'Reiki turned our lives around'
Two readers share how discovering energy healing dramatically transformed the course of their life path
Two women reveal how the power of reiki made a huge difference in their lives, transforming the course of their life paths
‘Reiki made me a mum’ HEATHER THOMPSON, 50 had spent a decade trying for a baby of her own
It was the second time in a month that I’d found myself staring up at this ceiling. Funny that, I thought to myself. You see, until recently I would never have considered having any alternative therapies, let alone angelic reiki, yet here I was… again!
But I was willing to try anything if it might lead to my dream of becoming a mum.
A few months earlier my husband and
I had received heartbreaking news. My doctor had told us that the chances of me becoming pregnant were very unlikely. I was approaching 40 and, after two failed rounds of IVF, my hopes of motherhood were being crushed.
My husband and I had already gone through years of wondering if we’d ever get to be parents and how we’d cope if we couldn’t have kids so, instead of tears, we decided to ‘be brave’ and make the most of our lives together rather than dwell on what could have been.
Now or never
Months later, I was at a loose end, so gave my friend Gina a call.
‘Fancy doing something?’ I asked.
‘Sure, I have a meditation class, want to come with me?’ offered Gina.
‘Why not!’ I replied. Although suspicious of this ‘new age stuff’, I resolved to go along with an open mind.
The class began with Sue, the leader of the group, taking us outside to write a wish on a tag and tie it to a tree in the garden.
That glorious spring evening, I penned a request to ‘Either become a parent or have the wisdom and ability to accept the alternative with grace and move on.’
I reached up and tied my wish to a branch, hoping for the best.
Afterwards, Sue lead us through a beautiful meditation to connect us to the archangels. I was amazed to see vivid colours as I closed my eyes and meditated for the first time.
Was my mind playing tricks on me?
Then, as the class came to an end, we were asked to choose a card from an oracle deck spread out before us.
‘Lay your hands over the cards and you will feel a tingle when a card is calling for you to pick it,’ explained Sue.
I did as she said and, feeling a pins and needles in my hand, selected a card. Its message was about being at a crossroads in life and having a choice to make. Was it telling me that soon I would have to live with either being a mum or not?
One more chance
Giving Gina a lift home after the class, I stopped off at her place for a cup of coffee. She was five months pregnant at the time, and I was surprised to discover she had gone through her own issues with fertility.
‘It’s thanks to Sue that I’m pregnant,’ she revealed. ‘I’d been having trouble conceiving. Then a friend told me Sue had helped other women to conceive by giving them angelic reiki, a form of energy healing, and it worked for me, too.’
‘That’s amazing,’ I said, then I remembered the crossroads on the oracle card I’d picked – after a decade of trying, was I destined to become a mum or not, could Sue help me?
‘I’ve never told you this before,’ I said to Gina. ‘But I’ve been having IVF. Do you think Sue could help me?’
‘Yes! You should book a treatment with her,’ she smiled.
‘I was willing to try anything to become a mum’
Two weeks later, I plucked up the courage to book my first reiki session with Sue.
I deliberately kept myself in the dark about what to expect and decided to go with the flow. No pressure, I’d put myself under enough of that with the IVF treatment.
That first session, though, was mind-blowing. I could feel energy coursing through me as I lay on the treatment table and came away feeling like a huge weight had been lifted. I was buzzing.
‘You look different,’ my husband said, when I returned home.
‘It was amazing,’ I beamed.
And now here I was, back for a second session, still a little bemused that I’d turned to something so spiritual in a hope it could help me become a mum.
Closing my eyes, I let my mind start to drift and felt myself begin to relax. But, as I did, I became aware that it wasn’t just Sue in the treatment room with me. I could sense another presence, too.
Unable to shake the feeling that we were no longer alone, I decided to confront whoever or whatever was there.
‘Who are you?’ I asked in my head.
‘I am Gabriel and I am going to give you something,’ a voice replied in my mind.
Before I had a chance to ask any more questions, an incredible pure white healing light entered my body.
A special gift
I had no idea what had just happened, all I knew was that Gabriel was an archangel and his healing light had left me feeling blessed.
As Sue brought me out of my deeply relaxed state, she smiled knowingly.
‘Archangel Gabriel came through during your session,’ Sue said.
‘Yeah,’ I replied, confused and dazed. It felt like I was floating on air and way too blissed out to get into a conversation about what had happened. It was all so strange.
A little miracle
Then, eight weeks after my second angelic reiki session with Sue, I realised my period was late.
With enormous trepidation, I took a pregnancy test and was thrilled when the word ‘pregnant’ appeared, telling me that for the first time in my life I was expecting.
A chance meditation class had turned this sceptic into having an encounter with Archangel Gabriel and now I was sure his healing light had paved the way to me falling pregnant.
My beautiful son, Leo, was born on my 41st birthday and was the 19th baby Sue had had a hand in bringing into this world.
Inspired by Sue, I trained as a Reiki Master and, five years after Leo came along, we were blessed with a little girl, Evie. There was no reiki intervention this time, but that doesn’t mean the angels didn’t have a hand in it. I am in no doubt she was a gift from them as a reward for choosing to follow a spiritual path of my own.
I couldn’t believe it when I became pregnant with Leo
Leo and Evie are my gifts from