Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Finding our Way to Inner Peace 🕊

I took a Reiki class on Monday - taught by William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training. His school offers energy upgrades for Reiki Masters and this one was focused on World Peace. It was awesome, I honestly feel less anxiety floating around my subconscious. 

The class was meant to help us cope with what seems like never ending stress and escalating conflict, with the world coming out of the pandemic, into a war.

At the time I had all of these intuitions about the absence of peace and where it comes from. I want to share my thoughts, as best I can, because a lot of it has slipped away.


Thoughts on The Absence of Peace: 

  • Biological Stress and Anxiety: In some cases stress or turmoil might be due to chemical imbalances in the brain. This is not my area of work, but a person would benefit from seeing a mental health professional. One of my friends has a PhD in genetics and mental health conditions. She works with people who are affected by their DNA and not just their circumstances. Coincidentally, lifestyle factors do influence our mRna, as discussed in my first book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love (2013). 
  • Stressful Situations: There is also the chaos and alarming news of the past few years, which added to our usual stress levels. The brain is wired to keep an eye out for threats and emergencies, no doubt a remnant of our survival and wilderness days - which are only a few centuries behind us. The amygdala is triggered when we are stressed; the body goes into fight, flight or freeze mode. In time, we may find ourselves in a state of constant stress. This lowers our immune system, as physical energy is redirected to crisis management. 
  • We also have individual joys, concerns and responsibilities (life!). This may be what we think about on a day-to-day basis, but the collective adds weight to our shoulders.  
  • Health & Financial Worries. The pandemic put both of these under a huge stress-test, even at odds with each other. My blog has international readership; the experience will have varied for those in the USA or Europe vs India or Mexico. When it comes to individual health concerns, it's not just covid - there are so many things to think about. Reiki & meditation have been great stress-relief tools for me and with the World Peace Upgrade, I feel like it goes deeper even though it’s only been a few days. 
  • In terms of healing the rift, I'm a fan of combining conventional health care (or economic measures) with coping mechanisms and a bit of soul healing. As mentioned in my Self-Healing, Cancer & Love book, Reiki is one option but there are lots of things that we can do to bring a sense of peace into our lives. Here is an intro to meditation from a cancer survivor conference. And obviously, counseling is wonderful too!  
  • The macro level is beyond our control - this is where a lot of stress and uncertainty come from. What matters is that we have coping tools, that we focus on what is in front of us, and that we lean on each other! 💙💙  

 

 

  • War & Violence: This one is the toughest to address. As reiki practitioners, we learn to use the distance reiki symbol in the 2nd level. This is used to send Reiki to the root cause of a problem, or to send Reiki across time and space (sounds like science fiction!) When there is a natural disaster or a crisis, we send Reiki with then intention to alleviate suffering. Ideally we'd also send Reiki to people causing that pain. The idea is that the damaged parts of human nature are the ones lash out and create havoc. We send healing to the people causing pain, so that they stop acting out and hurting others. 
  • It is important to look at our own damaged parts - William Rand calls it the unhealed parts of our ego. What part of me feels anger, envy, jealousy or hurt? Are there voids that I try to fill with approval, status or competitive behavior? We can send Reiki to people in our surroundings who cause pain on a smaller scale too. 
  • There is an element of Free Will when it comes to receiving Reiki. In healing school, we were taught to ask our intuition for permission before sending healing to someone else. We can also set the intention for it to flow to someone who needs it, if by chance, the intended recipient rejects it on a Soul or Higher Self level.  
  • Grief & Emotional Pain: This one is tough too. How do we process feelings like grief, anger, anguish or even hatred and revenge? (We do live in that world). In 2019 I wrote a post called The Mechanics of Forgiveness an essential step on the road to peace, but curiously, not the most important one. Reiki is wonderful and I swear by it, but we need strong emotional skills from an early age. We may need counseling as well as a deep cultural shift. To quote my book, A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love:  

 

We need to learn to work with our emotions on a daily basis so that our lives are empowered by our changing mood states and not held hostage by them - Regina Chouza  



Image Credit: NASA/NOAA/GOES Project


Please join me in sending healing to the world. Yourself and myself included! I'm a work in progress, but happy to share 🤍

Reiki hugs, 

Regina 

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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 



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