Sunday, September 22, 2013

Empty the Vessel, Become the Instrument

Matthew 19:26 (NIV) "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

 One week ago, I experienced a renewal of my faith--perhaps not a renewal, but a resurgence. I attended a two day Reiki class where I reviewed Reiki I and learned Reiki II. The word Reiki means, in a Japanese translation, "life-giving energy from the divine source". Practiced in its purest sense, it knows no boundaries nor does it hold to any specific religions. We are all welcomed to discover it within our beautiful world and to share it with others. It is, without a doubt, the deepest level of spiritual experience I've ever shared with others.

 Still, until this morning, I spent this past week measuring my limitations. As I approached the more intensive levels of this beautiful healing gift, I wanted to make sure that I stuck closely to my Christian morals and didn't "cross over" into murkiness that might lead me (or others) to stray from those rules that accompany my beliefs that have been with me for as long as I can remember.

 Then, this morning, as I was sending out a distance Reiki session to a dear young lady I've recently met, the verse "With God, all things are possible" reverberated in my head. It brought a great deal of inner peace to me and I felt myself relaxing and reaching even deeper within myself to a better delivery system of energy to share. If I approach each session with reverence and love and if I ask for guidance from Christ, our great Physician, how can it be wrong or improper on any level?

 So, from that moment on, my Reiki practice has taken on a deeper level of peace. No worrying about breaking the rules or making God angry by not following specific guidelines. The vessel is now empty of those doubts and concerns. The instrument is tuned with pure love.

 And the energy flows and flows...because, with God, all things are indeed possible.

 Peace be with you.