by Laurelle Shanti Gaia
The beautiful full moon is such an inspiration to me in so many ways. As I gazed at her luminous presence last evening, I was reminded of a great gift that Reiki has given me…the experience of Oneness.
Many years ago I heard someone say “we are one with everything”. During a daily, personal, Reiki meditation I thought, “Nice concept, but how can that actually be?” One thing I know for sure is, whenever I ask “How” while Reiki is flowing through me, I better pay attention, because I am about to be shown.
There are so many ways that Reiki can help us not only believe in oneness as a concept, but experience it. Such experiences transform simple belief into absolute knowing. I have beautiful experiences of oneness when working with a client in a session. A few minutes into the session, while the client is deeply relaxed, and we are immersed in the Reiki energy, our consciousness merges as one. This is one way our intuitive insights during sessions can become so accurate and helpful.
Over the past 17 years I have had the honor of guiding thousands of participants at the International Reiki Retreat into a state of oneness. Through journeys that the angels assist us with, we are able to connect at the highest level of our being, where the individual lights that we are, merge as one light within the heart and mind of God.
I have learned how to use “SHK” the Reiki mental/emotional symbol, and “HSHZ” the symbol that connects us to the origin of pure consciousness, to align completely with; crystals, trees, animals, clouds, the ocean and many more elements of nature, including the full moon.
The Story of the Solstice Full Moon
Among my travels around the planet to share Reiki with others, I was called to Australia in the 90’s. This was a particularly auspicious trip, in part because it took place during a full moon, winter solstice in Australia. I will say it was physically a bit of a shock to my system, because in the Northern hemisphere it was summer.
On the night of the solstice, I found myself in my hotel room in Sydney. It was early evening, dark and softly raining outside. I was very fortunate that the picture window in my room faced toward the city and when I looked out, it seemed as if the full moon nearly filled my entire view. It was so magnificent, I was almost breathless.
I felt as though the chair by the window magnetically pulled me down into it and I became mesmerized as I gazed out the window.
Suddenly I had the thought, “I wonder what would happen if I sent Reiki to the moon.” The rush of energy I felt sent shivers of anticipation through my entire body, and I knew I was being guided to try it. Then I said “Okay, I wonder HOW I should do this?”
I found myself invoking “SHK”, “HSHZ”, and the earth healing symbol from Karuna Reiki. (Although I used the Karuna Reiki symbol, it is possible to use SHK and HSHZ alone.)
I said a prayer of intention to set my ego aside, invited the enlightened ones to help, Reiki to flow, and focused on the ancient spirit of Grandmother moon.
The next thing I knew I was no longer in that chair in the hotel room in Sydney. I WAS the moon. I know what it feels like to BE the moon. No sooner than I had this awareness, and I was gasping “IAM the moon”, I became the moonlight shining out and illumining the world. Next I was moonlight shimmering on a cloud passing by. Then I was a droplet of moisture within the cloud. I was a raindrop, falling on the beach, and a grain of sand. I became salt in the ocean, a dolphin, and a brilliant blue fish. I experienced being a feather on a bird, a vein in a leaf from a tree, and on, and on, and on. Each experience was so quick and the sense of oneness was instantaneous every time.
When I eventually found myself aware of my surroundings in the hotel room, I had such a feeling of belonging to the earth, to God, everything and everyone.
Since that time I have used a similar process with Reiki, to enhance my relationships, increase my connection with earth, and to know God in a new way, and on a deeper level than ever before.
I hope you will create an opportunity to connect to the essence of oneness through Reiki.
Wishing you love, peace and infinite blessings,
Laurelle Gaia is the Director of the International Center for Reiki Training’s Licensed Reiki Master teacher program and co-founder of Peace Place the Reiki Center of Sedona, AZ. She is author of “The Book on Karuna Reiki”, “Be Peace Now” and many healing meditation CDs. To learn more about her classes and Karuna Reiki, visit reikiclasses.com