Feeling the Reiki

Divine Lotus Healing | Feeling the #Reiki as Told by a Three Year Old

This is an anecdotal true story that happened not long ago in my own family.


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It was a dewy, unseasonably warm fall New England morning. The kind of morning that stops people in their tracks as they head out the door, making them appreciate the summer season just left behind.

The sun was slowly rising through the trees, casting a warm glow that seemed almost magical due to the hazy steam rising from the street. The birds were slowly beginning to chirp their hello’s to the world.

As in many households, mine was busy with morning routines.

The adults were working like ants in an organized yet frenetic way, hustling here and there, dancing unconsciously around each other, getting lunches into school bags, finding the coats (surprised and then putting back the heavy ones for lighter layers), packing cars to head off for the day.

As the adults rushed around, busy and self consumed with mastering the art of beating the clock during the morning routine, the three year-old boy stood in the driveway – silent and still. His hands were up, extended out, frozen and unmoving, reaching toward nothing in particular and yet at the same time engulfing everything unseen in this world. His feet were squarely planted in a tai chi stance – stable, apart and relaxed.

Minutes passed. His father came and went from the driveway several times, ducking in and out of the house, tossing last-minute items into the car.

“What are you doing?” he finally asked the boy.

“I’m feeling the Reiki.” the boy replied. And with those four spoken words, the magical moment was over.

The boy bounded into the car, excitedly talking about seeing his friends at school that day.

Now, I encourage you. Stop in this moment. Put your hands out. Even better yet – put them on yourself.

Feel the Reiki.

It’s that simple.

No words. No hand motions. No rituals.

Simply feel… the Reiki.



  1. Carol September 8, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I am from N.J. and interested in your Japanese Reiki class. Do you office this class closer to my location in south Jersey?

    • Laura West September 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Carol! I’m so glad to hear of your interest in learning Japanese style Reiki. I don’t offer the classes in person outside the Cambridge office. However, I am putting together an online version so you can take the class digitally. You might want to put yourself on the newsletter list so you don’t miss when the digital class goes live. Many blessings!

  2. Shivali Brooks Page November 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!! thank you for sharing this…

    • Laura West November 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      It was fun to write about Shivali… om to you dear one….

  3. cmkeating November 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Nice story, Laura.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Laura West November 8, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      So nice to hear from you Christopher! Blessings.

  4. agahnugraha November 7, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Hi, Laura Greetings. Thank you for sending email to me. I’ve learned a kind of prana, which is called Meta Energy (ME) and practices to cure the patient. Some patients there were healed and some are not. My question is, what prana, together with Reiki? or equally well with Therapetic Touch? In my ME mixing energy strength of my hands, sometimes over long distances, or rubbed on the patient. Aided also by imagination and fantasy, a kind of power of the mind. For example, operate on patients in my imagination. Is ME between theory and practice is different from Reiki? But I feel, there are many similarities, such as feeling hot, cold, vibration, or a taste sensation like an electric weak and my palms. Thank you for waiting for an answer from you.

    • Laura West November 8, 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Agahnugraha,

      “My question is, what prana, together with Reiki?” It is my understanding that Prana and Reiki are the same thing: life force energy. Although I have not heard of Meta Energy, from what you describe, it does sound similar to Reiki. Don’t overthink it… Many Blessings!

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