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What’s The Frequency Of Love?

When I began my healing journey in the year 2007, I attended a healing program that required us to work with the energy of the heart.

A healing session with this particular group meant – trained facilitators would send newbies like me healing energy from their heart space and we had to sit in silence and receive.

I found this concept very vague, because I couldn’t feel energy flowing from them to me. But they told me not to worry about feeling anything and to just be open and receptive to the experience.

When Reiki came into my life, barely four months after this, it felt like I had experienced a quantum leap or something!

I was suddenly able to feel an abundance of energy running through my palms and body.

I do not know how I could shift so quickly from not being able to feel a thing to feeling intense heat, tingling and a myriad of other sensations in my palms and body.

Power of the Reiki Attunement perhaps?

And after 15 years, all one has to say is, “Take a deep breath and drop into your heart space.”

And I am immediately able to feel the pulse of the heart chakra – the beautiful soft frequency of love – the heart feels like a warm cocoon and my eyes tear up as I soak in the ocean of love that lies right within each of us.

All of us feel love for self and others. But to experience love as an independent frequency within the body and the heart chakra is a very unique experience indeed.

I am grateful to be an energy healer. I love that we get to tune into the subtlest of frequencies within us and all around us!

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The Gift Of Sacred Sexuality

One day, a woman who was walking through a little wood lost her way.

As sunset approached, the woman felt anxious about finding a way out quickly before darkness could befall.

As she struggled to find a solution, she heard footsteps some distance away.

She was relieved. She thought she would soon be in the company of a human who would help her.

However, she was wrong.

A man appeared and she asked him for help.

When this man saw she was a lone helpless soul, a sudden darkness took over him.

Instead of assisting her, he began to make sexual advances at her.

This woman realised something was wrong. Not knowing what to do, she called to the Goddess Energy from the depths of her heart.

As her call bellowed through the woods, a gigantic hissing snake appeared from a bush nearby.

The snake appeared angry and ferocious.

The man, who was petrified of snakes, shivered in fright, while the woman believed the snake was an answer to her prayer. So, she turned the other way and ran for her life, when she heard a booming sound behind her.

She stopped in her tracks and when she turned around, she saw the snake burning up and a misty orange light appear.

The man continued to tremble, as an other-worldly couple, much like a God & Goddess, stepped out of the mist.

They looked calm yet had a firmness about them. They didn’t say a word to the man but began to beam a bright orange light from their third eyes. They directed the light to his sacral region.

The man screamed as this light penetrated his energy body and the woman looked stunned beyond words, as she wondered what in the world was going on. The man tried to escape but the light was simply too powerful in its grasp.

After a while, the light stopped flowing. The man dropped to his feet in exhaustion.

The Divine Couple then turned to the woman and asked her to come closer.

The woman walked up and stood beside them, facing the man.

The God said to the man, “Look at this woman. What do you feel now?”

The man said, “Respect, Reverence, Devotion, Tenderness, and Purity.”

And the Goddess said to the woman – “Look at this man. What do you feel now?”

She uttered, ”Safety in addition to Respect, Reverence, Devotion, Tenderness and Purity.”

The Goddess said- “Very good! Because in the new paradigm, that’s how women and men will feel in the presence of one another. And you both just got a glimpse of it.”

The God said to the man, “The Light cleared the sexual garbage in your sacral and empowered you to rise to a higher vibration – one where you could see a woman through totally different eyes. You will now go your way and pass on your learning to others in need. Teach them to purify and master their sexual energy for the greater good and to harness it NOT like a demon, but like a God in partnership with Goddess.”

The man, totally transformed in consciousness, bowed and said, “Yes, Divine Father.”

And the Goddess said to the woman – “And you shall teach women to respect and honour their bodies, to nurture their wombs, and to also learn to master their sexual energy, like a Goddess in partnership with God.”  

The woman also bowed and said –“Yes, Divine Mother.”

The woman and man parted ways.

Three years later, this woman was passing through the woods again, when she bumped into the same man.

