At Reiki Healing Circle last Sunday, we meditated on what to do to bring about peace, before we began to work as a group to heal each other. Normally, we would take time to de-brief after a meditation, but this time 2 new participants arrived and we never managed to talk about what had happened for each of us as we sat silently turning inward.
The answer that I brought back from the meditation – asking about peace – was that love (eliminates? destroys? annihilates? trumps?) pain. I couldn’t quite ‘hear’ the action word, though it was clear that through love is the way to release pain.
I didn’t have time to think about it until sleeping, and woke up in the morning wondering about the behavior of the hummingbird dive bombing the big front window as we emerged from our meditation the evening before – and wondering why that was what was in my head first thing. The hummers know perfectly well where the feeders are kept – all in the back yard – and I knew the feeders were full. Hummers have been known to stay perfectly still in that big window for minutes at a time to make sure I know the feeders need attention.
This hummer was not still – flitting and playing, zooming in and then way out into the trees, fast, fast, fast. The tumblers clicked into place in my brain – humming bird in the Medicine Cards – and in my heart – is Joy. The answer to the question about peace is the equation that Joy: creates Love: eliminates Pain.
And I remembered that friend Carolyn (who had attended her first Healing Circle the night before, urged on by several synchronicities), eliminated her friend’s bladder cancer by writing ‘100% Love’ on the bag of chemo chemicals. She and he danced Joyfully and with Love through each treatment as the chemicals were absorbed.
Proof of the equation I had arrived at through my waking and sleeping meditations.
And the peace question? An indirect answer is that Joy and Love make war impossible. But stay tuned for another more direct answer one of these days – I’ll keep following that thought!