By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado ♥
After receiving my Reiki Level I attunement, my pain vanished immediately. But, I had no plans to take a Reiki Level II class, let alone become a Master, like I am today. I was so blown away by the pain leaving, that I was pretty satisfied right where I was – a pain-free Reiki newbie. I just couldn’t get over the fact that the constant throbbing ache in my hands was gone. Just like that – poof! For me, it was a miracle. I have been blessed to see so many more miracles since that day. Reiki works in the miracle business and always delivers more than expected. Always. At least, that’s been my experience.
After my first Reiki attunement, I was so wrong in thinking that it couldn’t get any better than that. I was grateful, but somewhat intimidated by the power of it all. My new discovery came up in many conversations. Without realizing it, Reiki was leading me down a new road – at the perfect pace. I learned to slow down and stop running after things. I knew one thing for certain, and that was that Reiki had changed my life. But, I still didn’t know what I didn’t know yet, and God had an amazing plan for me that was bigger than my dreams had been.
As I spoke about the wonder of Reiki with others, I kept hearing about distance healing. I was told that Reiki Level II made distance healing possible with the use of sacred symbols. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the whole concept. How could someone be healed from a distance? I didn’t understand it. But, if it was real, I could bring my mom some relief, I reasoned. She had Alzheimer’s Disease and lived in another state. This was the main reason I attended a Reiki Level II class. I had also heard that the Reiki energy intensified with Level II, and that seemed like a good thing too.
So, roughly six months after attending a Level I class, I took a Level II class and learned about Reiki’s symbols and distance healing. I started practicing on my friends and family members, and the feedback was always very good. I was told repeatedly how Reiki was helping those who had requested it from a distance. Deep down, my initial thought was that these friends and relatives were just being kind with their positive comments. I still wasn’t completely convinced that distance healing was real. I hadn’t really experienced it like I would in the not too distant future.
Then, I met Kim from the United Kingdom on Facebook. She was recovering from Cancer, and requested some distance healing from me. I will always remember that day in Dallas, about a week after we had agreed on a daily dose of distance Reiki. I was getting ready to board a flight and reading these amazing comments from Kim, and how my distance healing efforts were helping her. At that moment, it became real to me, and I was so excited!
Kim’s words were so heartfelt and we became very close with our back and forth exchange on messenger. She would tell me specifically how she was feeling, and I would then focus my intentions on different methods of helping her heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At the time, I was pretty consumed with the demands of my high-profile job. But, all of the responsibilities and rewards from this work seemed so meaningless compared to what I was now experiencing by helping a person on the other side of the world.
Then, Kim became my #1 priority regardless of what other things I was dealing with. I looked forward to our distance sessions and her incredible, honest feedback. A seed had been planted within me. It was a seed that would grow as my desire to expand with Reiki and helping others heal intensified. I could no longer ignore this calling. A woman on the other side of the ocean was healing from the amazing gift of distance healing that began with my intentions. Wow.
I will never forget the first time I used distance healing to calm a crying baby on a flight. This precious infant was crying hysterically, and having a difficult time breathing as her mother did everything she could to calm the child. I figured that the baby was still very close to The Source, and my permission to send Reiki would be granted. The crying stopped almost immediately and the rest of the flight was comfortable for all passengers. Thank You Reiki.
It has been such an honor to be contacted by so many Reiki Masters and owners of healing businesses who request distance treatments. I never saw that coming. They teach me so much. It is crazy how people find me. We all seem to find each other, don’t we? The first time a Reiki Master in Virginia contacted me, I was really thrown off by getting the call. I asked her if she did any self-healing. She explained that she had lost touch with Reiki as life had been dealing her a very tough hand to work with. We gave her a tune up, brought Reiki back out into the light – where it rightfully belongs, and improved her life.
Those distance sessions with the wonderful lady in Virginia were the first time that I really saw what creative healing from a distance can accomplish. The visualizations I would receive opened up my eyes to a whole new level of healing. For example, after she told me all of the challenges she was dealing with, I asked her when all of this pain had started. She said, “January of 2008.” When I asked her what had happened, she said, “I lost my first son.” The endless series of painful moments she was experiencing now all started when she lost her son who had everything to live for. I then asked her what the holidays in December of 2007 were like. She said, “Beautiful. Joyous.” So, during our distance sessions I placed a great deal of emphasis on the beauty and joy of Christmas, 2007. The results were remarkable, as her life changed after three distance treatments. I was so humbled and honored. It taught me that everyone can use a little Reiki – including Reiki Masters. She still had many challenges to face, but she was better equipped to handle life on life’s terms.
So many amazing things happen during our distance treatments, and I am writing a book about my nightly experiences. Distance Reiki taught me that we are indeed all connected and that there is no time or space. It also showed me how strong our intentions are. The amazing people I have met through distance healing sessions have helped me so much as I have grown as a Reiki practitioner. Distance healing is the ultimate win-win and changed my life forever, and I am eternally grateful.