Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. We allow completely this moment, this healing session to be perfectly perfect, for what it is today. And so it is. Namaste with Love, Tuesday
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Afternoon sun warms the room while tall ceilings keep it cool. The blinds are open and visions of golf course players cross from time to time. You lay on your back while I maneuver around your body, lifting heavy limbs and folding them just so.
One side of your body is currently asleep and you engage in life from your wheelchair most of the time. It is your fourth-year recovering from a stroke. Your exact age I know not, yet it doesn't matter. Silver-hair and kind blue eyes greet me every time. Your wife holds sacred space for your healing. She sets you up reclined in bed, that I may visit for an hour to share Yoga and Reiki with you.
Today the 'Spa music' you have chosen as a backdrop to our session is dreamy. Sometimes we listen to piano music, and sometimes soundscapes of nature. But today your iPad churns out music akin to the Bladerunner soundtrack. Muted tones swell without becoming too melancholy or sweet. It sets a tone through which I feel relaxed enough to slip into altered states of consciousness while working with you.
My gaze falls over your legs which I hold in place for a lengthened stretch to your IT Band. Light blurs in and out. In this heady , I see my hands glow with Reiki. I see flowing rivers of soft velvety red moving through my fingertips and streaming out beyond this space.
Red. The color associated with the root chakra. This color denotes qualities of acceptance to the fact that you are in a physical body, on the physical plane. It signifies safety, belonging, grounding and a relinquishing of fears on the earthly plane.
I watch the red swirls of light shoot from my fingertips as we work together. Inhale, exhale. I guide you through conscious breath and we move carefully to the next positioning, that your body may relax and tight muscles release with ease. This red hue gathers around us enveloping us both in its soft haze.
Considering your healing path dear client, and all you have undergone- it makes 'spiritual sense' that red would be our visiting color on this day.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen draws itself through me. I see the symbol appearing your bed, and over the two of us like a soft cloud. No Past, No Present, No Future. Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. My Reiki Guides tell me to draw it over and over again. With each stroke I draw in my mind's eye I can feel your body release deeper.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. No past. Releasing memory of what has been accumulated as pain and fear in the body, mind, and emotions. No present. Releasing trauma that could be triggered the past- and brought into the present where you are now. No future. Relinquishing any neediness or expectations from what could be.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. We allow completely this moment, this healing session to be perfectly perfect, for what it is today. And so it is. Namaste with Love, Tuesday
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Monday, October 30, 2017
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As a child whenever I stubbed a toe or had a tummy ache, I would wail in a stream of tears and place my hands on the afflicted area without thinking about the placement of my hands. It was unconscious. If I was lucky my mom or grandma would offer a kiss to the area, or would perhaps gently rub their hands over the designated 'hot spot' to make it feel better. Somehow the magical kiss or touch of their hands would take the pain away and I would soon after go about playing or taking on another task.
I think about the story of Mikao Usui and how he became enlightened with the wisdom to share and teach reiki in this world.
|Mikao Usui - Founder of the|
Reiki Natural Healing System
There are a few variations of Mikao's 'coming up story'- and some have slightly different details, though many share the same version of his initial first experience with the modality as a hands on healing practice which I will get to...
In the late 1800's, a Japanese doctor and monk/teacher named Mikao Usui rediscovered the original Reiki teachings. How?.....
*There is proof of a book published on reiki in Japan before Usui's quest took place, and apparently before he knew what reiki is and was. Yet reiki did not receive acclaim until Usui brought forth the teachings as we recognize them today.
It is said that a student asked Usui "How did Jesus heal?" From there he went on a sabbatical, some say for ten years, others for twenty. He traveled and studied with the monks in Tibet, the Yogis in India, the faith healers of Christian sects in the US and, while he was getting closer to understanding how Jesus may have healed, the full realization had yet to be bestowed. That is, until he took to Mount Kurama-yama, a sacred mountain north of Kyoto.
At the end of a twenty-one day fast on the mountain, Usui was given the 'divine download' on everything reiki through what is said to be the equivalent of receiving a lightening bolt (perhaps akin to a kundalini activation) to the third eye through which he received all the information required to understand the modality of reiki, how to use it appropriately, how to share it with others, and how to teach others too.
In streamlining his story... It is said that Usui became super excited at the full realization of Reiki wisdom being bestowed to him, that he began to run back down the mountain in a blaze of glory (my words). He was so enthralled, he couldn't wait to get back to the villagers and share his discoveries.
On his way down the mountain- he tripped over a rock and stubbed his toe. He fell to the ground and placed his hands over the afflicted area right away. To his astonishment the pain reduced and any swelling became resolved.
