Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bear Time

I have a love - hate relationship with winter. It is beautiful and awesome watching the changes that happen in nature. Everyone and everything gets tucked in for the winter to sleep and dream...
This time of year I love to go inward to do a little inventory on what was and is working well in my life and see if there are things that need to be let go of, things that don't serve me any more and do a little clean up.
Sleeping Bear Under Stars | Circle Clip ArtThe part that I love the most during this time is slowing down cooped up in the warm house in front of the fire with a cup of hot joy, dreaming just like a bear in hibernation or meditating in the dark of the early morning; did I mention chocolate - chocolate has a special appeal to me during these cold months. It is just awesome to listen to the call of nature and let my body completely rest, preserving the energy for the future. Slowing down...
The part that I don't like is the cold and the expectation to be at full speed just like during the summer... So don't take offense if it takes me a while to get back to you or if I am not thrilled about two parties in a row...
This time of year, I am more into the Burning Bowl  ceremony - a ceremony where we let go of things that don't serve us any more and bring in the things that we want in our lives; Reiki that works as well as the Burning Bowl ceremony; good food and family.
This Winter - slow down, take some deep breaths, look around, check in with yourself and take good care.
Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Reiki Flow

Recently, I started wondering if ReikiFlow is the right name for my blog... I went back and forth, weighing the pros and cons; considering a few different names but at the end of the day I came back to ReikiFlow.
In this process, I thought about Reiki and what it means to me; how it feels when it starts flowing through my body, mind and aura; how it feels when it passes through me and enters someone else...
I love to feel the flow, be part of it and feel the gifts that it brings to me and others. I like that its not stagnant; that it always moves and changes. I love when it flows and feels gentle like my child's warm hand in my hand or when it comes like a flood - strong and clearing everything in its path.
Being a Reiki Master just makes that flow stronger and deeper. My connection to it grows and deepens every day.
It reminds me of the choices that I made once I connected to its powerful flow. I listened to it and it improved me and the quality of my life. It reminds me of this:

"If the boulders are moved,
Even a river will change its flow. 
Life is the flow of energy. It is the air that we breathe, the force that moves the weather, the force of all minds combined.
It keeps the rivers flowing, our hearts beating, and the sky blue. This flow of energy moves constantly according to the fixed points that exist at any given moment. Therefore, by manipulating the cardinal points of our lives, we can change the flow. The freedom to choose and to change belongs to us."
~ 365 Tao Daily Meditations
by Deng Ming-Dao 

Reiki is the creator's life force energy. It comes and flows through us, changing us for the better; aligning us more with our higher self and purpose.
I work and live with and in that flow so ReikiFlow it will be.