Healing, Reiki Training

Does Distance Healing really work?

Does Distance Healing really work?

Curious about distance healing? Well let me tell you how it works!

Everything is made of energy – that’s a scientifically proven fact. Particle physics says that each particle can positively or negatively influence it’s immediate surroundings. That’s why when you have Reiki, it’s these waves of energy that are having an impact on your energy field to create a sense of wellbeing.

Now remember we are all particles of energy. We are all made of the same stuff and connected to the same life force energy. Energy doesn’t have physical boundaries, nor does it have any time boundaries. This is why we are always connected to our past, present and our future. Our mind can navigate these places and time travel between them without any physical movement. This is magic and in essence if we can recognise that we only have to generate positive thoughts for good things to happen, then we’re on the way to something really powerful.

Our physical body is the densest bit of our energy field and this is why it is visible. It is made of particles of solid matter. Things and people are made of this and so that’s why the mind recognises them as “real” objects.

We also have energy around us. This is the auric field. It’s the energy ball that surrounds us and it is filled with our own personal energetic vibe. When you meet someone, this is the first thing that you’ll sense even though it isn’t a tangible and visible thing.

Places and people all have their own energetic signature. When you walk in to a place, you immediately sense whether it feels good or not based on it’s energy. We all have this ability and we can use it inform us what feels right or not.

Thoughts generate energy. We only have to think about bad memories for us to start feeling low, even if we are nowhere near the person that may have caused them. This is because what we have generated is charged with the energy of emotion. For more on releasing emotional blocks – click here!

How does distance healing work?

Energy has an impact regardless of time, space and physical proximity. The premise for distance healing is simply that we are all connected to the same source of energy and so therefore to each other. Energy follows intent and so you can energetically connect with anyone, anywhere and send them positive energy and healing vibes simply by making the intention to.

Distance healing is a bit more than that though. It can be just as intense as having a Reiki session in person. You can watch this video if you want to see someone’s first experience of Reiki. It’s really old from when I first started out, but definitely worth taking a look at. Click here to take a look!

I’m connecting to your energy in the same way as I would if you were here. I’m channelling the energy in the same way that I would if you were here. The energy is working in the same way as it would if you were here.

There is no separation between you and I in the healing space. For most people who have distance Reiki, they feel everything as if they would in person and this is always a surprise for them!

I want to encourage more people to try distance Reiki because it’s an experience!

It’s definitely worth trying!

If you’re up for it, give me a shout!

Healing, Reiki Training

What is Reiki Training?

When the word Reiki comes to a person’s attention, it’s like a magic bean being planted. Reiki Training is the start of you becoming the person you came here to be.

I do a lot of Reiki Training which is all about teaching people how energy healing works. I also teach them how to use it to work on themselves and others. When I talk to people about how they got to Reiki, a lot of them will say, “I kept hearing the word Reiki” or “A few people have told me I should learn Reiki.”

At that stage, some people don’t really know what it is. Some have done a little bit of research online. I thought I’d give you my definition of what Reiki is and how it can help you transform your life.

What is Reiki?

In essence, Reiki is energy healing. The energy that we are using is the same energy that we are all made of…Life Force Energy or Chi or Prana – however you know it. We are all made of energy and we all come from the same source of energy. Reiki is when you connect to that source of energy and channel it for the purpose of healing yourself or to help someone else to heal themselves. The person channelling the Reiki will be attuned to the energy and will have learnt how to do this in a safe way. This is what Reiki training teaches you.

How can Reiki help me?

Reiki is an amazing tool for personal development and spiritual growth. It can help you access so much more within yourself and really change your life. Before I came to Reiki, my life was chaotic to say the least. I felt lost and like I didn’t really belong here. Many of my students can identify with this feeling of “wanting to go home” but not really knowing where home is. It’s a deep sadness that I think is felt by many on the spiritual path. I think Reiki really helped me to come to a better understanding of what it means to be on this Earth. It also helped me to find my purpose in life and gave me the opportunity to help others.

