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The cover’s been blown… the real conspiracy.

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by Heyoka Healing Arts

I received this from someone who seemingly knew more about me (a few years ago) than I did about myself.
(thanks Gail…)

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark.
But calmly and quietly, at the same time,
something else is happening underground.
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light.
It is a silent revolution.
From the inside out. From the ground up.
This is a Global operation.
A Spiritual Conspiracy.
There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.
You won’t see us on the T. V.
You won’t read about us in the newspaper.
You won’t hear about us on the radio.
We don’t seek any glory, we don’t wear any uniform.
We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles.
Most of us work anonymously.
We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country and culture of the world.
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.
You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice.
We go undercover… We remain behind the scenes.
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit but simply that the work gets done.
Occasionally we spot each other in the street, we give a quiet nod and continue on our way.
During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs.
But behind the false storefront at night is where
the real work takes place.
Some call us the Conscious Army.
We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and hearts.
We follow, with passion and joy.
Our orders come from the Central Spiritual Intelligence.
We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking
Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Movies ~ Kind words ~ Smiles ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Social activism ~ Websites ~ Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness…
We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique gifts and talents.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
That is the motto that fills our hearts.
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place.
We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans combined.
Our work is slow and meticulous like the formation of mountains.
It is not even visible at first glance, and yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to come.
Love is the new religion of the 21st century.
You don’t have to be a highly educated person or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it.
It comes from the intelligence of the heart, embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.
Be the change you want to see in the world
Nobody else can do it for you
We are now recruiting.
Perhaps you will join us… or already have.
All are welcome
The door is open
~ author unknown

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What Reiki’s all about…. pretty much.

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by Heyoka Healing Arts

Reiki – May the Force Be with You

This article was published in issue 19 (May 2007) of the UK’s ‘Paranormal’ magazine.

One of the fundamental principles underlying many alternative therapies is the idea of a biological life force energy. In traditional Chinese medicine it is called ‘chi’, in Ayurvedic medicine it is known as ‘prana’, and Russian researchers gave it the rather grandiose title ‘bio-plasmic energy’. Others simply refer to it as Light or Love. This life force energy which is said to animate all living things, flows around our bodies through meridians (or pathways) and the chakras (energy centres). When this energy becomes blocked, illness follows.
Reiki – which is a Japanese word meaning ‘universal life force energy’ – is a system of channelling this energy through the hands to the patient; accelerating the body’s ability to heal physical and emotional disorders.

Since Reiki’s spread to the West in the 1970’s, it has become one of the most widely acclaimed therapeutic systems available.  It can be used for chronic ailments, pain, stress, anxiety, combating addictions, improving the quality of life for the terminally ill and simply for an increased sense of wellbeing.  In some areas of the country through Social Services funding it is being used very successfully as a part of drug rehabilitation programmes and for curing people of alcohol addiction.  In others it is being used with remarkable results for the alleviating and curing of symptoms associated with M.E. and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s most immediate and powerful results however seem to be in the area of relief from stress related problems. In fact there are no problems that cannot benefit from Reiki and it can be used in tandem with and to enhance any other treatment whether they be conventional or complementary medicines or therapies.

In the USA and Canada, where Reiki first took root in the West it is being used extensively in some hospital and hospice environments by trained medical staff as well as by alternative practitioners. Reiki is being used in a variety of situations such as that of the lady who was recuperating from a hysterectomy. After being discharged from the
hospital she developed a bladder infection which lead her to suffer intense pain. The debilitating effects of the pain prevented her from urinating and she had to use a catheter. Her sister suggested Reiki. After a few minutes of Reiki from her sister the lady began to breathe deeply and drifted off to sleep. The Reiki treatment continued for another forty minutes. The next day the lady’s husband phoned his sister-in-law in disbelief. Not only was his wife comfortable when she woke up but she was able to urinate properly for the first time in two weeks. She remained pain free and the hospital confirmed that the bladder infection was gone. She healed quickly from that point on.

Pregnant women also find that Reiki helps them to cope with their pregnancy better and often reduces the feelings of discomfort, leading to a much greater chance of a successful and pain free birth. This is on top of the benefits received by the unborn child through the input of universal life force energy.

Whatever the reasons for having a treatment the recipients of Reiki treatments almost invariably report an increased sense of wellbeing, a feeling of being enclosed in a fine sheath of energy, or the sense that they are being surrounded by unconditional love. Often Reiki will send the recipient into a meditative state where strong emotions can be released. This will only happen if the problem being treated has an emotional basis and it is necessary for those emotions to surface and be dealt with as part of the healing process.

The unique thing about a Reiki treatment is that the energy has an intelligence of its own and will always go to wherever it is needed the most. This means that whatever the problem, be it a migraine or the after effects of chemotherapy, the Reiki energy knows what the precise healing needs of the individual are.

This of course means that Reiki will not always bring about the expected or the desired result straight away. Often underlying causes have to be dealt with before the symptom disappears. So if you develop a stress related illness as a result of your boss giving you a hard time at work, Reiki isn’t going to simply get rid of the physical problem. What needs to happen in this case is that you need to develop a better way of either relating to your boss or a way of removing yourself from that stressful situation – either physically or emotionally.

