By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado ♥
Reiki is not a religion, cult, hoodoo, witchcraft and nothing else of the sort. But, rather, it is a powerful healing energy that comes directly from the source of all living things. In a world that seems hell bent on divisiveness, religious separatism, fear based arguments and walls of separation, Reiki can seem like some crazy notion that should be dismissed. This closed minded thinking is a prime example of the fear of the unknown in action. How many fights and wars have been fueled by the fear of the unknown? Too many to count.
There is no shortage of fear in the world today. Mikao Usui, Reiki’s founder, shared his words of wisdom with us all those years ago, and they seem even more powerful today – “Just for today, do not worry and do not anger.” Imagine a world where people lived by these precepts. It’s actually happening in larger numbers as Reiki grows by leaps and bounds across the globe.
For those who are open minded and willing to release their pain, this amazing healing energy can transform their lives. Reiki taps into the most powerful force in the world – Love. Today’s headlines are filled with many things, but Love rarely makes the onslaught of “Breaking News” that adds fuel to the fire of worry and anger.
Some simply are not comfortable with the whole idea of receiving unconditional Love. When this is the case, Reiki cannot work its wonders. The recipient’s willingness to receive the energy is almost as important as the energy itself. Once again, healing is a team effort as Reiki practitioners simply channel the energy and share it with others.
With Reiki, healing from a distance is one of the many benefits of tapping into God’s energy, demonstrating that we are indeed all connected. How else can you explain such a phenomena? For those who believe their religion makes them just a little bit smarter and a little bit better than their neighbor from another faith, the idea of us all being connected seems ludicrous to them. They may believe that they are connected to others sitting near them in their church pews, but they are by no means connected to the congregation with different beliefs across the street from them.
Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” Recently, I took my Reiki experience to a higher level when I attended a Holy Fire class. We learned to tap directly into God’s energy, or The Holy Spirit. Reiki is prayer in action – regardless of your religious beliefs. There are many Reiki groups that all work together, including Reiki for Christians. “Reiki News Magazine” has “Honoring all Lineages and Schools” on every issue. We believe in the power of inclusiveness rather than divisiveness.
Anyone can learn Reiki and benefit from tapping into this loving energy. Reiki practitioners believe that we all come from the same loving God and deserve to live a meaningful life as we heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s a way of life, and it’s not a religion.