A story about the amazing Grace Jones and her healing journey of colon cancer and Reiki during her surgery. She was and will always be an inspiration to me!
While sitting a table with my sister at what I was told was a health fair in mid-September, we met a truly amazing woman. As it turned out, this was clearly not a health fair and Grace Jones was the only person to stop and talk with my sister and I that day. One might think that it was just a silly coincidence, but I’m not a believer in coincidence. In my heart, I know that we were meant to meet that day, and I’m so grateful we did.
Grace stopped to comment on how she loved my black shirt with purple butterflies on it...sharing with me that purple is her favorite color too. As she looked at the things on my table that I was selling, she asked some questions about Reiki and the crystal healing pouches I had created. This quickly transpired into what seemed like a conversation with an old friend, and she shared with me her story of having been diagnosed with colon cancer and that the surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. This is a story that Grace had decided not to even share with her family. I felt honored that she felt comfortable enough to shared her story with me. In talking with Grace, I quickly got a sense of her soul, listening to the incredible amount of positivity that came through to me in talking about her life while speaking with her.
Thinking back to the diagnosis of cancer that came to me in my life, I remember the vast array of emotions that flooded me daily, none of which were positive or even remotely healthy for me. But the woman standing before me exuded strength, positivity, love and such light. Simply by the way she spoke, and the passion for life in her voice, I might never have known what she was going through had she not told me. I could feel the brightest light in her soul. Even while speaking about her diagnosis, she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was going to find the rainbow at the end of it all, and come out an even stronger and brighter Grace than before. What a truly amazing woman, and I feel blessed to now call her my friend.
A few days after meeting Grace, she called to talk with me about Medical Reiki and asked about all of the healing benefits of Reiki before, during and after surgery. Grace asked that I Reiki her during her surgery, and I felt honored to be a part of this beautiful woman’s healing journey. I immediately sent a post to all of my Certified Medical Reiki Master sisters to be with us on Graces surgery day in spirit with healing and thoughts of love and light. Due to the short notice, I would not be able to be physically in the operating room with her, but we planned a two hour Reiki session for during her surgery, and I provided a Reiki drip for the next few hours after her surgery so that she could hopefully be out of recovery quickly and find herself in her balloon filled hospital room resting and beginning to heal. Prior to her surgery, Grace arranged for herself, a room that would look and feel like a celebration was happening while she was there. This is how Grace lived her life and it shined through at every turn. Even after her surgery, she wanted to be able to see fun things of light and happiness surrounding her while healing in her hospital room.
Grace had given her daughter my phone number so that we could touch base after her surgery and I was so happy to hear all of the updates of her miraculous milestones after each day had passed. After a few days, Grace was emailing me herself with wonderful updates on how she felt, and completely back to her true and happy self. Three weeks later, Grace and I met up for brunch and boy did she look absolutely stunning. Again, with such light in her heart, I would have never guessed all she had been through because this beautiful woman was just glowing. And this to me speaks volumes of her person. I learned that day, that she, like most of us has a story with some less than wonderful things that she’s endured in her life. Sitting across from me was this amazing Grace, who through her own trials and tribulations in life, would not let any of that darkness penetrate into the light of her mind, body and soul. In fact, to celebrate life in the upcoming weeks, she had planned an amazing trip to London with her daughter. Such an amazing soul she is...truly an inspiration to me!
Grace, I thank you for allowing me to be a part of and share the story of your healing journey after your cancer diagnosis and surgery. It is my hope that everyone, including myself will realize life’s many blessings around us, and continue to see that we all have bumps in the road of life. It is truly how you handle those bumps that makes all the difference in our lives. From the little bit I’ve learned about Grace, I know that she continuously sees the light of the sunshine, even through the rain. This my dears, is truly living life and what life is all about. If we all learned to do this, the world would most certainly be a brighter place. Grace, to me, you are and will always be Amazing Grace, and I feel blessed to know you. xoxo
This is the healing time period recap post that I sent to all of my Certified Medical Reiki Master sisters who sent their love and light to everyone involved in Grace’s surgery:
Thanks for all of the thoughts sent our way while I did distant Reiki for a truly inspirational woman of positivity having had colon cancer surgery. I wanted to share a wonderful recap of miraculous healing. Post Surgery I received reports from her daughter that her surgery was a success. On day 3 my client emailed me while in the hospital of doing well and in great spirits. On day 4 my client hit all milestones and would be released the next day. She reports of doing great and to the surprise of all doctors on her healing progress. On day 6 my client reports no pain from surgery - only back pain from the awful hospital bed. On day 10 my client is well enough to go to the beach to heal in her happy place, and reports of getting stronger every day. On day 12 she met with her doctor to receive the news that the surgery revealed stage 2 colon cancer. They got it all out and it had not spread, so no radiation or chemotherapy needed. She reports that she’s healing very nicely and feeling great! Her body is functioning back to normal and her appetite is good! I feel truly blessed to receive such fabulous news as well as to have been able to support her in this journey of healing. Wanted to thank all of your for your thoughts of healing and support as well as deliver absolutely amazing news in healing.
