When Takata, who brought Reiki to the West in the late 30s, was awaiting surgery, (which she avoided!) then healing from her stomach pains (Uterine tumor, gall stones, appendicitis) Dr Maeda & his sister the dietician told her to 'treat the hospital like a fancy resort hotel;' to rest up & enjoy the wholesome food.
The dietician was trained in Reiki, so every day, as she prepared meals for her patients, she would bless the green tea, bless the simple meals: Rice, beans, steamed vegetables (especially carrots & beets) and seaweed ...
Telling this story during a Reiki class, I pictured the dietician blessing the meal as she prepared it, & muttering to herself that she wished Takata KNEW about Reiki! That she didn't really need the surgery ... but she was a Westerner, and might not be receptive... So she did the best she could, blessing the food with Reiki ....
Later, just prior to the surgery, Takata heard 'Surgery not necessary!' & that she should 'ask. Ask. Ask ... the head physician - so she got off the prep table, & stopped the preparations! (can you imagine the rumble this would have triggered in 1935?! A patient, especially a WOMAN, daring to interrupt the process?)
And after consulting with the surgeon, hee called in his sister to tell her about the other options, there in Japan. To tell her about Reiki!
This morning, my 2 year old Grandson was upset about a hurt knee, & his 8 year old sister asked if he wanted 'Rainbows' on it - so held her hand above his knee, & 'beamed Rainbows' for a minute. Later she shrugged & said 'that's what he calls it!'
Just for today, take a moment to express your gratitude for all you eat & drink, & dedicate it to the best use by your body!