Thursday, November 15, 2012

Telling the Truth

   "Just for today, I will do my work honestly"

 What does this mean exactly?   
     To do one's work honestly requires that one is honest with himself.   It means you are not afraid to tell the truth about yourself.   When you can really look at yourself and accept everything about yourself,  then you are in a great position to take that integrity into the workplace.    When you have inner integrity,  you are authentic.   When you are authentic,  you are not afraid to tell the truth, no matter who is listening to you, regardless of the circumstances.     Only then is it possible to make a real contribution  to the world.   
     Here is an awesome video of Mooji talking about integrity:

     Another popular teacher, Jeff Foster, talks about the longing for truth.   He says, "Nothing has to change, but the focus, the remembering...  honoring what's here and not focusing on what's not here."

Love comes with a knife, 
not some shy question, and not
with fears for its reputation!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What is Anger?

Just for today, I will not anger.

This is probably the most difficult Reiki principle to integrate.
But once ANGER is understood for what it really is, mastery of this principle becomes effortless.
Anger is simply a movement of energy. All the emotions, anger, sadness, fear, anxiety, etc., simply lose their potency when we just experience the feeling without attaching a label to what we are feeling.  Our lifelong habit of describing every little thing and analyzing every feeling and sensation that occurs has made us victims of our own descriptions!
Next time a situation arises and you feel the emotion you call anger, let yourself feel the sensation and just let it be.  Allow it to live. You will find that it is self releasing.  It arose out of nothing and dissolves back into nothing.
It's best to disengage from your story of the hows and whys of the anger.  Embellishing the description of the circumstances, whatever they are, will only fan the flames.
Forget the story! Who are you without that story?

No one has ever been angry at another human being - we're only angry at our story of them.
                                      ~ Byron Katie

Another useful way to look at anger is that it is simply a point of view.  When it appears, instead of focussing on it, relax your perception and focus on the entire view. Just rest in the space that includes all points of view.  Then that measley little point of view is not such a big deal!  And pretty soon, when anger comes, it is seen as a friend.  It's just a little temple bell that lets us know we are not seeing clearly!  
Candice O'Denver reminds us that none of the afflictive states we experience have an independent nature. In other words, anger has no substance to it.  It's like a breeze blowing. You can't separate the breeze from the air in which it occurs.  Similarly, anger is nothing but an ephemeral feeling and will soon disappear all on its own.  Watch this beautiful video: 

Clarity as Affliction - 4.9.11 from Balanced View Candice on Vimeo.

Here is an awesome quote from The Revelation of Oneness by Jeff Foster: 
      "Really, I cannot feel "your" anger. Because your anger isn't yours. My anger isn't mine.  There is no "mine" and "yours".  Just the isness.  Just what is.  Just the energy of it.  And the mind comes in and calls it "yours" or "mine", and weaves a tale around that.  What you are experiencing, what you did to me, what I'll do to you, and so on.  That's the story of anger.  That's the story of separation.

In reality, there's just anger arising, and it's already arising for no one.  It's arising in emptiness.  And in the absence of the person trying to manipulate it, it just burns up in its own time.

And what's more astonishing:  it's seen that anger really isn't anger at all.  Really, it has no name.  It's just energy.  And it's fully there and it's not there.  This is a place the mind could never, ever go.  The mind has no hope of understanding this."

"If you are irritated by every rub,
how will your mirror be polished?"
                                                      ~ Rumi

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

No Worries!

Little squirrel takes a leap of faith!

Just for today, I will let go of worry.

I love this Reiki principle.  There is a beautiful stone structure in the Yucatan. It is a carving of a double-headed jaguar.  The Mayan shaman was telling us that one head faces the past and the other head faces the future.  It is only when you are sitting on the seat between the two heads...  sitting in the present moment, that peace is possible!  And when you are enjoying the moment,  worry cannot happen!  So simple!
Double Headed Jaguar at Uxmal

The only way it's possible to take a leap of faith is to be grounded in the moment, fully present in the NOW!  Just like the flying squirrel!  Mooji talks about resting in the now...... enjoy!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I Will Be Kind to Every Living Thing

Perhaps the only thing to remember is kindness.  No matter what happens then, there will always be a peaceful contentment!

Every living thing is part of the ONE HEART!  There is no one outside of this love.... everyone is included!  

We all have a kind nature.  That is why when we act harshly toward a person or animal, we feel badly.  We think we feel bad because of something they did to us, but the truth is that we only feel badly from acting against our true essence.

To be kind to our neighbors and every living thing is to be kind to ourselves!  The Reiki energy is whole, not dual and little by little it teaches us that there is "not two".  The other person IS our self!  So let us be kind to ourselves by respecting all our relations!

Here is a beautiful prayer that I have said at many gatherings:

Blessing the Earth With Lovingkindness

From the Heart of God,
Let the entire earth be blessed with lovingkindness.
Let the entire earth be blessed with great joy, happiness and divine peace.
Let the entire earth be blessed with understanding, harmony, good will and will to good. So be it!

From the Heart of God, 
Let the hearts of all sentient beings be filled with divine love and kindness.
Let the hearts of all sentient beings be filled with great joy, happiness and divine peace.
Let the hearts of all sentient beings be filled with understanding, harmony, good will and will-to-good. With thanks, so be it!

