by Mike Willett
This story is for all Doubting Thomases of the divinity of Reiki. In December, 1997 I was working with a liquid in my lab at a chemical company that reached 550 degrees F. and it blew up in my face. I stepped under the safety shower. The liquid covered my face, neck, chest and left arm. I ran to the mirror to see skin sliding down my face and my lips were white and cracking. I was rushed to the hospital where they applied only cold compresses and later antibiotics. The doctor reported second and third degree burns on my face and neck. I went home and looked in the mirror and asked God not to leave me looking like this.
I had received Reiki I & II in 1989. I started to apply Reiki on my face, and used it several times during the day for the entire week prior to my return visit to the hospital. I returned with no noticeable scars or discoloration to my face. I did not even have the typical pinkness of the new skin that accompanies a burn.
In April of 1998 I became a Reiki Master myself. I thank God for intervening and all my Reiki guides that have helped me to realize that intent and prayer can carry you beyond physical boundaries.