Their eyes met and they stopped like lightning had struck them.

What they saw in each other now was a very different energy – as compared to what they previously were – unconscious man and fearful woman.

Now, both of them had clean and clear sacral chakras.

They had mastered their sexual energy and knew how to harness it at the frequencies of love, respect, devotion, tenderness, safety, and purity.

They knew they had a purpose to fulfill together.

They went on to become a couple and taught the art of ‘Sacred Sexuality’ to many in their village and beyond. These couples then went on to teach more couples.

As this teaching spread far and wide, sexual energy began to be viewed as natural, pure, powerful, sacred, and also as a form of love. As a result, the incidence of sexual violence in the population dropped and sexual perversions dissolved.

Safety, love, and freedom prevailed.

And Light illuminated the bodies, minds, and hearts of women and men.

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Science Vs Airy Fairy

For several years, I despised the words ‘Research and Evidence.’

Life is full of mystery and sweetness. Many things are incomprehensible to the logical mind. Existence would be very mechanical and boring if we required research to validate every aspect of it.

Yet, there are certain areas of life that bring large-scale benefits only when they are backed by strong evidence.

It took at least a hundred debates with Suraj, years of prolonged discussion, putting the ego aside, and finally compiling everything together in our book ‘When Spirit Meets Science’ to truly understand the meaning of ‘Research and Evidence.’

It all started way back in 2008-09 when some of my healer buddies told Suraj they had cured people of cancer, diabetes, and hypertension through energy work. He told them he needed convincing evidence for the same – not just a link to a website, an article claiming a cure, or a testimonial from a client. He wanted proper objective documented evidence.

I took it personally whenever he said he needed evidence – it felt like a rejection.

Until I realised one day that he was neither rejecting my friends, nor energy healing, nor me.

He was only living up to the high standards that are the norm in science and medicine.

And the fact is that these are the standards that have helped science advance by leaps and bounds today.

Science often fails too. But scientists accept their failures and try again. They don’t decide beforehand that an experiment ought to be a success at any cost and create evidence based on their desires and preferences. They detach from their personal preferences and objectively see if an experiment actually turns out to be a success or not.

He wrote this in our co-authored book ‘When Spirit Meets Science’-

“The willingness to fail is part of research efforts. More often than not, various trials in science and medicine do not fetch the results hoped for. A large number of drug-related trials fail to generate the expected outcome. A drug that showed promising results in the lab may not work when tested on actual patients. When an experiment fails, it is important not to feel disheartened. In spiritual terms, this would amount to not being attached to the outcome. It is crucial to persist with ongoing research.”

On another note, he wrote –

“When a therapy is used as a personal choice to facilitate emotional healing or spiritual growth, it may NOT need research to validate it. However, research is required when something needs to be executed with exacting standards. It is most certainly required to validate a therapy before it is offered as medical treatment.”

Now, it is clear to me that strong evidence is required when we make very specific claims that have the potential to impact the life of a person in significant need.

Today, Reiki and other forms of energy healing are offered as complementary support in some hospitals across the world. At the moment, energy healing therapies may seem too subjective and airy-fairy. Yet, many patients look forward to receiving these airy-fairy therapies because they see the value it brings them in terms of overall healing.

Those who receive Reiki or any other form of energy healing, know that something shifts within them – physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually – and such shifts cannot always be explained logically.

And that’s the whole beauty of this kind of healing – experiencing deeper expansive healing without necessarily having to explain how it occurred.

Just as there is value in objectivity, there is value in subjectivity too. Knowing when to be objective and when to be subjective is perhaps what we must discern.

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The Miracle Of Acceptance: Mental Health Breakthroughs

Earlier this year, I received a call from a Reiki student of mine. She said she was ready to do her Master Level Training.

This woman had been diagnosed with a major mental health challenge in 2015. It was so severe that she was hospitalized for some days and received psychiatric treatment.

After she regained some stability and normalcy, she approached me for Reiki training.

Soon after she received her Level 1 attunement, she had some breakthroughs in her personal and professional life.

