Patience

They say, Patience is a Virtue. It is a virtue that is increasingly being forgotten in this world. When you look at job postings, they all emphasize that the job, the company is fast paced and by implication, don’t apply if you cannot keep up. Yet, I never see a job description for a company that operates at a sensible pace and that you will not be worn out and frazzled at the end of the day.

Newspapers are getting thinner, and with less sections. News that once took days to be gathered, reported on, printed, and distributed can now be seen live on TV. If a news program takes less than a few minutes to report on a topic, it is ignored and gone. There is no patience for a more in-depth analysis. If there is no analysis, we do not have the full picture, we do not have the information we require to be able to develop our own opinions. 

We are no longer informed and we no longer have balance in the opinions and statements we make because we have not slowed down enough to give ourselves the time, we need to make them.

Our lack of patience extends to just about everything else we encounter. The person at the cashier at the gas station. There is only one cashier because it is assumed that transaction will be completed quickly. If transactions are completed quickly, only one cashier will be employed. So, when a person is having a problem with the passcode on their credit card, a line up quickly forms. Frustration mounts.

All of a sudden everyone involved is annoyed and some are becoming aggressive. Our egoic mind that loves to dwell on problems, errors, frustrations and anger sweeps into action to magnify and amplify what it perceives to be wrong.

Take a moment to diffuse what is happening inside of you and look at life through the moment. Be in the moment. Enjoy the things around you. The sun is out and the weather is mild and nice for the time of year. A lot of effort has gone to getting you where you are today, waiting to be served at the gas station. Breakfast, fresh clothes, you arrived at the gas station free form accident and your car is running well.

There is a lot for you to be pleased about, happy even. The moment when the sun warms you, is a wonderful experience to be cherished and thankful for. Take a moment to thank your angels and guides for being with you and brining you to this moment so you cane experience all that is good.

Be patient with the person at the cashier having problems with their passcode. In the past, that has been you and may yet be again sometime in the future. Of course, your egoic mind says it will not be because you have your pass codes sensibly stored… bit perhaps in the future you may forget this and still have problems.

Use Reiki to help you disengage the egoic mind that is behind so much instability, fear, worry, and doubt. Take some time at the start of each day to separate yourself from that part of you that is annoyed the coffee maker is not brewing as fast as it did yesterday. Separate yourself from the fear, worry, and doubt that you have for the day ahead. 

Breath deeply, calm yourself you have not even left the house yet and you are worried about what you will say at work or what will be said to you. This will energize you. The egoic mind not only worries about things it, and you cannot change it saps your energy and reduces your ability to be in the moment. It deprives you of seeing, experiencing and appreciating all that is good and rich and enjoyable around you.

As you experience this change in you, appreciate all that is available to you, just “smell the roses.”

At the end of the day, take time to release everything that has happened to you today. Most important disengage from the egoic mind. The day is past, you cannot change it, stopping the egoic mind form churning, on and on about what happened will not change anything, just, deplete you. Release everything and replace it with peace and quiet. If you are attuned, the Reiki Energy symbol Chu Kho Rei will add energy and dynamism to the release. Draw it on the palm of your hand or with your finger in the air in front of you. Let it help you be patient with yourself and the people, things, and events around you.

Patience

They say, Patience is a Virtue. It is a virtue that is increasingly being forgotten in this world. When you look at job postings, they all emphasize that the job, the company is fast paced and by implication, don’t apply if you cannot keep up. Yet, I never see a job description for a company that operates at a sensible pace and that you will not be worn out and frazzled at the end of the day.

Newspapers are getting thinner, and with less sections. News that once took days to be gathered, reported on, printed, and distributed can now be seen live on TV. If a news program takes less than a few minutes to report on a topic, it is ignored and gone. There is no patience for a more in-depth analysis. If there is no analysis, we do not have the full picture, we do not have the information we require to be able to develop our own opinions. 

We are no longer informed and we no longer have balance in the opinions and statements we make because we have not slowed down enough to give ourselves the time, we need to make them.

Our lack of patience extends to just about everything else we encounter. The person at the cashier at the gas station. There is only one cashier because it is assumed that transaction will be completed quickly. If transactions are completed quickly, only one cashier will be employed. So, when a person is having a problem with the passcode on their credit card, a line up quickly forms. Frustration mounts.

