A simple moment.

March 10, 2013 § Leave a comment

A while ago, I was forced by my friend to take a Reiki class.

She knew I needed it. And she knew I couldn’t say no to her. And she knew I’d give up on it, and cancel last minute. So she made me sign a deposit check, and then stopped answering my calls, emails, and texts until after the workshop.

It was a two-day workshop, where I was attuned, and learned how to perform Reiki on myself. I won’t go into details, but suffice to say it was the moment I broke open. The purpose of the workshop was to take away all of the coping mechanisms and pay attention to yourself, and connect yourself to the greater world, and the light and energy around you. One of the exercises was to sit with a partner for five minutes, silently, and actively stare into the other’s eyes.

It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life. It was also the best thing I’ve ever done, as is so often the case with difficult and best.

The first day, I did it and tried not to laugh. The second day, I did it, and bawled. I will never forget Adya, my partner, who’s energy was so loving, and so open, she broke my shield. She, just by looking at me, said so much, and I carry it all with me now.

I ran across this today, and I immediately felt all the emotions again. I’m sitting in a coffee shop, and tears are streaming down my face. It’s so beautiful. I highly recommend taking a moment, and watching this gorgeous, and short, video.

And read the story along with it.

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