She dropped by one day to share her happiness with me.

As we chatted and laughed together, her face suddenly turned grim.

She said, “Haripriya, I feel so blessed. I bounced back to normalcy pretty quickly after this mental health crisis. And then Reiki came into my life and I experienced such wondrous shifts.”

“That’s so good for you, isn’t it?” I said, wondering why she looked serious.

“Yes. But I really don’t like the fact that psychiatric treatment is going to be a permanent part of my life. I know I risk a relapse if I discontinue treatment. And I don’t like this one bit! I wish I had been cured for good. But I know there isn’t a cure for this condition at the moment. Can you help me here?” she said.

Since I have no medical background, I felt I ought not to offer random advice.

So, I said, “I understand your feelings. Please give me some time. I will get back to you with some insight into this. Meanwhile, please continue with whatever medical treatment you may be on and do keep up with your Reiki practice too.”

I then spoke to a couple of psychiatrists I know well.

I understood from them that-

1. While some people with mental health challenges need just simple short-term treatment, others require ongoing longer-term treatment.
2. Many people fear the side effects of psychiatric drugs but don’t understand that the risks of not taking them when medically indicated are far worse than any side effect they may experience. Some others view a psychiatric diagnosis as a ‘stigma’ and have a hard time accepting the challenge they are faced with.
3. Many people give in to fear or misconception midway and abruptly stop treatment. This then puts them at a risk for relapse. And treatment gets more difficult with every episode of relapse. Patients then place the blame on the treatment itself, saying it didn’t help, remaining blind to the fact that they were not patient enough to stick with it, and discontinued midway (or modified treatment as they deemed fit).
4. The best outcomes are experienced by people who move forward with a sense of trust, who abide by medical advice from a professional they trust, and who are consistent in their effort to get better.

After I had a thorough understanding of this, I called my student over for a discussion and explained everything I had understood to her.

She broke down.

“This is exactly what I am going through,” she wept, “I simply cannot accept the fact that I have this problem. I feel like I am a crazy woman or something.”

I held her hand and said, “I understand. It’s OK to be upset. And you aren’t a crazy woman. Please trust me when I say this. Do allow yourself some time to grieve. But whenever you are ready, do you think you can come to an acceptance of the situation? I can help you if you require support.”

She said, “I will try.”

She called me after four months.

Even before I could ask her a question, she said excitedly, “Haripriya, I have been practicing Reiki every day without missing a single day in between. I feel this has helped me accept my situation as it is and I am feeling WAY lighter. This acceptance has also helped me look at the positive side. My medical treatment is helping me lead a near-normal life. I am no longer the pale woman I used to be. I have a lot more energy and zest for life. I am motivated enough to take care of myself. I spend time in nature after work every day. I have joined a weekend aerobic class and I also took swimming lessons last month! I even managed to attend a high school reunion yesterday. This would have been impossible for my previous self! I so hated meeting people when I was affected by that condition. And the icing on the cake is that I even received a promotion at work! My doctor says I am making excellent progress and that if I continue this way, my need for medication and therapy would be tailored accordingly.”

Her voice was reverberating with excitement and I held back from saying anything until she had poured her heart out.

She finally finished with the sentence – “My ability to accept my situation for what it is and keeping up with treatment brought about these miraculous shifts!”

I said, “Wow, wow, wow! I am so very happy for you. Keep shining like a star!”

She went on to do Reiki Level 2 in 2016. And she is now a Reiki 3A practitioner!

She is doing great. When required, she has no hesitation in revealing that she is on long-term psychiatric treatment for a condition that has no cure at the moment.

She has accepted her life as it is and does everything in her power to support herself physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and also medically.

She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her anymore for she is so busy living her life to the fullest.

She no longer sees herself as a broken lunatic. She sees herself as an empowered woman who has risen like a phoenix from the ashes!

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What’s In A Blue Sapphire?

“A blue sapphire would work best for you,” said the gemologist, as he pointed at a beauty of a blue sapphire sparkling in the glass display.

