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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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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I Believe

I believe is a message from me to the universe and me, my physical self to my soul, my astral self. It ends each of our student manuals as an affirmation of our belief in ourselves and the universe.

I Believe the Divine lives within each one of us

I Believe we can heal our Selves    

I Believe we can help others to awaken their own healing power

I believe in pure joy

I believe bliss lies in simplicity

I believe the answer to every issue becomes available when you open your mind to possibility

I believe that learning to live in the present moment is the key to uncovering ‘the power of Self’

I believe laughter is powerful in its healing capacity

I believe compassion and love provide a gateway and safe passage through anger and fear to a new landscape of greater understanding and peace

I believe we set down our own Paths before we come here on this Journey and feel a comfortable fit as we unite with people and situations that allow us to reach our milestones.

I believe we are all “human connectors” between Mother Earth and the Divine. I believe wherever we have walked we leave a footprint of the Unity – a column of Light in our Path to shine for others.

I believe every day that I believe creates more to believe in. 

I believe in the power of one.

I believe in the power of many – working together as One.

I believe in Believing.

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