Healing sessions with Reiki Ray continue on a monthly basis. I reckon I've become progressively calmer, contented and more balanced as a consequence. Ray begins by channelling energy through my body from my feet. I can actually feel it pulsing up and down. Honest! Then he starts the reiki proper by working on energy centres through the body starting at the head. On the last occasion something weird happened. He'd moved up to the crown but I could still feel hands working on my feet. I opened my eyes just in case some alternative therapy loving intruder had entered Lovelygrey Cottage unannounced. There was no-one to be seen in spite of the fact that I could still feel a person moving their hands over my toes, soles and heels 'There's someone else working on my feet!' I told Ray. He seemed non plussed 'Is it an angel?' I asked. 'Could be.' he replied. 'Or it might be a dead relative helping out'. In spite of the oddness of the situation I didn't feel at all spooked.
A bit of Googly research has suggested that this might be a common experience during reiki sessions and one explanation is that spirit guides help out in sessions. The very rational part of my brain is pooh-poohing that idea. Perhaps it was the weight of the blanket covering my tootsies. It doesn't explain though the fact that I felt movement from whatever was touching me and variation in pressure of touch. I think that I've just got to realise that some things just can't be explained away in conventional scientific terms. Maybe I've just got to sit back and be accepting when those curious and curiouser things happen.