The Story of Reiki and My Neck Pain Management

I am now free from chronic neck pain, despite having a mechanical challenge in that area. But there was a time when I was constantly in agony. One of the methods that helped me was Reiki, but it was via a very circuitous route. This is my story.

At the beginning of my recovery from a disease that nearly took my life, I had to sleep stiffly in a certain way, and then I had a mishap when I got back into the gym, the combination of which gave me constant neck pain. I was seeing an osteopath twice a week, way beyond what any medical scheme would pay for, and hardly able to pay him. I even ended up taking a second job when the mounting debt became unmanageable. But pain does that to you. You would do anything to escape it. As well as finances, I paid with my stomach lining, popping huge amounts of pain killers, just to get some relief. Of course, just being in pain all the time was maddening. And no matter what I did, the pain returned within hours or even minutes.

I started investigating faith healing, in desperation for a miracle. So when I was invited to a talk about Reiki, I jumped at the chance to find out more. At the talk, I decided that Reiki would be a tool to help me manage this pain. I signed up for my first Reiki course, eager to get started.

At my Reiki 1 course, my heart totally sank when my Reiki Master said that Reiki would not help my neck pain. I was devastated. However, I liked other things about the Reiki and decided to pursue it further. I went on to take my Reiki 2 practitioner course and never for one moment questioned my first Reiki Master’s statement. I took it as the absolute truth. I never tried to heal my neck pain or gave myself a healing with that intention. I kept paying more than I could afford for osteopathy and kept destroying my stomach lining.

Four years later, still in agony, I was by chance given a healing by another Reiki Master. I told her nothing about my neck pain but simply took my usual double dose of ibuprofen before the gathering in which we met and submitted to a healing in order to please her. This Reiki Master was more experienced than the others before her. She intuited that something was wrong at my neck and shoulders and proceeded to heal it. She made me stay longer, saying there was still work to be done. And although I felt nothing happening during the treatment, by the end of that day, I noticed that I had not taken more pain-killers. The next day, I could really feel a difference. I went from twice-weekly osteopathic manipulations to once fortnightly – literally a quarter of the treatments previously needed. I was so amazed, I started self-healing my neck, offered Reiki pain relief to my clients, and also enrolled to do my Reiki Masters.

Since those days, I have added to my healing tool-kit with EFT and kinesiology-based methods, and that chronic pain, which had once driven me to distraction, is simply no longer. But I will never forget that magical day when my eyes were finally opened to the wonders of Reiki. I am truly blessed.

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