I remember on Day 1 of my Reiki training, my teacher said to me “You’re going to be teaching this one day.” I laughed out loud. Sure enough though, she was right and it has been the most rewarding journey of transformation and expansion. Tough in places, but well worth it. I’m now in a position where I can teach others and watch them grow and its like planting magic beans!

I wish I’d learnt it sooner – Check out my Blog post on what Reiki can teach you that school never did!

What is a Reiki attunement?

Now there’s some teachers out there who will attune you to Reiki. An attunement or empowerment is when a Reiki Master passes the blessing of Reiki on to a person so that they are able to use the energy more effectively for themselves. I think you need more than just an attunement though. I think you need to be taught how it can be used so that you can get the most out of it for yourself.

The way that I teach Reiki is based on it’s practical application to everyday life. It’s your tool and you want to be able to use it for yourself, in your own way for your highest benefit. For me, this is important because not only are we interested in expanding ourselves spiritually, we also need to remember that we are human and live a human life with real human experiences. Being spiritual is great but so is understanding your human-ness.

Reiki Level One

Reiki Level One is open to everyone who has an interest. It will teach you the basics of energy healing and it’s application to everyday life. We learn about the history of Reiki so you can connect to where it came from but also learn about it’s journey from East to West. The Reiki precepts (principles) are the foundation of Reiki practice and we also learn the daily energy meditation – another key element. We also learn about mindfulness, self-healing and cover what happens as you’re energy begins to change. I think that’s important knowledge if you’re learning to master yourself! There is also a practical at the end of the 2 days training so you’ll be taught how to give Reiki to friends and family should you wish to.

I’ve met quite a few people who have had Reiki attunements but haven’t been taught the foundations of practice for them to get the most out it. I think that’s a real shame because Reiki is the most amazing personal development and transformational tool there is out there.

If you’re open to mastering yourself and getting in control of your own life, Reiki is a great option. Not only does it help you to understand yourself, it also gives you a way of understanding the world so that you can find your place in it. It helps you to connect to yourself, your source of energy and the world around you.

That to me is the golden thread for alignment. Magical things begin to happen when your energy starts to change.

You’ve got the power within you. Reiki training simply helps you to access it!

Sounds interesting?

If you are interested in Reiki training, please do get in touch with me. Lets see if we are a good fit to work with each other. It’s really important that you connect to the person teaching you as this will be your guide for the journey. If you are local to Leicester, I run Reiki courses at least once a month. I also teach 1-2-1 via Zoom (Video Conferencing). It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can still learn Reiki with me.

 

Energy Updates, Healing

Energy Update 4th September 2018

Well here we are and it’s been heavy and intense the last week. There is a hell of a lot of crap being pushed up to the surface and we are healing and doing more healing and continue healing!

Physically, the symptoms have been a thick or foggy head including migraines and headaches. Ears have been ringing. Dizzy spells have been common. Generally a feeling of being ungrounded and uprooted.

With this, there’s been unrest. A lot of emotional restlessness. An impatience for things to start moving again and an unwillingness to back down. Sound familiar?

It really is taking it’s toll this week. I know on a personal level, I’ve had to take some time out to just shut down and recalibrate the systems! This intensity will continue although the flow of it seems to be getting easier as we work through the lessons.

It feels as if we just have to master letting go of expectations. That’s pretty difficult because to manifest what we want, we have to expect that it will materialise. What I’m talking about is getting yourself in to focus and in to a headspace where the outcome is irrelevant. This period of limbo is about building full trust and faith and allowing yourself to be led.

The Universe always has your highest interests at heart and the stagnancy that we have felt of late has created a wishy washy kind of energy. It’s important that we don’t stay in this for too long. It has been heavy and it has been difficult to keep moving. More than ever, we are being required to push ourselves a little bit further.

You’ll have noticed in the midst of all this that you are starting to get really clear on what resonates with you and what doesn’t. It should be starting to become really clear to you what needs dropping from your life because it seems as though the triggers are everywhere.

