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Apparition Of The Blessed Mother, My Most Profound Reiki Session
As a health professional and seasoned Reiki therapist, I am well aware that clinical studies show Reiki, an ancient energy balancing technique making its way to mainstream medicine, is an effective modality to help reduce pain, lift depression, enhance immunity and promote relaxation. Although it is a body, mind, and spirit modality, the spiritual aspects of Reiki are often overlooked and remain illusive in the outback of research. Truly, it is my favorite energy therapy because of its spiritual component. Just the words Reiki means universal life force energy or as some call it "energy from God." Its sacred part, influenced by the Holy Spirit, is mysterious and cannot be explained by the logical mind.
I have had a private energy practice for the past nine years. During this time, I have been honored to assist hundreds of clients into wellness by being a conduit for Reiki's healing energy. People from all walks of life, with a whole gamut of physical and emotional conditions have come and experienced Reiki's benefits. All clients are my teachers but one, Zita, shed light on its powerful spiritual side. I cannot put her out of my mind.
Those few brave scientists, doctors and researchers willing to risk their careers and reputation to come up front with the most helpful and detailed explanations ever as to what to expect beyond the death the physical body, are often ridiculed by their contemporaries and put aside. Even worse too many physicians just emphasize that physical life is all there is, and no consciousness can possibly "escape" the confines of the physical brain, and when the physical brain dies, that's it, no more consciousness! In this great and terrible "valley of the shadow of death" I am simply appalled at the universal lack of understanding regarding spiritualism. So little is known about the reality of life after death, it is shocking.
I reel back to a few years ago. Zita arrived at my office accompanied by her two grown daughters. She had come for Reiki to reduce the stress of her looming divorce and also help her sleep better. I was in immediate awe of Zita. There was something beautiful about her. I couldn't quite define it; she had a sort of aura, a certain luminescence enhanced by the sunrays filtering in through my unadorned windows.
During the initial client interview Zita informed me she was eighty five. Impossible! I thought to myself. Her posture and demeanor are so young for her age. As we continued, I learned she had seen a doctor only a handful of times in her entire life and was on no medication!
We began the Reiki session in the typical fashion. She lay back on the massage table in the quiet room with soft light. As I centered myself, I was aware of a medal which shifted in my pants pocket. For some reason I had slipped "the miraculous medal," a nearly forgotten gift from a friend, into my pocket before Zita came. I had never worn this medal before, why today? Call it intuition or sixth sense, something instructed me to do it.
My mind drifted to the story of the "Miraculous Medal" It is one of the most worn and honored in religious history. Apparently, on November 27th, 1830, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Catherine Labourne in a chapel in Paris, France. Catherine described Mary as" perfectly beautiful." The nun was told by the Blessed Mother to have her (Mary's) image cast on a medal. The blessed Mother said, "All who wear it will receive great graces." For those who did many miracles were reported.
Before I begin the Reiki treatment, I give the client a moment to call in a healer (if they wish) to assist. It could be a religious figure, an angel, guide or an ancestor. I offered this option to Zita but she remained silent. I wasn't sure she called one in.
After placing my hands in a pattern around Zita's face, I moved on to the throat, then over the heart chakra. As I did the name "Mary" flashed into my mind. Not once but several times, each with increasing clarity. Suddenly all my senses quickened and went on alert.
Within moments I felt a presence in the room. First, a firm pressure was applied on my back, particularly on my right side, as if someone was leaning against me. It began to move like a warm wave down my arms and through my hands, gentle, soft and reassuring. I was not imagining it, it was really happening. I felt like I was standing in the midst of a high vibration or the sun was diffusing its warmth over me on a perfect day-the depth of this peacefulness seemed almost surreal. It was then that I knew I had become a conduit for a higher being. I was overwhelmed, honored, and suspended in time. I felt weightless, drifting in space, and imagined my fingertips reaching out and touching the edges of the spiritual plane. Subtle energy awareness occurred. There was a sudden, discernable shift. It was at that moment, I believe, that the Blessed Mother stepped in and took over.
Now keenly observant, I reminded myself: Your responsibility is just to be. You are an instrument for her to move through. This presence is responding to Zita's call and will take care of her in a perfect manner.
My mind raced. Had my client called in Mary? Was she especially connected to her? Was this why I was directed to pick up the medal this morning?
I finished the Reiki session in complete silence. At closing I smoothed Zita's field, placed the emotional healing symbol over her heart and finally cocooned her in white light. Zita had fallen asleep and seemed comfortable as she lay there on the table.
I woke her up gently and pulled up a chair so I could sit close. Looking deeply into her eyes, I asked her if she would mind telling me who she called in as a healer. She paused briefly, "I called in the Blessed Mother, of course, I pray to her every day." Zita went on to tell me she has had apparitions of Mary all her life. Her most recent apparition was just a few months ago. Apparently Zita's husband had had been trying to poison her, hoping to get the benefits of the insurance policy. Just as Zita was experiencing inexplicable symptoms-nausea, dizziness and weakness, Mary appeared to her in her bedroom in the middle of the night. Zita said she was more beautiful than past apparitions. "That night, she was bathed in a massive halo of bright, radiant light. Pure silver streamed all around her". The Blessed Virgin told her she was in grave danger and must leave immediately. The next morning Zita called for help and fled her home for safety.
