In 1996 I was in a mentally abusive marriage and miserable. I
can remember at one point wishing I could die to get out of it. One day in April, my wish almost came true. I
was on my way to work and driving down Cactus Road. I was in the outside lane and another truck was in the inside lane
beside me. As we approached an intersection the other vehicle decided she wanted to turn left and go back the way she
came. She realized there was no street to the left and quickly decided to go right. Without looking she moved
into the right lane, right into my vehicle. Suddenly my vehicle was propelled towards the shoulder of the road and was
headed directly into a traffic light pole. At the last minute I determined I did want to live and pulled on the steering
wheel as hard as I could to keep from hitting the light pole. My truck just missed the light pole and instead hit the
electrical box for the area on the right front side and came to a stop. At the time it seemed I was not seriously injured
but later I found out my right rotor cuff was severely damaged.
By the following
year, even with hours of therapy I was slowly loosing the use of my right arm. I could hardly write. I could not
lift anything with that arm and was in pain all the time. After going to several doctors, I found a surgeon who determined
I needed surgery. It was during the surgery they realized the extent of my injuries. But even after the surgery,
I was still having trouble with my shoulder and arm. The pain was not as bad, but use of the arm was still limited.
Later I was praying that something would come my way to help improve my life.
One day I received a flyer in the mail from the Awareness Center. There were several classes I thought I would like
to attend, but one in particular caught my eye. It was a free introduction to Reiki. I remembered seeing something on TV about Reiki and the healing they were doing with it but that was all I knew about it. I convinced my girlfriend to attend
the introduction with me so we could learn more about Reiki.
As the teacher started talking about Reiki, I felt goose bumps on my arms. This was the answer to my prayers. After the teacher finished talking,
one of the practitioners gave me a treatment. It was wonderful. I decided right then, I had to learn how to do
Reiki. I became a Reiki Master/Trainer in 1998. Since that time, I have regained full use
of my arm and shoulder. I have no pain in that area at all.