Reflections – Sunday, July 17, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Photography Day Five: “Connect.” Many years ago, I discovered a fascinating device. I was among the twelve people who gathered in my Reiki practitioner’s home for a workshop on healing. At one point, she asked us to sit in a circle on the living room floor.

Our Reiki instructor, Carrie, held up a small glass tube and said, “This will demonstrate the power of human connection.

WP Connect 1

(Canon Power Shot A560 camera)

I want you all to join hands with the person sitting next to you, except for you two,” Carrie said pointing at me and the young woman to my right. “I want you each to hold the end of the stick that’s closest to you.” When all the others in the circle joined hands, we touched the opposite ends of the tube. As we did, the circle complete,  the stick lit up and buzzed.

Then Carrie pointed to the young man seated across the circle from us. “Let go of your partner’s hand.” When he did, the stick grew dark and silent. The stream of energy needed to light the tube requires an unbroken connection to glow.

For those who doubt the fact that we all carry energy within us and pass it on to all those whom we touch, this stick proves otherwise.”


(Canon Power Shot A560 camera)

My neighbors and their friends graciously agreed to let me photograph them holding the energy stick. They had never heard of it before and were curious. They learned, as I have throughout the years, connecting with others in celebration can be fun…

The energy stick does work with only one person holding both ends, but it’s a challenge to photograph the results. (I had to click the photo below with my chin.)


(Sony Cyber-shot camera)


Note: For anyone interested, this version of the energy stick was created by Steve Spangler for Be Amazing Toys, Salt Lake City, UT.


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14 thoughts on “Reflections – Sunday, July 17, 2016

  1. Imagine the power 7 billion of us would have, with our hands, minds, hearts and souls connected as one!

    This lyric came to mind:

    I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I asked him, where are you going
    And this he told me…
    I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm
    I’m going to join in a rock ‘n’ roll band
    I’m going to camp out on the land
    I’m gonna try and get my soul free

    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    Then can I walk beside you
    I have come here to lose the smog
    And I feel to be a cog in something turning
    Well maybe it is just the time of year
    Or maybe it’s the time of man
    I don’t know who l am
    But ya know life is for learning

    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden…

    Woodstock by Joni Mitchell

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