My mother was 85 at the time: a small, round woman who had devoted her life to bringing up her children and being a housewife. For some people today, "housewife" would seem a dirty word, but for Helen it meant a world filled with visiting, giving advice, sewing, baking and her African violets.
I was originally asked by a health magazine to write about one of my Reiki experiences and this resulted in the story entitled "Small Miracles`" detailing my Mother's experience with Reiki. After its publication, my father, who has been telling stories all of his life, encouraged me to write more. My writing is a way of teaching which feels natural to me following my long history as a technical writer and software teacher. I write when spirit moves me to do so about topics that spirit presents. I hope you will enjoy reading them and find some small nugget of gold for yourself.
When I put my hands on her, her energy is deep and quiet: very, very quiet. I search exploring its texture - looking for more but there isn't any. It has a quiet strength that says "that's just the way it is".
I remember her as a little girl. White haired, beautiful. Always wanting a cat for a playmate. Putting her cat in the doll carriage and strolling it down the long driveway. The cat languished in the affection - never lashing out.
Reiki is a natural healing system that channels energy through the body. It soothes pain, relieves stress and boosts your own ability to heal. Could you benefit from stress or pain relief? Would increased vitality and balance help in your life?
These are some of the benefits of Reiki. But what is Reiki and how does it work?