I’ve been holding an Earth Healing Circle at my house for some months along the lines of the Atlantean ones described in Planet Earth Today. (I have put an excerpt from the book on the Reiki page which describes how these circles were done in Atlantis.) When I attended The Reiki Association’s AGM in Birmingham this spring we also did Earth healing in the same way as an entire group. This was made easier as we were seated in a circle when we met.
The way I start these circles is to say aloud that we are now going to channel through healing energy (as not everyone who comes does Reiki, and may do another form of healing or none at all) for the Earth to use however she chooses. That’s it. Then we open up and channel the energy through and we have a chat, keeping half an eye on how the energy is flowing. After a while, between 45 minutes and an hour and a half, we consciously finish and close the circle. We all take a look to see what the Earth has done with the energy.
As a Reiki Master with years of experience I have often said “make space in your life every day for some Reiki.” It’s the way you benefit the most from Reiki, to use it on yourself and others regularly. In these Earth healing circles I am saying the opposite; you don’t need to make a separate space for Reiki, that healing and living with the Earth can be part of your everyday life. Healing can happen while you are having a chat, and enjoying the evening doesn’t stop you. We heal for a long time once we’ve started; we could not sit together in dark rooms, in silence, holding hands with new age music playing for this length of time. If you wait for mystical circumstances to be set up and push your healing into separate compartments do you heal as often?
At The Reiki Association weekend a large group met four times and held the energy for at least four or five hours. The Association did not ask for anything in return, but freely gifted their time and energy to the planet, while holding discussions. The weekend was called “Roots and Shoots” following on from last year’s “Seeds” and they are seeking to ‘grow’ a vibrant, strong association. At the end of the weekend there was the shape of a very large, golden oak tree in the middle of the room, an energetic skeleton of light on which they could now hang the physical structure of the Association. This was a gift back to The Reiki Association, freely given in return for their gift of healing. Working with the planet makes all our lives easier, acknowledging that we are in a two-way relationship with her opens up healthy lines of communication and oneness.
I can put up a page on my website (www.candacecaddick.com) that reports back from Earth healing circles, who you are, where you are, and anything interesting that’s happened. It is my particular interest, and I would like as many groups to form and do this as possible, and if it helps to list where you are and contact details then I would be happy to do that. You may have to form your own circle.
An extract from this blog is in Touch Magazine, Summer 2011 (http://www.reikiassociation.org.uk/12.html)