After being on the scene for a wilderness rescue in the same week that a good friend was first on the scene of a car accident, I have been thinking about how wonderful Reiki is for first response in emergency situations.
When I was visiting my sister in Sedona in March, we were enjoying relaxing by the creek. We heard a man calling for help. At first we weren’t sure if he was actually asking for help or playing around with his friends. We knew he was with at least two other people. We heard him yelling,”I am over here! I fell off the mountain!” We gathered that he had at least broken his leg as we listened to him calling out in pain and agony. We couldn’t see him from where we were.
I knew we had to help. My sister went to find him, make sure his friends were with him and to get to higher ground to call 911. There was no signal where we were. I remained at our spot by the creek nearby and immediately started sending Reiki. The Reiki was flowing strongly with my hands getting super hot.
I learned from my daughter’s friend that you can call 911 with no service. I tried it and it worked. I also learned not to assume that the local first responders know the area well. None of them had been down to this part of the creek. They went to the wrong place at first and it took them over an hour to get to this man. Had I known this, I would have stayed on the phone with 911 and given very detailed directions.
While we awaited the EMT’s, I stayed where I was relaxing by the creek. I kept sending Reiki that everyone would be guided on what to do and to help the victim with his injuries. The victim was in an out of consciousness and growing weaker. We hoped the rescuers would be there before it was too late. I could feel the Reiki soothing him and performing its magical healing. His injuries turned out to be a broken arm, leg, ribs, punctured lung. And that’s just what the first responders could tell.
My sister helped the first responders locate the victim. She also was giving them advice on the best path out and helping them carry equipment. Lots of choices were made. One being for them to call in the helicopter instead of taking him out on the trail. I trust the Reiki helped them all work together for the best possible outcome for this young man.
Looking back on this incident, it was amazing to see a rescue happen first hand. People really do come together. Everyone does the best they can in the moment. Everyone does what they are guided to do.
My first response is always Reiki. And I am best with a small layer of separation if possible. Although in this situation, if my sister had not checked on him I would have gone to him.
I remember during that hour we waited for the emergency responders, I tapped into the energy of people all over the world responding to crisis situations. I connected to all the other people who were sending Reiki in first response to an emergency. I knew I wasn’t the only one.
Then I tapped into the energy of wellness happening in the world. The wellness always far outweighs the turmoil. There is wellness even in a crisis if you look for it. You can always connect with the feelings of love and peace within you no matter what is happening around you. I found aligning with the inner calm within me was very powerful. I know the Reiki facilitated that blissful feeling, even when I knew there was a man suffering nearby.
Always remember you have far more to offer from your place of well-being than from your place of worry and fear. And no matter how you personally feel when you send Reiki to someone, the Reiki will enter them feeling like love and peace. It won’t transfer your nervous energy or fear to the receiver.
I also was acutely aware of not being attached to the outcome in this instance. Of course, my human mind wanted him to live to tell about surviving his fall off a cliff. But I also knew, that the Reiki would help him cross over if it was meant to be for him. I believe this man lived through this experience. Part of not being attached to the results in this instance was not being attached to knowing the outcome at all.
We left when they asked us to clear the area for the helicopter. We knew that we had helped all we could at this point.
Should you find yourself in an emergency situation here are some helpful suggestions for giving Reiki as first response:
- Turn on your Reiki!
- Trust your guidance.
- Call 911 even if you have no signal or you think someone else may have called.
- Ask the Reiki to insulate you from the trauma and keep you grounded.
- Send Reiki to the injured.
- Send Reiki to those on the scene helping. The Reiki will support the best course of action to unfold. It will help those involved make decisions that serve the highest good, by helping them stay clear, focused and open to infinite wisdom.
- Send Reiki to the emergency professionals. They are working hard and doing their best.
- For the victim(s), I think the best choice is hands off, beaming, unless you personally know the person. Of course, ask permission if you can or send with the intention that the injured person receives based on their free will. Remember if you are directly with the injured, don’t move them. Just help them stay calm where they are with Reiki.
- Trust the Reiki to work for the highest good of all concerned. Release your attachments to the results
- When it’s all over, remember to give yourself Reiki to sooth and calm your own nervous system. A good place to Reiki yourself is your mid-back, adrenal glands. You can also Reiki your root chakra to ground yourself.
You are far more powerful in offering assistance if you stay centered in your love and light. If an injured person feels your fear and worry, you add to their fear and worry. The Reiki adds strength, love and peace. Trust that you are helping far more than you may ever know by mediating and sending Reiki. And don’t worry if you are feeling off center, the Reiki will still work in calming them and you.
I’m sure that Reiki in its infinite wisdom places Reiki practitioners where they are most needed in any given moment. It could be you first on the scene one day. I hope this article helps you feel more prepared.
In loving Reiki light,