to continue Reiki healing for your patient if he/she has left the area where you live unexpectedly;
  • help people when they are far away from you, for example, in a hospital or live in another city;
  • heal the parts of your body (or your patient’s body) which for any reason it is impossible to touch with your hands, for example, if you find it difficult to put your hands on your shoulder blades, back, feet, or if any touch causes pain (for example if you or your patient has burns or open wounds);
  • with a lack of time to perform a full hands-on session;
  • animal healing.

Does Distance Reiki Work?

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Yes, it does! If it’s performed by an experienced Reiki healer. Moreover, I can assure you that distance Reiki healing is as effective as contact Reiki sessions. And sometimes it can even be more effective, because a person, taking a session, is in his/her usual environment and can relax much more, which allows Reiki to work more effectively.

You have to understand that Reiki exists beyond time and space. And in both cases (distance and contact healing), we are dealing with the same energy of the same quality.

The only reason why distance Reiki healing may not work is if your healer is dishonest. I met some people who called themselves “Reiki healers” but in fact, they were not. They claimed that they heal people but in fact, they were just sending their wishes for their patients to be healed. It took them literally a couple of minutes (sometimes even seconds) to send their “healing”. But of course, this is not a distance Reiki healing!

Real Reiki healing session (whether it’s contact or distance) requires a preparation process such as clearing the space, meditation, prayer, and mantra. If your healer doesn’t perform these actions before an actual healing session we can’t call it Reiki healing and all you can do is just to hope that the healing that he/she provides will help you as a placebo.

Do We Need Permission to Perform Distance Reiki Healing?

Yes, we always need to ask for permission to perform distance Reiki healing. Everyone has free will and we must respect other people’s decisions. We have no right to force people to receive Reiki healing as well as we should never try to convince people to do it if they don’t want to.

Of course, we can’t ask permission if a person is unconscious or in a coma for example. In this case, it is possible to send healing with a clear intention that this healing session will be received only if a patient’s Higher self accepts it for his/her Highest good. When you’re setting the intention, also add that if your patient abandons the energy, it may instead be directed at the healing of the Earth or someone else who needs it. The unwanted energy of Reiki can be thus directed to positive use, while not ruining the law of free will.

Remember to Set Up the Exact Time for the Healing Session

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It’s very important to set up the exact time for distance Reiki healing session with your patient. As practice shows, it is much more effective when the patient consciously receives distance Reiki healing session, rather than sleeping or doing other things during the healing session. He/she can fall asleep during the session, that’s normal. But even when he/she is falling asleep he/she should be conscious of the healing that is happening at the moment.

What Position Should a Patient Take While Receiving Distance Reiki Healing?

During the distance session, it is desirable for the patient to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with his/her eyes closed. It’s important to never keep arms or legs crossed because this position can create a block in energy flow. Also, never perform or receive Reiki healing with metal jewelry on. Metal also blocks energy and it affects the quality of the healing session.

What Should a Patient Do During the Reiki session?

First of all, if you receive the healing session you need to express your intention to receive distance Reiki healing and then just immerse yourself in your feelings. Also, I always recommend my patients to use affirmations or visualizations for increasing of the healing quality. During the session try to align your thoughts and feelings with the healing process, simply allow yourself to flow with the process and be carried away by the flow of healing energy.

Reiki Distance Healing Guide For Reiki Healers

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This part of the article is for Reiki healers. I created this simple guide for using it as a reminder and help you to keep this information organized.

Reiki Symbols In Distance Reiki Healing

3rd Reiki Symbol (HSZSN)

The Reiki healing session is provided by the use of the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN). This symbol can be called a symbol of unity and infinity. It can be translated as “no past, no present, no future”. This is the key to going beyond any time and space limits. The 3rd Reiki symbol connects us with the highest level of unity, where we are all one, where space and time do not exist. After visualizing this symbol over a person or situation, an exact contact bridge is established to transmit Reiki to that person or situation.

1st Reiki Symbol (CKR)

In cases where an enhanced energy impact on the physical body is required, the 1st Reiki symbol (CKR) is added to the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN).

