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Reiki Blog Hop – The Journey of Reiki 6

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I didn’t half set myself up with this one, the Journey of Reiki is perhaps one of the biggest pieces that I have ever touched upon in my entire time of doing the blog hop, and even though this was originally typed up post January blog hop, it will still be just as relevant by the time March arrives.

 
However before I get into this, let’s do some of the civil pleasantries; not everyone will have started or even read the Master List page, so let me give you a kind of cliff notes version, and if you are curious, why not go have a read of the Master List, as it sets everything up very nicely for this month.

 

The theme for this month is the Journey of Reiki, it is my belief that we enter into a consensual relationship with Reiki, for me I believe that it is a form of living energy and that the attunement process is a bit like a marriage ceremony in that we willingly allow that energy to work with us and through us, just as we work with it and through it. The journey then starts to unfold in whatever way it is meant to.

 

Each person, be they a master, practitioner or a student taking their first steps has this journey and it is my sense of things that Masters have an ongoing journey because they are teaching students to connect and what that means for them, so in essence they are supporting the process of attunement and learning not only for someone but for themselves as well.

 

The master list is the link in the chain of how each blog writer discusses this theme from the experiences of their own ongoing journey. Where you are at the moment is at the start or end of the chain depending on which way you have come.

 

 

As I said at the start, this has been a huge one for me; I came into awareness of it during my own process to do with betrayal of trust concerning the master/student relationship and the respect and honouring of the friendship that developed from that place. The dynamic gave the appearance of being mutual, where I was no longer just a student but I had entered into the teacher/facilitation role.

 

However this began to shift as soon as I began enquiring about the Masters, it felt like there was some hugely guarded sacred rite of initiation that I needed to pass before it would acceptable for me to even create the manual or teach/hold space for the Masters; now without feeding this or giving it drama, it is possible to assume from all that I have said that this was to do with power, status and control.

 

What is interesting and I am exploring here is the journey reiki took me; it literally took the shaky foundations of this perceived relationship/friendship and gave them a tap, only for the entire structure down to its foundations to crumble and become debris with no hope of ever rebuilding it, so all it services now is a talking point and instructional lesson aid for future teachers of this particular Reiki practise.

 

My journey didn’t end there, in fact it triggered a massive shift; and brought to the surface some stuff that while unexpected was welcomed in the sense that it was time for it to go; what I have discovered is that Reiki is taking me down a new and somewhat uncharted road, instead of now just being a practise; it’s a way of life, and in that I am being shown new ways to work.

 

At first I was like this is not Reiki, this is anything but Reiki and then this weekend I stopped blocking myself. This is what Reiki evolves into when you stop dividing and conquering. Okay so I realise that at this moment, I am most likely starting to loose some of you with this, so let me break this down just a little.

 

If you haven’t hopped with me before or even if you have it doesn’t do any harm for me to share, as long as you are open to it, a little piece of my Reiki background and journey. I started with Usui Reiki, it was my dad pushing me from the higher side of life; that opened or rather reopened a door that had been firmly shut.

 

Within about a year give or take, I have completed through to my Masters Certificate, but I didn’t feel as if there had been completion and so I did it again with my Original Master, (in total I have about four or five). It was the right thing to do because it opened a door to learning for both of us (another entry for another hop). I then went on to do my Kundalini Reiki, but included with that were Etheric, Gold and further Boosters to the Kundalini. Then I went through Karuna, Shamballa MDH and finally (until recently) Angelic Reiki, which I took through to Teacher level (I prefer Facilitator but again, another entry for another hop).

 

Recently I decided to do some Continued Personal Development and did a couple of refresher courses online through Udemy for Reiki. These were good because it was showing me how it is possible to discuss and perhaps do a bit of teaching online, which always seems to get the backup with some but if it works why decry it? May not be for everyone but surely in Reiki anything is possible right?

 

Okay so my sense and feeling with regards to Reiki has been that there is coming a point now where no matter the name, no matter the master, and no matter how the attunements are entered into, this sentient reiki energy that has entered into a consensual symbiotic relationship with us no longer has titles, designations, it doesn’t require them. It’s like thought, we don’t label our thoughts, or have to address the internal desire that says “It’s time to Pee” so why do we do it with Reiki?

 

My sense of awareness and as I feel my way through this is suggesting that this need to label and give energy is hierarchal place (meaning Usui Reiki is lower on the scale than Angelic Reiki or Kundalini Reiki doesn’t work or it’s not Reiki) is about human amoris and the need for something to be superior even when it isn’t.

 

The journey of reiki itself isn’t really shrouded in that much mystery; Usui Reiki in reality really only has second or third hand accounts of how it is remembered; the reality is that Usui was a very private man, he was given the title Sensei only because he was revered and honoured by those around him.

 

Kundalini, Karuna and Shamballa were all created, inspired processes by humans who were no more godly that the rest of us on our very good days. The fact is they worked and they helped to shift or created a process for healing. Angelic Reiki, based on Shamballa and Usui Reiki, has intuitive and inspired writings that allows us to understand how to develop a personal connection to the Angelic energies (however you understand them); many students, masters and teacher came together and helped the originator of the system to create the now simplistic way of how the attunements are written today and facilitated.

 

However mythical the system appears, the fundamental realities were that the founder and originator of Angelic Reiki, simply wrote things down on paper, typed up other things and basically handed these out to the students. It was a student of his that finally gathered all of it up and said here use this as your manual and is there anything you need to add to it?

 

Reiki is the essence of being human, a gift from source to bring us back in true alignment with our own sovereign selves, and that is basically just scratching the surface. This is what Reiki is teaching me, this is uncharted road; it is stripping out all the bull, all the shitty human ego mythos that has gotten in the way.

 

It is taking back our own power and it is telling those who would try to invade, undermine or anything else just to fuck off! When there is ever doubt as to how far I have come, or if I find myself lost, I look at the journeys I have seen others who have a connection to Reiki take, some its taken them to a place where they’ll move to a new country eventually. For others they are coming into their own, and taking ownership of what that means.

