By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
At our Reiki events and during private sessions it seems that many people are afraid to bring up the topic of miracles but want to. They want to know how long it will take them to heal. They want some concrete time frame as to how long this ‘Reiki stuff” will take to heal them especially if they have physical illness. Many people simply want a healing miracle. I totally understand. If there was a magic pill, believe me, I’D TAKE IT FIRST!! I live and deal with five chronic ‘invisible’ illnesses every day – you can bet, I’d be first in line getting that pill.
Bubble Bursting – Warning
I hate to burst your bubble, but sometimes a dose of reality is what we need. Sometimes believing in a magic pill keeps us in denial longer than good and real information that can help us move on. Ok, here is the bubble bursting but you have to read the whole thing to truly understand. If you don’t want to do that, then bail out now and stay in blissful denial. If you’d like to know more, it’s a good story, read on.
Reiki Works In Mysterious Ways
Here is a photo of us about six months before his rib went out.
Reiki will never go against our free will. Which means, if our soul has chosen illness as a spiritual tool for growth, then we must learn what we have come here to learn from this tool, BEFORE we can be healed. The earth plane is unique from other healing/learning planes of existence because it is the most dense. Therefore, there are lessons we can only learn while we are here; lessons such as addiction and physical illness. We can learn them in other planes of existence as well, but not to the same dense level that we can while in physical form here. Therefore, these lessons are critical to our soul’s development and we comprehend that at a soul level. But, we don’t remember it at a human level. That is the importance, but the reality is, there are no short cuts to learning these lessons. It takes years, lifetimes to learn many of these lessons we have signed up for, which means that the Reiki will help us, guide us and even heal us if that is what is for our highest good, but it will not ‘cure’ us, unless that is what our soul signed up for.
Lesson of Patience
Reiki will also not heal us any faster than our subconscious mind is ready for. If it did, our belief systems would send up a HIGH ALERT and sabotage the process we were making anyway. Reiki heals us at the exact pace our unique personality is ready to heal at, no faster and no slower. JUST RIGHT. This may not be as fast as your CONSCIOUS MIND wants to go, believe me, I totally understand this one first hand. But, this spiritual and healing work cannot be rushed. Sometimes the true beauty is in the process, the journey, the full experiences along the way. Sometimes we can’t see the true beauty until we are through it, but it’s even more impressive on that side.
Sometimes Miracles Happen
And then sometimes, miracles happen. Sometimes miracles are supposed to happen to help us along our path, to help us with our faith when we need it. I believe we also sign up for these miracles before we come here knowing we may need some extra support, some extra push in the right direction. My husband experienced such a healing miracle that helped him to believe in Reiki and me, many years ago when I was a new Reiki healer.
My Husband’s Reiki Miracle
My husband Robert is very open-minded, he has to be, to be married to me for over 18 years. But, he’s also a thinker, a cynic and a natural-born inquisitor of new things. When I started taking Reiki classes he was first in line for me to practice on him but didn’t like to ask me too often because I was busy with kids, Mommy/kid activities, household stuff and also practicing healings as much as possible in my ‘free’ time in between. He didn’t want to put more on me. I respectfully wait until he asks me to practice Reiki on him, still do. So it was a few months before he asked.
At this time in our lives, Robert would get a rib out regularly. If you’ve ever had a rib out, you know, it hurts pretty horribly and would put my strong and independent husband ‘on his knees’ so to speak. He searched high and low for a Chiropractor who could help him. We finally found one who could put him back in place and it would last 5 to 6 weeks. This was the best he’d found so far and he was thrilled. So, every 5 to 6 weeks he would journey up to the highlands about forty minutes away to have his body adjusted and then the rib would not go out. This worked well. Until it didn’t.
Enter – Student Healer Wife
Robert and I on the beach in CA before we moved to Sequim, WA. He’s always been my biggest & most faithful supporter.
After I’d taken my Reiki II class and had been practicing for a few months Robert’s ribs went out again. Unfortunately or fortunately for him, our Chiropractor was out-of-town. He was in such pain and feeling there was little hope for relief, he asked me if I would do a Reiki healing on him. I don’t know if he believed it would do anything, but when we have no other options, we often open up to new things we never would consider otherwise. Thank God for that. I didn’t even have a table back then so he laid on the end of the bed after the kids had gone to sleep and I did two hours of Reiki. Afterwards, I rolled him over and he fell asleep.
He woke up the next morning and not only were his ribs back in place, but there was no pain. Not only that, but his ribs didn’t go out again for almost EIGHT YEARS!! Eight years later, they went out again, I practiced Reiki on him again, put him to bed and now it’s been another two years. His body was helping him work on this issue again but in a lesser way.
Why Did Robert Get a Miracle?
I have contemplated this healing miracle my husband experienced and ‘discussed’ it with my guides over time. I believe Robert got a healing miracle because he needed it, because he signed up for it before he came here in order to fully believe in Reiki and me. Yes, it’s all about me, it’s my blog. LOL. I’m sure he has his own healing reasons as well, but combined with the fact that in order for me to have my business, which is run quite a bit out of our home and often interrupts family time and takes a great deal of dedication from our whole family – I believe he needed to, mind, body and soul, believe in what I do to help other people. Otherwise, he may not have been nearly as committed to my Reiki practice as he’s been, which is a great deal.
A Miracle is a Miracle
I don’t believe we always have to have a reason for a miracle, I believe we can’t possibly know how that all works. I like to believe that sometimes our Divine Source likes to surprise us and keep us on our toes with a nice surprise. And, I don’t believe we are truly meant to know how it all works. This is the faith part.
But, in some cases, like ours, I believe there was a reason and it worked wholeheartedly.
I see what I call ‘mini miracles’ in my life daily. To me, every time I feel the Reiki in my hands or receive intuitive information that connects to a client in an important way, that feels like a miracle to me – every time. It helps me have faith, hope and spiritual power by knowing each and every day that I am watched over, guided and protected by Divine Love. It keeps me going every day through the hard stuff and it gives me hope for our future on this planet that we can turn things around and save not only our planet but each other as well. These are all miracles, big or little. A miracle is a miracle no matter what you call it. If you just believe. If it gives you faith.
My family at about the time when I learned Reiki for the first time. My family has supported me in so many ways for me to be able to practice Reiki at home, at odd hours and on many weekends when we could have otherwise been together. They fully believe in me and what I do. So grateful for them.
I pray our little story helps you to understand a bit more about how Reiki heals, that miracles really do happen in our lives in big and little ways and we just need to be aware, be in the flow and be grateful. And, that patience is sometimes one of the biggest lessons we can learn, I know it is for me – because I still don’t have that magic pill.
Many Reiki Blessings to you all, may you receive the miracle you requested this year!!
Love and Light,
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