2nd Reiki Symbol (SHK)

In situations that require the resolution of some psychological problems, the 2nd Reiki symbol (SHK) is added.

Nowadays, in the Western Reiki system, it has become a tradition to use all the symbols at the same time. Which makes logical sense. To do this, a healer draws a corridor of Reiki symbols in the following order:

  • 3rd Reiki Symbol (HSZSN)
  • 1rd Reiki Symbol (CKR)
  • 2nd Reiki Symbol (SHK)

How to Perform Distance Reiki Healing?

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I’ll share with you one of the most common techniques Reiki healers use for distance Reiki healing. But there are many other different variations that you can use.

Remember to cleanse the room before you start your healing session. You can use Reiki for this purpose or/and other methods of energy cleansing. Also, it’s good to cleanse your aura before the session. Light a candle or/and incense to create a healing atmosphere.

Quick Instructions:

  1. You need to find a quiet and calm place where nobody will bother you. Sit down comfortably but keep your spine straight. Put your hands in the Gassho mudra in front of your chest. Take a few deep breaths and invite Reiki.
  2. Draw and activate the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN).
  3. Express your intention to heal or to be healed (if you’re using distance Reiki healing for self-healing).
  4. Send the healing session by focusing on the patient or situation following one of the methods below.
  5. If necessary, you can add the 1st or/and 2nd Reiki symbols.
  6. At the end of the session place your hands in Gassho mudra in front of your chest and thank Reiki.
  7. When you have finished the healing session, return to the present and let go of the thought about the healing session. If you continue to think about it, you are holding the energy intended for the patient.

Ways to Perform Distance Reiki Healing:

#1 Following the positions

Imagine that you are next to the person you are healing and you are performing a traditional hands-on session.

You can place your hands in front of you (one above the other) at a distance of 5 inches and hold the healing session between your palms.

This method requires a lot of time to perform Reiki positions, and, consequently, the healer has to keep the patient’s visualization for a long time, which can be quite difficult in the absence of the acquired skill of holding the visualization.

To make the session take less time, you can imagine that you have additional pairs of hands and put them in different positions during the session. This will significantly reduce the session time. But it still requires a lot of effort to concentrate.

#2 Working with the phantom

Visualize your patient. Imagine that he/she shrinks in size and becomes very small so that he/she fits between your palms. Mentally place your patient on the palm of your left hand. Draw Reiki symbols over the phantom of your patient with your right hand. Hold Reiki healing energy between your palms (where your patient’s phantom is located), holding the palm of your right hand over the left hand.

#3 Working with the picture

Take a photo of the patient. Write down his/her name, date of his/her birth and his/her location on the reverse side of the picture (this is completely optional, you can just keep this information in mind or say it out loud).

Place the photo on the palm of your left hand. Draw Reiki symbols above it. And now you can send Reiki between your palms through the picture to your patient.

You can use this method even if you do not have a photo of the patient. In this case, write down his/her name, date of birth and location on a piece of paper. And then just send Reiki healing session through this piece of paper performing the actions described above.

As you can see, there are different ways to perform a distance Reiki healing session. Choose the one that you like best, or try all the ways and choose the one that suits you, your patient or the situation best.

How to Formulate the Intention for Distance Reiki Healing Session?

When formulating the intention for your distance Reiki healing session you need to answer 3 questions:

  1. Who?
  2. Where?
  3. When

Who?

When formulating the intention you need to say the first and last name of the patient. You can also specify his/her age or date of birth.

Where?

Include into your intention the location of the patient at the moment.

When?

Include into your intention the exact time of the session. If you agree with the patient in advance about the time, then in the intention you have to set this exact time.

Sometimes it is more convenient to agree on an arbitrary time for receiving the session. In this case, use the following wording in your intention: “at any time suitable for him/her.”

Here is an example of intention:

“This distance Reiki session is intended for … (first name, last name), 26 years old, located in … (city, country)”.

Or:

“This distance Reiki session is intended for … (first name, last name), 26 years old, located in … (city, country)”. This session can be received at any suitable time for him/her.”

