As we enter this Easter Holiday weekend, it is important to remember what the most important part of what Jesus was here to teach us. Love. Unconditional love of ourselves and our neighbor. The passage love your neighbor as you love yourself only works if we truly love ourselves unconditionally. Only then can we in turn love others unconditionally. My love for myself was one reason I felt it necessary to take the next step in my Reiki training and become a Reiki Master.
As I’ve been going through my Reiki Master training, in one of the classes we were discussing ideas for projects using pictures of ourselves to be a part of our change. As Reiki Master’s in training we are aware…….. no more than that, we are expecting change in ourselves. As we go through our training we are doing assignments that make us dig deep within ourselves to bring out more of who we are. Learn more about ourselves as we learn about the teachings to help others. Of course in order for us to help others we need to be more aware of ourselves.
In any case one of the students suggested we take apart our picture, a black and white version and replace pieces of it
with color versions. This idea reminded me of a movie called Pleasantville. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s with Toby McGuire and Reece Witherspoon. A good move that very metaphorically going from a town called Pleasantville that is in the story a TV show from the 50’s which is in Black and White of course. However as the movie progresses people and things become in color. It’s a relevant movie about change. And actually illustrates the concept of what is said will happen in 2012. That the world will change (which we’re experiencing now) to way of doing things different from what and how we do things now. It’s also referred to as the “End of the World……As we know it”. The key words being “As we know it”. This movie as I said illustrates change in how we think, how we perceive things now. We are all experiencing changes, some call it shifting, in ourselves, in our world. How things are done now vs. how they will be done. The biggest thing we can all do to prepare ourselves is to go with the changes we see ourselves faced with. Many try to fight those changes, because we see them as uncomfortable, but in reality these changes can help make us much more comfortable. Much more in allowing who we really are to emerge from who we have been acting like, or who we felt we were. Some of these feelings who we feel we are came about from what we felt was expected of us from our parents, our loved ones, whoever. The reality is we, each and every one of us has to be living according to who we really are. That maybe be someone you’ve fantasized about being but felt you never could for what ever reason. The reality is you CAN and you MUST allow yourself to be who you are. Those around you who are your real loved ones who are there for your highest good. Don’t deny it. Allow it. Be who you are. By not doing so you are not only depriving yourself, but depriving those who need who you really are to be available for the purpose you are here for.
Watching this movie may help inspire you. Also to mention again about a workshop coming up next weekend, starting Friday, April 29th called Essence of Being. I recommend two things. Rent Pleasantville and register for this workshop. It can be a huge leap for you to being discovering who you are and get on your true path.