This article has been published by Shelter Animal Reiki Association.
This article has also been published online at The Edge Magazine.
Last night I had a dream. I was dreaming in my dream. I was peaceful and oblivious to the happenings in the world. The Angels were protecting and teaching me.
I had fallen asleep in class with students all around me. I was learning from the Angels while the other students were learning in class. As I slept the power went out and light was needed to fix the fuse panel but there were no lights to be found.
The Balloon Stayed Lit
The teacher decided to do an experiment to keep everyone calm. She walked around the room with two balloons with a small spark in each one touching each student with the balloon one by one as she walked the aisles. If the spark inside went out, she went on to the next student. The desire was to have the spark stay on and grow to radiate light to fill the room. As she went from student to student, the balloon went "POP", over and over again. When she came to me I was still asleep in this world and when the balloon touched me, it stayed lit.
As I woke during the experiment, the teacher asked me to hold a balloon and stand up. The balloon stayed lit and grew in size and brightness. There was silence in the room. I was in awe of the precious light inside the fragile balloon. In fact, I loved it. It drew me closer and I stared into it with love, compassion, innocence and it stirred delightful energy inside of me.
When I looked around the room at the faces of my fellow students, I saw the innocence in their faces too. Then I saw the face of one that bullies me. As I saw her face, my feelings went from love to fear, from compassion to resentment, from innocence to impurity. As my feelings changed the balloon at first dimmed and then went "POP". As I looked around the room feeling disappointed the students were still in awe. I knew my feelings had changed but they did not.
Stay In The Light
The teacher took another balloon and we did the whole experiment again. I was eager to love the precious light again. I stayed this time with the light, I concentrated on love, forgiveness, compassion, I cleared my thoughts of negativity; I was once again in awe of this light. I had learned to take my feelings and turn them around to help me once again find the Light for it is never lost, we are. Unknown to me I was smiling; glowing from ear to ear, humbled by this remarkable light.
As I stood there fixed on the light, the teacher was able to fix the fuse panel. It was then that the class told me that others were not able to hold the light and questioned how I could. I was amazed and then humbled and taught all the students how to hold the light, how to grow the light, how to become one with the light. For we are all one and we can all help each other.We turned off the power in the room and as the students were able to achieve holding the light, the light in the room grew brighter and brighter until all of our lights became one light of love glowing beyond measure.
Find the Love Inside
I use this lesson in my Reiki sessions for Reiki is finding the light and love inside of you and sharing it with others. We have all been created with the magic of love although we may look different on the outside, inside we are all the same. We can all hold the light.
For me Reiki is love. I do animal Reiki because animals are love and love to channel love. The more animals you find populating in an area, the more their message of love is needed in that area. Welcome them into your heart and they will teach you great things.
We can all be part of the Light that lights up this world. From East to West and North to South, let your Light shine in this World; let it circumvent this globe. Love really is all there is in the beginning, during and in the end. And so it is and always will be. Love will endure without end.
Maria Lisa Polegatto
November 14, 2014