This furthered his excitement and grounded a validation in sharing the teachings. It is through Dr. Usui’s teachings that Reiki became established in Japan and from there traveled to the United States. Now, there is much more to the story, yet for the sake of this blog- I want to get right to the juice of this post!
REIKI RIGHT AWAY
Now, the placement of my own hands upon my body was- and is a very natural reaction and response to a sudden sense of pain or injury. Is it for you? Even if you are not a student of reiki, and just happen to be reading this blog- do you lay hands upon your body to areas where pain resides?
Think about it- when was the last time you walked into a wall, stubbed a toe or banged your knee on the edge of a table (or something like any of these incidents)? The natural placing of our hands to the area is what will most likely happen if you do not think about it. And is most likely what will happen if you do think about it!
WHAT HAPPENED HERE?
In the below assortment of pictures you can see a series of events that happened back to back while I was out practicing with my staff (follow me on Instagram for more of this). The pictures are frames taken from a mini chunk of footage I recorded.
In pic one on the top, I lost my staff after it clipped my ankle bone. In pic two (in the middle), my body becomes suddenly aware of the impact, causing me to loose my footing. The 'whack' took me down to the ground. In pic three on the bottom you can see the absolute and sheer pain I am experiencing. ouch ouch ouch.
Haha I didn't realize it at the time, though I was having my own Mikao Usui moment, if you will! I went from tremendous PAIN to focused calm in the photos below.
all of my pics ©TuesdayMayThomas
In pic one above, I am still feeling it, big time. My hands are applied, though in an unconscious manner. In pic two (middle) I am remembering the gift of reiki and applying it consciously. Instant calm and release of pain. In pic three at the bottom there is a turning point, a full release of what happened. The final 'woosh' of pain dissipated here, and it is now I know coyotes will not eat me tonight because I will be able to walk back down the mountain, even though I am injured.
And okay- injured, now I am being a drama queen. Well the truth is I might have become more seriously injured from my staff clipping- if I had not applied REIKI right away...perhaps this clip on the ol' ankle bone may have become a much larger issue. A big lump, or perhaps a painful bruise, or it might have gifted me with a limited gait for some time. But no. That night I applied an ice pack twice an hour with intervals of reiki. At bedtime I applied a thick layer of arnica and repeated a series of same love the next day.
The very fact that I could get up and walk away from the crime scene was and is the premise of this blogpost. Wether you are actually attuned with reiki or not, we all have healing medicine in our hands. That medicine is connected to the wisdom of nature, that being LOVE. And love knows how to heal everything, no matter what. So do not hesitate to lay your hands RIGHT AWAY. Do not wait (unless your guides seriously tell you otherwise). When you lay hands efficiently and quickly the signs of injury or physical effects are divinely diminished. Remember, in laying hands we help the body heal itself by creating the correct conditions for it to do so.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
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A note to all Level One's: "Why lay hands?"
Since 2001 I have had the honor of attuning many many many students to Reiki. Self-Healing via laying of hands is what I give as homework to all level of attunees, and especially to Level One students as the thirty day period after receiving their attunement is a sacred space through which much transformation can occur.
To be present for this shift is most vital to truly 'attuning' to Reiki and its healing capacity. Level One students can have a hard time carving out time to develop a daily laying on of hands Self-Healing practice, or simply meet resistance in cultivating a new discipline. When they do meet a wall in their Self healing process, or just plain 'forget' to practice, below is a portion of what I offer...
And I want you to know that it is never too late to begin laying hands. Some students receive their Level One and are not taught by their teacher to practice Self Healing. If you are attuned to Level One or any Level for that matter, and the information in this article activates as truth for you- start today.
A note to all Level One's: "Why lay hands?"
Keep laying hands on your Self! It may not seem like much is happening, yet through your attunement there is a great orchestra of alchemy waiting your attention that it may be ignited through the laying on of hands by you. This alchemy is a force of love and light so profound it can help heal all matters of self doubt & insecurity..... and it will help to bridge the gaps between the old life you are leaving behind and the new one ahead of you.
I share all of this with love, for only you know what is your truth- and there is no force of will. This said, there is an extraordinary time scape open during the first thirty days after your Level One whereby profound healing can take place if one says yes to it by laying on hands with Self healing! Of course profound healing can further take place down the road with your Level One- yes!- It's just that you were guided to receive your attunement... ask yourSelf why. And now its about you deciding to take the medicine you were so drawn to obtain.
