By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado
Oh, what a journey it’s been. Recently, a friend of mine mentioned how big of a difference there is between actually walking the talk and just talking about it. We were in complete agreement. She has been walking the talk for over 11 years now. When I first started down my spiritual path she gave me comfort, guidance and support at a time when I knew there were a lot of changes ahead. I just didn’t know what I didn’t know yet. In her knowing, she taught me to trust and to be patient as my life transformed. I am eternally grateful to her.
At the time, I was just beginning to see things in a new light. But, I hadn’t experienced all of the healings and transformations that were to come. I had taken a 90 day FMLA leave of absence to help my wife heal from fibromyalgia, and for me to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. We both healed together and those 90 days changed our lives forever. I had recently become a Reiki Master, and I wanted to see what I could do with the one closest to me. Her former co-workers didn’t recognize her. She had a new Reiki glow on her face. These 90 days were filled with healing – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
After those 90 days I walked away from the best job I have ever had. Some would consider it a dream job. The company was good to me and I liked the work. Plus, I was making more money than I had ever made before. But, I walked away after returning from the FMLA as my priorities had changed, and I learned to trust in God and walk the talk. My patience had run out with my once dream job. I had a gut feeling, and a knowing that I needed to make some moves that were more in line with my new understanding and the way I saw things now. The world hadn’t changed but I certainly had.
My entire career was filled with deadlines and a sense of urgency. I always made the next call and had a knack for delivering the goods. I set a lot of sales records and was a key part of launching a number of new ideas. Startups. New products. I loved watching an idea become a reality. I said this a lot – “It’s going to look like this.” I spent years chasing people down while trying to get our sales up.
Lord have mercy. Many people are so afraid to make the wrong decision. Yes, even some high profile, designated decision-makers! I have called on more so called decision-makers than I care to remember. I’ve known receptionists who ran the company they worked for, and owners who disrupted their company’s flow by not making decisions in a timely manner. Then, I made a decision.
I decided that I was done chasing people down. I never did like to run as a kid, and I still don’t. I reached a point where walking the talk on this new spiritual path seemed like the best option for me. So, I walked on. In 3 years I walked away from 5 jobs. I used to take great pride in following the money. Now, I was following my heart.
In each of those 5 jobs, I initially saw an opportunity to complement my new vision of healing the world – one soul at a time. Back in the day, I consulted executives on their career moves. My resume always stood out. I would have never advised anyone to walk away from 5 jobs in 3 years. But, that’s what I did as I got closer and closer to following my passion at the very highest level by trusting, being patient and embracing the knowing that I felt in my heart and in my soul. I couldn’t ignore it anymore and decided I needed to be all in.
How in the world could I do this amazing work on a part time basis? That just didn’t make sense to me anymore. It seemed so obvious to me. I had seen repeatedly how God and his massive army of angels had helped me with so many healings. I felt I owed it to God to show Him that our love was mutual. I was going to trust Him completely, be patient and know that things are happening exactly the way they are supposed to happen. You cannot argue with Divine Timing. I’m ready and I’m doing exactly what I set out to do – just like so many others. There’s great strength in numbers as together we heal the world – one soul at a time.