Testimonial and Review for Cynthia Bergsbaken, written by Lori Vough McEwen (aka Gale Stein) author and Psychic Medium, 3/4/2015
“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 told 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 non-descript 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 my side. 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 my 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 I 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 hum 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 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 that Reiki is real!”
Lori Vough McEwen (aka Gale Stein), Author/Psychic Medium
*Note “About several months after Lori Vough wrote this for me, she decided to take Reiki classes 1,2,3 to become a Reiki Master. At the time of this, i provided Reiki to Lori as a Reiki 2 student.”-Cynthia Bergsbaken
Reiki and some success stories
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 in to the chakras. Our individual higher self or Divine spirit is in charge of directing the energy. The energy then slowly spreads out through out the body.
Reiki Energy healing is not new, it is ancient.
I have two stories to tell about Reiki and it’s healing abilities. These are true stories. The client I’m going to talk about is the same one whose husband does not think Reiki is a loving practice. Hilda(names have been changed to protect the real person), has received maybe one other Reiki session from me. She had not ever had Reiki before. She mostly receives distance Reiki from me. 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, two days before she went in to see the doctor again. She wanted to give the Reiki energy time to help her body before seeing the doctor. I gave her the Reiki energy, 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 Quinn. 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 the 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, Quinn has no Kidney issues. She is a energetic, joyful, loving dog.
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, RP IARP, of Reiki in the Prairie LLC www.reikiintheprairiellc.com