We live in a time where we can sense, feel and know more than ever the energy around us. Those who are now being attuned to Reiki have an amazing ability of already sensing the energy in and around them. Their journey started with a calling to simply have a desire to understand why they felt an energy that they can’t explain and now they are on a quest to improve, heal and evolve. Like many of us from years ago when we started, we are still on this path of evolution.
This would then lead you to hearing your higher self or spirit to have a calling to learn more and be more aware. When you are first learning about Reiki there is a lot to understand and take in, but as you journey along and practice self-healing you realize there is an awakening that has happened. It is a good practice to give yourself enough time of 2 to 4 months in between your levels of attunement before you carry on to the next level.
Our ego often tries to process and analyze the energy we sense, feel and know. How do you respond when you feel it is something that is from your perspective, negative, uncomfortable or unpleasant? Our response is to deflect and/or figure out if this is going to cause harm, take advantage or manipulate us before we lose control. Sound familiar? This is ultimately being at the cause and effect of this energy and is also looked upon as karma. Alternatively, we can also view this from a positive emotion in view of a reflection which would be no different.
The world and the universe in its state of natural law will always present a yin/yang balance. There is always going to be energy that is opposite. For us as humans, we have to look at the reflection that is often given to us to learn and evolve; therefore it is important that we take responsibility of how we react to energy when it is presenting itself. Emotions are away to measure this response and often we look at a negative emotion or feeling as a way to blame outside of ourselves for any of the emotions such as anger, guilt, envy, jealousy, sadness, fear, rage, just to name a few, that may show up in a conflict, challenge or confrontation. The energy in which we feel the response would be called a “trigger” and in turn is supported in a limited belief system.
Our story of an experience will give the illusion that this is the same scenario and therefore it will have the same outcome. But we have choice as to how we will respond and how we will hold ourselves or learn from a particular situation. The key component to observe is, did I have a trigger and if so, why did I respond that way? The reflection that was given to you in response to any given situation that opens a trigger is a way to check to see if your heart is closed or open. We are very capable and amazing human beings and we can learn how to evolve from those situations that when faced with negative energy or adversity to take responsibility for our part in the action that we are engaging in.