You are the Change: An Urgent Letter to Reiki Practitioners

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Dear Reiki Practitioners,

Thank you for doing the work that you do. Today I want to share with you a message I received in my dreams last night.

The message I received is this:

You are the model of what human society is becoming. You, Reiki practitioners, are the future.

As I was filled with this message, my entire body radiated with light.

Indeed, you the model of what humans are becoming. You are a Reiki practitioner: a healer, an empowered soul, a blueprint, a template, an example. You are the change that is seeping into this world. You are the wave of future, coming back into the ocean of the past. You are the change.

As you work with life force energy, as you heal people and yourself and do things that others think are impossible, please remember that you are ahead of your time. You are a rebel. You are like the women in the United States who, one hundred years ago, stood in the streets saying “We must vote.” You are a rabble-rouser, a renegade. You come into dead and broken systems in order to bust them up. You are not a sheep; you don’t believe the bullshit they tell you.

You came here, into this beautiful life, with a purpose. And you are living out your purpose beautifully, right now. You’re doing it perfectly. Whether you are freely sharing Reiki with your friends, working diligently to heal yourself in self-sessions, or owning a thriving holistic business, you are doing exactly what you need to be doing. You are living your purpose.

Do the opposite of the what dominant worldview tells you. Be compassionate when the world asks you to be judgmental. Be calm, when the world tells you to stress. Be generous, when the world says be selfish. Be humorous when the world takes itself too damn seriously.

You are the change you wish to see.

You are the model of what human society is becoming.

It may be that you now feel like even more of a misfit, even more of an outsider than you ever have before. Many of us who are awakening in consciousness already felt weird or strange as children—and now that feeling is magnified!

Remember, dear ones, that when we feel desperate to “fit in”—whether that be in our relationships or in our employment or in our daily interactions with our neighbors and community—that the desperate feeling is simply the feeling of the final bits of our (terrified!) ego integrating.

What do I mean by integration of the ego?

I feel it is not our purpose to transcend or kill the ego. No. Rather, it is our jobs to become perfect expressions of divinity in human form, through merging our single-pointed focus (the “me” perspective, the ego) with the totality of the whole, which is love. In other words, the ego merges into the whole, but does not die. The ego simply surrenders to the truth of the Universe.

When our ego freaks out and protests that we are losing our friends or losing our economic stability or losing our firm footings in the “real world”…remember that what we are doing now is seeding a new world. Through adventuring into the light of the Reiki energy, we relax and we trust that, as spiritual teacher Matt Kahn says, “all is well.”

There is no need for us to squeeze ourselves into a damaged, broken system. Human society, as it stands now, is broken. Rather, we stand up, we Reiki channels of love and light, empowered, radiating our loving energy into the world. We make a commitment to practice Reiki daily, knowing no other choice could create such rapid progress in our evolution. Our lives are clay molded beautifully by the universal life force energy. As Reiki Master William Lee Rand writes, “A life filled with joy, beauty and peace is yours to create.”

We love ourselves no matter what kind of world we may see around us. We love ourselves, knowing we are perfect just as we are, in this moment.

We say “I love you” each time we look into the mirror.

Our human society is at that awkward phase of adolescence. Its voice is changing, its hormones are raging, and things are…quite…odd. Quite uncomfortable. Yet what emerges from this phase is the first blushes of maturity. The first taste of freedom, as humanity recognizes the truth.

Humanity is moving out of the awkwardness, out of the chaos and confusion, and out of the eons of darkness.

The future is bright. I can see it.

You are pregnant with the future; your light brings the new future into being.

I can see people walking on the streets, saying “Good morning, brother; good morning, sister” with twinkles in eyes and blooms in hearts. I can see the end of wars. Genuine peace, harmony, and prosperity—for all.

This is the home we’re making.

This is the planet we’re becoming.

All my love to you, darling fellow Reiki friends. Please pass this message on.

 

 

And so it is,

And so it may be,

And so it always was,

 

Anya Light

Reiki and the Art of Faith

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There are many things in my life that I don’t prefer. For example, today I don’t prefer the fact that I have a million things to do. I’d rather relax and read a book all day.

