My personal experience of Reiki

There are many sites online explaining what Reiki is, so what I’m going to do is offer my personal experience with Reiki.

I came across Reiki when I was studying Holistic Hypnotherapy and Hypnoenergetics, so I was already learning about energy when one of my teachers brought up Reiki. We asked her what it was and she simply pulled my hand out in front of me and held her palm above the top of my hand. I felt a magnetic force and a warmth flowing down from her hand into mine. It was pleasant and soothing, and I wanted to close my eyes and enjoy it.

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After many discussions I commenced my Reiki level 1 (and then Reiki 2) with the same teacher who had introduced me to the energy healing practice. My partner was doing Reiki with me which was great as we could practice on each other. What I noticed the most was Reiki was helping me understand my own energy, my moods more, as well as the moods and emotions of other people.

The best thing from Reiki

The biggest ah-har moment came when I discovered I picked up energy (moods/emotion/thoughts) from other people. And realising that for all of these years, I’d had been thinking they were mine. It explained a lot! For so many years I’d become scared of social situations because I could never trust how I’d feel or be. I’d leave home feeling great, and then within the space of few minutes after meeting up with my friends, I’d feel completely drained, introverted and self-conscious.

What I learned studying Reiki

How to tune into how I was feeling, and change it. I learned how to transform my own energy at will.

How to tell whether it was my energy or something I’d picked up, and I was amazed that most of the time it was energy I’d picked up. I also learned how to clear it and within a few seconds feel energised again.

I discovered I could call Reiki energy into my body and direct it into another person, which they would feel, usually as a soothing energy flowing through them.

I learned that my biggest block was myself, and that I carried beliefs such as “other people can do Reiki but not me” and “no-one will feel any energy from me” which was preventing me from giving it my all.

That Reiki and energy healing is all about practice. It’s like learning a new language, you wouldn’t expect to suddenly be able to speak fluent French just because you want to, you’d understand you have to practice a little bit everyday. Energy work is the same, it gets stronger and more tangible the more you work at it. Healing partners, friends and family as guinea pigs are the best!

I experienced that Reiki could take away my headaches! I’ve always had headaches from small headaches to migraines, and undertaking my Reiki journey my partner would practice on me whenever I’d get a headache and they’d go away!

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My partner Dave and I, photo taken on the rocks outside our new healing centre in Wellington!

What was different about doing a Reiki Mastership?

My mastership experience could easily be a whole different article, but what I discovered most was how much ‘stuff’ I still carried within me. How much I was triggered by others everyday, and how it was getting in the way of growing into the loving being I wanted to be. I learned that all of this stuff was garbage from my past that I was dragging around with me, and it was actually covering up my light. Through healing work I discovered it was more of a process of letting go and acceptance that could heal me, and that could only come from me.

I also discovered that intention can be passed through energy, without ever using words. Connecting into different patterns and symbols I experienced picking up and writing down what energy was carried within them, and what those symbols could be used for in healing – before I ever knew what they were for. The accuracy when my Reiki Master eventually revealed to me what each symbol was for was a life-changing experience. I understood that the energy was contained within them, and that’s what we tap into.

Reiki is for everyone!

Completing my mastership training also allowed me to teach Reiki to others, which is an incredible experience. We are all capable of calling in healing light, universal life force, and directing it to another being (or directing it to whatever / or who ever we want). I experienced many limiting blocks along the way in my journey, so I understand when people feel they won’t be able to do Reiki, and they feel intimidated. I love helping those people in particular discover the wonderful world of energy, and in particular Reiki, and that they can do it. And the first time they really feel the energy for themselves is like a light turning on inside of them.

If you’d like to know more about Reiki you can visit Waking Life Reiki Healing and I offer Reiki sessions in Wellington, NZ as well as teach Reiki levels and mastership training.

Also, I’d love to hear your experiences with Reiki and with Energy Healing!

By Sharon Cavill

 

 

 

 

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Have You Noticed Things Changing?

It’s time to take responsibility for all of the emotions within us. No one else did that to us, even if it seems very much like they did, and holding onto it serves nothing.

It’s interesting to think about why we like feeling punished, feeling beaten up or trodden on. And I know people might say – ‘I don’t like it’ but I beg to differ. There is an aspect of us that loves drama, loves the pain of it all and wants to hold onto every painful memory as if it only just occurred. And that is what it’s time to wake up from.

