A theory abounds that the end times the prophets and seers have foretold is happening as I type. 2011 has been a year of chaos for many of us, a year when we’ve been tested to our limits, when we have seen exactly what we are made of in terms of strength and staying power! Carl Calleman, an independent Swedish researcher, has made it his life’s work to investigate the Mayan Calendar. His theory is that the end of humanity’s current consciousness actually occurs in the coming few weeks, not the 21st December 2012. The important thing to remember is that this particular theory is not a domesday theory of our world coming to an abrupt halt, but rather a shift in our consciousness, moving us gradually away from the concept of duality and into the awareness that there is no separation, of our oneness and union as individual parts of the whole, something spiritual seekers work out on their way to an enlightened state of mind. Whatever has been going on this year, the energy has been intense. Oppressive regimes have been overthrown, economies have crashed, the people are standing up for their rights, Mother Earth has expressed her anger in terms of earthquakes and tsunamis, and reflecting the energy of oneness that the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen symbolises, all of this has filtered down from the macrocosm to the microcosm with all of our lives being affected in some way or another.
This chaos has affected all of us, but Sensitives have been especially affected by the intense energy. So much so that I realised I had to take a couple of weeks off at the beginning of October to water and juice fast so I could make sense of it all! During a fast higher consciousness thinking comes through very clearly without the gross matter of food to impede it, and makes sense of everything that is going on in one’s life, so I managed to attain some clarity in this way. Many of my friends and colleagues have expressed that they are currently feeling “stuck” and having difficulty in moving forward, and I too was feeling that energy, but the fast has got things moving again! The concept that came through abundantly clear during this time was one of the Reiki precepts, “Shinpai Suna - Do Not Worry”. Most of this year has been spent “worrying” about one thing or another. Family illness (my mother-in-law’s cancer diagnosis and both beloved family pets having serious illnesses), a major house build taking place in front of my home taking away any peace and quiet I could have hoped for, various challenges in the work place and a world that seemed to have gone quite mad! But through all of this, here I am on 24th October and absolutely none of my worries have come to pass. My family members and pets are all alive and well, my house remains a tranquil haven as the building work comes to an end, my work continues to bring me joy and remuneration and the world is just working through its issues, allowing people to rise to the challenges it offers in a profoundly humbling and inspiring way. So it would be beneficial for us to contemplate the Reiki precept Shinpai Suna in the midst of chaos and realise the current moment is the only moment there is and how important it is to live in the now.
I wanted to blog this week and let everyone know about a fantastic opportunity that starts tomorrow. For those of you who have been following this blog, you will know that despite all of the odds, my mother-in-law, June, who was diagnosed with a terminal cancer in December 2010 and not expected to live past February 2011, is still very much with us, all thanks to following a completely natural health regime of naturopathic nutrition, herbal medicine, energy and body work. Tomorrow there is the marvellous opportunity to listen in on the Healing Cancer World Summit. If you haven’t done so already, you still have time to register for free to listen to some of the world’s top leaders in the field of Cancer and Natural and Integrated Healthcare. Go to this link to register for free access to these interviews over the coming days. Healing Cancer World Summit
Well if this weekend is the end of the Mayan calendar as Calleman states I will be in good company as I am facilitating this year’s annual Reiki Drum Residential and Samhain retreat at the beautiful Phoenix Centre on the Suffolk Coast. I’m hugely excited about this weekend which will give those who are attending the marvellous opportunity to share the Reiki Drum teachings at the auspicious time of the Celtic New Year. It will provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months.
Next year’s Reiki retreat is almost full, but I do still have a few spaces left on the Sound & Light weekend to be held around Beltane at the end of April, should any of you wish to join us for a light filled weekend at the incredibly high vibrational spot of Dev Aura.
And finally, I graduated from the College of Sound Healing’s Gong Practitioner course in October and am now offering regular monthly gong baths in Sawbridgeworth, East Herts as well as personal gong and sound healing treatments. My gratitude goes out to Sheila Whittaker who was the tutor for the course and whose expertise, support and wisdom was a true blessing and very much appreciated. I am now the proud custodian of a Mars gong which has added extra vitality to the sessions offered by my Symphonic and Venus gongs. Recipients of its energy have been quite amazed at how much their own energy has been boosted by the Mars power! I’m very much looking forward to this new adventure into the world of sound healing and believe it will be as exciting a one as the Reiki Drumming journey has been. I am still receiving marvellous feedback about the Reiki Drum CD – A Bridge Between The Worlds. Should you wish to purchase a copy as a gift before the Festive season begins, the CDs are available from the Reiki Drum online shop.
Wishing you special Samhain blessings!
Forthcoming Classes and Events
Reiki Drum Practitioner - 5/6 November
Reiki Drum Practitioner & Samhain Residential Retreat – 28-30 October (Full)
Reiki Share, Sawbridgeworth, 21st November(Students only)
Reiki Master Teacher (Shinpiden) 18-20 November