 

It has opened hearts, minds and souls to their fullest potential, and it has helped others to become bad ass shamanic practitioners. Reiki is truly amazing, its unassuming, living energy that works to bring us into who we are meant to be.

 

Thanks for stopping by and staying with this, loving you and your journey so far.

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Reiki Blog Hop – March 2017 Master List.

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Hello and a very warm welcome to the master list for the March 2017 Reiki Blog Hop;

 

It is perfect if this is your first or if this is nothing new to you, however let me run through what this is; the way I view a blog hop is simply a group of dedicated writers all coming together and writing from their understanding about the topic set by the wrangler for the month.

 

This brings me on nicely to what a wrangler is and does; put simply the wrangler is like crisis management, cat herder and go to body when everything starts to go awry, which if you have ever been apart of a hop, happens to some degree or another. Since I am the wrangler for this month, it falls to me to get the sticky-back plastic, glue gun and tranquilisers… or the bondage gear and a couple of nipple clams and a whip… And no I have no idea what Nipple Clams are, but they sound fun…

 

Ultimately though that’s what this is all about, having fun…

 

Okay so this is the master list, here it the launching point for the hop, the shuffled list details everyone who has chosen to take part. I work a lot through sensation, feeling and intuitive knowing, and that includes putting the list together.

 

Below all this text is the theme and the list, which are all links that take you on to the next blog and so on until you come back to the point where you started. If you get lost, then come back to this page.

 

Theme: The Importance of Being Earnest…

“Don’t Learn from Me, Learn from Reiki” that is a direct quote from a comment left on my entry from January’s Entry for the Hop. It is a statement that validated something that came into my awareness in connection to Reiki. I have a strong sense of awareness that Reiki is a conscious living energy that we enter into a consensual, symbiotic relationship with. This relationship has great gifts in that it perhaps places us on a path or journey that we are perhaps meant to go.

 

This months topic is about our relationship with Reiki, and also our relationships with clients, students and ourselves. Consider that for every fantastic experience there has been some not so fantastic, and for every amazing teacher there is one that hasn’t been, so reach into your heart/soul space and explore in your entry the relationship that you have with Reiki, where has it has taken you, if this feels too vast then try looking at some of the highest points and lowest points, as long as you feel safe to do so, last thing I would want is for a process to be triggered and you have no one there to support you.

 

Also if you are a master and have taught, keeping in awareness confidentiality, are you open with your entry into the hop sharing about the journey you have taken with the students and where that journey is now, do you still keep in touch or have you sent them on their way? How supportive did that feel to you and them once the connection between you came to its end and how did you honour the conclusion?

 

Naturally it is absolutely welcomed to just run with this in your own way and see where the journey leads you too.

 

The List

 

Okay this is the list for this months hop, have fun and feel free to drop some feedback either on this or on the Blog Hop Facebook Page
 
1. Joy Vernon | http://joyvernon.com/Blog/reiki-blog-hop-the-importance-of-being-earnest

 

2. Clare Cartwright | http://cosmiccrystal.co.uk/?p=534

 

3. Karen Sealey | https://pureblessedtarot.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/flying-the-reiki-nest/

 

4. Jay Cassels | http://metaphysicalangels.co.uk/rbh7

 

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Reiki Blog Hop – The Space Above Handbrake… 8

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When I read the brief for the first Reiki blog hop of 2017, I just thought; “What the feck can I say about this?” I honestly didn’t know where I could take it, however before I follow that through, let me bid you welcome to my blog/site/little bit of escapism. If you have never been here before then, I’m Jay if you want to know my background in Reiki then all you need to do is look at my profile Here on Facebook it has all the things you need to know that would normally sit here in the introduction.

Karen Seely, Wrangler, Cat Herder and Crisis Juggler Extraordinaire; asked us this, “New Year! As much as I’d like to be original and innovative, I’m going to sign up to the seasonal trend and ask you to share your thoughts on New Year. Do you love it or loathe it? Do you have your own traditions? Does this time of year affect your Reiki practice and if so, how? Do you have any resolutions or revolutions that you are planning? etc etc… Take ‘Reiki’ and ‘New Year’ as your springboard for inspiration and see where it launches you 😉

So as I said before, I had no idea where I to take this and perhaps I still don’t; all I know is that this year is really different for me compared to 2016; that was mostly about ending cycles, bringing a lot of things into completion, things is a broad and really generic term because of some the things that were being brought into completion were to do with trust, to do with betrayal of trust and a huge part of that was also releasing really old, like eons old stuff that I had been carrying for, well for the collective put it that way. Right now it’s okay for you not to know what the collective is, just stay with this for now.

I had a massive pre-release near the middle of the year, this was a massive precursor to the betrayal that happened at the end of the year and the amount of hostility, anger, and basically downright violence in the intention of the words, opened up a huge, huge thing for me; a process that stemmed from the etheric through to the physical. I’m only literally getting to grips with the feedback that is coming to my body just now.

In fact would go as far as to say that this is the definition of live, what you are reading is happening real time, this is a textual process that is happening and it is huge, huge stuff; this piece about betrayal, about the relationship between master/teacher, therapist/client, reiki practitioner and reiki client, it’s a huge, huge responsibility. It’s not about trying to ‘fix’ the person on the bed, it’s about getting them to fix themselves. We’re just holding that space, creating through our own intention the right conditions for healing.

When you have the master/student role, it’s not about our power as masters, its about us holding the space of the students to learn, receive and become attuned through their own sovereignty. It’s the alignment of the self that provides the attunement, as a master we’re taught to do because our master was taught to do. To be honest you could stand there and by intention allow the whole process to happen.

Thing is the master/student relationship is also one that is a huge thing, as a master, there is an element of the student looking to the master for reassurance and also I guess a form of friendship, but that can so easily be abused, and betrayed. I have discovered this and it called into question just how ‘pure’ is the vibration of the energy of the master if they can then betray the friendship and trust of a student/friend? To attack them with just hostile intention and really stabbing words, language is a powerful tool and to have the knowledge of that from being in receivership of some down right nasty vile shit (excuse my language) has been a hard one to let go of.

