Saturday, May 28, 2016

Gifts of the Holy Spirit Art Series ~ Counsel

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the           government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6

Gifts of the Holy Spirit Art Series ~ Courage or Fortitude

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of    death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4

Gifts of the Holy Spirit Art Series ~ Wonder and Awe

 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. ~ John 15:4

Gifts of the Holy Spirit Art Series ~ Wisdom

The gift of wisdom leads the soul of those who have it to see things from God’s perspective.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ~ We are a temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells in us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pentecost and Reiki?

This blog posts was written May 15. I was hesitant to share it. But here it is :)

Today is Pentecost. I was surprised when attending Church today, I had no idea it was today! I was delighted and in awe to hear that today was pentecost and upon entering the Church saw the flaming red colors and the flames of the Holy Spirit decorating the entire church. The reason I was so delighted and excited is because yesterday in the midst of my art show I felt my hands "heat up" and I have not felt this in a very long time. I immediately said to myself "this is reiki," but because I have been struggling with identifying the title of reiki I also thought "holy spirit" Today I know that it being the eve of Pentecost yesterday this sensation was the Holy Spirit. This brings up the subject of Reiki, or perhaps i should say the title of reiki. Being a reiki master and seeing amazing results from my clients i had never questioned reiki. As of recently I began to question reiki. But I believe I am only questioning the title of reiki and the association of other new age practices with reiki. I know that anything organized by humans has a corrupt nature. We humans always seem to have a way of organizing corruption! If it is human there is room for error. The system of reiki has much room for error. Because it is a system. Because it is organized. Because it has been hijacked by the new age movement. These are the reason reiki has room for error. But the most important reason reiki becomes corrupted and misused is beauce Jesus Christ/the holy spirit has been quietly removed from this system of healing. Is it necessary to make a "system" out of healing? To me healing is a gift from God /the Holy Spirit. We humans often forget we are more than these bodies. We are made of energy. We can see this energy, measure it. So could it be that there is more to this than simply "judging" reiki and other healing practices? God is so vast, so amazing, so incredible, can we fit God in any "box" or "system". I say No. We cannot. But we also need to be aware we can do nothing without Jesus Christ. So I am approaching "reiki" in a different manner. Its difficult to explain my heart here but on this journey i'm on I will continue to post my thoughts here.

We humans have a great challenge. We are to recognize God within everyone and everything but at the same time we are to know God is above all things while being in all things! But at some moments I know this. Other moments my ego grows and I think I am divine because I am human. But no, my  future "divine" nature will only be because of God/Jesus/Holy Spirit. We are all  children and creations of God so because we are part of God we see the spark of divinity. But we will never "be" God. Maybe this is where the danger can creep in with reiki. We need to always know that all healing is from God and only through God can this healing occur. We can ask for this healing and it may not be there at that exact moment. Because God's time is not our time. So some days I am led to believe reiki is a counterfeit. Healing and hot hands are also signs of the holy spirit. So my question today is this: do we need "attunements" to receive these powerful hot healing hands? Are there different ways to be "attuned" and when Mikao Usui received the symbols and began his system of reiki was this the holy spirit or a counterfeit? I would love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, I will continue on knowing God has blessed me with healing energy and I will try to heal anyone in need. But I will do this healing in the name of Jesus Christ. Have a blessed day. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Simple Life

I awoke this rainy morning realizing how long long its been since I've written down my thoughts here at my blog site. Today I am waking up in western PA. In Bessemer Pennsylvania to be exact. Be patient with me please, as I have not posted or written in such a long time. Social media and the quick access to my smart phone and computer has changed me. I am hoping to break away from these chains and begin to be more creative again.

I am welcoming the rain this spring morning and the quiet hush of this country town. We are going to have a frost this weekend and I am already planting many of my seedlings that I have raised! I have learned that the hot summer like days were not lasting! I am used to springs in Sedona, they run quickly into summer with no signs of snow or frost. I will be tested tonight in how well I can care for these baby plants I have raised.

My life has been busy with planting and making a home of our new house and property in Pennsylvania. In two days I will be welcoming 3 new family members into my home! 3 baby chicks. :) I plan on blogging about all my small adventures of gardening, raising chickens, art, and living a simple life. I hope you will join me! Much love, Amy