Article by Ashwita Goel, Reiki Master
We know that we also receive healing every time we heal someone else. But that is not the only pay off. We also make the world a better place, one person at a time. But why stop with people? Here are suggestions for intentions to heal, to actively participate in making the world a happier, more loving place.
There is a tendency to think that we are so small in comparison to the universe, or even to a city, but this is only an illusion. Go beyond it, and participate in bringing light into the world. You never know how many are already healing for it, and whether you are the one that will help reach the critical mass that can bring about the shift.
Heal your City and Country
Every place has its share of problems. Traffic is a big one in almost all large cities. Then there could be administration issues, apathy towards certain problems, or weather related problems, like drought, too much rain, etc. Many cities also have a specific ‘character’. That is, people living in your city might be kind, rude, irritable, or just indifferent. These are all wonderful topics to heal for.
Elections in the age of social media are getting very aggressive, and for many, their choices are based on a set of belief systems instead of clearly visible facts. Sending out healing to your city or country during these times is very useful in helping people see more clearly and make smarter choices. Do not make it personal though, remember that your own choice is just your own opinion. Leave it to Reiki and to the people to make the right choice.
The Green Cover
The forest cover has reduced by 30% in the last century or so. At the same time, the number of people on earth and sources of air pollutants have multiplied manifold. In so many places, trees are cut illegally. In others, the governments do not value trees. Sending Reiki out to forests is a small way of contributing, to help energise them and find a way to thrive. And of course, go out and plant a tree if you can!
It is the norm for factories to dump their waste into nearby water bodies. There are so many pollutants in the ocean now, that over 400 ‘dead zones’ exist in the oceans, where there is no oxygen in the water and consequently, no marine life can exist in these zones. You can heal specifically for the rivers in your area to be clean and healthy, and also in general for all water bodies on earth to thrive and vibrate with life.
Drinking Water and Food
So many villages in the world don’t have access to potable water. Can you imagine waking up early in the morning, simply to have to walk miles just to bring back a couple of pots of water for your family to use for the whole day?
We’ve sometimes also seen pictures of little children dying of malnutrition. The saddest aspect of this is that the world actually produces much more food than it needs. This means we waste more food than the quantity that we would need to help all those people survive. So don’t let these pictures of poverty just be something you see and forget. Heal the cause.
Today, it is almost as if the world sees one calamity after the other. People take years to recover from the shock and the loss, whether it is war or a natural calamity that stripped them away from the comfort of a normal life. If you keep intention slips, don’t remove the slip after the media stops talking about it. People continue to need healing for a long, long time.
Just sending Reiki, of course, cannot be the only solution. Even if we are incapable of making a large impact, we can minimise our individual impact in little ways, like shutting the tap while you brush, avoiding processed foods and leather items, and much more. There are many, many things we can do to ensure that we minimise our personal contribution to these causes. Do what you can. Just let Reiki also be one of these.
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Having learned Meditation as a child, Ashwita incorporated Reiki into her life during her early teens. After a decade of witnessing the magic Reiki, she felt compelled to take up Reiki professionally, and ended her corporate career in 2007, taking up Reiki full-time. She eventually incorporated EFT, hypnotherapy and past life therapy into her work. Apart from her healing work, she teaches Reiki and meditation, and her book ‘Healing Through Reiki’ is available on Amazon. She holds regular full moon and new moon meditations at @AshwitaGoel. Her website is www.reiki-bangalore.com and her blog www.ashwita.com