The Bottom Line

I encounter the fact that people who have never tried Reiki healing are often very skeptical about the possibility of distance sessions. But after they receive a regular hands-on Reiki session, most of them agree to try a distance method. And most of them, actually notice that the feelings of these sessions are brighter and it’s easier for them to relax and go to a deep meditative state which increases the energy healing process.


Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Proper Ways Of Using Essential Oils For Chakras

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In this article, I will share with you how to use essential oils for chakras properly. I will tell you where the chakra projections are located on the body and what essential oils work the best for chakra balancing. After reading this article, you’ll have all the necessary information to start using essential oils for chakras!

Projections Of The Chakras On The Body

All chakras have their own projections on the human body: on the palms, feet, head, are the areas where they are located. For chakra balancing, massage, and oil application, you should consider only the most accessible projections.

Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Muladhara, the first chakra, has projections at the base of the palms, at the base of the nape of the neck, and at the heels.

Also, a foot massage is a great way to balance your Muladhara chakra which regulates your sense of stability and promotes grounding.

Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)

The projections of Svadhisthana, the second chakra, are the thumbs and middle toes, the right and left sides of the nape of the neck.

Also, a lower back massage is a great way to balance your Sacral chakra which influences your sensuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Projections of Manipura, the third chakra, are the middle fingers and big toes.

Also, a gentle tummy massage influences the functioning of the solar plexus chakra which increases your gut instincts.

Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Projections of the Anahata, the fourth chakra, are the little fingers and little toes.

Also, the heart chakra benefits from a supportive perfumed anointing oil applied to the breast bone or massage into the middle back area.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Projections of Vishuddha, the fifth chakra, are the index fingers and pointer toes.

Also, a body spray applied to chest and neck areas is an efficient way to influence the functioning of the Throat chakra which influences your expressiveness and communication.

Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

Projections of Ajna, the sixth chakra, are the ring fingers and fore toes.

Also, an anointing oil applied to the forehead or through simple diffusion and inhalation is another great way to balance your Third eye chakra.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Projections of the Sahasrara, the seventh chakra, are in the middle parts of the palms and feet.

Also, a room diffusion applied to the airspace around you is a great way to balance the transcendent Crown chakra which occupies the space above the crown of your head. 

Massage With Essential Oils For Chakras

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One of the most effective ways to use essential oils for chakras is to massage the body projection of the chakra. There are two ways of performing such a massage.

#1

Apply 3-4 drops of essential oil (but do not RUB) on the projection area of the chakra. Lie down and relax. Visualize how your chakra is unwinding and shining with its color:

  • Muladhara — red;
  • Svadhisthana — orange;
  • Manipura — yellow;
  • Anahata — green;
  • Vishuddha — blue;
  • Ajna — indigo;
  • Sahasrara — purple.

#2

Add essential oils to the base oil ( such as grapeseed, walnut, sesame, almond, peach oil) in a two-percent concentration. Apply the mixture to your palm and massage clockwise and counterclockwise on the front and back zone of the chakra projection. You need to practice massage for at least a week for each chakra, or better-21 days.

Essential Oils For Chakras

Now let me share with you what essential oils are most suitable for each chakra.

Essential Oils For Muladhara Chakra

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Patchouli – gives a clarification of what you desire in life, helps overcome fatigue, and feeling down.

Nutmeg – activates a sluggish Root chakra.

Vetiver – calms an overactive Muladhara chakra.

Bergamot – balances and helps maintain a smoothly functioning Root chakra.

Cedar – helps to accumulate energy, gives peace, and a sense of security.

Clove – helps with the release of accumulated energy in the Root chakra, supports the readiness to get rid of old attachments, open up to new fresh energies. However, be careful with clove essential oil – it is very strong in effect, and its dose should be reduced at least twice!

Essential Oils For Svadhisthana Chakra

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Neroli – brings the energy of pure love and lightness of being, driving away sorrows and bringing a peaceful, stable calm. It helps to heal trauma from abuse and overcome an emotional crisis or suffering from sadness.

Cardamom – awakens a dormant Sacral chakra.

Ylang-ylang calms an overactive Svadhisthana chakra. Its aroma gives a sense of security. It helps to dissolve toxic feelings and calm down emotions.

