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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.

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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

Energy workers, Vampires (!?) and all that stuff.

Posted in Vampires, Vampires and healers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

An online conversation regarding the difference between a Reiki practitioner and those living with the “vampyric condition”. The questions were from a young woman in the midwest USA.

“I am doing an paper on how being vampiric is different from Reiki and I need some help, I am finding that the way Reiki is used is very similar but yet different. Can you all be so kind to help me out?”

*If you have some specific question(s), I’d be glad to be of help.
Fire away….

“First question is what is the difference between the ways we (the psi-vamp) use energy and a reiki practitioner?”

The vast majority of the vampyric encounters I took part in *see below* were of the cleansing kind, as in my counterpart would be in a situation of needing to remove or release some pent up energy or energies, and I would facilitate the removal of said energy.

As for others in the community, it’s my understanding that there are some who draw energy for the sole purpose of self-sustenance, and some for the purpose of (you asked, I’ll say it) malicious intent, such as causing discomfort either close up or from a distance, and always it would seem for selfish reasons.

A Reiki practitioner (if working according to Reiki precepts and concepts) doesn’t work for their own benefit. They work for the benefit of the client or recipient.  Also, the Reiki practitioner acts as nothing more than a channel or metaphysical siphon of sorts for the Universal Life Force.

I found in the past (pre-Reiki attunements) that when doing energy work, I would end up being exhausted and drained, mostly because although the energy I was exchanging was clean and wonderful and marvelous and all that, it was tapping me of other physical resources. It was my energy that was being sent here there and everywhere, leaving me sometimes a bit senseless and more than a bit dazed.

Being tuned in to Reiki allows me to open up to energies all around me on levels that, as much as I was aware of them previously, I guess I didn’t have the access I do since being attuned.

“Last question, on many reiki sites I see how to defend yourself against a psychic vampire why is that?? “

Are you sure you want me to open up that particular can of worms?

Okay… I will.

If you look at all of the “information” on vampires, they are described as being creatures/lifeforms/beings that inherently take what they need, with no apparent regard for the, shall I say “victim” or “donor”. (Keep in mind, this is not my opinion or attitude, just what I’ve gleaned over way too many years).
That being said, it is a seemingly common school of thought that interaction with a vampire is a generally negative, shall I say, soul-sucking interaction. Now, logically thinking, that’s not something that most people want to have happen to them, so, information on how to protect oneself from an energy/chi/ki/spirit sucker is going to be out there for all and any to see.

So, why are people cautious? Because they don’t have the knowledge to understand the “vampyric” condition, because they haven’t experienced that side of the coin.

Experience tends to bring knowledge, unfortunately, it’s not always possible to experience all the wonderful weirdness out there….

Energy worker? Vampyre? No, a Heyoka

Energy worker? Vampyre? No, Heyoka.

Oh yes, the see below part.

Prior to becoming a certified and registered Reiki teacher, like many out there,  I wandered through a collection of philosophies and, shall we say, lifestyles. One of them being the “vampire” community, a group of people who I learned very quickly WEREN’T living the Hollywood/fictional/role-playing version of “vampire”. People who were quite practiced in energy manipulation, both up close and from a distance, hence the term “psi-vamp”.  This is why the term was used in the interview.

All in good time… like it or not.

Posted in Healing thoughts with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by Heyoka Healing Arts

Things don’t always happen according to OUR schedule, but there would seem to be a reason for that. At least that’s what I’ve found. Evidently the waiting is worth it in the end. Good things come… you know the rest.

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