That’s not you. And that’s not me. That’s not who or what we really are.

There is a spinning vortex pulling us in toward it, urging us to let go of all the misery we cling to. Just let go. Let the mind unfurl and drop it’s guard. Jump.

Imagine waking up tomorrow and realising this entire life had been a dream?

A dream only you conjured up. No one else was even there, just you, dreaming of many other people, problems, pains and pleasures. But you nonetheless. No one to blame, yet also, no one that hurt you.

There is relief to be enjoyed, to be revelled in.

We can feel that relief now, we can let the walls of the dream fade and the synchronicities push through, even more improbable, reminding us that the universe isn’t as we were taught.

Sink into your being now. Within yourself, under your skin, into

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“Rise of the Divine Feminine” -by Jaison Cianelli

your bones. Feel yourself as a whole being, the subtle energy force hidden out of sight, yet there to be felt. Let go of the physicality of the world you think you see.

Let go of knowing so much. Our world in it’s misdirected course favours memories and misguided intelligence as though it’s our saviour, yet it is the map of our undoing.

We all are in equal standing to reach into the void within and connect into wisdom so grand all pettiness fades away. That is you. And that is me. We are one, within, there is no without.

Come with me. We’ll be okay.

By Sharon Cavill

 

An exercise in Self Love.

Every now and then I call out to all the cells in my body. I sing out to the trillions of cells housed within my body, keeping me alive, and I speak to them. You might think I’m a little crazy but it’s a wild concept to think about. We’re not an individual unit, a single. We’re a collective. And we seem to sit at the top over looking yet not seeing what’s really going on.

What do I say to them? You might ask. 

I tell them I love them. I tell them they’re doing a good job and I thank them. I even picture all these little round cells pausing and looking up at me, and then smiling. They like to be appreciated. For many years they were picked on, abused, told they weren’t good enough, that they were ugly and fat. And that wasn’t from other people, that was from the mind at the top of the tower.

For many years I never knew. I never thought about them. How hard they were working even under the rule of a tyrant. But now, as I recognise myself as a collective, as a team, I give them what I always wanted.

Love. Attention. Kindness. Encouragement. Acceptance.

Isn’t that what we all want?

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Yet so often, we can’t even give that to ourselves. We strive hard to get it from other people yet it always falls short. It never satisfies and we mostly don’t believe it anyway cause it doesn’t match up to our own secret thoughts about ourselves.

But the gold at the end of the rainbow is in knowing we can do it for ourselves. We can stop everything right in this moment and say; I love you, thank you. We can ignite a vibrational shift within our being, into one that is more pleasant to inhabit. But we’ve got to stop thinking it’s out there. We’ve got to stop seeking external gratification, praise and validation, and seek the internal gold.

Or as my wise fellow blogger said; our inner sunshine.

And if you think you don’t know how, or it’s not important I beg to differ. Our ability to love ourselves defines our capacity to give and receive love to others. And if you can’t love yourself or others, and you can’t receive love, then I ask you; what is your purpose for life?

For me it’s all about love. It’s learning how to connect in and be with yourself, and to connect with other people. It’s all a big lesson in thinking we’re separate, and then discovering how to come back to the whole. Discovering we’re One.

And I’m not saying it’s easy. I’m saying it’s important. It’s worthy of our thoughts, attention, focus and effort. It’s worthy enough to ask for help from others, to discuss with friends, to read books about. It’s a truly worthy cause because the cause is you. It’s all of us. And I know we can do it.

I know we can turn our inner hell of judgement, fear and criticism into our own sacred sanctuary, one to be cherished and relished and adored. One we delight in inhabiting, and sink into it’s welcoming company when all goes quiet around us.

By Sharon Cavill

 

 

“I’ve been told I have an entity”

It’s about time we spoke about energy attachments and entities. There is a slight difference in my books between attached energy and entities. Attached energy is when you’ve just caught up with a friend and even after you’ve left them you’re still thinking about them a lot, and even hearing the sound of their voice in your head. Maybe your mood changed when you were with them or right after, or you left feeling tired.

These are all indications of energy that has wiped off on you so to speak. It’s very common and goes on all the time, and it’s easy to clear as I’ve discussed in previous posts.

