Bridging The Gap in the Hospice Unit

But the best part of my day was when I entered a room where a daughter was sitting with her mom. The mom was in her late 80s or early 90s and had a stroke or something a few weeks earlier. I asked the daughter if I could give Reiki to her mom and she said yes. She knew what it was, so I didn't have to explain anything. As I laid my hands on this woman, I felt tingling from my head to my toes. It was amazing. As I worked, I asked the daughter if her mom had been coming to her in her dreams. She looked at me a little surprised, put her hands together and said "Thank God. Yes." Like no one had believed her and I had just validated her experience. A few minutes later I asked if there was a son. She said yes, but he died at six months old. As I held this woman's arm, I asked the daughter if her mom had a garden. Well, she was a Master Gardner and was very involved in her hometown community garden as well.

After I left I was so emotional, I wanted to cry. This was exactly what I wanted to do. I was a link between that mom and daughter for just a moment and it was so touching. The reward for me is being able to give of myself. I can't even tell you what the reward might have been for her.



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