First of all, Reiki is energy healing. The healing energy, which is the same energy we and all living things are made up of, is channeled through the practitioner. The practitioner places their hands over our chakras, (chakras are our energy centers that sense the world around us.) and channels the energy into the chakras. Our individual higher self or Divine spirit oversees directing the energy. The energy then slowly spreads out throughout the body breaking apart emotional blockages.
Reiki Energy healing is not new, it is an ancient art of healing.

 These are true stories. Names have been changed, at times to protect the person’s privacy.

    •  My client,  has a husband that does not think Reiki is a loving practice. In fact, he feels Reiki is a negative practice.  My client has received, maybe one other Reiki session from me. She never had Reiki before. She mostly receives distance Reiki from me because she lives out of state. She called me up one day to tell me her doctor said she has Heart disease. She was scared, nervous, and probably overwhelmed. Her numbers were in the low 30’s, which meant her heart was working only 30%. She needed to go see her doctor again in a week to run more tests. At this time, she asked me to give her a distance Reiki session, two days before she was due to see the doctor again. She wanted to give the Reiki energy time to help her body before seeing the doctor. I gave her a Reiki energy session, which helped her to relax and calm down. She received Reiki from me and prayer from her family. She called me after her doctor’s appointment to tell me her doctor was amazed and stunned. Her numbers were all up in the normal ranges. Her heart was back to normal functioning. This story shows how prayer and Reiki energy can help you heal. Her husband still wasn’t convinced on the Reiki energy. But since then, this client’s husband has read more about Reiki energy and has watched his wife become healthy again. As of Feb. of 2016, this man has stated he believes in Reiki as a loving, healing energy.  
    •  My second story is about my dog. She is a 11-month-old, lab pup. At age 10 months, she went in to be spayed. She came out healthy acting, but within a week she was dying. Her operation went well, but the pain medication she was on put her in to Kidney failure. Within 6 days, she lost 9 lbs. of weight, showing rib bones and spine. She had no energy to get up, and no appetite. She looked depressed and at times, walked like she was full of toxins. (staggering) The night before she went back to the vet for dialysis, I gave her a Reiki session. The session made her feel relaxed and joyful. Each day she was at the vet hospital, I would go and see her and each night, I would give her distance Reiki. Within 6 days, she was back home again feeling full of energy, life and ready to eat and play. I do believe that prayer, the dialysis, and Reiki healed her enough to pull her out of Kidney failure. As of today, Heidi has no Kidney issues. She is a energetic, joyful, loving dog.

    Today, she is healthy, running through the prairies.

    So, in conclusion, if you have the chance to experience a Reiki session, please listen to your heart and try it.
    Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC   2015-2017     

    •       Today, I (Cynthia Bergsbaken) received a 2nd degree burn on the outside of my hand-the last two fingers and palm.  I kept it under cool running water for a few minutes.  I than placed a ice pack on a towel and placed it on my burns.  Every time I tried to take off the ice pack, my burn would hurt bit time!  After about 10-20 minutes of an ice pack, I took it off.  It hurt and burned immediately.  I promptly gave myself Reiki energy in to my hand.  Within 5 minutes of receiving Reiki, my hand stopped to burn and hurt.  Two-three hours later, I had 95% use of my hand again.  The only thing I couldn't do was to place my hand in hot water while washing the dishes.  Whenever I have hurt myself, Reiki energy has been there for me.  Reiki energy for me either takes away all my pain or takes away about 85% of the pain.  For me, Reiki energy has sped up the healing process.

    I invite you to make your appointment now and not wait until you are in pain.  Reiki energy balances your whole system, relaxes you and promotes healing on many levels.
    Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC  6-1-2017

    • My client came to me with a medical diagnosis of Kidney stones that were too big to remove other then by a medical operation.  He wasn't a big believer in Reiki sessions or Sound Healing, but he wanted to give it a try.  If this could work for him in releasing the Kidney stones, he would not need the operation.  And so I provided him with a Reiki session that was focused on releasing the stones.  Then I provided him with a little Sound healing that also was focused towards the release of the stones.  During the sessions, he had to promptly leave the room to use the rest room.  He released the stones!  This client was really thank full.  He went back to his medical doctor for confirmation.  He was all cleared up.  No more actions were needed.  It's times like these that alternative healing can make a big, positive difference.  
    Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken 2018  for Reiki in the Prairie LLC
    Here are the clients words from the reviews section.
    • "I found out I had a Kidney stone when I started to bleed. 

