I’m becoming more aware all the time that energy exists all around me; a funny statement for a Reiki teacher to make. I say those words all the time to Reiki Level One students; everything is made of energy. Yet learning is like a onion; there are many layers before you get to the juicy core, sometimes you have to shed a few tears first!
My own vibration with Reiki is steady. Not earth shattering, not to me at least, just steady, grounded, solid and yet Light. I tend to forget how our vibrational frequency can be affected simply by a PLACE.
We landed in our housesit with high hopes for adventure, though tired from our journey. Joe has been off his usual vibrant self, as he caught a virus along the way, so the long journey found him in need of rest. I expected to embrace everything in the manner that I do, especially when traveling someplace new, like a child with newfound eyes. Yet instead I found myself tired, cranky, and even depressed and homesick. How is this possible? I’d only arrived in England a short time ago, and it didn’t fit ‘me’ as I know me now, as I know me infused with Reiki’s love. My internal Light had definitely dimmed and it was quite a shock really.
It took me a day or two and then I finally mentioned it to Joe (who I’m sure had already noticed) and he said, “The house feels sad.” He has a much better ability to recognize the energy of a place than I do, though obviously I am equally affected by it. “We need to fill it with Reiki.” Though I’d put the symbols into the house that first night when we lay in bed, I noticed that neither of us was doing our ‘routine’ Reiki in the mornings. We were just slugging through the day as it were. But once we spoke of it, we both began to fill the place with Reiki.
The house is very old and surely holds many memories of past souls and lives. Even though I didn’t have any huge revelations or sensations while giving Reiki to the house, the response within myself and the feeling in the house changed dramatically overnight. Joe and I both began to feel the shift.
I started to wake with a smile on my face and gratitude on my lips (which I most often do). I began the day with zest and plans and going a hundred miles an hour as Joe likes to describe it. I like to think that I plan to squeeze the day like a sponge until I get every good drop out of it.
Today I realized that each time I clean a countertop or vacuum the dog hair or wipe out the refrigerator,I can clean with Reiki, filling the space with cleanliness not only on a physical level but on a spiritual one. the house seems grateful, and as though she is loving us back.
When I came here to England, my plans were ‘Big’...like maybe Reiki wanted us to spread Reiki to others through classes or giving Reiki in clinics or who knows what. But this morning what Reiki taught me as I cleaned out the refrigerator in the house that asked for Reiki was this: Right now, in this moment in time, my way to serve Reiki is to share it with this house and the animals that live here and with my dear husband Joe. And nothing else is more important or ‘bigger’ than that. What is most important in every moment in time is taking care of the vibration around us, and watching it ripple outward to the Universe.
William Rand has a prayer that he invites students to use: “Guide me and heal me so that I may serve others.” This prayer helped me to see more clearly today. Feeling much gratitude to the Divine Spirit in all of us and in Reiki.
How does Reiki guide you today? Write me about it if you feel so inclined. Namaste friends.