LOVE IS THE DOOR, THE OPEN DOOR

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE,

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE

 

BEGINNING WITH SELF-LOVE

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE.

 

LOVE BEYOND LIMITS.

 

LOVE UNCONDITIONAL.

 

DIVINE LOVE.

 
LOVE FOR THE DIVINE BEING YOU TRULY ARE, FOR YOUR SPIRIT, FOR YOUR FIRE, FOR YOUR PASSION, FOR YOUR PLEASURE, FOR YOUR WORTH WHICH IS FAR BEYOND GOLD, YOU ARE WORTH EVERYTHING, YOU ARE EVERYTHING TO ME, EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! 

YOU ARE ME

 

HOW WELL DO I LOVE YOU? IS LOVE BOUNDLESS, LIMITLESS, UNCONDITIONAL, AND WHOLEHEARTED, WITH MY WHOLE HEART?  OTHERWISE, IT ISN’T ENOUGH. BUT UNCONDITIONAL AND LIMITLESS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH BECAUSE I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH.

I AM YOUR EVERYTHING.

 HAVE I TRULY DISCARDED EVERYTHING THAT IS OBSOLETE. ALL ABUSE, VERBAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL, AS WELL AS DRUG ABUSE, VIOLENCE, ANGER, ABSENCE, IGNORING ME, NOT SEEING ME, BEING UNAWARE OF ME, OR YELLING, YELLING NONSENSE, YELLING OBSCENITIES. HAVE I LEFT ANYTHING OUT? LET’S COVER EVERYTHING I’VE LEFT OUT. I FEEL SOMEWHAT WORN DOWN. MAYBE I DIDN’T THINK OF EVERYTHING. 

HAVE I COVERED EVERYTHING?

 

HOW DO I LOVE MYSELF? REALLY! LOVING MYSELF IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LOVE OF ALL. THE MOST IMPORTANT LOVE

 

 BECAUSEWITHOUT ME, EVERYTHING CEASES

 

 SOMETIMES WE BECOME PROGRESSIVELY INVOLVED SO MUCH WITH OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN THAT WE HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY REMEMBER OURSELVES. THIS CAN BE WORSE THAN PUTTING A MAN FIRST! 

 

 SO WHO COMES FIRST?

 

INTERESTING YOU SHOULD ASK.

THERE ARE MANY TAKES ON THIS.

AND I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN POSSIBLY ANSWER.

ONE WAY OF SEEING IT IS,

TAKING THE BEST CARE OF ME NOT ONLY ASSURES MY SURVIVAL,

IT GUARANTEES MY LIFE.

I MUST DO WHATEVER IS TRULY BEST FOR ME

ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING IT IS THAT I AM DEFINITELY PART AND PARCEL OF A LARGE, EVER-EXPANDING FAMILY. AND I CANNOT ACTUALLY IMAGINE NOT TAKING CARE OF MY FAMILY. THIS IS WHO I AM. TAKING CARE OF THIS FAMILY IS WHO I AM. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INCLUDE SACRIFICE. I’M TALKING ABOUT ENERGY-WISE. CARING FOR THEIR WELL-BEING, THEIR HEALTH, AND THEIR PROSPERITY. 

ADD TO THIS THAT EVERYONE WHO APPEARS OUTWARDLY IS ONLY MIRRORING WHAT I EXPECT FOR MYSELF.

THEREFORE I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVERY INDICATOR OF

MY OWN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.

FOR MY OWN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

CREATE/MANIFEST/PRODUCE MY FUTURE! 

AND MY NOW!!!!!!

PLEASE REALIZE THAT THIS IS JUST FOR ME. I AM PROCESSING MY OWN “STUFF”. IF IT HELPS YOU, SO BE IT. IF IT DOESN’T HELP, DISCARD IT. BUT PLEASE HONOR IT!

IN FACT, I INSIST THAT YOU HONOR IT AND ME. WHILE I AM VERY, VERY LOVING AND VERY, VERY AGREEABLE, THERE DOES COME A POINT WHERE THE SETTING OF BOUNDARIES IS NECESSARY.

OH, I’M NOT ANGRY. IT JUST PISSES ME OFF THAT YOU MISTAKE MY NICENESS AND MY AGREEABLENESS FOR WEAKNESS, EXCUSE ME, FOR ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL STUPIDITY.

THAT PRETTY MUCH SAYS IT ALL!

AND YOU, MY FRIEND, HAVE OVERSTEPPED YOUR BOUNDS, TREMENDOUSLY. 

