What are your experiences with children and Reiki? If you have children, have you given them attunements?
I have a 2 ½ year old, Eden, and a 2 ½ month old, Ivy. Baby Ivy is a Reiki Master, because I was pregnant with her when I got my attunement. Eden hasn’t had any attunements, but I’m wondering if maybe I should give her one.
I enjoy giving Reiki to both of the girls. I use it for boo-boos, and have enjoyed beautiful healing meditations while breast feeding. It tends to help the baby fall asleep. As Eden got a bit older, I noticed my giving her Reiki would sometimes get her ‘wound up’. I quit for a while, unless she seemed particularly drawn to the energy when I did it for others.
Then, a month or so ago, I got sick. It was one of those can’t-lift-your-head-off-the-bed days. I got up a few times to go to the bathroom, and even that hurt, and everything was fuzzy like a dream. Josh, bless his heart, took care of all of us, bringing Ivy to me when she had to nurse. I remember at some point, Eden came back to the bedroom to check on me. She wanted to give me a kiss, but I told her it wasn’t a very good idea. I could hear Josh calling for her to come on out and let me sleep, but Eden put her hands on my head and just held them there. I fell back asleep, but I know she held my head for a good 3-4 minutes, and my head stopped pounding.
So after that, she scraped her foot on something. She seriously wanted me to kiss it and make it better, but she’d been running around barefoot and that was one dirty foot. I said, “Here, let’s put some energy on it,” and we held our hands together over it. (And then she lifted it up and kissed it her own darn self, lol, so I had to too!) Eden’s done it quite a few times since then, so I’m wondering if an attunement might be appropriate. I had originally said I would wait until she was old enough to ask herself, but this almost seems like asking to me. I’m thinking of giving her Reiki 1 and see how she does with it. (Will it cure the 2 yr old no-tantrum? *grin*) I’ve also been wondering if maybe she’s received Reiki at some other time.
Does anyone have their own experiences to share?