I think that The Ontario Breast Screening Program is a wonderful program and so, being somewhat high risk, I respond to my annual reminders readily.  I was taken somewhat aback recently when both my family doctor and the Program said I needed to return for an additional mammogram.

On the day of my appointment when my husband asked if I was concerned, I gave my Reiki Principle, “Do not worry.” response in all honesty.

The nurses and technicians at the clinic assured me that the call back was just a precaution and that in all likelihood there was no cause for concern.  The actual mammogram was rather more intense than the initial one and left me a bit breathless.  I was then informed that I would also have an ultra sound.  That procedure was unexpected, but I just marched myself off to the appropriate room and submitted to instruction.

The nurse said she wanted the doctor to have look at the results, so I would have to wait a few minutes for her to come.  Lying on the bed, cold and half exposed, I suddenly had a flutter of concern.  I decided to have a few meditative minutes to calm myself.   When I closed my eyes all was black, black, black.  Where was the gold and violet light I usually experience when meditating?

Suddenly, it came to me that I had not “Reikied-Up” before entering the hospital – even before leaving the house.  I guess, I was more pre-occupied than I thought about the procedure.

Promptly, I centered myself, drew my symbols, and started to call up the light.  It took a while, but eventually I could feel the Reiki warmth entering and calming my body and mind.

The doctor arrived shortly after, did a few passes with the ultra sound wand, give me the all clear, and sent me on my way.

I was, of course, relieved, but chastened.  Not about my physical well-being, but how I had neglected my emotional and spiritual well-being.  I think that the blackness of my initial attempt at meditation was a reflection of the very nature of the hospital – a place of healing, but also a place of dis-ease and unfortunately death.  I learned a valuable lesson that day.  We must always protect ourselves from darkness and by doing so, we can bring light to darkness.




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