All of a sudden everyone involved is annoyed and some are becoming aggressive. Our egoic mind that loves to dwell on problems, errors, frustrations and anger sweeps into action to magnify and amplify what it perceives to be wrong.

Take a moment to diffuse what is happening inside of you and look at life through the moment. Be in the moment. Enjoy the things around you. The sun is out and the weather is mild and nice for the time of year. A lot of effort has gone to getting you where you are today, waiting to be served at the gas station. Breakfast, fresh clothes, you arrived at the gas station free form accident and your car is running well.

There is a lot for you to be pleased about, happy even. The moment when the sun warms you, is a wonderful experience to be cherished and thankful for. Take a moment to thank your angels and guides for being with you and brining you to this moment so you cane experience all that is good.

Be patient with the person at the cashier having problems with their passcode. In the past, that has been you and may yet be again sometime in the future. Of course, your egoic mind says it will not be because you have your pass codes sensibly stored… bit perhaps in the future you may forget this and still have problems.

Use Reiki to help you disengage the egoic mind that is behind so much instability, fear, worry, and doubt. Take some time at the start of each day to separate yourself from that part of you that is annoyed the coffee maker is not brewing as fast as it did yesterday. Separate yourself from the fear, worry, and doubt that you have for the day ahead. 

Breath deeply, calm yourself you have not even left the house yet and you are worried about what you will say at work or what will be said to you. This will energize you. The egoic mind not only worries about things it, and you cannot change it saps your energy and reduces your ability to be in the moment. It deprives you of seeing, experiencing and appreciating all that is good and rich and enjoyable around you.

As you experience this change in you, appreciate all that is available to you, just “smell the roses.”

At the end of the day, take time to release everything that has happened to you today. Most important disengage from the egoic mind. The day is past, you cannot change it, stopping the egoic mind form churning, on and on about what happened will not change anything, just, deplete you. Release everything and replace it with peace and quiet. If you are attuned, the Reiki Energy symbol Chu Kho Rei will add energy and dynamism to the release. Draw it on the palm of your hand or with your finger in the air in front of you. Let it help you be patient with yourself and the people, things, and events around you.

Lastly, before you go to sleep, think of patience and releasing everything that drains your energy. Let the universe know that you are OK, and that you are grateful for Reiki and that it is the universal life energy; it is the universe in the simplest and most elemental form. If you are attuned to Reiki, you will already be aware of this, if you are not yet attuned, now is the time to book a Reiki Session. It may not be in person because of the COVID pandemic, but a remote Reiki session is just as valuable. Just as effective. Embrace Reiki.

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Vision Board

A vision board is a creative way to visualize the things you desire to manifest in your life.

Over the years I have created many vision boards, including ones that are text only. The intention behind the board is that creating or writing out what you want to manifest is a way of reinforcing your desires and communicating with your angels and guides as to what it is your need or want.

In the past I have created vision boards where the three big desires, health, wealth, and happiness are each described separately.

For example, I envisaged wealth as a pot of gold, and where do you find post of gold usually? At the end of a rainbow. So, I found images of rainbows and pots of gold, I even printed out the claim form of a lottery corporation and put them all together on my vision board.

For health I printed out pictures of myself when I was a lot lighter heavy and in better health. I looked at You Tube videos and wished to have good health to walk long distances to photograph landscapes. 

For happiness, I decided that meant a female companion and printed images of women that stood in place for a style or type that I felt I could live and like as a companion.

The images were all glossy, clean and I have a magnetic clip board so I could put them up in combinations that seemed to speak my needs and intentions.

The images were all separated, the interconnection between them was lost. Wealth would give the house, condo, or physical space I needed but being healthy would help me enjoy it and much more to. I needed the companion to change physical space in to a home.

I rearranged the pictures so they were closer together, but there was still nothing that showed how one would work with another. The companion was not linked to the space I wanted to manifest and health remained separate as well.  

My most recent vision board has no immaculate images, it is all on one large sheet of paper, and rather than pictures of rainbows and pots of gold, or pictures of me from history when I was fit and healthy, or ideal women who may not look like the one my angels have aligned for me, the drawings are simple stick figures and shapes. 

As I drew each for my vision board I realized there were smaller things that needed to be included. With a companion I can take a much needed and better holiday than going on my own, or with friends I am not connected to. The relationship is now not an idealized version, or even someone I know. She is someone I am vacationing with and I accept that I have not met her yet and have no preconception of what she will look like, be like. We are shown as being happy together.

