By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado

“Release” is one of my favorite essential oils. I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit the last week or so. It works well with Reiki when I need to release things that no longer serve my best interests. I usually put a couple of drops of essential oils on my hands and rub them together before a treatment. People always tell me how much lighter they feel after a Reiki treatment. There’s a reason for them feeling that way.

Reiki helps us release things that no longer serve our best interests – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. That is so much stuff. At least, it was and continues to be for me as I strive to reach higher levels. When we release old thoughts and destructive behaviors and move into the future by focusing on the present, our outlook on life changes. We stop dwelling in the past, worrying about the future and focus instead on the moment at hand. It was a game changer for me, so I highly recommend it. With Reiki, you have two choices – walk the talk, or not. I’ve been walking hand in hand with Reiki and it has been a life changing experience that I am eternally grateful for.

Just a couple of days ago, I had to learn to release something that was trying so hard to hang on. I followed the release with forgiveness. Trust me on this… it was a challenge. I stayed true to my higher self and kept hearing one of the Reiki Precepts. “Just for today, do not anger.” I didn’t have the time or the desire to waste my energy on anger, so I released it – all of it. I moved forward onto the next thing, and I have plenty of next things that need to be done these days.

Oh, those old thought patterns and behaviors wanted to take over. I let them have their say. I didn’t blame them for the way they were feeling. Then, I released them. What a freeing experience it was for me. It’s hard to put into words, because so much is happening so fast right now. I’m releasing a lot of things as I move forward. There’s no need to be bogged down by excess baggage. Release it. You’ll feel so much better. I do.

At the same time that I was learning the importance of true release and forgiveness, my dream opportunity came true for me. On Friday, I was named “Acting Executive Director” of 14 Hands Ranch Healing Center. It is literally a dream come true, and something I have been hoping and praying for to happen. And, then it did happen. You will be hearing a lot about my experiences at 14 Hands Ranch. Check it out –

These days, I work very closely with Higher Sources during my healing sessions. “The Team,” as I call them, do all of the heavy lifting. I am simply a facilitator. I’m like a ball boy for “The Team.” These incredible healing angels, from very high levels, show up during Reiki sessions. They have a way of making things happen that is well beyond my foresight. They see so many things that I miss. We work well together, and they brought me to 14 Hands Ranch for a reason. We have much to do. More on that at another time.

I had been told that this day would come. I’ve been allowing Reiki to lead me down this road for some time now. I write articles to try and explain what happens to me when it happens. My hope is that we can all learn from the experience. Releasing is an amazing exercise. We build spiritual muscle as we release more and more things. I feel so much lighter! It is so important for all of us to keep dreaming, and keep our hopes alive – no matter what. Dream on baby! Release all things that no longer serve your best interests. Enjoy the ride.

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