I had offered a Reiki Calligraphy session on the 23/6/24. However the Universe had other plans for me that day. Two people who had wanted to come for calligraphy could not make it. The only person who could come that day, I knew she would prefer to do weaving. I checked with her and yes she preferred to do weaving. I myself had been more drawn to weaving during the preceding weeks.

I have been learning to surrender when unexpected things happen, especially more than one! I could have cancelled the event but I chose not to. I decided to go ahead even though there was only two of us.

That morning I took out my notes from the previous session I had offered earlier in the year. I was amazed to notice the date of the previous weaving session was 23/3/24. The two dates were exactly three months apart! I love such synchronicities. It seemed like an affirmation from the Universe that I had made the right choice.

The day felt truly magical. We did hands-on Reiki treatments for each other in the morning, before lunch and did weaving after lunch. There were many insights and aha moments. Perhaps Wanja Twan* would have called such moments ‘A Slight Twinkling In the Atomic Structure’ – title of her last book.

While preparing lunch I was struck by the vibrant colours of the vegetables I was preparing – orange of carrots, yellow of peppers, green of cucumber, red of radishes and tomatoes. The other person helped me see that we were nourishing our bodies with the colours of the food. It truly felt like a gift from the creative power of the Universe. The colours we were yet to choose for the weaving felt even more significant. While weaving during that week I had realised that I was weaving with the colours associated with the chakras. It felt as if something was healing in my being as I wove with these colours.

I had heard that one and one make eleven, not two in the scared space created when two people get together for healing. I had heard that the whole is much more than the sum of individual parts in the sacred space. That day I could feel truth of these words.

I love this line from a Mary Oliver poem:
‘You can have the other words – chance, luck, coincidence,
Serendipity, synchronicity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but
I’ll take it.’
To me a synchronicity is an opening for grace to come through. So I have taken the liberty of adding, rather weaving the word synchronicity in.

Following on with this pattern of weaving on the 23rd, three months apart, I would like to offer the next weaving session on Monday 23/9/24.
Time: 11 am to 5 pm. Cost £80.
I am looking forward to receiving what is waiting to come through in September when we do Reiki and weaving together. Please contact me if you would like to book a place.

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* Wanja Twan was a Reiki Master initiated by Hawayo Takata. I learnt Reiki in Wanja Twan’s lineage. Before Wanja learnt Reiki she was a master weaver. I feel blessed and inspired by stories of her weaving. It feels as if I have weaving in my spiritual genes.

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