Dear Mr. William Rand, I have a story about a special healing that I did on an elderly, 83-year-old, lady. The request was made by her niece to do the healing. She fell and broke her hip and was taken into surgery to have a pin put in her hip. She also is diabetic and the complications of this disease with such a serious injury and surgery at her age was life threatening. She was not recovering from the first surgery and so the doctors planned a second surgery because the hip was not healing. Aunt Cat, as her niece called her, was losing weight and unable to eat. The doctors said she might die without the second surgery but she also might die during the surgery because she was so weak. Aunt Cat is a very spiritual person and has had Reiki Healings before. The healing was performed on her in the hospital the evening before the second surgery was scheduled. Aunt Cat and her niece were praying as I started my Reiki Healing. The Healing progressed as usual until I got to her injured hip area, my hands became so hot and the energy was so intense that I became hot all over. I held my position as long as I could endure it before continuing on down her legs and to her feet. I felt drawn back to her hip area and worked on her hip again. The heat and energy returned again. My hand turned red and throbbed. My clothes became damp from perspiration and I held this position until I could no longer handle the intense pain from the energy. I have no doubt in my mind that this was a divine healing. I have been a Reiki Healer for a couple of years and only certified on the first two levels of Reiki. I have not advanced to a Master yet, so I don't have a lot of years of experience to use as comparison but the high levels of energy and heat was something that I have never experienced before. The doctors came in to do a pre-surgery check on Aunt Cat and discovered that all the problems and complications that had been affecting her health and life were no longer a factor and the second surgery was canceled. Aunt Cat has since recovered and is now living in a nursing home. This was one of my most profound and exceptional experiences as a Reiki Healer and one that I will never forget. I'm not sure if you can use this story but I wanted to share this story with someone who would understand and appreciate such a wonderful happening. Thank you for listening and for your great website. I have recently moved back to my hometown where no one even know what Reiki is and they look at me like as if I am a freak so to be able to go to your website and read all your information and enlightening articles is a lifesaver for me. Thank you for putting out such a great newsletter.