Is it a miracle?

I am in awe and amazement.  I had an Oden Reiki healing session performed on me several weeks ago to help with my food allergies. I did this with the intention of easing my reaction in the event I had a hidden ingredient in food not prepared by me that I wasn't aware of.  This happens to often as I love eating out and my date nights.  

It was a simple reading of my body's energy and where there could be blocks.  Then the practitioner performed her magic....  

I went to her in the throws of an allergy attack because apparently I had ingested dairy the night before, unbeknownst to me.  I was snotty, sneezy and stuffy.  All I could think of was 'where is my kleenex'.   She said my sinuses were damaged.  Ok, that's not the best news and any time I hear that something in my body is sick or broken, I kind of freak out.  The positive intention there is that it keeps me striving for better health!  Anyway, she laid her hands on my head, face, sinuses for a few minutes and then asked about my breathing.  Ummmm, clear.  Clear!  I could breathe better than I had in years.  Could this be for real?  

Next she moves to my spine, working on chakras, I assume.  My lungs were a little blocked and she had a harder time getting energy to flow to this area.  I'll just say I guard my heart very well.  Hey, we all have areas we protect dearly.  

Finally, she worked on the rest of my spine.  The session was quickly over.  I mean, like 30 minutes tops.  I felt a bit disappointed.  I didn't feel much different, except my breathing was better.  I didn't feel the earth move or any energy surges while she was performing her healing.  Nothing to let me know I was now different.  

When she told me I was healed of my allergies I looked at her like she had 3 heads.  What do you mean?  She says, "Your allergies have been removed."  Again, the look of disbelief as I say, "So, I can just go out and eat dairy and gluten and be ok?"  

She says, "Sure. Yes."

There just happened to be a great little pizza joint right next door, so guess what my daughter (she had a healing session too, for dairy allergy) did?  We ate pizza.  Not gluten free with no cheese like I normally eat, but the real deal.  

I was petrified.  I was skeptical.  But, pizza is a devil.  Pizza is a glorious burst of textures, flavors, and ooey goodness and I hadn't had it in months or more!  This is the ONE FOOD I crave and have missed the most.  And with that first bite, my fear turned into uncontrollable desire for this delicious taste sensation.  (insert lol here)  I ate the whole giant slice.  

My husband and I held our breathe all night waiting for the bloating, burning, pooing, snotting, stuffiness, eye swelling miserable symptoms to attack me.  I woke in the morning feelin' fine.  FINE!  

Holy's a miracle!  

I learned something about myself.  Even though it was fun and I had a great time diving into pizza, I have no intention of going back to eating that way ever.  I don't like the way I feel.  I may not be 'sick' from gluten and dairy, but I do feel sluggish and my digestion isn't as good as it can be.  

What a revelation!

But, it's nice to know I have CHOICE.  Isn't that what it's all about for most of us?  Freedom and choice.   

It also made me think, holy crap!  For a few minutes of my time, $40 (yeah, that was it!), possibly a few tune up sessions (ok, let's make it $120 total) I am healed?  I hate to think of the money I have spent on doctors, therapies, herbal solutions, vitamins, supplements, probably a few gimmicks in that mix and although there was healing (lots of healing, don't get me wrong), I wasn't at my best.  What could this mean for people who are sick with chronic disease?   What would this mean for..... wow.  Just wow.  

Miracles do happen.  Healing is within our power.  Health is our birthright.  

I have been criticized, challenged, laughed at and more for my belief in the power of whole food, natural medicine, herbs, essential oils, crystal healing, the power of our minds to create our realities.  I have been criticized for refusing to go to a doctor for a prescription when I have a cold or flu (it doesn't happen often, I'm proud to say!).  I've been challenged for not taking a damn pain killer for a simple headache.  But, this experience just reaffirms to me that I'm doing what works for me and my body.  This is my belief system and it was so very much validated by this experience.  I'm still in awe.  

My daughter and I have had a great little splurge the past few weeks.  She requesting all her childhood favorite foods and my enjoying the process of cooking 'fun' things again.  But, I have to say, I'm anxious to get back to my pegan (paleo, vegan) style of eating and cleaning it up.  Gluten may not make me sick anymore, but it is a drug to me.  It always has been.  I have a hard time not stuffing my face with it!  Dairy, eh, I can live without and never really missed it.  

It's funny to me that sometimes the thing we want the most or long for is often not really what we want.  We only think we do.  

I kept this experience under wraps for fear people would think I was crazy.  Who am I kidding?  The haters already do.  lol  I also kept it to myself because I wasn't sure it was TRUTH.  But, trust me, I've been challenging it lately and I can still breathe!  If you can find a Oden Reiki practitioner in your area, you are suffering from an illness/disease/chronic pain, I would highly recommend you contact them to see if they can help you.  It was the best $40 I've spent in a long time!