The Pain Master

Who could it be but someone who knows pain intimately. So I figure the journeymen of pain would include athletes, soldiers, other people who have “heavy-lifting” jobs (think cherry pickers and housekeepers) and people like me, the afflicted.

It’s true I have been giving a good deal of thought to the possibilities presented by chronic pain. I say “chronic” and I mean I no longer consider it a sure thing that I’ll have another pain-free day.

A pain-free day; by this I mean I wake up pain free. It’s been over a year since the last one. On such days in the near past, I’ve been giddy, silly, gleeful. It’s magical. It would be a new lease on life if it lasted more than a day. If it even lasts that long.

So I figure this gives me credibility to talk about pain. But I’m no expert on the science of pain, I have not studied the history of pain, and I have not found a solution for pain.

I asked a few athletes if there is a way to use the pain. They said you can only ignore the pain, but you can’t use it. I was disappointed by their response. So I put it to you, my friends:

Can pain be solved? And if not, can it be used? And is ignoring it the only sane option?

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Don’t Bother Me

Bother someone else. Leave me be. There’s something important I need to think about. What was it? I felt it once or more than once. In fact I felt it several times. It is the drug I crave now.

What I look forward to is only that high. The rest are shabby substitutes, just something to help you get to the next real one. Today I’m just bereft and disconnected from my source. I’m in the dark. I’m alone.

But I know I’ll find a way because I’m always seeking it. I long for it. The bliss. The light. The peace. All this I have glimpsed.

I’ve been to the other side, but I am no shaman. I can’t seem to summon the glory at will. But I’ve felt it.

I’ve felt the fiery illumination of the Archangel Gabriel. He filled me with his golden light.

I’ve seen the Light surround someone at the moment of death, and take them Into its source.

I’ve felt the touch of heaven on my shoulder, called people back from death and held the hands of some as they crossed. I have sat with my own soul, and been content.

The only thing In life that gives me a bit of peace is when I am loving and when I am creating. At those times I feel closer to my essential self and its source.

“I’m glad we had this little talk. I feel ever so much better.”

You’re talking to yourself; this is your blog. Don’t act like a ninny.

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What Is A Leap of Faith and Is It Good For Anything?

I consider myself a spiritual person but I don’t take anything on faith. Taking something on faith would be belief without evidence. In looking at my own beliefs and how they came to be, I realized that I don’t take things on faith. What I do is I look and I think and I investigate and I keep at it until I find my answer. And then there’s no need to take anything on faith because I have established it to my own satisfaction.

Jesus admonished us to “prove all things.” The notion used to baffle me and frustrate me. For many years, seek though I did and with all my might, no answers were forthcoming.

Then one day I took a leap of faith and spoke (aloud but safely alone in my car at night) to whoever was listening. I suspended my disbelief enough to really reach out, even though I didn’t know who I was reaching out to.

When I heard the answer, a chorus of dozens shouting together, as if they have been trying to tell me but have not been heard, my mind was blown.

“My mind was blown” has been overused and its meaning narrowed so I had better say more about that.

A band of strangers answered my question about my next step in life. They were enthusiastic, committed to my highest good. Sometimes I wonder about me, but never about them.

I don’t know their names, which is my fault. Loveda wrote them down. I devalued what she gave me, but now I wish I had accepted the gift and worked with it. It was my opportunity to get to know my guides individually.

Leave it to me to make the wrong choices. But back to the topic at hand. The “leap of faith” is but the first step. The rest that follows is the proving.

Until no further proving can be done and a new leap of faith is needed.

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Three Steps To Freedom


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Let Go

Prepare at all times to have everything and everyone taken from you.

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Our Motto

The Motto of Spokane Reiki Academy is “Reiki Be … Reiki Do”

This motto places “being” above “doing” as a guiding value or precept.

Dr. Usui’s Reiki Principles call us to BE grateful, peaceful, honest, respectful and generous. TO BE.

When we are “being Reiki” the doing takes care of itself.

And remember, at its heart Reiki is Love. Be loving.

Just for today.



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From Kahlil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy

Khalil Gibran

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