I know that I switched into unintentionally this person who tried to micromanage and control the outcome, avoided being in failure mode by just being present but not showing fully up, keeping that little bit back that may have blurred the lines, because that what was needed, and then having that challenged twice, once for the wrong reasons, meaning my master and then having it challenged again today but for the right reasons, because I was in the space to receive it as unwelcomed as it felt, I wouldn’t have heard and then written about it here if I hadn’t already been ready to welcome it, to hear it and to receive it.

So now I know that I won’t be holding back, I will be showing up and to be told I am not doing it right, that I am not doing as I was taught, you know what I say Good! Thank fuck I am doing it according to what I have been trained to do not what I was taught to be. As that is what is going to make me awesome.

So yeah I had no idea where this was going, but this year… 2017, bring it!

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Reiki Blog Hop – When Letting Go is Hard to Do… 4

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It’s funny how I always seem to adopt a different tone when I do this blog hop compared to the Tarot Blog Hop it’s not that I don’t treat it seriously because believe me I do, I just have a completely different approach to tarot, maybe because I have worked with it so long, we’ve got to a point where I give just as much attitude as I get from the 100+ decks I have in my collection. There again maybe its just with Reiki, I live within the possibilities of endless wonder.

 

This month our reiki cat herder and resident wrangler Joy, has brought up the topic of letting go and to be fair, I almost let go of the drink in my mouth upon reading the topic. I believe my actual comment was something along the lines of “…gees have you guys been scrying in your coffee and seeing my life this last two weeks??? I have a novel waiting for this one… followed later with something like “…seriously I think I have now reach my fifth volume for this post… in all fairness to this post, we’re looking at a sixth volume at this point.

 

I chose to let go of some of my weight I had been carrying, I chose to let to of just being engaged and entered into an unconventional but completely legal marriage… twice… I chose to let go of who I believed myself to be and in the process of a full weekend discovered who I actually was, I have been placed into a position where I have had to let go of a pedestal and discover the heart (and to an extent soul) of a person that I had a lot of respect for and I have also chosen to let go of inherited ancestral baggage as well as help other let go of theirs.

 

WhoisThere is no doubt in my mind though that I still have work to do, the process of letting go, this shedding continues throughout life, it doesn’t just suddenly stop one day. One of the most liberating things you can ever do is to surrender to the natural flow of reiki, its not like science, it’s not a text book method or a one-size fits all; yes! Reiki, is Reiki, is and always will be Reiki, no matter how much window dressing like words, symbols or mystical babble that gets created, at the end of the day it comes back to the fact its Reiki.

 

When you really look into Reiki, its history, its cultural heritage and even the language and philosophy of it; there is at the core of it, one blissful reality; Reiki is simple. Regardless of which history you read there is a point where the symbols, their meaning, their origins and purpose are discussed. Depending on which history you read will affect how you relate to the symbols and their function, meaning, origin and also purpose both functionally and beyond that function.

Whois

 

The most common one I find difficulty with is the traditional Kanji, there is really odd debate about it not being correct and yet this is the one that actually defines Reiki at its most traditional, because it is the one that Usui-Sensei taught (allegedly just to be safe and not cause that much offense). My main sense about this is that as soon as it was brought over into the Western world, because there is so much mis-information and dis-trust between East and West, those that chose to bring it here (regardless of reasons) they decided to make it palatable for us so took out any spiritual or mystic reference and created what is mostly out there today.

 

However, as tourism and curiosity about other cultures took hold, we started to become more inquisitive and now we have more information than we really know what to do with, so where do you let go and just forge your own path? This is exactly the point that I am at; 2016 has been a phenomenal year of transformation for me. It has also been an almost full circle too; recently I charted my progress in terms of my certificated knowledge, meaning the colleges, universities and also masters and courses that I have done throughout my life. I am tempted to forego the laborious process of writing them all out, but no! At least not this time, this is about letting go and that can be seen in two ways, the release of the bad but also the releasing of knowledge, and information and let’s face it; how much do you really know about me?

 

WhoisNot that much I would imagine; Since 1998 I have studied: Media Skills, Hairdressing, Communications, Computing, Crystal Therapy, Character Analysis, Parapsychology, Numerology, Journal Therapy, Psychology of Self, Dream Analysis, Meditation Teacher, Tarot Card & Cartomancy, Counselling Skills, Spiritual Healing, Creative Writing, Wicca, Usui Reiki Level I, II and Masters, Angelic Reiki Practitioners, Masters and Teachers, Astrology, Angel Healing, Kundalini Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Gold Reiki, Shamballa MDH Reiki and I’m also studying Massage Diploma, Advance Crystal Healing and Chinese Massage & Accupressure.

 

The interesting thing about this year is while I am happy to have typed all of that out, I also release it; I have an entire alphabet after my name these days, but they aren’t me, they are what shaped me. I build my own computers, design a lot of my own logo/graphics – although admittedly these ones I am using are a gift from a friend good friend of mine – this year I have also learnt about de-armouring work, ancestral healing and I have also learnt a very valuable lesson about hero-worship and pedestals.

 

Throughout my reiki journey, I have heard the same message over and over again, ‘there is enough room for reiki practitioners, we’re all one big family, there is no competition, we all help each other…’ Let that one go! It’s said by those who are in a position where they have a stable client base and been in business for a while. They’ve got nothing to be concerned about and further they really don’t see anyone they are teaching as a threat, they also have another part to their business and Reiki is just apart of it. Since branching off into different areas of Reiki, I truly didn’t see there was any dark side to it, until I stopped looking at things from the higher side perspective.

 

You see when you take it into the physical, factor in living, money and running a business; it is highly competitive and there is no big Reiki family, in the past month alone I have been called uncaring, I have been told that the only reason I am even contemplating some of my business ideas is because I am coming from a place of ego, money or stealing students. It’s not in my nature to be any of those things, so it says more about the person saying this than me.