This is where Reiki will help. By working on your mental state and the way you are effected by other people, the energy will restore in you a state of balance that would enable you to have a peaceful coexistence with your boss. The stress therefore disappears and Reiki can then work on removing – for good – the illness that you manifested.

The practicalities of receiving a treatment are simple. The Reiki recipient lies fully clothed on a treatment table and simply relaxes whilst the practitioner places his or her hands in a series of defined positions on various parts of the body that correspond to the major organs, endocrine glands and the seven major chakras stretching from the Crown at the top of the head to the Root at the lower abdomen. Each position will be held for about five minutes whilst Reiki energy is channelled directly into the body.

So how does the practitioner know how much energy is needed in any particular place, and what if too much is given?
The answer is that the practitioner doesn’t know how much energy is needed, nor is there a need to know.
The subconscious mind/higher self of the recipient draws the energy in just the quantities that are required.
The practitioner actually does nothing other than make his/her hands available through which the energy can be drawn. For this reason it is never possible to have too much Reiki.

At the end of this series of hand positions the practitioner may feel that it is necessary to work on other parts of the body, depending on where an illness or problem seems to have its source or they may wish to return to one of the previously worked on points.

At each hand position the recipient can feel a number of physical sensations. Most commonly heat of varying intensities is felt or in some cases it can be coldness. It is not uncommon for people to feel energy waves rushing through their body or a ‘tingling’ feeling or see in their minds eye brilliant colours or find themselves on exotic journeys or in beautiful landscapes of a visionary nature. Each person’s treatment is unique as are the experiences of that treatment. One thing is certain however; Reiki does bring a deep sense of peace and wellbeing to whoever comes into contact with it. Many people find that Reiki transforms their lives and go on to learn it for themselves so that they can continue with self treatments. You don’t need to have anything particularly wrong with you to benefit from Reiki.

All you need is a commitment to bringing peace and harmony into your life and Reiki can be there to make it happen.

Some people question whether it is necessary to believe in Reiki before anything will happen. Though Reiki is a form of spiritual healing it is not faith healing and it is entirely non-denominational. Anyone, regardless of race, creed or religious beliefs can experience the effects of Reiki. Although it is better to have a positive mental attitude towards the treatment Reiki will work if you are simply prepared to give it a go and find out for yourself. I have known many instances where Reiki has also had a powerful effect on those who are quite adamant that Reiki is no more than superstitious nonsense.

Belief is simply not a factor in Reiki.

A full Reiki treatment can last up to an hour and a half and will cost you anything between $30 and $60.
Depending on the problem to be treated a full course of treatments might mean several visits.
For more serious problems expect to need ongoing and extensive treatment.
Price is not an indication of quality in Reiki. Because Reiki training is so accessible, and there being very little in the way of professional guidelines for Reiki practitioners, there are a number of unscrupulous people charging high prices for less than satisfactory treatments. Always look for someone who’s level of integrity and truth you are personally satisfied with. Find out how long the practitioner trained for – there are some Reiki Masters currently practicing and teaching Reiki who took less than two weeks to do all of their training!

Some claim to have learnt the whole system in a day.

Ask whether the practitioner can give you their training lineage back to Mikao Usui.


Anyone involved with Reiki should be able to do this, as it is a point of honour embedded within the system.

Heyoka Healing Arts, Toronto Reiki Master, Reiki, Vibration, energy

Searching within, searching without

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by Heyoka Healing Arts

“Believe nothing,

No matter where you read it,

Or who has said it,

Not even if I have said it,

Unless it agrees with your own reason

And your own common sense.”

– Buddha

 

 

There are many paths to an answer (if that is indeed what is being sought), yet with all the information and sources out there, it can be very easy to get deluded with others’ ideas and concepts.

Occasionally when searching for an answer, the natural tendency is to “look” to someone or something else, be it a book, a song, a movie, something, anything with a message.

 

But with all the input we can become distracted to the point where, if we were to sit a few moments and listen to what our inner guide or guides may tell us, we would likely find the answer “within”.

 

All the communications with all the angels/guardians/spirit guides come from within.

 

After all, it is YOU doing the communication, and that has to come from WITHIN you.

Energy, gadgets, and investment in yourself…

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

As much as I can and do appreciate upsetting the apple-cart from time to time, the fact is that change isn’t always what we’re looking for.
Case in point…
A friend in the Reiki/metaphysical world that I wander around in sent me a note from another therapist who went on to say that the Reiki energy just wasn’t doing it for her anymore, the energy is old and apparently not relevant because of the shift in the human race that seems to be taking place.
Which leads me to this …if something works for you and you’re happy in it, fine. If it’s worn out it’s welcome for YOU, that doesn’t mean that it no longer works for everyone else who is happy with it.
Why, oh why must people foist their opinions on others who are apparently doing alright?
If someone isn’t feeling the buzz from raising and passing the Universal Life Force, well, that’s okay. Maybe their time is up doing that sort of work, or perhaps working within that framework has run its course.
Call it what you wish, (here’s that old chestnut yet again), the energy is what it is, undefinable but indeed, definitely there for those that wish to access it.
God, Krishna, Buddha, Ganesh, whatever…. IT’S ALL THE SAME.

