It’s all perspective.
Falling in love last year after 11 years alone was an amazing experience. I didn’t know I had the capacity to love so much. My heart just kept on opening, and each time I was with him I couldn’t believe that I loved him even more.
Now my heart is broken, I literally have a physical pain in my chest. I find that so interesting. As I contemplated this sensation, I realized that my heart was open, I mean REALLY open. This is wonderful! Yes, I still grieve the loss of the relationship, however what I am grieving is the potential of what I thought it could be.
What I didn’t realize is that what actually happened is I learned to love again. I learned I can love more than I ever thought possible. So I allow the grief, in gratitude of the amazing love I experienced. I feel more connected to me, I feel more aligned with God, and I feel like a better person because of it.
There was a time in my life, when I got hurt, I closed off and it created havoc and disease in my life. It hurt so much I didn’t want to experience pain again. Now I don’t exactly welcome the hurt, but I see it so differently. I see it as the whole reason I am here in this human suit, to love as much as possible, all the time.
I am here to love. Period. I am the love I want to see in the world. I completely believe what the amazing John Lennon said: “All you need is love”. I will take it further to say, all we ARE is love….all we are is love!
Because of this devastating heartbreak, I am more open than I ever was, and I am actually excited for what the future holds. Now I know that the more I love, the more I can love!!
It’s always present
It’s unlimited, eternal & infinite
Love lies within
When we love ourselves with no rules or conditions- purely and openly, we will be able love all of life.
Life is LOVE
When we appreciate everything in our lives, we can love.
Appreciation opens up the gates of love.
When I see you in the light of appreciation, my heart opens and divine love expands.
Looking with the eyes of love we see the beauty we have come here to experience.
Appreciation is the experience of love and love is the experience of the essence of you.
Love IS the quintessential experience of life. When we are able to open up to let the love flow we are truly living.
As we see life with love we expand our view, we are able to see beyond the veil that has been blurring our view for so long.
Allow the love within to clear the fog, to shed the light in your vision of this magnificent life.
As you look into the world with love, you see with clarity what life was meant to be; fully experienced with all its diversity. As you see love all around, those around you will also experience love. As your ability to love grows so does the light in the world.
In Divine Love;
Over the years as I grow more and more into loving myself, I have noticed that the word ‘love’ is very watered down these days. At the same time it’s a great thing to hear so many people saying ‘I love you’ to each other, it’s amazing actually.
LOVE is a feeling, a concept, a gift, a gesture, all powerful, transformational, it’s divine~ LOVE is the force of all life. Remembering that one fact gives me a sense of peace.
If love is the driving force, then everything is as it should be right? I am love, you are love, the trees are love and so on. So why don’t we feel this love all the time?
Just because we don’t feel it doesn’t mean it’s not there it simply means we don’t feel it. Awareness is the key. When we tune into the universal flow of life we feel the driving force of love.
Being a teacher of Reiki for over a decade has taught me that love is ever present, all I have to do is tune in to it. We also must remember the fundamental fact that we are part of this driving force of the universe, so if we don’t feel love, we are the ones separating ourselves from the divine energy. We really do have the power to turn it on and off.
Loving one’s self is about awareness, this is how we feel the flow of this amazing life. Being aware is about being present; paying attention to this moment brings us to the divine flow of life/LOVE.
“Perpetual Consciousness is closer than the breath, closer than the heartbeat-it underlies and permeates everything, everywhere, at all times. “ By MSI from the book: First Thunder, An Adventure of Discovery
As I look at the connection of all things, I see the magical beauty in this universe. So often we hear the words, Oneness, unity, connectedness. But do we truly know what that implies? It actually means absolutely everything, everything…all things are ONE. This is one of those things that the mind/ego cannot comprehend. Through meditation however, through sitting in the heart, this kind of perspective feels natural and real.