I drew a circle around each and showed how each connected to the other and those all connected to something else, rather like laces that close a shoe, the connections closed the small and big pictures into a whole. 

I appear in each circle as a simple stick figure with the word ‘Happy’ next to me.

Things like health are indicated by simple words, ‘fit, trim, and healthy.’ The earlier board with images of me as I was in the past did not represent the now or the future. I am not interested I trying to relive or recreate an old me, I am interested in the new me that will come into existence.

The vision board in the end should not be perfect it is the unexpected that brings amazing things to our lives. The risk of a perfect vision board is that what we receive may not match what we see on the wall. We are disappointed because life did not live up to a perfect image and we may ignore what we are given.

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Kundalini is energy. It is dormant at the bottom of the spine, in the Root Chakra until awakened. It has been there since birth as one of the gifts people receive. 

Kundalini awakening offers a profound opportunity for those called to follow a spiritual path.  It gradually releases many patterns, conditions and delusions of the separate self.  It can be threatening to the ego-structure because a person may feel a loss of interest in their old life and identity, and consciousness may go into unfamiliar expansive or empty states that are disorienting.  It also makes people who are unfamiliar with it afraid they are ill or losing their minds. So, understanding it is important.[2]

Once awakened it travels up the central Nadi – also called Sushumna, alongside or inside of the spine, it depends on the awakening and the individual. As it travels, the energy flows through each Chakra generating various levels of mystical experience for the individual. When it reaches the Crown Chakra, a change in consciousness, some say profound change, takes place. The awakened person may use the brain to transmute the energy into the highest form of energy called ‘Ojas’.

Dumo is the Tibetan Master Symbol. It represents the swirling fiery heat of the kundalini. Dumo or Dumo fire is the heat which ascends over the spine as a result of kundalini awakening. The unification of mind and body produce the emanation of heat. Heat is the lowest range of vibrations, radiating out to produce form or body.

It ignites the Sacred flame or kundalini fire. As kundalini is awakened and ascends up the central channel, it revitalizes and energizes the centre of each chakra, purifying the astral channels related to each of the chakras. 

Dumo unifies the mind and body and works with the fire in the base chakra. It rapidly travels from the healer’s brain/hand to the area of the receiver’s body where it is most needed.

Reversing the spiral in the Dumo Fire Symbol to clockwise direction, starting at the base, inner Ki expands to connect with Ki beyond the body. When the expansion is complete, the direction automatically reverses bringing Ki within. A spiral creates a vortex that intensifies the energy. It pulls negative energy and disease out of the body and releases it and heals the soul.

It can be used on crystals, asking the stones to self-clear henceforth and forever

Use when making flower or gem elixirs; add Dumo Symbol and Power Symbol to the water while they are infusing in the sun

Its focus is healing

Can also be used in the attunement process with Violet Breath.

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Happiness

Our soul is on a journey, it is here to experience through the physical container of our bodies. There are many, many emotions and challenges faced by it as our life progresses. The greatest emotion we have is love, the other is happiness. Happiness, some would say is just a facet of love.

If happiness is a facet of love, the more we engage with it the more love. Happiness is an expression of emotion, it is the large things in life, it is also the small things. If it is a facet of love, then it is a facet we can express without engaging in a demonstration of love. Be happy with a nice cup of coffee, a piece of cake, a flower, a pet, a person. It does not mean any less than love but it is something we can demonstrate that does not reveal the deeper self. 

Happiness, raises our spiritual vibration. There is a lightness to our feelings and thoughts when we are happy. The busy egoic mind cannot drag the feeling down, it cannot suppress happiness.

Happiness can be caused by many different things. Let’s focus in something you carry with you throughout your life. Memories. We all carry memories with us. The ones from childhood may be faded now, they may take time to recall, but I can still remember climbing my first tree above the height I could reach, and the excitement of looking down.

When I took my first scuba diving lesson, I can remember being overjoyed at sitting on the bottom of the pool and looking up at the rest of the class above me. I was happy because I seemed so at ease, I was happy because I was not scared, I was happy because I was not afraid. I was happy, well because I was happy at this new adventure.

Reach back in your memories for your won happy events and remember them. Look at the with your mind’s eye and help yourself to perfect them. Look at the colors, the weather, the voices, the music in them. Remember everything you can in the greatest detail.