Indeed, there are many things I don’t prefer. There are many things in my life I find difficult. Lately, my roommate and I have been arguing. Being around my family members have been triggering traumatic childhood memories. I haven’t had a lover in months. There are many things.

Human beings routinely deal with discomfort. Various challenges. We come into these material bodies and we go through our lives, and certain moments and people and situations arise—and we greet them smiling joyfully, or beating our breasts in sorrow. Yet, as we progress in the spiritual journey, we come to understand that we do not have to feel victimized by our experiences—rather, we can work with our experiences in conscious, healing ways.

When we learn to practice Reiki, we begin to understand that the best sessions are the ones where we, as individual personalities, can step aside. In other words, we can leave our ego at the door and allow the Universe to flow the energy through us.

Indeed, the more we can step aside from our egos, the more we can become beautiful and powerful conduits for the universal life force energy.

Reiki is an allowing force. It is an act of Wu Wei, effortless doing. When we make space in our day for a Reiki session, we make space for the reality that there is, actually, nothing to force or nothing to “fix.” Everything is already perfect. Everything is already flowing.

In this way, Reiki is the same as meditation. We breathe and we allow. We release our grip on little mind (ego), opening to the rush and expansion of Big Mind (Infinite). Even though a client may have come to us with a migraine, or even though we may have been prompted to perform a self-healing session due to some specific discomfort or illness in our lives, when we actually get down to the practice of opening ourselves up as a channel for the life energy, what is (paradoxically!) required is dropping all those reasons. All that’s required is simply being. All that’s required is simply breathing.

Truly, the more we advance on our path, we see that Reiki is a radical act of faith. To open ourselves up to Reiki is to, in essence, proclaim to the Universe:

The life I have NOW is beautiful. The life I have NOW is perfect. I trust that I have enough love NOW because I am love. Love is me.

As we progress in our practice, our vision of what’s required in a Reiki session simplifies. Sure, we may have been taught how to use symbols, color frequencies, mantras or mudras to help amplify the energy…but, in reality, all that’s really required is the simple setting of intention and then the conscious choice to open up to All That Is. From there, everything is taken care of for us.

This is the faith of Reiki.

The logical mind may, at times, balk at this. It may seem too simple, and we may wonder if we are deluding ourselves. Can the Universe really be that loving? We may look around in our day-to-day lives and feel a bit (or a lot!) of suspicion that the world is falling apart. We may look at our president and our government and feel that everyone has gone completely insane. And yet, when we can consciously become channels for the Reiki life force energy, then we can begin to feel a new perspective. We can feel—genuinely experience—how everything is perfect, just as it is, right now. It’s a paradox. The world has gone mad, and yet everything is perfect.

There may be things in our life that we don’t prefer …but that’s okay. We breathe, we relax, we open ourselves to the healing energy. We accept. We be.

The ascension process is the process of waking up to our faith. With every passing day, we learn to trust that everything that has ever happened to us was/is/will be exactly perfect.

We realize that every moment is a majestically orchestrated moment of pure perfection, and that whatever pain or suffering we have felt in the past or feel in the present is only helping us to wake up to our own divine power—for it is often through pain and struggle that we wake up to Oneness.

The practice of Reiki is the practice of faith. The practice of love. It is seeing that your heart is my heart, and my heart is your heart.

It is beyond logic; it is faith.

And that is a beautiful place to be.

Peace

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Peace
in a cup of tea.
Peace
in a plate of olives.

Practice words
or silence.

Either way,
to melt,
to melt,
can be yours…the unblinking reality
of ecstasy at dawn.

Loves, let’s herald the morning;

let’s bow with a mouthful of bread.

Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 19, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

Week of June 29, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

Dear friends, let us ponder the Ripeness card (9 of rainbows).WP_20170612_001

This week you are being encouraged to take action. Yet, this is not action in the “normal” way. Instead, you will be able to take your action in a way that is totally effortless. Without stress or any force whatsoever.

In Taoism, there is a concept called Wu Wei.

This basically means that when we are totally absorbed and engaged in the present moment of what we are doing, that action can then arise spontaneously and effortlessly, and we will not only thoroughly enjoy the action but we will also be extremely successful in it.

