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This is an email from one of my students. I found it to be so powerful and moving that I asked for (and received) permission to publish it. I left it how Lyn wrote it as I didn’t want to diminish her energy, essence and message.
Oh yeah. Grab the kleenix. And Lyn, thanks for allowing me to share this story with my blog readers.
“You better sit down for this one….
Two weeks ago on Monday, my sister Mary, (who I’ve asked you to send Reiki before) and her husband Jeff had the worst experience a parent could have. Their sweet 10 year old son, Aiden, died mysteriously in his sleep. He was a special needs little boy with Fragile X which I may have told you about…so he was 10 but had the mental capacity of about a 5 year old. He went to school – main streamed – and did so well. He was a sweet, sweet boy and always asked people if they were happy.
Mary went to wake him up on Monday morning for school and she found him dead on the floor. To say that this has been a nightmare for both Mary and Jeff is slight. John and I drove as fast as we could to MN to be with them. I stayed with them until last Thursday.
There is so much that happened but I wanted to tell you about a few things. Mary, my aunt, and you are the few I can share some of my experiences because YOU KNOW.
The morning that Aiden died, I woke from a crazy dream about 6am (7 central) where I was frantically trying to call 911 and it was all jumbled up. Mary was calling 911 at that time.
When I got to her house, she said she was afraid to go back into Aiden’s room because he had died laying on his stomach so he was all purple when she found him – and not the way she wanted to remember Aiden. She asked if I could clear the room. I really didn’t know what the hell I was going to do but thought I’d give it a try.
When I went in the room, there was an extreme heaviness – dark pressure but I knew it wasn’t Aiden. So I opened all the windows used Reiki to fill the room with love and peace – swooshing the dark energy out the windows, putting my hands on the floor where Aiden had laid and tried to calm the area asking for whatever was holding itself in the room to leave. After that, I sat on the bed and was quiet, asking for further guidance. I heard we should change the bedding and put on white sheets and a fresh blanket and Aiden’s favorite blanket, when Mary was ready to do this. I asked Aiden to help his mom release the image of him on the floor and let her know it was not him…it was just the body. And then I left.
Hours later Mary and I both went in the room and it felt light. The next day we changed the bedding and the room remained quiet.
One evening before I went to bed, I went into Aiden’s room (which was right across from the room I was staying in) and knelt on the floor and laid my head down on his soft blanket. Gracie the cat was sitting on the edge of the bed next to me. I was overwhelmed with sadness and I prayed and cried hard. When I stopped and looked up, Gracie was sitting right in front of me with her face an inch away. She looked at me with big brown eyes and reached out her paw and tapped me a couple times on the chest – in a strange, reaching, comforting way.
I left the room. Gracie followed me into my room and hopped up on the bed by me. I looked at her and SHE HAS GREEN EYES. I swear Melissa, when she looked at me she had brown eyes – Aiden has big brown eyes. I didn’t tell Mary for a couple days because I thought I had taken a short ride on the looney train but I know it was real. I believe it was Aiden comforting me. Mary believed me.
I also gave her Reiki on the day of Aiden’s funeral. It helped her to clear her mind for a bit and stop thinking.
I continue to send Mary Reiki almost daily and she uses it when she needs calm. Without Reiki, this incredibly sad situation would have been even sadder. I (we – as in all the wise ones) were able to share bits of peace and a lot of love through it all. I am ever so grateful that you and I made our connection and that I better understand how truly POWERFUL it is. Over the past couple months I have had experiences and your encouragement that have me the confidence to share Reiki without hesitation in a situation where nothing else would help.
Of course Aiden’s death has changed us all but I have a new light in me that I don’t quite have words for…and I’m not trying too hard to label it….because it’s all good!
Your ever grateful student……………..Lyn”