Reiki Magic Hands, As Told by a Five Year Old
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J came flying off the slide at breakneck speed. As she turned the corner to hop off, her foot caught and she stumbled forward, skinning her knee slightly on the wood chips. She was more startled than physically hurt, but the tears flowed just the same. As I sat consoling her, one hand rested on her back while the other hand rested on her leg, just above the knee. After a few minutes, she felt better and bounded off to join her friends.
The next day, I ran into her mother who said:
“J told me you do Reiki, how wonderful! She has a Grandmother who does Reiki and she will often give J a dose when she has a tummy ache. J calls it ‘Magic Hands’ and she told me last night that you have ‘Magic Hands’ too!”
I was surprised because I had never told J that I practice Reiki. When I explained this to her Mother a puzzled look crossed her face and we both wondered how J knew. I called J over to us and crouched down. I asked:
“J, when I put my hands on your tummy does it feel like Grandma’s ‘Magic Hands’?”
J answered: “No, not right now.”
This was true because I had not actively thought about the the Reiki in my hands as I lay them on her tummy. I then took hold of her hand and focused specifically on the Reiki flowing from my hands and asked:
“How about now?”
J answered: “Yes! Now it feels like Grandma’s ‘Magic Hands’!”
It was then that I understood that Reiki can spontaneously activate when needed, without us having to do anything to help it. Well to that, I say Hooray for “Magic Hands”!