 

While I care about what is said about me, I also know that I am not that person being described; it is a view point coming from where that person is in their life. However it makes me realise that I have that skill set and I know that I am able to do that work, facilitate and bring new practitioners of Reiki, any Reiki into awakening and maybe its time to just stop trying to living within this world, where people and reiki are meant to be at a higher vibration, to be awakened in their own way; its clear to me that many are only coming from their own place, and at some point they have stopped being present and in their bodies to hear the message that is being broadcast within the silence.

 

“Reiki is Simple” “Reiki is Light!” “Reiki is Perfect Love!” This energy is a mirror, its a guide and it is a gift. Every person that has ever done Reiki, has been given an amazing gift, its set them on their pathway, from Shaman, Witch, Master, Practitioner, Facilitator, Devi/Deva and all the inbetweens. Reiki holds up a mirror, and says look at where you are, where you need to be and where you want to go… Reiki is Reiki is Reiki… and sometimes you just really need to let go of who you think you are, where you think you are and what you believe you are and simply be…

 

Thanks for stopping by this months entry on the Reiki blog hop. Please feel free to leave me a comment on here or on Facebook if you have trouble with my comments page

 

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Reiki Blog Hop – Riding the Mercurian Mania… 6

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Normally I have everything under control, I know where these blog articles are headed in advance and it’s a matter of plonking this butt of mine down and letting the fingers do the work… Normally… There is nothing normal about this Blog Hop, nothing has gone to plan and you know what, it’s actually perfect… and in accordance with divine will…

 

This is my fourth hop and each one I have done has been different to the one before it. I am going to dispense with the typical and usual welcomes, and just say this; a hop is awesome, its wild and honestly you never know what is going to appear on them, so buckle up baby, you are in for one hellva wild ride with this one… Massive Kudos to our Wranger, Cat Hearder and Awesome Overlorde Karen for this one…

 

Let me back track a little, to the end of July; I had been on a de-armouring weekend that completely stripped me of explanation, story and fears as well. I had this new found confidence and I wasn’t afraid to challenge the normalcy and also live my truth not everyone elses, and put it this way it didn’t go down all too well, but then in all honesty I didn’t expect it to.

 

The funny thing about the whole experience is that I learnt about being in-service and about holding space not just for clients but also for myself as well. This then led me to wanting to learn about the whole thing in more detail from learning about acupressure to Chinese massage, to the Munay-Ki not to mention exploring past lives, trance and Qigong as well.

 

Right about now though I can image the question fluttering to the surface “What has this got to do with Reiki or this month’s topic?” – Everything and also nothing at the same time. Everything because it’s that whole Mercury Retrograde, which has a science and astronomy aspect as well as the astrology aspect as well, it also has nothing to do with it at the same time but here is the thing, Reiki for me is in everything, it is everything.

 

Reiki is a contentious topic, in religion it causes havoc; spiritualist churches disavow it and will not permit anyone that has been attuned to actively promote or make use of it because they consider Reiki not to be from the source, and yet spiritual healing as they define it comes from the exact same place as Reiki flows from it is just a completely different approach, needless to say I have very little to do with the SNU (Spiritualist National Union), I have more than a few times even before waking up to my potential gone head to head over various things with a president or two…

 

Over here in Scotland, my mum welcomed practitioners of Reiki and other natural and holistic therapies on to her wards more so during her time as a cancer care ward sister (not a manager… That in itself is another post), they had a special room set up on the wards for the therapists and if the patient wasn’t able it was done in their private room or behind a curtian for privacy. Unconventional runs in our family…

 

Science in the conventional sense I don’t think understands the fact it is sentient bio-energy that merges into symbiosis with a master/practitioner; to be honest I don’t even think many master/practitioners have realised this or even considered the possibility because they’re not ready to take that next evolutionary step in their thinking but I believe in time they will.

 

As for my GP, hell there is so much about me that she does know and so much more she doesn’t but I will say one thing, she is really open to my way ways of thinking, but then I know that she is not like other Doctors or GP’s and that is why I am with her. There has been a great change in attitude and it continues to change because even the medicine man or woman wakes up to the possibility there is more to life than a diagnosis. In fact there are times when we have taught each other something, which is rare in any profession.

 

There are instances when Reiki can cause an issue to wellbeing, but it is not what you might think; more and more now Reiki is evolving, sometimes this is for the betterment and then other times it can become a detriment, certain Reiki’s like Kundalini have evolved because there is a need but its evolved in the wrong way, almost like it is a fad or a jumping on the bandwagon, there are few who really understand this primordial energy. I can really only think of one or two people, Bonnie Greenwell has the only sensible approach to this energy awakening. Don’t get me wrong used in the correct fashion and approached with reverence and allowing Shiva and Shakti to be the guides you can at least understand your primordial nature and work in a limited way with that energy awakening.

 

Tantra and Kundalini often become confused, but they are not really the same thing at their core and I do not as yet know enough about Tantra to speak with any authority on the matter and I can barely speak about the Kundalini outside of my own awakening and research into it. However I know that I can help those who are ready to take that step along their awakening through Kundalini Reiki.

 

Coming back into the title now “Riding the Mercurian Wave” This whole week has been blurry, lots of transient shifts and a ton of realisations about, well about my own journey. Learning to hold space, learning to embrace and be fully present in myself opened my eyes to just how much spiritual ignorance exists. So many assume they know, assume they are experienced and awakened, but then when you pierce that bubble you suddenly discover that they aren’t experienced.

 

Riding this Mercury Retrograde Wave has been flagging up that I can actually walk my talk and quite literally am very prepared to shit where I sit, (which is not a nice experience) but it evokes the truth in having vulnerability, and the truth of having the feeling of weakness but in that weakness having the strength and the knowing, I have strength to push beyond my IBS limitations and overcome that boundary and do what I set out to do is liberating and shows just how much I am able to endure.

 

I have witness my darkness and I embrace and live in my light now, within this freedom I am able to see those who are embracing their truth and those who are textbook, literally lifting and spouting their training or lack thereof. These days when I am working or training I actively hold space and I may not de-armour using physical pressures and meridian lines but instead the Reiki heals and opens the student to their truth and fundamentally prepares them for their practitioner and master journeys respectively.

