Meeting in the inner realms
Written by Chris Deefholts
Once awakening takes place (through whatever
tradition) spontaneous connection to other realms and beings is a natural
possibility for everyone, as is initiation. It is all part of the process
of developing and sustaining the deepest perception of relationship with
the Divine within and without.
For many stepping specifically onto the Reiki path
it is not the first time learning and growing within a spiritual tradition
- I suspect a great many of us have experienced at least one Buddhist
incarnation if not a lot more : )))) So as we go deeper in our
understanding we also re-connect to those previous connections if they
are still relevant for our current growth, bringing forward the fruits
and building on previously laid foundations. And of course, building on
those foundations and encompassing the experience of other levels of
reality which might be new to us.
My journey started with a significant kundalini awakening
years before I came across Reiki and through that I began training within
a specific tradition for many years. At different times on the path I
have had the great good fortune to “meet” many self-realised beings
through the dream state and through meditation states. At times
initiation was given and at other times, healing or specific teachings
relevant to the challenge I was facing at the time. One time a huge body
of energy teaching was given over a period of several weeks.
At the same time although these beings appeared to
be outside myself, at the same time, they are a reflection of aspects
that I had not imbibed or fully recognised within myself. You could say
that they are all an aspect of mind.
After my Reiki Master/Teacher attunements, I had
asked to be put in touch with the root of these Reiki energies –a fully
realised living wisdom holder. I was heard.
The first time I started to facilitate the
attunements, four Tibetan Lamas appeared in subtle form to assist me,
three of them sitting on a dais, and the fourth actually assisting the
ritual. The students also saw these lamas and described them in detail.
What is interesting about this is, that up until that point I had not had
any association in this lifetime with any Buddhist tradition and neither
had anyone in the group I was teaching!
Later in the year I met someone who gave me
initiation into Lama Gangchen, the Tibetan Healing Lama’s NgalSo Self
Healing and afterwards I shared this experience of Reiki with her. She
went to her bookshelf and much to my amazement, pulled down a book,
showed me a photograph and said – did those lamas look like this? Oh my
goodness. I had assumed that they must be ancient. (Well, yes!) But they
had all recently passed away (and have since taken on new incarnations).
All famous teachers and the root teachers of the tradition I’d just
received initiation into.
It is a great anecdote and at the time it taught me
a lot. However, I don’t think this is exceptional, rather, normal. It is
better for our own development not to get caught up in the glamour of
such experiences or to give them too much importance. Each lifetime we
hopefully pick up where we left off, and renew and expand our
understanding and service. For different people it is in different ways,
so for some it is through channelling guides, for others, working
directly with energy fields. It is our consciousness which gives the
various labels and forms.
We work within group energies and are assistants to
each other in the process of attunement and spiritual development. That
is not necessarily conscious on our part in the beginning. The great
teachers become the taught and so the cycle evolves. In body or out of
body is only a matter of perception – and in the end this too is all a
play of consciousness.
When we realise this, how simple life is, and how
love and respect, Chris Deefholts Back