Nearly ten years ago my Reiki Master shared a story about a psychologist healing a Hospital ward for the mentally ill, criminals that had been charged with heinous crimes, Dr Hew Len did this without physically seeing a patient, instead by looking at their files and using an ancient Hawaiin forgiveness and reconciliation process called Ho'oponopono. You can read more about this story and the book which is definitely worth a read here.
This process has surfaced again in my life all these years later through a friend who asked me if I had heard the story and read the book, it took me back to those very early Reiki days, but this time I found myself ordering the book, reading it in next to no time and really grasping this amazing simple process with both hands. Why now and not nearly ten years ago? Divine Timing! I am ready for it now, really ready for it. I have been putting it into practise and reaping the benefits.
I am sure there is a similar experience you can relate to, a book to read, a modality to learn, even someone suggesting a healing modality for you to experience, but it isn't until months or years later that you do it and think why did it take me so long? If only I did this or learnt that when I first heard about it.
It's freeing to acknowledge that it just wasn't the right time, when we force things it's all to hard, we can feel like we are just banging our heads against the proverbial brick wall. When it's Divine Timing everything flows gently, it feels right, there is no conflict within ourself it just is.
2014 is the year to embrace the importance of self-care, part of that is not wallowing in regret or kicking ourselves you know where because we may have taken so long to get or do something, just surrender to it when it feels right for it will bring so much healing and clarity to help you through times of challenge.
A very wise woman I did an EFT Workshop with last year told us it's important to always meet people where they are at, that sentence really resonated with me more than ever in that moment again Divine Timing. When something has finally clicked into place for you and the benefits are amazing we want to share with our loved ones but remember to share without expectations, plant the seed and allow them to flourish it when it's divine timing for them we are all on our own path our own personal journey and we should always respect where others are at as well.
I love you
Please forgive me
Crystal blessings xo
Bush Flower Magic!
I remember feeling the strong desire to connect with Flower Essences. I wanted to learn as much as I could and right now in that moment. Living in Humpty Doo, I didn't like my chances but scoured the yellow pages anyway, lo and behold came across a local lady who did small workshops but was renovating and wasn't offering anything until her house was in order, I practically begged and we did a one on one workshop, that was the start of my real love affair with Flower Essences. I bought the Australian Bush Flower Essence Stock Kit and enrolled in the correspondence course and started dishing the Essences out to friends and family actually any one who would listen and was interested. During the correspondence course I had an assessment that required me to choose a flower that Ian White (founder of the Australian Bush Flowers) hadn't covered and make it into an essence, tuning in to write a report on what the flower will be used for as a Vibrational Medicine. I chose Red Kurrajong and one of the healing properties this flower helps with is to cope through 'The Empty Nest' stage of life when children have grown up and have left home, this can be a hard transition for some parents.
Ten years later and Flower Essences are still a big part of my life for myself, my family, friends and my clients. Flower essences can help us through emotional upheavals of all sorts, bringing about clarity and balance. The flowers can be chosen just by sharing what is happening in your life, by looking at photos of the flowers and choosing the ones that seem to jump out at you or by choosing from the cards randomly, they are made up into a dosage bottle and taken, 7 drops under the tongue morning and night for at least 2 weeks is the general dosage.
It's also very important to remember that we can connect with any flower that we come across and are attracted too. By taking a moment to breathe the essence of the flower in, taking the time to bask in it's features and qualities. Energetically connecting to the flower and it's spirit is a meditation that can take you on a healing journey without even physically taking the drops themselves.
Keeping that in mind look out for those beautiful flowers on your next walk or ride and stop and take that moment, you don't want to miss it!
Photos by Kathleen O'Keeffe ©