He had spent almost an hour reading through my birth chart and pointing out my strengths and challenges.

At the end of a detailed analysis and discussion, he said a blue sapphire would be one of the best gemstones for me.

This was in the June of 2007.

I was at a point where I was keen to make some positive changes in my life.

Though I knew what kind of changes had to be made, I didn’t know how exactly to implement them. This was because I had grown up with the belief system that there is nothing much we can do by ourselves – that everything is pre-determined by forces outside of us.

But something about this belief system never resonated with me.

Yes, there are some things in life we cannot do much about but there are many other things that we certainly CAN do something about.

And saying, “It’s my destiny to suffer” for every difficulty under the sun didn’t feel good at all.

Since I didn’t know how to create a new belief system with the power of my mind alone, the best I knew back then was to take support of forces that I believed could help me change my mind – such as the blue sapphire.

And sure enough, soon after I began wearing this beauty, life began to shift.

New opportunities presented themselves.

OR maybe I began to notice opportunities that I may not have noticed before?

And because I believed I was being supported by a power bigger than any conditioning I may have absorbed and one that wanted me to be happy – I had the courage to take action steps to build a new life.

Someone had once asked me if it was the blue sapphire itself that had helped me shift my belief systems or my faith in it.

And I had replied, “A bit of both.”

I do believe gemstones have their own energy and consciousness and wearing them can bring about subtle shifts in one’s energy. However, the bigger force probably was my choosing to align with the power of the gemstone and wanting to create positive change.

Either way, I am so very grateful for this little ornament, for it was one of the very first healing instruments that supported me at a time when I most needed it.

Now I know how to harness the power of my mind and my energy to shift beliefs. But, back then, I couldn’t have done it without support from this piece of magic.

I love you, my blue sapphire!

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The Magic Of A Reiki Recharge

After a busy couple of days on my feet, I was feeling tired and grumpy.

My head felt heavy and my muscles ached.

My energy was dropping by the minute.

I knew that if I continued feeling this way, I would lash out at the next person who said a word to me.

So, I dropped everything I was doing and told myself it was time for some Reiki.

The moment I placed my palms on my third eye, I felt an intense heat over that region.

This is the kind of heat I felt in my palms and body when I was a new Reiki practitioner. And I remember how much I loved that feeling back then!

Apart from the third eye, tons of energy also flowed into my solar plexus. I could almost feel my solar plexus heave sighs of relief as it was replenished!

As every chakra was recharged by Reiki, stress and fatigue dissolved and harmony returned to my body.

It is only when I miss some days of practice that I realise how much of a positive difference Reiki makes to me and my body.

When I practise every day, Reiki feels routine and the experience is subtle. I feel a mild warmth or tingling at the most.

When I practise after a while, the experience is dramatically different. I feel intense heat and my hands stay stuck to the most depleted chakras for longer periods of time.

I so love this magical feeling of shifting from low energy to high energy in a matter of minutes.

How blessed are we to have the gift of Reiki in our lives!

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Conscious Conception

Conception – A miraculous act of two forces coming together to create a third force.

Just think about it – how intelligent is this biological process that fuses the sperm and egg together and facilitates the creation of the zygote, which then goes on to become an embryo, a foetus, and finally a baby in the arms.

Very often, conception happens unconsciously, which means-

  1. There is no intention to conceive and the pregnancy turns out to be an accident.
  2. There is an intention to conceive but there isn’t complete alignment with the intention, which means – one or both partners aren’t ready to conceive but they decide to start a family anyway.

On the other hand, Conscious Conception is the act of preparing to conceive consciously, which means –

  1. There is a clear intention to conceive and the pregnancy is not a surprise.
  2. Both partners are in alignment with the intention and feel ready to invite a new soul into the womb and into their family.

If you fall into the latter category, keep going! The ‘Conscious Conception’ Meditation shared below may support you.

If you fall into the former category, don’t worry. You had your own journey and lessons to learn. Honour your experiences, no matter how less than ideal they may seem.  Also, the ‘Reframe Your Conception’ Meditation shared in this post can help you shift the energy around your conception experience if you so wish to.

