Facilitating the Angelic Reiki level 1+2 workshop
After facilitating an Angelic Reiki Level 1+2 workshop last weekend for the first time this year, I was pleasantly surprised and reminded by how wonderful and challenging the energies can be, and how much I learn each time I run these workshops from the participants and the process itself.
I was also reminded that there are no absolute rights and wrongs concerning the way the participants receive, accept, integrate and use these energies and the new tools they acquire before, during and after the workshop. As I do not “attune” the participants, they receive this process through their Angels in the way that suits them at this time, which can create a different experience each and every time they receive a subsequent attunement because of their own personal evolution.
This first in the series of the four Angelic Reiki certified workshops has four healing exchanges as part of its structure, held over two days: two exchanges on the second and final day of the two and a half day workshop.
The healing exchanges actively introduce the participants to the vibration of the Angels in the giving and receiving of this energy. This experience can be vastly different or amazingly similar depending on the participant! Both roles as receiver and giver requires a level of trust and an ability to just “do nothing”. For many of us this can be a real challenge, even if one is part of a small group, knows the other participants and has experience with other intuitive healing modalities.
The energy of Angelic Reiki is I believe, the energy of the Highest Divine Love and Will, the Highest Creative potential, the Archetypal energy of all creation or of all this world and Universe as we understand or perceive it. I think of it as all the programmes (like a computer) through which everything derives its form and structure.
This is why Angels have recently been represented by Geometry. Number and Geometry is apparent in the natural world through the Fibonacci series in plants, proportion in sound and the Golden Section in our bodies as demonstrated by Leonardo DaVinci in his drawings. We can see it in the spiralling of galaxies, in the forms presented by electron microscopy of electrons spinning around a central nuclear core. Number and Geometry are inherent in everything from the microscopic to macroscopic level: in the structure of crystals and of elements and molecules. The hexagonal structure of snowflakes is another example of Geometry in nature.
So the energy of Angels or the Angelic Kingdom of Light as it called by the founders Kevin and Christine Core, is not personable or fluffy. It can be a really powerful force to encounter depending on your perceptions and preconceptions. It can be frightening because of how you may have experienced power in your childhood, it can be liberating or annoying too, as some have testified!
The first time I experienced this energy in my adulthood, it was the energy of home, real home without the pain, anxiety, power struggles and all the stuff that creates our wounded human egos. It reminded me of the joy, light, innocence and freedom of childhood, the wonder of watching beautiful sunsets at the beach and of standing under a tree watching sunlight filtering through the leaves and branches. I felt safe and the old feelings of being alone vanished for that period of time when the connection was made. I loved it which is why I attended all the Angelic Reiki workshops and began to teach and facilitate it.
The Angelic energies can be tough to experience as one sits in this energy for the required amount of time (between 17 and 19 hours) as it can play out your patterns as you struggle to reconcile that there is more to you and life than meets the eye, than you ever thought possible. That indeed you are more than your personality and ego, your potential is far greater than your perceptions allow you to think and feel. It challenges ones assumptions of responsibility and indeed helps people to reconcile their role in the lives they live.
It can strip you of the illusion that you are separate, in fact, it challenges this as the healing exchanges actively involve the merging of the giver/healer with the receiver and with the Angel or Angels who join the treatment. This can cause real concern for some participants who have had their boundaries violated and understandably great resistance can be experienced during this process. However, it is worth cutting through the fear to experience the connection with another in this environment. It can be liberating and ecstatic.
A further challenge which is common especially amongst established and successful energy therapists and healers is the space of non-doing. This modality requires complete focus on the connection with the recipient and the Angelic forces of Light, as the giver is merely the tube or bridge between the two. Actually, one is not giving, there is no action required, just being.
The healer connects with their recipient after preparation of self and space and after the intention of the most perfect healing for both parties, as both receive. The healer contacts and merges with the Angelic forces which bring in the requisite vibration for the recipient to evolve at this time: the decision is made by the Soul of the recipient what this is.
The three merge and the “giver” holds the focus, being and radiating this energy. There is no doing or giving required, perhaps some observing but nothing more.
This is why I love this practice or process: for that short period of time, I do not have to think or feel and I get to experience another aspect of myself in all its glory, for the recipient is another vibration or emanation of Source, of the Divine. The recipient is another aspect of me and I do not even need to work or toil for it, I just have to be and let it flow through me and back again.
My biggest challenge facilitating these workshops is as a perfectionist, having to let go of the inner critic within, constantly nagging at me about whether I had provided and prepared well enough for everyone, whether there had been sufficient information sent to the participants prior to the workshops, whether I had checked in to ensure that it was appropriate and safe for each of them to attend, whether I was running it according to the structure and principals set out in our guidelines and charter, whether I was prepared enough, was I being authentic and honest about their connection to the energy and anything else, was I radiating enough of the Divine energy I was prattling on about during the workshop…and so on.
Sometimes it is easy enough to ignore this background commentary but this time it was more difficult as I had not facilitated these workshops since last November, almost a year’s absence from the energy of the workshop.
I had to just get on with it and cut through all my anxiety and resistance, knowing full well from previous experience thankfully, that everything always resolves itself perfectly and to just maintain focus on that.
On the final day, it was a pleasure to present each participant with their certificates as all had successfully and beautifully completed the whole process from start to finish in the most loving, respectful and graceful way. For me, the success of my role as facilitator is measured in the ability of the participants to merge, embody, radiate and integrate the energies we work with during the workshop, and they all did! Wow!!!
I am so glad that I facilitated the workshop last weekend, so grateful that I did not create a state of illness or any other drama so that I had to cancel it, and so grateful to the ladies who participated so magnificently, gracing my space with their presence and wisdom.
Ananda is a crystal-crazy therapist, an