The Rosebud Experiment

Saturday night, my 17-year-old daughter brought home a rosebud. The poor little flower had been kept without water for a few hours and it was dying, but she put it in water anyway.

Rose before ReikiSunday morning she changed the water and put it in a little crystal vase. I suggested that she give Reiki to it. She is a third level Reiki Practitioner, but also at a difficult age, so I expected a no. I guess her love for flowers just conquered all inhibitions and self-consciousness, so she gladly proceeded to help the rosebud. I really wanted all this documented, so I took a picture before she started the Reiki mini-session, at 10:40 am and you can see for yourself how poorly that rosebud was doing.

Rose after ReikiFifteen minutes into the Reiki session, the flower started to slowly recover, so I took another picture at 11:03 am. As you can see, the rosebud started opening and the stem started to straighten up. Still the improvement wasn’t spectacular and my daughter was quite disappointed.

I started explaining to her that it takes time for the energy work to balance the energetic field of a living form back to health. I also explained that the energy continues to work even after the actual Reiki session and that she had to be patient.

Rose after 3hShe got involved in some other activities and she forgot about her rose for about three hours. When she looked at the flower again, she couldn’t believe her eyes. The stem was almost straight, the leaves perky and green, and the rosebud had opened a little more. She was happy to see what energy could do for her rose. Take a look at the picture taken at 2:14 pm.

Rose after 4hI took another picture four hours after the

Reiki session, at 3:00 pm. As you can see, the rose looked perfectly healthy and happy. I explained my daughter that Reiki will also make the rosebud live longer than usual. I did not take any other pictures, but on Monday, the rosebud was still in great shape.

My daughter was very happy. I guess that the rose was really important to her. I think that this experience had been a real turning point for her, as she had started to see how Reiki could make a difference in restoring health, even if it was just a delicate little rosebud…

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8 Responses to “The Rosebud Experiment”

  • Dori Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 13:58

    This experiment is far from indubitable scientific proof that Reiki really works. It is not photographed from the same spot at regular intervals of time. It is not performed on a high number of plants, and it does not have a witness group for comparison. It is not a double-blind type of experiment, but fortunately, for plants we do not have to go through such thing in order to avoid self-hypnosis and placebo effects. This is just a little experiment to amuse our family and our Reiki friends, and can be easily repeated anytime by any Reiki practitioner. Try it!

  • Lynn Says:
    November 27th, 2007 at 18:05

    What a great experiment. This pictures are a proof of what can really happen with Reiki. I will gladly be showing everyone that that’s what Reiki is all about and what our bodies can feel and look like after a Reiki session. Just like that beautiful Rosebud.

  • Kathy Says:
    November 29th, 2007 at 19:25

    This is great proof for those who are always so skeptical of reiki or any other energy work.

    We will all be revitalized as was the rose and become more youthful, right?

  • Martha Says:
    November 29th, 2007 at 20:31

    Reiki, like any other energy healing art, re-energize, revitalize and rejuvenate any living creature. Plants, animals and children are more sensitive to energy and respond faster to it. That’s all.

  • Kelly Says:
    November 29th, 2007 at 23:10

    WOW! This is a great experiement! Never underestimate the power of Reiki!

  • Martha Says:
    December 2nd, 2007 at 11:44

    One week later the Rosebud is still in good shape.

  • Araf Says:
    December 2nd, 2007 at 23:28

    I’m just in high school and starting to learn reiki. But wow that is so cool! This strengthens my faith in reiki!!

  • Alice Says:
    December 3rd, 2007 at 12:50

    Im always amazed at how well the Reiki energie works.
    I look at Reiki as a blessing which all of us can attain. Great experiment!

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