What is Reiki? Reiki is Responsibility. It is fluid. It moves wherever it is most needed at the time…
Reiki has been practiced by many cultures around the world since the invention of human compassion. To learn more about Reiki look around my site and research around the rest of the web. (I have written several posts and shared many academic journals.) My point here I wish to now make is this: Reiki can be used for so many things. It can be used to heal, to mend broken bones, broken hearts, and broken spirits. It raises your consciousness and your ability to empathize with the rest of the world. Above all, Reiki, or universal life force energy is all around us. It is was what holds our atoms together and it is what connects all of us. You may know it as a different name, but the purpose and the intention is pure nonetheless.
Our focus for this meditation will be to heal both our inner and outer waters.
Both the physical lakes, rivers, and oceans and our inner emotional turmoils.
The planet right now is in an emotional flux. Oceans are being polluted with radiation and sonar weapon warfare.
Sharks are being hunted purely for their fins and being thrown back into the ocean. Rivers and water supplies are being polluted from fracking conquests. There is an island of trash in the Pacific. There is still an incredible drought in California. There is still so much to be done by way of healthy self-expression of human personality. Abuse, mental illness, low self-esteem and poor relationship development due to closed-mindedness and desensitization to violence, which still persists in our culture.
So, Thursday night, 30th January 2014, is the New Moon in Aquarius, the water bearer. Do you see the theme? We will be meditating for inner and outer harmony in our minds, bodies, souls, and our planet.
If you would like to participate, simply, “LIKE,” this post prior to 11pm EST on 30-1-2014 and I will add you to the pot. We will be using synchronized meditation as well as a Reiki box for those far and wide.
I would also like to note, if you are a Reiki Practitioner yourself, please feel free to take part in your area and connect with me at the time. My contact information is above. The more people we can collectively help, the better, and the more people involved the higher the intention for change.
With this cycle I wanted to add a bit of imagery in the form of a card (see below) for those of you who find it either difficult or intimidating to meditate. Anyone can meditate. All it takes is time. If anything else, it has been scientifically proven to increase people’s states of mind and increases mental faculties. A majour part meditation is not so much to turn off the brain, actually, it is about allowing the brain to do what it will, being kind to yourself, and just giving yourself that time to let go and relax.
I will also, again, be sending much needed energy to our brothers and sisters around the world who have suffered and continue to suffer at great length. This also includes our animal, plant, and mineral brothers and sisters. If you have any special requests for any loved ones, please also feel free to comment, but you can do this yourself by focusing on them while you participate. Regardless if you can or can’t, I will be sending to who ever asks for the gift of blessings. No one will be turned away.
I would also entertain any prayers or blessings for the Earth and her healing at this time as well.
I would also like to entertain any prayers or blessings for all who have died or were born this year.
Let us shine our love and support during this New Moon for those who most need it. Let us pray for the renewal of hearts, prosperity and health in the year to come.
We are walking our Winter into Spring journeys in the northern hemisphere, and our Summer into Autumn journeys in the southern hemisphere. As we look towards a new year of immense potential let us all come together to change what needs to be changed.
As we prepare to meditate under a sky filled with stars, let us set the intention to gently acknowledge and release to spirit all thoughts and feelings about our perceived challenges and adversities that do not serve us.
And let’s fill our Selves with infinite love, light, and joy.
As we step into this acceptance and find our resilience, we open to prosperity and our infinite potential.
And isn’t that the truest truth my friends? Thoughts are incredible powerful things. By shifting our thoughts and perceptions, we can open ourselves up to what is really happening. To new possibilities, projects, and the next phase along our spiritual path.
New possibilities are just around the corner.
The New Moon is all about planting new seeds, even in the dead of winter. Eventually the rains will come, and with it roots will take their fill, gardens will smile, and the ground will moan with relief.
Eventually, people will realize we cannot keep polluting our water supply, with sewage, toxins, trash, and radiation.
The New Moon is an excellent time for you to meditate and answer some questions. You may wish to pick a tarot card for added insight, or simply ask yourself some of the following questions.
Some of the following questions are from Joanna Powell Colbert’s New Moon Spread
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon to bring me into deeper personal wisdom?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in communication, thought, information, intention, meditation?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in passion, creativity, energy, sexuality, personal power?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in emotions, intuition, dreams, sensuality, compassion?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in stability, security, health, finances, manifestation?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my connection to Source, to the Universe, to the All that is?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my mind?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my body?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my spirit?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon to find balance and health?
- How can I best tend my inner heart’s garden?
- How can I best seed the energy of this new moon in my environment?
- How can I best keep my environment pollutant free?
- How can I best help to heal the planet?
Check in on your answers each week to see how this new moon energy will manifest during the month from New to Full Moon. Do a little journal-writing, even if it’s just notes, once a week. See how it blossoms at he full moon and releases its seeds for the next cycle during the waning moon, turning into compost at the dark.