 

As for the spiritually blind, I have found myself shining a very bright light into their darkness and asking… “Why?”

 

 

Thanks for stopping by my Reiki Blog Hop, please feel free to leave me a few words or thoughts.

 

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Deep Night of the Sojourn – July’s Reiki Blog Hop 5

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“…An endless circle or chain …”

Welcome Friend; regardless if this is your first visit or you have clocked up frequent blogger miles; welcome! My name is Jay, and it is a pleasure to meet you. To the seasoned blogger this bit will be familiar to you, so feel free to skip ahead; however if you have never encountered a Blog Hop before then let me give you a kind of potted history. The blog Hop is a new name for a tradition that has been around for as long as I have been able to write HTML Code and string a paragraph together and call it Creative Writing.
 
Think of it like an endless circle or chain, where a group of like minded writers and bloggers collaborate on the same subject but give you their unique view or opinion, each one leading to the next one and back the way. To stop anyone getting lost there is a Master List, which is like the index. That index is hosted by The Wrangler (look out for the Tarot one I am co-hosting in September) they have the job of herding the other writers and keeping them on time and track… I make their job sound easy but think of it along the line of herding cats, in the dark through a maze with a mine field underfoot…

“… Many, not all, have a what you could call a spiritual experience…”

This month the topic for this Reiki Blog Hop is Spirituality and Reiki; A topic that has in its time amongst practitioners and masters alike caused a great deal of divide. On the one side of it you have those that don’t believe there is a spirituality to Reiki, it is a healing modality that provides comfort, relief and whatever else the client needs. Thing is there is nothing wrong with that view point because that is what Reiki is for that practitioner and the master who birthed them. As a master I tell my adepts (students) what you experience during that time is personal and private to you and you do not need to share it unless you wish to. Whether I have been a student or the master; from my experience many, not all, have what you could call a spiritual experience.
 
Unless you have read through my entire site or know me through Facebook and the associated pages I run on there or follow the Reiki Box Blog, then you may not be aware of how deep my connection with Reiki stems. I coined the term Sensei a number of certificates and courses ago, the reason why I did that wasn’t ego, amouris or to be different but it was because I realised that I have become master in many different disciplines Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Karuna Reiki as well as Shamballah MDH Reiki and Angelic Reiki.
 
The first thing I say is Reiki, is Reiki, is Reiki; meaning it doesn’t matter what name you give it the frequency and light source still comes back to the same place, which in this case is The Universal Reiki Light Source. Now as you can start to see I am actually of the belief that Reiki has at least a spiritual element, should you choose to embrace it! The word Reiki is actually two separate words that were put together when the Kanji was translated into English.
 
ReikiRei: Universal/Unlimited Ki: Light, Living Force, Chi; whether you follow the path of non-spiritual or have a belief that it is spiritual for me, for my sojourn I understand it as something much deeper than spiritual and something more tangible than just a healing system. However that is perhaps because my soul’s path has led me to explore through past-life recall my connection to Reiki and my time as Sensei Usui-san; don’t misunderstand me, I am not stating anything here as a fact, mainly because within Past Life regression it is all unique to that person. Yes! many of the facts that come from within that state can be further backed up in historical texts, but you can still argue (as so many still do), Usui-san life is documented widely across the internet and books so yeah it could have come from that (if you ignore the fact I am dyslexic and have severe retention issues).
 

“… Maybe it’s because I am awakened to my Sojourn through Angelic Reiki…”

AngelicAs a practitioner and also master I allow Reiki to simply be and I follow in accord with its wishes. Mainly because I am of the belief that Reiki is a sentient living energy that lives in symbiosis with us; it helps to heal not only other lives but our own as well, it doesn’t actually matter if you believe that to be the case or not. I recall one my earliest experiences of the differences in how Reiki is taught, I was under the impression (innocently at that time) that everyone was taught the same way as I had been and at that time I was still understanding my own connection and I made a point that maybe there was a lesson happening or something along those lines and the answer I was given back was sharp to the point. It gave me a pang of oh my maybe the lesson is mine to learn…
 
Looking back on that moment in my memory now, I realise that not everyone has been awakened to the spiritual aspects of reiki, and maybe not everyone will. I think it’s maybe because I am awakened to my Sojourn through learning and working with Angelic Reiki that my perceptions have changed. I personally don’t understand the distinction between Usui & Angelic or any of the others but there is a subtle divide there…
 
Reiki for me is my life, it is in everything that I do; from my Tai Chi practise, to the words I speak and type, it is even in the food I eat and the drinks that I have. Recently I have been exploring this deep rooted knowing that I have a strong connection to Ancient Shinto practises; through reading up on Taoism and also Shinto in today’s Japan and also going back through Imperialism and Feudal Japanese customs I have realised that Reiki (while not given that name) is there, it is throughout the belief system you just need to know where to look.
 
I work alot with Archangel Metatron and for long enough I would always separate when I was working with the Angelic Kingdom, the quarters in my Wiccan/Pagan work and also when I am speaking to the Kami I would make a distinction there as well, however in the last week or so during my Tai Chi practise, I come to see there is no need to separate them! In Ancient Shinto Practises when someone passes into the Spirit, their essence or soul is greeted by the Great Kami, who then transmutes (for want of a better way to say it) into the ways of being Kami. In Western Spiritual beliefs, it is similar the soul is greeted and welcomed into the spiritual worlds, just as in Wiccan/Pagan belief system they are welcomed into the Summerlands. The interesting thing here is that when Pagan/Wiccan are forming the circle they call to the Quarters. These Quarters were once known as The Archangels of The North, South, East, West and also Spirit as well.
 
Now I realise that you may think I am off topic, however not really. When I am working or getting ready to work I will use Reiki symbols such as Sei-Hei-Ki for cleansing and clearing but I will also call to the Kami and Watchtowers as well while doing so; as I said Reiki is in everything that I do… I come to learn that while it is a deeply simplistic way of being it is also one of the most profound methods of healing known, if you are open to those aspects.

