By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado ♥

This article first appeared in the Winter, 2016 issue of “Reiki News Magazine”

Healing is the ultimate team effort. One’s willingness to receive Reiki’s healing energy is almost as important as the energy itself. I have helped others heal from Fibromyalgia, Cancer, loss of eyesight, Depression, Insomnia, chronic pain, allergies, Migraines, broken bones, panic attacks, nightmares, trauma, spinal issues, bone spurs, cartilage damage and other ailments. In every case, the recipient of Reiki’s energy was open to the possibilities of healing. As a result, their lives dramatically improved as the pain went away. This is important to know because believe it or not, many become comfortable in their own pain. They accept the notion that their current state is just the way things are going to stay forever. As time passes they become less flexible and more set in their ways.

There are people in my life who I would love to help, but I can’t. Their deep-rooted unwillingness to heal, keeps me at bay. In some cases, I send Reiki to the situation. In others, I simply accept the situation for what it is, rather than what it could be. As a Reiki Master, my desire to help others runs very deep. However, I also understand that we simply cannot help those who are not willing to help themselves as well. Healing must be a team effort.

Everything expands – whether it is positive or negative. During healing consultations and sessions, we acknowledge the pain and then focus on letting it go. We do not dwell on or get bogged down by the negativity the pain has caused. When addressing pain, I like to say, “I see ya’. Now, see ya’!” We simply dismiss the pain as we let it go. Thoughts are things and healing is a mindset, an attitude. Everything begins with a thought – including wellness. Those who regularly think in terms of abundance rather than deficiencies are more likely to receive abundance. The law of attraction should not be ignored. We are indeed what we think about.

I would be remiss if I did not mention what I call “The Team.” These loving souls are my guides who help me in every area of my life – including helping others heal. They are as real as you and me – just on a different level. This is a much bigger conversation for another time. However, we can discover their loving guidance when we commit to our higher self and listen in silence. Just like a recipient of Reiki, we need to remain open to receiving their healing love and direction. They love us so much and want to help us on our journey. We can do our part by being open and paying attention. Those gut feelings we have are moments when God and his angelic helpers are whispering in our ear. They speak clearly to us in our moments of silence. We can miss these divine messages when we have too much noise in our heads. Again, healing is a team effort, and when everyone is open to well-being and really paying attention, miracles happen.

On the other hand, someone who is not really open to healing, and for whatever reason, they block Reiki on some level – consciously or unconsciously, the miracle of healing will not happen. We cannot force Reiki on anyone. This is why we listen closely when speaking to someone in pain, and then if appropriate, we then ask for permission to share Reiki. I have had a couple of instances where my hands were like fire balls as I gave Reiki to someone and they could not feel the energy. This doesn’t happen often, but it can happen. We should not take this kind of event personal or have it affect our self-confidence as a healer in any way. I can count on one hand the number of times this has happened to me. Each time I was somewhat surprised, yet I also understood that on some level this person was not allowing Reiki to work its wonders. We live in a very skeptical, jaded society and many spend most of their time dismissing new ideas while their minds remain closed shut. That’s just the way it is.

In my opinion, a successful Reiki practice is all about teaching as many students as possible so that they can help with the expansion of Reiki and touch more lives. Our world needs healing and a team that is devoted to sharing the wondrous gift of Reiki can never be too large. We will always make room for another player on our team roster.

When it comes right down to it, life itself is the ultimate team effort. With our guides always near, we must remember that we are never alone. Some of our teammates may be in the trenches with us each day. While others are looking down from the upper deck of the stadium, helping us move down the field just like many coaches do during a football game. After all, we are all on the same team – the human race. We really can heal the world – one soul at a time. Go Team!


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