This story began more than four decades ago. My earliest memory goes back to my days in the crib where I envisioned a hard faced man standing over me whilst holding an ancient jagged knife. I was born an empath with the ability to both see and feel energies. Unaware of my abilities, my family were not in a position to guide nor offer me any form of guidance or protection. Over the years to come, I was to confront both good and bad energies. Whilst some energies offered protection and guidance, a significant number of other energies became needy and intimidating.
The experiences continued throughout much of my childhood until some time during my teen years where by chance, a family friend found out about the visions which often disturbed my sleep. This friend explained that the simple cross could be of some use to me as it was introduced by the ancient civilisations thousands of years ago as a powerful symbol of protection. I was encouraged to enact the cross on my pillow each night to help contain the nightmares and energies. Amazingly, both the nightmares and visions seized almost immediately upon introducing this practise. It wasn’t until some years later, when with some help and guidance, I discovered my spirituality and with this returned the visions and feelings I experienced as a child.
Not so long ago, I began a major journey of self discovery. Curiously, before this time, the entire concept of possessing an inner self was completely foreign to me. This inner quest began after someone implied that I was living my entire life externally. Initially taken aback and somewhat confused by these words, I soon became obsessed with them. When the search first began, the image of my inner self appeared quite baron. In fact, when I first started to look within myself, all I could perceive was a desert. With time and work, a water well revealed itself within this desert. Later, some ruins. Then followed some walls, buildings, and so on. I began referring to this place as ‘my kingdom’ and even today, my kingdom continues to develop within me. Eventually, I stumbled across a course at a local school of philosophy titled, ‘Understanding your Inner Self’ in which I immediately enrolled. This course lead me on to other relevant courses within the same school and eventually taught me the skills required for meditation. This was a major turning point in my life.
Most recently, I discovered a foreign and disturbing energy residing within me. When questioned, this energy suggested that it had in fact already been present within me for many years. It is assumed to be since childhood and potentially linked to the estranged man with the knife previously seen as a baby. I have no evidence to support who or what this energy may be and to date, science has no way of proving anything. However, within myself, I conclude this energy to exist and believe it to have been influencing my thoughts and behaviours for much of my life. The feelings I held were enough to initiate learning and developing techniques for cleansing and building strength. I have also been learning new strategies enabling me to protect myself from any unwanted spirits and energies. This in turn helps me manage some of the more negative energies in my life. After a considerable amount of work and support, I have been able to let go of this one particular harmful and unwanted spirit. For what feels like the first time in my life, I feel an innate sense of freedom, confidence and strength. Now and forever more conscious of the idea that my body belongs only to me, and each step I take is my own.
I consider myself a spiritual being but not a religious one. Someone who finds honour and truth in many faiths but is unable to subscribe to any specifically. Over Easter, I decided to take my family on a short break not far from the town we live. This was a beautiful location visited for single day trips numerous times before but never for this extent of time. I was surrounded by an abundance of beautiful mountains and wildlife. Over the course of a few days, my family and I were presented with and array of beauty including some of the largest and most beautiful trees, majestic mountains, magnificent birds both on the water and in the skies, curious echidnas, and even what seemed to be a friendly snake. It was a time of great wonder and surprise. As an avid camper and outdoors man, I have experienced many trips in and around mountains but this was the first time I would see mountains seemingly light up in front of me the way these ones did. The mountains appeared to have a bright, magical, hazy, white glow about them. Each tree and animal seemed to stand out individually whilst at the same time everything also seemed to blend as one. A highlight was when I was surprised by a magnificent lyrebird scattering across my path waving his long, beautiful tail. Lyrebirds are generally an elusive creature blending in to their environment but it seemed this one wanted to be noticed. The entire experience was like something out of a dream.
I became quite relaxed in this environment and spent an important amount of time living in the moment and immersed in the beautiful energy my surroundings had to offer. I felt a true connection to the beauty that surrounded me and could literally feel myself developing a greater appreciation for everything. I knew at this moment I was right where I needed to be.
It was Easter Sunday morning. Whilst I was meditating by the lake, I received a surprising glance into my future. The moment was short but long enough to see that ahead of me lay a path of freedom, happiness and financial comfort. Most importantly, this path seemed to portray a life with soul and purpose. There was no specific message but I simply understood that for this moment, I was to accept who and where I was. There were no clear plans laid out for me either but I somehow knew that by holding faith, all the things I would need in the future would somehow fall into place for me.
I began to envision a clear connection between the three major energy points within my body. That is, a connection running between my three Dantiens. In this moment, I envisioned myself as a tree embraced in an energy field shaped like an egg. Possessing a trunk that was almost straight and solid, my roots were planted deep in the ground and my branches were reaching high in the sky. Standing beside this tree on one side was a lion which I have always perceived as strength, and on the other side was an image of the Egyption God Thoth. Later to be identified as arbitrator of Godly disputes, heavily associated with the arts of magic and the judgement of the dead. In this moment, I felt an enormous wealth of inner strength and power.