This medicine is the purest form of love-force as life-force. It connects you to all the love and light in the universe and beyond it. Taking your medicine is all about you practicing Self Love That is the greatest initiation any one person can traverse.
Reiki invites us to be empowered. To transform lower denser qualities into gold, aka love and light. Reiki also invites us to be liberated from the tars that bind us to the polarized realms of the 3D. What are 'tars'? ... It is a term to denote the Tar Body, which is your Light Body's toxic double. It is the voice opposite to your Higher Self. The tar body is that which we release when undergoing any healing path.
The Tar Body contains Self Doubt, Self Sabotage, negative patterns, toxic memories, trauma, fear, pain, anger, limited beliefs and all polarized negative 'like' qualities. Reiki is a powerful modality to use as a means to purify our energy vehicle and physical body temple from denser vibrations. Read my article entitled Feed the Light Body Starve the Tar Body to find out more. ©TuesdayMayThomas
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dai Ko Myo
In the Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineage I am attuned with and teach, Level Three Reiki is associated with one symbol- 'DAI KO MYO' pronounced (die- ko- meeo). It relates specifically to the spiritual body, self realization and the direct experience of ones heart opening.
In my lineage Dia Ko Myo/ Level Three is the attunement that comes before Raku/Master Level. It serves an awakening within the student and brings them to a great respect for the deepened potency of ones thoughts actions, words and deeds. In many ways, this attunement acts as training wheels for the student to learn how to hold space as a Master weather they plan on being a Reiki teacher or simply using the Master Level to master their life.
Level Three is all about living from the truth of your heart. Besides opening your channels that more life force flow through you with ease, your ability to heal your life and allow your life to be healed is expanded exponentially. Your ability to channel, receive & 'hold' greater love, life-force, celestial nourishment, and joy in your body vehicle is activated. Your ability to equally give/gift- love, life force, celestial nourishment & joy- in larger ways comes with even greater grace.
With disciplined regular self-hands-on work (even a weekly practice goes a long way), your personal fountain of life force overflows, and connects you with the inexhaustible god-source/love-force of all life. This means the 'space' you then 'give energy' from is of that which overflows with ease, not from your personal reserves of energy.
With Level Three, ones energy within, and all around- shifts to a new vibrational octave and the world watches and awaits, as you become the exemplifier of a new marked freedom. Ring the bell of liberation for others through the words and deeds you share in the world. YOU are the teacher unfolding.
There are a handful of Dai Ko Myo symbols a Master may use to attune a student with. In my 16 years of passing attunements I have used three variations. The version at the top of this post is the one I have been guided to use predominantly in attunements for the past three years.
The version below in pink was channeled by Diane Stein and can be used as a part of the attunement process to open the sushumna and hand channels, and also as the actual Dai Ko Myo symbol a student is receiving as their Level Three activating symbol. Confusing? Yes it can be if you are not a practicing teacher- but no worries, lets move on!
Level Three is the integration of truly living what you have been initiated into with Level One and Level Two, and putting those realizations and the healing of the first three chakras into conscious action through operating fearlessly from your heart. It bridges the gap between the first two chakras and the heart center. The more we practice being and living from the heart-space of Self love and authenticity, everything flows and the less we have to 'do' or 'effort' to make life work...
Ultimately Level Three assists in opening the heart chakra. It lights the way for more dense energies to be transmuted through the higher chakras.
Level Three brings great joy and the symbol name associated there 'Dai Ko Myo'- generally translates to GREAT BRIGHT LIGHT or GREAT WHITE LIGHT. That great bright light is the light of your heart which naturally abides. It becomes further awakened and calibrated in divine alignment with the love of the universe! ©TuesdayMayThomas
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Monday, May 15, 2017
This post invites you to recalibrate in the name of relaxation and daydreaming. Rediscover who you are by honoring the visions from your heart.
© Tuesday May Thomas
I found myself sitting in front of Patrick Harrington a famous trance channel who amusingly offered me many elixirs of light while reading my palm. One of the most potent offerings came in a question "Why don't you daydream anymore?" Whoa- stop the press... He's right. Why don't I daydream anymore?
In the past half year I have somehow thwarted my dreaming to extend only as far as my bubble of immediate third dimensional needs. This includes fixing the car, paying rent on time, and having healthy food to eat. With all of these basic needs feeling more pressing than a 'need' to daydream, I had forgotten the fullness of who I am in this daydream realm- and so who I am in this world. I had forgotten the power that lies in exploring the seeds of calling in my heart. I must say the practice of conscious daydreaming is an old friend I now invite back into the tool bag!
