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Reiki and the highest good

Friday 5th November 2021

Reiki always works for the highest good. When reiki practitioners send energy to someone or a particular situation, it is sent with that intention. Whatever the outcome, even if it isn't what we wanted at the time, we can feel secure in the knowledge that reiki is guiding and healing the situation regardless of what we expected or wanted to happen. Attaching expectations to reiki can be easy to do but it can be misleading. It isn't like wishing upon a star and then finding your wish is granted the very next day. What we want in life may be very different to what we need and what will be of the greatest benefit to our wellbeing. What reiki teaches us…

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How to overcome anxiety by surrendering

Friday 5th November 2021

As much as we would like to, we cannot control life. What we can do is go with the flow of the world around us. In fact, when we try to control what happens to us, we end up getting more and more frustrated, tense and anxious because we are blocking the flow of life. Now - I used to believe in controlling my reactions, my mind and in doing so, I stopped myself from connecting with the deepest aspects of myself. I did this unconsciously for years and I didn't even realise why I had so many problems with being myself. Truth be told, I was acting in accordance with what I had deemed to be an unsafe environment. Even…

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Staying 'Positive' throughout Covid-19.

Friday 5th November 2021

I have been struggling a lot this year as I'm sure many people have been with Covid-19 lockdown. This has been a very challenging period to say the least and so many people are wondering how they are going to pick up the threads of their life again, if that's even possible. The  'New Normal' is not a phrase I like or use lightly. If anyone has told you to 'Just stay positive', this post is for you.   Staying 'positive' throughout this has actually been very hard because I have felt exactly the opposite. If we don't feel positive, it is better to be honest and say just how awful we feel. Being true to how we feel can help us…

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The Perils of 'Staying Safe'

Friday 5th November 2021

It took a long time to get to the point where I felt I could surrender to anxiety. Practicing surrender is something that requires daily practice and it seems to be something that is lost in today's world.  More than ever before, we seem to be fighting to survive. With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, 'staying safe' is the phrase that I hear repeated more often than not. At the end of a phonecall with a relative, when we leave work and say goodbye to our colleagues, 'stay safe' is how conversations seem to end now, something which I understand but don't fully agree with. With social distancing and wearing face masks, we have forgotten one intrinsic component - the…

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How to be human in an increasingly inhumane world

Friday 5th November 2021

I tend not to watch the news very much anymore and I am very selective about what I read on social media. Maybe I am too sensitive for my own good but it really gets me down and I usually end up feeling very angry due to the sense of injustice I feel at what's happening in the world and with UK politics in particular. I just cannot get my head around how apparently insane things have become. Perhaps it is the effect of Covid-19 and lockdown but I feel myself struggling to be compassionate when there seems to be so much negativity and doom and gloom everywhere you look. Society is becoming increasingly polarised and it is fuelling discontent…

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The Healing Heart

Friday 5th November 2021

Listening to and following your heart sounds very romantic. Almost like an ideal situation that we have forgotten about and shelved for the time being as it doesn't seem to get us anywhere. I remember years ago when a friend asked me what I wanted to do with my life and I said 'I want to be a musician'. She said (actually she laughed) and said 'That's all very well, but will it bring money in? I doubt it.' If I wasn't stronger in that very moment, I would have listened to her and lost out on some of the best experiences in my life so far. It is doing what feels right and natural that seems to be the most…

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