May the 4th Be With You!!! Welcome to Save the World: Star Wars Edition
yes, that is an internet meme. it is also the story of my life. it is also entirely possible that you, too, can yield the Force, destroy evil and save the Universe.
read on, young Jedi, and all will be revealed…
Star Wars is Not Merely a Story
why do we love Star Wars so much?
aside from being entertaining with excellent visuals that still hold up until this day, Star Wars speaks a timeless tale. George Lucas created it based off Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, a structure that we can apply to our own life story.
and George Lucas was tapped into forces that underlie the make-up of our universe! he used Star Wars as a vehicle to convey some serious universal truths. it took me decades to decode one of them, but is obvious now that i see it. remember the scene in A New Hope when Luke gets knocked out by the Sand People? Obi-Wan places his hands on the fallen Skywalker and heals him with the Force!
So What is the Force, Exactly?
“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It is an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”
~Obi-Wan, A New Hope~
Reiki is the Force.
have you heard of Reiki? it is a gentle and magical healing modality. Reiki works by channeling universal life energy through the hands, clearing and rebalancing a person’s electromagnetic field. the translation from Japanese is “universal life energy.” it also works on plants, animals, long-distance, you name it. Reiki works because this energy comprises all that makes up the universe. the only reason we’re not constantly channeling it to heal the planet is because we haven’t been taught how.
Is it Possible that You Too Can Learn to Harness the Force?
YES! a million galaxies worth of YES! the world is at current risk of being demolished by the Galactic Empire. the more people who learn how to channel universal life energy, the more we can join forces and combat the dark side for good.
Reiki energy is available to anyone who seeks it out. if you are reading these words, you may be ready use the Force. you can learn to heal yourself and others with this energy. you can help defeat the dark side.
you simply have to choose this path.
Behold, The Key to Your Greatest Destiny
Reiki was kept secret for many years. it was a sacred healing practice hidden and preserved in Sanskrit sutras and ancient Tibetan scrolls:
“The Tibetan Tantra Lotus Sutra, a text written in the second or first century BCE, offers the symbol formula for the technique of Reiki.”
~Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art by Diane Stein~
Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan in the early 1900s. (this story is magical unto itself and you can find the full story in Reiki: Hands the Heal by Joyce J. Morris.)
Dr. Usui then passed the Reiki transmission down through two more disciples before it could make its way to the Western world. Madame Hawayo Takata brought it to the United States but kept it secret yet again during the dangerous McCarthy Era. she taught it to a select few, risking Red Scare-style persecution, until the time was right for the world to know about Reiki.
now, largely because of advances in technology and the maturing of human consciousness, we’ve come to a time where those who yield the Force no longer have to be kept secret. anyone can learn it, and it is available to all.
“You Must Do What You Think is Right, Of Course.”
~Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope~
i was born on this auspicious day of May 4th, so the Fourth has always been with me!
but things were different then.
my birth happened just before the internet became a power we could yield at our disposal. before that, life was all about visceral, tangible connection. we spoke to people in person, or at the most remote, on the telephone (ahem, landlines). landlocked, many of us perceived the world to be solid and contained mostly within our geographic dimensions.
however, for a select few, we could sense that there was more to life than meets the eye.
do you know what i mean? can you sense the unlocked potential that can free you from daily suffering and connect you to a power far greater our experience of Ordinary World?
if so, if you can sense that the Force might actually be real, i will show you that it’s true! Reiki can be learned so easily. once you get it, life becomes an astounding intergalactic adventure.
Here’s What You Must Do
Obi-Wan: [to Luke] You must learn the ways of the Force if you’re to come with me to Alderaan.
Luke: Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is.
Obi-Wan: I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing.
Luke: Listen, I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here.
eventually Luke quit spewing lame excuses and got on board to meet his destiny. you too must be willing to look beyond Ordinary World and heed the Call to Adventure.
that’s all. the Force is already with you. can you feel it? are you ready to ignite your soul like the Millennium Falcom in hyperdrive???
“Close your eyes. Feel it. The light…it’s always been there. It will guide you.”
~Maz Kanata, The Force Awakens~
so are you willing to go on the most epic intergalactic adventure ever?
“Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.”
~Han Solo, A New Hope~
does learning how to use the Force speaks to your soul? if so, you can find Reiki teachers all over. they are waiting to give you the attunements that will be sealed in you for life. Reiki will take you on a journey of epic proportions.
one word of caution: make sure you really align with a Reiki teacher you resonate with. respecting the lineage is very important to preserve the direct line of transmission. you’ll want to stick with this teacher much like Luke returns to Yoda to finish his training. hold that intention and then go with all you’ve got.
Get On Board!
if you resonate with my story, i’m available to guide you. if you want to learn to how to use energy to go on the adventure of a lifetime, i am leading a Reiki 1 & Art of Energy Retreat at Maha Rose North in upstate New York in June!
join me this summer and we’ll be like the Rebel Alliance to take down the dark side with our light.
whatever path you choose, dear Jedi, “Remember… the Force will be with you, always.”
May The 4th Be With You! today, and everyday…
Let’s Join Forces
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