By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado ♥

I have had the opportunity to introduce “A Taste of Reiki” to a number of people at different events. Most recently, I offered mini-treatments to women and men who were looking for some relief from lung pain, low energy, plantar fasciitis, trigeminal neuralgia, leg cramps, restless legs, knee pain, career stagnation and a broken heart. Each abbreviated treatment lasted roughly 10 minutes. But, in that short amount of time, Reiki brought these folks some comfort and introduced them to a healing technique that changes lives.

Even during a short Reiki session, a bond is quickly formed between me and the person I am treating. I have seen the most skeptical become believers when they are open to receiving the healing energy. “I feel so much better,” is the most common thing I hear after a treatment. As a Reiki practitioner, I am most effective when I get out of the way and allow the energy to demonstrate why Mikao Usui, Reiki’s founder, called it “the miraculous medicine of all diseases.” The ego is not allowed during a Reiki treatment. When we are tapping into God’s energy, we respect the power and infinite possibilities, and the fact that we are simply a channel for the energy.

During a consultation, a person will share with me what pain issues they are dealing with. I ask them questions as I strive to learn as much as I can in order to help them achieve the wellness they are hoping for. Prior to each treatment, I have some ideas on how to proceed, where to focus my intentions, along with where to place different stones and crystals, and how to approach the pain issues discussed. But, during any session, regardless of how long it is, I am guided by my spiritual helpers as they bring other things to my attention that may not have been shared, or need to be uncovered in order for a deep healing to occur.

People will only share what they are comfortable with and I completely understand that. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to work on a new client. There was emotional pain that ran very deep underneath her physical pain. Afterwards, we discussed the treatment. In a short period of time, she found some much needed relief and was interested in digging deeper during our next session. I see an intense and dramatic life transformation in her future. Reiki is gentle and can do no harm. However, it does stir things up physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She understands the importance of healing on all levels, and I will help her accomplish her goal of improving her quality of life.

If you plan to attend one of my upcoming events where an abbreviated treatment will be offered, plan to relax and see things in a new light. Many times, we get so bogged down with our pain, that we forget or ignore the possibilities of healing. Maybe we have told ourselves that this is just the way things are always going to be. Maybe we have given up on feeling better, and instead we have accepted some notion we told ourselves about our situation being hopeless. Reiki brings two things to every situation – love and hope.

Speaking of A Taste of Reiki…I met a woman at one of my recent events, and she has since become a client who is a perfect example of my mantra – “Healing is a Team Effort.” One of the conditions she has been dealing with is Gastroparesis. This condition disrupts normal digestion and prevents the stomach from emptying properly. It can be very painful with bloating and discomfort after a meal. Plus, there is the emotional pain and questions prior to eating.
She has had to deal with thoughts like –
“How will this meal affect me later?”
“Will I be able to sit comfortably during the show tonight?”
“I am so hungry but afraid to eat too much.”
“I don’t want them to think I don’t like the meal they prepared for me.”
“Should I eat something before the long flight or wait until we land?”

After just one Reiki treatment, she found some relief and rediscovered the joy of tasting good food again. She gained four pounds in just one week and feels so much better. As she shared her dining stories with me, her face beamed with happiness. This is what Reiki does, and why I love what I do for a living. Reiki helps us rediscover the sweet taste of living life to the fullest.

Come see me for a Taste of Reiki. You never know what might happen. On Monday, August 6th, I will be offering mini-treatments like the ones mentioned earlier at Buchanan Rec Center in Evergreen, Colorado from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Hope to see you there.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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