This week, can you bring some Wu Wei into your life? Can you allow the ripe action to flow from a space of ease and grace? Can you allow the moments of pure perfection to flow?

If you take action at this time, in a way that is spontaneous, natural, and without force, then you will be successful in what you do.

GROWTH:

This week, I have selected the Suppression card (10 of fire).WP_20170612_002

This is certainly not the happiest looking card in the deck. Yikes! What does this card mean?

Well, simply stated, there are words that you have been suppressing for fear that you will create disharmony and negative feelings in those around you. You have been suppressing words of truth that you long to speak, yet you’ve been stuck. The words have lodged themselves in your throat chakra, and you have been unable to fully express yourself in your true vision.

This week, I encourage you to break out of the ropes and chains of suppression, and stand proudly and boldly in your own beautiful light. Stand tall. Look someone directly in the eye and speak.

When you speak, speak with kindness but also with a conviction in your own wisdom. Do not fear others’ reactions to your words, but simply speak, being in the present moment, aligned with the vibration of truth. Understand that however people react is their business. Understand that what is most important for your learning at this time is to stand in your sovereignty.

For it is through this release that you will find a new path. A new joy.


 

Dear loves,

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

If you’d like a private reading with me, I’m all yours! Let’s do it!

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥

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Love Will Heal Our Planet

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We cannot judge the ignorant and awaken at the same time.

We cannot hate those who hate and awaken at the same time.

 

Compassion is the place where all paths go.

Love is the place where all the paths go.

 

Each moment of love: a moment where we free ourselves from bondage, where we free ourselves from all the histories of violence and oppression on Earth.

 

When we put down judgment, love is there.

When we put down hate, love is there.

When we put down disagreement, love is there.

When we put down the need to be “right,” love is there.

 

Love is just naturally there.

It is always there.

 

This is what will heal our planet. This and only this.

Letting Go of Fortune-Telling: Tarot as a Healing Art

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Traditionally, Tarot has been viewed as fortune-telling. A way of predicting the future. This is how Tarot has been understood for hundreds of years, and this is how a majority of people still view Tarot today.

In the mainstream understanding, Tarot readers are often seen as “special” or “gifted” or as having “supernatural” abilities. They are often seen as somehow set apart from the rest of “normal” society.

However, as humanity moves into fifth-dimensional consciousness, we begin to realize that that which was once viewed as “supernatural” is, actually, simply a natural part of the human domain. We begin to view our old tools in new ways.

At this time in human history, Tarot readers across the world are evolving their approach to their craft. These revolutionary Tarot readers are dropping the emphasis on Tarot as a method of fortune-telling and viewing it for what it really is, at its deepest core.

Tarot is a healing art.

More and more readers understand that the sound of the human voice is incredibly powerful.

By setting an intention for the vibration of the voice to act as a conduit of love and light, the actual content and meaning of the words spoken during a Tarot reading are actually secondary to the pure healing vibration of the tones.

Tarot readings (and all sorts of intuitive readings) can, of course, offer guidance on future actions and decisions. However, at the core, when a client comes, what they are seeking in the deepest part of their heart is not an “answer,” but rather a feeling of relief. They want to feel trust and peace. They want to feel happy. They want to feel faith. They want a feeling of wholeness and connection to the Universe.

A Tarot reader has a radically powerful role, as, through the loving tone of their voice and by doing their own daily inner work to raise their own vibration, they can offer a deep healing for their clients.

In essence, the Tarot reader’s job is not to discern the “true” meaning of the cards or to give an “accurate” reading, but rather to relax as much as possible in the presence of the client. By relaxing, they allow their vocal cords to become a clear channel of higher vibrations of love energy. When the client feels this vibration (usually on a subconscious level), they instantly relax—and in their relaxation, they release the stagnant and chaotic energies of fear, confusion, anger, and negativity that brought them to the reading in the first place.

A Tarot reader’s ultimate purpose is not to hook the client into becoming a regular customer or to subtly manipulate them into relying on them in the future, but, actually, to assist them in tapping into their own intuitive abilities. Thus, Tarot readers become teachers and healers.

