As I was walking home, a lot later than usual, I noticed this man with a dog walking towards me. As the dog was walking with a hunch, I asked the man what was wrong with the dog and he said the dog was 15 years old and had a pinched nerve. I asked if I could lay my hand on the dog for healing. The man laughed and said he actually had a distance healer working on the dog and was happy for me to work with the dog too. The dog sat quietly as I stroked and petted him.
His human friend asked me what kind of healing I practised and how I knew I had the Gift. I said I've trained in Reiki and Pranic Healing and I practise spiritual healing. I said I believe we all have the Gift because God is in all and works through everyone.
My friend said he had another dog at home who is sick and asked if he could call me and maybe I could help him I gave him my number and said I could pop round tomorrow on the way home.
He said he's been praying and asking God to work through him so he could heal his dogs and nothing's happening. It was only when he took the dog with the trapped nerve to a chiropractor that he got slightly better. He said his other dog is on medication but he doesn't think it's working.
I pointed out to my friend that God could be answering his prayers by working through the chiropractor and orchestrating our meeting. (I've been using that route for a few years now and I've never met him before). I also said he was lucky that he had his dog with him as that was what had attracted me to him in the first place. He said he wasn't going to bring his dog out. I said we may not have spoken or even met if he hadn't had his dog with him.
It's funny how I had an evening of following my hunches.
Hunch no 1: I went for a walk by the canal. I was hoping to see a friend who has a boat there but he wasn't there. (That's how I ended up walking home later than usual).
Hunch no 2: I noticed the dog with a hunch and stopped to chat to hus human friend.
Hunch no 3: I offered healing to the dog. I have NEVER offered healing to anyone I've met in the street before. The words just seem to pop out of my mouth and I found myself wanting to reach out and touch the dog.
Hunch no 4: I offered to go round my friend's house. For some reason I just feel like it's the right thing to do so I'm going with that hunch. I've told my friend I'm not coming round with any expectations as I am not a "Healer." I am just going to let God do the work and see what happens.
In any case, I'm looking forward to spending time with my new dog friends as I love dogs. :-)
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