Lineages and HierarchiesSunday, December 19th 2010 @ 2:06 PM
Hi to all,
Within the limitation of my knowledge and intuition I will try to talk about this most interesting topic.
I was recently driven to think about lineages. And by lineages I mean those kept by traditional REIKI Masters or any of it's variations (but that is another topic!) Many a times there are some implied albeit erroneous conclusions. I observe that people talk about their lineages when it is closely associated with the people who initiated the movement (Usui, Takata, etc.). Lineages are limited to the current lifetime of a person (not to past lifetimes). By being closer in lineage to the source person it conveys certain power or status above those that are farther away in the lineage. These things convey a clear indication that lineages are a tool of the ego and not of the spirit. I feel like some people talk about lineages as being closer to the energy of REIKI and of being able to provide better, more intense healing or higher spiritual initiations or attunements. In short lineages project the idea of separation from the source rather than conveying communion with the source. These are reasons to stay away from lineages.
Now some have wanted to compare the idea of lineages with the idea of hierarchies. When we talk about hierarchies we are talking about spiritual hierarchies. Unlike lineages, you cannot be initiated into spiritual hierarchies. Spiritual Hierarchy is the result of having evolved your karma, something no one can do for you. When a person is to be initiated into a hierarchy what it implies is that the person has already evolved his karma in such a way that those that are way beyond him can recognize this in him and are able to certify it so. The initiation does not conveys anything the spirit has not already achieved. His achievements are a compendium of all that this spirit has experienced in all his lifetimes. Now be aware that hierarchies is still a polar concept that also conveys closeness or separation from the source. It does so in a more healthy way. It sort of says that the more you evolve your karma the more that you will be able to channel Gods energies. I feel this is a more balanced approach than lineages.
Now back to lineages. The work we do in energy healing is part of a much farther concept. That is the concept of spiritual awakening. I feel that the concept of lineages do apply for example to the different flavors of Spiritual Awakening that have been created and not so much to the persons that go thru it. In this regards you can talk about lineages as a way to say to what flavor of the energy you have been tuned to for awakening. You could say for example I belong to the lineage of All-Love or I belong to Lineage of Kunlun! Every flavor has it's characteristics, and some people will prefer some flavors over others. In this sense, again I see it beneficial to keep a lineage of Spiritual Awakening Systems. The lineage has nothing to do with one system being better than the others because it is the root to those below. It only establishes a relation of where it was developed. Such lineages would give a direction in the short time span immediate consciousness. As time passes and our consciousness expands and evolves, the lineage trees morphs into something different. Eventually it should all evolve into a non-structure or chaos, but that is food for another post.
Child InnocenceThursday, December 9th 2010 @ 4:38 AM
The other day when I went to sleep I was practicing visualizing the infinity in my heart and that was how I fall asleep. IN the morning I woke up to the following dream....
"I could see the village huts made with palm tree leaves and tree logs. It was near the ocean in a virgin state land. There was lots of green around and well the blue sky and sea. The warm sand was sparkly and whitish. The radiating sun penetrating thru the dense forage. The atmosphere was light and the only sounds were those of the ocean waves. Rarely I could hear the voice of villagers talking. I felt a deep communion with the sea. The men were mainly fisherman and left out in the early hours of the morning. THe village was quiet and as I was floating watching this scene I was attracted to two young children between ages 8 to 10. I could see the deep friendship they had and how they enjoyed living by the sea. There was one of them, the youngest, that I felt very in tune with almost as if I were looking at myself. The life of this two boys was really peaceful full of innocence that allows them to enjoy the nature around them. Minuscule nature details that may seem boring for us were a great deal for them. Their hearts always felt awe at such things as the crabs walking by the ocean reef or the birds that flew up high. I saw that sometime later a much older girl from the village perhaps in her mid teens made friend with them. I could see how the three of them enjoyed the company and how she would caress the two boys. As I observed this it was apparent to me that the girl have had some traumatic event in her past and that be-friending the two boys served to ease her internal pain. Yet sometime further in time I see how the younger boy one day went to see her to their family hut. I observed that being alone, what she had in mind was far more complicated than the boy could handle. One caress after another the boy yielded to her desire to make love with him. It was an explosion of feelings for the boy. Yet at the same time it was so intrusive in his psych that after the high level of communion with her he was back feeling separated from her. This he could not understand and ran away from her. He went to his friend to tell him what has happened and his friend felt betrayed as he also wanted to be part of what went on with her. Now he was feeling separated from his friend too! As I watched this I saw how a part of his soul separated from him and the boy lost his innocence. He was no longer at awe with nature. He could no longer enjoy the simple life. He was always looking for a permanent "fulfilling communion" with another girl and he simply could not find it. I saw then how this part of his soul left his realm and floated closer to me ever so much that it went straight into me. As this went on I felt the innocence of being a child and in that instance I recognized something I have missed for a long time."
I woke up very startled to say the least and I have been feeling very funny and awkward. I feel like I have a child within me that wants to explode in joy and play around. I have wondered about the nature of the attraction between men and women, ying and yang, about my own selfish urges and unmet needs, those as a boy and those as an adult and what it means to be living in this world.....
Love and Light,