If you are attuned to Reiki, sit quietly while you recall and perfect these memories and then use the Reiki power symbol Cho Ku Rei to give energy and power to each individual memory that is making you happy.

As you give the memory energy, look for the next memory. Choose a top ten of memories and add Reiki Power to each one. The idea is to use these memories to refresh your happiness give you a vibrational boost when you need it. You will find that over time, other happy memories will come to the front of your consciousness. 

Bless each of these new memories with Reiki Power until you have many different memories, from different stages in your life that you can call on to give you Happiness as you recall them and look at them and relive them.

You have worked had through your life, your soul has experienced a lot of harsh and trying experiences. Happiness rebalances as it empowers you. Let it soak into your soul and warm you from the inside as you chuckle or laugh about the details of the physical existence when the Happy memory took place. 

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Kundalini Energy

Kundalini is energy. It is dormant at the bottom of the spine, in the Root Chakra until awakened. It has been there since birth as one of the gifts people receive. 

Kundalini awakening offers a profound opportunity for those called to follow a spiritual path.  It gradually releases many patterns, conditions and delusions of the separate self.  It can be threatening to the ego-structure because a person may feel a loss of interest in their old life and identity, and consciousness may go into unfamiliar expansive or empty states that are disorienting.  It also makes people who are unfamiliar with it afraid they are ill or losing their minds. So, understanding it is important.[2]

Once awakened it travels up the central Nadi – also called Sushumna, alongside or inside of the spine, it depends on the awakening and the individual. As it travels, the energy flows through each Chakra generating various levels of mystical experience for the individual. When it reaches the Crown Chakra, a change in consciousness, some say profound change, takes place. The awakened person may use the brain to transmute the energy into the highest form of energy called ‘Ojas’.

Dumo is the Tibetan Master Symbol. It represents the swirling fiery heat of the kundalini. Dumo or Dumo fire is the heat which ascends over the spine as a result of kundalini awakening. The unification of mind and body produce the emanation of heat. Heat is the lowest range of vibrations, radiating out to produce form or body.

It ignites the Sacred flame or kundalini fire. As kundalini is awakened and ascends up the central channel, it revitalizes and energizes the centre of each chakra, purifying the astral channels related to each of the chakras. 

Dumo unifies the mind and body and works with the fire in the base chakra. It rapidly travels from the healer’s brain/hand to the area of the receiver’s body where it is most needed.

Reversing the spiral in the Dumo Fire Symbol to clockwise direction, starting at the base, inner Ki expands to connect with Ki beyond the body. When the expansion is complete, the direction automatically reverses bringing Ki within. A spiral creates a vortex that intensifies the energy. It pulls negative energy and disease out of the body and releases it and heals the soul.

It can be used on crystals, asking the stones to self-clear henceforth and forever

Use when making flower or gem elixirs; add Dumo Symbol and Power Symbol to the water while they are infusing in the sun

Its focus is healing

Can also be used in the attunement process with Violet Breath. 


[1] “Kundalini,” Wikipedia, September 8, 2018, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kundalini&oldid=858570525.

[2] “What Is Kundalini?,” The Kundalini Guide, accessed September 15, 2018, http://www.kundaliniguide.com/what-is-kundalini/.

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Aligning Chakras with Yoga Poses

The following matrix is extracted from a table of Yoga poses at:

http://www.liveyoga.nl/yoga-library/sanskrit-dictionary/

Missing Chakra / Pose combinations, Sanskrit and English translations have been added. 

Sanskrit spelling inconsistencies have been corrected.