Okay then, so what is an Entity?

An entity is almost like a creature of it’s own. It can think, feel and move about. However it’s actually a fragment of a soul that’s been left behind. This fragment exists on it’s own for a time, sometimes attaching itself to people or animals, or sometimes floating around by itself.

One entity I closely examined and spoke to (that was attached to me and I felt it as the emotion of rage within me) it didn’t actually know that it wasn’t alive any longer. It thought people could see it but were just ignoring it, so over time it hid in the shadows and attached to people through a desire for love and attention that had morphed into anger. It showed me where it had been living and even exactly where it had joined my energy.

Entities attach themselves to us and we usually end up feeling their emotion, which is often heavy, unsettled, sad, angry, power hungry and more. If we’re unaware they can stay with us for a long time and influence the course of our lives.

In response to the question a reader posted about going to a psychic and being told she had an entity, I do agree with the psychic that you did have an entity, however it has gone now. Did you feel it go? When you look back can you see anything that’s changed recently in your mood/ behaviours / energy?

Entities are lost. If we can become aware that we have an entity the ideal solution is to call in your angels and guides, and even the angels and guides of the entity, or the soul the entity is meant to be with, to come and retrieve it. Often you need to use forceful language but always from love, it’s like caring but firm language to encourage them to go to a better place, one where they will feel loved, secure, and safe. Then the guides will meet the entity halfway, once it’s started to move out of your energy field, they’ll guide it further into the light.

You can do this process even if you don’t feel like you can connect into the entity yourself. Just give it a go anyway and notice how you feel afterwards, or if you have a pendulum, as the pendulum whether you have an entity etc. You can keep checking in along the way.

There is nothing to be frightened of. Entities are energy that have lost their way. Yes maybe they feel strong and heavy to us, and you might have had a scary experience as a child, but we are powerful beings of love (sometimes we’re are yet to realise this fully), and we’re able to help even the fiercest energy find it’s way again.

Have you had an experience with an entity?

I’m always open to questions or comments. And remember, if you want to have a FREE READING just post your question or topic and ‘follow’ the blog, then check back for when your question is answered.

With love,

Sharon

 

I’m stepping aside

I read a quote on awakening that stopped me in my tracks.

“Man is God asleep.

God is Man awake.”

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The quote is seemingly so simple yet the power emanating forth is undeniable. It’s like it contains the keys to the universe and if we only truly understood it, on a vibrational level in our being, then we would wake up instantly.

I want to understand it. I want to know it’s truth.

I feel I have some awareness that I’m asleep, and mostly due to the experiences I’ve had, while only momentarily however, of being awake. These moments were my personal experience of sudden awakening or spiritual awakening, and revealled to me just how asleep I’ve been.

And when I drop back down into walking slumber what I notice most is our inclination for conflict. We seek it out. We revel in reasons to blast our anger and hate out to the world, and often is the case that we do it unwittingly. Many people justify it’s worth because they’re directing it toward a perceived ‘evil’ person, or violent, or mean, or insert worthy insult – person. Yet we fail to see that inciting hate, even through directed anger creates more of the same, and it’s the cause that’s begging us to bring into the light.

Our internal need for persecution of another, no matter how justified the cause is perceived to be, reveals our own inner demons. It only serves to reveal our hidden guilt, our shame, our ‘evil’ thoughts. It serves to show us what we hold within ourselves. Yet usually we’re so caught up in the external direction of our anger that we miss what’s really going on.

Well I’m stepping aside. No cause, no person, no situation warrants projection of guilt, no matter how grand or horrendous. It’s time to stop joining in on the ridicule.

It’s time for love, compassion, understanding and acceptance.

And most of all, it’s time for forgiveness.

Forgiveness for all.

And not because I’m better than some and therefore have the right to forgive, but because of the true spirited meaning of forgiveness. I wish to pass forward, through vibration, the recognition that nobody is evil, that many are lost and misguided, and that all will awaken. And when we awaken, and possibly a little before, we’ll all realise our true nature and that we’re all (yes I said ALL) quite the opposite of evil indeed.

When this takes place, all will be dissolved in an instant and we’ll return to love.

We’ll be light. For that is our true essence.

We’ll laugh and our energies will merge in loving oneness, in true acknowledgement of what is, and all else will be long forgotten as it never really was.