The thing I am finding the most difficult at the moment is the balancing act between ourselves and other people. We have to choose to put ourselves first.

In the spiritual journey, there will be times when you feel so far apart in your way of thinking from those that you are closest to but know that that is ok. Your truth will continue to evolve and as it does, you may find that you judge those with a different perspective, or you feel judged by them. This is all experience and it is teaching us real detachment with love. It can be difficult to stay in love and compassion with those closest to you if they can’t understand your need to process in a different way to them. This is all part of working out your place in the world.

We are coming to the cross roads and the new moon on the 8th should be bringing us some unexpected surprises. My feeling is that we are heading towards having everything we want but something tells me that it won’t look anything like we planned it to be. Therefore this time is a time of opening up and acceptance of things as they are.

There is a great deal of courage required as our old belief systems fall away. It can feel as if the world is breaking off in fragments right before your eyes. It is the collapse of the old ways of thinking.

If there is one thing that helps me more than anything it is holding on to this affirmation.

I AM LOVE. I CAME HERE TO BE LOVE AND BE LOVED.

This is all. Just keep remembering this and you’ll ride this storm. New Moon New Start is  how I’m feeling the energies at the moment so I’m using this time to get things in order. It’s time to really start thinking seriously about where things are going and how you can direct them.

 

Energy Updates, Healing

Why am I feeling so wierd? Energy Update 27th August, 2018

Why am I feeling so wierd? That’s been the theme in the healing room this week and if you’re asking yourself the same question, the answer is in the energies that are around at the moment.

It’s like a dead weight and everything that we were trying to get off the ground in June and July seems to be moving ever so slowly. There’s been planets in Retrograde. Mars and Mercury have both gone direct now and there’s been a full moon, 3 Eclipses, solar flares and Geomagnetic storms not to mention the meteor shower.

So when you take all of that in to consideration, of course you’re feeling wierd. We are all connected to the heartbeat of the Universe and when it moves and shifts, we feel it too.

The energies have been dense and heavy. Like a dead weight. Nothing seems to be moving. After much unrest, it’s like we are covered in a blanket. A littler period of hibernation is kind of what is happening right now and hopefully we will open our eyes to an easier and lighter September.

It’s not been an easy 6 weeks energetically and a lot of us have felt upheaval and restlessness. For some it’s been time out, for others it’s been working through the energies. However it has been for you, you’ve felt it. The lethargy and the numbness has been a theme for all. There have been sparks of clarity followed by periods of massive uncertainty.

Things are certainly changing though and we are feeling it. WE as a collective are changing rapidly and there is a whole movement towards letting go. This “new me” stuff is really starting to take shape and there’s yet more layers to shed. All of the conditioning, fears and limiting beliefs seem to be rising to the surface for us to see more clearly and as always, there is healing to be done!

It will settle, but the pace, depth and intensity of the energies is something that we are going to have to start getting used to because it feels like it’s going to stay like this for a while. It feels like we’re being pushed and shoved in to places that are creating expansion for us.

I think it just got interesting!

If you’re struggling with the energies and you’d like some help, please get in touch x

Energy Updates, Healing

The Rise of the Divine Feminine

The Power of the Divine Feminine

It’s been an interesting week this week as the energies seem to be ramping up. I remember towards the end of last year we were talking about the rise of the Divine Feminine and wowzers has that had an impact.

I don’t know if its just me and because I work with women, but there really does seem to be some fine tuning going on with the way that we are connecting with the Divine Feminine. It’s causing a bit of a clash between the different aspects of this energy.

On the one hand we have the softness, vulnerability and opening. On the other hand we have the wildness, the strength and the power of Femininity.

My view is that we are learning to be unashamedly ourselves and embrace whatever combination of these qualities that we hold. We are learning to harness and use these energies for ourselves and it is enhancing our power to create.

More than ever over the last few weeks in the healing room have seen a rise in the Kundalini energy and I’m working with more and more women who want to clear sexual trauma and explore their creative life force energy. The power of this energy for healing us in incredible and learning to use it is even more incredible.