If you don’t wish to pick tarot cards for each question, you may wish to use the imagery of the card below.
The Guardian of Water is all about having a harmonious environment and teaches us to cleanse and refresh ourselves, as well as how to embrace boundless compassion for ourselves and all other creatures. The Guardian of Water also teaches us how to be more environmentally aware, and how our actions impact our waters, both our inner emotional waters as well as our planetary waters.
“The Guardian of Water is calling us to open our hearts to compassion, intuition and deep love. As if swimming in the waters of mercy, she overflows with forgiveness, peace and cleansing for a troubled world. Pour it out for me is her siren song. A school of fish swirls all about her, as if they were her children or her students, seeking comfort and closeness as they explore their world. The spiral koru necklace, echoed in the shape of the shell, signifies unfurling, opening, renewal. She guards and nurtures the qualities of intense emotions, dreams and healing. Her ally is Sea Turtle, who offers the gifts of good luck, peace, longevity and the ability to find the way home. These are Kwan Yin’s waters of mercy, poured out upon a troubled world.” -Joanna Powell Colbert
If this resonates with you, then perhaps using a glass of water, or Kwan Yin statue/image during our Reiki meditation will be a benefit to you. You could even order a copy of the above Guardian from Joanna’s website.
Some other good New Moon questions the Guardian asks us to ask our Selves:
- Am I having difficulty with personal troubles spilling into those of others?
- How can I be wary of people or situations that are overly needy or draining?
- Am I wallowing in my emotions?
- What have I done to perpetuate my own inner drought?
- How may I seek the patient, cleansing, forgiving powers of water, so that emotional balance may be restored?
- How can I trust the waters of love and compassion flowing from my heart?
- Do I have a spiritual practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- Do I have a physical practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- Do I have a sexual practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- Do I have a environmental practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- Do I have an emotional practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- Do I have a mental practice that helps me navigate my inner waters and emotions?
- What are my beliefs around environmentalism and healing?
- What can I control in my present situation, and what is beyond my control?
- What kind of healing does the Guardian of Water offer me?
- What kind of healing can I offer the Earth through the example of the Guardian of Water?
There is nothing wrong with fearing change. With fear comes strength, and if transmuted becomes great courage. With every new beginning, with every new cycle of the sun, moon, or fiscal year, there are things that ultimately must be let go and discarded and hopefully composted for future growth. Just because something may be done and over with, does not mean that life ceases to exist. We carry on. We live on. We breathe on. Our hearts continue to beat even if they seem broken. Our bodies still move even if they are stiff. Our spirits still soar in our dreams.
The new moon offers us a great gift: transformation.
What will transform in your life this new moon? Take the time. Visualize your future the way you want it to be, and take the necessary steps towards greater health of mind, body, and spirit.
And with that, here is our intention, blessing, prayer (whatever you want to call it) for the New Moon meditation.
Feel free to print it out or write it down and repeat it to yourself before bed the night of the meditation.
“Thank-you for sending Reiki energy for the greatest good of everyone gathered for this healing.
Thank-you for sending Reiki energy for the greatest good of everyone unable to gather for this healing.
Thank-you for sending Reiki energy for the greatest good of the Earth for this healing.
May I receive the necessary healing I need for a harmonious mind, body, and spirit.
May I continue to tend hope in my heart.
May I continue to see the beautiful potential for happiness all around me.
May I seed this new moon energy for … (fill in the blank with your personal request)
May the seeds that I plant tonight be tended by the Universe.
May the land’s thirsts be quenched and filled for all creatures to benefit.
May the land’s purity be regained and protected.
May the rains fall and my inner waters flow freely.
May the rivers, lakes and streams also flow with love.
May the world’s waters learn to forgive us as we must forgive ourselves.
As the moon grows, may my body’s health improve as the moon brightens and brightens.
As the moon grows, may my mind draw upon the peaceful sanctuary of this season, as the moon brightens and brightens.
As the moon grows, may my soul be nurtured with self-love and self-acceptance, as the moon brightens and brightens.
As I travel through the land of Winter’s ending, may I relate my journey to the wisdom of this season.
As I travel through the land of Rain’s return, may I relate my journey to the wisdom of this
Namaste. We are all one. By healing myself I can help to heal others including the planet.
Just allow the energy to flow for a few minutes until it seems like you have met your mark. Bathe yourself in sweet starlight as you drift away to sleep.
If you wish, get comfortable, light some candles/incense, put your choice of music on, (like the music below) dance and meditate with me. Or, if you will already be in bed asleep, which is a great state of mind to be in when receiving healing, print out and say the intention above. Or you could even say one of your own making.
Let us all welcome back the rain.
Let us all heal our Earth’s inner and outer waters.
Photos courtesy of : godzax, Gayle Nicholson, Joanna Powell Colbert, Vineus