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Sue Hatzmichalis, Melbourne (Victorian co-ordinator)

It never ceases to amaze me what Reiki can do! My husband, Nick, and I have been practising rei-ki for more than 12 years now and I have seen and heard of my share of ‘rei-ki miracles’, especially with Nick. He has had diabetes, renal failure and received a transplanted kidney and also had lots of infections over the years, but he has come through these problems quite a lot quicker with rei-ki than if he had to rely solely on his own immune system.

Back in late November 03, he broke the 4th and 5th toes on his left foot. The orthopaedic doctors put him in a walker ‘shoe’ (like plaster but much easier to remove), to stabilise his breaks. We did rei-ki often and he was put back into normal shoes at the end February 04.

Then Nick stepped into a hole while crossing the road a week later, and unbeknown to us, this caused a blood blister on his foot. The podiatrist cut off the top layer of the blister, which with walking turned into a diabetic ulcer. A stay in hospital, off his feet, and another x-ray showed he had broken his 5th little toe again, so it was back into plaster this time, with ulcer and all!

The bone of his little toe had started to heal but at a right angle, leaving a big lump on the side of his foot. The doctors were undisturbed about this and told us that Nick would have to live with this ‘deformity’, (as they put it). The orthotics people at the hospital created a boot for Nick to walk in, which has room in it for the bump on the side of his foot and he has been working for 18 months in the hospital as a personal service attendant. Eight weeks ago, he had formed another ulcer on the part that stuck out from his foot.

Instead of getting a really bad infection, the ulcers have been called superficial but it wasn’t until Nick assisted with rei-ki demonstrations at the Mind Body Spirit Festival that something really amazing happened. On On the Friday, we were so busy at the stand, that Nick demonstrated rei-ki from a wheel chair (not being able to stand for long periods). During this time he told me that he felt his left foot had become very sore, then he felt a grinding sensation and the 4th and 5th toes bones were moving! So I smiled and said: ‘keep doing rei-ki’.

On the Saturday morning, when I went to change his wound dressing we discovered what really was happening. The side of foot that had the bone sticking out at a funny angle was completely flat; his foot looked like a normal foot! We were so excited. What a wonderful proof that even if unwell oneself, rei-ki benefits the giver, as well as the receiver, every time.

When we went back to the podiatrist the look on her face was the best medicine Nick could have had.

This article originally appeared in Rei-ki Happenings 25

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