Healing Pain with the Power of Reiki

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About three months ago, my life partner Terri was suffering from intense lower back pain. She’d injured herself while working at her job. She works in a kitchen, where she continually lifts economy-sized cans of food.
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Terri’s pain was incredibly severe. She felt like her back was locking up. I was concerned. If she didn’t act soon, her back issues might worsen, raising the risk for further injury. We both knew it was time to utilize Reiki to promote healing.
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The Journey to Healing

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I’m so grateful that I’m a Reiki healer. It’s awesome and amazing that through my hands I can facilitate healing for others.
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On a Monday evening, I had Terri sit on a cushioned chair in our living room. To create a more relaxed atmosphere, I dimmed the lights and turned on calming music, infused with water sounds.m
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Terri was ready to receive the life energy flowing from my hands. Neither of us harbored any fears or concerns about the process: we felt only hopefulness and faith. We knew that the healing would come.

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As the scent of lemongrass filled the air, I placed my hands on her shoulders. I allowed myself to focus completely on Terri. I put my other thoughts aside. And then I initated the opening prayer.

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Opening Prayer

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For me, a Reiki session begins with a prayer to help connect me with God and with the power of life energy that’s available to us for love, comfort, and healing. This is what I said:
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I call on the universal power and energy of Reiki that’s in and around us, at all times. I ask that its healing energy go exactly where it’s needed most for Terri’s healing, with unconditional love and support.

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Let the healing light and energy that is a part of me, touch her back and bring relief; let it flow from me to her, and spread throughout her body.

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I pray that Terri’s sense of knowing be strengthened and that any blocks in her connection to God’s love be removed.

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I call on the energy of those who have practiced Reiki in the past, and those who practice it now, to assist me. I ask you, God creator of the universe and great healer, to bless me and bless me in my healing work.

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The Healing

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The first session lasted about thirty minutes. During this time, Terri fell asleep. (This sometimes happens when we receive Reiki.) Using my intuition, I worked on various areas of her body, including the major chakras.

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Following the initial session, Terri confirmed that her pain had lessened. Evening though it came back the next moring, it was not as bad as it had been the previous day.
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Each night, after arriving home from work, we would begin the healing ritual again. After each Reiki session, I would also massage certain pressure points on her back and feet.
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With every day that passed, Terri’s pain continued to diminish. After nine sessions, at around 30 minutes each, she confidently declared that her pain was gone.
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To this day, she has not experienced any intense back pain.
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We are both grateful for Reiki, this gift from God. That we can heal one another through our hands is an amazing miracle!
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Sarah Atwell lives in Oregon and is currently studying various methods of healing. Connect with Sarah on her blog

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