Almost two years ago, I won a free Reiki treatment in a raffle at a Holistic Fair. Not only that, I was given a card entitling me to one free Reiki treatment, by Dori Patriche, one of the Reiki masters at his display table.
Red letter day for me.
But let's back up a bit, because this had been a big day for me even before all this luxury.
I drove myself to the Holistic Fair, the first time I'd driven alone for such a long distance in months -- I was behind the wheel for I'll bet 20 minutes. And I made it. All by myself.
I was vibrating and had a head stone on (that is to say my thoughts and my vision were fragmented and understanding what was said to me was difficult) but it was handleable. I really wanted to go to this event and I wondered if I could make it on my own.
Flushed with victory, I went into the building and paid a small entrance fee. This got me a ticket to a raffle which I put in my purse for later.
I made the rounds, looking at all the displays, asking questions. At one point I asked a kind woman if I could sit in a chair by her table.
"I have CFS, " I explained, "and sometimes I just need to rest a bit." She was very understanding and happy to oblige.
At the Reiki table I asked many questions, and we had a fairly long conversation. As I was going to leave, Dori asked me to wait a minute, and went to another table to get something. He held an appointment card, and wrote on it, saying he wanted me to come in for a free treatment.
Wonderful! I was really excited.
The next day, I got a phonecall from his wife Martha, who also does Reiki, and she told me I'd won the raffle. When I told her that Dori had offered a free treatment, she was delighted and said they would give me a double treatment. They would both work on me at the same time for an hour.
The day of my appointment, I went to Reiki-Do Natural Healing Centre which is in their home in Leamington, Ontario. They sat with me in their living room for an hour. They wanted to know about my condition, my symptoms, my history, my feelings, my family. They made me feel like I was the most important person in the world, and like they had all the time in the world for me.
Then they had me lie down and covered me with a sheet. Dori stood at my head and Martha at my feet. They didn't touch me during the process, but their arms and hands were extended out over me, moving from one area to another.
I was quiet, but inside my mind was very busy and foggy at the same time, and I had some buzzy physical sensations, that had started before the treatment.
Dori said that he sensed that initially my thoughts were racing but he thought they'd calmed down after some time. He was right.
I felt the need to cough after awhile. A different kind of tickle, or pressure. I suppressed it at first then thought this might be part of it, so I coughed a tiny little cough a few times.
They both agreed, "There may be some things you need to voice."
(Boy was THAT the truth and had been for some time.)
The treatment lasted about 45 minutes. I think I was asleep part of the time. They gave me some water afterward, and sat with me for about 15 minutes afterward, making sure I was feeling okay. Sometimes, they explained, people can feel a bit disoriented after. I had the feeling if I'd wanted to stay longer they would have given me the rest of the afternoon. What sweet people.
Later, my legs hurt off and on, especially my right knee where I'd been injured in an old bike accident. My head was a bit achy, earaches, swollen glands, sore throat. Toxins moving out? It occured to me.
Later still, I was aware of a great calm. I had now become aware that, prior to this, even when I'd have said I was relaxed and not experiencing symptoms, there remained what I termed a "chattering" in my arms and in my head. But for the next 24 hours it was gone. Had it not been for this great calm as a contrast, I would not have ever realized that even when I think I'm relaxed, I'm not. I have a constant chatter in my nervous system.
I would like to experience the fullness of that great calm again.
Got a chance to have a Reiki treatment? I recommend that you go for it. I certainly would.