Conscious Conception Meditation (for people trying to conceive)

When you embark on a journey of Conscious Conception, you choose to offer your womb consciously to a soul who is looking to incarnate on Earth.

You extend a conscious invitation to the Soul Realms and are prepared to accept a soul who chooses you and your partner as parents. You then let go and allow conception to happen in Divine timing.

Intimacy becomes meditative in nature as you see sexual intercourse as an means to create a body for the chosen soul.

You can choose to do this meditation once a week or so when you begin your Conscious Conception journey. You may do this alone or with your partner. Bear in mind that for you to benefit from this process, it isn’t mandatory for your partner to meditate. You doing it is sufficient. 

Meditation Process

  1. Light a candle/lamp
  2. Sit or lie down in a comfortable space.
  3. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths – in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  4. When you feel centered, place your palms on your heart chakra and tune into the frequency of love.
  5. Now place your palms on your womb and set an intention to transfer the love from your heart into your womb space.
  6. See your womb filling up with love and shining bright. See it as a warm inviting cocoon for a spirit baby to reside in.
  7. In this state of higher consciousness, extend an invitation to a Spirit Baby – “Dear Spirit Baby, I invite you to take residence in my womb when you feel ready. I am ready to support your intention to incarnate on Earth. I am willing to offer my womb to you so you can develop a strong and healthy body before you set foot into the physical world. I send you my love and look forward to meeting you.”
  8. Take a deep breath in and as you breathe out, let go.
  9. When the process feels complete, open your eyes gently and drink some water if you feel like.

Reframe Your Conception Experience

If you are already a parent to a child and wish to transform the conception of your baby into a ‘Conscious Conception’ experience, you can go back in time and reframe the experience through this meditation. The difference is that in this meditation, you skip the part that invites a soul into the womb and instead welcome the baby at the time you discovered you were pregnant.

  1. Light a candle/lamp
  2. Sit or lie down in a comfortable space.
  3. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths – in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  4. When you feel centered, place your palms on your heart chakra and tune into the frequency of love.
  5. Now place your palms on your womb and set an intention to transfer the love from your heart into your womb space.
  6. See your womb filling up with love and shining bright. See it as a warm inviting cocoon for a spirit baby to reside in.
  7. Now go back in time to the moment you discovered you were pregnant and say – “My Dearest Baby Angel, welcome to my womb. I am so happy to receive you. I intend to keep you warm and comfortable in my womb. You are safe here. I love you, little one.” Feel these words in your heart as you say them. That makes them even more powerful.
  8. Be with this process for as long as you wish to. Notice how it makes you feel. When it feels complete, take a deep breath in and as you breathe out, let go.
  9.  When you feel ready, open your eyes gently and drink some water if you feel like it.
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Of Magical Blankets, Healing Naps, Divine Mothers & Soul Sisters

As the body rests in the warmth of the magical blanket –

Sadness is replaced by the Joy of the Mother.

Anger is replaced by the Love of the Mother.

Weakness is replaced by the Strength of the Mother.

Hopelessness is replaced by the Promise of the Mother.

Yesterday afternoon, I cuddled up under a warm blanket alongside my little one, played a guided healing meditation on my phone, and fell asleep midway through the process.

As I slept like a bear, my phone rang and the TV blared in the living room. But I didn’t hear a thing.

This was an unexpected stroke of luck for my son! With mom not reminding him that TV time was up, he enjoyed watching TV well past the allotted time.

I didn’t wake up even when my husband returned home and came into the room to check on me.

When I finally opened my eyes, I was very disoriented. It took me a few seconds to figure out what was happening.

When I walked out of the room, my husband told me I had been sleeping like a log – very unusual for someone like me who rarely naps during the day.

The same happened this morning. I am usually up early. But today I woke up at 7:45 am – far exceeding my normal requirement of 5.5 to 6 hours of sleep a night.

