Touching into My Own Master Within
By Mari Hall
For many years I searched for the truth outside of myself. It was quite easy to see others as having more knowledge or being more spiritual than myself. I tried various forms of meditation, carried all sorts of crystals in my pocket to help me in what ever I was doing. If something didn’t work then it was of course that I had the wrong crystal that day, or my pendulum was not working properly or worse yet my angels and guides had taken a holiday leaving me to fend for myself.
The problem was that I did not see that there was something so magical I could find in my self and depended on an external source seen or unseen to support me. Now don’t get me wrong - I believe in angels. I am also very attached to spiritual masters such as Mother Mary. The difference now is that I work with them from the center of myself where my love, light, and inner master resides.
I believe that Reiki helps us to come into a place where we can discover this inner source of peace and support. Reiki helps us to create an inner landscape for our meeting with the divine.
I am certainly no different than many of you who may be in Reiki. We all have come to Reiki for many reasons and I would imagine that like me you have experienced big changes in your life and living. I had no idea that the way I had lived my life before kept me energetically outside of my being. I was separate from others but also separate from myself.
After I took my Reiki course my whole life changed. My deep depression lifted. I was more willing to accept what life had brought to me. I took responsibility for myself. I saw beauty and love around me and experienced it inside me. I was living life. I felt whole. The more I changed, the more I responded to others. I was no longer closed. The layers of defense that I had so carefully built up all this time one by one were stripped away as I continued to work on myself by giving daily Reiki treatments. The deepest healing for me was not physical; it was emotional and mental. I began to have hope and trust in life. Even when things happened that normally I would have reacted to by closing or condemning I saw as a gift to help me wake up spiritually.
My life began to have a natural ebb and flow; I was swimming with life, not against it. When emotions came up to be expressed and released. I did not need to understand why, only to do Reiki on myself. I allowed the natural process of coming back into my center to continue. I could see how the world was constructed of people who had forgotten their basic truth of oneness.
But how do we experience this oneness and what will we do from the center of ourselves once we have found it? When we surrender into the practice of Reiki the energy itself becomes our teacher. What I had experienced in the form of change was nothing more than becoming more centered and in tune with other people and our world. It is a continuing process. Each day becomes a miracle as we see and experience this shifting and coming back into our divine nature. As we let go of what we have fought so hard to attain, “the definition of our individual self”, we also realize we are one with all things.
I have felt in my soul that the way to harmony is not climbing above others but to go deep inside myself and bring light to my own darkness. The way to be transformed is becoming one with myself and in this moment I am also one with all others. I have reached the inner most core of my being, the light and the master within.
I have found that Reiki gives me the ability to process life events in a clearer more objective way. By using Reiki on a daily basis to stay in harmony I am better able to handle life’s messages. I know that all events in my life are miracles if I am open to receive them. It is life’s way of waking me up and to come back into the center where the love is. The more resistance I have the more of my ego is involved. I use Reiki to release my need to be right and safe. It is a process that becomes part of your life like breathing. I am not separate from Reiki I am Reiki and it supports me to live a life with much more majesty and grace.
When I want to have a dialogue with my inner master I normally give my self a Reiki treatment first. This is to relax my body, mind and soul. I will sometimes put on lovely uplifting music and find a quiet place to be still. I do not have a body position or special practice. I feel that the intention of connection is so important. I breathe and become aware of my surroundings the smells, the sounds all the things that make up that moment of the day. I use all my senses to become more vibrant and alive. Then I close my eyes and go inside. Each breath I take I feel myself going into to the center of my being and into the light. This is the place I call oneness.
I do not asked to see anyone in the space. What I know in my heart is that this is the place of deep contentment and peace. It is the everything and also the nothing. I sit and bless my day, the people who have come into my life. I give thanks for a good rest and dreams. I send blessings for the people near to me in my heart using the 2nd degree Reiki symbols. I am willing for what ever happens to be there. At times I ask questions and sometimes I get answers however I make no demands. I open and spend time connected to the source within myself.
As a result of my time with the divine my sensitivity has increased so much so that I feel the slightest changes in my surroundings, because I am the surroundings. I am one with all things and sourced beyond measure. It has been a profound lesson for me to experience my relationship to all things on so many levels. I also have realized that when I am with people and I am in harmony I can feel if they are in harmony or not. I can hear the music as we come together. I send them second-degree Reiki energy when I feel a “sour note” so that they can heal themselves and come back in to tune.
Everything is so interdependent. Once you have given yourself this gift of connection there will never be any doubt of these interrelationships. I gaze at the stars at night, feel their energy, and know that this connection also extends out past this world to the universe and what lies beyond. How I treat Mother earth is also an indication of how I treat myself. If I am concerned about her and how she has become contaminated I must also be concerned enough to see how I have polluted my self with thoughts, emotions, food that have become toxic in my body, mind and spirit.
One of the most beautiful aspects about Reiki is the experience of returning to an inner and peaceful core. As more of us make this return we will also see a change in our environment. Instead of making war with each other we can then work together to make environmental changes. We are naturally more response-able to our world. The work always starts within and radiates outward. The journey home is then a profound one because its effects are experienced on a global level.
Our inner landscape that houses our inner light and the master within is then mirrored in our external world. We see the light in all beings and recognize the master in them.
I honor the place in you where Spirit lives...
I honor the place in you that is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace.
When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me;
then we are One.