Sandalwood – helps to maintain a well functioning sacral chakra. It activates sexual energy and strengthens the unity with a partner on a spiritual level.

Essential Oils For Manipura Chakra

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Pine – releases you from old wounds, letting you move forward without the baggage of the past.

Eucalyptus – helps to activate the Solar plexus chakra.

Vetiver – helps to calm an overactive Manipura.

Grapefruit – helps to balance the Solar plexus chakra.

Lavender – has a calming and relaxing effect on the hyperactive Manipura chakra. Its refined, warm vibrations help to process blocked emotions.

Rosemary oil is well suited for the healing of the insufficient function of the Solar plexus chakra.

Bergamot – strengthens vital energy, promotes confidence.

Essential Oils For Anahata Chakra

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Rose – encourages free-flowing emotions, the ability to harmonize your feelings, and the capacity to express your emotions. This beautiful oil helps to release constricted feelings stored in the chest, internalized grief, melancholy, and repressed emotions.

Lavender – helps to calm your Heart chakra.

Geranium – helps to maintain a well functioning Anahata chakra.

Jasmine – harmonizes the Heart chakra.

Essential Oils For Vishuddha Chakra

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Lemon essential oil – helps to open the Throat chakra.

Vanilla – calm an overactive Vishuddha chakra.

Coriander seed – a balancing oil to maintain the even expression of the Throat chakra.

Lavender – helps to encourage you to share your gifts with the world. This essential oil heals feelings of being overly delicate, withdrawn, or fearful. It stimulates spiritual growth by helping you integrate your experiences, which brings an expanded awareness and perspective.

Sage – sends healing vibrations to the tongue area and dissolves tensions in the Throat chakra.

Eucalyptus oil – clears the Throat chakra. Its vibrations open us to inner inspiration and give us a primary impulse for creative expression.

Essential Oils For Ajna Chakra

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Sandalwood – brings an inner awareness and a sense of ease engaging with higher consciousness. It helps to break down illusions and align yourself with your most authentic self.

Rosemary – helps to activate the Third eye chakra.

German chamomile – stabilizes and increases the focus of Ajna chakra.

Frankincense and sandalwood – help to maintain a clear and balanced Ajna chakra.

Jasmine – helps to expand consciousness, increases intuition. Its vibrations sharpen perception and connect the energy of the Third eye chakra with the energy of the Heart chakra.

Peppermint – dissolves blockages in the Third eye area and gives us clarity, vitality, and improves concentration.

Essential Oils For Sahasrara Chakra

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Lime is a great essential oil to use for energetic cord-cutting and detaching. This essential oil helps to enhance your perception of the truth in any situation. It also helps to see illusions clearly and not to confuse them with reality.

Lavender – helps to clarify a low functioning Crown chakra.

Neroli and vanilla – calm overactive Sahasrara.

Frankincense – helps to maintain a well functioning Crown chakra.

Lotus – harmonizes Sahasrara. The Lotus flower in the East is a symbol of beauty and perfection of the spirit. Lotus essential oil radiates light and harmony, increases love, and joy.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils can be a powerful tool for chakra healing and balancing. Make sure you use them during your meditations, healing, and relaxation. Essential oils for chakras can help balance your energy centers and keep them in alignment to ensure optimal health of the body, mind, and soul.


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How Do Moon Cycles Affect Our Energy Levels?

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Chronic fatigue, burnout, lack of strength, and energy… Does it sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone! We all get influenced by Moon cycles. Unfortunately, not all of us know how to live in harmony with lunar phases and therefore we can periodically suffer from their effects on us.

In this article, we want to share with you how Moon cycles might be affecting your energy levels and how to balance its influence on your life.

The Affect of Moon Cycles

Every day the Moon changes its position, and depending on this, its influence on us changes.

The moon acts very harmoniously: some days it gives us more energy, and we feel a surge of strength and cheerfulness, and some days on the contrary — less so that we can stop and rest.

But more often than not, we don’t take into account these cycles and continue working hard every day. Eventually, this lifestyle leads to exhaustion which affects our wellbeing.

Most people overspend their energy, and therefore the energy levels often do not have time to be replenished.

