As a health professional and seasoned Reiki therapist, I am well aware that clinical studies show Reiki, an ancient energy balancing technique making its way to St Hubert Pendant mainstream medicine, is an effective modality to help reduce pain, lift depression, enhance immunity and promote relaxation. Although it is a body, mind, and spirit modality, the spiritual aspects of Reiki are often overlooked and remain illusive in the outback of research. Truly, it is my favorite energy therapy because of its spiritual component. Just the words Reiki means universal life force energy or as some call it “energy from God.” Its sacred part, influenced by the Holy Spirit, is mysterious and cannot be explained by the logical mind.
I have had a private energy practice for the past nine years. During this time, I have been honored to assist hundreds of clients into wellness by being a conduit for Reiki’s healing energy. People from all walks of life, with a whole gamut of physical and emotional conditions have come and experienced Reiki’s benefits. All clients are my teachers but one, Zita, shed light on its powerful spiritual side. I cannot put her out of my mind.
I reel back to a few years ago. Zita arrived Saint Hubertu at my office accompanied by her two grown daughters. She had come for Reiki to reduce the stress of her looming divorce and also help her sleep better. I was in immediate awe of Zita. There was something beautiful about her. I couldn’t quite define it; she had a sort of aura, a certain luminescence enhanced by the sunrays filtering in through my unadorned windows.
During the initial client interview Zita informed me she was eighty five. Impossible! I thought to myself. Her posture and demeanor are so young for her age. As we continued, I learned she had seen a doctor only a handful of times in her entire life and was on no medication!
We began the Reiki session in the typical fashion. She lay back on the massage table in the quiet room with soft light. As I centered myself, I was aware of a medal which shifted in my pants pocket. For some reason I had slipped “the miraculous medal,” a nearly forgotten gift from a friend, into my pocket before Zita came. I had never worn this medal before, why today? Call it intuition or sixth sense, something instructed me to do it.
My mind drifted to the story of the “Miraculous Medal” It is one of the most worn and honored in religious history. Apparently, on November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Catherine Labourne in a chapel in Paris, France. Catherine described Mary as” perfectly beautiful.” The nun was told by the Blessed Mother to have her (Mary’s) image cast on a medal. The blessed Mother said, “All who wear it will receive great graces.” For those who did many miracles were reported.
Before I begin the Reiki treatment, I give the client a moment to call in a healer (if they wish) to assist. It could be a religious figure, an angel, guide or an ancestor. I offered this option to Zita but she remained silent. I wasn’t sure she called one in.
After placing my hands in a pattern around Zita’s face, I moved on to the throat, then over the heart chakra. As I did the name “Mary” flashed into my mind. Not once but several times, each with increasing clarity. Suddenly all my senses quickened and went on alert.