Airport Emergency Reiki

Airport Emergency ReikiPracticing airport emergency Reiki was not in our itinerary. But then, neither was spending an entire day at the airport before departure.

Fog had reduced visibility to a quarter-mile, limiting the number of planes able to land. That meant fewer planes available for other flights, such as ours. 

Seven hours past our scheduled departure, as we finally walked through the now empty airport to our gate, a woman walking alone just ahead suddenly fell on her back, cracking her skull on the hard floor.

I raced to comfort her, placing my hands on her torso to practice Reiki, watching her face for signs of response.

She lay still for a few moments, perhaps unconscious, before showing signs of struggle. Her eyes flew open, full of fear. Her face grew purple, then contorted in agony. Her wrists cocked sharply as she began to seize.

Keeping my hands gently on her, I called into the empty space around us for a doctor. Blood flowed in a widening pool off the left side of her head. When the convulsion stopped, her eyes opened again, and seemed less distressed.

A man of generous heart pulled off his shirt in the cool hall to wrap her head. He told me to help roll her on her side so fluids could drain from her mouth. I followed his lead and maintained hand contact to continue whatever airport emergency Reiki practice was possible.

Another man arrived from the right and moved in close to her face, calling to her to stay with us. When a doctor arrived, I slipped away to give him access.

A bit later, she was wheeled past as we sat waiting to board, the stretcher configured so she sat upright. I was happy to see she was conscious.

I caught up to the medics as they wheeled her into the elevator. As a stranger, I couldn’t ask her condition, and it didn’t seem helpful to launch into the whole airport emergency Reiki narrative, so I simply told one medic I’d been the first person to reach her, and asked if he had any questions about what happened. He said, no, she was all right, and kindly offered his thanks. 

Evaluating airport emergency Reiki

Did my ersatz airport emergency Reiki practice help the woman? There’s no way to know for certain, but my experience says it likely did some good. Helping someone stay calmer than would be expected, and perhaps relieving some pain, can improve medical outcomes.

Following that evening, my heart burns with a fierce gratitude that I’m able to offer emergency Reiki service any time, anywhere, even on an airport floor.

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5 thoughts on “Airport Emergency Reiki”

  1. In July 2006 I saw something falling on the shoulder of one of my factory workers. Immediately I covered his shoulder with my palm. After 30 minutes of Reiki session I removed my hand. The worker said that he was fit and fine. During Reiki session I could feel a lump rising first and then subsiding.

  2. Another reason people fall suddenly is from a syncopal episode, meaning that the heart rate drops to a very low rate causing or suddenly stops causing the person to fall, once they fall it causes the heart rate to increase its rate. Seizure activity could be noted. It is possible that she could have seized , dropped her heart rate which caused her to fall. It would be interesting to know the outcome of this. It sounds to me like syncope but I think offering Reiki created a calming and balancing atmosphere, which is the best thing in these circumstances

  3. This is wonderful, Pamela!

    It illustrates one of the many reasons I learned to be an EMT and spent 7 years at it. I wanted to be able to offer Reiki during medical emergencies. It turned out that projecting a calm presence is key to managing those situations, and my Reiki-enhanced ability to do so was appreciated.

    It sounds like that’s what you did as well, and good for you and the other bystanders! A lot of people would freeze or panic in those situations.

    From your description, I would speculate that the woman’s seizure came before and caused her fall. The medics deciding that she did not need to be strapped to a board and have her spine immobilized was a really good sign.


    1. That occurred to me also, Jeffrey, that a seizure might have caused her fall, since it was so sudden, with no signs of loss of balance before falling backwards. I don’t know why a seizure strong enough to topple her backwards would have totally stopped for at least a minute, but I am not a physician. I would love to speak to a doctor about this, just for my own understanding.

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