Where the #metoo movement gave rise to an awareness of the power imbalance, the residue of this has been a real awakening of power for women as a collective. There really is a “Don’t take no shit” attitude at the moment and it isn’t directed at the opposite sex. There is a balance to be gained between feminine and masculine forces within us and it feels like we have to come full circle and experience these energies for us to come to balance within ourselves.

When you’re nailing it, it feels like intense creative flow, passion and alignment combined with purpose, intuition and what I can only describe as a recognition of our own resilience and “sturdiness.” Above and beyond anything, although this is a spiritual process the impact is in a very human way and it is helping us to navigate between the different dimensions and realms.

This creates movement and that’s been reflected in the shifts that clients are experiencing as a result of sessions. There really is a big change in the air and a redressing of balance when it comes to power.

Bring it on I say!!!

Energy Updates, Healing

No time for fake ones – Energy Update 28th July, 2018

Yo! Feeling a bit Gangsta Rap this week and the energies are seriously ramping up. If you’ve struggled with sleep and you’re feeling tetchy around people that are not authentic, welcome to New Earth! The energies around are about being real, saying it exactly how it is and unapologetically taking what’s rightfully yours. Entitlement, Power, Ownership. This is some strong ass energy coming through and it’s opening us all up to new experiences and new ways of thinking about the world. Personally, I bloody love this wild, wolf like sass that’s being unleashed. It’s bold, it’s brazen and it’s empowering. It’s about change and this is the crux. Change is inevitable and our experience of these energies is influenced by our willingness to accept change.

Expect all your old perceptions to be challenged on the deepest level that you can manage and remember the confusion is temporary. This is the bit where you start working it all out. This is when the pennies start to drop. The energies around us are helping us even though it seems like more of a hindrance because of the frustration or fear of change. There’s a lot of work around “old me” and “new me” and it’s uncomfortable. To the max – UNCOMFORTABLE but it’s necessary. Progress is found in the Dis-Comfort Zone so expect to be challenged and expect to feel uncomfortable. Style it out and see how the different aspects of “new me” feel to you. You’ll know quite quickly what’s authentically you and what’s not. I like this experimental aspect as it has a really open feel to it. It feels ok to explore and discover. We have this gateway open to lead us to who we are becoming.

The portals have opened up and Lightworkers are starting to gain clarity on their purpose and mission here on Earth. There really is no time to waste at all. The energy for action is there to be harnessed and it really is driving us forward without giving a shit about what’s logical. Heart led work and dropping all the old ideas and expectations of what we thought our work would be. The work is just the work. You’re delivering something a lot bigger than yourself but ironically this time is all about you. This is about what you can create. With planets in retrograde, people tend to think that they are being slowed down. That’s true to an extent, but it is a perception. The Universe is going at it’s own pace and it always will. It’s the pace of our progress that we need to understand and to take ownership of the fact that it is not dictated by external forces. The pace you work at within is the same pace as the Universe. Staying connected is literally all you need to do to align and get in to the flow. Allow the flow and keep moving inwards through connection. Even when we stand still, we are still moving. Our thoughts are still creating. Our ideas are in the process of manifesting. The key thing is the action that pushes through this energy and that’s where we are standing still as it feels like there is more confusion than clarity.

Remember that confusion is the process that leads to clarity. One simple way to work out the direction is to make a list of what you don’t want. Then take each item and find it’s opposite and that gives you a list of what you DO want. Simple…kind of lol but that’s just the starting point.

For me, the energy is wild and ready to be harnessed for forward movement. There have been a lot of bombshells dropping as a result of the Eclipse season. The mask has literally dropped off and there is no time for any bullshit. You can take things at face value or you can go deeper. You’re seeing what you didn’t see before and it is eye-opening.

As a result, you’ll be finding that you’re irritated and impatient around people that are not willing to take responsibility for themselves. Anything that doesn’t feel real and authentic will jar. Be more concerned with you than them and don’t be overpowered.

