I bumped into P today in Asda and we stopped for a quick chat and I asked after her parents. She told me about her dad and how seriously ill he had been. He was rushed into hospital in January and they had told the family to stay, as it appeared there was no hope for him. In the ambulance his blood pressure was 200 and something over 100 and something (Apologies for the lack of precision here but anyone who knows me knows I have this inability to retain numbers ) .
Throughout the journey to hospital and in there, P continued to give him Reiki healing and he survived 5 critical points and recovered sufficiently for them to operate on his heart and he is now home recovering slowly. His consultant claimed his survival was a miracle.
Driving home I was smiling to myself and so happy for P, for what greater confirmation can a Reiki student have than witnessing results like this? But I also realised how opportune the meeting was too, because I am planning a class for Thursday evening on Like Mindz, where we will be focusing on 2 key questions the students have raised , which are:
- What can happen through healing?
- Can anyone become a healer?
However, this example given to me today can go some way to answering both of the questions I need to address and just makes me marvel at how the universe does provide for us. And talking of the universe leads me nicely to a quote of another of my heroes, Albert Einstein
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us
'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his
thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical
delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us,
restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons
nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature
in its beauty.