Healing, Food, and Reiki

Healing, Food, and Reiki. Food, good nutritious food, not the junk, sugary foods we often eat is the fuel our bodies need in order to make us energized and successful. It is hard to do all the things we do on a good day if we feed ourselves junk which provides energy only for a short time.

One of the things we can do is to put some of the essential goodness of the universe into our food before we eat it. Draw Chu Ku Rei, the power symbol over the plate before you start, and, if you did not prepare the food, as you start to draw the symbol, think to yourself, “I am clearing this plate of food of any energies it may have acquired before it reached me.”

At the last stage of drawing Chu Ku Rei, in your thoughts, add the intention that the food will boost the healing of anything in you that needs healing, and that it will also give you the energy to complete the day energetically and how you want to. As you complete drawing the Reiki Power symbol, make the last words emphatic and powerful.

This as one profound benefit. If you are like me, then there are times, especially when I am at work that I literally inhale my food because there are other things I want to need to do at lunchtime. Drawing Chu Ku Rei, clearing the food and imbuing energy and emphasis in to it slows you down and makes you enjoy the meal that much more. A meal is to be enjoyed; it is not a challenge.

As you complete your meal consider the intention you gave to the food. Be patient with the results. As with all intentions and healing cycles, the intention may not manifest right away, and it may not be in the form you imagine or ask for. Be patient and be accepting of the outcome the universe gifts you.

As you end your meal, thank your angels and guides and the universe for the opportunity to eat the meal and look forward to the energy and strength the food infused with universal, intelligent energy has provided.

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Personal Forgiveness and Gratitude

Personal Forgiveness and Gratitude

Personal Forgiveness and Gratitude are part of the way you heal from past spiritual or emotional injuries. We all encounter spirit and emotional injuries. They can be personal or career related. 

A personal relationship injury could be a divorce. After being with a partner for years, perhaps having children, and then discovering the connection is no longer there, that who was your partner now no longer sees you as being their companion can be heart wrenching. Or, working for a company for years, giving time, and emotional energy to make everything you are doing successful but then hearing you are no longer needed, your job has been ended and you are to leave, can be damaging to your emotional well being.

When these things happen in life, taking responsibility for your life can be difficult. It is easier to give my life and energy away to others in the form of complaints and blame. 

The first best thing to do is to give your anger and concerns to your angles and guides. Anger is a consuming energy that draws from your spiritual well but does not return anything. Concern is the same, it is just another word to describe a busy worrying mind that likes to churn and anguish over things that cannot be changed. You need to be rid of these draining energies and look to new things, new hopes, new desires, new opportunities.

As you look forward to new experiences and new successes, and new relationships, you also need to spend some time forgiving the situations that are now not part of your life. The personal break up, forgive yourself for any part you played in it. Forgive your partner for what happened then. The close that chapter in your book of life. Turn the page. Move the book mark to a new section, and continue from there.

If it was the loss fo a job, there is a reason for it. Situations change, the impact of competition on a company changes it needs and the way things are done and in the end the company must try and survive the changes. This doesn’t change the hurt and pain for “no longer being needed” but you need to see the value you gave and how you were successful, when you were successful and be happy about that. The close that chapter in your book of life. Turn the page. Move the book mark to a new section, and continue from there.

Be open to new opportunities and changes, walk with your head up and not looking down. Be grateful to your angels and guides for taking the burden of your worries and sorrows from your mind and your shoulders.

Reiki is very supportive in situations when life takes a bad turn. If you are attuned to Reiki, settle down and let Reiki energy pass through you and refresh your chakras. Refresh your mind and your energy. In your quite space, draw Chu Ku Rei, the power symbol, and Sei He Ki. Sei He Ki 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. This symbol is intended to calm the conscious mind and allow the subconscious memories of pain or trauma to come to the surface and be released.

Another adaptation is the Sei He Ki Chiryo Ho technique. It is a powerful way to release and transform unwanted habits, attitudes, and addictions. By the way, worry about things you cannot change is an addiction! The “worry or depression” habit may reside on more than one level of a person’s Being. Sei He Ki Chiryo Ho works by planting a suggestion or activating a thought into the subconscious mind, enabling the mind to re-program and experience the vibration of this new thought pattern.