     I promptly went in to see my medical doctor.  He confirmed I had a Kidney stone in my Urethra, but it was too large to try to remove it Ultra Sound.  He suggested surgery.  So I was booked for surgery in a week.  He  told me, that I have a little time to try to pass the stone, if I am able to.  The medical doctor thought I'd have to have surgery to release the stone.  I made an appointment with Cynthia of Reiki in the Prairie LLC for a Reiki session.  I had hoped the Reiki session would help me to relax and possibly help me to pass the stone so I didn't have to have the  surgery.  The session was a relaxing one.  When I have sessions with Cynthia, I typically fall a sleep because I feel so relaxed.   I told Cynthia about my Kidney stone.  She also suggested using Sound healing on me besides the Reiki session.  She performed an intuitive scan on me to locate the area of the stone and areas that the stone was producing problems.  She gave me a whole Reiki balance session, plus she worked on the areas that the stone was showing problems in with Reiki.  As she worked in the affected area, I noticed I needed to stop her to use the bathroom.  She finished the affected area and I got up.  I passed the stone!!!  I had passed it when I had used the bathroom during the Reiki session.  I was so relieved and excited.  Today is the day before my surgery.  I talked to my medical doctor, letting him know I felt god.  I was told to go in for another Ultrasound.  About an hour later, I was told the great news, "Your stone is gone."  I know I was on an antibiotic and drinking more water then usual, but I really feel the Reiki energy sessions and the Tibetan bowl sessions played a big part.  Cynthia was great to work with.  She shared with me what she learned from my energy system, during each session.  She gave me information on the source of the stone and how to stop producing anymore in the future.  I truly never thought reiki was much other then to feel relaxed.  But after I passed the stone, saving me money, pain, and taking time off from work for a $5000.00 surgery, i will recommend Reiki sessions to others.   I am in the medical field and so keeping my identity to myself is preferred due to the reactions of telling other medical doctors that I was helped with energy work.  Thank you Cynthia for the wonderful energy sessions.  You have made me a believer in energy work!"  
    by J.O.B. November 2017 (This client had several sessions of combined Reiki and Sound healing.)

    • September 13, 2016 testimonial by Cynthia of Reiki in the Prairie LLC.   

    "About a week ago, I was dancing to the eighties for my exercise.  In one weird motion, I injured my shoulder.  I wasn't too bad though.  About two days ago, I was placing clean sheets on my bed and I re-injured my same shoulder.  But this time, it was in pain.  I t felt like I gave myself micor-tears in the muscles that surrounded and support my shoulder.                                And so I immediately gave myself Reiki specifically for this problem.  After my Reiki session, I had no more pain.  It was stiff and achy, but not painful anymore.  I was able to go to bed that night without taking any pain medicine.  The next day, I again gave myself more Reiki.  This time, I soothed the stiffness and achiness.  My shoulder is still very sore if I move it wrong, but it is healing faster than I thought possible.  With receiving Reiki, I did not feel the need to take any kind of pain medicine.  I am confident the reiki energy is healing my injured shoulder at least 2x faster than normal.   I invite you to try having a Reiki session whether it's for pain, illness, emotional, or just to stay balanced and healthy.

    • October 5, 2020 testimonial by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC 

    About 1.5 years ago, I injured the outer side ligaments of my foot while catching myself from falling down a dirt drop off by a lake.

    A couple of months ago, this past summer, I injured the same leg, but this time I re-injured my foot and I injured ligaments around the knee.  I feel the knee ligament injuries were due to  repetitive injury.  Not allowing a small injury to heal and re-injuring it repeatedly.  I managed to do this while walking and jogging the prairie lands.