The theme in the healing room this week has been all about taking action. Ideas can stay ideas. To make them manifest, the energy needs to move through action. These energies are causing restlessness. If you don’t know what action to take, this makes it even more frustrating.

This energy feels like a pushy parent and I am certainly feeling it driving me and whipping me in to shape. It’s tough but its what’s needed.

All for the greater good knowing we have to go through what we have to go through to get to where we are going to.

Enjoy the ride!

Healing

Unrequited love…the solution…

The theme in the healing room this week has been unrequited love. I thought it would be a nice, juicy topic to write about seeing as I’m a singleton in the city and I have helped dozens of women who are coming out of not so great relationships.

Women over the ages have fallen for the charms of the wrong guy. You know the one. You love spending time with him. You could talk for hours. He makes you laugh. You think he could be the one…so you give a little more…and get a little physical…

And then he tells you he’s not ready for a relationship knowing full well that he’s got you hook, line and sinker.

You go backwards and forwards in this merry for him but not-so-merry-for-you dance because now you’re emotionally invested in the relationship. You have hope that he’ll see how amazing you are and fall for you in the same way. While he continues being aloof and emotionally unavailable, you get more and more sucked in to the game.

After repeating this cycle again and again, you start to realise it’s a trap. While he’s still in your line of vision, you’re missing out on meeting anyone else. He doesn’t want you, and he doesn’t want anyone else to have you either. You’re not getting any younger, and it’s time to move on, but it’s just so difficult right.

When push comes to shove, you know yourself that you are worth much more than this. When you’re treated like an option, you know that you deserve so much better. When enough is enough, you need those cords cut and you need your power back.

This is usually when you book an appointment to release “all that no longer serves you” or in other words, wash that timewasting Mo Fo out of your hair and a healing bodywork session is the best way to do this – trust me!

Remember that every relationship is an energy exchange and his energy is sitting in your system feeding off you. That’s what I pull out during a healing bodywork session, and at the same time, I help you restore the faith in yourself so that you’ve got the confidence to move on without looking back.

Break-ups have become one of my specialities and if you’re ready to move on, I can help you get that thorn out of your side. Make the call – let’s get you sorted so that you can attract what you’re worth!

 

Energy Updates, Healing

The Old Me Died – Help!

The theme from the Healing Room this week has been about getting comfortable with this new version of ourselves. There’s a deep sense of loss that comes when we have changed so much and can be difficult to cope with.

For myself and many of my clients, the theme over the last couple of weeks has been the realisation that we aren’t who we used to be. It’s time to step up. Noticeably so, a lot of my clients are at the stage where their old ways and habits just don’t fit anymore. They’ve noticed that they’ve also shed a lot of the baggage, including people in their lives. We’ve talked about this a little in previous blogs because I know it’s been happening for a lot of people as part of the Universal energy shifts.

When we shed, it creates a void. It feels energetically that we have been living in this limbo/void stage for a while now but this week it really seems to have shifted to allow the new stuff to begin it’s manifestation. When you’ve shed and worked through your baggage, what you’ve actually been doing is preparing yourself ready for what you’re about to receive.

We grieve the loss of who we were because it involves a little bit of our Ego dying. The Ego that tells us what to do to stay safe. When your heart over-rides this, there’s a lot of discomfort that follows.

This is one of the things that we have been dealing with this week. Personalities have changed. Priorities have changed. And now what we’re noticing is that because of this inner change that’s already taken place, it’s manifesting on the outside. We receive when we are ready and so clearing the old vibrational energies out and integrating the new ones is a vital step in the manifestation process.

You’d think when you got what you asked for, you’d be ok with it all though, right? However, it’s useful to know that it can create a great sense of overwhelm.

Am I ready? Can I cope? Is it really happening? Do I deserve it?

All these questions are the old Ego fear just whispering in your ear trying to put you off. Keep listening to your heart and let it guide the way for you.