Inner Demons

I’m a writer.

The journey to realising that and being able to write it down has been tough. And I can see I always have been – a writer that is. I have piles of journals dating back to when I was little. Always penning it down. My thoughts, my dreams, my fears. But I never counted that as writing when judgement set in.

Somewhere along the way I deemed myself not good. Not good at writing. A bad writer. Not good enough to put pen to paper, finger to key.

And in doing so I expunged the creative flame within.

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It’s been almost a year, and after a long dark night of the soul I’ve unleashed it once more. Determined to grow it to be louder and stronger than the voice within that tells me I can’t.

Oh that voice that’s always there, I can’t do it. Not enough. Not good enough. 

I’ll be laughed at. 

Thoughts and more thoughts.

LOUD THOUGHTS!

But they weren’t there when all was lost. Those imaginary people that ridicule… Even they disappeared when I gave it all away. Because I’d safe guarded myself, given up all that was dear and all that possibly could make me vulnerable.

In desperate days of disillusion there was not much left to criticise, just me, laying paralysed without an inkling of creative energy left. But safe – or so I thought.

Yet I remained. A shell of myself, but me none-the-less.

So, I surmised, if I am all that remains, then it must be up to me. Only me. For me to release it all and let the flame soar once more. Daring to be a little higher than before. Not giving a shit at those who ridicule and throw stones, real or imaginary.

The voice is still within but I choose not to listen. Or partially listen but not care. Or not care so much. Whichever is true in the moment.

So I’m gleefully back, weary from the fight yet happy in the realisation that I was worth fighting for. And that I finally realised I was worth fighting for.

 

 

 

The night I met me.

Last night in meditation I was bestowed a missing link I’d been overlooking in my healing journey to self love.

The setting was a tranquil lagoon in which I was guided to witness something significant from my recent past. As I gazed down into the water I saw myself rising upward. Yep me, appearing exactly as I do today, however I viewed myself from a different perspective. It was from the eyes of others, and I felt the urge to meet myself and hang out with myself just like you would a new friend.

Realisation after realisation poured through me and I was offered the understanding that loving yourself has an undercurrent that can often be overlooked. The missing facet being that you might love yourself but not necessarily like yourself. For example; you can love members of your family but not want to spend every living moment with them, or similarly a friend that you only enjoy seeing now and again but you love dearly.

The meeting of myself was about liking myself. And I mean really liking myself. self-love-acceptance-awakening-healing-heal-how to, relationships

It was uncharted territory where I befriended myself. I saw who I was as a friend and I liked her.

We hung out and met on so many levels – probably because she is me. But it was like meeting my ultimate soulmate; we enjoyed all the same things!

I saw us hanging out together in my house. I saw us at the beach. I saw us laughing and getting each others jokes. A lot of time passed in an enlightening and blissful meditative trance where time held no meaning, and it was as though I’d been reunitied with my long lost best friend.

And I really, really liked her!

And that was the main realisation, I’d been working on self love for some time now, but forgot about self like. I’d forgotten to like myself in each moment and remember that I want to hang out with me and I enjoy being around me.

If you’ve read this far, then it might be time to ask yourself honestly – if you like you. Do you feel the same about yourself, just like you would a best friend that you can’t see enough of, or your partner whom you adore and always want to be around?

If the answer is no, don’t despair. You’re on the path to healing because you’re beginning to understand where you stand right now. Ask the angels or your spirit guide for assistance, request that they show you how loved you really are. And then ask them to help you discover how to befriend you.

Because when it comes down to it, you’re the one you spend literally all of your time with.

With love,

Sharon

 

 

 

Heal Your Body Issues

 

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I had an interesting experience of realisation in the bath yesterday. Yes I know…The bath 🙂 I’ve put on a few kg’s recently and as I looked at my belly and legs it would have been easy to slip into old habits of abusive thoughts – so fat, gross, disgusting.

But instead I looked at all my jiggly parts and told each of them how much I loved them.  I repeated it over and over again. And as I did this, I started to see my body in a completely different light.

I saw it as strong. I saw the extra weight as a reflection of my increased trust in awakening and revealing my personal power to the world. I felt proud of my body and my strength as a woman.

