Article by Phillip Hawkins
In silent prayer I seek guidance; in silent meditation, I listen for the answers that would take me to a place of knowledge and understanding where the past, present, and future are one. Here translucent lines of time merge as the past present and future disappear before my eyes and time stand still. Images fade only to return like distant echo’s to be swept beyond my grasp as I try to hold on to precious memories worn and warmed by the passing of time.
Sights and sounds play across a sea of emotion that ebb and flow with each new vision sounds long past evoke a life long forgotten when age had not taken its time from me. Voices that once brought comfort are no more than whispers in a breeze carried away like opportunities lost, once again I’m alone with only my thoughts for comfort.
Like a child looking at its own reflection, I stare in wonderment; but the face l see before me is not my own, I see shadows of what was, what is and all that shall be. With a gentleness born of innocence, I reach out only to see the images dissolve and trickle through my fingers like grains of sand.
All that was is no more; all that is, is but a memory of what is yet to come and that which I thought would stand as testament will eventually be lost to memory as life moves on and covers them with the dust of new experiences. That which is built by the hands of man must one day succumb to the hands of time.
Stillness descends as silently as night falls and peace prevails; before me I am shown the legacy of love bequeathed as a consequence of my actions, love, and kindness like ripples spreading beyond my own horizon to gently rest on far distant shores.
Infinity lies beyond the limits of my understanding; yet my capacity to love and be loved allows me to transcend time and guide the faltering footsteps of those yet to be born. The seeds of good deeds sown in the knowledge and understanding that they will one day bear fruit as a testament to my passing.
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A Reiki practitioner since 1999, Phillip started teaching Reiki in 2000 and using those skills and abilities he has spent the majority of the last seventeen years working with a wide range of social and educational needs including Autism and ADHD. Working with addicts dependent on alcohol and drugs, people whose lives were extremely violent and abusive, and others who had to deal with severe mental health issues. This has enabled him to work extensively in the private sector, schools, colleges, education and care in the community, the prison service and psychiatric units.
In 2016, Phillip decided to semi-retire from full-time employment to concentrate on developing his career as a published author and the setting up of his Reiki personal development programme at the Chilton Community College.