In the first 21 days after the Reiki Level-1 class, I started feeling the intensive flow of energy in me. Clearly, the practice was doing something. And I started doing healing work right away on family and friends. And amazing things started happening. I kept up my hands on healing practice as often as I could on myself. Here is a noteworthy healing experience.
One late summer afternoon in 2001, I was sitting out on the deck in my backyard, with my daughter, trimming dead flowers and branches from hanging flower pots in our yard. My daughter was barely 4 years old at that time. Normally I’d give her kid-safe scissors, but somehow, absentmindedly, I had given her regular adult scissors that day!
As we were doing our clipping and trimming, my daughter was standing opposite me, contributing her effort as well. And then I noticed that my daughter’s face was turning red, her lips were pouting, and she was about to break forth into a big crying bout. I knew something had gone wrong. I pulled out her hands from within the flower basket where it still was, and noticed that her left forefinger had a deep cut, all ready to spurt out with blood.
Two things happened nearly simultaneously. The ego went into a state of guilt and self-judgment and initiated a serious whipping frenzy of just how awful a dad I was to be so careless, and how horrible a person I was to inflict this sort of injury on her. At the same time, thankfully so from hindsight, the heart kicked into action to take over the proceedings.
I put her injured finger between the palm of my hands and started Reiki right away, telling her in a soothing voice that I am sorry she got cut, and that this is going to be ok in just a few minutes. For the most part, I was in a state of stillness, periodically being distracted by the lashing from my ego. About 15 minutes later, I opened the palm of my hands, and my jaw dropped open wide to note that the deep cut had just disappeared. I mean, it just vanished. Poof! Wow!
With tears in my eyes, I hugged my daughter and thanked God for His Grace. She ran inside the home yelling to her mom, “Amma! Amma! Do you know what happened! I had a big boo boo in my finger and Appa just made it go away. He did Reiki magic and it went away!” My wife was not sure what had happened, and couldn’t believe the story of the little girl, but was happy that she was safe!
15-minutes of hands on healing, and a deep cut disappears leaving that part of the skin as if there was no cut before! In my book of life experiences, that is a miracle, if I had ever seen one.