FOR THE LAST TIME.

ONCE AND FOR ALL TIME

THROUGH ALL GENERATIONS OF TIME

THROUGHOUT ALL ETERNITY

SO MOTE IT BE

SO MOTE IT BE

SO MOTE IT BE

“The prophet who said, ‘He will be kept in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on God,’ was not a mere intellectual believer in authoritative theology. This truth-knowing human had discovered God; he was not merely talking about God.”

Jesus, (1731.4) 155:6.6

The Urantia Book

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A Mother Here

"In Her Image" - Jennifer Smith. Third Place. This work is mixed media (oil and floral decoupage) on canvas paper. The impulse behind the work came from my desire to create an image of the Prime Female as a being representative of the human race as a whole. I would love all women who view this image to feel as though they are made perfectly; in image of a Heavenly Mother who embraces and embodies all possibilities of skin/eye/hair color facial features etc.

Mother Goose

How deeply I love you, my Mother!!!

How I wish you had loved me.

You couldn’t.

You couldn’t do it!!!

You were just a shell,

A shell left over from rape,

From an unwanted pregnancy,

A baby boy you never saw, never held, never wanted.

I’m told you were abused as well.

By your father.

That is impossible for me to imagine.

It must have been someone else.

Who hurt you?

Who formed the monster you became with me?

How do you possibly justify what you did to me?

By telling the world I was “crazy”

So no one would listen if I told.

I never told.

What would be the point?

You took away or killed everything I ever loved.

You definitely tried.

You wanted me to see you

as having total power over me.

You wanted me to believe that you were

too powerful to ever be questioned.

What I know I KNOW is

You were never powerful at all,

 You were pitiful.

With all your manipulations.

All your attempts to control.

All your lies.

You are a liar!!!

Just a liar.

Your teeth caved in.

Eaten away, turned upon themselves.

Dead, dead, dead like you!!!

I wish this had a pretty ending.

But…it is what it is.

There are times when we have to be

thankful for what is!!!

I AM grateful for the way things really were!!!

You made me stronger than

I ever could have possibly imagined!!!

Without intending to do it,

You made me exactly what I AM TODAY!!!

STRONG, HEALTHY, INVINCIBLE,

UNBREAKABLE, UNDISPUTED, INDISPUTABLE,

IMMACULATE, WEATHER-PROOF.

I AM SOMEONE WHO CANNOT

POSSIBLY BE BEATEN!!!

I AM UNBEATABLE!!!

UNBEATABLE!!!

UNBEATABLE!!!

UN BEATEN!!!

UN BEATEN!!!

UN BEATEN!!!

I AM ALIVE!!!

I AM ALIVE!!!

I AM ALIVE!!!

I REMAIN ALIVE FOREVER!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you,

thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

© Molly Silfies and ChiCreation, 1978-2078. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Molly Silfies, ChiCreation™, I AM Reiki™, Ascended Master Reiki™ and/or OnenessReiki™ with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

One Reiki Family

Under the sky, under the heaven, there is but one family.

Bruce Lee

When introduced to Reiki way back when, I thought everybody practiced Reiki the same way.  It wasn’t until a bit later that we were told about The Reiki Alliance.  Looking back, we in the Light Therapy tradition were given very little information about other traditions and ways of practicing Reiki.  Bits and pieces floated to my awareness occasionally.  These were filed away for future reference, just in case.  But for the most part, I stuck with what I’d been taught and had little idea what had been handed down to practitioners of Reiki traditions other than my own.

Some years later, I met a woman whose lineage did not include Takata.  Our discussions provided me additional information regarding Reiki and its origins, and about how Reiki has evolved since its inception.  My practice of Reiki remained the same.  While I had opened to the fact that Reiki practices are somewhat like DNA and fingerprints, it didn’t occur to me that anyone was “wrong” or egotistical or “not real Reiki”.

When I recently began following a Reiki group on LinkedIn, I experienced mild surprise with one discussion in particular.  The question presented has to do with how many attunements are correctly given in the Usui system.  My thought, of course, was that I didn’t comprehend why this would ever be an issue.  What was the problem?

However, the discussion became quite lively, and I noticed what I perceived as likely being bias and/or competition involving the various traditions represented by those in the group.  At first this bothered me.  Then, light bulb!!!!!

Since I was the one perceiving issues within the group, I must be the one with the issues!  It was my job to work on that.  So, as always, I proceeded to do exactly that.