After pondering Zitas session I concluded that it was more beneficial for me than it was for her. "Was there a lesson here for me?" I asked. Enlightment soon came.
All clients are teachers but Zita was my sacred one. She gave credence to the awe-inspiring powers of the spiritual field, and I respect these grounds even more. She also answered a question I have asked myself, especially when times are tough: When we pray, does someone really, truly come? I now say with certainty, yes.
I continue to wear my miraculous medal everyday. Even though I am not of the same religious denomination as Zita, my brush with Mary told me this beautiful energy would lovingly respond to anyone who calls.
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Endnote: Some time has passed. Zita eventually became gravely ill. I saw her when she was in the midst of devastating disease and had lost her memory to dementia. She could no longer recall the names of her children and grandchildren or any details of her life. However as I mentioned her beloved Mary and she immediately recalled every detail of her apparition story-every single particular just as she had years before! It seemed impossible even in the eyes of general medicine, to pull out just one vivid memory from a sea of confusion. It showed me again, her story was real and once more rekindled my trust; when we pray, yes, someone answers.
Zita made her transition last month; only after she successfully carried out her mission-to instill faith in all those around her. People were inexplicably drawn to her, just wanted to sit by her, and be near her. She had unusual warmth and radiance even after death....perhaps mysteriously bestowed by her beloved Blessed Mother.
By Author Sharon Baker, R.N., Reiki Master.
For more true stories of inspirational healing sessions as well as information on Reiki and other forms of natural healing visit the authors web site at: http://www.healingwith-hands.com
Religious Apparitions have occurred throughout history. Two very good examples or Religious Apparitions that were world-changing were the appearance of Jesus Christ to the Christian-persecuting, Saul of Tarsus, who later began known as the Apostle Paul and the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to Mohammed, who dictated the Koran forming the basis for the Islamic world as we know it today.
In the 19th century, Joseph Smith experienced the Religious Apparitions of the Father and the Son, various holy apostles and an Angel named Moroni, who gave him allegedly the location of golden plates. These alleged Religious Apparitions formed the basis of a Church which claims to be the resurrection of the one and only true Church of Jesus Christ.
There seems to be a universal field of prana in our atmosphere and throughout all of space and time in the Universe. Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning "life" in the context of a "life force" or "vital energy" that fills all living beings with vibrant health and all of nature with a living essence. Prana seems to correspond with the much subtler parts of the Universe such as the spiritual realms. There are many, many names for and aspects of this substance, just there are many names for God, and many aspects of God. Even mainstream science has long postulated the existence of a kind of "ether" that must be responsible for the transmission of light. Later on this "ether" was more accurately defined as some sort of multidimensional geometry of space in a vibrational state.
Religious Apparitions continue to occur in the modern world, particularly in a replica or image of a crying or weeping Madonna statue or painting, but sometimes they occur in what appears to be the very person of the Religious Apparitions themselves. Marian appearances of this nature are particularly powerful and publicly known with such situations as in Fatima and with the appearance of the Virgin at Medjugorje or the famous appearance by the Virgin at Guadalupe in the 19th Century in Mexico. To show the power and specificity of such Religious Apparitions, we shall examine two of the more modern Marian Religious Apparitions.
Certainly, one of the more staggering Religious Apparitions in the Catholic religion was the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. According to one of the children, Lucia, Mary, who began to regularly appear to the children on the same hour on the 13th of each month, was "more brilliant than the sun." The children were enjoined to do penance, tying cords around their waists and refraining from drinking water at time, in addition to doing a daily Rosary.
On October 13th, 1917, an event occurred that was witness by thousands of people and remains inexplicable to this day. After a violent rain storm, the clouds parted, revealing the sun as a disk, spinning in the sky and radiating a rainbow of colors, then falling to the earth in an irregular way. The sun never reached the Earth but returned to its trajectory. People in the crowds now noticed their clothing, drenched from the rainstorm, had suddenly become quite dry. The meaning of this event in light of the Religious Apparitions of Mary have been interpreted variously by orthodox Catholics, psychic and UFO commentators.
On June 24th, 1981, six children claimed to have seen the first of many Religious Apparitions of the Blessed Mother, carrying the Infant Jesus, in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina. This was the beginning of a series of Religious Apparitions and Divine Messages, calling the world to repentance. The next day, she appeared as a Religious Apparition after a flash of light, this time without the Baby Jesus. Numerous additional Religious Apparitions of Mary appeared to the children. Eventually, they attracted large crowds during these Religious Apparitions, eager to see the Marian Religious Apparitions, which continued for over twenty years.
So Religious Apparitions, whether ancient or modern, whether real, fraudulent or illusionary, can have huge social consequences, forming the basis of new civilizations and cementing the foundations all-encompassing institutions like the Catholic Church, as illustrated by these Marian Religious Apparitions.
Teresa Edwards is the author of "The Most Haunted Secrets" - the ultimate guide to how psychics communicate with spirit world. For more details visit The Most Haunted Secrets
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