Blessed are the squirrels, for they shall inherit the earth!

Practice Random Acts of Kindness!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Give Thanks For Your Many Blessings!

When Mikao Usui first became enlightened,
 he wanted to share Reiki with everyone! 
Mikao went to a community of beggars 
and gave and gave and gave.
The beggars got well, 
but didn't want to be of benefit to the world.
They just wanted to take and take and take. 
 When Mikao realized this, he felt like a failure.
 He went back to the monastery
 to withdraw from the world 
and ask for guidance.
In deep meditation,
 we was given the Five Reiki Principles!

Mikao learned that for a healing to be sustained, 
there has to be a shift in consciousness. 
 The Reiki principles are the way to maintain wellness! These principles are the way 
to live in heaven! 
By following these principles we end the war within.
In the following audio of Byron Katie,
 listen to her speak on ending war! 


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Tetragrammaton of the Human Heart

When an artist mixes the colors blue and golden yellow, he gets green.  However, according to Goethe's theory of color, mixing light has a different result. If you take a piece of blue glass, place a piece of golden yellow glass in front of it, and then shine a flashlight through both, what you will see will amaze you! You will see red light! What significance does this have?

The illuminations of light that humanity has received since the end of the 19th century would suggest an awesome prophecy that is about to be fulfilled! Because humanity has received the blue light of Reiki, and then the golden yellow light of Deeksha, what we are now poised to realize is our Christhood! The intensification of the Red ray (adding more light) is the Pink light of unconditional love.

The Tetragrammaton, or four-lettered Name of God, is here arranged as a tetractys within the inverted human heart. Beneath, the name Jehovah is shown transformed into Jehoshua by the interpolation of the radiant Hebrew letter סה, Shin. The drawing as a whole represents the throne of God and His hierarchies within the heart of man. 

The Tetragrammaton of the Human Heart was written about by Jacob Boehme (1575-1624) in his Libri Apologetici.  He says, "For we men have one book in common which points to God.  Each has it within himself, which is the priceles Name of God. It's letters are the flames of His love, which He out of His heart has revealed in us. Read these letters in your hearts and spirits and you have books enough.  All the writings of the children of God direct you unto that one book, for therein lie all the treasures of wisdom.*** This book is Christ in you."

We are the ones we've been waiting for! The whole planet is ripe for this ultimate awakening... 
waking from the illusion of separation!

There is only ONE....  

Listen to Candice O'Denver as she talks about 
what love is in this talk called

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Threefold Flame of the Heart

The infusion of light that transformed Mikao Usui in the late 1800's was the Cobalt blue light of Reiki.  This blue light was the great blue flame of spiritual power and the first download of  light necessary for the awakening of humankind into their true identity of pure Christ love synonymous with "buddha nature" or "unconditional love".  

In some of the esoteric teaching on the threefold flame of the heart, you learn that there are three flames of light in the heart: power, wisdom, and love.  The blue flame of Reiki empowers one to follow one's pure knowing and align with the highest good for all. 

The second download of light representing the wisdom flame of the heart came to the planet in 1989.  In the courtyard of the Jeevashram school in Southern India,  a golden ball of light descended upon and enveloped a child named Krishnaji.  This child immediately experienced an enlightened state and furthermore, every child he touched entered this enlightened state!  These children, now adults, are the monks that teach at the Oneness University that is known all over the globe as the origin of the Oneness blessing, formerly known as "deeksha". The Jeevashram school had been founded by Sri Amma and Sri Bhagavan in 1984, and their intention was to educate children in the complete absence of fear and comparison so that they could realize their true essence.  When this Golden ball of light entered the children, they began to perform amazing feats of healing and began speaking profound words of wisdom just like the sages of old. The chant that arose from the children was the same chant that Sri Bhagavan had chanted in his childhood... the now well known Moola Mantra. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What is Reiki?

Reiki is universal life force energy... it is the glue that holds the universe together.  Reiki is a natural healing method that is drugless and bloodless.  It is the gentle application of Compassionate Wisdom that is always loving,
soothing, and always
appropriate in all circumstances! Whether your client is an elderly man with cancer, or a baby squirrel that fell out of a tree, Reiki is perfect. The Reiki energy is Divine Intelligence and "knows" exactly what is needed.  The beautiful thing about Reiki is that the practitioner just can't make a mistake! Everyone will receive exactly what they need... it's all in perfect Divine order!
Reiki is very old. It is also known as "laying-on-of-hands". Jesus did Reiki.  Buddha did Reiki.  Then for about a couple thousand years, the ability was lost. In the late 1800's this loving energy returned to our planet in a huge ball of light that enveloped Mikao Usui as he sat in meditation on top of Mt.Kuriama.  Mikao had been searching for many years, in divinity schools, studying ancient languages, and traveling all over the globe, seeking the answer to how Jesus was able to lay on hands and heal!
Mikao Usui
Finally! In the experience of this light infusion, Mikao saw the healing symbols that he had read in Sanskrit years earlier, and this time a voice described exactly what each symbol was for and how to apply them! These ancient symbols were implantd into his energy field and when he came down that mountain, he not only was able to "do what Jesus did", but most importantly, Mikao was enlightened!