(Funny, my mom asked me about meeting her parish priest to talk about doing a sermon on just this.
Now there’s an image, the Heyoka at the pulpit.
That’s something I don’t think anyone would ever expect, least of all me.)

The energy, as we’re all aware, is compassion, love, awareness, and a willingness and eagerness to share what many energy workers/healers/therapists have learned to (some degree) harness.

I’m learning, or have learned, that each new modality is a new way to pull in a buck. I’m really sorry to say that, but it is in fact the truth. It’s at the point where I’m having people with all manner of gadgets and healing wands and this, that and the next thing wanting me to endorse what they’re hawking, and frankly, I’d rather not.
The fact is, WE can and do heal ourselves and we DON’T need the little $300 and $400 gadgets that “speed up the healing process”.
We ARE the healing gadgets.
I’d rather take the time and teach the client how to
ENACT and ENABLE the energy so that they don’t NEED the little gadget.

All we need is the awareness and intention.

Start something, go ahead…

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

If we don’t start thinking positively, there’s no reason for anyone else to. Create the change, start the way of thinking within yourself and eventually it’s going to creep into the rest of the world….

Start by embracing the unknown.

I’m done for now. thank you.

Mudslinging, pointing the finger and all that negative poo.

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

Along with being a holistic practitioner and teacher, I take great joy in the practice of playing bass guitar in a band in Toronto. I guess it’s just another way of spreading a vibration to a large group of people at once.
At any rate, the band and I (minus a member) were hired on to play at a political fundraiser.
In the process I spent a little bit of time talking with the candidate about a few things, specifically the concept of mudslinging (something more and more common these days) and something that has been really bothering me for some time, pointing the finger.
Hmm.
Mudslinging.
I have to wonder why this is something that the up and coming and apparently many veteran politicians have to partake in. I know I will likely get the response that “He said something about me first” or “I’m just protecting the interests of the voters and the community…”.

You know what? Save it.
It would seem that the reason people go digging around to find fault in the lives and livelihoods of others is to get people to overlook their misgivings and skeletons. If one has to find an issue in someone else’s life, maybe they should consider what may be in their own history to prompt the concern.

Experience is the greatest teacher, and it takes experience to know the damage that can be done.
You can’t say you know how someone or something feels unless you’ve had the experience.
What I’m getting at is, if one feels the need to expose anothers misgiving, they’re hiding something of their own.
Does that really make for a trustworthy representative of the community, on any level?

Pointing the finger.

What exactly is the point of this waste of energy?
I understand that in many cases someone or something has to be accountable, apparently because the world or society says so. However, more often than not the search for an answer as to “who did it” ends up costing the world or the respective community or government more money than was originally lost or wasted in the first place.
Simple and recent example.
The BP Gulf Oil Spill.
First off, not a spill, but a constant flow, and for way too long.
The whole news and media community mounted a monumental witch-hunt to find out “WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?!?!” and landed on Mr. Hayward, at that time the CEO or some such thing of the company. All of a sudden this fellow is responsible for the whole fiasco, from the connection breaking to the research not working out on time and on and on. Being realistic, one wonders how much actual involvement Mr. Hayward had in constructing the oil rig, the maintenance, and on and on.

That’s just one example. I don’t need to and won’t go on about this.

All I’ll say is, I think if we all, and I do mean ALL would just deal with issues and crises to the best of our abilities,
and that needless to say means pulling together our individual senses of reality and our collective energies, and stop wasting our time on calling each other names both openly and behind each others’ backs (though that makes no sense considering how many make such an effort to be heard…), perhaps the goal of making this world a better place can actually start to happen.

That is after all what we’re trying to achieve, right?

Just how easy IS changing the world?

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

A lot of the time when talking with people, either in real time or online, the first question that comes up is “How do I change the world and make it a better place?”.
My first initial response to this would be that as much as you may want to, the fact is that unless you’re in a position of power over the media and you can have the world’s ear at your beckoning, it’s not as easy as one might wish.
Then it generally leads to something like this…
The best one can really do is feel a sense of peace and joy and genuine love for the world and all that makes it up, including yourself, and yes, even the person you may have to “put up with” on a daily basis that just gets under your skin… feel that compassion for the world around you and let it exude from you. Let the people and the animals and your environment know that you’re feeling this way, let it show. Go ahead, smile, smile at someone you’ve never met just for the sake of making them smile back, or perhaps just to let them know that someone out there cares enough to smile at them. It takes very little and really does pay off a lot in the long run.
What I’m getting at is, if we put forth a sense and vibration of positive, benevolent energy, it can’t help but come back in kind, if not in multiples.

Hmmm. Just think of it, you wake up feeling simply wonderful, just knowing that you’re going to have your best day in a long time, and the rest of the people in your world are waking up feeling the same way.

Everyone’s having the best day they’ve had in a long time and the world just feels…. right.

Imagine the possibilites, imagine how good that day would feel.

Now go out and create that day.
It’s within our power to do so, and so we shall.

blessings all

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