Reiki for the Soul – Excerpt

ISBN 0-7225-3891-X

ISBN 0-7225-3891-X

Mari Hall, Thorsens/ Harper Collins 2000

The Concept of Change

As we explore new possibilities by stepping through doorways we are brought face to face with change. On the surface we may say we are ready for change in our lives. Yet also with change comes fear. Our minds have invested so much into how we are in this very moment, so to change brings in an unknown equation. The mind does not know how the newly changed “me ” will be and will attempt to hold on to what is known even if it no longer works in our lives and has ceased to nourish us. The entire world is in a state of change. There are steeping stones to change. See what stepping stone you may be standing on in regards to certain areas of you life.

The first Stepping-Stone, Pulling Apart: It is like unraveling a sweater when the yarn is pulled. In moments like this our lives seem to be unraveling. The puzzle that was so perfectly put together no longer looks right. We see where we have forced some of the pieces to fit in to place. All our energy is involved in keeping the status quo and it simply becomes too much.

The Second Stepping-Stone, Wanting: Once we understand that life is asking us to change it becomes important to decide just what it is we want and also what we are no longer wanting in our lives. When faced with this sorting out space, sometimes it is easier to figure out what we do not want, what has to go. From what is left over it is easier to choose what we want to keep and to bring to ourselves.

The Third Stepping-Stone, Letting Go: To let go of the things we no longer want or need sometimes involves pain especially if we have invested so much energy into being right. Righteousness can bring pain as we let go of the excess baggage in our lives. We must also loose being right as well.

The Forth Stepping-Stone, Adjusting: Once we have let go of something there is a time for us to integrate the change. To settle back into this new space so that we can begin to feel what we want, rather than need. Needing something to make us feel complete is the minds fear of the unknown. Very often if we are not careful we will bring our needs into our lives in the form of needy people. If this occurs we are just constructing the same old puzzle again. We need to take the time to allow ourselves to feel what we really want.

The Fifth Stepping-Stone, Surrender: We release all the endless questions and need to know and allow God to send to us what is truly important in this moment. We enjoy what life brings to us, rather than trying to make it like we think it should be. We are more able to see the gift in every moment and love accepting it.

The Sixth Stepping-Stone, In the Swim: We are in the flow of life rather than trying to swim upstream we are supported where once it was a struggle. We have released our necessity to control. We are in fact “out of control.” We enjoy the journey and take in all we experience. We are on our return back to the center and to God.

The only time we experience pain is when we refuse to learn the lesson of that particular step or doorway in the journey. When we get fixed and know how things should have been we will either want to retreat to the last most comfortable place, or refuse to go forward. This is called resistance. Our resistance to change causes pain.

Where in your life are you feeling resistance in pain. Has life been supporting you to let go and let God? I suggest that you take the time now to write these feeling of resistance down in the space below. As you read further in the book you may find you have the key to let go.

I find I am resistant in regards to:

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