As you learn to heal and move on, be grateful for the changes taking place within you. Express your gratitude in your mind and say it to yourself every morning and evening. The changes are within you and you want to place your hand over your heart and tell yourself, you love yourself for all that has happened since you were sad and confused and hurt. You are glad you put those things behind you.

Life is a journey, a journey where each step has something to learn. Take the lesson, the instructions and the learning for what it is, not what your over active worry mind creates. 

If you are not attuned to Reiki, book a session with a Reiki practitioner. Before the session starts, discuss what has brought you there and how you feel. Do not concern yourself with the outcome, Reiki can take care of that. Let Reiki help you, lead you and change you for the better, not just with how you are now, but set you on the path to being where you need to be in the future.

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Fears, Doubts, Worries and Uncertainty

Fears, Doubts, Worries and Uncertainty we all have them. They are the things that either separately or in combination stop us from moving forward and grasping the things we want and need. We are fearful when we move to a new job, will we excel as we did in the previous one. We worry about things we cannot control, and we are uncertain about what we should do next.

Dreams and aspirations are our expectations and hopes for a better future but sometimes we doubt we are capable of living those dreams. If we dream of a new car, will we be able to drive and park it as well as the old one we are driving?

A sunny condo overlooking a lake, or a cottage in the country, set amongst the trees and by a lake where we can boat, are we deserving of such beauty homes?

Buying a property comes with a lot of changes but also a lot of legal and other contractual things we have to complete before we can move in and make them our home, our beautiful relaxing home. Dwelling too long on all the things we have to do tends to take the shine off our vision for a bright and happy home.

Worrying about creating and manifesting the things we want and hope become stressful and wastes and hurts our soul.

Get in touch with the soul inside of you. Become yourself, put away the fears, doubts, worries, and uncertainties. Things you wish for are not out of reach when you get in touch with your true self. 

Fears can be overcome by feelings of positivity. If you want that condo by a lake, think of yourself there and what life would be like, for you, for your pets, for others in your life. Would they visit you more often because you have a nice balcony to sit out on? Would the summer breezes be sweeter with the smell of the water? Thinking of these and any other enjoyable attributes of being in the condo become positive affirmations at put the fears away.

Doubts about being able to park the new car can disappear when you think of all the other people who drive the vehicle and park it easily, so why are you doubting your ability? Banish the doubts. Perhaps have a test drive in your chosen vehicle and try parking it?

Worries over the legal and contract issues for buying the property you wish are things many other people engage in. If you are a new buyer, so are many others, they get through the process. You are as capable as they are. They have worries too but maybe they do not show it. So, don’t dwell on your worries, put them away and concentrate on doing everything you are required to easily and confidently.

Uncertainty. Well, nothing is certain. But uncertainty should not stop you from attempting something. Follow the guidance provided to everyone, gain confidence by doing. Until you have that experience of doing you will always have a little uncertainty.

Understanding this, sit quietly for a moment with your favourite incense burning and watch the smoke rise and how even small energies in the air of your room make the smoke stir and change direction. Think of the smoke carrying your wishes and desires to the universe.

If you are attuned to Reiki, sit with your hands in Gassho, still your busy mind and open yourself to Reiki energy and ask it to help you manifest your desires. If you are not attuned, ask the universe to help you manifest your desires. Attuned or not, be open and undemanding, be still and peaceful. 

Picture How manifestation of your desire would bring peace and blessings to you first, and then to others? Picture all of this in your third eye. This is powerful because when our desires bring blessings, the Universe provides us immense support.

Let how you feel when the thing you are focused on makes you feel. Even though you are still “seeing” what it is you want to manifest I your Third Eye, it is important to know how you feel. I know that when [not if] my condo manifests I will spend time being amazed at the flow of the clouds across the sky and in stormy weather, how the energy in the storm will stir the water. Although there is so much energy in the weather I know I will sense joy and peace.

Allow the emotions to recede and if you are attuned to Reiki, draw the symbols in the air in front of you, with your hands. Then clap your hands three times and let the session end naturally.

If your incense is still burning watch how it is burning down and sit still until the incense is burned out and gone.

