This is what the reiki master and BodyTalk practitioner said to me…

November 6, 2012

Dear Max

It seems that whichever spiritual practitioner I go to, they all say the same thing to me: that I’m quite closed, and don’t allow myself to feel.

This time the sentiment, or rather sense, came from a reiki master and BodyTalk practitioner Brent Feinberg. My Twitter friend Melanie Minnaar (hi Mel!) introduced me to him, and since I like alternative treatments, and can do with any help to unwind/balance/release, I was keen to go.

Reiki means “laying on of hands”, and the hands are used to channel energy and heal. I always say this, but one of the best things about reiki is not being touched. I quite like being clothed and not having my “comfort zone” broken. Brent aslo did some BodyTalk, which aims to “resynchronise” the body’s energy systems.

During my hour, I relaxed, went over about a dozen to-do lists in my head, but mostly relaxed. I had weird “rumblings” in my stomach, not the gas type (seriously!), but rather an unleashing kind. And then Brent, like all the others, said that I’m holding back so much emotion, and for some reason that made me sad. And I’m beginning to think that maybe “I’m fine” isn’t going to cut it anymore. That maybe it’s okay to be emotional, and show it too. Brent also said I should do art as a way to express myself.

These sessions are good, and hopefully I can learn from them.

BTW, today is the second day you’re away at the beach. I’m missing you hugely. I’m thinking of setting up an Advent-type calendar to count down to your return, made up of Cadbury’s Bubbly and Patron shots perhaps?

Love you and miss you,


Can’t wait to see this again 🙂


Feature image via Reikitrainingonline

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  • Yashmiha

    was reading, was paying attention… then i saw “bubbly”….. now im in a daze lols……

    November 6, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply
  • Pat Clarke

    hi Tanya
    What a lovely Blog today! It hit home as I have been seeing a Homeopathic Doctor for stress and health problems. Do you know they also recomended I do something creative eg: Gardening, Painting, pottery, Art or puzzles…to release emotion. Looks like you might be on to something and I am glad to know your reiki specialist recommends it too…so I know my doctor is of the same opinion. Lot out art world her come the soon to be famous Artists: Tanya and Pat
    Much Love

    November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am Reply
    • lorna

      Art is good for the soul:)

      November 8, 2012 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Jeanette

    so weird!! I also had rumblings in my tummy!!
    I enjoyed the experience too

    November 6, 2012 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Melanie Minnaar

    Hi Tans, your post sounds so serious as if you were a million miles away, thinking of so much more, when you jotted down your feedback. Is that the after effect of a reiki session I wonder? The closest I’ve ever got to this type of treatment is reflexology (which I love!) which always results in me feeling exhausted afterwards but in a strangely good way. I hope you enjoyed the session with Brent. Is this something you’ll go back for again?

    November 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply
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