Thursday, April 19, 2018

Magical Encounters with Young People

Hawk is also one of my spirit animals. Yes, I know it is a bird, but many books about the subject treat it as a shorthand, including birds, reptiles, fish, insects and other creatures in the same books, along with animals.

One day a young lady in her 20s brought her mother to me for reiki healing. Her mother was in pain because she had knee replacement surgery, and the daughter thought that reiki could help but the mother was totally skeptical.

After the introductions, the usual way a healer would proceed would be to invite the daughter to go relax in one of the chairs while I work on the client. Then spirit just popped the idea into my head, so I asked the young lady if she would like to help heal her mother, and she responded enthusiastically, so I brought her directly into the process and showed her some positions and led her through exercises and with this brief lead in, we worked on her mother. I led and directed the process, and the daughter really enjoyed the experience and wanted to learn more. The mother, to her astonishment, got up and said that not only did her leg feel better but that she felt very clear minded and calm, and had an increased energy level. Remember, she had come to the session reluctantly, because of her daughter's urging, not believing that this would really work.

That worked so well that since then, I thought, why not do this whenever the opportunity presents itself?
Why not? Why sit the companion off to the side rather than include them in the process? 

Next time, it was a mother with a teenage daughter, and once again, with brief instruction, she helped, and once again, both mother and daughter had a great experience. The daughter watched me use my pendulum to read the energies and she asked if she could try it. I let her. She loved it and said that she wanted to get a pendulum, so I gave her one and she immediately began to use it. The mother got healing and the daughter felt wonderful for helping and got curious to learn more. 

These types of experiences have happened in my practice a number of times now, and I have taught this to my current student apprentice. Some of what I am doing now I did not teach to earlier students simply because these new aspects have evolved from the practice and my spirit guides began encouraging me to alter my techniques and sending more people my way, creating incredibly synchronistic encounters.

At the fair in Colorado Springs this past weekend, a mother brought her two daughters with her, ages 13 and 16, and they all had readings. The 13 year old mentioned that fox was an animal that was special to her, and I showed her the little fox totem on my table. Her eyes got big and her mother reminded her that there are no coincidences. Then I gave the daughter a second fox totem that I had on the table, one carved from stone. I just knew it was the perfect thing to do. Spirit sent these people to me. And they emphasized the lesson by sending 3 more mother and daughter pairs to me last weekend. Sometimes the mother leads, and sometimes the daughter leads.

Spirit also sent me two other people this past weekend, whose stories I will not share but it is a certainty that spirit directed them precisely to me because what was shared was absolutely unique and would only have occurred with these individuals. 

So my spirit guides have been extremely pointed in their interactions with me. These meetings with clients have absolutely confirmed their assistance and guidance. 

Lately, many younger people have been coming to me and they are quite remarkable. For one thing, I am certain of what I am saying because I have done the numerology on their birthdays. Some of the young people I am working with and have taught recently show a maturity far beyond their years and a genuine desire to be healers and be of service. Another aspect that prompted an awakening in me is that many of these young people are already familiar with terms like chakras, auras, karma, reiki, reincarnation and other metaphysical terms, so that I can just keep going with the conversation without having to stop and explain.

My current student apprentice in reiki is 21 and she is incredibly good as a reiki healer and a really bright spirit. She is diligent in her study and practice and we are doing some amazing healing sessions together, reiki master and student apprentice working on clients at the same time. 

Cumulatively these experiences have given me pause. Why?

When I think back to when I was 21, if anyone had mentioned any of this to me, I would not have had the first clue what they were talking about. 

I learned all of this later in life, and for most of my years in practice, my clients have been a little older. So this new wave of clients and students has been prompting new waves of thoughts. Teaching these younger people is a real joy and a breath of fresh air. Learning to work with energy was sort of mysterious and puzzling for a lot of us who are older. Some of the younger ones seem to grasp it more quickly and flow right into it. Since they have learned so much at these younger ages, what is the potential for them as their life progresses? Even greater than ours. They can take what we have to teach them and take it to the next level, and imagine what that will look like.

My healing practice has grown substantially since my two nurse spirit guides have joined me. The energy coming through is more powerful and clients are reporting increasingly good results. I have asked them to help me grow my reiki practice and they are doing a remarkable job of it.

And apparently, they are showing me that it is time to bring in more of the younger people. Teaching and mentoring between younger and older is an essential part of life, and in this metaphysical realm this new wave of energy has been quite astonishing, and I am very happy to be part of it. 