The best readers will subtly teach the client that they actually do not need them. They do this through incorporating mini-lessons, tips, and strategies into the reading sessions about how to tune into their own inner voice. They help the client become their own reader. They may even go so far as to spend some time during each reading explaining how the cards work, so clients can feel confident in using a deck on their own (I do this.) Ultimately, these enlightened readers trust that the best way to be in business is to effectively “put themselves out of business” with each and every single client. Indeed, at this time of great awakening on our planet, there is no shortage of work!

It is good when a client becomes a former client, because that means they have awakened to their own intuition. And this will have a ripple effect, as they share their light with others. The circle spreads. The awakening grows.

One of my favorite intuitives, Gigi Young, often talks about how a prediction is simply an invitation. A prediction is not a set-in-stone declaration of what will be—rather, a prediction is simply an invitation that the client can reflect upon, using their own intuition, and decide whether or not they want to accept that invitation.

For example, a Tarot reader says that you will quit your job and move across the country. As the reader is speaking the words, you can tune in to your own body. Do these words bring a feeling of excitement or peace, or do they bring a sense of confusion or fear? Do these words bring a feeling of relief, or a feeling of agitation? Your own body and emotions are key to discerning whether you’d like to say Yes to the reader’s invitation or to say No Thanks. The power is solely and totally yours.

Indeed, the power is ours. Done are the days of fortune-telling, where humanity believed each person’s future is written in stone and that psychics and priests are some “special” few who can save us.

Here are the days, instead, of personal empowerment. Here are the days of creative manifestation: where we make our own futures, from the deep recognition that we are all Divinity.

We are all psychic because we are all Source energy. 

Ultimately, the most enlightened readers today take seriously their mission of spreading the gospel of personal empowerment and awakened seeing. They want to convey their guidance to their clients in the smallest number of sessions, because they genuinely want their clients to receive the healing that they need as fast as it is possible within the client’s highest good.

Most of all, readers who view their craft as a healing art understand that they are part of a collaboration. They have stepped outside the corporate mentality of scarcity and competition, and work hand-in-hand with other healers and teachers, knowing that the more they can support others in their community to do their work, the better off all of us will be. The transition of this planet into fifth-dimensional consciousness will not come about from a repetition of the third-dimensional, fear-based, scarcity mindsets. No. The new way is that of collaboration, that of trust, love, abundance, and unconditional love.

As Tarot readers and healers, lightworkers, wayshowers, and spiritual guides of all kinds step forward into a new future, it is my wish that we may release the karmic bonds of “fortune-telling” and step boldly into a new future.

Let’s let go of fortune-telling. Let’s heal ourselves—together.

Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 12, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

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GIFTS:

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What your guides want you to understand about this week is that you need not wait for the “perfect occasion” to celebrate. You need not schedule a party or wait for a promotion or wait for someone to invite you on a wild excursion. Rather, celebration can be done right here, right now, regardless of the external conditions.

Even if it is raining outside, go outside and dance! Even if you are sitting in a cubicle, take a few moments to sway your body back and forth to some lovely music! Each moment, no matter how seemingly ordinary or mundane, is a moment for celebration, for fun, for play.

The underlying emotion and realization underneath a spirit of celebration is that of gratitude. When we celebrate, we are tapping into that feeling of gratitude for the sheer joy of being alive. We realize life is a precious awesome gift—so hooray! Time to party!

 

GROWTH:

Your opportunity for growth this week is represented by the Silence card (XVII of Major Arcana).WP_20170604_004

This is a crucial stepping stone, a crucial moment in your life. Something has just shifted in your reality, and you need to give it time and space for a review.

This time is about going inward, about taking some space from others, and to go within. This week is a great time for meditation and solitary activities in quiet spaces. Go outside for walks in nature; take soothing baths; practice yoga at home; meditate. Go within, and listen for the messages that are waiting to be revealed.

The key is not to “try” to hear the messages. Simply relax and let them come. The messages may not even come in words, in fact—they may simply come in the form of a feeling or a strong inner knowing. They may be beyond words.

