Walking in the Light
My work as a Reiki Master has taught me about ways to increase peace into my life. I would like to share the most successful methods I have learned, through my work and my own path, to walk in the full light of Spirit.
Learn to stay in the NOW
Many clients are stuck in the past or fear the future. I have learned over the years that ego wants to divert our attention, by whatever means necessary, rather than allow us to live in the present moment. The main mechanism the ego uses to lull us into a mental sleep is to constantly present a fearful future, or a shame-based past. Both the past and future are illusions and serve to keep us trapped in a daydream. But once the ego is exposed, it immediately disappears. While the “now-ness” may only last a short time, each time this is practiced, the “now-ness” period of time grows longer and longer.
To get into the NOW, it is helpful to have a mind centered on mindfulness. Mindfulness enables us to escape the encasing of the personality and all its drama. A meditation practice allows one to escape to egoic thinking. Furthermore, mindfulness can be brought into out everyday lives by just slowing down, staying grounded, and remaining open to lovingkindness.
Continuing to keep your own foot on your throat serves absolutely no benefit. Constantly living in regret and self-degradation keeps our vibration low and can even cause dis-ease. Writing a letter of forgiveness to oneself can begin to set the captive free. Continuing to give yourself patience when mistakes occur turns mistakes into teachable moments. It will increase your own light and draw others to you.
Constantly holding grudges is like carrying a 100 pound rock around. Drop that rock! Begin to do some journaling and prayer time to release people from your resentments and anger. You will feel free and light. But be careful and continue to resist the urge to have any resentments whatsoever. They just are not worth the loss of peace.
Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness
If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly
through my own confusions I ask their forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly
through their own confusions I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive
I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself,
judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions
I forgive myself.
Consider making amends to others you have harmed. This can be kind of scary, but the rewards are great. I have personally made many amends to people who I hurt in my past. Not every person was willing to forgive, but most did! Some of those people have died since then, and I am so grateful I did those amends while they were still alive.
Open your heart
Allowing the heart chakra to open can bring so many wonderful rewards. Again, this can be scary. You have been hurt in the past and may have closed the heart to ensure you are not hurt like that again. But opening the heart allows you to access the Love and Compassion energy that the Universe loves to give, for others and ourselves. What a blessing to open the heart to everyone you see, every day. Once again, this ensures your vibration will increase, and people will be drawn to you, trying to seek the same love you have found.
P.S. Click here to try a Free mindfulness course I took. It’s amazing.