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Threshold Experience- Teaching a Skeptic

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Last Updated: January 23, 2021
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This page is one of a series where I share a personal experience or anecdote related to my Reiki work.  The pages are also intended to give you some "food for thought" and add to your overall Reiki knowledge base. 
While the experience has been my own, I feel that you should decide for yourself how much (if any) of the content has any usefulness to your own Reiki work. 

Sometimes a question in class suddenly reminds me of a past experience.  Recently it was of an old Reiki 1 class experience from the late 1990s and about a skeptical student getting validation right then and there that her Reiki was indeed real and working.

A local Italian Canadian fellow (in his late teens I think) asked if he could learn Reiki as he wanted to help his mother recover from her hysterectomy.  I mention his cultural background as it was significant in relaton to his parents.  When I went to their house, his mother was present and as I sat down and began to explain about Reiki and the class, she didn't offer to leave when I began teaching.  Of course I knew not to even ask her to do so.

So I didn't say anything but just assumed that this "old country" mom was going to keep an eye on this "Reiki Master" and what he was teaching her son.  I could understand that, thinking of my own grandparents and their possible beliefs.  So during the course of the training, I attuned her as well, and took them both through the class exercises.

But the real fun came when I had them each take a turn on the Reiki table for a full treatment.  When the boy worked on his mother, I kind of sensed that although his hands might feel warm or even hot to her, she was just think it was a natural sensation.  When they switched places she went to the washroom first.  So I did my own quick scan of the boy while we waited.  I was surprised by a sensation of fluttering in his chest area.  I didn't say anything but kept scanning.  When I got to his knees I could feel he had a few injuries there, nothing critical, but he had told me before that he played soccer.  So I mentioned that his knees felt like they were recovering from some injury and agreed he had in the past banged them up.  Then I said "But what is all this fluttering sensation up in your chest area?"  He said that he had emphysema as a child, and that it was mostly gone, but sometimes he would get winded playing soccer.  So I suggested that he work on that area each day and help it along. 

Just after that his mother came out of the washroom so I walked her through the treatment on her son.  When her hands were around his head he remarked that they felt very warm.  Again I could sense that she just felt this was natural.  When she came around to the side of the table and I had her lay both hands across his chest, he immediately sat up and grabbed her hands exclaiming loudly how strong and hot the energy felt from them.  She was completely shocked as he was telling her over and over how amazing they felt.  smiley   I jthen explained that it was likely due to his condition in that area, and that his body was now drawing far more from her than before. 

And of course I then also knew that she would have to believe her son that this Reiki stuff was indeed valid.  I felt that after the class, ther would be lots of exploring this new talent with each other.  And for me, this was just another example of how I always tend to get validation of not only Reiki but of other new skills I am learning and sharing. I suspect many of my readers do so as well.

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