Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master
At times, it feels like being on the healing path is a feat.
1. There are periods of learning and absorption.
2. There are periods of smooth flow.
3. There are periods of testing.
4. There are periods of integration.
From a human perspective, the initial period of learning and absorption seems like the rosiest period of all. This period is when we are introduced to higher ideas and perspectives that resonate with the core of our being and we suddenly find ourselves growing in leaps and bounds. We feel more deeply connected to our essence and to all of existence. We do not feel limited or powerless and gain a new sense of trust in life. We are able to let go of things more easily and learn the art of going with the flow. This is how many channels feel in the initial days of being attuned to Reiki.
This is a great place to start indeed. However, it is important to know that there will be many periods along the way that don’t seem as rosy as our minds may expect them to. These are the periods of testing and integration.
A spiritual test happens when we are forced to come face to face with a pattern/situation that we may have been trying to avoid for years or even lifetimes. Such a phase is also commonly referred to as a healing crisis. It can be a very intense phase.
For the last several weeks, I have been interacting with clients who seem to be in such a phase. Incidentally, even I have been in the midst of a healing crisis. But that is no surprise as all of us are connected and healing often occurs simultaneously in the collective consciousness. In fact, I am thoroughly enjoying offering healing to others at this stage, because as I offer it to them, I find myself becoming more compassionate towards them and also towards my own self. I see that we are all in the same boat, trying to emerge from the darkness and rediscover the light. So, it makes perfect sense that we support each other.
Archangel Michael has been one of my primary spiritual guides and I do a lot of work with him. During one of my interactions with him, I received an initiation, much like a Reiki attunement. The energy that I received felt warm and powerful. I felt blessed and joyous and immense gratitude for what I had just received. I knew something very profound had happened, though I had little theoretical understanding of it.
Every day I meditated and tried to learn more about what had been offered to me. It was like sitting in a class with Archangel Michael as the teacher. I was keen to learn more and more about it so I could go ahead and teach it to others in the future. I was very excited and this period felt blissful indeed!
I was consciously working with the energy of the initiation for over a month, when I landed in the midst of a healing crisis. This was the period of the testing! When I least expected it, I found myself in a situation that mimicked a deep unconscious fear pattern that lay buried in my energy field. Suddenly, a part of me felt a loss of control and hopelessness. Before I knew it, I was consumed by fear and found myself living in a perpetual state of fear and anxiety. I knew I had created this situation because I had to learn some invaluable lessons from it. If there is one thing I have learnt from past experience, it is that there is no point avoiding a healing crisis. It is best to face the challenge head on and flow with it, because if we avoid it, it is sure to catch up with us at some point in the future.
Like I have mentioned in many of my previous articles, working with Archangel Michael is tough. Michael makes sure we are committed and encourages us to drop all traces of fear. And for this, we will be presented with varied situations and opportunities that give the fear energy buried in us scope to emerge. How we handle the situation is what the test is all about. Do we succumb to the effects of fear and keep repeating the pattern? Or do we choose a higher route this time around?
In the physical form that we are, dropping fear is not always easy. Feelings of fear and insecurity are rampant on Earth. Feelings of being unsafe are common. It is part of the collective human psyche. So, it is part of almost everyone, in varying degrees of course. As healers and lightworkers, part of our mission is to release this fear from our own selves. As we work on releasing fear from our own selves, it will also impact the collective in a positive way.
There are times when all of us long for that place of love and security, of wholeness and healing. I often hear clients mention that they just wish to return home and live as peaceful loving energy beings. Home here refers to that state of being in which we resonate only with love and light. Many of us on the healing path are likely to have lived such lifetimes on other stars and dimensions of energy, which is why we experience such a longing deep within us. I must confess that at times even I find myself longing for the wholeness and peace of that place in the stars that many of us feel is home. During one such moment, I received a nudge from Michael to remind me that we are all here to fulfil a specific mission. We are always connected to home. But while we are here, it is important to live our mission and do our share towards healing this beautiful planet which is our home in this moment.
For everyone who feels lost and powerless, whose heart longs for peace and healing, whose soul aches for more love and light, I hope this article reminds you of your divine mission. Your presence here is what will help create more love and light. And if things get hard, please do call on Archangel Michael. He is one of the best mentors for the soul. Allow him to teach you and support you. Working with him is hard as we are likely to be pushed past our comfort zone. But that’s how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly as well. It would not become a butterfly if it resisted the process of breaking out of the cocoon. So, let’s rise up to all kinds of challenges. Keep going! Keep shining!
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Haripriya is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at firstname.lastname@example.org and Angel Light on Facebook.