Sunday, September 28, 2014

Energy Exchange

When Usui & Hayashi taught Reiki in Japan, they taught within a tradition that honored and respected wisdom keepers and their teachings. The Reiki Principles remind us to:

Today only
anger not
worry not
With appreciation Do work
To people be kind

Mind body change it for better
Usui Reiki method


Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word "Laksya", meaning 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. She is dressed in red, with cascades of coins flowing from her hands. She is a Mother Goddess, Mata, & her month of celebration is October.
In the mid 90s, a friend told me she saw an association with Lakshmi, & I found a small statuette at the Crystal Wizard. I read about Mata Lakshmi, & gave her a fluorite throne, & surrounded her with rose petals, coins, other symbols of abundance. Here's a traditional Lakshmi meditation.

On his blog at Healing Boston, fellow Reiki Master & Lightwork practitioner Jordan Bain writes about fine tuning our relationship with Money:
"This is a daily and ongoing process that cannot be ignored.  Ignoring your friends is not a good practice, and this relationship with money is no different.  Money is a flow and we want that flow to be clear, and open wide.

"Go inside in meditation to talk with your Higher Self.  Visualize the light flowing through you from above,  Breathe, in through the nose and out through the mouth, deeply.

"Let yourself feel your whole body becoming light and emptying out so everything is in flow.  Give yourself 10 minutes here.  Call in your spirit guides and angels, and your higher self.  Ask: "what is the lesson behind why I'm having trouble with money flowing in my life?"  and listen for the inner knowing to come, however it may come to you.  

"If you're not getting anything consciously, yes, this can take practice; and yes, this practice is built over time and you are never truly mastered in this practice.  I have been asking many questions of my guidance for many years with many different results, and it's all about how clear, clean, and quiet I can get my mind in any given moment.  Light and guidance cannot reach a busy mind --- which is directly back to the point of why this article is title "Money and Meditation", not just "Money".  Get clean and clear inside, and then ask yourself:

  1) "what is blocking my financial flow?"
  2) "what can I do to shift this short-term?"
  3) "what can I do to shift this long-term?"
  4) "is there anything else I need to know or do about this situation?"


"Start with these or make up your own.  Either way, just do it.  Meditation is about doing it, not thinking about doing it." (blog post Dec 1, 2013)

-- I often journal about what came up, & an optional way to work with this is write these questions in 'dialogue' format with one of your guides, with Lakshmi, or with 'the Deva of Energy Exchange.' Jot down any action steps, & give yourself a time frame. In a week, review what came up, & any more insights you receive.


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