7.30pm on a dark rainy evening, I was receiving Reiki from a Master called Debbie. Lying on her couch in the lounge wrapped in a blanket I drifted along with the current of the Reiki as it poured into my head from her healing hands.
As I lay there in a light buzzing state I heard someone quietly descend the open-plan stairs in the room we were in. I assumed it was her son, quietly fetching something from the kitchen so I ignored it. But the person who came down the stairs didn’t walk away from us toward the kitchen but walked right up to the lefthand side of the couch, level with my abdomen.
“Who is this?” I wondered. Debbie hadn’t moved a muscle, deep as she was in her flow-state. I decided to take a peek to see who this gentle intruder was and (with some effort) half-opened one eye to take a look. There was no one there.
As I closed my eye again the presence remained, standing to my left and appeared to be deeply involved with the Reiki energy. The presence was gentle, soothing and very strong. It was like being in the presence of a spiritual master. I felt completely safe although there was no attempt to communicate with me and I was so deeply relaxed I was almost paralysed.
Then after some time, the presence moved to my feet and continued to remain there for a long time before fading away as Debbie worked on my legs herself.
Being of a visual type of Sensitive, I was able to get an idea in my mind’s eye of what this presence looked like.
A male, he was of middle age but could have been older and just didn’t look it. He was of mid-Asian appearance clean shaven with a shaved head and leathery, weathered skin. He was wearing simple monks robes but not any sort that I was familiar with. There was an ancient feeling to this man and yet he was vibrant with energy. He made no effort to communicate with me or Debbie, but seemed to be working directly with the energy flow.
At the end of the session, I asked Debbie if her son was home, he wasn’t, we were alone in the house. I asked if her Spirit Guide helped her during healing and she admitted that she had never been aware of any guiding presence while she worked. I explained to Debbie what I had experienced and how so very real it felt to me – the footfall on the stairs, the presence to my left… Curious that he might be part of her Reiki lineage, Debbie found some old photographs of her predecessors but none of them looked familiar to me. The energy Master remains a mystery as he didn’t appear at Debbie’s again and I haven’t seen him since. Although I suspect he’s never far away.
Another time when I was enjoying a session with an equally talented Reiki Master called Jean, the room became quite crowded with Spirit Guides. Again, there was no communication with me telepathically, so it is difficult to know exactly why they were there, what they were doing and for whom.
I didn’t recognise any of these Guides and when I asked Jean about it she said she wasn’t aware of Guides appearing while she worked. But she shyly admitted that sometimes she felt drawn to send Reiki to specific areas without knowing why and reckoned this was a channelled message to help her deliver the best healing.
There are many Reiki Masters who call upon Angels, Guides and Spirit Animals to assist during their healing session, it is not necessary to have a clairaudient or clairvoyant gift to know if you are getting help from higher realms, the Reiki energy itself seems to draws them like a magnet anyway.
In my experiences as a receiver of Reiki, it seems that these healing helpers attend to help distribute and maximise the healing power of the Reiki energy. They may or may not be directly linked to the physical individuals in the room but they are certainly strongly linked to the Reiki energy itself. Perhaps they are past Reiki Masters able to work with the energy in ways we cannot comprehend in this life.
When I am receiving Reiki I am deeply relaxed, probably in a theta brainwave state. And in such a deep state it is much easier for me to tune in to higher beings which is why I have such strong experiences. I know I’m not alone in having powerful ‘adventures’ whilst receiving Reiki.
As a giver of Reiki, like Debbie and Jean, I don’t get a strong psychic link to any Energy Masters in the room, probably because I am focused on the job in hand. And like Jean, I do get hints, pointers and diagnostic help from outside of myself. However, I know that the Energy Masters are there working to the highest possible levels and for the highest good of all concerned.
What experiences have you had with invisible visitors to your Reiki sessions?
Article by Phoenix Fenegan
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Phoenix Fenegan is a Reiki Master Teacher, yoga teacher, spiritual and energy explorer. Phoenix has a YouTube channel called Reiki Meditations which has many resources for Reiki students and those looking to experience Reiki. She is a writer of some note on yoga and spiritual matters and was first published way back in 1997. You can follow her on Instagram @reikimeditationsyoutube