My greatest joy would be to know that we are all one Reiki family and that we function and support one another as equals although our individual practices do vary.  In some traditions, hand positions are standardized and symbol reception/use is treated with distrust or suspicion.  In other traditions, symbol reception is commonplace, being the norm rather than the rarity, and there is fluidity/flow during treatment and attunement, with much reliance upon intuitive data and the assistance of guides.  Yet, we are all undeniably attuned in the Usui system.

There was a time of bickering and oneupmanship in the world wide Reiki community, early on.  We are not children anymore, and the world we all inhabit is in dire need of the most positive influences all of us can provide.  We have a responsibility, collectively as well as individually, as one Reiki family as well as proud members of the traditions we came up in.  We should be proud of our Reiki roots.  At the same time, we have an obligation to educate the medical community and the public about the benefits of Reiki.  Undeniably, this includes the necessity of providing all appropriate education to Reiki practitioners and teachers.

I AM profoundly grateful to better understand why there was once an effort to standardize Reiki.  However, in my own observations, the highest standards invariably arise within the individual practitioner rather than being arbitrarily set by a person or group assuming ownership/control of Reiki.  While it pains me immeasurably to witness the countless offers of free attunements, cheap attunements, and self-attunements being advertised to unsuspecting consumers who desire to learn about Reiki but are reluctant to pay the prices normally charged by reputable teaching masters, what bothers me most is the disillusion that results when students choose less-than-the-best for themselves.  Often these students become disillusioned with Reiki itself, rather than with the teacher of their own choosing.

As practitioners and teaching masters, how do we repair and reverse this?  Obviously, we can set our own standards at a very high level, we can honor the Reiki that flows through us, and we can be in every way one Reiki family.  We can begin consciously seeking out our similarities as well as celebrating the entire spectrum of Reiki traditions and forms.  We can honor and respect one another as professional equals.  We can fearlessly, lovingly share the truth and essence of who we are as Reiki practitioners.

WE CAN BE THE LOVE THAT WE ALL ARE.

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Until next post, Namaste!

Distance Share

Truth is outside all patterns.

Obey the principles, but do not be bound by them.

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Three Quotes by Bruce Lee

With young children, it’s important to honor the brief attention span.  With autistics, one impression I get is that the attention span is kaleidoscopic.  Be aware of receptiveness and energy levels. There are times when you just reschedule.  Small ones, especially those with ASD, do not always rest on schedule.  When tired, they require rest, not lengthy instruction.  Plan instruction in appropriate bits and snippets.  Or forget planning.  Be spontaneous.  Go with the child’s flow.  Entrain to the child’s vibration and raise gradually as appropriate.

Early yesterday morning, I enjoy a brief, unexpected visit with B and his mom.  She has been rarely accepting of Reiki from me in the past.  She doesn’t oppose it, she just has some difficulty accepting or believing it.  Not surprisingly, she readily allows me to work with B.  She knows I’m completely harmless. 🙂

At the outset, my thought is to do sessions with him, in-person and distance sessions.  This quickly shifts as it becomes evident that he would benefit optimally from a different process.  I am a bit reluctant, making no changes for a while, using Reiki with him briefly and only occasionally, observing for improvement, progress, etc.

There is a day when he is so relaxed during a session, he falls asleep.  These hands move of their own volition.  B is attuned to Level I.  His necessary process has begun.

Within days, B begins speaking spontaneously, in full sentences and paragraphs, delighted with his newfound ability to participate in interactive conversation for the first time in his life.  Everyone who knows him and works with him assumes this has happened spontaneously, for no reason.  I see no reason to enlighten them further.

When B was newborn, he came home to a stressed-out, sickly, single mom and one grandparent.  That was his family unit.  Due to unavoidable changes, moves and stressors, as his family situation became unstable, B began to lose ground, especially with efforts to verbalize and potty train.  Frustrated when his attempts to communicate with others were not understood, he retreated into silence.

B appears intolerant of lactose and gluten, as well as sensitive to tobacco smoke.  Observing his progression from simple head-butting to full blown, running start, self-catapulting into walls, 30 – 50 times and more, as hard as he can go, I agree to work with him.

Cautious to a fault, I watch him.  Assessment must be accurate. Each person is unique.  Each process must be unique as well, and appropriate to that person’s physical form.  Like a fingerprint, like a snowflake, he is one-of-a-kind.  No standardization here.  There is  a path perfect for B.  I intend to help him walk it.

