By Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki
Years ago, before we had kids, my husband and I for fun, yes for fun, would drive over an hour to the valley in Southern California to go see a British medium named Brian Hurst. (I have his books in my lending library, one of them is “Heaven Can Help.” Come check it out, it’s great.) He worked out of his home. One Saturday night a month he opened up his home to about 40 people for a group reading evening. (I believe he still does this, check out his website for HOW to get in on it.)
Some people call them seances but I’ve never felt comfortable with that term. Having a reading has never been for me like they show in the movies with all the costume and drama. I don’t much care for that image of mystics from the movies personally other than at Halloween and on board walks while on vacation at some hoaky touristy place. At Brain’s we all sat in fold up chairs in rows with him at the front, in his living room/dining room combo, just talking to whoever came though for the loved ones in the room. The more vocal spirits usually came though first. It was quite normal to us.
To get a seat to this event you had to call far in advance and only on the first day of each month at a certain hour for only one hour. I believe he still does it this way so people are not calling him all month-long. You must follow this procedure for a reservation because he fills up quickly and he sticks to it. For a small amount of money (I don’t remember how much it was, but I’m thinking around $20 a person) you could go to a medium reading session and maybe get a personal reading or maybe not. But, personal sessions are expensive and if you didn’t have the money or want to spend that, this was a great deal. And better yet, a great experience. I can say, it was always interesting and healing for me.
An Uplifting Event
We often took friends or other family members, some were believers some were not sure. Most were won over by the time we left. Since Robert and I had already had private readings prior, we mostly went to hear the other readings. I went to hear the stories of love and life. You might think that going to talk to people who have died would be depressing. To me it was always the exact opposite. To me I left feeling better about the world, less weighed down, with less fear of dying myself and usually feeling quite uplifted and lighter. Most of the readings were about love. These loved ones who had passed on to what I call Heaven were coming to this man to send their message of love and survival beyond the earthly plane. To me, how could that be anything but uplifting?
The Reading that Changed My Life
But, one night, I heard a reading that changed my life in ways I had no idea until today when Divine told me it was time to write about it. The reading that left an imprint on my human self and gave me direction without even knowing it.
One Saturday night we were there listening to the readings. Brian came to read a man, I’ll call him Ted. He was to Brian’s left in the front row of the dining room area and we were to Brian’s right in the back in the living room area. We could see Ted from the front where usually we saw many people’s backs as they spoke. Ted was an attractive black man in his early thirties, and when he stood up I noticed he was very tall with very large hands. He could have seemed intimidating to some, being that he was so tall but he had a very humble and gentle appearance to me right off the bat. He was shy at first, as many are when they believe they will have a loved one come though to them.
The deceased loved one who came though turned out to be not a relative or a significant other, but a client of this man. He was an elderly man who had died from cancer and Ted had been his massage therapist. But, he was more than a massage therapist as Brian went on with the reading. The deceased client was thanking Ted for his compassion, his healing and his friendship. They had worked together for the whole time frame that this man had been fighting the cancer and went to Ted for stress relief and relaxation. The two men had become friends and obviously good friends to the end if this man came to Brian to talk to him. His gratitude for this man and his friendship was overwhelming. Many in the audience were tearing up including me. It was a reading to remember for sure even without what happened next. For me, it was the reading that changed my life.
Healing Heat in Your Hands
Brian relayed the elderly man’s message with tenderness as he always did. He said to Ted that when he would do massage on his client his hands would heat up and healing energy from God would come though his hands. The client in Heaven was telling Ted this. I was astounded. I was amazed that this man had healing in his hands and didn’t even know what it was. Ted said he had felt it now and then too but didn’t know what it meant. The elderly man who had passed, went on and on about how the healing in this mans hands had helped him though many difficult nights when he couldn’t sleep due to pain from the cancer and that after his massage sessions with Ted he could sleep again and the pain would be gone. I remember thinking “Wow, how amazing that would be to have heat in your hands and be able to heal.” I felt like the man had magic in his hands, and he did. He now knew too and I often wonder what he has done with that knowledge.
Life Goes On
Not long after those sessions at Brian’s, my husband and I had children. I was in a whole other chapter in my life and being a healer was not on my mind at all. I forgot about Ted and his story but I did pray often to Divine Source to give me a gift to help others and heal myself. But I had no idea in what form that gift would come, or if it ever would. I prayed for this for years while I raised my kids and worked on healing my depression that was still hanging around.
The Divine Reminder
It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that Divine reminded me of this story and how I had felt at the time. I had felt like Ted had magic in his hands, Divine Magic. I had thought that would be the best gift in the world and now, here I was, with that exact gift.
Heat in My Hands
Yes, my hands heat up, they also get cold when they need to, they also tingle, vibrate and feel energy as others feel a cat’s fur, naturally and often without thinking about it. But, no matter how long I have this ability, this gift from God, I never forget how lucky I am to have had my prayers answered. I never forget that I have heat in my hands and can help other people and that I have Divine Source to thank for that, along with the determination that he/she granted me with. And, I don’t forget to thank God for this gift each and every day, each and every time I use it and more times in between. It’s more than just thanking or being grateful that I feel. I feel the gratitude deep down to my soul so severely sometimes that I weep because I can’t believe God has given me this gift. It is the best feeling in the world and it helps me feel close to our Creator in ways I never have been before I had this gift of Reiki. To me this is my passion and without knowing what I was praying for, I got the very best gift I could have ever asked for.
Super Flying Healing Mom
When my kids ask me what kind of super powers I would want if I were a super hero, after flying being my first choice (come on, who doesn’t want to be able to fly like a bird) I say “Of course, I’d want to be able to heal people.” My kids say “Mom, you already do that. Pick something else that you can’t do yet.” Because truly, in all the world, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do than help people heal themselves though Divine’s love. Can you?
Anyone can learn Reiki. Anyone can be a healer. Anyone can learn Reiki and have heat in their hands. Through our Divine Source and with Reiki, I can teach you. After all, being able to TEACH people to heal is my next choice of super powers and I can do that too. At this point in my life I feel I couldn’t be more blessed than I already am. Thank you God for your many, many blessings!
Josslyn Streett, Rain Shadow Reiki Master/Teacher/Reader/Super Hero
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