Who I am? What is the biggest, brightest version of me doing and being when I allow myself to daydream? Patrick's offering jumpstarted me to re-learn and so remember how to color outside of the lines when it comes to using my imagination.
Oh yes, my imagination was dusty. It was dusty and rusty like an old lawnmower wheeled out from the garage that had to be 'tried' a few times before it started. Once the motor of my imagination started, I could not ignore the feelings of expansion in my body. What is this feeling? Oh yes, it is sheer joy! Old scenes emerged from the deeper parts of my mind as holographic pictures emanating from my heart. I like to think of them as the 'greatest hits' of my subconscious mind! They are the movies I like to see in my mind. They are the pictures that light me up, make me smile and catalyze excitement in my every cell and fibre. They are pictures that show me how be more of my authentic Self. And they reside in you too.
I believe we all house seeds of calling. I believe the seeds we each hold in our hearts are wired in alignment with a much larger heart, and a plan of peace and joy for this planet. I believe the seeds of calling within each of our hearts are here to show us 'where to go' and 'what to do'- that we may meet our greatest joy. It is here we meet others who have realized their greatest joy too. Wow, can you imagine how we will light up the world from a collectively sustained frequency of authentic joy?
The pictures in our hearts invite us to participate fully in life. This can be frightening, but only because it is a muscle mostly atrophied in us, as the world does little to engage society in practicing faith and trust in accessing the authentic parts of our collective soul. The watering of these seeds (the practice of active daydreaming from the heart) serves to connect us to our joy, our truth, and with like-minded beings. Can we fulfill a realization of unity consciousness, of one-ness in this way?... That we may bridge Heaven on Earth? I say YES!
So I propose these questions to you.
"Who are you? What is the biggest, brightest version of you doing and being when you allow your Self to daydream?... and What would you daydream about if you had the next hour to do so?" I invite you to not only make time, but to take time to daydream. Simply drop your awareness into your heart and explore what resides there.
For example I have a student who has a dream of starting a bee farm to make honey. He gets so jazzed about it, you can see his whole face and eyes light up when he talks about it. His energy literally becomes larger, and excited in a positive, palpable way. But... Then his energy begins to shrink, and he slowly becomes despondent stating he has a 9-5 job and can't see how it will happen. Well, that's because he is trying to figure it all out in a 'sensible way' with his logical mind. Yet when he drops into his heart and simply plays with the idea of how it could happen, suddenly all the limits of this world fall away and he is left with the sheer joy of possibility. And that's what we are after, the feelings our dreams give us. This is the feeling realization that stirs excitement in our mind and body. It's a frequency that tells the U-verse. Here I am, I am that, and so it is. Upon your sustained 'I Am'-ness, ultimately the U-verse folds to your vibration and in the highest forms can supply a way when there was no-way seen before.
For now, if you require something or someone outside of your Self to offer it-you have permission to relax. Now, drop into your heart space and let those pictures in your heart, the ones you know are yours, and only yours- let them have life through your attention. Dream your Self into them, and actively engage your imagination to bravely color outside the lines. Don't try to control the landscape in your daydream, simply be active within the pictures your heart shows you. Exercise your ability to play, like a child- within them.
As you resonate at this peak frequency, know you are indeed bridging Heaven on Earth through your peaceful existence and the joyful expansion given to your heart and mind through this exercise. As you bridge Heaven and Earth the past and future fall away and the experience of living a healed life abides in the now.
© Tuesday May Thomas
Namaste with Love,
Sunday, March 19, 2017
In this post we will talk on the importance of taking time for your own healing with Level Two before serving others. We will also review scenarios whereby creating healthy boundaries with clients, friends, family, and students are important. Learn important aspects that will help you navigate your time and space when just beginning to share professional Reiki Sessions. Read my post titled 'Unwanted Energy Penetration' on more peculiar aspects of this theme.
If you are guided to begin sharing Reiki with more than just your Self, your goldfish, houseplants, and the occasional hands on with your boyfriend or girlfriend-... Then it is important that you are attuned to Level Two before placing an add in the local paper to attract clients, sharing Reiki with hospital patients, and/or hanging a shingle on your house that reads "Reiki Healing Here". It is not only important for the practitioner to be attuned to Level Two, but to also be in a disciplined process of doing their own healing work by laying hands on themselves regularly. Why?