“… Reiki’s roots stem into Shinto, Tao and Buddhism …”

 
I think a lot of how we approachthe Spirituality and Reiki connection comes down to how we are birthed into Reiki; I never used to think or even allow that concept enter into my consciousness and unless I am actually organising workshops or Usui Reiki Days. I also think that when the topic comes up, much like the spirituality connection to Reiki, there is this almost territorial or wounded lion attitude as if I am insulting someone or saying I am better (which I am not and never have) so I avoid having the conversation, when all I am really trying to do is understand the differences, as there maybe something within it I can learn from or maybe there is something that mutually we can benefit from…
 
When I say birthed that is exactly what it is – at least for me – I take the practise of Reiki teaching, quite seriously but I am not a task master when I am doing it. I make the day easy, simple and light but also make it a learning environment and professional one as well, just like when I do my Reiki Sessions. I take the same approach to Angelic Reiki facilitating but the difference is I allow myself to be guided in what needs to happen at the right time. In both instances I believe that a form of spiritual rebirth takes place, a person goes through something profound and personal. In many ways they are birthed.
 
Just go with me while you are reading this, try not to attach any thoughts or judgements because what I am about to lay out here is my own perceptions from within the Past Life state… When I went for the Past life recall it was a present and also something that I was called to do (as I am being called again to go through another one). I went through to a life time that I understand now to be Usui-san; it was a simple up brining, working in the Dojo until I was old enough to go and become a monk within the Buddhist ways.
 
I spent many years training and upon my 21st year I was required to do a spiritual pilgrimage to one of the most sacred mountains in most of the older faiths from Japan and China. I walked for some days up the mountain and eventually reached the meditation shrine and temple. It was during the meditation I was taken to the place that Buddhists call Nirvana; in this space the Kami/Buddha showed me a way to heal, this method was ancient and had been forgotten but needed to return to earth.
 
Upon my return I left and began the journey home, I met a young woman who had blistered hands from farming and so I healed them, this was a hands on healing and when I was finished the blisters were all but gone. I learned upon returning to the temple that I had been away almost three months rather than the few weeks I had thought. The Sensei of the temple was very ill and I also healed his ailments. The Sensei then took me to the oldest part of the library and showed me records that detailed this old healing system. Hence the birth of Reiki as it became known.
 
Granted much of this is known and some could be discerned as my own meditations but there is now documented evidence that does show that Sensei Usui-san was trained as a Buddhist monk and further to that historical records in Japan also show that Shinto, Tao and Buddhism all have a common ancestry, so even though it may have through time lost its spiritual roots (along with Shinto as well) it is there and in manys ways ready to be awakened again.
 

“Spirituality is perceptive and unique…”

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Although Reiki as taught in the Western world has removed a lot of the spirituality from it, we are beginning to understand that this was mainly because in the era that it was brought to the West spirituality was only thought to be religious doctrine dished out on a Sunday from a pulpit, ‘where the devil made her do it’ and ‘he is a good and holy man’ covered every sin conceivable (and others that we only read about with the lights off…), we are realising now in this era of awareness and awakening that spirituality is perceptive and unique to the person, so not everyone is going to see Reiki as a spiritual philosophy or have an awakening from it, but that said I am running an Angelic Reiki workshop and new practitioners will be birthed who might well have profound spiritual experiences from this weekend, but that is the nature of this frequency of Reiki…
 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my entry for the Reiki blog hop; I welcome your comments, feedback on a post is appreciated by writers like as myself as it encourages to reply, write more and be more engaging and creative.

 

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Reiki Blog Hop – What about Your Consent? 6

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“…herding cats in the dark … with a mine field underfoot…”

Regardless of whether you have been here before to my site, or if this is your first visit; welcome! My name is Jay, and it is a pleasure to meet you. If you have never encountered a Blog Hop before then let me take a few sentences to explain the concept. A Blog Hop is a new name for a tradition that has been around for as long as I have been able to write HTML Code and string a paragraph together and call it Creative Writing.

It is where a group of like minded writers and bloggers collaborate on the same subject but give you their unique view or opinion, their blogs form a kind of complete circle, each one leading to the next one or back the way. There is always a master list, just as there is a wrangler who has the job of herding us and keeps us on time and track… I make their job sound easy but think of it along the line of herding cats, in the dark through a maze with a mine field underfoot…

“The Consent Reiki Adepts, Practitioners and Masters are giving…”

The topic of this month’s Reiki Blog Hop is Consent; it is something that is important for not just Reiki Adepts, Practitioners or Masters to consider but all healers and therapists. However there is an aspect to consent that is just as important as the consent we are given and that is the consent we are giving as well…

Yes! You read that right, the consent we are giving; I can understand that puzzlement that might be flickering across your mind/face right now, what on earth can I possibly mean when I am saying the consent we as Adepts, Practitioners and Masters are giving? In order to explain let me take you back to last weekend, where I was doing an Introduction to Trance Mediumship Workshop and Demonstration.

ReikiOver the last 3-4 years I have studied various schools of Reiki, and alongside that I have been working as a Medium/Clairvoyant. Around 2 years ago now the two seemed to begin to merge and last year as I did my Angelic Reiki Practitioners, Masters and Teachers; I discovered that I had developed the ability to Trance Heal, which embodied all the Reiki I had studied plus more.
I never usually ask too many questions of The Powers that Be (PTB for short) until I am certain that this is not just a transient experience and it’ll be gone in a few months. However this ability or progression to my Reiki and healing work continued to grow and develop. So it was time to ask the questions; which I did and I was informed by Metatron that my Trance Healing is being facilitated not only by Sensei Usui but also Archangel Metatron as well.

As Metatron explained it is entirely dependent on who is on the couch at the time, which of them is doing the work. I tend to know because of the energy that is flowing just before I ‘step out’ and they ‘step in’ now before I continue I must explain something about how this relationship works; As I trance healer, I give consent to the PTB that says I am allowing Archangel Metatron or Sensei Usui to make use of my physical form for the purposes of healing.