SanskritEnglishChakraAsanas (Sanskrit)Poses (English)
Apanasanaknee to chestRootApanasanaKnee to Chest
JanukneeRootJanu SirsasanaHead to knee forward extension
SalabhalocustRootSalabhasanaLocust pose
SetuBridge, dam, dikeRootSetu Bandha SarvangasanaBridge pose
MalagarlandRootMalasanaGarland pose
Dwipada Pithamtwo, both, feetSacralDwipada PithamTwo-legged Table pose
Salamba BhujangasanaSphinxSacralSalamba BhujangasanaSphinx Pose
Jathara Parivrttibelly twistSacralJathara ParivrttiBelly Twist
Kapotasanapigeon SacralKapotasanaPigeon Pose
Suptasupine, lying downSacralSupta Virasana, Supta Baddha Konasana, Supta PadangusthasanaReclining Hero pose, reclining bound angle pose, Reclining hand-to-big-toe pose
DhanubowSacralDhanurasana, Urdhva DhanurasanaBow pose, Upward Bow or Full Wheel pose
Virabhadraname of a hero in Siva’s armySolar Plexus – Virabhadrasana (I)Virabhadrasana (I, II, III)Warrior (I, II, III)
NavasanaboatSolar PlexusNavasanaBoat Pose
SuryasunSolar PlexusSurya NamaskarSun salutation
TadamountainSolar PlexusTadasanaMountain pose
DhanubowSolar PlexusDhanurasana, Urdhva DhanurasanaBow pose, Upward Bow or Full Wheel pose
GarudaeagleHeartGarudasanaEagle pose
GocowHeartGomukhasanaCow face pose
MarjaryasanaCatHeartMarjaryasanaCat Pose
MatsyafishHeartMatsyasanaFish pose
SvanadogHeartUrdhva Mukha Svanasana, Adho Mukha SvanasanaUpward facing dog pose, downward facing dog pose
UstracamelHeartUstrasanaCamel pose
BhujangaserpentHeartBhujangasanaCobra pose
MatsyafishThroatMatsyasanaFish pose
SarvaallThroatSalamba SarvangasanaSupported All limbs pose (Shoulder stand)
Viparita Kiranilegs up-the-wallThroatViparita KiraniLegs up-the-wall pose
Jalandhara bandhaChin lockThroatJalandhara bandhaChin Lock
BhujangaserpentThroatBhujangasanaCobra pose
TadamountainThird EyeTadasanaMountain pose
TadamountainThird EyeTadasanaMountain pose
Parivrttarevolved, turned around or backThird EyeParivrtta Trikonasana, parivrtta Parsvakonasana, Parivrtta Janu SirsasanaRevolving triangle, revolving lateral angle pose, Revolving head-to-knee pose
BalasanaChildThird EyeBalasanaChild’s Pose
Uttanaintense stretchThird EyeParsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Uttanasana, PaschimottanasanaIntense side stretch pose, Intense standing forward extension, Intense seated forward extension
MakarasanacrocodileThird EyeMakarasanaCrocodile Pose
Ardha PadmasanalotusCrownArdha PadmasanaHalf Lotus Pose
Salambawith supportCrownSalamba Sirsasana, Salamba SarvangasanaSupported Head-stand, Supported shoulder-stand
VrksatreeCrownVriksasana, Adho Mukha VriksasanaTree pose, Full Arm balance pose
Nadi Shodhan PranayamanostrilCrownNadi Shodhan PranayamaAlternate Nostril Breathing

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Yoga

There are two important paradigms in Yoga, it is much more than exercise classes at the gym or Yoga studio. Sadly, this is the point of contact for many people who see it as nothing more than exercises that increase flexibility and for a relaxing in a stress free, instructor led environment.

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. 

Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. 

There are a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga [physical practice] and Rāja yoga [yoga philosophy].   

There is a strong yogic tradition in Buddhism which, for centuries, has been uninterrupted and practiced according to the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha himself was a great Yogi, disseminating yogic teachings for forty-five years.  Yoga and Buddhism have the same spiritual root which focuses on inner practices to attain the highest wisdom through Samadhi. The Buddhist practitioner finds Yogic influences in Buddhist practices; likewise, the Yogic practitioner will find elements of the Buddha Dharma in their practices.  

The adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet allowed it to embrace many shamanistic traditions. Due to their mastery of trance states, Tibetan Bonpo shamans were healers and guides for the soul at death. The term “Shenpo” may have originally been used to designate shamans, in distinction from magicians and priests. “Bonpo” originally meant someone who invoked the gods and summoned the spirits. Exploring trance states allowed them to discover spiritual treasures that would benefit the community. These native shamans performed exorcisms, and worked to free humans from demonic influences, such as diseases, which were viewed as being caused by demons and hostile spirits. Many of the colorful aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, such as magic, mantras, various devotional offerings, and the worship of gods 

There are two important paradigms in Yoga, it is much more than exercise classes at the gym or Yoga studio. Sadly, this is the point of contact for many people who see it as nothing more than exercises that increase flexibility and for a relaxing in a stress free, instructor led environment.

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. 

Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy. 

There are a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga [physical practice] and Rāja yoga [yoga philosophy].   

