By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki
I was reading an author recently who I have followed for many years and have a great deal of respect for her work. She is a world-famous psychic, been on T.V., written many books on the psychic topic and has proven over and over again just how amazing she is. I have most of her books and read and reread them.
Humans make mistakes, period!
However, on this day, I had just a few minutes to kill, so I picked up one of her books I had not read, turned to just one chapter at the end of the book and started reading it. As I read, she talked about a topic I know a lot about energy healing. What she said, completely disagreed with what I have come to believe in my personal experience with healing work. This made me stop and go WHAO! What the heck? I was astounded. I was a bit in shock that our views on a subject would vier so opposite.
For a moment, it made me question my own beliefs. It made me question my own experiences. It definitely made me reflect at a deeper level.
Calm & Centered
But, then I stopped myself and sat with it. I removed the emotional component and I calmed my mind and body as I went to my inner compass, my higher self and discussed this from a higher place within me. I came to the conclusion that my own intuition and personal experience is what I have to go with, what I trust, what I feel to be true. My feelings and my inner compass have not steered me wrong, but authors who I do not know personally, and who are also human and make mistakes, cannot be my first ‘go to’ authority. My higher self knows best for me and I stick with that. Yes, I decided, it is highly possible, even probably, this author, as great as I feel she is, could simply be wrong on this particular subject.
Recycle the Trash
Then I remembered other books I had read where most of what I had read I agreed with. But, then I’d reach a chapter that just didn’t sit right, didn’t feel right, didn’t feel like it came from a place of Love and Light, so I put it in my proverbial trash can and didn’t take it in. This happens a lot with information I’ve noticed, a little lower vibrational energy, thoughts and words sneak in where much of the book was of Love and Light. After a while of practicing this, it gets easier and easier to trust your own intuition and not the authors. This can be applied to ALL books, magazines, reading materials.
The Golden Rule
“I tell my students at the beginning of all my classes and sessions to NOT take in anything I or anyone else says unless it feels right to them. If an ‘expert’ of any kind says something that doesn’t feel right, don’t take it into your personal space and your mind just because they are a ‘so called’ expert. What they are saying may simply not be right for you, it may not be right for you at this time or it simply may not be right, period.” Josslyn
It is most important, especially at this time of the new age of enlightenment, to find our own inner compass and learn to listen to it. The best way to do this is by practicing, starting NOW. Your own intuition is always your best guidance.
Guard Yourself From Too Much Input!
When we are reading a book, watching television, movies or on the computer we are taking in millions of bits of new input; emotional, visual, mental, spiritual, all levels are being inundated with new input from these forms of media and it affects us on all levels. It is energy and it affects us more than we know.
Do we really want to be taking in ALL of what we read or see? Do we completely trust the source of these books, programs, movies and commercials so well that we will just automatically take it all in? Typically we don’t take in all of it, our filters of our conscious mind is often up and working and ready to filter out what we don’t want. However, the people who make commercials and movies and Facebook posts are trained to SHOCK you, quickly get you to drop your filters and allow in their visual forms of information, without processing it. Or, even more sneaky, they appeal to our bleeding hearts with sad pictures that activate our overly emotional sense of empathy and we take it in due to being emotionally too open. This can happen all too easily because with the modern life, we are already in such a state of hypnosis much of the time, that we are highly suggestible much of the time. Being highly suggestible makes us take in more of what we see, hear and experience around us without the same and ‘normal’ filters we would have up if we were grounded.
This happens more often than we realize. Unless we have filters built-in or put up before hand, you are taking much of this information into your being and accepting much of it as your truth. Reiki can help to make sure this does not happen. Sometimes this information just gets stuck in your energy field, but sometimes it actually gets taken in as a mental truth and it is much harder of a process to get it out afterwards. Either way, this energy then has to be removed from our energy field, and that takes more healing than most of us know to do.
Sensitives Take Caution
For spiritual or sensitive people this is even more of an issue. I personally do not watch the news and have not for many years because I’m sensitive to taking in these visuals and having difficulty ridding them from my psyche after the fact. I also don’t watch scary movies or shows that I feel will be too much for me to handle. The more sensitive a person is the more important it is to keep this visual, emotional and auditory energy from getting in, in the first place. Here is HOW to do it. It is quite simple and just takes a conscious intention to do it and regular practice.
The Simple Reiki HOW to protect yourself from what you hear, see, and read:
- Get your Reiki started and if you are a Reiki II or above, chant the symbols that you feel will be needed here. (I would use all three Reiki II symbols because they cover different aspects that are usually involved including the long distance symbol in case this is a past and very old issue. If you are above Reiki II, bring in UDKM the Reiki Master Symbol to help since this is a powerful spiritual issue.)
- Hold the intention that you are filled and surrounded by Reiki Power, Protection and Support the whole time you are reading, on the computer or watching T.V.
- If something comes up at any time that you are not sure about or questioning, then imagine yourself holding the questions out side of your boundary field; think about it, listen to your heart and your soul and decide if you believe it or not. If you can make a decision right away then do so and be done. Either take it in or send it to Mother Earth for recycling.
- If you are not sure and need more information on this topic before you bring it in or dispose of it, then hold the intention that this question stays out side your boundaries until you can gather the information or personal experience you need in order to make a decision. (I sometimes hold questions out for many years before I settle on an answer. When I do get it, it’s a big ‘A Ha’ moment for me and a great feeling of accomplishment. These are what I call, “The Big Questions.”)
- Practice the process as often as possible. Pretty soon it will become a very positive habit and you will be loving it. You will feel lighter and more in control of what you take in or leave out. Your energy field will not be as full of psychic smog and you’ll be able to make decisions easier, quicker and with more confidence.
This process also helps you to feel much more confident in your intuition, your decision-making and your ability to read or watch shows with a discerning mind. It just feels better too, to not be taken by surprise.
I also highly recommend, especially if you are a beautifully sensitive person, to practice this quick 5 minute visualization for your boundaries and not taking other people’s stuff in. I have written multiple blogs about this process as it has helped me a great deal. Here is a link to one of the blogs called ‘Don’t Get Dumped On.’
This ‘golden rule’ of not taking anything in that doesn’t feel right to you does not apply when you are acting out of fear. My husband brought this to my attention recently when he didn’t want to do something my guides recommended with his business. I knew it was something totally new for him and would be hard, but I also felt it was important or they (my guides) wouldn’t have told me and made a big deal about it if it wasn’t important. They don’t waste our time. He didn’t want to do the recommendation and threw my words back in my face, “But you always say, if it doesn’t feel right don’t do it.” LOL, I smiled. Thank you Divine for our mirrors and lessons, so grateful even from our closest family members. I reminded him that this doesn’t count if the reason you don’t FEEL like you want to do it is from fear or lack of self-worth or some other lower vibrating emotion. Allowing fear to stop us from moving forward on our path is only hindering us, not helping us. So, just stop and check in with your higher self. Be grounded and centered and listen to this emotion keeping you from moving forward. Is it valid or something you would be best working on with your Reiki to heal it. Be totally honest with yourself (Or a family member will be). Then move forward.
I pray this helps some of you. Please let me know if you try it and it helps you. I’m always grateful for your loving comments.
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