Article by Isabella Dove, Reiki Master
What brings us to Reiki may be just a seed to what actually is going to unfold in our lives. Yet hardly anyone would put that intention forward when receiving a first treatment. Whoever gets up in the morning and decides to make a radical shift in their life followed by a Reiki treatment with that intention in the heart? What is more usual is to reach out for a Reiki treatment or a Reiki course simply for the idea or intention of harmonising the body and mind connection or to learn something good of ourselves and others. Rarely is it for a radical life shift of its own. On the other hand it is also quite easier to draw a strategic plan for a new business or something like that than for a healing journey. Our mind is tricky and does not like to work out unexpected results at least in healing matters, but when a strategic plan is established for a business the same exact mind can be quite detailed in measuring the pros, the cons, the weaknesses and strengths, the opportunities and the possibilities as well as financial returns. Quite interestingly indeed when comparing a business strategic plan to a healing journey even the vocabulary changes: journey Vs plan. Now what are the differences or similarities in both life events? It may be that both instances call different systems in our minds, with one calling on the rights hemisphere of the brain to act as an intuitive guide and the other plan calling the rational-left-sided part to act. Possibly! Research on the brain and neuroplasticity studies often present the capacity of harmonizing left and right functions of the brain as an enhancer for balanced decisions, coherent heart and harmonious life as a way to bring together the rationale with the intuitive side of ojr brain hence making more focused and heart-centered plans. A good balance of right and left side of the brain functions often work in conjunction with an appreciative heart and create sustained balance in our lives.
Let’s see this from a Reiki perspective and see what can be uncovered and explored. Hardly anyone would argue that healing does not occur instantly and that the most useful ingredients for healing are mindfulness, intention, acceptance, and balance. These dispositions translate into connection with inner self which in turns brings greater awareness on needs, emotions and self confidence. What is interesting in these threads of connections is the fact that often these may remain lip service or better mind-service to the ego-self. In other words we create good intentions for ourselves which rarely translate into action. Within Reiki there is a pure consciousness of energy resonance that is at play. It is hardly known from the beginning of a healing journey which result will manifest. While the rational and logical mind will ponder about the “what to do” the intuitive mind will search for answers on the “how to do it”. This is mostly a hyper-contemporary way of living: being in the doing, rather than being simply in the “being-ness”. The human bio-energy system has its own intelligence and it seems that by operating exclusively from the left-side, from a logical perspective we have neglected the journeying of the inner self, relegating the pondering of the mind to a world of phantasmagorical dimensions aka as illusions. The intelligence of the bio-energy is a system of its own, it knows its requirements and even has its alert signals, it accumulates energy, and information distills them and eliminates what is not useful. The rational mind seems to want to operate on its own as well the kind of ‘I know’ statement that says it all about crushing down the intuitive mind. Actually the moment we stop considering life as a separate matter from our intentions, wishes, desires, and even strengths and weakness, everything falls into place and a strategic plan becomes a healing journey as well as a healing journey unfolds our inner strategic bio-energy system focused on survival. Reiki is a harmonizing healing journey, it will test emotions and needs as well as the mind and the need to control and will unfold as appropriately as it can the highest best outcome. From this seed of healing comes to life greater awareness, greater connection between intentions and manifestations, hence greater harmony and balance. So what is happening with the strategic plan? We found that the best way to live both a strategy and healing journey is to let go, to trust the inner-self and mostly to explore each and every one of our inner walls and shatter down limiting beliefs that can hold us back. Opening ourselves to unlimited pure energy consciousness to unfold its magic into our lives. Yes it is possible to tap into the unlimited universal abundance and draw a magnificent plan for our lives. For that to happen we also need to have a conversation with our Soul, check it out, honestly and authentically listen well to the seeds of creativity that lay within that conversation. Once reconnected with our Soul, it is possible to unfold a plan for our lives that is both strategic and healing, living then in a realm of connection between healing, wishes, capacities, intentions, and having a good influence and positive footprint on this aging planet which is longing for greater respire. Living life as whole as soul is a plan and is a healing journey which eventually will bring some much light into our lives we won’t have time to complain rather only to unfold even greater connection with our healing journey. Everything is healing, we are here to heal ourselves and in healing ourselves, so we heal others! The butterfly effect is important in healing and in connection of consciousness. It brings one little effect to ripple down and touch others with lightness and humbleness. Thich Nhat Hanh, the great Vietnamese Zen Monk suggests that each step taken on this earth be done so in humbleness and in kindness. In our view this becomes possible when living in a harmonious way between our heart and our mind vibrations, in appreciation to the gifts given by each side of our brain’s hemispheres, and with the guidance of or mind’s eye, the great guide and connector to our Soul conversation. Then the ripples of humbleness with transform into integrity and our lives shines with authenticity. Reiki is a great gift in our lives. It is soft, gentle and of great wisdom, it will show us exactly what needs to come next for us to complete our healing journey. Add some karmic bonus at your life’s credits by simply living with integrity and extend the loving-kindness of healing into all your undertakings!
Isabella Dove founded Healing Mudras a small studio acting as a hub for holistic artists and healing arts in Vientiane, Lao PDR. She practices Reiki since 1999, lived in 15 countries over 4 continents and brought Reiki as an ally to experiences several realities. After becoming a Usui Reiki Master Teacher in 2008 she travelled to Hawai’i and studied directly with William Rand, Founder & Director of the International Center for Reiki Training (US) and trained as Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher in 2010. This was a breakthrough and a further leap in the practice as Karuna® Reiki brings a firmer alignment and synchronicity with grounding bodhisattva energies. Isabella is a Certified Personal Integral Coach and teaches Reiki, Yin Yoga and DancEnergetics. Visit Healing Mudras at http://thehealingmudras.blogspot.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/healingmudras