Years ago, when I studied Reiki, I discovered that when I held my hand on a painful part of the body, it helped things calm down. I also found out my sister could feel me sending her Reiki (life energy) while she was on the other side of the world. My conclusion from the course was that although I do not know what really happens to the body when someone holds a hand over it or how sending imaginary energy to another person far away help, these things work.
For a long time after that course, I kept checking my Reiki abilities. When my kids felt a bit sick, when they fell down and when they cried, I would put my hands on their body and within 5 to 10 minutes, the pain would disappear. Whether it was because they stood still for a while, because the warmth of my hands felt good on the painful area or because of some psychosomatic effect, it worked like a charm.
My kids often describe it as a touch that makes us relax. Luckily for me, Gal came to do the course with me, so imagine how relaxed we both feel when we touch each other…
I think that Eden, my 22-year-old daughter, is full of Reiki. She does not need to touch you to make you relax. You just relax when you are around her. It is amazing how her presence helps people around her calm down. There can be tension, anger and arguments and as soon as she steps in, everyone settles down and starts sorting out the differences until pretty soon, everybody smiles.
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