However I am aware of what is happening and should I need to assert control or become present again then it is done within a fraction of a second, sometimes less than that. It is an agreement that I have made with the PTB, just as a client who comes to me for Reiki understands that they are agreeing and giving consent for the Reiki session to proceed.

“I normally end up spending time with my past lives as well as the Archangels.”

MetatronDuring last week’s Workshop, I had a group of Reiki Masters, some were new to their role as a Reiki Master, and others had not been practising for some time and were on the verge of renewing to begin again. It was not that surprising when Sensei Usui came through and began to speak with them about the original ways in which he worked with the Reiki. He asked them to consider breaking with traditional methods of hand positions and to trust in their own innate connection to source and allow themselves to go to the places that are needed rather than prescribed.

It was during this time while Sensei was talking, Metatron was teaching with me in what I call Nirvana or the place between places, it’s a void but not in the sense of nothingness its filled with love, light and you tend to see those that have passed or getting ready to pass. I normally end up spending time with my past lives as well as the Archangels.

Metatron explained that there is an awakening happening on the planet at the moment, a massive cosmic shift as well as dimensional one is taking place for people that are connected to source and either work with Source for personal development or at the professional level, where they are helping others.

Archangel Metatron then broke what had been said down to a level that made sense to everyone regardless of whether they were spiritual or not; The shifts of consciousness mean that we have begun asking questions of others in positions of power, we are also asking questions of those who call themselves spiritual gurus, Metatron points out that the closer you look the more you suddenly discover they are working from the place of ego rather than source.

“In other words they should be able to explain it in a very simple straightforward way…”

Archangel Metatron delights in ‘calling out’ those who use fancy words, such as frequency, vibration or talk about shifting energies and awakening consciousnesses into the fifth dimension, by asking them to actually explain what that means in such a way it would make sense to someone that had never heard of the terms before.

069159-black-paint-splatter-icon-alphanumeric-question-mark3This means more often than not we are meant with terms and phrases such as “You are lowering my vibration” and his personal favourite “You are not spiritually enlightened enough to understand this yet” Which as Archangel Metatron points out, is their ego at work, anyone who works and connects with source, should be able to explain themselves or the terminology used. In other words they should be able to explain it in a very simple straightforward way, what it is they are talking about as this shows that not only does the person know their stuff but they live, breathe and work with it all the time.

Granted this sounds all very interesting but I would imagine right about now you are wondering what this has got to do with consent as well as Reiki. Angelic Reiki is a different way of working with the Reiki energy. Metatron is the Archangel that prompted Angelic Reiki’s creation and helped the founder/principal facilitator to create a way for others to learn and work with the Angelic Kingdom.

Part of Angelic Reiki is the understanding that consent is about the relationship we not only foster in others but also within ourselves as well. Archangel Metatron explained that as Adepts, Practitioners and Masters, we forget to give consent to source, to the Archangels and also to ourselves. This is so we can also receive the healing that we need. Humans have become so busy making sure that everyone else is okay that they forget to include the self.

We become so worried about doing the right thing for others that we forget to the right thing by ourselves and say yes! Not every time, just once in a while. We can’t always rely on the soul to do it for us, as the soul will sometimes not be the part that requires the healing, it maybe the part that is doing the healing and it needs us to agree, just as we need the agreement of another.

“Consent is not just an agreement between the Reiki giver and the Reiki Receiver”

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Sensei Usui, points out that consent is not just an agreement between the Reiki giver and the Reiki Receiver, the reason for consent is that the one who is receiving Reiki is accepting that it is okay to let go and be healed from source, Humans have just allowed their own self importance to interpret that consent as being the agreement between two people, when it really is only the one person.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my entry for the Reiki blog hop; I welcome your comments, feedback on a post is appreciated by writers like as myself as it encourages to reply, write more and be more engaging and creative.

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Reiki Blog Hop: My First Reiki Experience 10

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Reiki Blog Hop: My First Reiki Experience

 

Introduction
Welcome to the blog, I thought I would kick it off by explaining about how I started in Reiki, it’s part of a joint project known as the Reiki Blog Hop. If you aren’t familiar with this idea then let me quickly explain, a blog hop or a bloggers circle is where a group of like-minded bloggers join up and link in a random/shuffled fashion to other blogs on the same interest. The theme/topic is decided and then we all write something on it and then share the link/permalink and you the reader can learn or read a different perspective on the chosen theme.

 

Regardless of how you have come to this blog, I am glad that you are here. My name is Jay and well as you’ll read in the follow entry my continuing journey with Reiki is… well its not exactly that simple as I have more that just the one first when it comes to my experience, so let’s start at the very beginning which is eight years ago…

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Summer 2008 (8 years Ago)…

 

The journey actually began as a throw away line in a conversation with a friend, along side my Reiki work, I am also a platform/trance medium (and healer as it turns out); through providence and circumstances I became part of a group along with three others that met at my dear friends house every fortnight in down at the border of Scotland, my other dear friend was at that time our mentor/teacher and she spoke of a hands on healing system called Reiki, and although she explained how it was a hands on healing system and that it was very interesting and came from Japan/Asia we never really spoke of it again until something like four years later.

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December 2012 (4 years later)…

 

A great deal changed in the fours years between the summer of 2008 and the winter of 2012, one of the most significant and perhaps life changing events was the passing of my father; it completely changed the way in which I actually looked at the world. I could see so much uncaring and lack of actual consideration or even manners; no one actually cared who you were or what you had to say unless you were of some benefit to them. Now I realise that you are perhaps wondering where this is going and what this has to do with Reiki, well it has EVERYTHING to do with it. There were until this moment only two pivotal moments that changed my direction in life and this one became the third.

 

It was actually around about this time of the evening (23:21 GMT) around the middle of December 2012, I wasn’t doing that much on the PC and suddenly the conversation from four years ago came into my head. I sensed that it was important and it wasn’t from within my own head but a prompt from on high, and also from a very specific person as well, yes! that is right, Dad. So I began hunting and trawling through sites, learning all that I could, which in this internet age meant very little, however I kept on falling back to a friend of mines site; a small advert for a Reiki healer kept attracting my attention and so I noted down the number and left it at that.

