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.