Reiki has been a part of my life for quite some time now. In fact, it seems like eons ago when Dawn and I took our first Reiki class together. As time went on the more we practiced Reiki, the more we started seeing remarkable results. Recently our family experienced a true Reiki miracle and many of you were part of it.
On October 24th last year, the dreaded “call in the middle of the night” came. It was 2AM and when I answered the phone my daughter Ashley said “Mom, - I’m at the hospital and I am in labor”. Her baby was not due for another three months. She said as soon as they knew what the situation was she would call us. I immediately started to pray for Ashley and the baby and send Reiki to them. Another call at 4AM from my son-in-law told us that Ashley was now on medication to stop labor. The doctors also started her on steroids to help develop the baby's lungs, but she needed to be on them at least twelve hours. I then called Dawn and she said she would immediately start sending Reiki. One last phone call told us that nothing was working and the baby was coming very soon.
The doctors and nurses were preparing Ashley and her husband for a very tiny baby, between 1-11/2 lbs. That is the usual weight for six months gestation. They also listed all the “normal” problems with a baby that early.
Well, our little guy arrived at 2lbs. 15oz. and everyone was amazed. He was wisked off to the NICU and put on a ventilator to help him breathe. When we saw him about two hours later he looked like a little skeleton with very red skin stretched over his frame. He was immersed in a tangle of tubes, IVs and warming lights. The doctors told us to expect lung problems to develop during the next three days and for his overall condition to worsen. They also repeated the various concerns with a preemie including failure of the retinas to attach properly in his eyes.
I spent that night at the hospital with Ashley so her husband could get some sleep at home. About 5:30 the next morning I walked down to the NICU to check on our baby. When I saw him, I was astonished to see the ventilator had been removed. We had been told he would be on it for weeks – possibly even months. His nurse said that he was breathing so well on his own that they removed it earlier that morning. Again the doctors just could not believe how well he was doing.
Dawn continued to do Reiki on him from her home and all my dear Beacon friends did the same. He was also put on numerous prayer lists from Maryland to Colorado. Ashley and her husband finally picked the name Jacob for our little boy. That day I reread the story of Jacob in my Bible and discovered that the name Jacob means “protected by God”. How could he have any other name?
Each day Jacob improved more and more. His condition never deteriorated and his breathing remained normal. Dawn and I kept in touch every few days and I would tell her the next milestone Jacob had to meet. Accepting nourishment from a feeding tube, regulating body temperature, learning to nurse and of course gaining weight were just some of them.
Each hurdle was addressed with Reiki and focused intention from our network of loving support. Jacob just kept growing and improving each day. IVs disappeared, breathing problems never developed and the retinas in his eyes were properly attached. Fifty-two days after birth Jacob came home. This was five weeks earlier than the doctors expected. He has continued to thrive – each check up is perfect and his doctor is amazed. As of January 31st he weighed 10lbs.
There is no doubt in our minds that Reiki and prayer made all the difference in Jacob’s life. I feel that Reiki is just another form of prayer – a connecting with our higher source – a stepping into the light with faith and right intention. Reiki helps us open up to the healing love, blessings and peace that are always available to us.
by Lynn Sins