I recently hurt my back by pretending I was a carpenter for the day. I was in the midst of removing 100 year old floor boards from our attic. The injury was caused by being bent at a 180 angle for several hours. You see I'm not 20 years old anymore. Not that I'm old, but when your muscles are not used to doing something, well you get the gist. My pain was very real and I could hardly walk.
I had no time to be out of commission, for I had a jammed packed 4 days. I was heading off to Brandon for a Bed and Breakfast of Manitoba conference, then the following day was setting up a display booth at the Mind, Body Spirit show in Winnipeg, and then off to Whitemouth to the Moon Gate Bed and Breakfast for a reflexology class. So you could imagine my panic, when the thought occurred to me that I might actually have to cancel all events.
Lucky for me the moment my back went out my carpenter who I was trying to assist is also a reflexologist and knows lots about acupuncture. So he got to work on me right away.
As you would have it, the second night of my injury my Reiki students were coming over for Reiki Share. This is an evening we get together and each take a turn in receive healing. We then share our experiences as the receiver and the healer. But this particular night was a special one, for I got to receive healing through my students. Simultaneously, all four of them used different methods of therapy from Raindrop therapy, to massage to Reiki. Those girls worked on me for 2 hours. It was truly an incredible feeling to have four sets of hands on you at one time. I literally felt like I was being massaged by an octopus.
The next day...I could stand up straight and walk with ease. 80% of the pain was gone.
The third day I was on my way to Souris, before my conference in Brandon. I wasn't out of the woods yet when it came to discomfort and pain. Circumstances surrounded me with more holistic healers at the Dolmage House Bed & Breakfast and Anna's Soul Spa. Once again I found myself on the massage table being worked on by 3 wonderful women. Next day....much better.
The fourth day I managed to get to Winnipeg and set up for the Mind, Body, Spirit show. Guess what? All the exhibitors are holistic healers. So I set myself up for a 20 minute treatment with Cecile offering Quantum Wave therapy. Cecile worked on my lower and upper back where all the pain was stored. By the end of the day, surrounded by a high energy vibrations, my pain was gone.
The fifth day once again, I 'm in the company of more holistic healers at my reflexology class at Moon Gate Bed and Breakfast. After a few practice reflexology treatments...my back pain...what back pain?
I took no drugs, I worked with my body, I acknowledge the messages it was giving me and I surrounded myself with holistic practitioners. Within 5 days the acute injury was healed.
It is amazing what our bodies are capable of!
It is with the deepest gratitude that I express a warm felt THANK YOU to all my "EARTH ANGELS". You know who you are (Carley, Michelle, Lise, Raylene, Marilyn, Jenny, Glenys, Cecile, Louise, Darlene and Michel). Thank you for allowing me to receive, thank you for bringing me the beautiful loving energy of Reiki, thank you for being a part of my HEALING journey!
Carole is the owner and operator of the Calder House Bed & Breakfast along with her partner Grant. Read more about the everyday happenings and events at the Calder House!