Today's Reiki Insights for 2/7/18


for 2/7/18

Happy Wednesday Everybody!

During today's Reiki session, the word that kept coming to my mind was "passion."  It occurred to me that we have a rather complicated relationship with passion, don't we?  By its very definition, it's something that burns within us - powerfully and barely controllably - and yet for most of us, our passions are often some of our least prioritized experiences.  

I know for me, I consider my passions to be what I get to do after my responsibilities are done.  And yes, that's called being an adult and certainly the proper way of making sure that what needs to get done actually, you know, gets done.  

But what's interesting is however much I say I'm going to get to my "passions" later, how rarely I actually feel like I do.  Every day I read another post on Facebook or Instagram about how important self-care is and how much I need to remember to focus on myself and my passions - play more golf, take more baths, go to the spa, get more sleep, read more trashy novels...the list goes on and on.  And the more I read, the more bitter I feel that I don't do more to take care of me.  And the more I feel like my passions are getting left somewhere behind.

But what if that's not quite right?  What if, deep down, I don't need more me-time, what I actually need is a re-defining of the word "passion."  You see, for me, I don't have time to read much fiction, despite deeply loving to read (I'm a sucker for a good Fantasy/Sci-Fi novel!); and I don't take as many baths as I used to despite finding very little in life quite as relaxing as a good soak.  And the truth is, I haven't played a round of golf in years.

I don't have time for that because of my responsibilities.  I have an essence business to run, Reiki to send and a writing career I'm just now launching.  I have a home to take care of and bills to pay and everything that goes along with being a husband and a dad.  And as a dad, I split parenting responsibilities fully 50-50 with Kerri, which means I'm taking care of my daughter for hours each day.    

And right there is where it hit me.  It's not that I'm not spending enough time on my passions - its that, in most ways, my responsibilities ARE my passions.  That's why I'm so devoted to them.  I'm passionate about raising the vibration of the world with Reiki and crystals and good old fashioned love.  I'm passionate about writing joyful, heart-centered children's books to inspire their hearts as well as their minds and spirits.  And I'm passionate about being a husband and father - and blessed to be in a position where so much of my time can be spent that way!

And with just that little mental shift, suddenly I'm not bitter - I'm blessed!  Yes, there's a lot to do and no, things aren't always perfect - sometimes extraordinarily not perfect - but I really am living my passions, even if they're not the "passions" that society seems to be constantly yelling at me about.  

Well what do you know, a life filled with passion after all.  What could be better than that?

Sending love and Reiki.



richard aab