By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado

My first Reiki Master told me that there is no time or space and that this was one of the reasons why Distance Reiki worked. He emphasized the importance of slowing down to take a breath and enjoy the moment at hand. In 2015, when I met and studied with a Master Shaman, one of the first things she told me was, “Slow down! You have all the time in the world!” She taught me to have an eternal view of the world and the events that were happening in my life. This was a game changer for me as in hindsight it seemed like I was always in a hurry. Old habits are hard to break and this shift in mindset did not happen overnight. It’s a daily commitment that I make to myself – no matter what else is happening around me.

It takes work to break old habits that no longer serve us well. Reiki teaches us to let go of those things that are weighing us down and keeping us from being the person we were meant to be. As we learn to enjoy each precious moment, we see things in a new light and come to the realization that we do in fact have all the time in the world. There are no clocks on the wall in eternity.

In a rushed world where there’s never enough time and always too much to do, the idea of all the time in the world can come across as insanity or very naive wishful thinking. I initially pushed back when I was told that I had all the time in the world. I remember saying things like, “I’m not getting any younger!” “I have deadlines to meet!” “My schedule is packed!” “All the time in the world?! I wish!” But, as I listened to the words the Master Shaman shared with me from the Ageless Wisdom, I realized that I had more time than I realized. This new idea slowly started to sink in as I found myself actually slowing down and becoming more patient with both myself and others. Patience has always been my #1 weakness and I have made great strides by just slowing down.

My striving to be my best self will not end with this lifetime. With an eternal view of the future, I do my very best to learn from the past and savor this moment because this moment is really all I have. I believe that learning to slow down and realizing that I have all the time in the world has added years to my life and for that I am eternally grateful. Take time for yourself to slow down and just be in the moment. What sounds like an easy thing to do can take a lifetime of practice. We are spiritual beings having a human experience and rushing through this life will not change that eternal fact.

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