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Mama Mia

“Mama mia, it’s a game we play bye-bye doesn’t mean forever.” ~Mamma Mi

One of my clients suffered a stroke a couple of years earlier and has done a remarkable job of rehabilitating his mind and body. When I work on him, we work out some of the “kinks.” Some of the energy signals in his brain are still not making it to parts of the body so I help guide these connections.

When I first started working on him I surveyed his body to see where the stroke was and how it had effected his body. I could see that the stroke happened on the left side of his brain, and affected a baseball-sized area of his brain behind his ear. It also affected movement on the right side of his body, face, mouth, speech, ability to write (specifically his thumb and pointer finger), and walk.

Working with him is always an amazing experience. When I send Reiki energy through specific areas I can see the muscles twitching beneath the skin. To me, it appears that the Reiki energy activates connections in the affected muscles and nerves and sends the signal back to the brain. Often, my clients will feel tingling, sensations of heat, and movement.

When I was working in his throat chakra (located over the throat), my entire face went numb and I couldn’t move my jaw or tongue. This scared me until I realized it was his symptom from the stroke. After I realized that, I was able to release the energy and concentrate on helping the brain, jaw, and tongue fully reconnect.

While working on his hands, I began getting an itchy feeling between my pointer finger and thumb. This kind of sensation signals to me I need to pay extra attention to the area. I began directing the energy from his brain, down his arm, and out his fingers. When I no longer feel resistance (a clog) in the energy, I move on.

When I moved towards his waist, I immediately sensed a presence in the room– and she felt pretty darn physically close to me. I tuned into what I was feeling and soon realized this spirit was my client’s mother. She was participating in the healing session– but was also distracting me.

His mother is Italian. Need I say more? She’s the kind of mom who would start wiping something off your face with spit when you are trying to act cool in front of your friends. She just didn’t care. She would even vacuum his room when he was sleeping early in the morning because “she had things to do!”

I recognized his mother from a previous reading I had done for him. She was, (surprise!), very close to her son, and repeatedly told me how much she loved her son, missed having pretzels with him after school and tucking him in at night. She showed me what his bedroom looked like as a kid, so I was able to describe exactly how it was decorated. It turned out, they enjoyed pretzels every day after school, and his room was exactly as I described.

During this session, she emanated, this is my son and I need to attend to him. She was happy I was there working on him but she seemed concerned that part of his midriff was showing. I kept feeling like she wanted to pull down his shirt. She wouldn’t leave the area I was working on and so I could hardly concentrate on the healing at hand (no pun intended!).

When I finished the session, I asked him if his mom was the type of mom to be fixing his clothes when he was talking to a friend. “Yes! She was! It was so embarrassing!” I explained how she was so concerned about his midriff showing and kept distracting me–he laughed and so did I. After the session, he reported that he was better able to write and could now place weight on his right leg–and I was happy to help.

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