This is a good practice to carry out before going to bed and getting a good night’s sleep. Your mind is peaceful, and you have clarity about what it is you want to manifest and how it will make you feel. Your mind and your dreams, literally now, your dreams will be part of the process of manifesting because you have added clarity to manifestation.

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Episode 3 – Releasing spiritual blocks from past lives

This video discusses how to release the blocks and move forward with those parts of your life previously blocked.

As our soul moves through different lives we can do carry with us things that are relevant from a past life that block us in this existence. They are carried over or, they manifest themselves in a later, unrelated life.

Typical of these are oaths, and ways of living, for example:

An oath of celibacy or chastity in past ages came with a monastic life of study, religious devotion, and an unmarried or sexual abstinence in life. 

An oath of poverty as it suggests eschews accumulation of wealth and accepting the bare minimum in life style.

An oath of obedience means a person follows instructions and rules set down by an authority figure. This is different from compliance where the person is influenced by peers, or conformity where the person seeks to match their behaviour with those of people around them.

Anyone of these oaths, or, combination of oaths, or a belief that has a strong, molding effect on a person’s life can affect you in this life and future lives to come.

Self-Healing, every morning

Yes!

Every Morning!

I pull out a chair form the dining table and set it in a space away from any distractions and practice Self-Healing. 

I sit quietly.

I ask Archangel Michael to be present. I ask that he safe guards the self-reiki session I am about to preform from dark and lower energies. 

I ask my Angels, Archangels, ascended masters and mistresses and council of guides are present. I put a lot of emphasis on the guides that watch over me on my soul path purpose, Candice and Opame. I ask my Reiki guides who channel through Candice and my Helping Spirits who channel through Opame, who is an ancient Tibetan Shaman to be present. With all my guides, spirits present I can start myself reiki session. Because it is a “self” I do not need the traditional Reiki symbols.

I concentrate on aches, pains, and other things that have manifested themselves since the day before. We all have ailments that seemingly appear out of the blue and this is time to deal with them. In Shaman terms, these sudden illnesses are caused by spirits affecting our spirit as they come into contact with ours. In Shaman terms they can be made to stop.

I concentrate on healing. Healing is not just the cessation of whatever it is you are feeling, it is the restoration of what you were before the ache or pain.

For example, back pain may be the result of sleeping badly, or needing a new mattress. Yes, focus on the pain fading and going away, but also the strength and flexibility of the muscles and fibers that low you to participate in your favourite activity. That activity is the ultimate goal.

At the end of the session, I thank my Angels, Archangels, ascended masters and mistresses and council of guides are present. I thank Candice and Opame and the respective guides and helping spirits. And, I thank Archangel Michael who stood guard and end the session. 

At the end of the session I think of manifesting and happy and interesting day, a calm day, one that will not add stress to me.

Oaths and pledges from a past life that block us in this life.

As our soul moves through different lives we can do carry with us things that are relevant from a past life that block us in this existence. They are carried over or, they manifest themselves in a later, unrelated life.

Typical of these are oaths, and ways of living, for example:

  • An oath of celibacy or chastity in past ages came with a monastic life of study, religious devotion, and an unmarried or sexual abstinence in life. 
  • An oath of poverty as it suggests eschews accumulation of wealth and accepting the bare minimum in life style.
  • An oath of obedience means a person follows instructions and rules set down by an authority figure. This is different from compliance where the person is influenced by peers, or conformity where the person seeks to match their behaviour with those of people around them.

Anyone of these oaths, or, combination of oaths, or a belief that has a strong, molding effect on a person’s life can affect you in this life and future lives to come.

I watched a program some time ago, about someone who believed they had been a French soldier in Napoleon’s army when they invaded Russia and attacked Moscow. Not only had he done a lot of research, he had acquired numerous artifacts. The dominant symbol of a regiment in Napoleon’s army was an eagle, displayed proudly on a pole at the head of the marching men and a rallying point during battle, rather like the eagle emblem in the Roman Army.

The Russians kept many emblems of Napoleon’s failed attack, and display them in a museum. One being a regimental eagle. In the presence of the eagle the individual became very “soldier” like. Performing drills, venerating the eagle, and saluting it, right there in the museum.

His time as a French soldier in the army that invaded Russia, his allegiance to the Eagle and regiment still has a powerful hold on him.