Then I had a glimpse of a possible future for myself and all sisters around the globe. I saw what is viewed in societal eyes as attractive in a woman changing from slim, to bigger. I know we like to think that we’re there already, but c’mon, we’re not. There’s still so much media influence on what’s attractive and for years now – it’s been the slim and slender female figure that’s been projected as alluring. To the point that most women are disgusted by their bodies and view them as anything other than alluring.

Yet I could see it going hand in hand, with the rise of the feminine, comes the rise of women expressing their divine power to the world. It comes the total love and admiration of our bodies – by us! Wholly embracing our lustrous curves and soft centres.

And then the echo occurs. We’ve allowed this picture to be perpetuated and we’ve certainly played our part in taking that further. We don’t need to be worried about others berating our bodies because we’ve already been doing it. But I say, that’s enough! Now is the time to ride the wave of change and it starts with our own secret views of ourselves. That’s where the true change starts. That’s where your power lies.

I see a future where women want their bodies to reflect their inner strength, where they no longer want to play a submissive role in order to be accepted as female or let a man feel manly. And it’s through this avenue of powerful love that all will follow suit, but it’s up to us to lead the way.

Let’s stop getting angry at the magazines that portray unrealistic figures and start getting fed up and fired up at how we demand these unrealistic, made up ideals onto ourselves.

And we do it all the time! Walking past a window, glancing over to check your reflection, oh I’m disgusting, I’m so fat, I’m so ugly. That’s where the real atrocity lies! That we do it to ourselves! It’s not them, it’s been us for years. And I’ve had enough.

I’m embracing all the wonders of my form and I challenge you to do the same.

Enough is enough.

By Sharon Cavill

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration for Creatures of Habit

We are creatures of habit. We think somewhere between 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts in one day, and 90% of those thoughts are exactly the same ones we had the day before. 

A quote from the most informative, powerful and inspirational book I’ve read in a long time; You Are The Palcebo by the incredible Dr Joe Dispenza. I’ll continue with the next paragraph in the book which is transformational and insightful in itself to read all the way through – even though you may feel you know where it is leading…

We get up on the same side of the bed, go through the same routine in the bathroom, comb our hair in the same way, sit in the same chair as we eat the same breakfast and hold our mug in the same hand, drive the same route to the same job, and do the same things we know how to do so well with the same people (who push the same emotional buttons) every day. And then we hurry up and go home so that we can hurry up and check our email so that we can hurry up and eat dinner so that we can hurry up and watch our favourite tv shows so that we can hurry up and brush our teeth in the same bedtime routine so that we can hurry up and go to bed at the same time so that we can hurry up and do it all over again the next day. 

Thinking the same thoughts leads us to make the same choices. Making the same choices leads us to demonstrate the same behaviours. Demonstrating the same behaviours leads us to create the same experiences. Creating the same experiences leads us to produce the same emotions.

We do this all whilst secretly hoping our lives will change. 

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Awareness is the first step. Recognise how on autopilot you are. Ask yourself; what would it take to do one thing in a different way to how I did it yesterday? Whether it be an action, behaviour or thought.

And remember it’s not just you, it’s all of us. We’re all somewhat or mostly on repeat from our previous day, and then feel unfulfilled and frustrated with life. But it’s up to each of us to hear our internal cries and respond. Your Soul is yearning to be heard and connected in with.

She wants change. She wants connection. She wants love.

It’s time for change, and in knowing that we want something different and better for ourselves, it’s important to recognise that it’s only us who can create that change for ourselves. We can be inspired by others however to change our thoughts and our lives has to come from us internally.

Make today different from yesterday. Wake up and create life instead of repeating old re-runs, which were mostly unsatisfying the first time anyway.

Wishing you all an inspirational day of connection, love and life!

Sharon

 

 

Something gone astray

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a love that is for us?

We remember what we need to do

and say and be and get.

Yet loving us seems too far fetched,

or hard or something bad.

But it isn’t til we’ve gone astray

and become desperate in our days,

that love finds our heart decayed

believed void of any light.

Yet it’s been dimmed due to neglect,

and years spent shunned in shame,

still never let your mind tell you

that it’s too late for love to show.

For it’s love within that knows

it’s been there all along.

And now it’s time to take a hand

and follow down the path,

for where this track leads you to

is bliss bursting from within.

By Sharon Cavill