By Jeff Baird

So, what is Reiki? I can only answer that question by referencing some of my own experiences. Reiki has no limitations because it’s God’s energy. This is why it’s so powerful and goes exactly where it needs to go and does exactly what needs to be done for a person’s highest good. Reiki always delivers as it heals physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. From what I have seen, the only limitations of Reiki are the ones we put on ourselves by blocking the energy on some level.

We may not even be aware of it but could be limiting Reiki’s energy because we are holding onto something that adds to our pain. Maybe it’s a memory that needs to be turned loose. I’ve seen people in their 70’s finally able to let loose of trauma from sexual abuse that happened when they were as young as 8 months old. They carried the unthinkable with them most of their lives and Reiki coordinated their release party. They were able to feel real freedom for the first time. That’s what Reiki does. I watched the release mentioned above on my treatment table. It’s hard for me to put into words what I saw and what I heard during those 60 minutes. It is one of those times when you really had to be there to understand.

The parents of the woman on the treatment table worshipped darkness and did the most horrific things you can imagine to her when she was just a child. She had lost a daughter at a very young age. After her first Reiki session with me, she told me and her husband that her daughter was okay and at peace. She said, “There was so much love, and she was in God’s arms.” Her description of what she saw happen under my roof is one I will always hold dear to my heart. The room was glowing with God’s healing energy. She had worried about her daughter her entire life and Reiki gave her some peace of mind for the first time. That’s what Reiki’s energy can do.

I have heard things from people’s experiences on my treatment table that humble me to the core and make it very clear that spiritual beings are closer than many might think. I lovingly call them, “The Team.” They do all of the heavy lifting during a healing session. I am simply the middleman or the broker. God’s massive army of angelic helpers are alive and well.

Everything is energy. Call it what you want, but there is a universal life force energy that runs through every living thing. When we tap into that energy, great things can happen. I’ve seen people regain their full vision, lose lifelong pains, heal from traumatic events, make peace with their loved ones who have passed but showed up for the Reiki session, make peace with God and make peace with themselves. People always have a glow about them after a Reiki session. If there were before and after pictures, you would see for yourself. Transformations take place whenever Reiki arrives on the scene. It’s an amazing thing to witness.

Please understand this… Before Reiki entered my life, I was the most skeptical man walking the planet. Prior to my 2 hip replacements, I tried everything I could to relieve my pain. At the time, I didn’t know anything about Reiki. But, I knew about acupuncture, chiropractic, ice, magnets, massage, cortisone, pain pills, so called miracle devices, plenty of booze and lots of dope too. I even stole pain pills from my wife whenever I saw an opening. Opioid crisis? Yep. I get it. Thankfully, God removed my addiction as I slowly began to heal. Reiki kind of expedited everything for me the moment it took my pain away. I couldn’t believe it. “So, what is this Reiki stuff anyway?” I was in awe and very curious about this new thing that was changing my life.

When Reiki took my physical pain away almost immediately, I became a believer. Then, I watched it continue to work its wonders as I was a part of more intense Reiki sessions with others as well. As I watched Reiki take away migraines, insomnia, nightmares, years of knee pain and back pain and foot pain and any kind of pain you can think of, I became more of a believer.

I guess that’s what you could call an aerial view of Reiki. It always brings three things – Peace, Love & Hope. The trifecta of healing. Things seem to come in 3’s. Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Third time’s a charm, etc. I have seen peace, love and hope change so many lives. Reiki is the creator of peace, love and hope, and a Reiki practitioner is simply the facilitator of the energy.

The beauty of it is that anyone can be attuned to Reiki during a class and be given the gift of healing. Reiki is one of the fastest growing healing modalities in the world today as more people discover the wonder of it all. Once we are attuned to this energy it’s important for us to keep the energy flowing. I just learned this lesson once again as I was falling into old habits that needed to be left behind.

I knew I was in trouble when my wife said to me, “Just for today…” as she reminded me of the Reiki precepts that I had forgotten at that moment. “Just for today, do not worry. Just for today, do not anger.” Mikao Usui, the Founder of Reiki, first said those words many years ago. Hearing them yesterday was the wakeup call that I needed as I released what was holding me back from being more in tune with my higher self. Reiki is the gift that keeps on giving as we use it for ourselves as well as for others.

Dr. Usui called Reiki, “The miraculous medicine for all diseases.” He also called it “The secret art of inviting happiness.” He said it perfectly as he put into words what I have discovered along with countless others who keep the energy flowing. It’s no wonder that Reiki is as popular as it is today. God knows our world can always use a little more peace, love and hope.

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