Friday, July 22, 2011

Walking On Fire

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a Firewalk ceremony. The thought of it came and went out of my mind just like a breeze on a nice summer day. Then last week it got stuck in my head and I decided to check out the website and see what a Firewalk is all about.
To my pleasant surprise, I learned that the Firewalk ceremony consists of three different ceremonies.
The first ceremony is the Gratitude ceremony in which you express gratitude to God, Great Spirit, Universe, Life Force for all the gifts that it showers on you every day.  
The second ceremony is the Talisman ceremony in which you throw your talisman in the fire and send your prayers through the smoke up to the Universe.
The third one is the Firewalking ceremony in which you walk across hot coals. Hmm, well...I don't think so.
I found the first two ceremonies interesting and I was curious and willing to participate in them but when it came to the Firewalk I thought to myself no thank you, I will just watch....
Saturday came and I was ready for it, I mean I was ready for the Gratitude ceremony with my prayer ties and for the Talisman ceremony with the talisman that I made myself. Still, I felt really nervous....
I got to the land and pretty soon we started building the fire. We placed our gratitude offerings in it. The fire was beautiful, big and hot, powerful. We sat around it in quiet and peace.
The Talisman ceremony was empowering and liberating. I threw my talisman and with it my fears and dreams in the fire. Fears are supposed to leave me and the dreams are supposed to come easily in my life.
We feasted and chatted while we were waiting for the fire to burn down and leave us with some nice hot coals for walking. At that time, I was still determined that I would just watch them all cross but then Karen Hefner, the leader of the ceremony said that we should all come up to the fire and ask if it is time for us to walk. After a few people walked on the coals without hurting themselves I decided to step up and ask the fire if I should walk. I did but the answer I felt was no. I felt relieved. So I was standing there cheering for all of those who crossed when suddenly I felt this push to go and I did.
I put my first foot on the coals and was expecting heat but no, it was barley warm. I put my other foot on the coals, nothing, no burns, no heat... I crossed. My mind couldn't believe it. It just couldn't believe that something that was supposed to be so hot was not even warm.
It was amazing! I felt high...
I still couldn't believe that I did it!
When I got home and took of my shoes and socks there was the only visible evidence of my experience - my sooty black feet...
In the next few days, I still felt the power of the ceremony, especially the release of things that didn't serve me any more. It was intense but it was what I prayed for.
In my eyes, this experience justified one more time that there is so much more to life than our five senses and science....

Thursday, July 14, 2011


The more you cultivate,
The more you accomplish.
Why doubt?
When distance separates you from others,
They cannot overtake you.

       In the beginning of training, it may seem as if you are doing very little. You compare yourself to your teachers and to more accomplished people, and you may despair at ever reaching their levels. But if you are diligent, then it is inevitable that you will make something of yourself. Once you reach such a plateau, you will be able to relax a bit and contemplate where you are on your journey.
      One of the most refreshing things to realize is that you now have something that no one can take away from you. Spirituality is yours to keep, yours to touch. No one else can gain access to it, yet this precious accomplishment can sustain and guide you. It will give you increased health, and it will give you knowledge that you could not gain through normal means. Once you tap into this source, you have gained a foot-hold on the spiritual path.
      Uncertainty will not plague you. Who can argue with you? You have seen it yourself. So once you have reached this milestone on your journey, it is proper to rejoice a little, indulge in a little contentment. Then take up the journey once again.
365 Tao Daily Meditations
~ by Deng Ming-Dao

 On my journey as a Reiki practitioner,  I devote a lot of time to work with the energies, go deeper in experiencing the effects of Reiki and find ways to be more effective as a healer. Most of the time, I get lost in the work instead of stopping and enjoying the results of my growth. That's the reason why I love this book so much and this passage - it is such a great reminder to stop, reflect and enjoy the fruit of my work; and start my journey again when I am refuelled and strong enough for new endeavors.

Friday, July 8, 2011

If you talk with the animals they will talk with you
and you will know each other.
If you do not talk with them, you will not know them.
And what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears, one destroys.
~ Chief Dan George

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Trapped Emotions

Emotions shape our life. Sometimes we are up so high, sometimes we are down and sometimes our day is an emotional roller coaster.
Emotions are vibrations of energy. Our positive emotions like love, joy, happiness have high vibrations and the effect of those high vibrations are the reason why they feel so good. When we hold up this kind of energy we are healthy, our body and mind work like a well oiled machine. But when we feel stressed out, angry, fearful or anxious we bring down our vibrations to match the low frequency of these emotions. If these states last long enough we might see that our body will be more prone to illness or allergies can develop.
At times when we feel these negative emotions very strongly they can get trapped in our body too. They get trapped because in that point of time we are not able to process them and let go of them so they get lodged in a certain area of the body. It can happen anywhere but usually they get trapped where our immune system is weaker.
Usually, none of us are aware that we have trapped emotions. So we go on for years with it and that trapped emotion emanates its low vibrations in our body and eventually it will start causing health issues.
The good news is, Dr. Bradley Nelson developed a way of releasing those trapped emotions. He describes the whole process and how you can do it in his book The Emotion Code also you can check it out at He had great results with it.
I tried it and have to say that it works. After releasing one or more emotions at a time, I felt that in the next few days I was going through a period of adjustment. Also I felt like those released emotions didn't have as strong hold on me on the psychological level. I felt better on so many levels.
I encourage you to try it. You  can do it yourself or  if you are short on time you can always call me.
It's healthy, it's fun and you can learn more about yourself.