Please share this story with anyone you know that it may help or could simply use a message of inspiration in their lives.
Reiki helps re-balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual body. It aids in the body's natural healing capabilities. It has now become a widely known therapy for many ailments and diseases. Reiki sessions help restore your sense of wholeness.
Reiki is now recognized for helping to heal tumors or certain forms of cancer and many other disorders. It is promoted by the American Cancer Society as safer holistic cancer therapy. Traditional cancer treatment can be very painful and draining. Because Reiki is a non-invasive procedure, it helps the patients relax, lowers the stress levels, lowers the heart rate, and even reduces intense pain while enduring conventional treatment. Reiki energy goes right where it's needed combating the pain and helps to promote better health for faster healing.
Reiki can help fight symptoms at each individual stage of conventional cancer treatments. Problems in our lives, illness, and disease come from minor blockages in our mind, body, or spirit. Energy healing restores the balance of the whole person. Sickness often begins in our mind, and it is often in the mind that healing begins, bringing you from a state of dis-ease back to a more balanced state. In the early stages of cancer, Reiki may even reduce tumor size, helping to reduce the number of chemo treatments.
Being diagnosed with Cancer can be very traumatizing and this I know personally. Since chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatments can be quite painful and draining, physically as well as mentally, Reiki can help ease the symptoms and bring balance back to your body. This balance will put your mind and body in a place conducive to your body's natural healing ability. It is said that accumulated emotional energy may be the original cause of an illness and Reiki can help the patient release this energy.
In the case of terminal care, Reiki is used in focusing on improving the quality of life by reducing the physical and emotional stress often associated with serious illness, especially in hospices. I donated time to a local hospice and helped many in their time of crossing over for an easier transition. Reiki was also a great help to the family who has been emotionally drained from the grieving process of losing a loved one.
A close family friend of mine was diagnosed with terminal esophageal cancer. During this devastating time, after every chemo treatment, I performed Reiki and was told that it relieved his pain. He spoke to me about the warmth that he felt during his sessions, creating a very calming effect on him. At an advanced state of cancer, he did lose his battle, but I take solace in the fact that I was able to help him feel better, even for a short while, during this process.
Reiki has many known benefits during cancer treatments. It balances the mind, body, and spirit, removing the body of toxins and impurities, allowing the body to regain its natural ability to heal. While rebalancing energy, Reiki enhances the immune system. It brings peace and calmness, reducing stress. It relieves pain and discomfort of treatment, creating comfort. Reiki helps regenerate cellular growth, accelerating the healing process.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, make a difference in their life and introduce them to the healing benefits of Reiki at a much needed time. There are quite a few articles on Reiki and Cancer, but here is just one article called Cancer Healed. Read more about Medical Reiki here as I am now a Certified Medical Reiki Master and can send you in person or distant Reiki while your having surgery. Also, call me to see how a Reiki drip can help you with nausea during chemotherapy. Please share this with anyone who may benefit from this article.
Love and light to you!
Reiki Level 2 On-Line Certification Course - Ascension of the mind!
This Reiki Level 2 Certification Course is based on the traditional teachings and founder of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui. In the Reiki Level 1 Course, you learn how to work with your hands. In the Reiki Level 2 Course, you ascend to learning how to work in a healing capacity with your mind. You will learn to raise your vibration and intuition as well as incorporate this new dimension into your Reiki practice on yourself and others.
In this course you will receive the three sacred symbols, learn their meanings as well as how to incorporate each with its individual qualities. It is through the symbols that you can begin to send healing across time and distance to support the deepening aspects of your practice. You will also move into the dimensions of healing trauma, crises, relationships or even experiences in the past, present or future.
If you are a bodyworker, yoga instructor, caregiver, doctor, nurse, acupuncturist, in the healing arts, or anyone that deals with or cares for others, think about incorporating Reiki in your practice. The people you serve can receive tremendous benefits by simply adding Reiki to your skill set.
With the Reiki Level 2 Attunement, you become aware of the importance of wholeness on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Balance is the key to greater health. It is through this Attunement that you will accept the universal blessings to support an intentional journey toward self-love, thereby ascending your sensitivity to the subtle energies and intuition.
As part of the Medical Reiki Master Community, I’m repeatedly amazed by the healing power of Reiki. This group continuously shares amazing outcomes of the healing capabilities of Reiki in multitudes of medical cases. There are even cases that are oftentimes documented medical issues where the patient is not given a lot of hope from their doctor for a complete recovery. I’ve been given permission by a fellow Certified Medical Reiki Master, Jody Wolfe, to share her own success story along with the success story of her client, that is very near and dear to her heart.