An oath of celibacy could lead to a life where relationships with the opposite sex are difficult or nonexistent, even if that is not what the person says they desire today. An oath of poverty can in this life mean an existence where a person “gets by” with the bare minimum and never enjoys a fuller life that even a little more wealth could give them.

Removing these blocks is quite simple.

Sit quietly, hands in Gassho, clear you mind. Say, or think to yourself that an oath made in a past life, name the oath, i.e. celibacy, does not continue or bind me to it in this life, or any future lives. The oath ends here and now. I affirm that being free of the oath I will enjoy a full and happy life without restrictions from the oath. I will enjoy love, and be loved, for the wonderful soul that I am. 

If you feel there are other blocks, carry out the same for another oath.

You may of course, perform a block clearing that addresses “all oath and pledges, and beliefs that restrict you in this life… It is important to also include “Future Lives” and also that release from the oath or pledge in this life, ends at a specific time and place, “here and now.” 

Getting to know our Angels and Guides through Intuition

Getting to know your guides and Angels through Intuition. Messages from your guides angels come in the form of Intuition.

Listen to your intuition, not your ego.

Our soul comes with an ego, it helps us look after ourselves in the material world. There are many definitions of ego; here I will try to explain it from personal experience, rather than drawing from the literature or academic ideas.

The role of the ego is twofold – it protects us, and helps us tell ourselves apart from other people.  

Our soul is expansive, energetic and creative; it defies logic, shifts and changes happen in bursts and growth occurs quickly. 

In contrast, our ego is logical, slow to change, evidence based and looks for proof and validation before accepting anything to be true.

Our ego reflects the opinion we hold of ourselves, but that opinion changes slowly over time as the ego shifts to accommodate what we believe. Think of our opinion of ourselves as including:

  • Self-esteem is how much we like ourselves.
  • Self-worth is how much we value ourselves.
  • Self-confidence is a belief in ourselves and our abilities.

Society is based around the ego – it keeps us on our toes and functioning in the world that we live in. We are part of the crowd and generally don’t stand out by doing anything special, or that can be criticized…

To not stand out from the crowd we need to repress something in ourselves. We need to hold back our gifts, our talents, our truth. When this happens, we become disconnected with our true essence, with our “selves” and that’s where a lot of the pain in life comes from. As we get lost in the mix, we forget who we are, or that we have a right to be happy. We struggle to reconcile what the ego tells us and what intuition, our real selves wants to do or say.

The ego makes things more important to us when they really are not. We become submissive, we’re told what to do, and who to be, and to do it without questioning it. The system of our society is based around the ego, we are living the ego, and in that, everyone is following everyone else.

STOP IT!!!! Listen to your heart, listen to your energy body, to your soul. Listen to what is you want to do, go where your heart and your intuition lead.

The ego has a role to play in our lives, we need it but we need to have control over it rather than be under its control.

Learn to act on your intuition and bring it to the front of your attention. Don’t hold back on your gifts, talents, or your truth. Open up and express them, listen to that inner voice that tells you to try something new.

An integral part of our soul. It comes with the soul when we are born and it will leave when we pass on. 

It is that part of us that helps protect and guide us through the material world.

It protects us by giving us a sense of what we should not do, or what we should do given a particular situation. For example, I would never climb 60 feet up a tree, but as a scuba diver, looking over the some of the dive boat at 60 feet of depth. I did, and still do, find that exciting. 

The ego test us apart from other people, the clothes we wear, the computer we use, where and how we live, the car we drive, where and what we do when we go on holiday… the list goes on and on.

The soul is power, packed with creative, life and expresses itself in energy and dedication. My time diving, took me into many realms; the physics and physiology of diving, history, medical knowledge, education and study, time and money. All of this happened within two years of a relationship ending that blocked these expansive bursts of growth and energy.

The ego can be slow to change. If it is slow to change it is because of its need for evidence and proof before that a change will be good for us. This can lead us to over think things as well as not take a risk to change. In hindsight if we accepted the risk we see that it was probably not as great a risk as the ego made it appear.