There is a strong yogic tradition in Buddhism which, for centuries, has been uninterrupted and practiced according to the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha himself was a great Yogi, disseminating yogic teachings for forty-five years.  Yoga and Buddhism have the same spiritual root which focuses on inner practices to attain the highest wisdom through Samadhi. The Buddhist practitioner finds Yogic influences in Buddhist practices; likewise, the Yogic practitioner will find elements of the Buddha Dharma in their practices.  

The adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet allowed it to embrace many shamanistic traditions. Due to their mastery of trance states, Tibetan Bonpo shamans were healers and guides for the soul at death. The term “Shenpo” may have originally been used to designate shamans, in distinction from magicians and priests. “Bonpo” originally meant someone who invoked the gods and summoned the spirits. Exploring trance states allowed them to discover spiritual treasures that would benefit the community. These native shamans performed exorcisms, and worked to free humans from demonic influences, such as diseases, which were viewed as being caused by demons and hostile spirits. Many of the colorful aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, such as magic, mantras, various devotional offerings, and the worship of gods are traced to indigenous shamanism, since they are not shared by Indian Buddhism.  

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Your Past

Your Past. If you have you date, time and place of birth you have all you need to fix your emergence into the world. Your astrology chart can be drawn up, and you can get advice from a Tarot reader or medium. 

With equal certainty, from the moment of your birth, the events, people, and decisions you make will affect your life. But more than what you do in this life, what happened in past lives comes forward like a swift breeze to spice your life with consequences from your past life decisions. This is called Karma, the sum of past life good and bad that this life, in part is to deal with.

Karma calls on us to acknowledge what we have not learned from past lives and engage with those lessons and learn the lessons we need to in this life.

If we feel we have blocks to our goals and life, we can find the answer in decisions we have made in this life and also lessons not learned in past lives. We need to be at peace with this. We need to identify what lessons we have to learn and what blocks we have created for ourselves in this life. Once we have done this, we can move forward.

The best way to be at peace with the lessons we need to learn and the consequences of our actions in this life is to sit quietly and meditate. Clear our mind of the worries, doubts and fears our busy mind creates. The busy mind is itself a block to our growth and acceptance and resolution of past life lessons and what is happening to us in this life.

Take a moment to shut yourself off from the unruly world that is always pressing in on us with demands for our attention. You need time for yourself. To be yourself.

One of the pressures of this world is conformity to ideas beliefs that are not part of our reason for being. As the universe gives us gifts to help and guide us, being accepting of them. You need a car, not necessarily a particular car. Appreciate the car you have.

After you have quietened down and shed these negative thoughts and feelings, take a sheet of paper and just write, write whatever comes into your mind. This is automatic writing, your guides and spirits and writing through on to the paper so you will have something too read. It is information you need to know. Use one page for what you feel are your blocks in this life. On another sheet of paper, think of the larger things that are affecting your existence.

For example, on the first sheet of paper. The sheet where you describe the blocks in your life you might write that you feel blocked form promotion or new opportunities at work. Next to this, describe why you feel blocked. If you feel someone is always getting acknowledgment not because of their work but because of the way they h behave to management, think about whether this is behaviour you could adopt? If it is not, then it is not the reason for your being blocked, look for another, perhaps it is training, a skill set you are missing. If it is, how can you achieve this? If you are attuned to Reiki, draw the Reiki power symbol, Chu Ku Rei To give energy and action to the words to take action to change your circumstances. Run your fingers over the page where you have written the words and believe in the action you are about to undertake.

On the other sheet of paper, you will have larger life issues, these are the things that have come through our Karma into this life. If our relationships with loved ones is poor, let your mind flow freely to sense the source of this from your Karma.

Relationship problems can be the result of past beliefs and behaviors. In a past life you may have taken a vow of chastity, or, lived a chaste life believing this to be your life’s purpose. In this life, the vows and life style have no value. They have no value because you need free will to change your life, or, possibly renew them. But first, release them.

If you are attuned to Reiki, use the Reiki power symbol, Chu Ku Rei To give energy and action to the words to release past vows of celibacy and chasteness. As you speak the words, run your fingers over them and believe in their value and that they will change existence and the relationships you form from now on.

I renounce my vow of celibacy!

IN THIS life I am free to be in a loving relationship. IN THIS life I am aligned to receive love and be loved.

