Surrendering In Slumber
This post is for my 12/09/22 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.
Immersion. During setup I got the word “immersion” – with an active energy… like an immersion blender. Really getting into something and stirring it all up!
As I was first connected I started feeling a lot of resistance. An air of “I don’t want to look at that.” While this is a time when busyness and conflict can be plentiful, deep introspection may be moved to the back burner, to simmer for a while.
And that’s okay. Understand your pacing and needs. We can still live and exemplify self-care from right where we are, in any moment.
I got an image of two thumbs jetting out, as if hitchhiking in two different directions at the same time. A deep, core conflict: being pulled by opposing options. The right side feeling much more physically taxed by this idea.
With the Reiki pouring in, all of this transformed into resting. With occasional little slips of falling back, almost in a brief moment of startled discomfort, to find another cushion of peace.
It felt as though rest has not been truly restful lately, but it can be.
If the one time you can let go is for sleep, then let that be it. Surrender when you rest, maybe even repeating that as an intention as you turn in… “I surrender for my highest good”. Let healing and recovery come as you sleep. (An aura of deep green accompanied this notion.)
Then upon waking and/or in active times, fully immerse yourself. Be totally in “it”, here, with the present moment. Trusting your restoration will come.
I shared restful Reiki peace for much of the session, so if you didn’t notice or feel it at the time (or would like more!) invite it into your awareness, especially for your next sleep.
Toward closing, as I was preparing our card draw, the message, “there is a power in times of silence right now”. Then, requesting guidance for the coming weeks, from Sandra Anne Taylor’s “Energy Oracle Cards” deck we received #26 HOSTILITIES, upright (image and book description below). Perhaps this speaks to really getting into things and stirring them up. Being an advocate in times of conflict, and picking your direction with confidence. Or, with the preemptive message in mind, what if you were to opt out… to be silent… rather than engage in your normal responses? Recenter on what this means for your once you've found that place of rest.
To your peaceful slumber.
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from Sandra Anne Taylor's "Energy Oracle Cards" deck
Defenses Up, Aggressive Energy
This card shows a man raising his sword in readiness to do battle. When it comes upright, it reveals a situation where hostilities toward you are about to be - or have already been - engaged.
The aggressive energy may be verbal or emotional, with someone in your environment being excessively critical, demanding, or hurtful. In a work or social situation, there may be backstabbing or out-and-out slander going on.
This is different from the Deceit card because the hostile energies are more apparent, more overt. In fact, you may have been living with them for some time. But whether this is new or old energy, now is the time to regain control. Allowing dishonoring treatment from others is an open invitation to the Universe to send you more. It may feel risky, but you need to have the courage to stand up for yourself now and always.
AFFIRMATION: I am receiving the peaceful, harmonious treatment I deserve in my life. I set boundaries, make reasonable requests, and make my expectations clear.