THUD! I couldn’t see it from my seat, but my husband and two other guys did. We were enjoying our drinks on the patio outside Starbucks when a bird obviously mistook the clean window for open thoroughfare, crashed himself beak first and dropped to the ground.
Mark interrupted my phone conversation with our daughter to tell me about the poor bird. “You might want to Reiki that bird over there,” he said.
I got right up and went over to the motionless bird. As I did, I could hear Mark telling the guy next to him about my history with birds and Reiki. But the third guy who was sitting right next to the bird was clearly upset and scared for the creature.
The guy looked at me. “He’s dead. Look at him. He’s dead.”
“He’s not dead,” I reassured him. “He’ll be fine. Don’t worry. I’m going to Reiki him.”
The guy: “No. Look at him. He’s not moving.”
Me: “He’s fine.”
The thirty-something looked at me like there was something wrong with MY head. Poor man. I really confused him when I said I was 4 for 4 saving birds with Reiki.
I stayed on the phone with Marisa and sent the bird Reiki for a couple minutes. The guy watched in amazement. Then I went back to my chair and kept talking.
A couple minutes later, I walked over to check on the bird. He was standing, staring right up at me.
A couple minutes after that, I walked over to check on him again and just as I got there, he FLEW… practically touching me… right past our table… tapping my green straw as he soared on by.
How cool is that? A tap of gratitude from a happy bird! (Yes, I replaced the straw.)
The worried guy who had never heard of Reiki struggled to imagine anything could help that bird. But my husband and I have witnessed this five times now.
Even when things don’t look so good in the moment, it helps to keep the faith.
Things can change and they can change fast.
Ask the five birds.