Perfect urinary and fecal continence quickly follow verbalization. In three hours, B is completely potty trained! After numerous embarrassments throughout his life, now he swaggers with complete confidence.  Mom welcomes increasing periods of relaxation, something she has not experienced since the beginning of her pregnancy with B.

B begins to dress himself, everything in its proper order and place, shoes on the correct feet.  He begins to get simple foods for himself, cereal with milk, bananas and Hershey bars, etc., without help.  All this is immensely gratifying for everyone involved.

Mom goes for a regular physical.  Her doctor tells her that her blood pressure, cholesterol levels, kidney and liver functions are off the charts; she begs out of admission to the hospital.  There is no one to watch B.  He cannot be left alone.  Mom feels stressed now with the necessity of bringing all those numbers back to normal.  I offer Reiki.  She declines.

Yesterday, I go with her and B for her labs.  We have no teddy bear with us.  It’s hands, then.  A position that is natural for him.  I hold my hands in prayer position, hands apart.  “B, put your hands together.  What do you feel?”  He feels something; recognition registers on his face.

“Do you feel that?”

“Yes.”

“That’s energy.  Pull Mommy into your hands.”

Eyes light.  Comprehension in the facial expression.  He has her.

“Pull out Mommy’s owhees and throw them away.”  I demonstrate the hand motion.

His version is simpler, more concise.  Three hand motions.  His distance is done in a flash.  He knows the instant it’s complete and releases. The look on his face is priceless.  He knows exactly what just happened and pops his sucker back into his mouth as he gazes at leaves blowing gently on a nearby tree, letting it all sink in.

I release as well.  I tell him that he can work on anyone, anything & everything this very same way.  Including himself and his bird and squirrel friends.  He turns to make eye contact with me, grabs my hand and brings it to his cheek. Mission accomplished.  Session complete.

Mom enjoys a restful, pleasant day, free of stress and physical discomfort.

B is five years old, diagnosed with autism at three.  He is larger than many eight year olds.  Sometimes he wears a T-shirt that says, “I am a person with autism.  Please be patient with me.”  B is the patient one.

Due to confidentiality and respect for all clients, very little personal information is included here.  I’m uncertain whether this will even be posted; it won’t happen without Mom’s permission.  Anyway, it’s written documentation of the tiniest fraction of the work that’s possible with disabled children.

Please understand.  If any of this blog’s readers are inclined in any way whatsoever to work with disabled children, much of this work is not recompensed monetarily.  Many parents of disabled children are single, not by choice, but because the other parent chooses out, refusing to be involved.  Funds for daily living are often sparse, and that’s putting it tactfully.  For anyone choosing this incredibly gratifying type of practice, prepare to give freely.  The rewards are beyond anything I ever imagined.

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Permission granted!  Yeehah!

B’s mom just gave me permission to use his full name.

I’ll stick with the policy of changing names to protect the innocent.

Blessings and love to you!

Until next post, Namaste.

Subtle Energies Produce Subtle Experiences

I AM THAT (which) I AM

Reiki is a subtle energy that produces results which are also subtle, except when the results are anything but subtle.

Being the energy that it is, Reiki is all about subtle experiences. Everyone in my classes has had remarkable subtle experiences. Some enjoyed them, some gloried in them, all had opportunities to learn from them.  Some went into deep fear.  More than once someone commented about being completely discombobulated. A few left the classes believing Reiki was an evil influence.

Two very special ladies come to mind:  The first went home to rest after an attunement. As she lay down, she asked aloud for someone to work on her in regard to some health issues she’d been experiencing.  She awoke a bit later, eyes still shut, feeling loving hands on her body.  She recognized that she was receiving a Reiki treatment.  Momentarily, she remembered having locked her doors before going to bed.  She began to wonder how someone had gotten into her bedroom.  Fear crept into her thoughts, so she tried to inconspicuously open her eyes.  And she saw absolutely nothing except dents in the blanket covering her, where the healing hands were undeniably still present.  She was beyond frightened and demanded that the treatment stop.  It ceased immediately.

The second lady, a devout & active Mormon 🙂 began seeing three turbaned, dark-skinned men frequently in her presence.  She knew they were Reiki masters.  It frightened her anyway, for a while.  Eventually she did open to the truth that clothing and complexion have very little to do with healing ability or spiritual advancement.

BTW, both these women completed all levels of Reiki.

The point here is that Reiki can open us beyond our formerly limited perceptions, when we are willing to allow ourselves to learn, grow, and accept that All-That-Is holds not only what is already familiar to our physical senses in this lifetime, but there is much, much more also available to us.  And it’s always our choice whether or not we accept and allow.  Opening is never forced upon us.  We are never forced beyond our own boundaries and capacities.

