By Jeff Baird

I remember the moment when I realized that I needed something stronger to help me fall asleep at night. I was already taking some sleeping pill that was pretty much worthless and a Tylenol PM every night. I switched it up with Benadryl or Melatonin or Valerian Root or whatever else was supposed to help with sleep. I tried all of it.

I remember that night so well because I just couldn’t wind down. It was brutal. My mind went around the world at least 10x in a matter of seconds. I remember thinking, “Please God help me sleep.” I was in Vegas for business and it was late at night. Plus, I had to get up early the next morning. My room was in a beautiful, brand new resort that hadn’t officially opened yet. They were new customers that were using an incredible new scent to add to their overall guest experience.

It was kind of eerie walking down the hallway to my room. I think I was the only person on the floor. I walked into my room and the hotel staff had set the stage for an amazing view of Las Vegas. The room had floor to ceiling windows and I could go from room to room and see the entire area. It was unbelievable. I couldn’t help but be awed by the view. I appreciated it but was more interested in getting to sleep as soon as possible. I was concerned about over sleeping and being late the next morning. So I didn’t want to draw the blinds completely. I tried to find the perfect balance of the lights and keeping it dark enough for me to go to sleep.

After that trip I saw my doctor and started taking a stronger sleeping pill. Traveling can take a toll on a person. I have known many casualties. I had also recently stopped drinking alcohol and so my entire system was kind of in shock. I had problems shutting my mind off for the day. There was always something to do or think about or worry about or over analyze or question or regret or prepare for. Something would always keep me from getting a good night’s sleep. Then, Reiki found me.

I was fascinated by this new energy that was supposed to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At the time, all I understood was the physical part. I didn’t know what I didn’t know yet. Early on, I was convinced I could only do Reiki at night. This was an old habit; an old way of thinking.

Reiki had recently taken my hand pain away. Before then, my hands were ice cold and ached with pain. Sometimes, they would finally warm up at night as I got ready for bed. So, I still thought of warm hands as being something that occurred only at night. How wrong I was. My first morning Reiki session was a game changer for the person I worked on. I remember it well.

After being attuned to Reiki I would place my hands on different parts of my stomach, heart and chest area. I laid there in awe as I felt this new energy. I really couldn’t believe it. It felt so good as I fell asleep giving myself Reiki. It wasn’t long before I stopped taking sleeping pills altogether. I didn’t need them anymore because Reiki taught me how to slow my wheels down so I didn’t waste my time over thinking most things that would probably never happen anyway.

I have sent Reiki to people all over the world. All of them tell me how well they sleep after a Distance Reiki session. I would say 9.5 out of 10 people share their good night’s of sleep with me. The .5 who don’t sleep well are blocking Reiki on some level. They’re too anxious and afraid or hesitant or not ready to turn everything off just yet.

Early on, I tried to share Reiki with these kinds of folks. But, now I don’t. My intuition is much stronger these days. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s not. I don’t argue with my gut feeling anymore.

I ask a lot of questions on the front end to make sure someone is truly open to receiving the energy from above. Believe it or not, some people are not capable of receiving Love. Maybe another time they will. I used to be a skeptic too.

People who have literally not had a full night’s sleep in years tell me how they experienced a deep, blissful sleep after one Distance Reiki session. Reiki helps us sleep. It’s that simple. The soothing energy balances us and gives us whatever we may need – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It always gives us what we need and we can all usually use more rest. Well rested is a good place to be.

The first thing I ask everyone who contacts me is, “How have you been sleeping?” Anyone in pain is not sleeping well. I have been there and know what it’s like to wake up to the pain. Prior to my hip replacements, the toughest step of the day was that first one out of bed. I sure could have used some Reiki back then. But, it was well worth the wait. Thank God for Reiki and Sweet Dreams.

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