    In the prairie, there can be many animal burrows (holes) in the ground disguised as prairie grass.  There can also be cattle path ruts that are also covered up by prairie grass, making walking and jogging a serious activity.

    So this knee & foot injury caused me a lot of pain the first couple of days.  The pain was at around 6 on a scale from 0-10.

    I could not walk with this injury without weakness and pain.  I could feel the injured ligaments behind my knee and surrounding my knee on both sides.

    I will  typically not take any inflammatory medication due to personal reasons.    

    And so to manage the pain and to increase the speed of healing, I gave myself a Reiki session the second day.  The first day, I was in too much pain and too tired to give myself a Reiki session.

    I started off by scanning  my energy and physical body for Byosen .

      Byosen is energetically feeling   the energy system and physical body for inflammation, increased energy, lacking energy, tears, etc.  When I find any area like this, I note it mentally or I write it down.

    Next, I gave myself a full Reiki session.  When I came to my injured areas, I gave them extra attention  with extra Reiki energy.

    Right after the Reiki session, my pain went from sharp and severe to a dull pain that was manageable without any pain medications. On a scale of 0-10, the pain was at a 2-3.  

    I kept off of my leg for a week!  To stay inactive is not my "cup of tea."  

    My leg and foot were feeling better and stronger everyday!  

    Reiki energy tends to, from my own experiences, dulls pain making it more manageable and speeds up the healing process.

    Well, it's a month and half later and my leg and foot  healed quite quickly.  I was feeling pretty good.  So good that I went out and re-injured  them again during some lower level exercise. 

    And so, I'm back to square 2.  More Reiki, more stabilizing the area, and more rest.

    P.s. if you ever have an outer ligament foot injury, the best shoes and slippers are ones with firm soles.  For everyday use, I've always enjoyed my Stegmann slippers.  But not this time.  The best slipper has been my Minnetonka leather moccasins that have no added rubber soles. My foot is held in a natural position and supported by our wood and ceramic floors.  There is slight cushion in the moccasin, but only enough to feel comfortable on the hard floors.   

    In the past, I've used Reiki energy in a medical doctor's clinic.  The medical doctor attempted something on me, that shot my pain thresh-hold to a 9 out of 10.  I swear if I had been drunk on liquor, the pain would of pulled me right out of being drunk!

    I am grateful to have known Reiki.  Without a peep out of me, I instantly gave myself Reiki.  If I hadn't done that, I would not of been able to have endured what she was attempting to do.

    The Reiki instantly gave me some relief.  No, it didn't take my pain away, but it did make the pain less severe and more dull so it was manageable.  And Reiki energy managed to do this instantaneously.

    Throughout the past 6 years using Reiki energy, I've seen Reiki energy work some small miracles on myself and others.  

    Reiki energy helps you to relax.  When we can be brought to a positive state of mind in relaxation, Reiki energy and our Higher selves are able to work together in helping us heal.

    If the injury contains "stuck" emotions, Reiki energy  can dislodge the emotions.  The emotions bubble up to the surface, allowing you to feel them.  At this point, you are brought in to release the emotions to finish the healing process. Stuck emotions may cause dis-ease in the physical and mental body.

    I can't say enough about Reiki energy.  I and my family are believers in the value of Reiki energy sessions.

    *October 2020 by Cynthia Bergsbaken-Reiki Master

    Reiki to the rescue!!!

    While brushing my teeth the other night, I some how managed to place my TMJ slightly out of it's joint. This  caused my muscles that holds the TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) to be overly stretched.

    I knew exactly when this happened because I had extreme pain (about a 7-8 on a pain scale) piercing my inner ear.

    It felt like someone pierced my eardrum with a metal poker. I was expecting blood to ooze out of my ear.   Ouch!!!

    Well, I immediately needed some relief from the pain.  

