As we go through our day it is important to pay attention to what we are feeling in each moment. This awareness helps us be aware of where we are in relationship to our inner self, and it is in this relationship that the real work of life unfolds. When we are open and connected to our source and who we really are, good things can happen, life feels fuller and more meaningful, and we can experience being happy. But it is hard for many of us to stay in that good connected feeling because of all the ego attachments (fears and beliefs) we have built up through this lifetime and others. We hide or try to protect ourselves from those things from others and from within ourselves that we consider painful or dangerous. And this self imposed protective layer makes it hard to stay in that beautiful free energy that we have all experienced from time to time. This is our challenge then – to continually let go of our preconditioned self protective stance and to allow the openness and resourcefulness that is ever present and always available to flow in. And it will if we let it! When we give ourselves permission to soften to this life energy that is always knocking at our door we become more of our true selves and reap the benefits of all that is waiting to come in. It is hard to receive the gifts of the universe when you are closing yourself off to them! That is why this work of letting go of these blocks and fears is so important. It really is the doorway to peace, love, fulfillment, and success. This is the real work, and when we do it, all good things come to us.
When we do Reiki we are not really doing anything but actually intending and allowing the healing energy to move through us in service to ourself or others. Reiki is more about maintaining that state of being, and being with the energy, than getting a certain outcome. It is more focused on how you are being than what you are accomplishing. This is a great attitude for living life as well. When we focus on being with what is happening rather than just trying to achieve a certain outcome, things shift. Your consciousness shifts, your emotions shift, and the people around shift in response to how you are being. This is also related to that old phrase, ” the ends do not justify the means”. In other words, in order to get the healing results we desire, we must be in the healing energy. The more we can just be in that state, that state of allowing and acceptance, and simply be in the experience of what is happening, the more healing happens. The more we try to push or make something happen the less it does. This is a seeming paradox, but absolutely true. This requires us to let go and and not be attached to the outcome, and when we do we become freer and less attached to whatever we are doing, and in that detachment comes peace and calmness. We then can feel less frustrated, less angry and have more equanimity. It’s a good practice, well worth the effort and something I work on daily.
When we have trouble in our life, it is often difficult to remember that these are but the passing clouds of our experience. They are not forever. Even when the rain clouds are storming and you feel as if your house is going to be swept away, there is always hope and serenity possible, somewhere and somehow. That doesn’t mean things will always turn out exactly as you picture it. Even when destruction is eminent, as we learn to let go, our inner feelings can eventually return to that place of peace and serenity. Our true nature is like the small child, light and free, but it can be hard to connect to that part of our self when troubles arise. Hopefully we can take the time to step back and take the larger view. When we can see our life within the context of lifetimes or see our world within the context of our own eternal nature, things begin to fall into perspective. For in the end, perspective is everything. Once we are able to see and feel our true nature and then live of life from this feeling or perspective, we begin to live with a greater sense of peace in our life. This is what I am working on – staying connected to who and what I really am, and staying connected to that higher perspective which gives me the serenity that feels the way I want to feel. Most of us are caught in the survival struggle, the achievement struggle, or the struggle to be more than we are. And when we get caught up in this struggle we loose a sense of who we really are, what our true nature is, and what our potentials are. It is then we must return to that sense of knowing from within our heart that says, “I am a part of the all in all. I am a part of this great unfolding process,” (known as God, humanity, Spirit, or whatever other term you want to give it). It is here that I hear the soothing voices that say, ” It is all okay. You are fine it is fine. Let it be. “And it is in letting go to that part of ourselves that we can return to that true nature of lightness and the feelings that make life worth living.
The universe is an amazing place. It is a sea of living thought. All that exists is created with thought. Our existence is a thought of God, and yet we have been created with the power to think and thus create as God does. So how do things manifest for us? When we think something, it is created in thought. When we desire something it begins to take shape energetically and will continue to do so if not interfered with. When we put out what we want with a clear focused intent we find that all will unfold as we wish. But how often are we really that clear? Even when we think we know what we want, we will actually get all that we are thinking about which includes the many other levels and layers of our being at work. We can feel amazingly stuck because our expectations from our conscious mind do not match all the unconscious material that is at work in our life. There are so much energies and desires that are being generated out of our unconscious mind. This is where the real work is. This is where we can clean up so that what we wish is not surrounded by a bunch of “buts”, “shoulds”, “excepts”, “have tos”, and limitations. Even with all of that, our thoughts continue to try to manifest. When it does, it just comes in ways with all these conditions around it. It gets very complicated, but the universe will continue try to deliver it to us over and around the barriers we have put up. It is interesting to see that we don’t have to be perfect in our thinking, but the clearer we are, the easier the manifestation. I like to put out a desire then wait to see how it manifests. Will it manifest slowly or quickly? How will it show up? Sometimes it looks like nothing is happening, but it always is. And it is always amazing to watch how the magic of the universe brings things into manifestation with or without our conscious effort.
This month I have become aware more and more that what matters most is focusing on the field of energy that surrounds us. As we attune to this field of light and information we can relate more effectively with those around us and find answers and solutions to the difficulties, both physically and relationally that we are faced with. It is no small task to stay in tune with this field of energy, but when we learn to do it, things flow more smoothly and easily. Manifestation happens and all good things can come to pass. Unfortunately we were never taught to do this. We most of us were taught to ignore this information by our family, schools and culture, but it is available to us right now and is filled with important information for living. There is no wait. You have just to allow your awareness to move to that space and stay there. It is right in front of you. There’s no waiting because it is happening here and now. So what do you say? Is it time to shift your focus more into the field of energy that is all around while you live your life? I am happy to say that I am living that practice more and more each day.