There are some amazing changes happening for my clients. Many of them have been asking for clarity with certain situations and it has been delivered. So now they know what to do as a result of getting the information they needed to make the decisions.

It’s crunch time. It’s time to follow through.

It’s also time to enjoy the results of the hard work that you have put in and enjoy the lovely delights the Universe is bringing your way!

It really has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for many of us, and now we are entering Eclipse season so prepare to do it all again!!

Energy Updates

Alternative Energy Update 18th June, 2018

I’ve not done one of these for a while and I have a confession to make. I’m not sure if I want to continue with these in the same format as a whole lot has changed for me over the last month or so.

Some of you will know that I have been fasting. I am a Muslim and I observe Ramadhan as one of the 5 pillars of Islam. During this period of time, I have learnt a lot about myself and I also took the opportunity to learn more about my faith.

“What do I believe in?” It’s an interesting question to ask yourself. I’ve always been one of those people who wanted to know why this and why that and so I’ve kind of gone off on a tangent with things. It was strange during Ramadhan because I knew I had committed to writing these regular energy updates. I know they are useful for people going through the various changing collective energies, but for some reason I found myself questioning whether or not they were still relevant for me.

So when something is relevant for your audience and isn’t 100% resonating with yourself – what do you do? This is the question that I ask myself. I didn’t want to force myself to write and feel compromised and so this post is more my own inner exploration of whether I should continue or not.

It’s sort of an experimental post in that I do not as yet have an answer to the question of whether I will continue or not. I always say that I don’t truly know how I feel about something until I’ve written about it and so it feels strange to do this in a public space, however it is helping me to get over some of the blocks I have to sharing. This is why I decided to do it in this way and none of this was edited post writing.

It is simply a stream of consciousness.

So to energy updates and I’m trying to work out whether or not I should continue with them. I’ve fallen out of love with the idea of Ascension in a way. I do believe that we are all on our personal journey of transformation. I also believe that people are experiencing similar frequencies in the way that they experience change. I believe it isn’t one size fits all.

I have also come to think about the information that is being given out through these updates and I’m not sure that I want to be the “director” of this information for a number of reasons, mainly the paragraph directly above this one.

Whether you call it Ascension or Enlightenment doesn’t even matter so much anymore. I have always been of the persuasion that you take what resonates and then explore the rest for yourself and find your own reasoning. I’m sure that’s what people do with the information anyway – I just felt the need to reiterate that.

As I write, an idea has just struck me. What if instead of a weekly energy update, I went in to the themes that emerge in the healing room each week? A lot of what I write in these energy updates picks up on these themes and so I think this may be a more helpful way of addressing the different energies that emerge during the healing process.

When you break it down, any Ascension or Enlightenment journey is actually all about self-healing and learning about yourself. This is the journey that I am on and I know that it is the journey that many of my students and clients are on. I like the idea of continuous evolution and exploration and this is a lovely space in which I am able to share that with my audience.

I am almost certain that these updates in future will be themes from the healing room and my own personal themes as I evolve. There is something that feels very real and transparent to me by going back to basics. It feels like this is what is happening through my work and it is a very powerful shift. It is moving from the person I think I should be to who I am and although it is challenging, I think it is probably one of the biggest shifts that I have undertaken. Deciding to do things differently and my sense tells me that this is just the beginning. There is something very expansive about this energy. It’s again peeling off the mask and revealing more and more. Things always get blurred, then you focus and more is revealed. Amazing and expansive.

When you learn Reiki, you learn that Master Usui called it his “Method to achieve Personal Perfection” and so it is always about being the best that we can be in any given situation. Personal perfection is about continuously awakening to yourself, recognising yourself and being aware of your surroundings and how you mesh with them. Perfection itself is a myth, but it is the journey of travelling towards it and coping with the big and small changes that it brings as you adapt to a new way of being. This in a nutshell is what it is all about for me. It is that very real and pure acceptance of the imperfections that lie within us all. Complete acceptance of where we are and what is happening. These are the themes that we find challenging because we are always on a quest to make it how we “want it to be.”

