• Vicky Short


Updated: Feb 23, 2019

In case you are wondering what Kuwana is and why I chose that name, here you go!

An ancient Japanese Reiki Master bestowed me with the name Kuwana as my healing name in an amazing out-of-body experience that I had in 2017.

Yep, it’s true. There’s no other way to put it. That’s what happened. It was a couple weeks before my Reiki certification classes, and of course it was on my mind. Of course I was excited. But I have no idea why or how this experience happened. I don’t have spontaneous OBEs very often nor anything this profound and spiritual.

One night in the wee hours I suddenly found myself completely consciously aware that this was an out-of-body experience. An old Japanese man with a small frame was standing to my left. He felt so very old and wise. As is usual, I could feel my Guidance standing to my right.

At the moment I became fully phased into this area of consciousness, I was instantly aware that I was in the middle of a something very ceremonious. This wise, old Reiki Master standing next to me was explaining a job and journey that I’d be taking and he was giving me his blessing and sending me on my way.

Then he said emphatically, “Your healing name will be, is, Kuwana!” And he put his right hand on my shoulder and asked, “Do you accept this?”

I immediately said, “Yes!” without even thinking about it. It was as if there was no doubt in my mind that this is what I wanted. The energy of his words and the power of his voice made me so excited.

I immediately opened my eyes lying in bed, fully aware of what just happened, which is what typically happens after a spiritual OBE. I quickly got up to write it all down. He had specifically emphasized the “w” so that’s how I knew how to spell it.

In the morning I looked it up online and this was the only thing I could find:

What Does The Name "Kuwana" Mean?

<<Extremes in fortune, health and spirituality. You are very versatile, idealistic and intuitive. You either enjoy great success or suffer abject misery. The solution is service to others. Use your leadership abilities for humanity and not for self-glorification. Emergencies may raise your intuitive abilities in order to resolve conflict or situation. You become very creative under the pressure, and have quite original ideas to make the best out of it.

Position and social status is very important for you and you are always looking for ways to improve your position in society. You have power and ability to choose your own destiny and achieve anything you want in life. You can expand in any direction according to your will and set of values. You have passion for justice and belong to the position of authority.

You have an inherent courage and endurance to accomplish "The Impossible Dream". With the power comes responsibility. You hold keys to the material world, but with this gift comes high spiritual responsibility to be fair and true to others. You are philosophical and mature, determined and intense with a desire to endure, often religious.>>

I have to say, all of that is pretty accurate for me. Every time I read it I can think of many things about me and my life that fits all of this.

And it was such a powerful experience that I just had to include the name Kuwana in my healing practice. Every time I think of the name it’s a reminder of my ancient Reiki Master spirit guide. I have no doubt he’s real.

NOTE: “My Guidance” is what I call my main spiritual guide who has always been with me. My most impressive psychic experiences come in the form of what I call “The Voice”, which is when I hear just like physical hearing someone telling me something that’s about to happen, or something that I need to do. It’s so strange, even for me! My Guidance is that voice. If you’re interested in knowing more, please check out my book on Amazon. Persephone’s Journey, by Vicky M. Short.



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