I just returned from a wonderful workshop taught by an ICRT licensed teacher named Tracy Houchins. Prior to this class, I had ‘known’ Tracy mostly as a FB friend in our world wide circle of friends. I’d also seen and spoken to her briefly a few times at the Reiki Retreats but never before had I said more than a few passing but heartfelt words to her.
Meeting Tracy was like meeting a soul sister I’d always known. It was that kind of connection that went beyond just synchronicity and into the ‘we’ve been here and done this before.” Interestingly enough, Tracy’s class spanned the gamut of connecting with past lives through our sessions and so it became another link to one another in a cosmic way.
It’s been a while since I’ve been in a Sister circle, about six months. I realized that what Tracy said to us in class was so completely true. She shared a story about her early connections with Reiki and how she ‘locked in’ to the feeling of being in a soul group, in a spiritual Oneness with others. She locked in and never looked back.
This is what we get when we sign on to the Reiki experience. We can also get it in any other number of ways in our lives, but my experience of this type of connection with Reiki flowing all around us and through us makes it the most beautiful and heartfelt experience, every single time. We are so very very Blessed.
What we get is an opportunity to step out of the ordinariness of daily life and into sacred space with each other. In that sacred space of the classroom or workshop or spiritual gathering, we share stories, intimate stories. We reveal sometimes with virtual strangers our innermost thoughts and weaknesses and fears. And we are carried on a soft feathery pillow of love and compassion and forgiveness.
But this is the whole point of it as I am discovering in this lifetime. We share with strangers because no one is really a stranger. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are part of one consciousness. We already know one another in the deepest way.
I spoke to Tracy about our housesitting adventures in the UK and elsewhere. I shared with her how people opened their homes to us, left their pets in our care, made us dinner, and became our friends. Friends we just hadn’t yet met in a physical sense. This type of trust is one that we share in our Reiki classes and workshops.
In fact, this class we took, called Metta Reiki, means loving kindness. Loving kindness is what flowed through us in spades.
Mind you, everyone who attended is a deeply spiritual person who intends to move this way all the time in their lives but when we come together we become greater individually as a whole. We are truly able to experience the Oneness of our Beings.
Tracy led us with love, honesty, humor and compassion at all times. I have rarely met a person in my life who bears witness to love in such an open and honest way. Tracy is honest with all of her feelings and she allowed us into her world for a little while. She graciously offered me a warm bed to sleep in that night, and I instantly felt a deep feeling of being at ‘home’ with her and her beautiful son Atlas.
I don’t know if people realize what we get by doing what we do. All of life should be this way. All of life should be about us seeing one another with the light of compassion in our lives, the light of forgiveness and the light of unconditional love. Practicing Metta in our daily lives brings us JOY. Joy to be with one another and joy to live this life that we have been given. This is what we get. We get to feel the connection between ourselves and others instead the separation that we usually create or that we think exists. We are all here together. Everything we do and think and say or try not say bounces and boomerangs out into the Universe and effects everyone else. Everything. WE are not alone. We are never alone. Metta Reiki reminded us of the love we always knew existed and that it resides in us.
I thank Tracy and my beautiful classmates and Henry and Joe for this experience:) I thank the Heavens and the Earth Mother and God and the Angels and all that is Divine both in Heaven and here on Earth for this most blessed life. With deep compassionate forgiving unconditional love. Rose