Dawn Chorus 2

In spring, the Dawn Chorus is the most prevalent sound before the sun rises. Sun’s rise is the time of say we all look forward to. The shaman will cast his or her eyes to the colour of the sunrise. For the birds, in temperate countries this is most noticeable in spring when the birds are defending a breeding territory, trying to attract a mate, or calling in the flock. In a location, it is common for different species to do their dawn singing at different times. In a study of the Ecuadorian forest, it was determined that birds perching higher in the trees and birds with larger eyes tend to pipe up first. These correlations may be caused by the fact that both would also correlate with the amount of light perceived by the bird.[1]

It is now summer. The first Day of summer is past and so is the Summer Solstice.

The Dawn Chorus is no longer so noisy and filled with energy.

Energy has to go elsewhere. Birds are nesting and bringing little bundles of joy, the next generation out from the shells that have protected them as they grew and developed inside.

So, it is with us. Summer is a time for us to enjoy as well as grow and develop. If we have young children, it is a time for them to get out and see nature, feel, and enjoy it as we teach them about what it is and what it means. It is a time when thy learn they are part of nature as well.

If we are older and the children are no longer at home. Now is the time for us to spiritually grow and develop. If we have a garden where we can grow flowers, vegetables and other things, it is a good learning experience. What grows, where and how well. It may also be a surprise.

I know someone who bought a house and had no idea what the previous owners had planted. As spring turned to summer, they were pleasantly surprised at what was blossoming and growing.

Now is the time for you to grow and blossom.

Still your mind. Be quiet and at peace. Be close to nature, in the backyard, or for me by a lake. Sit still and relax. This is not meditation; it is a form of meditation. As the sun comes up, feel the change in the air, it is summer so the air should eb warm, but it will get warmer now as the sun comes up.

As the energy in the sky and air increases, listen to the birds and animals as they go about their business. When it was spring, the dawn chorus was all about finding a mate. Now it is about feeding the young and protecting them. 

The same is true of you, if not young children, you have ideas, dreams, wishes, they need protecting and helping to grow. 

Focus on your hopes, dreams, desires. Visualize them coming to reality and being bountiful and abundant in this wonderful summer. Look for Reiki Symbols that are relevant to you, your time and place. Trace the symbol [s] with your finger and “learn” the symbol and all its intricacies. Allow the energy that is the symbol to flow and merge into you.

Ask that Reiki flow through you and clear out any negativity from previous days… from previous lives that may remain in you. This is an ask from you to the universal Reiki energy.

Now is the time to engage the Reiki Power Symbol. Think about it, trace it in your mind, draw it in the palm of one hand with a finger of your other hand. Speak its name…

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. 

Always draw the symbol once and say the name three times. The Power Symbol is the only symbol that can be used by itself and it is the activator of the other symbols. It opens up, brings in and seals the light. Draw it on the palms of both hands and the client before you start a treatment. When the treatment is complete draw it over the client to seal in the light. 

The left-hand spin activates the immune system and creates space, which allows the light/energy to enter, with it you can send light to a person, thing or situation.

 Energized and cleansed by Reiki energy and by all that is in nature as it starts its day!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_chorus_(birds). “Dawn Chorus Birds.”

Go, breathe deeply and let Reiki flow with your breathing.

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