I have been wondering how to be with what is happening in the world at this time. Lots of questions are coming up for me at this time. What is my role in all this, if any? How to be with my wounds, pain and suffering so that I do not inflict pain and suffering on others. What role does compassion have in situations like this, if any. How can I not take what is not mine, how can I not give what is not mine to give! It is not easy, I am trying to stay present as best as is possible, somehow trusting that guidance for the way forward is available in the present moment.

I feel that just as we are in this Universe, the Universe is within each one of us too. Perhaps each one of us holds a piece of the Universe within our being. Maybe this is why self treating, self healing can help make a difference in the world. I do realise that it may sound unbelievable to many.

There are more questions than answers in me. In such moments, when life is bringing big issues our way, when it may feel really difficult to hold it together by oneself, I find it helpful to practise with the community. Somehow the sacred group energy created by each presence in the circle can make it easier to figure out the way forward. I was reminded of this by a Reiki student today who asked for a Reiki circle as she is struggling with what is going on currently in the middle east.

I would like to offer a space online to gather as a community and immerse ourselves in Reiki. Please bring the questions that are moving through you at this time. We will hold them in our heart together and stay open to receive the light that is coming through. The light is always there, but it is more visible in the darkness!

Date Tuesday October 31st, 2023
Time: 7 pm GMT

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I found it helpful to listen to Carolyn Myss talk about living in the era of the unthinkable. Listening to her helped bring these thoughts together. She spoke about the power invested in each one of us. She reminded us of raising our consciousness to a level where we can learn to co exist, where we can learn to be with our wounds without wanting to inflict wounds on others.

I find poems very healing, especially in difficult moments. May you find some comfort in ‘The Peace of Wild Things’ By Wendell Berry:

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

You can listen to the poem in Wendell Berry’s voice on The Peace of Wild Things | The On Being Project