Article by Darshan.S
Everything in nature has a rhythm. The sun and the moon were regarded among ancient people as representative of the duality of the masculine and feminine. They used these forces to create a rhythm and cycle for spiritual life.
Timing is an important element in the practice of Reiki, psychic awareness or any other form of spiritual practice. So are some times better than others? There are many factors that influence psychic powers and spiritual connection.
The three most important ones are:
1. The different energy of the day and of the night
2. The times when day and night meet
3. The phases of the moon
During the day the energy of the sun is predominant. It is strong, active and expanding. Sunshine draws you out and empowers energy; it makes you want to explore and try new things; it gives you courage, and helps communication, business and commerce. It is the Yang (male) energy of Chinese philosophy. Day time furthers psychic powers that involve relating to others, expanding in the world, and gaining strength and power. Work and money are dealt with best during the day, as are matters of travel and the blossoming stages of a love affair.
During the night the moon is the queen. Her energy is cool and soft, receptive, introspective and mysterious. Night time furthers meditation and silence, and creative inspiration in pursuits such as poetry and art. It is the Yin (female) energy of Chinese philosophy. Rituals aimed at discovering some hidden truth within us should be conducted at night, as should absent healing, astral travel and any psychic communication with another who is far away. Divination is usually performed during these hours and supernatural experiences are at their most potent. Fertility and creativity are for the night, while prosperity and focus are day-time magic.
Sunrise and Sunset
When night and day meet, at sunrise and sunset, is when miracles can happen. These times should be treasured for making rituals and ceremonies, powerful meditations with the chakras and healing energy.
All kinds of rituals can benefit greatly by being performed during sunrise. It is an especially appropriate time for meditations, incantations and asking for specific blessings for new beginnings.
Eg: finding a new love, a new job or even a new direction in life.
Sunrise is better celebrated outside or in some way connected with nature. Remember to face east, for the east sees the rising of the sun.
Sunset is an equally magical time. It is very common to feel a sudden and poignant sadness or disturbance in your energy/emotions as the light fades into darkness and the day is gone. If you are in a receptive mood, every sunset can be like a small death the moment to render your accounts and become aware of how you have spent your energies. With the advent of electricity sunset has lost most of its impact. It is overshadowed by the glare of artificial lights, the sun sets totally unobserved by the majority of people unless you make a point of watching it.
Yet sunset is an important time, one of the best moments to feel inside and get to know yourself a little deeper. During times of confusion and stress it is a fruitful moment to contemplate or meditate on your problems; a time when you can view them from a different perspective. The power of the last rays of the sun will give you the energy to connect with the truth about whatever you are seeking answers to.
Midday and Midnight
When the sun is at its highest in the sky, this is the time to use its power in full. Use it for vigor, strength and health, and to give an extra burst of energy to any kind of psychic connection. The darkest hour, midnight, is for banishing magic or rituals. If there is anything your want to get rid of “an attitude, a habit, an idea, something that you wish to be gone from your life“ midnight is the time to do it.
Darshan is a Reiki healer & teacher, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Professional Dowser. He owns a Metaphysical Store called “Crystal Alchemy” through which he helps spread awareness about Crystals and other Healing Modalities. You can reach Darshan at www.facebook.com/Crystal.Alchemy.Store, www.facebook.com/TheHealingOcean.