How Anxiety can Lead to Peace

How Anxiety can Lead to Peace

I love the healing power of Reiki, yet many people are skeptical as to how the laying of hands on or over your body can be helpful.

I get it, I was definitely uncertain of it when I first of heard of Reiki. I grew up in a religious community where it was common to see the “laying on of hands” during church services and I knew I wanted nothing to do this!

Yet, when I had an opportunity to experience Reiki for the first time, my interest was piqued.

My first Reiki session was a Distant Session.

I couldn’t even imagine how this could be helpful for me or how it even worked, yet I was willing to give it a try.  Something inside me knew I needed to experience this. This first session was only 15 minutes but I was amazed at the sense of peace that followed me for days after!

You see, I’ve struggled with Anxiety for most of my life. Worry, nervousness and stress were my constant companions. To go for even a few days with this amazing sense of peace filling me from the inside out, was incredible. From this point onward, my life slowly began to change in ways I couldn’t even imagine at the time.

Soon after I began to seek out a teacher. I wanted to know more. I wanted to learn to do this for myself.

It wasn’t long before I found a wonderful teacher who has guided me as I learned this amazing energy healing practice.


Do you remember as a child, how you would skin your knee and instinctively, you would hold your hands over it until it felt better?  Or maybe when you have a headache, what’s the first thing you do? You hold your head with your hands, maybe rub your temple or the back of your head and somehow the pain begins to slowly subside. Have you felt fear, and your hands automatically rest on your heart or your stomach or maybe you have an argument and your hands immediately rest on your throat?

Without being conscious of what we’re doing, our hands bring a sense of calm, peace and balance to the affected area that needs it most.

That’s what Reiki does. We are all beings of energy, just as Albert Einstein famously quoted…

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

Reiki (an ancient Japanese healing technique) is an energy healing method that helps create balance within our bodies. By using our Palm Chakras, we all are able to channel life force energy.  We intuitively know as very young children that we are all able to shift our energy!

Once we begin to learn and practice Reiki, we soon find that it can be very calming, almost like a form of meditation. By connecting with our Higher Self, we begin to release what no longer serves our highest good, bringing our mind, body and spirit into balance and feeling a new sense of peace.


While sitting or lying down, close your eyes and begin to relax with a few deep breaths. Place one hand over your heart and another over your head. (It doesn’t matter whether its your forehead, the top or the back of your head.)

Continue breathing as your own energy begins to flow. Do this for a couple minutes, allowing the energy to flow in rhythm with your breath, in and out, head to heart, heart to head. Imagine this energy releasing all worries, fears or anxiety from your body.  Soon your mind will become quiet, and you may begin to feel a new sense of peace filling your entire body. When your ready, slowly open your eyes.

I hope you enjoyed this short energy healing session.


If you love what you’ve read and would like to experience a full reiki session, whether in person or distant you can schedule an appointment here.

If you live in the Southern Okanagan Valley, Canada and would like to learn Reiki for yourself, I have dates available for Reiki Level 1 in early 2018.

Tracey Swainson is an energy healer and intuitive guide on a mission: her passion is to be a channel for peace, to help people heal their own emotional experiences. She brings healing both to the spiritual and physical bodies through intimate, sacred, supportive one on one sessions. It was the emotional and spiritual healing of her own pregnancy loss experiences that fully birthed her into this sacred work. Tracey empowers people to transform their broken hearts and guides them to remember their inherent truth so they can gain closure and go on to live a life of graceful peace and blissful joy.


Are you ready to make peace with your past?

Are you ready to make peace with your past?

My journey to making peace with my past,

has my heart filled with so much joy.

There was a time, in the depths of my emotional pain that I would never have believed this. My emotional wounds felt so deep and dark; yet sadly I hung on to them like a baby holds onto its security blanket.

How is it that the thing we fear, that creates such anxiety and shame within our life becomes the monster that we have such difficulty letting go of. For me, it was my multiple miscarriages, but not just that, it was everything that I allowed to become attached to that.

Anger, Depression, Shame, Envy, Isolation, Hopelessness, Inadequate, There must be something wrong with me. This and so much more was attached to the loss of my babies. It became a monster that I felt I couldn’t fight, so I gave in. I lost my power.

I clearly remember the moment, that I looked in the mirror and actually said out loud, “I’m done, I don’t want to carry the heartache of my miscarriages another day.”

“Universe, I give this to you.”

Literally, six days later, the healing took place within my heart.

The shame, sorrow, anxiety, jealousy, emptiness… all of it was gone.

I was filled with peace, I felt as though I was floating on a cloud. I could feel the peace, like rays of sunshine, shining through the depths of my sorrow, carrying the heartache away, leaving me with soulful peace.

In the weeks that followed something else began to happen. I began to find my power. Now, I am learning self-love, I’m learning to honor my truth. I’m creating space for everything I always wanted but felt so unworthy of.

I heard Gabby Bernstein say thatwhen you say YES to healing, the healing is presented to you in a very profound way.

I can say with absolute certainty that this is true!

How do you know that you’re ready to create space for healing in your life?

  1. You feel your sadness, anxiety or fears as though there’s a heaviness within your heart and you are SO tired of carrying this weight around.
  2. You begin to recognize that there’s something you desire, if only you could get past ________________________ (fill in the blank, what is your monster?)
  3. In the stillness of space, you realize that you are beginning to see you life in a whole new light, despite the burden you carry.

So when you are ready to release your heartache, anxiety, fears or whatever may be holding you back, let the Universe know, and an opportunity WILL present itself to create a space of healing and fill your heart with soulful peace.

make peace with your past


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