In this short clip, Dr. Joe Howell gives a brief introduction to the Enneagram.
This is what our first short course is on tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Reiki 1 and Energy Healing: Tuesday morning:
Beginning 2 February, 9.00am-12.00noon
Cost: R1750 (Includes manual, refreshment and certificate)
2016 courses and get togethers:
These classes are open to all.
The second Thursday of every month: -Thursday morning, 9.00am-12.00 noon:
Refreshment is included.
11 February: An Intoduction to the Enneagram
(Find out your number)
10 March: An Introduction to the Pendulum (Bring your own or buy a brass one from me)
14 April: An Introduction to Tarot reading (Bring your own set of cards)
12 May: An Introduction to Dream Interpretation (Bring a dream, your journal and a pen)
Love and light til next time
A few years ago, I went to a Narrative Therapist for Grief counselling. Over a number of weeks she gave me a number of scenarios in which I slowly but surely found a new way of living. One of those scenarios was looking for, or creating new, sacred spaces within the space which was now so empty.
To begin with it was impossible to see anything. Everything was filled with the aching loss that I felt. She lent me a book filled with photographs of what various people had done with their living space to make it sacred, filled with soul.
This opened me up to looking around at my living space with new eyes. Places I could celebrate what was as well as what still is. It is still a work in progress, but so many spaces are now popping up, and some older spaces into which new ideas are being generated.
The garden, filling up with trees, indigenous flowers, seedlings popping through the earth. This space has become a sacred space shared with all creatures-birds, lizards and frogs-not to mention my dogs and cat.
The labyrinth-a work in progress for many years, but slowly being defined and maintained.
We all need sacred spaces. Spaces in which we can rest our body, mind and soul. Spaces without electronics in them. Sacred spaces where you can “Breathe in the positive and breathe out the negative”.
I encourage you today to look at your space with new eyes, to see if you can find a space that will fill your soul with peace and joy.
In love, light and harmony
A leading figure in the world of Reiki is William Rand. As my students will know, he is to be found in our Reiki lineage. Here is a 51 minute video of him giving a synopsis of where Reiki has come from and where he sees it going in the future.
Lots of love
This morning during my spiritual development time, I read the following which reminded me of the importance of living by universal laws rather than the laws put before us by the world. This is what it said…
“If we want to live the life of Truth, we must obey the Universal
laws. Our well-being or otherwise depends on whether
we do or do not abide by them.”
So I took a look back at what I had learned a while ago about Universal Laws. It was written by Deepak Chopra. I have a habit of forgetting what I have learned and then trying to reinvent the wheel. Yet, these laws are so relevant to our everyday life, to living in a way that is loving to ourselves, to others and the Creator.
We as human beings function according to the truths and rules of society and those we made ourselves while growing up. Our souls obey only the laws of the universe, also known as the spiritual laws. If our truths and those of the universe are not in alignment, it creates frustration, obstacles, stagnation or literally a cosmic slap in the face. The laws of the universe are based on Love.
Most of our human truths are based in fear and fear is the root of all evil. The moment we integrate more of the universal truths into our life, the more we flow with our soul purpose and with the energies of the universe.
Deepak Chopra speaks of these Universal laws:
1. The law of willingness
2. The law of resistance
3. The law of action
4. The law of request
5. The law of gratitude
6. The law of attention
7. The law of attraction
I would suggest that you write what you think each of these laws means for you and over the next couple of weeks we will look at what it is we have found out. This is a lovely time to share our insights. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put our collective thoughts together for next week.
In love, light and harmony
Today I would like to focus on our breath. We take our breathing for granted and yet without breathing, we do not live. (Obvious, I know, but then why do we breathe so badly, robbing our bodies of vital, life giving oxygen?)
Through breath control we can regulate and direct the flow of energy through our body and auric field. Any good exercise includes breath regulation. Healers breath strongly and deeply to increase their energy and power for healing.
Many people in today’s world do not breathe deeply and use only the upper chest for breathing. This keeps the energy field weaker than it could be. Deep breathing from our diaphragm is automatic in children, but as we begin to block our feelings, so we cut down on our breath. Holding our breath or dampening our breath is the best way to stop feelings and to anaesthetize ourselves. The lungs are associated with freedom. If we dampen our breathing or let the chest collapse, we feel sadness. Our shallow breathing is related to our feelings of being trapped in a world we cannot control and feel very unsafe and unfulfilled in.
Breathing fully and deeply with our diaphragms helps us feel the power to regain our freedom and works to release the spirit of fear in which we are all held in this age.
A simple breathing exercise:
Stand with your knees bent, legs at shoulder width, so that your knees come over your feet; or sit upright in a chair with only the lower part of your back supported.
With your right index finger, hold your left nostril closed. Take a deep breath in through your right nostril.
Close your right nostril with your right thumb and release your index finger from your left nostril. Now breathe out through the left nostril.
Hold your breath.
Close your left nostril with your right index finger.
Release your right nostril and breathe out.
Repeat this breathing while pulling your diaphragm down so that your lower abdomen thrusts out on your in breath filling your whole chest with air.
Now you can add a simple mantra if you choose for each in and out breath – freedom, power, health.
When you get used to the feeling of deep breathing, you can do it through both nostrils any time.
Hopefully, it will become a healthy habit.
(Information taken from Barbara Brennan: Light Emerging, pg. 127)
I love myself enough to realize that all I do affects others. If I do not work at my highest potential, then I am not being honest with myself or society. I am not an isolated entity living in a separate microcosmic world. “I AM” is a part of all parts. How I see myself reflects my joy in being a part of the sum, a totality of the all; and therefore, to be honest with myself is to love myself enough to do unto others as I wish them to do unto me.
Doing one’s work honestly means being truthful to the God-Self. Being in tune with what you are doing creates harmony; creating harmony allows you to be doing what is productive for society, yourself and all of creation. Therefore, honesty is alignment with the purpose of the Divine Plan of planet earth.
We are all a particle of Light from the same Source. What we think and how we work directly affects all levels of the Cosmos. We are a part of a Greater whole. Fulfilment of the Divine Plan comes only when we put forth constructive, loving energy.
On a more intimate level, how you perform your daily task directly affects the overall objectives of the company that employs you or the organization that you have agreed to support. The law of Karma is, “What we sow, so shall we reap.” If we sow positive, productive, loving energy, we receive the same energy returned tenfold or more. If we put out negative energy, then we reap negative results tenfold or more.
The deeper meaning of this principle is about being honest with yourself. To be aware of your feelings, your longings, your values, and beliefs in life, and last but not least to realize who you truly are – a divine being. To live in truth means to be aligned to your higher self, to seek out clarity and guidance in life.
Being honest in your work includes doing what you want to be doing. Enjoy your work and carry it out as well as you can. Then you will love and respect yourself. If you have a job that you do not like, in the long term you harm yourself, perhaps even falling ill.
With love, light and harmony