Between the new people and my spirit guides I keep coming up with variations on my reiki practice and when I shared a few of them with another reiki master this weekend in Colorado Springs. She was quite moved and saw the value in adding them to her practice even though she is older and has many years of practice. She is a very bright spirit and we connected strongly on this topic. Once again, it was clear to me that my spirit guides wanted me to share these things with her. I am looking forward to her feedback.

Expanding the practice with new methods, including additional people into the healing session, and better ways of teaching have all come out of my practice. Some of what I teach is the same as what you find in most books, and then there is a whole body of work that was born from experience and different than what a lot of other people are doing. After 22 years as a Reiki Master, I am still learning new things about it. And what a phenomenal experience it is.

One of the other benefits from all of this healing activity is that my diabetes is getting significantly better. An exam and blood test with my doctor confirmed it. I have lost weight and got my blood sugar levels down to half of what they were. Half. My doctor was both surprised and happy to see the improvement. What I mean by this is not that I have had a lot of other people working on me, although I do love to barter with other healers. And I have seen a doctor of Chinese medicine for acupuncture and herbs, and all that helped. But the most consistent factor is the heart centered energy of reiki.

What I am referring to is that when we do reiki, the energy travels through us to get to the client, and that always leaves some residual amount of that healing energy with us. So I have been very conscious about my food and beverage choices, work out at the gym almost every day, take medicines, practice positive thinking, work with my spirit guides and I have been doing a lot of healing work with others. This is a perfect example of you get back what you put out. This is very heart centered work. Heart energy rather than technical skills is what really drives the process in my view.

The magical awakenings are happening to me as well as you.

I feel young. I feel happy. I feel like doing this for another 100 years. Maybe I will even get to see the Cubs win another World Series!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Do Overs - A perspective

This picture is the 2 of Wands. Remember, we are in a 2 year. How can this apply to you?

All of us have moments or events in our lifetimes that we muse on and wonder how differently our lives would have gone had we chosen another path or another response.

What if we had chosen this person instead of that one for a partner? What if we had chosen that other career path instead of this one?  What if we had kept in better shape all along?
What if?  What if?  What if?

It is fine to muse and fantasize about such things. I do it all the time. After a bit of that, I come right back and make my present choices based on where I am now and where I want to go next.

Of course, we all know that we are here now because of the cumulative results of all those choices we have made so far.

Yes, it is too enticing for us not to consider every now and then. And as tempting as it is, we did choose the path we are on now, not the other one. Each of our choices was made using the knowledge we had at the time, following the feelings we had at the time, following dreams or desires we had at the time. 

From a cosmic perspective, we have all made the choices we have made because we had important life lessons to learn. As we all know, sometimes we learn what we like by trying it and seeing if it works for us, while other lessons teach us what we like and want more of by giving us a taste of what we do not like.

Now what is important for us to remember is that we have an opportunity to choose differently every day. Each day when we get up, as we reflect on all that we are grateful for, and think about what is ahead. And today we will make our choices using our current state of mind, our feelings, our to do lists and other things.

Here's what I do every morning. I ask my spirit guides if they have any messages that they want to pass on to me today. I ask them if there is anything I need to know. I ask them for ideas and inspirations. I ask them for signs. For example, every time I write one of these newsletters, I ask them what I should write about. Every time I have made a change in my practice, I have consulted with my spirit guides as well as reviewing my own experiences.

Then after their input, I take note of what really moves me, what inspires me, what I am passionate about, what are my visions for the future. First we have a vision and then we take action.

However, when we are stuck and vision and inspiration do not seem to be coming to us, then it is a good time to take some actions and remember what it is we really like. Getting back in touch with that can inspire us to reignite our passions by putting more energy into that which gives us the most energy. 

A lot of the great things I have learned in life came from following my curiosity, which is another form of inspiration. 

When I found myself wondering if various techniques really worked or if I could really do something, I was motivated to learn more and try it.

Take a look around the place where you live. Identify what really gives you a good feeling and imagine what would your place look like if you only had in it what you really love. If you are feeling bold, then let go of whatever you do not love. Now how does your space feel? What ideas does this process give you for what is next?

Just like every spring, we get a chance to replant our garden, we can metaphorically replant our life. 

Frequently when making metaphors, people have remarked that humans are amazing machines. What if we changed that just a bit? What if we looked at ourselves as living gardens, planting, watering, feeding, pruning, weeding, and thinning until we finally get the harvest we want.

Life is good. And I am happy to be here now, and participating in it with all of you. 

To every one of you who has been a part of my life, I love you.

Thank you!