You connect with nature every day, whether you realize it or not, which is why being in harmony with it is important. In my book fantasy children’s book What Tail? the breezes give advice to the main character.
Connecting with earth’s energy, which is a form of universal energy, you do more often then you may realize. Being in-harmony with nature is going one step further, and you can learn to do this through my guided meditation and the Japanese Usui Reiki classes that I teach.
“The physician treats, but nature heals.” — Hippocrates
When you consciously connect with nature, you can as the saying goes “feel the earth move under your feet”, and raise your awareness of life. When you are in harmony with nature you can feel the earth’s rhythm. Usui Reiki Ryoho , and meditation help you to feel the earth’s rhythm and uncover warm smiles by simply looking out your window.”
Nature sometimes shows us things that make us suddenly think from our heart, the place of true knowledge This white dove to your left on the walkway to my Natural Healing & Learning Center, flew past my window to land in my driveway.
This happened when I was doing open eyed meditation because I was searching for answers to a challenge.
This white dove that flew past my window that afternoon was a symbol given to me by nature of the importance of peace in all areas of life. I had never seen a white dove flying wild in Maine bewfore and I have not seen once since that day.
The manner in which this dove appeared and then disappeared is one of those memories I will always hold onto, and a story I often shares in classes.
In the guided meditations on the CD “Finding Your Solutions” I ask you to visualize a certain number of white doves.
In 1976 while living in Canada I wrote a column for a newspaper and when deer hunting season was about to open the column I wrote was Life . . . It’s Beautiful.
As I am sitting here writing I hear repeated gunfire. It is Sunday in Maine so I am thinking it is just practice. On the other hand the deer who were running for their lives last hunting season do not have calendars, and that sound means death to them.
The deer’s cells, like yours, hold cell memory. Memories are vibrations which determine your beliefs and form your reality.
You can view currently scheduled Japanese Reiki classes and guided meditation workshops on my classes and workshops page.
One of the things you may notice after receiving a Japanese Reiki empowerment is your sudden awareness of the beauty in nature. Regardless of where you are, you always have a connection to the earth and its form of energy.
Just as you have an energy field around you so do all other forms of life, including plants. In some of my workshops I guide you to see those energy fields commonly called auras.
When was the last time you looked up at the clouds and allowed yourself to be captivated by their form and delicate beauty, or said a silent thank-you for the warning they gave to you?
When did you look into a field or your own back yard and see The Elder One?
One day I saw this butterfly in the grass. As a Usui Reiki Shihan, I feel inharmonic vibrations put out by any life form. Moving closer to the butterfly I felt those and put my hand down to allow Usui Reiki to flow to the butterfly. The butterfly climbed onto the palm of my hand, and stayed while Reiki flowed to where it was needed.
The photographs came about after I put my hand close to a sunflower, and when the butterfly climbed onto the sunflower I asked it to wait while I went in the house to get my camera. From the time I put my hand down in the grass close to the butterfly, I was offering a flat palm through which Reiki was flowing and the actions of the butterfly were the decision of the butterfly.
I returned with my camera to find that the butterfly had done as I asked and waited. I put my hand close to the sunflower, the butterfly climbed onto my open palm, and the photographs were taken. When I put my hand back near the sunflower, the butterfly climbed onto the flower and then flew off.
Taking the time to allow Usui Reiki to flow to the butterfly, I was rewarded by the butterfly giving me the gift of allowing photographs to be taken. My lawn was not mowed that day, but it was a day made perfect by an unplanned connection with nature.
If you go looking for trained butterflies at Natural Healing & Learning Center you will be disappointed. However, that was the third butterfly that had crawled onto the palm of my hand, probably because receiving Usui Reiki Ryoho feels so nice.
Your own backyard is a world of mystery and beauty, if you allow yourself to open up and experience the moment. If universal love and harmony is flowing through you, who knows what beautiful part of nature might be drawn to you.
This baby raccoon gave me warm smiles by deciding that the back porch of my house was a great place to play. Posing for this photograph also gave me smiles. His mother later came to collect him, which gave me another smile as she seemed to be scolding him for running away and breaking into the human’s house.
Baby raccoons almost always bring smiles; while these cute little guys are not always available, when you learn to open up you find yourself smiling at many things around you.
The piece of universal energy that flows with styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho is unconditional love and harmony, which is always available to anyone that has been opened to it by a qualified Usui Reiki Shihan.
During a Reiki Healing Session universal energy flows to bring balance and harmony to those areas where negative may be lodged and is preventing you from smiling.
If you have completed any level in Usui Reiki then you know how the three symbols Mikao Usui created for those people that required a visual to represent energy were influenced by the energies of the earth, moon, and sun.
All life on this planet exists through some connection with the life giving sun, and this is one of the things that Mikao Usui based his spiritual practice upon after connecting with universal energy. Japanese styles of Usui Reiki and nature complement each other.
Nature is both forgiving and teaching. The spiritual practice of any style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho teaches oneness in the spiritual level, and is reflective of nature. Wise people have shared with us that the animals, other then human beings, are put on this planet to help us to stay in balance.
Have you ever thought how your life depends upon nature? Do not your awakening, day’s production hours, winding down, and then sleep resemble the four seasons? Currently living in Maine, USA I am lucky to have deer and their fawns, turkeys and their chicks, and other wildlife playfully sprint across my lawns. On the Reiki healing Sessions page is a photograph I took of a doe and young fawn, still with its spots, that gave me some wonderful smiles one spring morning.
Nature speaks to us in a very basic spiritual way. A better understanding of this comes from reading my article, ‘Life . . . It’s Beautiful’ first published in my column in the Amherst Daily News in Nova Scotia, Canada. You will see the last line is, “Stop and think, is there anything more precious than life in any form”.
The life giving sun, the calm of the moon, and the wonderment of plant and wildlife that is around you are easier to see once you have studied and practiced Gendai Reiki-ho, Komyo Reiki, and meditation. While trips to parks and wildlife refuges might not fit in your schedule today, if you allow yourself to do so you can feel the wonderment of nature by simply looking out any window.
Think of the enchantment of a calf that stands such a short time after birth. Remember the soaring Seagull in Richard Bach’s book ‘Jonathan Livington Seagull’. Think of any wildlife you have seen from your home or car window that has taken you away from life’s down side for even just a few minutes.
The healing that happens through Gendai Reiki-ho, Komyo Reiki, healing with herbs, or meditation does not fall under the 1-2-3 and its done promise. Instead, they fall under the heading, ‘bringing balance and harmony into your life to heals mind, body, and spirit in a way that touches all around you in a positive way’.
When you look at any ecosystem you see how any endangered piece, endangers the whole. Fiction is a wonderful part of life, but connecting with true nature allows us to see true beauty. Such tales as Little Red Ridinghood might make us forget that wolves are a beautiful part of nature needed to keep that wondrous beauty in balance for our grandchildren to enjoy.
My hope is while children are enjoying the antics and adventures of the characters in my book “What Tail?” they will also learn to see with their heart, which is the place of true knowledge.
My guided meditations on Finding Your Solutions can help you to look beyond problems and see the solutions.
Would not life be a lot simpler and friendlier if everyone looked beyond their problems and saw solutions?