This then brings me to my faith and one of the things that I have really come home to through this month of fasting is surrender. Complete faith and surrender and the same theme of acceptance rings out loud and clear for me. It is not, nor will it ever be, about what it “should” look like or what “should be happening.” It is taking a step back and surrendering to the idea that everything is good for you. Everything is happening perfectly, by design and what you do in this particular moment helps to design what comes next for you.

Can you accept it if it isn’t how you planned it? That brings me to realise that when I set out with this commitment to providing regular energy updates, it felt right for me in that moment. I felt I had a voice and space to give that and share the experience. We are in a time where that information is readily available to you and there are others who can provide this for you in a more authentic way than I am able to do so at this time.

My heart is saying write from your heart. Write what you are feeling, share the experiences of the students and clients that come to you and do this with the aim of simply being able to share. There is no real purpose other than it makes my heart happy and I’m cool with that. It isn’t so much about the energy and where it is taking us – although I do still keep an eye on that!

It’s more about being human, living and integrating this in to your day to day life. It is about what your mind, your body and your soul are doing together and how connected you feel to inner yourself, your life, your purpose. It’s about what you’re going to do about it. That’s more me. My voice matters more here than anywhere else and it’s my way of helping people navigate the collective shifts on this planet. The term “Ascension Guide” doesn’t fit for me in the way that it used to. I can leave that to others and focus on what I need to share that’s related to my own purpose and service here on Earth.

So in future, these updates will be titled, “Themes from the Healing Room” (and everyone in it, including me!) as this is what is feeling good for me to do right now. If it’s energy updates and Ascension information you’d like, I can point you towards Vaz Sriharan. (Click here)Vaz is one of the most credible and authentic voices in this field of work and I continue to follow his work. He’s humbly living this journey the same as us all and sharing his experience being of service in the way that’s most authentic to him. I respect and admire that!

In essence, we all have our own way of making a contribution and being of service and I’m still finding mine so thank you for your patience. You know we are all a work in progress and always will be!

99 Pathways of the Heart

Pathway 12 – Al Muhsi – Assessing What Is

I started this pathway at the beginning of Ramadhan and now feels like a good time to write about it.

“When you are drawn to this pathway, take the opportunity to stop and look through the eyes of Divine clarity at your life as it is right now.”

If this Ramadhan has taught me anything at all, it is mindfulness and being present. A lot of crap has been happening and a lot of good things have been happening too. I’ve been looking at the way I manage myself through these situations.

As someone who suffers from anxiety, this pathway again has taught me acceptance of things as they are now. I’ve said this before but you don’t necessarily have to like what’s happening to accept it. When you reject it, it creates a whirlwind of anxiety and feels overwhelming.

Sometimes you have to cut through the crap of what you want things to be or how you think things should be. At the root of it is what is happening RIGHT NOW and often we look at situations through a different lens. We stay in disappointment when we focus on as we want it to be. Nothing in life is going to be that picture perfect. Every moment is leading you to the next moment and everything is temporary and transitory. It’s very much what you choose to believe that has an impact on hardening or softening your anxiety.

The perfection is in this present moment. Accepting what IS can be really challenging because it involves surrendering. This is the ego as it starts to fall away. The ego is what you believe to be true and when that goes, parts of your identity start falling away with it. I could go a whole lot deeper with this idea, but I will save this for another post! Suffice to say that we are working with what we believe to be true in so many ways and the way we assess “what is” has a lot to do with what we believe to be true. It is always laced with judgement about our current situation.

It’s amazing how much stress falls away when you bring your mind to what is happening right now as if that is all there is. It is one of those things that you have to keep reminding yourself of. One of the things that I have been doing that has really helped me this Ramadhan is to try and be in this state of continuous dialogue with my Creator.

