By Debra and Daniel Paige


We are quickly approaching a new millennium. Personal and planetary growth is changing at such a fast rate that we can only guess what the future holds for us.

One area that seems destined to lead the way in these changes is personal growth and healing. The 90's and beyond, will show us that in order to improve as a planet we must, by definition, improve as individuals, and one of the simplest, most profound tools for personal growth and healing is a system called Reiki., (pronounced Ray-key).

Reiki has recaptured the simple and graceful act of healing through touch. This ancient healing energy is not only a powerful healing tool but is a profound spiritual discipline as well. Reiki ranks with yoga, tai chi, and meditation as a method of strengthening the body, quieting the mind and connecting with Spirit.

Reiki is a form of healing that uses the same Universal Life Energy we call Love. In fact, the word Reiki means Universal Life Force; This is the same healing energy that great healers like Christ and Buddha have used throughout time. The beauty and simplicity of Reiki is that the energy does the work (as it does with all modalities), the healer acts as the channel, the conduit through which the energy (often experienced as a warm loving feeling) moves. As this energy moves through the healer to the healee, a dynamic occurs between the two people and their higher wisdom. It is this higher wisdom that guides the energy throughout their beings.

Receiving Reiki gives each person a jump start on the path of healing. The body then uses the Reiki energy in the most effective means necessary. It is a universal truth that all healing happens from within. Using Reiki merely aids the healing process by balancing the body's systems so that the innate healing wisdom can do its job of healing and rejuvenation.

Reiki is well known for relieving stress, promoting relaxation and providing a deep sense of inner peace. As effective as Reiki is as a natural healing method, it is also a powerful spiritual and personal growth tool. Reiki is a transformational practice that can take you on the journey toward enlightenment. When used daily (for a minimum of 15 minutes) the energy begins to still your mind and deepens your connection with Spirit. You also begin to gain greater clarity and understanding of your emotional and mental worlds. These aspects are often overlooked, but we feel that they hold the greatest gifts for us. Reiki is, first and foremost, a meditative practice that connects us to the quiet voice within.

We feel that Reiki is ahead of its time. It is a 21st century tool that has been given to mankind early to assist with the changes taking place in the world today. Find out how Reiki can assist you in all areas of your life, and see how it can help bring serenity into a chaotic world.

Debra and Daniel Paige have 14 years' experience working with Reiki and using it as their spiritual practice. They teach Reiki in a sacred way and are available for consultations and group trainings. You can reach them at (303) 938- 8785 or write to them at: P.O. Box 713, Louisville CO 80027.

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