Saturday, November 6, 2010

Go with the flow



I love all the funny little ironies of life. For instance, right now I was supposed to be teaching Reiki to someone who has both wanted the attunements but also felt some hesitation about the process. In the final hours before the training was to commence, this person developed a serious migraine. As my great teacher Rose used to say, "Body trumps spirit." Oh yeah. The attunement can wait for another day.

In cases such as this, I trust the wisdom of the body so very much. Also, the last minute cancellation provided me with an unexpected break. I have some time for myself today, before my last client. Time to walk around, take pictures, drink tea and ponder the complexities of life. Love that!

Two seconds after I locked the door to the office, I heard my name. The intrepid tree planters of Capitol Hill were busy at work, planting a new tree in the triangle park across the street from the house on Tennessee Avenue. One of the very no-nonsense members of this group told me one of the trees planted last year, specifically the tree I infused with Reiki, has flourished, while the tree right next to it (one I didn't infuse because they were still planting it when I walked by) has not fared as well. She asked if I would mind treating the tree I missed last year, and while I'm at it, work with the trees they're planting today.

Reiki was definitely part of today's feng shui, though what I didn't get till just now is that I need to focus on the trees rather than specific people. Thanks, God! I'm on it.

13 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Cool, Reya. You go girl! Bless the world! Bless the trees!

ellen abbott said...

If ever there was truth or proof, the tree is it.

tut-tut said...

I'll be investigating Reiki; I don't think it is practiced (at least very much) here.

The Bug said...

I love this story! I know someone who does Reiki - I should go visit her more often.

steven said...

my dad was a "reiki master". he didn't touch me as a child but then as an adult - an older adult - he layed his hands on me and took care of my body and all connected elements. you are such a conduit for love reya. oh my. steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Steven, really? Your dad was a Reiki master? I am humbled by the master attunement. I am.

YES trees .. the deity common to all species, yes? I say yes.

Tut - YES you'd be a great Reiki practitioner. You would!

Linda Sue said...

Reiki- I have known some people who claim this but don't know the truth of it. I guess the trees do! The only Reiki I am familiar with was married to Lucy- HAHAHAHA I know, I so suck!

Reya Mellicker said...

Linda Sue you are awesome!

Amanda said...

ah, good for you, reya - important lesson that all living things deserve that kind of attention!

Gary said...

I love reiki because it is positive and healing energy. With such resourses potentially available to each of us it is a bit surprising that more people don't know about it or pursue it. And I am curious as to why Steven's dad waiting until he was an older adult before laying hands on him. I have done reiki on my students when they get hurt on the playground (minor things, small complaints) and it has always soothed them. I am amazed everytime about how quickly they feel better. But I suppose there are a lot of elements at play there.

Anyway, I thought of you recently because I received a book called Angels: A Pop Up Book by Chuck Fischer for my birthday. It is gorgeous and chock full of information. Such a beautiful book. I am sure you would enjoy it for both the intricate pop-ups and the history.

Reya Mellicker said...

The book sounds great! I'm going to find a copy for myself. You're right that I LOVE pop-ups. I have several pop up books. And angels? What's not to like?

Liza said...

While out walking yesterday, we stopped and gave some trees a kiss & hug.
I think they smiled.

Happy Sunday to you Reya.

Reya Mellicker said...

Liza I'm sure they smiled. And perked up, probably.