By Jeff Baird, Sunrise Reiki Colorado

Reiki continues to teach me the importance of being efficient with my energy and not wasting it on things that do not serve my best interests. Reiki practitioners have been blessed with the amazing gift of energy healing as we channel the life force energy that runs through all living things. What a gift!

We cannot afford to be distracted by things that drain our positive energy and move us away from following Reiki’s precepts: “Just for today, do not worry,” and “Just for today, do not anger.” In a world filled with worry and anger this is no small order, but one that we must strive for every day of our lives. We have made a commitment to heal the world – one soul at a time, and just like everything else, our success depends on our follow through. Do we just talk the talk, or do we actually walk the walk?

None of us are perfect. Whenever I slip off track, my wife always gently reminds me, by saying “Remember, Just for today…” Dr. Mikao Usui, Reiki’s Founder, shared his wisdom and precepts with us many years ago. Today those simple words are more relevant than ever. Just for today, huh? I think I can do that! In fact, I know I can.

It is not easy to watch the news and see how much hate fueled energy is being wasted, with the sole purpose of dividing us further with a relentless onslaught of negativity. Just imagine what could happen if all of that wasted energy was used in a positive way. What if kindness and helping our fellow brothers and sisters was at the top of everyone’s list? What if we committed to lifting each other up rather than tearing each other down? What if wars were finally replaced by Peace on Earth? I have so many questions and will never stop in my pursuit to find those answers.

In order to feel our best, we must be energy efficient. Did you ever notice how run down you feel when you have been sucked into a negative situation that is so draining? Everything is energy and the draw from negativity can be very powerful. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions and this mindset raises our vibration and helps us operate at our highest level. When we are in this state, we can clearly see the insanity of wasting our energy with things like worry or anger. With a higher vibration we are better equipped to deal with any low lying energies and negativity that might be hanging around as we flex our spiritual muscles.

Just for today, let’s live our best life with a positive outlook as we lift each other up. This positive way of living has a major impact on our collective consciousness. We are indeed all connected and it will always be in our best interests to help one another, regardless of the latest political beliefs or warped perception that our neighbor is our enemy. We were told many years ago to Love One Another. One of these days, we will all fully understand the importance of those three words.

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