Good mornin’ all…
Happy 4th July for Thursday, to those across the pond! A day for looking good and enjoying the party 🙂
Although we don’t actually celebrate it over here, I can still ‘imagine’ the fun 🙂
And talking of looking good, here’s a question:
Q – I’m 29 years old and I’m suffering from painful acne along the sides and jaw line of my face. I’ve had small outbreaks, but nothing like this. In the past I used Pro-Active, which helped, but now it’s not.
From reading the Reiki books and your chats, I “know” that I attract illness so I assume the same goes for acne? …
A – Quite right! We can experience anything from acne to zits or anaemia to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome 🙂
But one thing I do know before I launch into a reply is that any ‘skinny’ condition is linked with anger and a poor opinion of yourself.
On an external practical level keeping the skin simply clean and dry helps, with no greasy creams…
Too many steroid based creams, lessen the inflammation but will thin and weaken the skin in the long term.
Taking the ‘contraceptive pill’ will often help when your skin erupts on a regular cycle but who wants to mess with their hormones unnecessarily?
Fresh fruit and vegetables…
…an alkaline diet, fresh water and fresh air are all good recommendations along with plenty of sunshine.
Chikara-Reiki-Do charged water to drink and wash in and also bless your food with Chikara-Reiki-Do too.
But alas! Still the bloomin’ spots come?
So, we have to look deeper and here we find out that beauty is more than skin deep.
Often ‘skinny’ people don’t realise how beautiful, talented and intelligent they are 🙂
They bury themselves under a pile of pus!
The skin is to do with touching and connecting to others but also it separates and protects us.
A few ugly spots and we feel even more separated 🙁
In Chinese medicine the skin is the third lung, so we also excrete via our skin, any build-up of toxins, anger included.
We also talk about letting our skin breathe.
In summer we like to fling off our covers and bare our skin, but this also involves ‘exposing’ ourselves and therefore we feel vulnerable.
To expose skin is also a sexy thing to do OR expose the flesh and it’s sinful…
Depending on your inner beliefs 🙂
Again, we come back to connecting or separating with others.
Whatever happens externally on the skin is a direct reflection of the inner workings of our internal aspects. Where it occurs is no accident either.
We blush or flush when aroused, go red with embarrassment, pale when shocked, sweat with fear or excitement or we go goosy all over when afraid or chilled.
What a give-away 🙂
The same pattern of ‘self-disregard’ will show up in any therapy undertaken for a ‘skinny’ cure.
It doesn’t matter where we look… internally or in the clothes in the wardrobe or family pecking order… still we’ll find a poor self-image looking back at us. 🙁
But through our physical, mental and emotional symptoms we learn about our true selves… the nature of our spirit.
Rather than trying to ‘save face’ by covering up with lotions and potions, we simply need to embrace and love who we are at any given moment. 🙂
We want so much to really connect with others…
…lovers, partners, children, family, friends but…
Acne or any skin rash is like an eruption of emotion, something is trying to burst out, push out from inside of us…
But we don’t want to accept the changes happening to us or around us.
Acne is like a barrier, a self-defence barrier.
I want to connect with others, but I am ugly and spotty…
I want to touch you, but you won’t want to touch me with my ugly spots.
And so, the cycle, literally, goes round and round.
Any skin rash is something trying to come from the dark to the light…
From the subconscious to the conscious mind.
People with sensitive skin are generally sensitive people and afraid of being hurt.
But love means opening up our hearts.
And that means being vulnerable to hurt and pain.
Unless we open up and experience all of life with all its ups and downs and painful bits, we’ll never find the wonder and the love we seek.
You can’t have one without the other.
You have to experience one, to experience the other.
Or, your skin will become a pale shade of in between grey. Dull and lack lustre.
So, my advice would be to get angry, be feisty, be passionate, get loud, and get noticed! 🙂
Smile at the world and the whole world will smile back at you and not even notice your spots but will only see the sparkle in your eyes 🙂
Laugh a lot 🙂
Be saucy, sexy and sensual 🙂
And for those moments when you slip back into feeling despondent and hurt use your Chikara-Reiki-Do energy to still your centre and bring balance back to your life.
Now let’s all celebrate the 4th July and enjoy some chocolate and forget about the big bums, spots or bad teeth 🙂
Have a powerful Chikara-Reiki-Do weekend.