Therefore, it is essential to always follow the rhythm of lunar cycles.

In Vedic astrology, the Moon is responsible for the most important processes of our life, such as breathing, sleep, digestion, energy level, comfort, mood and emotions. The Moon is responsible for our mood swings, swelling, fatigue, and cheerfulness.

When the Moon changes its position, moves from one Zodiac sign to another, wanes or waxes — we can feel these changes. It affects our health, emotions, and mood.

What Are The Moon Cycles And How To Live In Harmony With Them?

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The Moon has four main phases:

  1. Waxing Moon;
  2. Full Moon;
  3. Waning Moon;
  4. New Moon.

One Moon cycle lasts approximately 28 calendar days.

In accordance with these Moon phases, our energy levels also change. And in order to always be in a good mood, we need to learn to live in harmony with these cycles.

Gradually Increasing Activity

The lunar cycle begins with the New Moon — this is the first lunar day. The Moon is just beginning to grow and gain its strength, so at the beginning of the Lunar cycle, we have very little energy.

At this time, we should spend our energy wisely, rest more and do some simple things, so that we can start acting more actively.

On 1st and 2nd Moon days you need to conserve your energy. Try to focus more on planning rather than action. Make plans for the month.

By 3rd-5th Moon day the Moon gradually begins to give us more energy. Now you can start to act more actively and implement your plans.

Starting from 3rd and up to 16th Moon day, we have more energy. During this period we need to be more active and implement our plans.

Please note! During this period, you can not save energy! Your main task is to spend it on achieving your goals and working hard.

How to use the power of the Full Moon?

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The Full Moon (day 13-15) is the peak of our activity. This is the time when the Moon gives us the maximum amount of energy. Therefore, during this time we need to be especially active! If we work hard during this period, spend energy, then we feel great, and it gives us strength and desire to do even more.

But if during the Full Moon you feel like you don’t have the motivation to work on your projects, you feel apathetic and tired then it means that you are not spending the energy that was given to you, and therefore do not cope with it. The energy circulation in your energy body was disrupted.

You see, the energy in your body has to circulate. But if you’re spending all your time laying on the couch and watching TV during the Full Moon you don’t let your energy move and therefore you feel tired and apathetic.

Therefore it’s important to remember that starting on the 3rd and ending on the 16th Moon day we need to increase our activity and spend energy!

Slowing down

After the Full Moon phase, the Moon begins to wane, and with it our energy decreases.

After 16th-17th Moon day, we need to gradually reduce the level of our activity, allow ourselves a little more rest.

From 26th to 2nd Moon days, our energy becomes very low. Therefore it is better to deal with current affairs that do not require too much energy. It is important to rest more and do not overwork.

The end of the lunar month is given to us to rest, heal, and restore our energy.

Why Do We Feel Apathy and Fatigue?

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If you start working hard on the 26th – 2nd Moon day you’re taking energy “from the future”. You spend all your energy reserves during that time and instead of restoring it, you’re just spending it. Then on the 3rd-5th Moon day the energy you receive from the Moon goes to compensate the energy that you lost. It turns out that the new energy is spent just to restore strength, and it is not enough for any other activity.

Now imagine that you work hard several cycles in a row on such exhaustion! This will inevitably lead to burnout, apathy, and chronic fatigue. You keep pushing yourself until you are exhausted and then complain that you don’t have energy and feel tired.

The good news is you can get out of this state if you start following the Moon cycles and live in harmony with them.

The Bottom Line

Try to live in harmony with the Moon cycles for a few months, and you will notice a big increase in your energy levels. It would be great to start a diary and mark your state, health, emotions and mood every day. The diary will help you track your progress and changes. Be attentive to yourself and live in harmony with the Moon!


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Inner Child Healing: 4 Surprisingly Effective Practices

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No matter how big or small we are, almost all of us have experienced some kind of trauma as children. These traumas can be different: your favorite toy was thrown in the trash; you were abandoned by your childhood best friend; physical or emotional abuse by parents or adults. Inner child healing is a vital component of soulwork because it reconnects us with the wounded element of ourselves – the inner child. When we reconnect with this fragmented part of ourselves, we begin to discover the root of many of our fears, phobias, insecurities, and self-sabotaging of life.

