The Earth doesn’t ‘want’ for this tree to survive, for whether it grows upwards or dissolves into her, the tree is the earth. She doesn’t want or wish the conditions of herself to be different to what they are - she evolves in surrender, reincarnating into her shifted timelines with grace. Her drama is a creative expression - whether ice or fire, she has no preference - she is it all.
In loving yourself with all your heart, you discover your immense capacity for love. You realise what a joy it is to be you, and awaken to what a blessing it is to get to be with you everyday. In this love your essence is realised. You look back over your childhood and you say sweetly to that younger, innocent self - I’ve always been with you. I love you.
Your normal self talk becomes gracious, grateful, soft. You allow yourself to be perfectly human - a perfect soul with permission to live an imperfect life. Loved more so for every imperfection.
We live on this planet experiencing dark days of cloud cover, and long cold winters where we’ve turned away from the light - but no matter how tilted we are in the other direction, that sun is always shining. There is always light. Even in the belly of our dear Earth, she contains a central sun that constantly churns with magma.
Our spirit is the same as that sunshine. Our Source of energy is also found within ourselves, deep in our very core there is a cauldron of infinite light. That same powerful light is ever shining from within you - warming the world around you, illuminating life around you. It is always there. It can not be destroyed, it can not die. This light is what you are.
Your feelings are little children. They are begging for your love. They want to be held, acknowledged. Not locked away and shunned. ‘If you ignore me,’ says the root of your worry, ‘I will disguise myself and parade through your nightmares.’ They want to be heard and held and healed of their wounds. Once they are witnessed for what they are, they release us on their own.
The depth and breadth of the Reiki System is illustrated by the deceptively simple Reiki Principles. Six little lines that are a profoundly affective invocation to healing. They uproot our long buried pain so it can once and for all be seen, understood, healed, and released.
Imagine as a soul, we descend from the non-physical formless realm of Universal Consciousness into the physical realm of form. We find ourselves alive in an Earth based duality, having gone through this journey of manifestation and forgetting our origin as spiritual beings. As we move down the chakras to root into the manifested world, the layers get denser and denser - from consciousness to light to sound to air to fire to water to earth.
Allow yourself to imagine the entirety of the Universe in your mind… It is far too vast for any of our minds to contain, but in the attempt we pull ourselves open. We unzip our edges.
The soul of this incredible Universe is Source. This Universe is but one of its many incarnations, and we are but one of its many breaths. ‘Uni’ means one, while ‘verse’ means to turn. As humans we are a small fraction of this turn, this revolution as the Universe. We are like cells moving through a body. The body of God.
Reiki is the pure energy of Source, that soulful love that constantly pulses from beat of the Universe’s heart. Reiki is the spiritual energy that animates, creates, and harmonises all of life.
There is a persistent silence that precedes all sound. The still void holds each sound as a wave that passes through it. You can’t get behind the silent canvas. In the same way, it is our consciousness that holds space for every thought, every experience, and every emotion to pass through. Our pure being, this background containing self, is the first and last instance to any circumstance. We can’t get behind it. When you sink far back enough or become still in that deepest of places, you’ll find no boundary to it - no time, no point in space it occupies, for it is space itself.
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What happened to the infant self I once was? Where did my baby go as he grew into the toddler he now is?
If I met someone who knew my parents when, but hadn’t seen me since I was a newborn, they wouldn’t be able to stop themselves from speaking of this version of me I don’t even remember. They would see me as the grown version of the baby. An image of the past from their minds, a projected history, would be who they met - rather than current me at aged thirty-seven, I’d be the newborn in a thirty-seven year old body.
All of the people in your life allow you to know life, to know God / Spirit / Source as fully as you are able. Every being on this earth is a facet of Source - a molecule of the divine. When you look at another, you look at yourself. Everyone is you, looking back at you. Just as you can’t separate the various notes that coalesce to create a harmony, you can’t be separate from the Source of All That Is. Our tones coalesce into union simply by our existence. You might fall out of key, but you can vibrate right back to harmony by dropping any story that feels otherwise.
When we no longer seek for the external world to reassure us or approve of us, we find that we approve of it. That is how we find peace. This essential, natural state of harmony is our powerful medicine for the shift across humanity. We can only make peace elsewhere when we've resolved that war in our own heads.
The moon is just behind my shoulder as the sun rises in front of me. I have been left with a sensation of fullness because I found something empty - a hole to wholeness. I hadn’t expected to find her. I was simply exploring the coastline near our little holiday home, wandering the Portuguese cliffs with curiosity. I saw over a jagged orange rock a near perfect circle framing the sea beyond like a portal. I walked around it to peer through, finding a full female form revealing a space that so moved me I stood transfixed in reverence.
(Giving the earth reiki, I hear her whisper sweet wisdom to me…she began with ‘slow down’…)
I am in no rush to be anything I just am. I cycle through seasons, through Ages, through Aeons. I move eternally around the sun while he moves around the galaxy while she is reaching into the Universe, all while space itself expands.
After using Reiki for 14 years, it has evolved into such a deeper practice than I ever imagined it could. Now when I contemplate space, or hear a great teacher speaking of spaciousness, I just see Reiki. Space has so many meanings - the ultimate idea of the ‘out there’ - the mysterious blanket of stars above us, or space meaning room to breathe. The space between things. The space we find that is present in every atom of the Universe and therefore, every atom of ourselves.
There is a divine miracle present within you every moment of every day. Most of the time it goes unnoticed, but it has been a vibrant source of life force since you were only the size of a poppy seed in your mother’s womb.
When the quick pulse of worry is racing through you like a steam train, your first impulse is probably to try to stop the train. But it won’t stop. This causes even more stress. An inner battle starts to unravel and it’s clear you’re not winning. So honey, breathe - and just get off the train. You don’t have to stop it. Just jump off the back.
I know one thing for sure - you are not the train. You are the beautiful, expansive countryside it’s running through....
In the years that I have been connecting to the Spirit Guides of others, I’ve noticed a common theme - they often make their entrances rather theatrically! Early on, I was reading for a woman during The College of Psychic Studies open evening. Before she arrived for her appointment, I sat in meditation as I always do before a reading - it’s how I still my mind and attune myself to the energy of the subtle realms. In my mind’s eye a very manly Viking with long ginger hair emerged from the depths, perched on a ship in a choppy ocean...
There is one message that has vibrated through the chords of many voices, echoed through aeons. A truth that all great spiritual teachers have shared: The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. At the centre of your Being you have the answers. The Universe is inside you.
Essentially: you hold the bell that will awaken the sleeping Buddha.
In Zen we hear a parable: do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon. Meaning, do not mistake the teachings that lead to awakening, for awakening itself. At some point your eyes must leave their contact with the finger, and move across the void towards the moon. To see the luminous sphere, you must leave the realm of concepts and shift into another space. As such, this work is a bridge, a pointer to help you cross to the other side and once across, leave the bridge and explore the moonlit land that awaits you. Sometimes the finger points and you look, only you still do not experience the lunar event – are you looking for it with an active mind? Is it a new moon, hiding itself?
I am grateful for my hands. There is magic flowing through them.
I am grateful for my feet. They take me everywhere I wish to go.
I am grateful for my heart. I know it beats in harmony with the heart of the Universe. I listen with my ears just below the surface while I submerge my consciousness in the still water of the bathtub. It bellows in a rhythmic chant that tranquillises mental noise.
We know you’ve been feeling your depths, and we see you rising steady now. You know that feeling those depths gives you access to far greater heights – and upwards you now go. It’s all beautiful – the dark shadows and the brilliant light. You are here for it all...