So, if absolutely everything is connected it doesn’t mean that ‘well yes, I see how this and this is connected but that can’t be, it’s too horrible’. This is a concept that isn’t clarified totally by thought, it is felt through beingness and heart centred thought, meaning; allowing the heart to show us how it is. This is not in words, it is truly ineffable. But I am giving it a good shot here to explain even a little part of this truth I have come to experience. If ‘it’s too horrible’ to us then we are judging, we are resisting what is. It’s so interesting when looked at energetically; resisting the NOW is simply resisting period. In resistance our energy field is contracted and our ‘vision’ impaired. In the present moment our energy is expanded and all possibilities are in our view. In our expanded state we can see how interwoven every little thing is. So many of the people that come to me for sessions and classes express their excitement as they relay their awareness of all the synchronicities they have discovered in their life. That is just the beginning! The more aware we become the more we want to stay present because this sense of now feels like home and so blissful no matter what is happening. Yup, no matter what! Even in a tragic moment, presence brings us clarity and peace. Accepting what is, is empowering. We can still have emotion in the moment, but it’s a flow rather than a resistance. As a matter of fact the ‘tragic’ situation, isn’t tragic, it simply is what is.
I can understand how this perspective can feel too ‘out there’ but with mindfulness practices and meditation, the stillness shows us the essence of life that cannot be comprehended intellectually. It is only through embracing our true nature can we see beyond the human concepts and enjoy this life the way we are meant to.
From where I sit writing this blog, I see over 7 billion possible perspectives of the truth of our existence. Not one person or organized group can say what the truth is, because it is always flowing and growing. There is an infinite amount of perspectives of how things work.
By letting go of any one idea our energy expands, our consciousness grows and from there the trust develops, the trust in the fantastic mystery of life. Hey we all love a good mystery right? So let’s embrace this one, who knows what’s going on here, but it can be allot of fun being in it.
I’ve been watching myself closely these days. In this watching I’ve seen things that I really didn’t know about myself before. It’s more fascinating than television or movies. There is a thought…right there I can see it, then I can see that I can choose to make that thought mine or watch it go by as if it doesn’t belong here. The recognition that I have a choice in every moment is empowering. To actually look with our real eye, our inner eye, gives us the ability to see the true essence of this life.
It’s not complicated, it’s not hard, and it’s not painful or even chaos. It’s ease, its flow, its peace and it’s love. Remember the first line I wrote….from where I sit. Why wouldn’t I see it that way if I have a choice?
It truly is thrilling to see Reiki becoming so popular. When I first discovered it in 1991, I wondered; “Does everyone know about this? Well they should!!” It had a very powerful impact on me, my entire life changed after my level one class.
Now I have the amazing opportunity to share it with anyone who wishes to tune into this divine energy. I’ve learned so much over the years about energy and continue to do so, it never ceases to amaze me.
One of the wonderful aspects of Reiki that I like is that every practitioner you go to will do it slightly different, because Reiki is the energy we channel through us so our human filter will always be different, the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect modality that compliments any other holistic modality; it kind of gives a power boost to anything we choose to do.
Last year I was sort of on a sabbatical, I was taking time for me. From that year I learned that I need to do that all the time. So I have incorporated ‘time for me’ into my daily life. It’s become more of a priority than ever before. What I see happening while doing this is I feel healthier, I even feel I’m getting younger.
I was passionate about Reiki before, but now it’s even more of a burning desire within me to share this wonderfilled modality.
I’d like to share this quote by Wayne Dyer from his book; Wishes Fulfilled;
“ I have a burning desire, an inner flame that will not be extinguished by outside forces, to know and live from higher regions, to be transformed so that my new concept of myself will not longer include any limitations. I am willing to challenge and change any thoughts that impede my having a higher vision of myself.”
For me this quote reminds me that without this ‘burning desire’ we really can’t get too far on this spiritual path or personal development path, because it’s the intention that drives the energy, it’s the frequency we are already in, that manifests the energy in the material world.
Reiki is not something we just learn in a class, it is a lifelong learning that never ever ends, it becomes who we are. When we find that burning desire we can tap into this life force energy to create our world the way we want it. That doesn’t mean we always know what it is we want per say, it means that this burning desire will bring clarity, passion, compassion, gratitude and divine love into our lives. In other words we as a human being may think we know what we want, but the expanded version of us is connected to the universal mind and IT will show us what our soul desire is when we are open to it. Reiki helps us with that, it connects us to our higher calling.