In this article, I want to share with you different methods of inner child healing. I believe that these powerful methods will help you to rebuild a strong connection with your inner child and heal your past traumas which will surely improve the quality of your life and your relationship to the world.

You will probably be surprised at what you discover when working with your inner child. Instead of just looking at the symptoms of your trauma, you will go straight to the core and identify when a fear, phobia, or certain lifestyle has started to form.

Types Of Childhood Trauma

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First of all, it is important to understand that there are different types of childhood traumas. They can be physical (including sexual), emotional, and mental. In addition, when the childhood trauma was too severe or repeated so many times that the soul got lost behind these wounds. The return of the soul is the process of extracting hidden or inaccessible parts of the soul.

However, not all childhood traumas lead to “loss of soul”, but they may well lead to a vulnerable psyche. This can lead to problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias, destructive behaviors, and even chronic diseases.

For better understanding, let me share with you different examples of the childhood traumas.

The examples of the childhood trauma:

  • An emotionally unavailable parent who hides the affection.
  • Physical punishments by means of slapping, beating, pulling by the hair, pinching, scratching, or washing the mouth with soap, etc.
  • Molestation, showing pornography, or any other sexual activity.
  • Parents’ divorce.
  • Inappropriate or burdensome responsibilities (for example, taking care of your parents).
  • Not having food or a safe place to live.
  • Being left unattended for a long time.
  • Emotional neglect, lack of support.
  • Name-calling and verbal abuse.
  • Humiliating the child’s personality.
  • Damage to the child’s personal belongings.
  • Excessive requirements.
  • Humiliations.
  • Death of people you love.
  • Car accidents, or other traumatic events, etc.

Of course, there are more examples of childhood trauma. These examples are given so that you can get an idea of what the inner child could be dealing with.

It is also important to remember that our parents were not the only ones responsible for provoking childhood trauma – our grandparents, brothers, sisters, other family members, family friends, school teachers, childhood friends, and even strangers may have also played a role.

What Is Inner Child Healing?

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Working on your inner child healing is the process of communicating, understanding, accepting, and healing your inner child. Your inner child represents your first true identity to enter this world. She/he contains your ability to experience surprise, joy, innocence, sensitivity, and playfulness.

Unfortunately, we live in a society that forces us to suppress our inner child. But the truth is that while most adults are physically “grown-up,” they never reach emotional and psychological maturity. In other words, most “adults” are not really adults from a maturity perspective. Most people remain in a state of childish fears, anger, and trauma that has festered in the subconscious for decades.

When we reject and stifle the voice of the inner child, we accumulate heavy psychological baggage. This unexplored and unresolved baggage causes us to face problems such as mental illness, physical ailments, and inability to build healthy relationships.

In fact, we can say that the lack of a conscious attitude to our own inner child is one of the main causes of serious problems that we see in modern society. From environmental abuse to self-abuse, we have completely separated ourselves from our innocence and true nature.

4 Methods of Inner Child Healing

Learning to work with your inner child does not mean becoming a child; it is about reconnecting with the sincere, childlike part inside.

Inner child healing leads us to a state of purity and innocence. We all have the potential to experience true simplicity by reconnecting with and healing a period of our lives when we saw the world with openness and wonder.

In order to eliminate the feelings of guilt, shame, fear, hatred, disgust, and anger that we carry with us throughout our lives, we must heal the child inside. To do this, we need to earn the trust of our inner child through unconditional love and self-nurturing.

Now let me share with you the 4 ways of inner child healing.

#1: Talk to your inner child

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Recognize your inner child and let him/her know that you from now on you promise to treat him/her with love, kindness, and respect.

I like to use a picture of myself in the age of trauma has happened. I’m looking at her and telling her kind words like:

  • I love you!
  • I hear you!
  • I understand you!
  • I’m sorry!
  • Thank you!
  • I forgive you!
  • I respect your choices and desires!
  • I always care about you!
  • You’re allowed to cry and express whatever emotions you feel!
  • You’re allowed to be yourself!
  • Everything is going to be ok! You will be living a life full of blessings and miracles!
  • You’re allowed to be happy even if everyone else doesn’t feel this way!