Once you find and enter this place of stillness, of silence within you, breathe slowly. Get in touch with your body’s need to de-tense, and give yourself up wholly to the experience. The Universe is asking you to take a Pause right now. To retreat from ordinary human activities, and to carve out some space for sacred retreat. It is here that you will settle into yourself, and find the peace that you seek.

And, remember, as you take this space for silence, you are also, too, celebrating. The two are not separate. As you sink into the glorious silence, you give silent thanks for the beauty of being alive. You are so blessed! You are so fortunate to live the kind of life that allows you to rest. Some people on the planet are not so fortunate. Take some time to give some prayers of thanks this week.


 

Dear loves,

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥

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Mantra for a Bad Day

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When my mind is racing, breathe.
When my heart is pounding, breathe.
When my spirit is breaking, breathe.

When my mind is doubting, breathe.
When my heart is sinking, breathe.
When my spirit is flagging, breathe.

When my mind is collapsing, breathe.
When my heart is exploding, breathe.
When my spirit is suffering, breathe.

When the world seems total shit, breathe.
When one more minute
seems one more minute too many, breathe.

When I want to scream and cry.
When everything,
every damned thing,
seems horribly wrong, breathe.

Breathe.

Just Breathe.

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 5, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ Your Reading ~

WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

 

This week, we explore ourselves through the Flowering card. WP_20170514_002

This card means different things during different phases of life. It has many meanings. This week, the card has a very unique meaning for you, one that I encourage you to explore with bravery and an open heart.

This week, the Flowering card encourages you to celebrate your sexuality.

Being in a body is a very beautiful occurrence.

Being in a body is a gift!

Throughout human history, we’ve had a very contradictory and often confusing relationship with sexuality. Various religions and spiritual paths view sexuality as sinful, wrong, or of a “lower” nature. And, yet, there are also many spiritual paths who celebrate sexuality, such as many Pagan traditions and Tantric paths.

So, what is the truth?

This week, you are encouraged to fully feel the sexual blossomings, the sexual urges within yourself, and to celebrate them. This does not necessarily mean that you need to outwardly act upon them with others, or even to masturbate. (Although you can, if that feels right for you.)

At core, what this card is about is this: the celebration of our desire to experience the flowering of life through connection and sensuous bodily experience.

When sensual/sexual urges rise up this week, do not label. Do not form an opinion whether bad or good. Do not judge. Do not analyze. Simply drop fully into the feeling within your body and emotions. Immerse yourself.

For example, you are standing on an ocean beach, and you suddenly feel a wave of sexual/sensual energy pulse through your whole body. Without getting lost in thought about what it might mean, you instinctively lower your body to the sand and feel yourself caress the sand with your hands and feet, deeply enjoying the sensations. Or you might be walking in a forest, and are suddenly overcome by your root chakra pulsating with longing. Without forming an opinion about what is right or wrong, you might simply find yourself hugging a tree, and feeling the bark pressing gently against your lower chakras. You breathe deep, enjoying.

There are so many ways to celebrate our sexuality. There is a growing global movement called ecosexuality, the practice of of cultivating intimate, sensual, and/or sexual relationships with not just other humans but all of Gaia herself. The ecosexual movement is about seeing Earth itself as our lover, a committed partner with whom we both adore and serve.

My friends, take some time this week to celebrate and allow the gifts of sexuality. Look in the mirror and say some affirmations: “I am beautiful.” “I am a powerful sexual being.” “I am a creator.” Or, if you identify as asexual, you could look into the mirror and say, “I appreciate and affirm my unique nature” or “I fully engage with the creation of life through my own unique vision.”

Through this celebration of sexuality—without guilt or shame—we learn that we are all embodied sovereign beings. We learn that we have the power to co-create with all of life. Indeed, sexuality is about the power of creation. Just as the flowers bear their beautiful petals in order allure for their truest loves, the bees, so too are we given these beautiful, perfect, wonderful bodies—bodies capable of passion, attraction, wonder, and beautiful desire!

GROWTH:

 

This card, the Clinging to the Past card, is all about feeling blocked.WP_20170529_004

The woman in this card wants to turn around. She wants to make a change in her life, but she has a block stuck on her head, confusing her thoughts and muddling her priorities.

