REIKI INSIGHTS for 10/5/18 :: monkey mind
REIKI INSIGHTS for 10/5/18
Boy was my Monkey-Mind playing tricks on me during the start of today’s session.
This way, that way, it wanted me to think about ANYTHING other than sending loving Reiki energy to you wonderful people.
And as I sat there, and just as I was about to begin berating myself for my lack of focus, I was reminded of this quote from @kamleshdaaji - affectionately known as Daaji - the fourth and current spiritual guide of the Heartfulness movement.
“I am always happy when someone complains of a turbulent meditation because it shows that they have released something that they were harboring inside.”
For so many of us on a spiritual path, it’s so easy to forget that it’s the practice that matters, not the experience or even the perceived outcome. Showing up and doing the work IS the magic. And the magic in our life WILL follow, if we let it.
“Practice makes practice,” as another idol of mine, @jaidev108 says.
And as I remembered that, I couldn’t help but laugh - literally out loud - at my own silliness.
Here I was, living a life where I’m blessed to be tapping into the collective energy of the Universe while a cadre of incredible people open themselves and invite me to guide this energy through me to them, and I have the audacity, the sheer hubris to fret that my mind was a little fidgety?!? It’s truly laughable.
Long story short, the Reiki flowed, the love was sent to each and every one of you and, as is always the case, the Monkey stopped his screeching. So I offer you, along with that beautiful Reiki, this message of hope for any of you who have moments of difficulty in the midst of your meditative practice, be it Reiki, yoga, meditation, prayer or any other way you choose to connect with the Universe: relax - you’re doing fine, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time.
You never know just how much you may be releasing…