Sarah Gregg - The Reiki Drum Technique

Embracing All Paths

Posted August 31st, 2010 | 2 Comments
Filed under Classes Healing Inspirational Teachings Retreats & Workshops

It’s been a little while since I last blogged, life has been full of exciting things the past few weeks, taking me away from the computer more than usual, which in itself can be a good thing.  I’ve been making use of the dynamic fire energy of summer to have lots of new experiences over the past six weeks, all of which have been insightful, interesting and some rather adventurous.  I’ve learned more about myself, which is always one of our purposes on our earth journey, and learned a little more about life!

A very exciting step for me was the release of the Reiki Drum CD.  A year ago I put a sample Reiki Drum journey on the Reiki Drum website and I had lots of requests from people for a CD, so I’m pleased to say that I finally released “Reiki Drum – A Bridge Between The Worlds” on 24th August.  The beauty of creating this CD is that it provides a method of using Reiki and sending healing to anyone who is listening to the journeys and meditation tracks.  For those listening, it is a wonderful way of tuning into Reiki energy and using the journeying technique for your own self healing, guidance, insight and clarity on particular life situations.  The CD has an introduction to the journeying process for those who haven’t journeyed before along with two Reiki Drum journeys, a longer one of just over half an hour for some intensive meditation and journeying work, and a shorter one of fifteen minutes for those of you who wish to gain insight into something quickly.  I have also included a meditation technique called the Reiki Fire Drumbeat technique which takes people on a journey through the energy bodies, chakras and works with the elements.  I’m very grateful to Jon for his beautiful artwork which I feel portrays the essence of this CD perfectly.    Thank you also to those of you who have already ordered a copy, I hope you found the listening experience beneficial.    The CD is currently available from the Reiki Drum website online shop.

In my travels over the last few weeks I’ve taken the opportunity whilst not having such a busy teaching schedule to go on a variety of different workshops which have incorporated shamanism, sound healing, other therapies and spiritual disciplines.  All have proven to be very beneficial and each one has provided insight, clarity and healing for me.  Something which kept cropping up over the last few weeks has provoked me to discuss it further.  The subject matter may resonate with some of you and others of you may find it controversial, but it feels so strong within me, that I feel the need to write about it.  For those of you who know me, you will know I have a pretty eclectic approach to healing.  I personally adopt many different healing modalities in trying to help others heal themselves and find their own way back to their centre, as well as using many for myself when I need to return to balance and discover my own true nature.  I have over the last few years seen that often practitioners of healing modalities as well as those of spiritual disciplines frequently dismiss the efficacy of anything which is not within their own practises and this has inspired me to write this piece.  There are many different energy healing techniques and disciplines available in our current times.  I personally resonate with the Reiki energy so strongly that it makes sense for me to practise it and teach it.  Reiki to me is Love, pure and simple; it is a path of the Heart.  However, so are many other modalities and disciplines.  I personally don’t feel any one is better than any other.  They are all originally coming from Source in some form or another, they all have their own particular value.  Vibrationally and energetically the people who are drawn to a particular therapist or spiritual teacher are often drawn to them because they are a vibrational match, they have something to learn from that particular individual or that particular mode of healing or spiritual lesson will be important for them at that time, although not necessarily so on another occasion.  It is Ego which puts any therapy or spiritual discipline on a pedestal making it better than another, and as long as something brings someone back to wholeness, and is carried out with pure loving intent, and received in a positive manner, then that is what is important, be it acupuncture, Reiki, sound healing, yoga or …..I can go on!   I think that’s why Reiki Drumming resonated with me from the start as it incorporates different strengths from different modalities; shamanic journeying, pure Reiki energy, NLP, sound healing and the intuitive insight of a practitioner.  Of course I see the value in purism too.  Someone who is a purist in their own healing modality will hopefully be an expert in their field and really be able to share their knowledge professionally and skilfully, but to dismiss other healing modalities in this age when we have so many wonderful therapies and disciplines to draw upon is falling not only behind the times, but coming from a place of ignorance.  We are blessed at this moment in history to have access to many ways back to wholeness, so let us embrace those which resonate with each of us but respect that others have their own paths to follow to return to their own true nature.

The experiences of the past few weeks have allowed me to plan some exciting events for the future and I’m looking forward to announcing those over the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, I am very much looking forward to the Cambridge Mind Body Soul Exhibition which is being held at Chilford Hall Vineyard, Linton  on Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th September.    If you like visiting Mind Body Soul events, treat yourself and come to Chilford Hall.  It’s my favourite of the year.  The venue has a very special and unique energy and always attracts some wonderful exhibitors.   If you do come along, please feel free to stop by and visit me at Stand 83.  I’ll also be running two free outdoor Reiki Drum workshops at noon each day for those of you who would like to get an insight into Reiki Drumming, or for those of you who would like to experience the magic of this technique once again.  Further details can be found at http://www.mbsevents.co.uk/Cambridge/

Over the next few months I will be running lots of workshops both locally in Hertfordshire and also in other locations around the UK.  I have posted next year’s Usui, Karuna and Reiki Drum classes on the website, but for this year there are still some available spaces on the following classes.  If you have a desire to further your Reiki path, then please contact me at info@reikidrum.co.uk for further information.

Reiki Drum Practitioner Workshops – October 2 & 3 Ipswich, November 6 & 7 Hertfordshire, November 27 & 28 South Wales

Reiki Masters  – November 19th-21st

I have been teaching an Okuden Reiki Second Degree class today and one of the subjects which came up was the question of how others view our Reiki journey.   When I first started on my spiritual journey at what seems a long time ago now, but in the grand scheme of things isn’t really, I was so excited about the new things I was discovering about life, why I thought I was here on this planet, how energy worked, how the Universe worked.  Sharing my thoughts with others didn’t last too long as I realised that people thought I was kooky, eccentric or dare I say a little bit strange and I was very selective about who I discussed things with, keeping it to the trusted few, mindful that negativity and ignorance had a detrimental effect on my own way of thinking.

Over the past twenty years I have completely immersed myself in search of spiritual, energetic and esoteric knowledge and have noticed the more confident I became in my understanding, the less concerned I became of others opinion of my thoughts, words and actions pertaining to my spiritual quest.  The Reiki path, a path of the Heart, has made me even more secure in my knowledge and confident in myself.

I see when students take their first step on the Reiki path at Reiki First Degree level they are going through similar experiences.  They have a thirst for knowledge but are often misunderstood by their families and peers because of their different understanding.   What I share with them is my story in that as you become more and more secure in yourself and what you believe in, your concerns of what people think disappear and you are aware you are on a journey of self development and growth with a mission to share your findings, to wake people up and set them on their own spiritual path.   Students will often find they start to meet people of a similar vibration and are often surprised to find that there are often a handful of Reiki people already in their own circle of acquaintances.  Like attracts like and as you grow on your path, people either grow with you or you meet others who you will resonate with.   It does not matter if someone thinks your spiritual beliefs are “out there”,   perhaps what you share with them will have greater meaning later on in their lives and you will have sown a seed which will assist them in their own journey.  It takes courage to speak one’s truth, but here in the West we are fortunate to no longer live in an era of fear and condemnation concerning our spiritual beliefs.

In these changing times when we are going through so much transformation on the earth plane; environmental, fiscal, in the community and in our consciousness, it is a joy and a privilege as well as a responsibility to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they too can embrace the spiritual path and speak their truth.  So for those of you who have just stepped upon this path and can relate to my words, take heart that you are part of an every growing tribe of people resonating with this higher consciousness and helping the planet move towards a critical mass so that we can evolve and grow as a species.

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