*Over the years I have met Reiki practitioners from different lineages, with very different guidelines of practice. It surprised me to find out that many Reiki lineages do not establish, or encourage the practitioner to lay hands on themselves as a regular practice. While this is directly opposed to how I teach, I understand there is a teacher and teaching for each student. This said- in the Usui lineage which I am attuned with, a consistent hands-on-Self practice is paramount and serves as an important part of the practitioners initiation to their attunement and Self healing path overall.
Learning Reiki is learning Self Love. The Reiki practitioner learns about healing by devotion to their own personal passage while under their own hands. This is a very unique and profound initiation that Reiki bestows to the student. In understanding their own mental and emotional healing, they can better serve holding space for those who come to them for Reiki. For example; Imagine the difference of taking a yoga class with a teacher who is immersed in their own personal practice, versus learning from a 'yoga' teacher who rarely does yoga at all.
Another reason for being attuned to Level Two before building up your client list, or serving very ill people in a hospital setting- is your Level Two attunement will open your channels up to an appropriate gauge, allowing a greater flow of life-force energy to flow through you than your Level One does. In this way it is with greater ease that you can channel larger waves of life-force energy without you getting exhausted, and without dipping into your own reserves of energy.
When attempting to share more Reiki than your channels are ready to facilitate, you may experience a snap, crackle, pop! "She can't take it captain!".... You will be asking your channels to take on more than they can handle, and this may invite the experience of energy strain, energy drain, and the surge or release of your own Tarbody issues to come to surface at a faster rate than would more naturally happen when you are with your guided attunement Level. We will go over this notion in further posts.
All of the above said, just because you are attuned to Level Two- doesn't mean you shall necessarily begin to book tons of healings for others right away. In receiving your Level Two attunement there is an important healing process in place just for you. And part of the initiation is the expansion of your channels, which does not happen without your Self practice. Just so I am clear, unless you are practicing on yourSelf regularly your channels will not grow, become toned, flexible and expanded. Generally there is an initial six month period of change, healing, growth and transformation once someone is attuned to their second Level. Granted the healing and growth one undergoes never ends, yet this beginning period is most precious and not to be overlooked as a vital 'time' for the healer/Reiki practitioner to get to work on themSelves. The work you do on yourSelf is the most important part of the process.
Now that we have the above covered, lets go over some guidelines for maintaining Self Love, and Self Respect whilst building your Reiki community.
Once attuned to Level Two, and clearly guided to begin serving others, the practitioner may charge for sharing a Session. Barters with other energy healers, or teachers is also a nice way of surfing the learning curve of your called path. A Session is usually one hour in length and can either be facilitated at your home site, or at the client's home. Meditate on what you feel your worth is for the level of your experience, time and travel, if it applies. If you cannot think of a price, ask your Self if you are worth $1 a minute. If so, consider charging that much for your time. I started my practice at $60 per hour when I first began.
Align with your ability to say 'No' and 'No Thank You' without feeling guilty.
I have a student, lets call her Tracy (not her real name)- who extended Reiki to a cousin going through a hard time. The cousin would stop by on a weekly basis- in need of repair and restore. Tracy was happy to be of service and jumped to the opportunity to share the gift of Reiki. After sometime the cousin is better and Tracy senses their healing interval is fulfilled. Yet, the cousin continues to stop by (unannounced) for healing.
The cousins' unannounced 'drop ins' became radically obscure. Tracy would be relaxing in a bath and the cousin would show up expecting healing. She would end up curtailing her own evening in order to serve his needs, yet she did not feel this was in alignment with her guidance. She just didn't know how to say 'No'. Things continued to build, with the cousin dropping in and expecting her to 'drop' her personal life events and serve him. She feels extremely uncomfortable because she knows she must honor this experience as an opportunity to communicate with her cousin. Its also a big one for her, because its an exercise in conducting Self Love and Self Respect by creating healthy boundaries.
This process is a great gift, both to Tracy and to the cousin. He obviously does not know his conduct is inappropriate, yet she feels it is. In a graceful way, she gets to practice opening her throat chakra by expressing her truth to her cousin, in all the ways that truth will seek its way. How would you handle this situation? Creating healthy boundaries is a muscle. The more you open yourSelf to sharing Reiki with others over the years, the more you will come into contact with the opportunity to explore how you will show up in these 'healthy boundaries' spaces.
For years I would answer the phone after 10pm to students and clients, and offer free counsel. I don't do that anymore. For a certain period of life it served me, yet it was obvious when the time came to change the rules I set for mySelf. Even counseling others on the phone can incorporate creating healthy boundaries.
In serving others with Reiki, may you follow the intimate guidance of Reiki itSelf in communion with the truth in your heart. I give you permission to say "No", "Not now" and "No Thank you."