Reiki® and Divine Guidance
by Laurelle Shanti Gaia (formerlyLaura Ellen Gifford)
Karuna Reiki® is a powerful tool for discerning Divine Guidance. We all have intuitive abilities which are developed to varying degrees. Intuition is one of our greatest gifts, for when we listen and act upon our intuitive knowing, we grow stronger spiritually, and come closer to manifesting our Divine Purpose in any moment.
What is Divine Guidance? When I speak of Divine Guidance, I mean the inspiration that is available to us to help us accomplish our purpose in this lifetime. This inspiration comes from the Universal Mind, the Infinite Intelligence, the same energy that guides Reiki. It is infinitely wise, and knows exactly what is best for us, why we are alive now, and what the Divine Plan is for us. Divine Guidance, is just that, guidance. We are never forced to follow it, because we do have free will. We also do not have to even listen, but if you wish to be able to hear, listen and discern this guidance more clearly, Karuna Reiki® can help you do just that.
I have always felt quite in tune with my intuition, but there were so many times that I would wonder, am I just imagining this? I would ask myself how I could be absolutely certain that the guidance I was receiving was indeed Divine, and not my imagination, or some other energy trying to guide me off of my path. It was not until I studied and began regular practice of Karuna Reiki® that I became totally confident in my ability to discern the guidance I was receiving.
So how has Karuna Reiki® helped me tune in more clearly, and trust this guidance? First of all one of the immediate experiences I had was an increased awareness of the vast amount of spiritual help available to us. I was introduced to guides, angels and Masters that I never knew existed before. This happens to many people who study this wonderful healing energy because the vibrational frequency of Karuna Reiki® is so high, it takes us spiritually to a very special blending place.
You can think of this blending place as a realm of existence that divides mortals from the spiritual and angelic realm. In order for us to exist in the physical dimension, we must be able to maintain a certain density in our vibration. In order for the guides to access the frequencies that contain higher forms of spiritual wisdom and inspiration, they must be able to maintain their vibration at a high level. Yes they can manifest in the physical, and have done so in places like Medjugore where the Divine Mother has appeared to many. There have been manifestations like this in many places around the world. However, in order for this to happen, they must slow their vibration so that they are visible to us.
The Karuna Reiki® blending point is like a realm where we can meet our guides, and maintain a higher frequency. In this place, wonderful things can happen, as we communicate more clearly with the angels, masters and guides. Once we experience this type of connection with the guides, and we know how it feels to receive this guidance, we no longer need to question the guidance we receive on a daily basis. This is because it is that feeling, that knowing, the resonance we experience, we never forget. Then when we sense it in our daily life, we know, without a doubt that a high form of guidance is being offered to us.
I worked regularly with the symbols in meditation to help myself grow in this area. The energy the symbols accesses helps us deal with previous trauma and to heal on the cellular level. They help us work with the guides to heal karmic issues, and to strengthen the light around us so we attract to us stronger light from the guides, as well as friends, family and colleagues. The symbols help us look at parts of our personality that have been blocking us, have been causing us to doubt our guidance, and to accept, love, and heal those parts. The Karuna Reiki® energy is the energy of compassion in action, so it teaches us to have more compassion for others, but also for ourselves. It helps us harmonize the upper and lower chakras, so when we do discern the guidance and wisdom from the Divine, we can move it into the physical realm for manifestation.
Karuna Reiki® also has the ability to help us merge our higher self with our lower self, so that we can become our higher self more as we function in our daily lives. As we are more aware of our higher self, we are more creative and able to act on guidance we receive. We are also empowered to heal co-dependent behaviors, develop reality awareness and become clearer healing channels. Imagine living on the Earth with all people functioning as their higher self in every moment!
One of the most powerful frequencies in Karuna Reiki® helps us develop a complete trust in life, and in our Divine Guidance. This is so important for our growth as individuals and our evolution as a species. Trust in the Divine is absolutely essential, for when we have this trust, there is no fear, and when there is no fear, there can only be peace. If we have no fear, we can follow the guidance we receive, even when it asks us to make sacrifices and let go of things important to us. We can do this because we trust that the Divine has a bigger and better plan for us than we may be aware of in the moment, and we are not fearful.
Karuna Reiki® has helped me make some of the most difficult decisions in my life, because it has increased my ability to listen, and to act upon my guidance. In the past few years, I have been rebirthing myself. I have had to let go of friends, and even distance myself from family members who were not in harmony with the spiritual intensity that flows through me. I was guided to divorce, move, and create a totally new form of expressing my purpose through my work.
I have done this while expressing only love to those I have been guided to let go of, and holding that love in my heart, even when some could not allow themselves to continue to hold love for me. Although that has been a painful process at times, it taught me the meaning of compassion on a higher level than ever before. I have sacrificed a lot that was dear to me, because I know I must to fulfill my mission, and I am at peace with that because Karuna Reiki® is helping me trust and grow.
I was even "asked" to change my name, which was a powerful expression of letting go of old forms. But when I was guided to change it to Laurelle Shanti Gaia, because my purpose is to assist in the manifestation of peace on Earth (Shanti means peace and Gaia is the living being that is our Mother Earth), I really had to reach deep into that reserve of trust. I was able to do all of this, and maintain peace in my heart because I know that the Divine has a greater plan than I am able to see at this time.
I have become very focused on my purpose for being on this planet, and that is to raise the peace vibration through a variety of methods, and to teach and empower others to do this as well. I had this "calling" when I was a child and didnt understand it intellectually, but since I welcomed Karuna Reiki® into my life I was reawakened to my purpose, and I am being guided every step of the way.
So if you are at a point in your life, where you feel it is time that you awaken fully to your purpose for this lifetime, to what your personal mission is, and how you are to express that, I recommend the Karuna Reiki® energy as a tool to help you in your discovery, to help you find peace, and trust in your own Divine Guidance.
Om Shanti Gaia . . . Laurelle