Reiki, a Japanese energy modality, may seem difficult for the logical mind to understand, but that is because in the western world we tend to comprehend only what we can see. When we look at the human body we see the biological aspects of bones, skin, hair, etc., as well as the chemical components of blood and hormones.
Researchers have proven that we also embody an energy component. Energy exists within each cell and between each cell – our subtle matter. This energy when blocked or diminished, can cause many physical issues in the body to include fertility problems.
In many areas of the world, medical treatments or health and wellness models include the integration of some type of energy medicine to treat the whole body. When one’s energy is out of balance, the body is impacted in some way. Over time, an energy imbalance will manifest as some type of symptom or dis-ease in the body.
The longer a practitioner works with an energy modality, the more sensitive he or she becomes to what is or is not happening in a client’s energy field. After writing an article on Reiki and fertility issues, I received a phone call from Karen* explaining the challenges she is facing with fertility and how the medical community is advising her to adopt or receive a donor egg. Something in her voice tells me that she knows she can become pregnant. We then discuss what Reiki can do to support her body, mind, and emotions, whether she is trying to get pregnant on her own or go through the in vitro fertilization process.
Our life history impacts and creates the energy dynamics that are occurring in our body. Positive behaviors like good eating habits, exercising, and increasing healthy self-esteem feed a positive energy flow in the body. Constant stress, lack of exercise, substance abuse and harboring a negative or fearful belief system cause blocks in the energy field that diminish flow to different areas of the body. The energy field might also be damaged from broken bones, falls, past surgeries, major illnesses, or long-term emotional or mental stress.
An energy practitioner must first assess what is or is not occurring in the client’s entire energy field and then work toward repairing and restoring it. What we need to understand when seeking any energy modality for healing is that it took years or even decades to create the energy dynamic that is occurring in our body to support or obstruct our health and pregnancy goals. Restoring wellness using Reiki is a process.
During my first session with Karen, I explored where her energy was blocked or out of balance and began to restore her energy field. I noticed that the energy around her reproductive system was very low. The left ovary energy seemed too hot, and it felt as if the energy was isolated or not connected with the rest of the reproductive system. I observed that her field on the left in those areas was leaking energy so I started working to seal the energy leaks and saturate her field with Reiki. I also felt that her sinuses on the right side were troubling her.
All parts of our body serve a role in keeping us healthy. Our energy, when at its optimum, supports total health and well being. It provides the fuel for all of our body’s systems and organs to work at full capacity. Without a full tank we may feel as if we are struggling on various levels; our body might not be able to perfectly perform in the way that the various components were meant to and our emotional or mental states may experience depression or feel overwhelmed.
Unlike the medical arena where doctors note measurements of hormone levels, follicle development, anatomic abnormalities and other patterns during the work-up of infertility, Reiki cannot label specific impairments in a woman’s energy field because each person’s energy dynamic is different. The common thread is that each woman’s energy is diminished in some way, but the reason for the low energy levels differs for each one.
After finishing the energy field assessment, I then used Reiki to bring Karen’s energetic body back into balance. It may take several sessions to restore a body’s energy and to repair broken and depleted energy lines (chakras, meridians, nadis, hara line) that send the energy into different parts of the body. Fortunately, Reiki can energetically connect people at a distance and achieve the same amazing results whether they are apart or physically together in the same space.
Reiki can be used throughout a woman’s cycle to support the growth of follicles and recruitment of healthy eggs, the fertilization of eggs and assisting the embryo to implant in the uterine lining. Reiki also provides emotional and mental balance helping the client to align with the process of fertility in a more positive way. It is very discouraging for a woman to be told by the medical community that she should give up when she is feeling empowered to manifest a family. The negativity permeates into her emotional and energetic fields, creating more blocks. Reiki supports her into a place of knowing that all will work out for the best and that all parts of her being are working toward creating the highest good for all. We are powerful manifestors, especially where our hearts dwell. Energy follows thought and is empowered by our feelings.
It is important for women with fertility issues to know that the process of receiving Reiki to restore the energy field should begin as soon as possible when you are considering conception by any means. This gives a woman’s energy field time to be cleared, repaired and strengthened for your new cycle to begin. Reiki also helps with the lack of energy that a woman feels in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, as well as providing excellent labor and delivery support.
A physician client who successfully used Reiki to become pregnant noted that although there are no scientific studies on Reiki in the treatment of fertility, infertility is a medical crisis for a couple, impacting every aspect of their lives and wellbeing. Taking exquisite care of each other and the relationship during this time is mandatory.
Diversifying your healing team, including yourself as a committed member, will make all the difference in how quickly you can achieve your goals. The Reiki that clients receive during this process not only supports the reproduction process but also helps to bring balance and peace in mind, body and life.
*client named changed to protect privacy