    I gave myself minutes worth of Reiki energy.  When I was done, there was no more pain and my jaw had relaxed back in to place. (no pain meds were used.)

    By the next day, my jaw felt like it was 95% healed.

    I am thankful to have had Reiki energy to help me in this moment of need.

    Sincerely Cynthia Bergsbaken October 2020

    • April 8, 2021, Jennifer with a Long Distance Reiki session

    I received this awesome review in my email today.
    I had provided Jennifer with a Long Distance Reiki session to help with her  due to COVID. (She is on her 2nd month of recovering.)

    From: mymassagecenter 

     Thu 4/8/2021 5:47 AM

    To: Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC


    Thanks for all you do! 


    My name is Jennifer and I am recovering from bilateral pneumonia due to Covid. Cynthia kindly offered to perform a long-distance Reiki treatment for my breathing issues after my hospital stay. The experience was quite profound. I could feel energy in various parts of my body and focus on areas of injury. Post treatment I was very calm and felt much more centered and my breathing was easier. I am very appreciative of Cynthia taking the time to help me. I would definitely recommend a session to anyone seeking help with a variety of health concerns. 


    Hope you have a great day!!! 


    • Testimonial & review by Lori Vough McEwen (aka Gale Stein) Author & Psychic Medium
    March 4, 2015

    "Last night I had my very first Reiki session given to me by Cynthia Bergsbaken.  I really did not know what to expect.  What I got was truly amazing!"

    The lovely young woman who performed the Reiki session on me, Cynthia Bergsbaken, instructed me to lie down comfortably for approximately 45 minutes at a pre-determined time while she performed a long distance Reiki session.
    She tole me she was going to cleanse and balance my chakras.  I, never having done this before was not at all sure at what to expect.  If nothing else, I would lie quietly and meditate or sleep.

    It was not long before images began to flow; these images were not random, but pertained to a cleansing and blessing ritual.  A Golden retriever and a long-haired Tabby cat came and sat down next to me.  they told me they love the energy that Cynthia releases when she performs Reiki and they always come to experience it.
    When the session was over, I told Cynthia that I thought it was neat that her pets join her when she performs Reiki.  Cynthia informed me that the dog and cat I saw and spoke to are indeed in spirit.

    My point of view had changed to that of an observer.  I saw myself lying flat, hovering in mid-air in a nondescript open space.  Many spirits all dressed in white stood around me.  I felt they were there to protect me as I had said a prayer for protection while I was to be in such a vulnerable state.
    A cherub Angel had appeared to remove a white crown, like a Burger King crown, off the top of my head.
    The angel flew upward with the crown making way for a powerful stream of white light to flow into the top of my head where the crown had been.  After a period, the angel placed the crown back on the top of my head ending the flow of white light.  I became aware of a spirit with female energy standing by myside.
    Although I was able to see some facial features, she was completely white.  She gently touched my forehead, and then moved her hands to my throat.  Vivid colors began to appear, lavender at my head, blue at my shoulders. When she reached my heart, which was a lovely green, we were both surprised at what happened.  As she placed her hands on my heart, which was a large green ball, it opened up and out came my two Boxer dogs and my cat Peanut, all I love dearly, all who are in spirit.
    The female spirit was surprised and delighted at what she saw, I became emotional but it passed quickly.  She lifted my heart over her head with both hands, into the hands of a male spirit above her.

    I watched as he placed a small round gold object into my heart, as I looked closer at the object; I was able to see it was a pocket watch.  The male spirit tinkered with the watch until I was able to hear a rhythmic tic-toc.  It was so strong that I was feeling the corresponding pulse in y head.  Just as I was beginning to become uncomfortable with this, the male spirit handed my heart back to the female who then placed it lovingly on my chest.  the female spirit assisted me in sitting upright while someone gently cupped their hands over mine and massaged my fingers.  It was so soothing, especially since my fingers ache from the beginnings of I believe Arthritis.