Following this experience, I have been able to recognise within me an energy that is pure, perfect and complete. An energy which is extremely loving, compassionate, strong and powerful. Upon leaving the mountains, I had to stop the car for a moment. In this moment, I literally held an image of the true version of myself exploding through the external shell in which I was residing. I know refer to this moment as ‘my resurrection’.
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Counsellor: “A little boy comes to you crying and upset, what do you do?”
Samuel: “I have no idea”.
Counsellor: “ What do you think you may be able to say to the boy to help him feel better?”
Samuel: “I truly have no idea. Everything coming to mind would merely be a distraction. I truly do not know what I need to say to help this boy feel better”.
Samuel was a grown man feeling quite sad and disappointed in himself for struggling with what he considered should be a relatively easy question for any adult to answer. Even after several days and much consideration, Samuel still had little idea of what to actually say to the little boy. This continued to frustrate Samuel for some time.
Meanwhile, Samuel came across a discussion about the Hara and immediately developed an interest. Our Hara is the lower Dantien, sometimes referred to as our second brain and recognised as the source of our gut instincts. It is the point where our deepest thoughts and feelings merge. Where truth and eternal knowledge can be found. The Hara had become quite a significant discovery for Samuel and he simply had to know more about it. One peaceful night, Samuel began meditating using a technique he had learnt to assist in cultivating his Hara. On this night, he went to bed feeling quite relaxed and comfortable.
During the early hours of the following morning, Samuel experienced quite an amazing and vivid dream. He was sitting on the toilet trying to do his business when out of nowhere, a friend walks in like nothing was happening. Samuel reminded his friend of where he was and demanded some privacy but she flat out refused to leave and continued cleaning around him. Then other people known to Samuel starting walking in to the bathroom clearly intent on making him annoyed. Samuel continued sitting on the toilet getting increasingly agitated. He expressed his frustration to everyone but continued to get ignored. After picking himself up off the toilet, he stomped on out of the bathroom. Samuel went outside to find his car and proceeded to leave after deciding he was better off driving out far away to the bush somewhere to be alone. But his family and friends continued to annoy him making it increasingly difficult to leave. They kept blocking each of the exits either with their cars or by physically standing in his way as if to deliberately annoy him. For Samuel, this seemed to go on forever. Then out of nowhere appeared this exceptionally long and magnificent Cadillac style convertible. It was white and green with white leather seats and it must have been at least 20 metres long. Samuel was initially mesmerised by the car. It had taken him a moment to realise this car was simply another distraction blocking all exits. His attention then turned back to finding a way out but everyone continued to agitate him and block his way.
This is when Samuel woke from his dream. Still quite frustrated at everyone in his dream as well as his partner who was laying innocently beside him in their bed, Samuel stormed out of bed and rushed to the adjoining ensuite. Samuel was brushing his teeth when it suddenly dawned on him that this dream was actually about him. Samuel came to realise that he must have been the little boy the counsellor was initially asking to help. Suddenly he began weeping uncontrollably making every effort to be as quiet as possible so he wouldn’t bring any attention to himself. The whole time, Samuel kept telling himself he either needed to take off for the bush or find help. The weeping felt like it was never going to stop. Samuel’s preference was to go bush but he knew running away from his work commitments that day was not going to be easy. Nor did he want to burden others with a problem he couldn’t even understand himself.
Feeling lost about what to do or where to go, the uncontrollable weeping continued. But as moments passed, Samuel began having flashbacks of his childhood. Suddenly he started to remember how he often used to run and hide when he felt he was been picked on or agitated by others. This is what he was doing in his dream. Sometimes Samuel would hide inside the house either in a cupboard or under a bed but more often, Samuel would run outside far from the house to hide in whatever shrubbery he could find. This was a regular occurrence throughout his childhood. Especially at family gatherings. Samuel would often enjoy listening to his family or friends looking for him as a form of payback. Samuel was still in the bathroom crying uncontrollably at this point and this continued for some time. It still felt like the crying was never going to end. Samuel continued telling himself that he either needed to go bush or seek help. Eventually Samuel was able to bring himself together long enough to leave the bathroom. Hoping nobody in his family would notice, he cleaned himself up and proceeded to slip through the house and leave without gaining any sort of attention.
It took much of that day for Samuel to recover. But eventually, he found some words of encouragement to help him get through it. Samuel came to realise the important thing was that he didn’t run to the bush nor did he have to run to others to fix his problem. Samuel came to realise that everything he needed was already within him.
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The Five Principles:
“Just for today, do not worry”
“Just for today, do not anger”
“Earn your living honestly”
“Honour your parents, teachers and elders”
“Show gratitude to every living thing”
Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy. ‘Rei ‘means universal or mysterious power. ‘Ki’ is described as the vital life force energy. Quite simply, performing Reiki can be as simple as holding a baby to comfort it from crying. On the other end of the scale, spiritualists can use Reiki as a more powerful form of healing. We all have the power to perform Reiki and with a greater knowledge and understanding, we can enhance its power. My simplest explanation of Reiki is this...’Reiki involves channelling clean, pure energy through your body and using this energy to fine tune the chakras like you were tuning a piano’.
