Love

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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.

 

 

 

The Gift of NOW

“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

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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.

Reiki & a Burning Desire

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.

Is there a quick fix?

Where we are is where we are.

To look at it as a problem, makes it a problem.

Seeing it as it is, a moment in time will help move it through.

However, BEING with it, feeling it without believing it, will change it quicker.

Do we have to suffer? No! It’s always a choice.

Why would we choose suffering?

Perhaps it’s fear simply fogging up the window of opportunity. Perhaps it’s a pattern that has become comfortable.

Or perhaps it’s all part of the divine plan.

Whatever it is….look at it, feel it in the eternal moment, so you may connect directly with the divine source of life.

If ever there was a quick fix, this is it….remembering who you are IS the key.
Krystin meditating

 

Being Love

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Life couldn’t be better than it is right now in this moment!

It’s been an interesting and educational year for me. Looking back, the lessons I have learned have
catapulted me forward on my path. Yes, there was pain, confusion, and disappointment, joy, love, peace and flow, isn’t that what we came here to experience….all of it!

I believe we chose to come here, as a human on this magnificent earth to have this amazing human experience, So really, the meaning of this life to me is simply to have an experience. How simple is that? Doesn’t that feel like a big load was taken off your shoulders? It felt like that for me.

We humans put so much pressure on ourselves. We need to chill and just be. I know, you may be thinking it’s easy to say, but I have bills to pay, children to care for, I can’t chill, I have to cook dinner!
I’m not talking about not living the life you chose, it’s about seeing it from a different perspective.

Big picture thinking is what saves me every time. When I find myself, feeling sorry for myself, or blaming outside circumstances or other people, even myself….in that moment I do my best to remember the big picture.

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My Big Picture;

Another belief of mine is we are all here to express who we are in whatever way we feel drawn toward. It doesn’t matter what that looks like. When I ‘fly’ up into the magnificent black universe, that very still place to see the ‘big picture’,  I see the world and the universe as a whole, meaning absolutely everything is connected- absolutely everything!!! So when something happens that wasn’t in my ‘plan’, it’s always ok because I know there is another plan, and I trust that life will show me the best possible situation for my ultimate goal, which is being the best version of me that I can be. I can relax, because life is my partner. My mind is limited and my soul/spirit is infinite. That’s a very big concept for the mind, so that’s when I go into the body. The body can handle infinite, the body both physical and energetic understands infinite. So after a few minutes of soaring up in the universe, I come back remembering that it is always ok, because I am here to have a human experience, and this must be it, because that is what I am experiencing. The fascinating thing about accepting and being with the experience is, that it is never awful, it is an experience and the energy of the ‘awfulness’ shifts instantly when I see it as part of this life that I have come here to live.

Embracing the ‘human factor’

“So ya, this all sounds good, but kind of airy fairy, how do I deal with life on a practical level?”

We really do have to believe we are partly human right now, and to honour that part of the experience as well as the spiritual part. Enjoying this human experience is the purpose! Enjoy it. Love all your little quirks. All your self-labeled bad habits, all your self- labeled pitfalls and all your self-labeled addictions. When we do this we experience a deep love for ourselves, and those around us. When we are in a state of love, this is an expanded state. As a matter of fact it is THE state to be in, because that is what life is; LOVE.

Take time every day to love in everything around you. Give people as much love as you can. Be gentle with yourself and others. Speak loving words, extend forgiveness to those who haven’t been loving towards you and hold loving thoughts about others and love them in all you do. Don’t judge or criticize yourself or others. Find an opportunity to love in every moment. And for those moments when you have found yourself being unloving- love yourself.

Love puts you in a higher flow and draws loving things your way.

 

Life is LOVE

 I once asked my guides; why do the messages I channel all sound so similar? Their response was; because there is only one ultimate truth and the human mind must go around and around, and up and down and this way and that, to come to the simple truth…..the truth is too simple for the mind.

Reiki taught me that simple truth. The more I practiced Reiki I began to see it is the truth, meaning; we channel love when we do Reiki and life is love. The universe is the energy of love, the earth is love, the air is love, and everything is love.

All we have to do is be it, to see it.

Being Love;

To be love, is to see love in everything; in ourselves, in nature, in the outside world and in each other. Being love brings more love into your life. Love can look like money, valued possessions, relationships, and the perfect parking spot. The state of being love is a state of receptivity to the abundance of the universe. This is the so-called ‘Secret’.

“I choose to live through the open space in my heart. I look for love and find it everywhere.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Essence of YOU

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The Essence of YOU ~ A Channeling by Debra

We are so often pulled in the direction of peace and then it is intercepted by the ego/mind of the human experience. Even though we have come here for this exact experience we as humans want to push away the peace of stillness and flow.  So right here right now…breathe……………. feel the essence of your existence….the essence of your humanness the essence of the now. Breathe in the energy of love and breath out the energy of love….This in actually is your essence…love.

So now you may say….OK great…those are wonderful words, and in moments I can feel the truth of this, but here are 24 hours in a day…..one moment does not carry me through.

And so we say ….allow this moment to be timeless ….allow this moment to be so real to you that you know without doubt that every molecule of your being is penetrated by this loving peace. …So in the moments of forgetfulness it can be retrieved.

You are loved.

 

We Can Change our Past!

images (2)The other day I was listening to a friend who was going through a hard time. She was haunted by her past, feeling like she made bad choices and it made her unhappy in her life today.

I started to think about my past and how I am affected by it today. I had some unpleasant things happen to me but for the most part I am not affected by them anymore. Yes, they do show up on occasion, but this is where I’ve learned something important about the past; I can change it.

Think about this; what is the past? Is it real right now? In this moment….is there a past?

What I have learned over the years ( and am still learning) is that the ‘past’ is only a thought…..it’s all in the mind. Whatever happened, is only in your mind, it’s your mind that is still hurting you, not the other person or situation.

So if it is only in the mind we have full control over how we see it. That’s right, we have full control over what we think….I will say that again. We have full control over what we think. Of course it will take practice because for most of us, no body told us that when we grow up.

Example; we have a thought and it makes us feel bad; we have a choice in that moment, “do I want this bad feeling?” Let’s say the answer is no. Okay, so in that moment of acknowledging the bad feeling, acknowledging that you don’t want the bad feeling you have a choice…..change it. Yup in that moment change it, find a thought that feels good.

A personal experience: when I was very little I was sexually abused. For years I didn’t really remember, then I was put under hypnosis and there it was. I told people and they said: “that is awful, how horrible for you, you must be messed up”. For years I was angry and sad. One day I decided I didn’t like feeling bad, so I did things like meditated, and went to an Ashram where I discovered that I could focus on God/universe/love. Until I had an aha moment! This circumstance gave me the ability to love deeper, it gave me the ability to be more compassionate, it showed me my path in life….to help others. Wow,  I am so grateful for that event in my life!! I feel so blessed to be who I am today. There are so many people I have helped because of that event in my life.  Like magic I changed the past. I never feel angry or sad about it now. It’s completely different for me.

Remember one very important thing, you are not your mind! It is a part of you, a tool for you to use. You can put it away when you don’t need it and you can use it to it’s fullest when you do.  You are the driver!! pull over sometime and listen.

This life is awesome, when you want to see the awesomeness and it can suck when you want to see the suckiness, it’s your choice.

With Reiki Love;

Debra Harding

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