Flying home from Ft. Myers a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting beside a man in an intense conversation with what was clearly his friend, as well as seatmate. He was describing a chronic medical situation, painful and becoming acute, and what the medical system proposed to do about it.
Of course, from my point of view, a good deal of the problem had been caused and then exacerbated by modern medicine. Aand he was clearly faced with impossible choices. I just filed it away, feeling like Dr. McCoy in the Star Trek movie where he is asked to leave someone injured behind – “And leave him to 20th century medicine?” McCoy refused. But I took no action, not wanting to disrupt an entire airplane.
One we were in baggage claim, though, and I could see the exhaustion in the man’s face, and that he was sitting by himself, just waiting, as we all were – I offered him Reiki. He accepted, and over about 5 minutes, relaxed and brightened up – clearly in less pain. I explained a bit about Reiki, and said that wherever he is from, Reiki healing can be found.
We exchanged business cards. Turned out he is a Methodist minister from Fayetteville, Arkansas. I love how Reiki works, and all the adventures it has led me into.