By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado

In a world hellbent on fighting and fear, Reiki’s simple precepts of not getting angry and not worrying on this day seem like words from another another time and place, another world. And, in a way, they are from another world. A world without fear or anger is a much better place. Take a look around you and you will see that fighting and fear are many things, but they are not the answer to our well-being and peace of mind or a solution for our collective problems.

Mikao Usui, Reiki’s Founder, shared Reiki’s precepts with the world many years ago, but they are eternal in nature and will live on forever. It doesn’t matter who is “running” our country or leading the world for that matter. A world without worry or anger is a better place for all of us to be. Reiki’s radical ways help us as we strive to live up to these principles in our own little corner of the world. Distance Reiki helps us share these healing ways on a global scale.

I read yesterday how many politicians, airline attendants, retailers and any business that is trying to serve the public are in fear for their lives. Many are wound up tight, angry at the world and taking out their frustrations on anyone they come in contact with. They are upset about having to wear a mask during a global pandemic. They are furious over political issues that are not in line with their belief systems. They are seething over losing their jobs, their homes and their sense of safety and security. This world is not for the timid and displays time and time again how we are all connected. This is why Distance Reiki works. Whether we want to believe it or not, we are all connected.

Recently, I even saw people arguing over an article I had shared on Distance Reiki. Has it come to that? Do we feel the need to argue about everything, including the amazing gift of healing that Reiki offers all of us? Seriously? I will not participate in the back and forth bickering that goes on behind a keyboard. My articles stand on their own and speak for themselves. I refuse to play a part in anything that I view as a waste of energy, and arguing is at the top of that list. Since becoming a Reiki practitioner, I am much more energy efficient and use my energy to help lift others up, not tear them down.

Reiki’s radical ways demonstrate the power of peace, love and hope. Those three things are needed now more than ever, and that is why Reiki is so popular during these unprecedented times. We are here to lift each other up as we move forward. Repeating our mistakes by fighting, tearing everything down and going backwards doesn’t make any sense. Dear God, please grant us the wisdom to understand the many benefits of living this day to the fullest without worry or anger. Amen.

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