On the card, we see little lips: reminders of words spoken by herself and others from the past, keeping her locked into old memories and old patterns.

The wisdom for you, dear one, is to let go of the past! Be in the beautiful now. The past is over, finished.

Human society has trained us to believe that the past always dictates present possibilities and future outcomes. But this is not so! If we look to the new sciences, to quantum physics, we learn that seemingly “impossible” things are, actually, present within everyday reality. For example, one minute a person can have a tumor, and then the next minute, the tumor is gone. These things happen all the time. Many people have called them miracles, but that terminology can be a bit loaded with religious baggage for some.

What I think of as a miracle is really another way of saying “timeline jumping.” A timeline jump is the radical act of making a choice to be so focused in the present moment and so focused on what we want to experience or create in the present moment that the past simply drops away. We jump from one timeline, one storyline to another.

Have you ever had an experience of getting a Tarot reading, and then you find that what was predicted to happen in the future turned out to be inaccurate? Well, that is simply because, you timeline jumped.

You see, in order for a specific future prediction to occur means that you must continue to remain on the same timeline, which means that you must continue to make generally the same types of choices and have the same type of mindset until that point in the future where the prediction was forecast.

As human beings awaken to more and more of their amazing divine nature, humans are going to be shifting timelines more rapidly and quickly. With each passing year, the rate of growth and change for humanity speeds up. If you take a moment to self-reflect on your own life, I am sure you will feel that to be true. Think of the growth you’ve experienced over the last two or three months, and compare that to the growth you have felt over the entire year previous to that. I am willing to bet that you, like so many others, are going through MASSIVE change at this time.

Humanity is shifting at a never-before-seen pace. There is an astounding progression and amplification of energy. There is a global awakening.

This week, notice the areas in your life, in your mind, in your emotions, where you are clinging to the past. Notice, and release.

As you do this, you make your system lighter, and you make yourself more available for major positive timeline shifts.

You open up the future to incredible possibilities.


 

Dear loves, I’ve enjoyed being with you through this reading. You are all so beautiful!

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light

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Reiki, and my Return to the Angels

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I was raised by a mother who believed in angels. I remember her telling me stories about them, such as the time when about one appeared by her bedside, comforting her in a time of need.

My mother’s belief in angels was one of the most nurturing aspects of my childhood.

When I was in my early-twenties, however, I began to reject the fundamentalist religion of my parents. I rejected the belief in hell and an angry god in the sky.

Since I rejected their religion, I felt, at the time, that I had to let go of the angels, too.

Back then, angels and religion were too tightly intertwined. I had to say goodbye.

In my mid-twenties, I entered graduate school—which was, for me, the ultimate symbol of rebellion against the religion of my parents. It was the ultimate attainment of a rational mind.

Yet, at that time, despite the distance I’d fled from the religion of my parents, I was severely emotionally unbalanced. I may have been considered by some to have a brilliant intellect…but… my heart was another matter.

My heart was truly in shambles. My heart was closed. Sometimes when I passed a church, on a walk or on a drive, I would literally flip it the middle finger. Sometimes when I would talk with a Christian, I would leave the conversation in tears or flaming hot in anger.

What I couldn’t seem to forgive was what had been taught to me as a child. As an innocent child, I remember countless Sundays, sitting on the pew with my grandmother, and hearing messages from the pulpit of an “angry” god, a “jealous” god, a god who “smites evildoers.” This god supposedly watched my every move, every moment of my life, judging and ranking. I was told that if I broke his commandments and didn’t ask for forgiveness, I would be forever sentenced to an afterlife of hellfire and torture. Needless to say, these teachings left a deep wound in my heart. The first time I had sex, for example, I cried nearly nonstop for two days afterward. I was consumed with guilt and fear. Sex outside of wedlock meant that I was a terrible, lustful, awful person. I knew god would never forgive me. I hated myself.

The more years that passed within academia, the more and more emotionally disturbed I felt. (Click here for the full story of my journey with healing chronic illness.) On the one hand, here were these brilliant mentors, these professors that I so admired. They loved me. They thought I was smart. They said I had a bright future.

