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How does Reiki work?

Reiki works by inducing the relaxation response. Reiki switches the body from the sympathetic nervous system to the parasympathetic nervous system. When we are operating from the sympathetic nervous system we are in fight-or-flight-or-freeze mode, and our body may be flooded with hormones like adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol and histamine. We may feel stressed and overwhelmed when we are in this state. When we switch to the parasympathetic nervous system we are in rest-repair-digest mode. Our body may be flooded with hormones like seratonin and oxytocin.  We sleep better, we digest… Read more How does Reiki work?

Are you terrified of thunderstorms?

Last night, I was woken by thunder. I’m not usually scared of storms, but the intensity of the rain and the boom of the thunder had me scared.  I felt fear like I’ve never felt before. I got up, and checked the house. Everything was OK. We were safe. But this storm, and its roaring, rumbling thunder had me a little shaky. My heart went out to all the little dogs I know, who are terrified of thunderstorms. I prayed that Angels would watch over them, and ease their fear.… Read more Are you terrified of thunderstorms?