Article by Angie Webster
Last year, at the end of November, I was taking a walk near my apartment and I saw a large plant that had been literally thrown next to a dumpster. The pot was upside down, the plant had fallen out and the roots were mostly naked of soil and exposed to the cold air. Most of the leaves were bent and had started to turn brown or even black from the cold. It looked like a lost cause, sure to die or perhaps already dead. I love plants and I had to go and see if I could sense any signs of life, much the way I would if it had been an animal I had seen suffering and in need of help.
I did sense life force still coming from the plant and Reiki began to flow naturally as I handled it. I quickly took it home so it could get warm. I directed Reiki to the roots and the leaves as soon as I got back to my apartment. Then I repotted it and directed Reiki a second time. I let it rest for several hours, then gave the plant Reiki treated water. The next day, I placed a sturdy stick from outside into the pot for support and used twine around the drooping leaves to offer them something to lean on as they healed.
Over the next months, I offered Reiki to the plant every day and sent it love. I placed a few tiny tigers eye chips in the pot as well, in the hope that this would boost the healing. Aside from that, I did nothing but offer it water when the soil became dry and allow it access to adequate sunlight, the same as I do for any plant. I simply welcomed it into my home.
Not only did the plant never show further signs of deterioration, within about 4 weeks, it was clear that the plant was recovering and beginning to regenerate. The leaves that had been black were turning green again from the middle of the leaf and working slowly outward. Leaves that had been curled and drooping were now perking up and some were even showing signs of growth!
After about 8 weeks the plant had definite signs of new growth as brand new leaves that had not been there when I brought it home were now growing out from the center of the plant, beginning to unfurl toward the light. The damaged, black leaves were continuing to return to their green color. A few of the brown leaves did drop off at this point.
As the rest of the year has passed, the plant has filled out quite a bit and has acquired about seven new leaves. It has grown about 4 inches taller. It is quite a healthy and vibrant plant, with strong life force. It has not needed the twine to support it for over six months. I still beam Reiki to the plant each day right before I meditate. While this was not done in a scientific setting and there are other possible explanations for the plant’s recovery, the placebo effect isn’t one of them in this case, since we are dealing with a plant!
I share this story knowing that many of you may not love plants as much as I do. However, if Reiki can help a plant that had such severe damage to its roots and leaves to regenerate, returning to a green, vibrant, lush and growing state, then that is a wonderful testament to how Reiki may be able to assist us!
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Angie Webster is a Reiki Master, Teacher, and Author. Angie’s primary focus is animal Reiki, which she adores. She teaches online classes on energy healing, flower essences, herbalism, and personal growth. Angie often works with nature healing and Earth healing, hoping to better understand our connection with Mother Earth. Angie is the author of Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature and Reiki from A to Z. You can follow her at: angie-webster-healing.teachable.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/angiewebsterhealing).