Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master
This week, I had two seemingly unrelated things happen where the second event seemed like an extension of the first event. The first occurrence was a conversation I had with a potential Reiki client. When answering the “What is Reiki?” question, I commented the source of Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy. She had a strong reaction. She stated she is not sure God even exists, as there is no reason why a supposedly-loving God would permit so many bad things in our world. She listed wars, hunger, greed, pollution, etc. So, I responded that I understand her point; there are many problems in our world. Then, I talked about the gift of free will, and each person’s responsibility to make loving choices, or not. Eventually, she agreed world problems are caused by self-centered human beings, not the Divine. After our conversation, I sent loving energy to all people who live in negativity and self-centeredness.
Later in the week, I read a lovely book containing angel messages. Many world problems that the woman mentioned to me were also discussed by the angels. Their messages were loud and clear, and full of encouragement. They urged all people who live in light to ask for their assistance and to intentionally bring love and light into the world – now. They are waiting for our invitations to bring peace on earth. Every message in the book ended with the phrase, All is Well.
There were times when the “All is Well” phrase did not seem to match the angels’ descriptions of how the proliferation of negative energies are creating world problems. At first glance, it seems to be a dichotomy, but it is not. All is Well is an expression of faith and hope. It is placing trust in the gift of our authentic power to be able to bring healing to the world. We have the ability to create world peace, or world destruction. We can make the choice to create individual lives of balance, or lives with upside-down priorities.
All is Well is a recognition that difficult times are part and parcel of life on earth. Difficult times are when we learn life’s hardest lessons. Our souls require these lessons for spiritual growth and understanding. Although it seems paradoxical that living in the light, or enlightenment, would be harder to achieve if our lives were a bed of roses – it is true! It is part of the human condition. Any of us can reflect on our times of great spiritual growth and recognize these times occurred during the most challenging circumstances we’ve ever faced.
Using Reiki reminds us, every time, of the essential life lesson of All is Well. When a stressed-out client enters our treatment rooms, or a troubled friend asks for a few minutes of Reiki, or we do a much-needed self-treatment, the energy of the receiver changes in a positive way. Although the life problems may still exist, the new energy is one of peace and calmness. The receiver has found a renewed mind, body, spirit balance. The Universal Life Force Energy has connected us to the Divine and – All is well!
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/, firstname.lastname@example.org and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)