Some of the things that led me into diving and eventually being an instructor and opening a dive business were:

  • Self Esteem – I liked and enjoyed diving, but as an instructor I had a role to play and people looked up to me 
  • Self-worth – because people looked up to me, I felt I had more value
  • Self – The process of becoming an instructor and the feeling of increased self-worth increased confidence in myself and my capability

All of these things meant I was apart from the crowd of people who did no scuba dive and more importantly, were not instructors.

I was happy that I was doing something special and was no longer part of the crowd. And yet, if people were not involved in diving no one looking at me would know I was involved or that I had an elevated role.

If I had held back and not moved on to complete the courses and training that made me an instructor, I would not have been happy. Holding back my gifts, my talents, or the truth about myself, would not have made me happy, on the contrary, I would have been unhappy and unhappiness creates pan in our soul and our existence. It makes someone who has the potential to be a leader into someone who is a follower, that person is then submissive and just following everyone else.

STOP IT!!!! Listen to your heart, listen to your energy body, to your soul.

The ego has a role to play in our lives, it needs to be retrained but we need to have control over it, not be under its control. 

Learn to act on your intuition and bring it to the front of your attention.

Intuition is the name we give to ideas and things that appear to us, and we talk about accepting them or seizing the opportunity our intuition tells us is there.

Intuition is our angels and guides speaking to us. A part of our self-healing is for each day to be a day when we learn about our own, personal, angels and guides, the roles they play in our lives and what they can do for us, the more intuitive ideas and opportunities appear and the closer we get to our soul and our purpose in this existence. 

Sit quietly at home before going out and think about our angels and guides, ask for their help today. For example, I ask them to help me with my speech, thinking, behaviour and writing and ask them to “edit” as appropriate.

By editing I mean, help me speak up when the ego might hold me back. Think creatively or “outside of the box” to solve a problem when the ego would prefer not to present a radical idea. Behaviour is an important part in personal interaction, do not turn your back on someone. And lastly, because I write a lot in my work-work, improve my writing and its clarity, and in always help make it as effective as my thinking, speech and behaviour.

Being more open to intuition, repeating it and acting on the ideas and thoughts it brings us makes us happier and provides a balance to the ego. More importantly, it helps us learn to balance intuition and ego and teaches us other ways to improve our Self-esteem, self worth and our feeling of self confidence.

Eternity is too short

Imagine for a moment you are out swimming, or in my case, scuba diving and you come to the surface of the lake, or ocean. 

You look around and even rotate 360 degrees in the water and nowhere can you see land. 

Relax. Settle yourself. 

The water is calm and flat and the sun in the blue sky above is not too hot and the temperature of the water is pleasant and comfortable.

Now if you where to hold out your right arm from the side of your body and let it lay flat on the surface of the water and then hold out your left arm and do the same, no matter in what direction your right hand and left hands are pointing, there is water without end.

Go ahead and kick your legs and rotate around with your arms still laying on the surface of the water.

This is eternity.

One hand is pointing in the direction of eternity in the past. It could be your right hand or left that is pointing to the past, whatever you are comfortable with. The other hand is pointing to eternity in the future. Where you are is now, this moment, this instant in time.

Because clocks and calendars are linear, September 1st is followed by September 2nd and before it was August 31st. We think of time like a train running on its rails. It is coming form somewhere and going somewhere. When we stand beside the tracks we feel wind, the air the train is pushing ahead of it as it passes.

But really, time is like you floating in the water with your arms stretched out. In every direction there is the past and in every direction is the future. It s only by you saying that one hand points to the past and the other to the future that you make a decision on which direction is the past, and which direction is the future. 

If there were no land, only water, and the earth is round, we know that, and you were to swim tirelessly in the direction of the hand that points to the future in an exactly straight line, you would eventually arrive back at the spot you are floating at right now. 

But you would be coming from the direction you believe is the past, from the point of view of the spot you are floating at right now. No matter what direction you choose to swim in, you will eventually arrive back at the same spot, from the direction of the past.

Time is not linear, and it is not like a train travelling on tracks from a departure point to a destination, which is the way we see it today, in reference to mortal life. 

So many thoughts and sayings about eternity imply eternity is something tangible, that we can reach out and touch it. Some definitions of eternity say it is time without a beginning or an end, but we can only say ‘beginning’ and ‘end’ because we experience those things as birth, and death.On there surface of the water we are floating in, there are no markers with those labels.