When I was living in Belgium, I was involved in a Reiki healing group for a couple of years. Every month a group of about fifteen people would come together and do Reiki on each other, usually on a one to one basis. We all had a first degree Reiki initiation, except for Gerda, the group leader who was third degree.
Reiki prescribes a set of instructions on how to place your hands on the patient and the sequence of positions of the hands. As I always follow my own intuition, I felt those instructions as too restrictive and mechanical, and I started to just follow my intuition. After all, I see Reiki as a hands-on-healing technique, that was widely practiced all over the planet. The treatments I did were always well-received. One day, I felt I had to give Gerda herself a treatment. As I was following my intuition, I felt that I had to put my hands on the nape of her neck for some time. I later learned that this is a entrance point to the energy system of the body. After the treatment Gerda told me that she had a unique experience. She went into total relaxation, and went out of her body. She flew to a place in France, and saw the name of a village. She saw herself standing on a hillside looking towards the village center. She had never had an experience like this before. She didn’t know what to think of it.
A couple of months later I saw her again, and she told me the following story. A friend had invited her for a trip to the south of France. They were traveling by car, mostly following the highways, with an occasional side trip. Somewhere half way the trip, she saw a road sign with the name of the village she had seen in during her Reiki healing. She had completely forgotten about it, and had thought it might have not even existed. But there it was. The decided to visit the village, and it was exactly like she had seen it. They walked around in the village and visited the local museum. In the museum were several paintings of the aristocratic people who had lived in the local castle. Gerda said that she had a very strong feeling of familiarity with these people, as if she had known them. The whole experience left a strong impression of her. She still didn’t quite know how to interpret it, although she entertained the possibility of a past life memory that had come up during the Reiki session.
Sometimes we don’t now right away why an experience happened. Then we just have to give it some time, and clarification might come at a later time.