Grandma Loves Reiki!

This morning I gave my Grandma a Reiki session. It was beautiful!

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Did you know that your grandmother carried part of you inside her womb? 
But how? 
Well, a female fetus is born with all the eggs she will ever have in her lifetime. So when your Grandmother was carrying your Mother in her womb, you were a tiny egg in your Mother’s ovaries. The three of you have been connected for a very long time. Women are amazing!- Photo from Australian Breastfeeding Project

I saw this image on Facebook a few days ago, and it really inspired me to connect and send love and healing energy to my Grandma. I didn’t really realize or think about the fact that I (my body at least) was an egg inside of my Mother’s ovaries when she was in my Grandmother’s womb! My grandma is going through a difficult time, which affects my Mom, which then affects me. I would love to go into detail, but I still have a fear “what if someone from my family reads it”, or “what if it’s offensive to write details about my family”. Well, I suppose I will write what I feel most comfortable with from a place of honesty, truth, integrity, and love. Basically, she was in the hospital and is now in the assisted living home. I am wondering if she is nearing death since she is 90 years old. She may live 10+ more years, I do not know as of right now, but I wish death (soul leaving the body) was something we could talk about in a more open light. Regardless, I want to help her and support her as much as I possibly can.

Today I feel that the session I gave her was really special. Recently I’ve been using a lot of guided visualization to assist in my sessions. I always ask people to imagine connecting to the light 300 feet above their head. This time, I asked her to imagine my Grandpa (her husband), and imagine him in a state of health and happiness. I asked her to envision him and to say Thank you, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love you, and to see him saying it back to her. This is along the lines of Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian prayer for forgiveness. Here is a great YouTube video if you would like to try it for yourself! 7 Minute Ho’oponopono. Anyway, I could tell that my grandma felt relief when this process occurred between her and my Grandpa in Spirit. Next, I used this technique with my Grandma, which I’ve been using a lot recently with Reiki clients. This technique feels like Psychoalchemy to me.

The steps are:

  • Think of an issue you would like to have healed.
  • If this issue could be located somewhere in or around your body, where would it be located?
  • Imagine if the issue could have a shape or image depicting it, what would it look like?
  • Then, ask the shape if it has any messages for you?
  • Finally, send lots of love and healing energy to the shape and allow it to be let go of.

This is a great process to use to facilitate Mind-Body healing, and you can use it too! Experiment with a friend, or try it solo. I’ve been using it a lot because it worked for me.

I used it with my Grandma and felt it was a great success. I love Reiki because it is a form of Alternative healing that can complement all other medicines. The other thing I love about it is that I often feel good while giving it. Thank you, Reiki for being such an amazing joy in my life!

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Why are we here?

When I was younger, I remember asking questions like, “If God exists, why do bad things happen on the planet?” And this is something that I still inquire about, although I do have an updated understanding and viewpoint based on my experiences since that time. Whatever name you want to call it, I have heard many accounts of this “place” that people go during Near Death Experiences.

A near-death experience (NDE) refers to personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity, security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light.- AnitaMoorjani.com

If Heaven and Angels and all of these higher dimensional realms exist, then why don’t we just stay in Heaven, or this place that people go to during their NDE’s. I’m not sure “Heaven” is the right word, because of the human conceptions attached to it. But there is this place that has been talked about and I’m sure that you have felt the sense that something exists beyond this space-time continuum.

A recent episode of the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast features Dr. Raymond Moody; philosopher, psychologist, physician, and author, most widely known for his books about life after death and near-death experiences, a term that he coined in 1975.

As they were discussing the various cases of Near Death Experiences, some of the cases involved people describing being given the choice whether to stay in this heavenly experience or come back to their life on Earth. And most of them chose to come back.

So why would they choose that? Why are we really here when we could be floating in eternal heavenly bliss?

In the process of thinking through these questions, Dr. Raymond Moody brought up a quote; “God made man because he loves stories”- Elie Wiesel. In my version of the quote, it would probably be “God made humans because God/Source loves stories.” And if you think about it, what is your life but your story?

Then Duncan replied, “I love the idea, ok well God loves stories…and that’s beautiful… but then you’re like, ok God well how about you don’t get me to write the story about being in Auschwitz… how about you get me to write the story about being a wealthy prince with harem who becomes Buddha or something.” Coming back to this question of Why God why? Why do bad things happen to seemingly good people all of the time?

(At around 58 minutes) Raymond asked Duncan; “Let’s assume that tomorrow you went to the doctor and they diagnosed you with some terrible illness, not a fatal illness but some terrible infection that required for you to be isolated on a desert island all by yourself for 10 years. And they could take you out there in a cargo plane with all of the food and water and medicine you were going to need for 10 years. And there was room on the cargo plane for a DVD player and 2,000 DVDs. Now, let me ask you, would you choose all comedies??”