    The female spirit guided me to lie back down; she then leaned into my ear and said, "The healing power is within you."  She placed her hand on each chakra point on my spirit, beginning at my head.
    The vivid images of colors flowed as she moved from point to point.  While my spirit lay in the vivid colors of red, blue, green, yellow, orange, lavender, and bright white, my perspective changed.  I was still an observer, but I was looking at my solid body.  It was at that moment I realized something had changed and that something was missing.  I can only liken it to the absence of a hum that only you can hear.  Perhaps you have had a head cold for the past two weeks and all the while, you have a barely noticeable hu in your ear.  Suddenly that hum has vanished, your stuffy head is clear and you feel as though you once again have clarity of thought.

    What I want you to know is that although you cannot see it, things are happening during a Reiki session.
    Your healing session involves many loving spirits, each performing a specific task tailored to the needs of your spirit.  I had some noticeable physical sensations during my session that is true.  Moreover, as we are all individuals, we will have our own unique set of sensations and experiences.  Nevertheless, as I said, it is not as much how I felt during my first Reiki session that inspired me to share my experience, but rather what I was as a Psychic Medium.  I wrote this commentary to tell you Reiki is real!"

    By Lori Vough McEwen (Aka Gale Stein), Author, Psychic Medium.

    • This testimonial was in 2015, when Cynthia first started to provide Reiki services to the public.  At this time, she was a Reiki 2 student.  (At this point, Reiki 2, in her class students were able to start to provide Reiki to the public.  Before that time, she was only able to provide Reiki to family, plants, and animals.)  Lori's Reiki session was  a Long Distance Reiki session.
    • About a month after Lori had received this Reiki session and wrote this testimonial, she decided to become a Reiki Master. She was very much impressed and inspired to work with Reiki healing.  The last time I spoke to Lori, she was a professional Reiki Master/Psychic Medium/Author.  She writes about her Psychic Medium experiences.  Lori lives in the West coast of the USA. 
    • I am thankful to Lori for allowing me to gain my self-confidence in working with the public with Reiki healing.

    Anonymous, March 2024

    I am an elderly person who painfully hurt my lower back. 

    I stay away from taking medicines, including pain relievers. Every time I tried to move, my back would go into shooting pain.

    I had been in pain for two weeks when Cynthia offered to provide me with a Usui Reiki session.

    I have had one other Reiki session from Cynthia before, but this one was different. 

    Right away I noticed "Hot hands!" Wow, I was surprised to feel so much heat come from her hands. She placed her hands up and down my back. It felt wonderful.

    After the thirty minute session, I felt good! I was able to move more fluently. My pain was taken away by 50%. I was pleasantly shocked. Cynthia promptly advised me to "take it easy" otherwise I may re-injure my back. I am thankful for receiving Cynthia's Reiki session. 

    For more stories about how Reiki energy has helped others, please go to 


    For more information on receiving a Reiki session or Sound bath, please contact me.  The contact form is on the Home page.

    Disclaimer by Reiki in the Prairie LLC and Cynthia Bergsbaken copyright 2015

    I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, or medical doctor.  These articles I have written, are from reading and experiencing them.  Many of these articles are my own experiences with my own inventions to heal as well.

    If you have a medical condition-physically/mentally/emotionally, please see a qualified medical doctor.  Do not substitute my articles for proper medical care.  You are too important to the world.

    I have used all procedures I have written about and have found them to be helpful as tools to help myself become a better person.   I am sharing them with you because used as a tool, they are helpful in Shadow working on ourselves.  (Shadow working is healing our inner shadows that are unconscious or subconscious.  Inner shadows are our belief systems, our thoughts, our behaviors, our life experiences.)

    I created this blog for my Reiki clients originally.  Combining these tools with Reiki creates a happy, healthy person.  These tools, when used alone are also beneficial!

    ***All original content is copyrighted by Cynthia Bergsbaken, Perceptive Blogger & Reiki in the Prairie LLC.
    Reiki in the Prairie LLC is a legal Entity under law,  2015.
    This includes, but is not limited to all photos, writings, products, designs, pages and posts, advertisements, social media posts, etcetera .
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