 

It wasn’t really until the January of 2013 that I investigated the whole thing further and went to visit the Reiki healer. It turns out that we had the mutual friend in common and after a bit of conversation, I was asked to relax and get settled on the bed. Now at this point I really had no clue about Reiki, what it was or what to expect from it other than it was a hands on healing. Something I had some knowledge of because of my spirit work and from experiencing it both good and bad through the churches.

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2013: My First Reiki Experience…

 

At first I really hadn’t a clue what to expect, but it wasn’t long before the world shifted from awareness of the exterior worlds to the interior and then a whole different world altogether. I witness constellations, gaseous swirls and then light before reaching the place that I have come to know as Nirvana (no not the indie-rock group), Buddhists will tell me that it is not possible for someone like me to attain this place without going through many years of their practices and so on… At one time I may have questioned but now; I know it to be Nirvana. However I digress (what again I hear you sigh), within this space between spaces and within the minutiae of the moments I was at complete peace and thats when Dad visited me.

 

We spoke about his passing, and we spoke about how I was feeling but also we spoke about why I was sent here to this place. In nutshell answer I got was that this was meant, this was where I was meant to be and that I hadn’t to take any of the feelings that I had come with back into the world with me, I didn’t need them any more. Dad and I also discussed the moment of his passing, where I walked with him to the threshold between this life and the next. I knew it was real as real as the moment I was having with him in this Reiki session, just as it feels real recounting it as part of this blog post.

 

Dad explained that all of it was real and yes I had walked him to the threshold between this life and the higher side of life. I said that I felt different, changed in many ways but I still felt purposeless and lost, Dad as always just smiled as if he knew that something else was coming but it wasn’t his place to tell me or something equally enigmatic. However true enough as the session came to an end, something did happen. The Reiki healer (Karen Harrigan) invited me to take the Reiki Level I course that she was running the next month.

 

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As if 2013 wasn’t a wyrd enough year, the following year 2014 was just as wyrd; so let me catch you up with the cliff notes of 2013’s wyrd. I did my Reiki Level II within a month and half of completing the Level I, which is not unheard of but it was surprising none the less as I cleared a great deal of baggage in that time and then bam! Reiki Level II not only raised my vibration but it set me on course for a rather heady awakening. I sat my Reiki Level III: Master/Teachers at the very end of the year, something was yanking at me to do it and so I listened and followed but then I realised that something was awry when it took me until the December to receive the attunement.

 

In the April of 2014, I decided to redo the Master/Teacher this time with Karen but not for the reasons you’d think. I was very happy with what I had learnt through doing it via distant learning and the attunement was really special and unique to not only me but my circumstances as well, it really opened my eyes; no the reason I wanted to go back to Karen was there needed to be a completion/end of cycle/back to the start type of ending plus as it turns out I was being the messenger/teacher again.

 

This happens from time to time, upstairs sends to someone for us both to learn a lesson, for me it was to have faith in my abilities and trust in the ways of spirit and for Karen, well I suppose it was to think outside the box as well as to learn what it is like to work with someone that has a learning disability. On the day of the attunement practical I basically broke down, I had been so confident that I was going to nail it, I had the symbols completely memorised, the sequence rote learn along with the words that I needed for the intention and then suddenly it wasn’t there, not forgotten, not unprepared just gone, which can be quite natural for a dyslexic in exam or high stress situations, now you wouldn’t think that a reiki training day would be anything of the sort but it was for me.

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September 2014: My First Angelic Experience

 

There is a saying, maybe you’ve heard it or a variant; ‘Everything Happens for A Reason’ I had been placed on a path that opened my awareness to Angels, sadly the start of this path was fraught with more than one or two pot-holes along the way and despite everything I have reached a place where I have been able to make my peace with it. By this point I had doing Reiki healings and also some teaching of Usui reiki Level I&II, when I was able to do the Angelic Reiki 1&2 Practitioners. It didn’t require me to know very much about Angels or even Reiki as the system was very different to what I had done before.

 

I have said a few times since then in reflection I didn’t know what to make of it and I didn’t know where it was going to take me; I only knew that I was supposed to be there on that day. It took me a year to work out that I was meant to be on that course and that it would take me a year before I would really understand why I had been there on that day and why I would end up going back and going further with it.

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2015: The Last of the First Experiences

 

In 2015 after so much change and proof of connection to the Angelic kingdom, I knew that it was time to return, I had a suspicion as to why I needed to do it, during the remaining months of 2014, I completed Kundalini, Karuna and Shamballa MDH Reiki forms; it seemed important to have an understanding of these before I came back to Angelic Reiki because when I returned to refresh myself with the Practitioners Level (Angelic Reiki 1&2), I was fully awakened to not only the echoes of the lives I have had before but to my soul and the connection I have not only to the Akashic Records but also to the Angelic Kingdom as well.

 

As I worked platform, did my healings and teachings I felt more and more the pull to follow the course that Angelic Reiki had awoken me to and so another first experience for me was to do the Angelic Reiki 3&4: Master Level, this completely awakened me to the fact I am not like everyone else, yes! I am human, and yes I am just as fallible as the next person but there is more to it on the soul level and on the healers level as well. Once I have spoken to the client and made them comfortable, the healing work is done from a much higher source. It is Reiki, but its not only Sensei Usui, it is the Angelic, Shiva, it is Compassionate Action, it is Love and it is also working with someone at their deepest level to remove and replace anything that has blocked them.

 

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Thank You…

 

If you are new to Reiki, then just know that not everyone has these kinds of experiences; Reiki is sentient energy that works with you for you and through you to help you become the best person you can be, it is an experience that comes from love and no matter if you experience Usui, Angelic or any other form of Reiki, it is all from the same source, and the same place which is Love.

 

It is my hope that you have enjoyed reading this entry for the Blog hop, and it is also my hope that you may have learnt or at least gained some kind of insight into the journey and experience of reiki that I have personally had. If you should feel drawn to learn more about any of the Reiki forms that I have written about in this entry then do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

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