It helps because it means that you are talking to your Creator as if you are talking to yourself which makes you more conscious of the things that you are saying. It means that you can continuously ask for the help that you need in every moment. It also means that you can spend a lot more time in the here and now. When the worries come up, you can ask for help with them and then go back to noticing what is around you and expressing gratitude for it. It alleviates a great deal of stress for me!

It’s funny but what prompted me to write this post makes me chuckle now. I’m sat at Bru on my laptop as I write this. I’m waiting on a call from the garage because I took my car in for a service this morning. They’ve called me once already to tell me there’s work to be done and it’s going to cost me more than I thought. I felt a slight panic as I don’t actually have the money for it. That’s what credit cards are for and I’m grateful that I can defer payment but as the time comes closer to paying that bill, I can see the panic setting in. So as always, I have asked God to find me a way and holding on to that Golden Thread because everything happens for a reason.

Now, in this moment, I have two choices. I can either worry that I won’t have the money or I can trust that it will come from somewhere. I know what happens when I go in to worry. It means that I am not being present and I can get taken off on a tangent. The other option is to stay in the moment and focus on what I am doing right now which is to keep writing this post. Keep writing and just not think about something that hasn’t happened yet.

Now I know how my mind works and I will be back and forth from this thought about how I’m going to pay that bill but if I allow it to distract and then consume me, I am not going to be able to focus on getting anything done. Do you see how it works?

I have to accept that it has happened for a reason and use it to keep me focused on what I am doing. That is the clarity that this pathway talks about. It is clarity about my purpose. There’s something very magical about this present moment. It is a state of empowerment and clarity. It is a place of self-mastery. It’s understanding that you can deliver your purpose and all you need to do is stay focused on the actions that will help you to do this. I know for a fact that is all I need to do. Everything else is taken care of. Sustenance and provision is something that comes from that same Source. Creator provides. One way or another, I know it’ll be taken care of and so when I think of it like that, the worry begins to melt away.

Life is one of those things that is unpredictable. That’s a given. There is always uncertainty and that’s a given. However, if we embrace it and see where it takes us, it can feel expansive and exciting. If we worry, our energy contracts and we can’t see past the end of our own noses.

Life as it is right now.

What does that mean? It means looking around for things to appreciate. It means being thankful that the help is there. One of the big things for me working with this pathway is being able to see that some things happen so that other things can happen. We don’t always realise at the time, but what will happen for us in the future is dependent on what is happening now.

So if I look at this bill, perhaps this is what will create abundance for me. I know it’s money going out, but it is an opportunity to keep wealth circulating and by doing that I have contributed to the way the world goes round.

Everything is a dependency. I may be a speck in the grand design of this Universe, but I am a deliberately designed speck with a purpose. If we focus inward, we can create a sense of inner stability that we ride on when there is nothing certain in outer world. It is knowing that we are part of something greater and that there are other things that are dependent on us. Therein we do not exist in isolation, even when the world’s problems are beating down on us and it doesn’t feel like there is a way out. What happens next is dependent on this present moment.

Cultivating inner stability allows you to grow and change. I know even a year ago, this bill would have pushed me over the edge. It comes down to our outlook and belief that things are always getting better for us. Whatever is sent for us is good for us. This is an opportunity to trust in abundance even if things don’t look the way I want them to look right now. At least I have a car that is roadworthy and it’ll keep me safe.

ENABLING yourself with these beliefs is the way to create the way you want to be feeling right now. The way you feel is what creates the next thing. That is Law of Attraction in a nutshell.

If you can look around and be happy with what you have and be in acceptance of all of it, it helps. It is understanding that as you look around, everything is already changing because everything is temporary. Sometimes, it can feel as though nothing is really happening but life and the whole Universe is in continuous motion. When I think about this, it blows my mind. You can sit still and watch the whole Universe moving around you know that you too are moving even if you don’t feel it. It’s crazy!

I’ll conclude this pathway by asking you to take a moment today to sit still and notice at how much has moved for you. Think about the things you can’t see and the things that you can. Understand that you are in constant motion. Take a breath and allow yourself to catch up with THIS present moment.

Let me know how it feels!