This post is for my 12/10/21 Group Distance Reiki Session. If you are reading this at any time please know the energy and message, as it resonates, is perfect for you.
All throughout the day I was feeling some potent Earth Energies offering guidance and support, so I wanted to incorporate them into today’s altar and focus. I had the idea that alongside these energies an early card draw would be helpful today, to zero in on the greater needs of our participants and the collective conscience. Right before beginning I applied neroli essential oil along the neckline, behind the ears, and all along the forehead hairline.
At first connection a surface headache, right at the edges of the forehead… right where I had applied the neroli oil. I sat observing it for a few moments, holding an open channel. While the sensation remained, it felt like a form of opening, almost like the skin peeling back and up, off the skull. Some tightness tied in to both triceps as well, with this sense of movement (even though the headache itself remained).
The tightness drew down from the hairline, in front of the ears and under the jaw… and brought the image of a cartoon character with an ice block balancing on the head, tied under the chin. As mentioned, I had intended to do an early card draw – just after connecting – and since this energy didn’t seem to be moving or changing much, I thought it best to move forward with the cards:
From Sandra Anne Taylor’s “Energy Oracle Cards” deck, our opening card – for guidance during the session – was #29 THE WORLD, upright. Now… we received this same card as a bonus, last minute draw last week, yet inverted. How interesting! As I was shuffling for this draw the words “decorate” and “embellish” came to mind for further guidance. So, in reviewing the card info (full description and picture below) and those nudges, perhaps we can see this as a message to really rejoice and celebrate the wider possibilities and unnoticed horizons. Look at the bigger picture, let it bring you into awe, and then show off this new vision to “the world”. Some may be drawn to adorn and expand there online face and presence (this may have been in the works, now finding the gusto and encouragement to move ahead).
The headache continued during this whole process, though in a smaller band – rather like a headband at the hairline, going just into the top of the ears. It was so close to the placement of the neroli oil – and that kept coming back to mind. Instinctually I was drawn to the neroli, though at first my mind was nudging toward an Earth-tilted, grounding oil, to go with the altar. Tuning in the neroli felt opening to the chest and heart, but inappropriate at the head… so I went back to my oils shelf!
Thinking of the world, and embellishment, along with Earthly connection, first cinnamon bark oil came to mind -which lit up energy at my high cheek bones- so I applied it there. I also unconsciously drew a line from the tip of my chin down to the gap between the collar bones. Then, laurel leaf -which is a new oil for me- felt perfect for the forehead. In tune with these guiding thoughts, I pictured applying it at the hairline to be representative of wearing a crown of leaves! What a lovely way to embellish with the Earth. Within a minute of application the headache tensions and sensations dissipated. I brought in Reiki to hold the space for several minutes, to promote full clearing and circulation.
I had moved my hands to hold the space an inch or two away from the head, but there seemed to be some residual heat – a sense of intensity; overabundant energies. So I moved my hands to touch the skin (as they were quite cold at the fingertips) and stayed a while longer.
A vibration from the fingertips at the hairline connected down into the palms resting over the cheekbones, and felt like a veil, deliberately blocking the eyes. A sense of seeing too much – seeing something deeply unpleasant, traumatic even, came forward, asking for the grace to be released and forgotten.
After a bit longer I moved into a wider stance with my hands, directing Reiki energy to an orb encompassing the whole head. (Reiki will flow wherever it is needed, but this is where I was holding the physical space.)
This brought my attention to the balance between head and feet: attending to overactive mental activity, while also bringing in grounding support from the Earth. I kept my hands in place, but directed some intention into creating a foundational pillar from the mind into the ground.
All of our energies became like balloon-pops… or tootsie pops – giant energy balls (usually red) surrounding the headspace on a white column of light connecting us downward. A knowing: this Reiki column would feed the Earth Star, Root, and all the chakras in-between, while focusing on wide and swirling clearing at the head.
While THE WORLD card provided direction for the session, and possibly some greater insights beyond, it felt appropriate to pull a 2nd card with the intention of giving guidance going forward, into the next week or two. This time we received #43 MAN HOLDING A COIN, inverted (full description and image below). This may be very relevant for many, in a variety of ways, given the financial and family connections with the holidays.
A closing energy sweep and scan brought back a vision of all our little lollypop energy bodies, being fed from the Earth and comforted at the head. It was clear this connection would be a solid and consistent one, that would be nourishing and integrating over time. I felt a call to drop into the stomach and Solar Plexus for the final minutes, after some big gulps of water, holding Reiki and yellow light, before drawing the session to a close.
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both from Sandra Anne Taylor’s ‘Energy Oracle Cards’ deck
#29 THE WORLD
Expansion, Opening Up Upright
The man in this picture is looking out over a bay, above which the beautiful sphere of the earth is rotating. This card is reminding you to expand your vision and contemplate some much broader options. The world is wide, so there’s a lot out there to consider. In the modern age of technology, this could specifically be referring to creating or expanding to a more global network through the Internet or social marketing. Drawing this card also lets you know that you have unlimited resources available to you, and now is the time to think big. As they say, the world is your oyster, so get ready to gobble it up. Affirmation: My life expands into boundless horizons with unlimited, powerful energy. A world of possibilities is open to me now.
#43 MAN HOLDING A COIN
Male Connection in Money, Health, or Value Reversed
This card reversed reveals that you could be acting against your own best interests where money or health matters are concerned. You might be spending a bit too much or simply not be conscious enough about what’s really important. If that’s the case, become more aware of your choices and priorities, and bring more discipline to your life.
This card reverse could also be warning of a self-absorbed or dismissive man who may be out for his own advancement – even at the cost of your own. Be conscious of the critical or demanding men around you, and always remember that you alone determine who has the real power in your life.
Affirmation: I determine my own destiny. I take financial action and am receiving wonderful assistance from those around me.