Some students feel perfectly safe with subtle experiences.  Some don’t.  And Reiki works for everyone.  No one ever has to go out of their comfort zone.  Yet, everyone can choose to do so.

Perhaps all these students were right.  Each person receiving attunement/empowerment/initiation brings to the table, in this case the Reiki community, the sum total of her/his being.  Reiki works through and with every aspect and facet of our consciousness.  This includes all our behaviors, beliefs, emotions, feelings, habits, ideas, programming, religious training, and socialization, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  We are more than all that, and we are connected to every part of our SELVES. If it is true that we have existed and lived other lifetimes, we bring all that with us.  If we have ever been brainwashed or made commitments, contracts, or covenants during our entire existence, all that comes with us.

Baggage or luggage???  It’s (y)our choice!  Individual perceptions and perspectives come with us as well.  What matters most is whether or not we label ourselves, or accept someone else’s labeling of us, and this has to do with self-love even to the point where we no longer judge ourselves.  Then, and only then, can we integrate all we are into one functional, useful whole.  Just as every cloud has a silver lining, every human quality can be applied to the beneficial service of our fellow-man. However, so long as we judge ourselves, even by accepting others’ judgments of us, we continue to see evil, undesirable influences at every turn.

So…it likely matters little to your effective practice of Reiki if your choice is to stay within bounds that feel safe to you. Once attuned, the energy flows through you to whatever and whomever you choose.

Subtle sense perceptions are equally as valid as physical sense perceptions are.  For some reason, I’ve always accepted that Reiki practitioners are generally balanced and open in applications of every appropriate perception of what is at hand.  The reality is, when we practice Reiki, we are using a subtle energy to produce document-able physical results. And often more.  Whether or not we choose to document may not matter much either.  Perhaps in the long-term, what matters most is the level of service we give.

For me, at a very deep inner level, KNOWING MY TRUTH is infinitely important and desirable.  I’m willing to practice, read, and study for many lifetimes if need be.  And I AM WILLING TO GIVE MY OWN DIVINE INNER SELF THE FINAL WORD, especially when doing so frees me to better serve.

At the very beginning of my own Reiki training, I made a commitment to hold nothing back that was mine to give, to use Reiki without hesitation, qualification, or reservation, for the good of every living being whose path I cross, including the Earth and every situation in need of the healing power of PURE LOVE.  I made this commitment of my own free will and choice, and then I solemnly promised to use the gift of Reiki freely for the benefit of All-That-Is.

My commitment is to the Divine Source that poured its knowledge of Pure Reiki into me.  I AM humbly, profoundly grateful for every subtle experience that has become an eternal piece of my Inner Knowing.

I AM absolutely certain that those seeking physical documentation of subtle experiences are on the perfect path for them, and I wholeheartedly encourage them to continue along that path, throughout eternity, if need be.  Those requiring proof of facts by external experts are also on the perfect path for them, and would most likely experience their best growth by documenting facts for as long as desired.  Likewise, those who insist upon payment for every service rendered, perhaps even subscribing to standardized charges and forms, are on the perfect path for them.  If you have chosen such a Reiki practice, trust that your own carefully chosen path is absolutely correct for you!

I have only the responsibility to offer, share and speak My Truth. I AM not always guided to do so, however, and once done, my obligation is fulfilled.  Everyone hearing me has the total responsibility to choose whether or not what I have learned, offer, share and speak is part of their personal truth.

There is nothing else quite so gratifying as is finding, keeping, and treasuring whatever is our own perfect fit!  My way may not be the way for everyone else, yet I have an obligation and responsibility to be my TRUE  SELF to the bone, all the way, holding nothing back, and to share all of me with everyone else in my personal perceptual field and range, through this magnificent gift of Reiki.

For each of us, there comes a time when we grasp control of our own lives and our power, and when we accept total responsibility for the standards of our own Reiki practice, regardless of who set those standards; we are still responsible even when we allow someone else to set our standards instead of doing it ourselves.  In my belief system, we are never individually responsible to convince anyone else to accept or believe that our own path is “right” or that “I have the only truth, my way is the only way, and everything else is wrong.”

We are each responsible to follow our own path, and when we don’t discover a path that truly fits us, we are then responsible to carve our true path out of the wilderness.

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Love & Blessings from me to you!

Until next post, Namaste!

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