Reiki for the Greater Good
It’s amazing how challenging situations can become opportunities to turn things around and once again, lead me to Reiki and helping others.
Reiki and Receiving from Others
My husband and I had just come from a wellness center where I’d given a spiritual development workshop. We stopped off for a bite to eat. During dinner we talked about how everything felt so positive. Even the air itself held a charge of joy that evening. I felt like I was on my path and all things seemed in divine order. How quickly that feeling can change.
After dinner, we walked back to the garage where we had parked our car, only to find the garage door closed and locked, with no way to enter. Perhaps we had parked at a different garage? Maybe the one next door? But no. We were sure we had parked at the garage with the closed door. Suddenly, it began to rain. We walked around in the rain, looking for the magic mystery door. It wasn’t to be found. We ducked into a nearby restaurant to see if anyone working there might know of another garage entrance.
The nice man behind the counter smiled and said, “Only residents of the condo over there can access that garage.” Great. We’d parked in an unauthorized garage with no way to get our car out. Then he added, “The same thing happened last week to someone else. The door’s broken so it lets people in; but doesn’t let them out. Management thought they fixed it last week and they were going to put up a sign. But they haven’t put it up yet. So you have to wait for a car to come through and open it.”
Well, we had an umbrella. We waited. And we waited some more. No cars came to lift the door. Then we began to doubt ourselves. Maybe our car was in the garage next door? We decided to look. So we walked up and down the ramps and levels of the other garage until I began to feel like we were in a M. C. Escher drawing, the one with all the staircases going in different directions. The car wasn’t here. Or maybe it was here but we just missed it somehow.
Finally, we went into the condo lobby, hoping for help at the front desk. The front desk was closed. But, there was a sign that said “Call this number for help”. I figured by this time, we qualified for needing help. So my husband dialed the number while I sat down in the lobby to give myself Reiki and see if I could remember for sure which garage was the one with our car in it.
After a frustrating conversation with the condo management, we were clearly no closer to getting our car out. I went back outside in the rain to walk and to think. Then I saw a woman with a dog walking up to the condo lobby door.
“Ma’am?” I shouted.
She stopped and turned. I told her our predicament. She looked puzzled and wanted to know how we parked our car in the residential garage if we don’t have an access key.
I said, “The door was opened. Turns out this happened to someone else last week. They tried to fix the door but it’s still broken. And there’s no sign.”
She asked us if we were sure that was the garage we’d parked in, since the public garage was right next to it. My husband and I looked at each other and we both shrugged. We were tired. At this point we weren’t one hundred percent sure where we had put the car.
Still, the nice lady with the dog offered to help us. She led us into an elevator. While in the elevator, the woman’s dog looked up at us as if to say, “Did you humans do something silly again?” Then the elevator door opened and we walked down a ramp that led to the residential garage. Once again, we explored the different levels of the garage, looking for the car. We were back in the Escher drawing.
Then my husband pressed the button on his car key fob. A horn sounded. We followed it. There it was. Right next to the closed garage door where we had come in. All we had to do now was approach the door and it would open for us.
I turned to the woman and said, “Thank you so much. Is there any way we can repay you?”
She said, “Yes. Go home and get some sleep.”
That evening, before nodding off, I gave Reiki to the higher self of that woman and her dog, with great gratitude that she took time out to help us. While giving Reiki, I asked that Source let us pay it forward to another person who may need the same kind of help we had just received. Then I fell asleep.
Reiki and Helping Others
The next day, we needed to run an errand in another city. We had to park in a garage. This time we were careful to be sure it was a Public garage. We parked and took our ticket with us like the instructions read on the entrance sign. I made note of what floor we were on before taking the elevator to the street level.
We exited the garage to a bright sunny day. My husband began walking; but I followed slightly behind. An older couple had caught my eye. I thought I’d heard the woman say, “You mean we can’t get back in the garage to get our car?”
I stopped and watched them. They read the instructions on the door. They’d left their ticket in the car and now they were locked out of the garage.
I called for my husband who had stopped just ahead, once he’d noticed I wasn’t with him. He had our garage ticket.
He walked back towards me and I told him about the older couple. We walked up to where they were at the street entrance of the garage.
I said, “The same kind of thing happened to us just last night. We parked here too and we have our ticket. We’ll let you in.” My husband slid the ticket through the slot and the door opened for the couple.
Source had helped us to pay it forward, just as I had asked, while giving Reiki the night before. It felt so good to receive a good deed and then to pass it on.
Five Main Benefits of Reiki
When we send Reiki, we connect with Higher Power or Source/the Universe. This connection can help us to:
- open our intuition to help ourselves and others
- know that we aren’t alone
- get clarity in our daily life
- move forward on our life purpose
- have a more positive outlook
All of these benefits help to keep us in the flow with synchronous events that are divinely orchestrated. This quiet time of Reiki with connection to Higher Power, calms the mind. From a calm place, it’s easier to make decisions. It’s also easier to feel more connected to our authentic and intuitive selves. We can have an inner knowing about where to be and what to do on a daily basis. We can be in alignment with what brings us joy.
Reiki and Being Positive
When we give and receive Reiki it helps to lift the vibration of every cell in our bodies. This includes all aspects of us: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It can turn a “down feeling” around by lifting sadness or depression. A situation that has been frustrating (like getting stuck in a parking garage) can become an opportunity to give to others. Reiki helps us to see things from the brighter side.
Now, whenever I think of that parking lot incident, I remember it gave me an opportunity to send Reiki to the woman who helped us, and then to pay it forward. Plus, I got to pet her dog.
May Reiki turn all of your challenging situations into opportunities to help yourself and others.
Many Reiki blessings,
Yvonne P. Gleason
Reiki Sanctuary of Northern Virginia