This is Jody’s recap of her own personal Reiki success story:
“I got involved working with a hand therapist because she watched me heal my own hand with Reiki, to her astonishment. I shattered my radius at the wrist in a compound fracture from a fall. My ulnar nerve was so badly damaged that I was told by more than one hand surgeon that I was unlikely to ever regain use of my right hand. The muscles in that hand became atrophied. I did Reiki every day, never giving up on its power to heal. My ulnar nerve spontaneously recovered overnight, and I went from completely unable to use my hand one day to full function the next morning. All my therapist had to do was help me rebuild strength and endurance. She understood that what happened was medically impossible and has been a champion for Reiki every since. Like you, I remember every day the gift of recovery Reiki has given me. How can we not want to bring this gift to others? Reiki on, sister!”
With such an incredible nerve damage recovery of her own, Jody is blessed to now have a certified hand therapist in her corner. She is able to share her gift of Reiki with others’ with a similar personal story.
This is what Jody shared about her clients healing with Reiki:
“I volunteer in a beautiful integrative working relationship with a certified hand therapist. Last week I started working with a long-time client of the clinic with severe Guillain-Barre syndrome. She was completely paralyzed, and after 2 years of hard work in both physical and occupational therapy, she has made minimal progress, with her hands being almost useless to her. While her nerves recently began showing some small initial signs of healing, she still had very far to go. After one short Medical Reiki treatment, her occupational therapy session, normally agonizing, was pain-free, and she spontaneously regained significant range of motion and functionality in her hands. She was able to perform every task the therapist gave her to test her new abilities. The client cried with joy, and the therapist was speechless, even though she was already a believer in Reiki. The occupational therapist did a periodic evaluation with her this week, and she did amazing - completing tasks in record time that she didn’t think she would ever be able to do again. Additionally, with Reiki, her pain during OT treatments has dropped from off the charts (with pain meds) to barely noticeable (with no pain meds). Oh, the wonders Reiki can do for patients! We are so blessed to be part of this important work.”
Like so many others, I am so very grateful every day for the gift of Reiki healing in my own life after thyroid cancer, so I will continue to share the incredible power of Reiki. Today, I am healthy and whole and feel blessed to be able to share the gift of Reiki healing with others. We all deserve to have the gift and grace of Reiki, so please share this with anyone who can be helped by the medical marvels of Reiki Healing.
A special thanks goes out to Jody Wolfe for allowing me to share two very personal and awe inspiring cases of Reiki Healing!
Be well! Love and light to you!
Most people are very well-aware of the power of suggestion. There is scientific proof that we have the potential to use our minds to heal us of illness. What was once considered pseudoscience, is no longer. An example of this is the placebo effect.
As stated in an article from Harvard Men's Health Watch called The Power of the Placebo Effect, “Your mind can be a powerful healing tool when given the chance. The idea that your brain can convince your body a fake treatment is the real thing — the so-called placebo effect — and thus stimulate healing has been around for millennia. Now science has found that under the right circumstances, a placebo can be just as effective as traditional treatments.” So in essence, the placebo forms the suggestion that the body can heal, which then creates the intention for the body to heal itself. And everything that we experience in life, begins first with an intention.
I also recently read a great article called Psychoneuroimmunology: Laugh and Be
Well, in the medical news today written by Tim Neman. The field of psychoneuroimmunology, commonly known as PNI, is the link between neuroscience and the immune system. It is common knowledge that continued stress can wreak havoc on your body and induce illness. Conversely, positive thoughts and happy times can lessen our stress and reduce illness. The mind has a huge impact on your health and it has now been proven through PNI, that a self-improvement technique using guided imagery and visualization in a meditative state, creates an increase of the fighting cell T4 in the immune system to bring you back to wellness. This is the use of the subconscious mind at its finest!
If you are interested in gaining the benefits of meditation and finding balance in your life, you can now download two specific guided meditations that I’ve created to help heal your body using the subconscious mind. The first is a Guided Meditation Body Scan - Release of Tension. This will help you to see where your holding tension within your body, so that you can then visualize its release. The second one is a guided meditation called Talk to Your Body - Prompt It Back To Perfect Health. This is a meditation where you can use the power of your mind to reprogram that which is not functioning properly in your body and visualize the body functioning perfectly in it’s Divine state.
Through these guided meditations, you will learn how to relax and release stress, create a conscious healing intention through the use of your unconscious mind, develop deeper concentration in the mind/body exercise to help promote your own personal healing within.
So live, love and laugh every day for better health! And as with all of my articles, please share with anyone you feel may benefit.
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