“No”

“Would you choose some tragedies too?”

“Sure, yes”

“When you were watching the tragedy on that desert island would you be crying?”

“Yea, probably!”

“There you go”

I just wanted to put this out there as it’s been an anecdote that has inspired me to be more accepting and understanding of my current life situation and story. There is no doubt that everyone living this human experience will go through times of joy and times of pain. And I realized that my response to the hypothetical situation of being on a desert island and choosing to bring not only comedy DVDs but also tragedies would probably be the same as Duncan’s. In my daily life, I tend to focus on the positive and avoid anything negative because I know that what I think about and surround myself with, will affect my vibration and consciousness and will ultimately be co-created in my reality. But I also know that I have pain and what’s better than ignoring it is finding ways to express it. Movies and music are great ways to be moved to let out my tears and emotions. After I cry, I often feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.

So this has really gotten me to look at my own story subjectively, and realize that the ups and downs are all a part of the oscillation of Source or God’s or even my Higher Self’s plan for my life. Because I also believe (although it’s hard to believe it some days), that I chose to come here and possibly even chose my family that I was born into. But the good news is that we are constantly presented with opportunities to make choices. From the minute we wake up in the morning to the second we go to sleep at night, we can choose to meditate or sing or go hug a tree, or if we are stuck in an office or a prison or a subway car, we can choose our thoughts and our vibrations. And even after we go to sleep, we could choose to explore the world of Lucid Dreaming, which I am becoming increasingly more interested in.

SO, my suggestion to you is to take a deep breath and go drink some Mugwort tea (which has been said to be good for lucid dreaming) and watch this video of Hang Massive playing the Hang:

I missed my flight in Oakland…

Tuesday, September 6th~

I missed my flight at the Oakland airport, but luckily I was able to get a ticket for the next day for free. And maybe was Divinely timed & everything is perfect anyway.

I was stopped by some Christians that were preaching on the street. They asked if I needed any prayers. At first I said “No, I’m fine”.I had been listening to them preach from accross the street while waiting at the bus stop. And I was resisting hearing the unavoidable speeches and wishing I could get away so they wouldn’t try to recruit me or something. Then I realized my bus was on the other side of the street… The same side that they were on. I crossed the street and stopped at a to-go restaurant window and bought a coffee and a banana.

After I made my purchase, of course, one girl and one guy from the Christian crew approached me and asked if they could pray with me. I thought to myself, ‘well this is something I do anyway, so why not try it?’ They asked if they could place their hands on me and I said yes. The girl started praying to “the Lord God.” And yes I do believe in God. I also heard them talking about Jesus earlier in their preaching. and I believe in Jesus as an Ascended Master too. After missing the flight earlier that day, I felt a bit out of sorts. So I admitted I could use some divine assistance.

During the prayer, she said things like “Dear God, show this girl how beautiful she is. Clear away any past hurt. Help her live her life purpose.” I could really feel the energy, and my right hand shaking. Nothing she was saying seemed to go against anything I already believe in, or would truly ask for myself. Afterwards I mentioned that I practice reiki, and explained that it is a light touch hands on healing method. The girl had not heard of it, but the boy had! They asked for my phone number but luckily I could escape gracefully by saying that I live in Philadelphia.

 

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Doug’s #1 BBQ

With the help of Google Maps, I was able to find a picture of the exact location where this occurred.

The moral of the story is that, even though I no longer feel like Christianity is a religion for me (or any one religion), I realize that that doesn’t mean it should be for no one! As my family still identifies as Christian, I had been feeling confused about where I fit in the picture. At times I even felt guilty for being so directly connected to Spirit. But this instance in Oakland proved that there are some Christians that may be very connected to Spirit as well.

Once I arrived back home to Philadelphia, I attended the I Can Do It Conference put on by Hay House Publishers. I had planned on attending the Teal Swan talk on Sunday, but as I walked past the room for Kyle Gray, I felt very good, high vibrational energy. I felt something pulling me towards that room! (Not out of my control of course). But it was one of those moments where I know I was meant to go with the flow, and change what I had planned in my mind. He spoke of how he used to be a Sunday school teacher. Now he is a Psychic and Medium and Angel Communicator. He also explained that the Angels are the direct messengers of God, and they are available for everyone to communicate with. No matter your race, age, religion, sexuality or lifestyle. He also explained that angels are pure energy. The images we see of angels are human depictions that have been translated into our third dimension. That’s why one image of Archangel Michael may have blonde hair and another may have brown. This also gave me some clarity, as to my own connection with the angels, as it seems so far that I don’t SEE them, but I FEEL their energy. This may change in the future!

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Kyle Gray’s Website