And…yet…on the other hand…something was missing. Something was wrong.

Where was the magic? Where was the playfulness? Where was the innocence, simplicity, and joy?

Far too often, my life, and the land of academia, was void of these things.

And then I met Barb.

Barb, my Reiki teacher.

Barb was the first non-academic mentor I’d had in a long time. She worked at a nearby holistic healing center.

Barb was a total rebel. I adored her. A few weeks after I’d taken her Level 1 Reiki course, she suggested I help her co-teach a class. I was shocked. I’d read enough Reiki books by then to know that only certified Level 3 Masters were supposed to teach. I protested, saying: “Barb! I’m not a master yet!?” To which she’d smiled and replied, “But you are a teacher.”

Barb was a rebel. I loved her. We began teaching together. We began growing together, deepening our friendship and deepening trust in the magical, unseen forces of life.

And so this is how it happened. This is how the life of academics that I had so deeply prized—the path that had been my escape from the insane, crushing world of religion—was beginning to lose its hold.

And so this is how it happened.

I was co-teaching a Reiki class with Barb. Barb was guiding the students and myself through a visualization meditation, inviting us to connect with our Reiki spirit guides. Up until this point, I’d had a few encounters with energies and beings I couldn’t explain, but had always managed to shrug it off or discount the experience. My overly-skeptical, overly-rational academic brain was still quite accustomed to being in charge.

But, on this day, this fateful day…everything changed.

I remember Barb’s voice. It is loving and sweet. We are resting on our backs on yoga mats. The air is warm. The wood under my yoga mat smells good.

She asks us to imagine a safe place, a place where we feel supported and loved. I imagine a beach. And then she asks us to allow a being to appear. “This is your guide,” she says. “This is a being who will help you with Reiki.”

Vivid in my mind’s eye (my third eye) appears a man. He looks a bit like Jesus. He has long hair, a long beard, and the kindest eyes I have ever known.

My body melts, and I am overcome by a wave of peaceful loving energy. “My name is John,” he says. “Do you have a last name?” I ask. He replies, “John.” We walk together along the beach.

The guided meditation is almost over. I am not ready to leave the wonderful presence of this being, but I know I must. When I finally open my eyes, and look around, I see that many of the other students have had beautiful experiences too. Their eyes are wide, shining. There is such joy in the room.

Since that fateful day, I have had the pleasure of meeting many angelic beings. I have had lucid dreams where beings of Light appear and, with gentle yet booming voices, offer wise teachings. I have received a waking hug from the founder of Reiki, Sensei Mikao Usui, who is no longer in physical embodiment. (I saw this hug in my third eye and also physically felt it as a gentle warmth and slight pressure.) I have had dialogues with Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, and Archangel Gabriel. I have channeled entities and frequencies from higher realms, such as the Pleiades. Sometimes these beings have names; sometimes they do not. I have experienced the loving presence of the Divine Mother, who goes by many names: Mary, Amma, Shakti. I have felt the Christ Consciousness and spoken his words to many groups of people.

My return to the angels, my return to magic and Spirit, has been a magnificent, miraculous journey.

I am reminded that no matter what, no matter how far we may seem to stray from knowledge of our True Self, we are always protected, we are always loved. 

Of course, as you may guess, I no longer flip off churches. In the past year especially, I have begun to release the final layers of anger and bitterness that for so long I held toward my mother and her religion. I’m currently reading A Course in Miracles, a channeled book from the Christ consciousness. And I’ve actually found two churches in my local area that I love! They are feisty and radical, preaching not dogma and hellfire but rather the spirit of Unconditional Love and Unity. They are engaged in social justice work, they support and embrace all spiritual paths, and they have no commandments or hierarchy. I give light to them and they give light to me. We are bonded, in a beautiful exchange of upliftment and joy.

Transcending my anger and forgiving my early life experience has been, for me, key to my blossoming as a healer and lightworker. As I return to the angels, as I learn to trust them more and more, I finally feel—and finally revel in!—what I missed during my time in academia.

I feel the magic again. I feel the sparkle.

Anything is possible.