IN THIS life I am partnered in a loving, reciprocal relationship and free of any and all karma

that may have been holding me back. With this energy, I go forward!

Continue to sit quietly to see if there are other memories or information to write down. Close your session by drawing Chu Ku Rei at the bottom of each piece of paper. Fold the papers up and put them away. You will want to come back to them a few weeks from now.

At that time, you will repeat the session, only if you have already written down what is coming to you, concentrate on the action that will make it easier for you to move on. You may want to burn this paper, or shred it. But, repeat the exercise three months from this moment, you may be surprised at the power and strength Reiki has added to your desires and feelings to move on by removing blockages in this life.

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Full Moon Healing

Full Moon and Healing

We have looked at special events and power associated with the New Moon. Let’s look now at how a Full Moon can magnify healing energy.

The lunar cycle is every 29.5 days. Google the lunar cycle to see where you are in terms of the current cycle. Ideally, being close to the New Moon is best for this exercise. The New Moon, New things, New Hopes, New wishes. The full moon brings new wishes and hopes to fruition.

Vector image of Monthly Moon / Luna Cycle of 29.5 days
Vector Illustration of Informative Chart of Monthly Moon Cycle

The moon is important. The moon is the light that made the night livable for the ancients, the nightly plunge into darkness was not so scary with the moon to shine down and illuminate the land. Over time, rituals and beliefs became associated with the Moon in its own right. Where it was in the sky, what phase of the moon all helped describe the progress of days, weeks, and a month. Astrology and the beginnings of astronomy soon took over as the human mind expanded and experimented with the way the world and the heavens worked. 

The sun is too bright to look at unless you are looking at sunrise or sunset, but even then, you cannot look at it much after or before the final few minutes. This in part is why Druids and other ancient religions marked the Summer and Winter Solstices, at dawn, not Midday.

The new moon historically has been a time to look forward to new opportunities, new manifestation and new intentions. It has been a time to look backwards and discard what is not working, what has passed the part it is to play in your life.

A full moon is all the energy of a new moon come to fruition. Now is the time to join with that energy to let it magnify Reiki energy and help others.

Whether they be clients, loved ones, or pets. Now is the time during the month when they can each be helped the most. Oh, and don’t forget yourself. A self-Reiki session is as important as what you do for others. So, let’s get to it!

Ideally you should be attuned to reiki at the Master/teacher level. But even Level 1 Attunement brings benefits to those we provide energy to.

If you can sit outside, at night, facing the Full moon you will receive the most energy from the moon. Consider its shape and color of its reflected light. That reflected light is from the sun. 

We cannot look at the sun during the day, it is too bright and it would damage our eyes. But at night, especially with a full moon, we can look at the light of the sun as it is reflected.

Close your eyes and start a regular remote Reiki Session.

Ask Archangel Michael to protect the session from any spiritual interference. 

Use the distance symbol – Hunshazishuneen – pronounced “Hahn Sha Zay Show Neen.” This symbol carries the meaning of “The Divine Power in me greets the Divine Power in you to promote enlightenment and peace”. The direct translation is “The Buddha in me sees the Buddha in you”. This symbol transmits Reiki across distance, space and time and is used primarily for distance healing. 

Ask the angels, archangels and guides of the person you are conducting the session for to join your session. They should be asked to join with your own angels, archangels and guides.

Start with Cord Cutting. There is no one better than Archangel Michael to do this. Ask him to cut any cords attached to the recipient of this session and for him to fill the person with his Pure White Light and surround them with his protective energy.

Continue channeling Reiki energy and also channeling the energy you are receiving from the full moon. Consider anything special about the recipient’s physical needs, emotional needs. 

Sei He Ki – the mental and emotional symbol Sehekey pronounced “Say He Key” is used for mental healing, accessing the subconscious and calming the mind. The translations mean “as above, so below” and represents Divine Source and human coming together. The use of this symbol is to address the emotional component behind physical diseases or energy blocks. Especially important in this time of COVID-19 to lift their worries, doubts and fears.

Finally, if your Reiki guides tell you there I nothing else to do for the recipient, close the session with the Reiki Power symbol Chokurey. Chokurey pronounced “Cho-koo-ray” is used to increase power.  The symbol means “current” and the symbol and its related words make a statement to the universe:  “Put the Power Here”.

