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A Story about Reiki

I once wrote a blog-post here entitled, “A Healing Balm”, wherein I described my agonizing experience of recovering from spinal-cord surgery. I would like to further add to that unhappy chapter by sharing a further story about that time which carries a word of caution. During those agonizing weeks of recovery there would occur literally every evening, approximately at 9:30PM, a very severe pounding-like pain that coursed through my upper torso resulting in excruciating pain—it was like someone with enormous strength was punching me in that extremity—pounding away again and again unceasingly for hours. Now, this would occur exactly in the same way, time and fashion for many weeks. Well, about five-weeks into this I received a get-well-note from an acquaintance. The note explained how, at every evening after 9PM, she was “sending me Reiki” in hopes of alleviating my situation. That sent a chord of alarm shrieking through me—I immediately called her and asked her to please refrain from “sending me that reiki!!!” read more

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