Libba Lyons asked me to refer her to qualified local Reiki master. I didn’t know one, but offered these guidelines to help her find a class that was a good match for her. Libba recently sent this update, which I share with her permission:
Nearly a month has passed since I completed Reiki First degree training.
In that time, I have practiced Reiki healing daily on myself, and have started to notice subtle but very definite changes. I feel calmer and more at peace with myself as I am.
I have come to realize how much I want to express myself with love and creativity. It is leading me to consider changes in my work that will allow me to live authentically according to my talents and interests. This is an exciting process for me.
I first learned about Reiki through reading your book REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide.
Reiki healing my mother
I was drawn to Reiki practice by my desire to help my mother.
Four years ago, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia. It has been a terrifying experience for her, and witnessing her anguish has been difficult for me as well. I have wanted badly for her to feel better, and the course of medications has done very little to help her.
Last year, my mother fell and broke her hip and had to have it replaced. She has been in some pain since then and has been very anxious and depressed.
Mother becomes particularly agitated as I prepare to leave her after visiting for the day. When I read about Reiki practice, I thought that it would be a way to help us both to deal more productively with a situation that neither of us can change.
I have given her Reiki treatments over the past three weeks. Since then, she has reported to me that she has no more pain.
Each time I give her a Reiki treatment, she falls asleep. When she wakes up, she tells me she feels relaxed and very good. Now when I leave her she stays in good spirits and sees me off with a smile.
My mother has aphasia so it is difficult for her to talk to me. However, after one treatment I was surprised to hear her say “I have joy and happiness with you” — a remarkably clear and full utterance.
I am now an avid student of Reiki practice and inspired by it more than I can express. I am very grateful I found you through your book and web site. Thank you!
Has your Reiki practice helped an aging parent? Please share your story in a comment.
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