These episodes of hibernation seem to be helping my body process something that I am unable to process while I am awake. So, I am allowing myself this luxury.

A compassionate healer friend of mine tuned into my energy field and told me I am needing extra warmth during this time. She recommended I drink warm teas and receive love and warmth in different ways. I thought this insight so perfectly coincided with my warm blanket hibernation episodes.

Considering I have been connecting to the Divine Mother for a while now, the blanket, to me, represents the nurturing warmth of the Mother Energy.

I trust in the Divine Mother with all my heart.

And the Mother has sent me a few Soul Sisters – one who has provided me immense support with her insight and wisdom. And another who has supported me without even knowing she was doing so! She came to me for healing support and in the process of helping her, I received support myself.

You both know who you are!

I love you and am truly grateful to you.

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Law Of Attraction & Scripting

I grew up with the teaching that our entire life was destined – a drama set in stone, with no scope for anything to be changed.

Something about this teaching never felt right to me.

However, those days, it was not the done thing for children to question authority. Many of us just nodded out heads in acceptance even when something did not feel right.

When my own life turned into one huge mess and I could so easily see that I had the power to change many things, it didn’t feel good at all to sit back and say, “Why bother? It’s my destiny to suffer. So, I will just let things be as they are.”

It felt like I had to take charge of my life and do something to make it better. However, I didn’t know how to effectively plan my life in accordance with this belief.

Since I had a strong intention to create a new reality for myself, I guess the Universe supported me. It brought me in contact with some teachers who helped me translate that belief into reality.

They taught me tips and tricks to make that belief an unshakable part of me.

That was my introduction to the Law of Attraction.

While I worked with multiple LOA tools, the one that worked wonders for me was called Scripting – the process of writing in detail about your goals, intentions, dreams, desires, preferences and callings.

And lo and behold – I have to say it was magical!

When I checked my scripting after every intention came to pass, every detail matched what I had written – sometimes even exceeding my expectations.

And this validated my inner knowing that I did indeed have the power to create my life. Having said that, I do believe some things could be pre-destined based on our soul’s choices prior to incarnating on Earth. But I feel there is plenty of leeway and that aspects of life can be rewritten during the course of life (if the soul so wishes to).

Scripting is a practice I do even today. I often remember with gratitude the teachers who helped me own my truth and taught me how to apply it in practical ways.

If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend you learn the art of scripting.

You deserve to live a magical life!

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The Warrior Within You

“Tap into the strength, resilience, and positive attitude of your younger self,” whispered my inner voice.

This was a message I received after a very intense meditation session this morning. It was an aha moment indeed.

I have been trying to work through a tricky situation for a few days now and was looking for clarity. I knocked on some doors to receive support. But for some reason, most of them didn’t open. Maybe the Universe wants me to figure this out on my own or maybe it will open some doors eventually.

But the message from my intuition was very clear. She said –

“You have been through much worse. Your life until the age of 22 was hell. Nothing worked for you for so many long years. Yet you persisted with a fierce determination. You poured your heart into your journal. You dabbled with the magic of crystals. You tossed your limiting beliefs into the raging fire of transformation. You boldly adopted new beliefs that shifted your reality in dramatic ways. You danced until your heart let out its sorrows and reverberated with joy. And you learned to love yourself so fiercely that the Universe was left with no choice but to bring you outcomes that matched your unstoppable energy. That’s the powerful spirit you had at a tender age! While you may be older now, the spirit of that invincible warrior within you is still alive. Connect to her for inspiration, guidance, and wisdom. And you will receive all you need and more.”

I was truly shaken up by this message. It wasn’t what I was expecting.

But I thought it contained profound truth.

If I could confront pitch darkness with zero life experience and minimal human support, I can certainly work wonders again, from the place I stand in today.

I just have to believe in myself – like my younger self so effortlessly did.

If you are struggling with something today, know that you also have it within you to find solutions.

You may not always receive the kind of support you expect. But when you trust with all your heart and do whatever best you can, the Universe will respond one way or the other.

Never lose hope. Stand tall and shine bright!