Make it a habit to talk to your inner child. You can also communicate by keeping a diary, asking your inner child a question, and then writing down the answer.

The more you talk to your inner child the easier it’s going to be to hear his/her voice and the faster you will be healed.

#2: Recreate what you loved to do as a child

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Sit down and think about what you loved to do as a child. Maybe you enjoyed climbing trees, hugging a teddy bear, or dancing? Take the time to remember all the activities that you loved to do as a child.

Through working with the inner child, people find aspects of themselves that they, as adults, did not even know existed. These discoveries are life-changing. Keep your heart open!

#3: Practice Inner Child meditation

One of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your inner child and to heal childhood traumas is a meditation.

In order to make this meditation possible, it is essential that you first gain the trust of your inner child through the methods I already described above. Once you have developed a strong connection with your inner child, you can then ask him/her to reveal what earlier life circumstances created the trauma you are struggling with today.

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Instructions:

Take a deep breath, relax, allow yourself to witness your thoughts, and ask your question. For example, you can ask: “Dear child, when did I first experience trauma in my life?”

Allow yourself to witness thoughts that arise and disappear. Your inner child can help you find answers. Remember that it is important to be patient, to love, and to accept. If your inner child doesn’t want to reveal the answer, accept it. It is important that your inner child feels safe, secure, and ready.

You can repeat your question from time to time if no answer arises inside your mind. This process can take from a couple of minutes to an hour or more.

For performing this practice, you need to have a meditation experience. Learning to be a witness to your thoughts can take a lot of practice, so if you are not used to meditation, you can resist this technique at first.

#4: Meditation-visualization

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A more active way to connect with your inner child and early trauma is through visualization.

To connect with the inner child through visualization, you need to create an “energy space” or a safe place for your inner child. To do this, you need to visualize a beautiful garden or any place where you feel safe, inspired, and whole. That could be a place that you used to love spending time in when you were a child – the one that has good memories and associations with safety. After entering the energy space, you can invite your inner child to talk.

Instructions:

Relax, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

Imagine that you are walking down the stairs.

At the bottom of the stairs is your safe place. In this place, you feel strong, reliable, and ready to support.

Spend some time in your safe space. Dive into it. What does it look, smell, and sound like?

After you have become familiar with your safe space, imagine that your inner child enters this place, perhaps through the door or waterfall.

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Welcome your inner child. Give him/her a hug. Let him/her feel at home.

When you are ready, ask your inner child your question, for example: “When did you feel sad or scared for the first time?” It is important to formulate the question in children’s terminology.

Wait for his/her answer.

Then visualize how you’re sending your love and healing energy to that traumatic event and your inner child. Tell your inner child that you love him/her and you will always be there for him/her, to protect and comfort him/her.

Pay attention to the inner child’s emotions, facial expressions, reactions. If he/she is crying, let him/her cry. Give him/her a hug, try to comfort him/her. Let your inner child feel safe to express whatever he/she needs to express. Tell him/her how much he/she means to you.

Visualize how a warm green light is coming from your Heart chakra and going to your inner child’s Heart chakra. Focus on that light and let this beautiful energy heal all the traumas. Stay in this state for 5-20 minutes. Let the healing process complete.

Now give another hug to your inner child and say goodbye to him/her. Tell him/her that you’re always there for him/her whenever he/she needs you and all he/she needs to do is to call you and you promise to always attentively listen. Tell him/her how grateful you are!

Return from your safe place by going up the stairs.

Come back to your normal consciousness and open your eyes.

The Bottom Line

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Children perceive the world differently than adults. We assume that some events or phenomena from childhood could not cause us trauma, but they could leave deep scars on a child’s heart. Therefore, it is important never to make assumptions about your inner child.

Through working on your inner child healing, you can learn to grieve, heal, and resolve the traumas that you have unconsciously held for so many years. This can liberate you and allow you to live a life of true maturity, emotional balance, and well-being.

I hope this article has inspired you to reconnect with your inner child and take your self-healing practice to the next level!


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