By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado
This year I have experienced some losses. With tomorrow being New Year’s Eve, I can’t help but think about them, especially since one left us so recently. Reiki has helped me by reminding me of the importance of self-care. Reiki is the highest form of unconditional love, and one of my losses was already very close to the eternal source of love. She was an angel walking amongst us. She left us physically, but she loved it here, and has already made her presence known to us since she passed on. She knows how much we love her and does not want us to grieve. We are so grateful for her freedom from her physical body.
The night she left, I felt this wave of pure Love pour through the top of my head and wash over my chest and heart. I have never felt anything like this before. I knew immediately who had sent me this warm, cozy blanket of love that wrapped itself around me. Before I finish any Reiki treatment, I always wrap the person or animal in what I call my “Reiki Comforter.” I think I felt her version of the Reiki Comforter that night. Pure Love coming from a very high level and letting me know that everything was going to be okay. And, that’s exactly what I needed at that moment.
Reiki flows to any source of pain and heals for the highest good, regardless of the situation. As a Reiki practitioner, I can place my hands on or near a person’s sore shoulder. But, their healing may need to originate from the heart. So, while Reiki may heal the shoulder with my hands nearby, it also may go directly to the heart. Mikao Usui, the Founder of Reiki, called it, “the miraculous medicine of all diseases.” Indeed. It always goes where it needs to go for the highest good. Miraculous and true.
Recently, I read about the stages of grieving. I have no regrets as I loved my lost loved ones and demonstrated that love while they were still alive. But, as far as the stages of grieving, I’m somewhere between “Reconstruction and working through” and “Acceptance and Hope.” Reiki taught me how to do that. It gives me much needed balance – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Reiki taught me how to put other’s needs ahead of my own, and not to dwell in self-pity or depression. This has helped me so much. I focused on self-healing since I cannot help others until I take care of myself first. Then, I shared Reiki with those closest to me. They need it every bit as much as I do as they mourn along with me.
One point I always make during any of my classes is, “Everything expands, including Reiki, especially Reiki.” As a result, I started doing Distance Reiki again after not doing it for a few nights or maybe a week. I lost track of time as I helped my sweet loved one during her final days with us. During my rebound Distance session last night, I decided to send her some Reiki. Everything expanded as I then hit all of the stars and the Heavens, and touched and thanked all of those who are no longer with us physically. They healed me as I sent them my love. Reiki in action. Sometimes, it’s hard to put into words. You just need to experience it. Last night was an experience that I will always remember. Tonight, there will be more healing in the mountains under the brilliant stars.
Reiki can do no harm and always heals for the highest good. If you’re grieving, please give Reiki a try. It can help you in ways that you may not even be aware of consciously. Love heals and is the most powerful force in the world. Reiki is the highest form of unconditional love coming directly from our loving God, the source of all things. When we tap into that source, miraculous things happen. It may be something as simple as helping us maneuver our way through grief.
My son wrote a song called, “Balloons.” He has sung it at many funerals. Just like he says in the song, “One day, we’ll all be balloons,” as we leave behind our burdens and float skyward.