I honor the Divine Within You This Energy Comes to you with Love You may accept it or reject it. Should you accept it, may you use it for your Highest and Greatest Good
This sets my intention to share Reiki, only if the recipient wants it, and reminds me that this is not about me or my abilities, but about the recipient and their choice to heal.
I got a little surpirse, when a frog asked me for Reiki. I always said I believed that all creatures share in the Divine.
But a Frog.
A Wet Frog...At work, we now have African Clawed Frogs. Yes, I work in an office, but these frogs belong to the owners daughter who went off to college and didn't want to care for them any longer. So they moved into work. They are cute and everything but they are dirty and smelly. Well at least they were until my coworkers got them into a nice aquarium. Then they were clean and smelly. But cute. And overly friendly now that they are in one aquarium instead of two plastic boxes. Lets just say that there was a conga line of frogs for about three days. Last night, I worked late since I was meeting friends for dinner right down the road. I decided to save the gas and just work a little unpaid overtime to catch up. Friday night, the place empties out at 5PM. So, it's just me and the frogs. I walked by the aquarium, not paying any attention when I hear "Hey!". I stopped in my tracks. "Hey!" More frantic this time. "What's going on?!?! What is all this?!?!" My dog.. it's the Frogs... well Frog (singular) actually. Jeff, the 7 year old is freaking out and swimming back and forth frantically trying to get my attention. (Incidentally, I believe Jeff is the girl) I crouch down and look and the tank is loaded with tadpoles. We don't have food for tadpoles. I know very little about frogs but I assume that there are a million of them because they aren't expected to survive, but still, this is disturbing to me. This is LIFE happening before my eyes... and these lives aren't long for this world. I swallow my sadness and put my attention to this frog. She's worried and confused. These are her babies. But she doesn't know what they are or how they got there, but yet she feels attached to them. I offer to share Reiki with her and she accepts. So I start my message, get as far as " I honor the Divine within you...." and realize that I'm not recognizing the Divine in this frog.. because on some level, I never really looked at frogs as Divine. Dogs, sure.. Cats, find one who isn't ... horses, absolutely. Frogs, snakes, lizards, spiders? All amazing beings, but Divine? No surprise that this frog is still flipping out and swimming like mad... panicked! I better find that Divinity quick! And then I really looked at her.... and put my hand against the glass... she came swimming over and hovered right where my hand was. She was beautiful... she was amazing.. she captured my attention and showed me how she was full of Divine Light. A creature of the Universe. And the Reiki just flowed from my hand. She settled down and swam off I promised to send her Reiki over the weekend, to help her through...... she was doing pretty well when I checked in on her today. I feel as though this experience, I've grown a little bit. Sure I could talk the talk, but evidently I had a little more difficulty walking the walk. She taught me something yesterday. Thank you, little froggie. I am honored to know you.