Updated: Apr 23, 2020
Let's take a moment to reflect. How do you feel at this present moment? Now, shift your awareness towards the current global pandemic. Do you believe that world peace is attainable? If you answered yes then you are correct! World peace is attainable, especially now and is one of the very reasons why I hold communal space for the World Peace Meditation in accordance with the International Center for Reiki Training [ICRT]. Learn more about ICRT here.
The World Peace Project was initiated in 1997 when the founder of the ICRT, William Lee Rand, placed a World Peace Crystal Grid with the inscription, "May the followers of all religions and spiritual paths work together to create peace on Earth." at the magnetic North Pole in 1997, the magnetic South Pole in 1999, and the old city of Jerusalem in 2004. Additionally, there is a Crystal Grid at the ICRT Center in Maui, Hawaii as well as right here in Michigan at the original ICRT Center!
World Peace Meditations are one of my favorite routine practices because it allows me to ground and connect with myself while also making an energetic connection with kindred beings around the world who are all seeking to raise the vibration of our planet. Additionally, it enables me to hold a space where communities can come together to connect, learn, share, experience, heal, create, and be empowered. Empowered to establish our divine presence and to fulfill our divine purpose here on Earth. Quite often, during a World Peace Meditation + Reiki Share, I witness individuals experience a level of peace prior to beginning the "hands-on" Reiki healing portion of the gathering. This is a key observation in understanding that healing takes place prior to the laying of hands. It takes place when an individual is able to free him/herself.
What is freedom? Freedom is a state of liberation. In this example, it is a state of liberation from the confinements of the mind. We often create stories within our minds about who we are and how we fit into this world. Despite how painful these stories may be, at times we tell ourselves these stories over and over again because it is a familiar and comfortable practice that we have adopted, however, these stories do not have to be true. In fact, These stories are not true, but merely a past experience. Today, we have the opportunity to rewrite our story. A story of liberation. A story where peace resides.
Although Reiki has been a wonderful benefit to inviting individuals to join me for the World Peace Meditation, it has never been about the experience of Reiki alone. It is an opportunity to experience peace. Even in a perfect world, pain exists and despite whatever is going on in the world, we will always have the power to attain peace. Although possible, this does not mean that poverty, disease, and war will come to an end. What this means is that it is up to each and every one of us to make that journey to discovering the only peace there is and that is the peace that is within ourselves. Finding peace within is the key to healing, anything else outside of ourselves can be considered as a tool to assist us in attaining the peace that we seek.
The following is a personal testimony of a local artist, who touched my heart upon sharing her painful story at a World Peace Meditation + Reiki Share. Her testimony is a perfect example of experiencing peace through liberation.
"I recently found out a friend of mine and her husband are pregnant, and I just lost it. For weeks, I’ve been angry and resentful. Just struggling to keep moving forward and stay focused on my own path. . Yesterday, I put myself out there and tried something I never thought I would do. I attended a #ReikiShare with a group of people I never met before. I completely opened up to them about my miscarriage and the healing I crave. You know what? I experienced something I don’t think I’ve ever felt. I literally felt something leaving my body. I felt peaceful and full of this raw, incredible energy. . I’ve always been questionable when it comes to anything metaphysical. But, I just can’t deny what I felt, and how I feel today after attending. I’m so grateful I went and actually opened myself up to such kind people and the #healingjourney of #Reiki - thanks to Truth at Transitions By Truth". - Brandy Roels, Local Artist and Founder of Mark it with a B Gallery