The World Crisis of Hunger

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Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master

If you are reading this article, it means you own, or have access to, a computer. And, you are probably rich enough not to have to deal with the problem of hunger often, if at all. There are millions of people who face the threat of hunger on a daily basis. Did you know that in today’s world, 1 out of 9 people do not have enough food to remain healthy? Approximately 45% of deaths in children under 5 years old is due to poor nutrition – this equals 3.1 million children per year. (For more information, see the World Food Programme on the United Nations’ website, wfp.org.)

As we grow in our understanding of spiritual responsibility, we cannot ignore the many problems existing in today’s world. These facts about hunger, as well as other overwhelming global challenges, are begging for the interventions of dedicated lightworkers. As Reiki practitioners, it is easy to become focused on our own small circles of family, friends and clients. That is a good beginning, but bringing positive energy to worldly problems is also essential.

All great solutions begin with one person who believed s/he could make a difference. There are many ways to be a part of turning the tide, to promote healthy living for all people.

Here are some ideas – and add your own:

  • Eat local foods
  • Buy fair trade food products, to insure fair wages for farmers and laborers in other countries (coffee, chocolate, bananas, etc.)
  • Buy fair trade products (clothing, jewelry, decorative items) for gifts and for yourself, to support small businesses in developing countries
  • Conserve all natural resources

    The World Crisis of Hunger
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  • Financially support international programs
  • Become involved in local hunger programs
  • Become informed, and inform others within your small circles
  • Send positive energy and light to others who assist in charitable efforts

Reiki helps each of us to become more compassionate, and empowered. With this healing energy and spiritual guidance, we can truly become change agents. Change agents are people who are catalysts, facilitating change within large systems. Usually, this refers to managers in corporations, community organizers, or directors of social service enterprises. Reiki practitioners are also change agents; we primarily work with the energetic systems of individuals. But, as each person brings healing energy into his/her being individually, the energetic system of that person radiates a loving presence in the world. Add positive, intentional action, for the highest good of all, and true change happens.

Become a Reiki change agent! Let’s all work together to end world hunger.

Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner. She also is a licensed clinical social worker, working with a hospice agency in Asheville, NC. She grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and was stricken with polio at the age of three. To relieve fatigue from post-polio syndrome, she learned Reiki. This complementary technique led her to explore other alternative modalities. Her personal journey, along with life lessons learned along the way, is detailed in her book, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, deb@deblloydhealing.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)

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