Recently, I offered Reiki to my husband Suraj after a very tiring day he had at work.
He had to perform a complex cancer surgery involving four major organs – the esophagus, stomach, and spleen had to be removed completely, and a portion of the pancreas also had to be removed. A segment of the intestine had to be brought up and converted into a new esophagus.
Just listening to the details of the surgery made me feel overwhelmed and I thought to myself,
“You sure need a lot of stamina, and courage to do this kind of work!”
I could also imagine how tiring it may have been for the surgical team. This extensive procedure required him and his supporting team to be on their feet for almost seven hours at a stretch.
When he returned home, I saw he was super exhausted. His neck and shoulders seemed to be hurting.
He had asked me for Reiki the evening prior to this long surgery. But I was exhausted and promised to do it the next day. Considering how difficult the surgery was, offering Reiki after he was done with it turned out to be of greater benefit.
As I placed my palms over his third eye chakra, his breathing became softer, his body loosened up and he began to relax.
When I had my palms on his throat chakra, he suddenly opened his eyes and flashed a warm smile at me.
No words were required. The smile told me he was enjoying the Reiki.
He closed his eyes and drifted back into a state of deep relaxation again.
I felt grateful for the opportunity to share the gift of Reiki with an individual who is constantly giving to others in need of his services.
As I worked my way through the chakras, I noticed that his shoulders and some other chakras needed extra attention. However, overall, the energy flowed easily and he received all of it with zero resistance. When the session was done, he got up feeling energized and rejuvenated.
One of the gifts of Reiki is being able to share it with those we love and cherish the most.
I have been offering Reiki to my family and friends for years now and I must say those have been among the best sessions. I feel this is because there is an already established exchange of love with the people we are closest to. Sharing Reiki seems to make that bond of love even stronger.
What are your experiences of offering Reiki to those you love? I would love to hear from you!