When someone is treated with Reiki, they are brought back into a state of unity with the harmony of the universe. This harmony, which is able to reach them in the smallest of cells, makes them whole and healthy again, thus encouraging the natural ability of the patient to heal them self. Reiki can be done on yourself, other people, even animals and plants.
The founder of Reiki as natural healing is Dr Mikao Usui. At the turn of the century, late 1800’s, Dr Usui was the president of a small Christian University in Kyoto, Japan, Doshisha University. He was also a Christian Minister.
An interchange with a student at the beginning of a Sunday service changed the focus of Dr Usui’s life. As Dr Usui was beginning one of the last Sunday services of the school year, a senior student about to graduate raised his hand and asked a question:
“Dr Usui, do you accept the contents of the Bible literally?”
Dr Usui answered that indeed he did. The student went on:
“In the Bible it says that Jesus cured the sick, that he healed, and that he walked on water. You accept this as written, have you ever seen this happen?”
Dr Usui agreed that he believed and answered that no, he had never seen a healing or walking on water.
The student went on to say:
“For you, Dr Usui, that kind of blind faith is enough, for you have lived your life and are secure. For us who are just beginning our adult lives and who have many question and concerns, it is not enough. We need to see with our own eyes.”
A seed had been sown. The next day, Dr Usui had resigned his position as president of Doshisha University and went to the University Of Chicago, USA, where he gained a doctorate degree in Scripture to help him uncover the secret of how Jesus and his disciples healed the sick.
Still, he had not found what he sought.
Realising that in Buddhism tradition, it is held that the Buddha also had the power to heal, he returned to Japan to see what he could learn. After some time studying the Buddhism Scriptures, he still had no success.
Then he went on to learn Sanskrit, the ancient language which would help him read the original untranslated Buddhism writings.
Finally, Dr Usui found what he was looking for. In the teachings written by an unknown disciple, Dr Usui found the formula, the symbols, and the description of how Buddha healed.
And so at the end of a seven year search, Dr Usui uncovered the knowledge, but realised he still had yet to uncover the power to heal. He decided he needed to go to a mountain and meditate, to seek the power to heal.
Realising the dangers, Dr Usui climbed one of the sacred mountains of Japan where he was to meditate for twenty-one days. On the first day, he placed twenty-one small stones in front of him and as each day passed, he would throw one of these small stones away. And the days went on.
On the twenty first day, Dr Usui became aware of a beam of light from the heavens which came shooting towards him. Although afraid, he did not move when struck by the light and was knocked over. Then in rapid succession, he saw before him lime bubbles of light holding the symbols discovered in his study, the key to the healings of Buddha and Jesus. The symbols burned themselves into Dr Usui’s memory.
When the trance was over, Dr Usui no longer felt exhausted, stiff or hungry as he had moments before.
He got up and began to walk down the mountain. On his way, he stubbed his toe, tearing back the toenail. He jumped with pain and grabbed his toe with his hand. Within minutes, the pain left, the bleeding stopped and his toe was well on the way to healing.
Today, the Usui System of Natural healing is practised all over the world. By accepting Reiki, you become part of this history. With your willingness to share the gift, you support and quicken the unfolding of life. A person, who has been through the process of Reiki attunements, has experienced a very ancient process of fine tuning the physical and etheric bodies to a higher vibratory level. In addition, certain energy centres, known as chakras, are opened to enable the person to channel higher amounts of this Universal Life Energy.
We live hectic lives and often feel trapped by both the past and/or the future. To help bring ourselves back to the present moment, try this short breathing exercise. This exercise can and should be performed several times throughout the day. Take as little or as much time as you need. Anywhere from 10 seconds to several minutes or even hours. You can do this with your eyes opened or closed. At any time and any part of the day. Do it whilst while driving, shopping, working, in the toilet, etc.
Just in case...
If you have problems clearing your mind, start again using the following technique to start you off.
To begin, breath in as much air as you can hold comfortably. Hold for 4 seconds.
It really is important that you do the exercise as often as you can. If you learn to do this regularly, I promise it will change your whole perspective on life. Don’t consider this a meditation in which you have to find a relaxed place and the necessary time to do it. This can and should be done anywhere and anytime. Consider this to be an essential part of your day from this moment forward. Treat it as you’re reminder not to get caught up in the negatives which normally come from you thinking of either the past or the future. This is a reminder to bring yourself back to this present moment. Remember, there is no point worrying about what has happened and no point worrying about what could happen. The only thing you have to worry about is anything happening right now. If you have problems remembering to do this exercise regularly, set several reminders on your phone to get you in the habit.
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