Many seek to live a life of acceptance when it comes to things outside of self. We know that the only thing over which we have control is our “self” and how we choose to either “respond” or “react” to things external. To be able to add to that and live a life of “meaningful acceptance” – which is the meaning of the 8th sefirot “Hod” – is to give ourselves a divine gift in this human journey. The importance of searching out the depth and fullness of meaning of a simple 3 letter word is truly displayed with this one Hebrew word “Hod”. There is POWER in a thought, a word…and I dare say every letter or groan or sound uttered.
Full blown symptoms of “pink eye” have turned into a positive message about the abilities of each of us to “heal” ourselves. But even more than that – what a message we are to others who do not have any faith in themselves or people like me (Reiki Master and Therapeutic Touch) who use these “strange” therapies (totally unlike the medical profession)! We would be more than healing (feeding) them. We would be teaching them how to heal (fish for) themselves and others!! Unable to seek help from the medical profession I “finally” resorted to me! Seriously people! As always it seems I run or rush to others (much like when you need a miracle, rush and run to everyone, and when no help is there…exhausted you turn to God/YHWH, when it ought to have been turning to Him first!) and when there is no “external” help available, it is only then I turn to “me” with a, “Oh yeah! You’re a Reiki Master…how about treating yourself?” Duh!!.
Afraid to continue moving, I stood there in the dark tunnel where I had been for an eternity, or so it seemed. The “light at the end of the tunnel” was right there, in my face; bright, too bright to look at, and just a few steps away, when I would at long last be able to leave the tunnel of darkness behind me. Yet, I stood there frozen, not wanting to move. I was “comfortable” with the familiar. It had been my “friend” for such a very, very long time. A voice gently commanded, “Step into the Light.” I remained where I was and thoughts and questions came flooding at me.