The translation for Chokurey means “command to the universal life energy”.  The symbol draws energy around you and brings it to focus where you want it. The symbols should be made quite large with your palm over the recipient and then repeat silently the word ‘Chokurey’ three times. You can repeat the command while making the symbol or after you have completed it.  

Chokurey is a curving sword, which makes space by penetrating nothingness and filling it with spirit or power. It is the great accelerator which directs and focuses power wherever used, repeating the work Chokurey increases the power. 

Finally, as you invited the recipient’s angels, archangels and guides to join us, we must now send them back to the person we are conducting the session for.

If you are at the end of the remote sessions, and your own! Now is the time to thank Archangel Michael for his protection and help.

I would spend a few minutes studying and reflecting on the Moon and the light it sheds on us when it is full and tank it also for the added potency it has provided to our session.

More information to Reiki Symbols and Attunement can be found in our Reiki Manual II. Click image below to order.

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Cord Cutting

Cord Cutting. Cords are connections. They may be attached to our physical selves, our soul, our spirit, our aura, or one or more of our chakras. They may be connected to any one or several or all of these things.

In our Reiki Manual I, the chakras are explained as energy centres within the body that give is purpose, energy, intention and motivation. A link is provided to the publication below.

Cods can be many things. The simplest is the unseen, but never the less important role of draining our energy. This maybe a relationship, a colleague at work or friends. They have a need and in us they see a source of energy to fill them. They take energy form us rather than deal with the issues and problems they face by themselves. It maybe that they have become so used to a situation that drains their energy that they see the answer to the problem being to take energy from another.

These cords are draining and destructive to us. They should be cut. The energy within our physical selves, our soul, our spirit, our aura, or one or more of our chakras is for us, it is precious and we need to take care of it and the part of our presence they are attached to.

There are cords that are beneficial to us such as our connection with a loved one or a very loved pet. The cords may also attach to things that give us great energy and are uplifting for us. These cords can and should remain because the energy given to us by a loving relationship or a solid friendship is given freely and we respond to it mutually by giving back.

There are many different ways to cut cords. I prefer to call on Archangel Michael. He is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran systems of faith, he is called Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Michael. In the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox religions, he is called Saint Michael the Taxiarch. In other Protestant churches, he is referred to as Archangel Michael. [1]

In the New Testament, Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude, Michael is specifically referred to as “the archangel Michael”. Sanctuaries to Michael were built by Christians in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel. Over time his role became one of a protector, and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. [2]

There are many ways to cut the cords that are draining us, my preferred way is to ask the archangel to use his sword to cut the cords. At the moment I ask for his help I visualize cords that are draining me. I do not visualize any specific places of attachment, or the damage the cords may be doing. The Archangel is well able to identify the cords and deal with them. 

At the end I ask him to fill me with his divine white light and surround me with his protective energy to help ward of any further attachments. 

Finally, I thank him for the cord cutting.

Usually when I follow this process, I am sitting quietly at home, in the morning before the full start of my day, or, in the evening at the end of the day. But there are times, during the day, after I have interacted with a person or situation that is obviously toxic and not beneficial to me. I will mentally go through the process, even if it means doing so at the back of an elevator! Yes, an elevator. My feeling about what I had been involved with was so negative that I felt I needed his help right there and then.

The archangel Michael is limitless, he can be in all places at all times, helping people that call on him for help. So, don’t feel that you have to have a special timeslot to ask him for help. Just ask!

Bibliography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel). “Michael Archangel.”


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel), “Michael Archangel.”

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel), “Michael Archangel.”

Bibliography

https://www.verywellmind.com. “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”


[1] https://www.verywellmind.com, “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”

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Amethyst Crystal – Third Eye Chakra

Amethyst crystal laid on quartz – isolated on white
  1. known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
  2. provides calm, balance, patience and peace
  3. equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
  4. can assist with personal losses and grief
  5. aids in emotional stability and inner strength
  6. enhances flexibility and cooperation
  7. can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviours
  8. increases spirituality and enhances intuition
  9. assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
  10. helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
  11. protects against psychic attack
  12. protects against thieves and also protects travelers
  13. helps healing with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing
  14. color – purple

Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Also enhances metaphysical abilities and an excellent stone to assist with meditation, dream recall and visualization. Amethyst blocks negative environmental energies. Beneficial to the mind – calms or stimulates as necessary. Also enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows. 

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This post is taken from our Reiki Level II Student Manual

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