Symbolism in Sacred Heart Quantum Reiki

The Phoenix, symbol of re-creationYesterday I met with my Reiki students for an exchange of thoughts and healing energy.

After sharing our experiences with Reiki and how we all integrate it into our daily lives we went upstairs to do a healing on each of us with the group holding certain points from Polarity Therapy.

It was a very powerful procedure. I can say that I never had such a strong vision anymore since my master attunements.

During my last master attunement I became a dolphin, diving, jumping and playing joyfully in the water. Suddenly after a deep dive I shot out of the ocean high up in the sky and became an eagle, soaring through the air with ease and lightness, looking at everything from above, receiving insight about what’s really important in life and that my purpose is sharing my wisdom about healing.

During the group treatment I went into a deep trance and suddenly found myself in the desert. I saw a mountain range at far distance and I felt the sun burning on me. I was alone and stood in the middle of an ocean of sand, stretching out to the horizon. There was no food and no water and I knew I would die but I wasn’t afraid. I was eager to see what would happen…..

When the sun burned me to death I became a bird of fire and rose up high into the sky and right into the sun. I  dressed myself with its flames and incessantly soared the limitless sky. When the day threatened to end my existence in order to clear the way for the night I knew I had entered the cycle of Re-Creation. I took a steep dive into the earth and became the limitless sand covering the desert. But only to rise anew the very next day……

“You’ve been the Phoenix in your vision”, my students told me and encouraged me to google the meaning of this archetype.

It’s very exciting what I found:

The Phoenix is a mythical bird that consciously consumes itself in flames to be reborn newly from its ashes. The phoenix is the symbol of the transformation of human consciousness and our creative spirit that each of us must undergo to one degree or another to create what we desire. The method that is used is our choice but the process is inescapable.

The are several versions of the legend of the phoenix. They all seemed to place the origins of the phoenix in Egyptian mythology. It is seen as a mythical bird that lived in the Arabian Desert. What is interesting about the Phoenix is that when it saw death draw near, or when it choose, it would consciously consume itself in flames to be reborn and rising newly from its ashes young and beautiful to live another cycle.

The interpretation of this legend has been that the Phoenix symbolizes the resurrection, immortality and mankind’s indestructible spirit. The myth refers to our creative spirit and the free will and choice we each possess to recreate ourselves. It is the story of our creative life energy being made manifest in physical form only to die to that form and be reborn in some new form.

It needs to be understood, the death to which we refer is not always physical death. There are many deaths we face at many different levels of our being and many different times of our life.

As long as we see ourselves as a human being who is born, lives and dies, we will miss the power of the phoenix myth. However, if we see ourselves as our conscious awareness and begin to observe that awareness, we will see that our awareness never changes. What changes in the form or filter that we use to experience Creation. We will see there are many levels and dimensions to this filter of which viewing Creation through the interpretation of a human brain is only one such filter. If we observe carefully, we will see there are an infinite number of such filters, some more important than others in any given moment. Yet, our awareness is capable of choosing any filter it desires if it is aware and awake to the existence of the filter. In the end, the phoenix myth is a description of the process of changing the filter we use to experience Creation.

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The meaning of winter in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Winter wants you to find your inner peace and balance…. Slow down, relax, restore and heal!

Winter in TCM is associated with the kidneys and the bladder (water element). The kidneys are associated with the emotion of fear; fear, either as a sudden fright or a chronic state of anxiety or depression (winter depression) will weaken the Kidneys. The Kidney opens to the ear. When the Kidneys are weak, hearing may be impaired or there may be tinnitus.

Winter is on the Yin side and stands for in-activeness. When it’s very cold we can’t move that fast any more; our bodily fluids seem to act  like the oil of an engine becoming very thick and needing its time to warm up. The Kidneys generate heat and energy for the proper functioning of all the organs in the body.

When we live in harmony with nature there will be a natural urge to slow down, rest, relax, restore and revitalize during the cold and dark winter months.

Winter represents a time or reflection. We’re reviewing the cycle of the year. In spring we made our plans, in early summer we worked actively to realize them, in late summer we should have reached our goals, in fall we harvested the results….. Now we have time to see where we have to make adjustments to our new plans…. Adjustments in expectations, changes in our own thought or behaviour patterns. If the Kidneys are strong, we will be able to set goals and pursue them with persistence.

Spiritually, the kidneys control important aspects of both the ­inner and outer consciousness of a person which we should always keep in balance through exercise like Qigong.

During the winter we have to nourish our kidney energy. Chinese medicine believes that the source of our whole genetic make-up (inherited life force energy) is in our kidneys,  providing the human body with the vital substance of its being at birth. This Essence is acquired from parents, determines a person’s constitutional strength and vitality, and is supported through life with proper nutrition and lifestyle.

Interestingly all the areas governed by the Kidney system are fundamentally affected by the ageing process: reduced energy, declining hormone levels, impaired brain function, bone weakness, hearing loss, loose teeth, weakened immunity, incontinence, tissue dryness and diminishing will
power.

 So, how can we improve our kidney function naturally?

The easiest way is called QI GONG!  Qi Gong is the practice of aligning the breath, body, and mind as one. Through this, a deeper connection to yourself and life is established and greater awareness and peace is achieved. And thus it can help improve physical, mental, and emotional health, and awaken to one’s spiritual true nature. Qi Gong has a number of exercises that strengthen, nourish, and draw energy to the kidneys.

Here’s a very simple Qi Gong exercise you can do on your own at home: put your hands on your back at the base of your rib case (kidney areas), your fingers are pointing toward the Gate of Life Acupuncture Point on your spine. Inhale and slightly tilt your pelvis and bend your knees, feeling the gate opening with the curve of your vertebraes;  exhale and come up again. Repeat 7 times, imagine how white light is flowing through the opened the Gate of Life, sends its tonifying energy into your kidneys – put your hands on your lower Dantien (energy center below the navel) and take some deep breaths – repeat until you have accomplished 21 repetitions. Finish with deep breathing and gratefulness (prayer position) for your energy-charged kidneys and the wonderful work they’re doing for you.

When you’re living nearby, join my Qi Gong sessions twice a week. When you’re living far away, call or email me for Skype sessions to learn this unique art and ancient philosophy of balancing the energies in your body!

Double M Ranch – Centre for Counselling & Energy Healing

Phone: 204-636-7787     Email: doublemranch@rogers.com

Namaste Everybody!

(The definition of Namaste (pronounced na, ma, stay) is both a physical gesture and a spoken spiritual salutation which means “The Divine in me bows to the Divine in you.”)