Dr Graham Crook
M.B. Ch.B.
M.R.C.P.(UK)
SKHM Teacher
Reiki & Karuna Master
 

Dr Teresa Parrott
B.M. M.R.C.Psych. MSc.
SKHM Teacher
Reiki & Karuna Master
 

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Patrick Zeigler
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Graham and Teresa have explored the world of SKHM to a depth that few have been able to achieve, and, most importantly, they have been able to share their experience with others through their words in the most beautiful way. Those who read about their experience will be initiated in a journey of the heart. I highly recommend allowing yourself to experience that journey.
 
How does All-Love differ from other systems of energy healing?

It was only in 1922, with the discovery of Reiki, that a simple method of opening to spiritual healing energy became generally known.

Reiki, from the Japanese words rei meaning universal, and ki meaning vital or life force energy, was re-discovered by Dr Mikao Usui during a twenty-one day fast and meditation on the sacred Mount Kurama in Japan. He experienced a brilliant white light entering his head, and saw a series of symbols within the light. Following this, he was able to channel universal energy to heal himself and others, and was able to pass on the energy through a process of attunements.

Dr Usui taught Reiki using the five rules of conduct that he formulated, which were: Just for today, don’t get angry, don’t worry, be grateful, work hard, and be kind to others. By using Reiki to work through painful emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety and depression, we can feel much happier and more appreciative of the positive things in our lives.

It was Dr Usui’s wish that Reiki should be readily available to everyone, all over the world. He died in 1926, having initiated over a thousand people in Reiki, including sixteen to the level of teacher. However, it was not until the 1980’s that Reiki became widely available and affordable in the West. Now, over a million people have been attuned to Reiki, and there are thousands of Reiki Masters all over the world.

As we have already said, the All-Love and Reiki energy are both aspects of the one Source. However, the energies have a different quality, and the techniques used to connect with them and work with them are quite different.

From his personal experience, alone in the Great Pyramid, Patrick knew that it was possible to connect with spiritual healing energy, the energy of Source, directly and spontaneously, without the presence or help of anyone else.

Although the presence of an intermediary may be of great benefit, it is not always. All of us have a tendency to give our power away to others, to look to others for advice, rather than seeking it from within ourselves. And many of us would like someone else to do the work for us!

Rather than playing an active part in our own healing process, we can too easily become merely passive recipients. Receiving a healing or an attunement from someone else may have extremely positive effects, and may lead to great personal breakthroughs. Yet we need to be constantly seeking to increase our own capabilities. Dependence can quickly develop, without us even realising it, and we may end up going along another person’s path rather than finding the one that truly works for us.

In Reiki, the attunements are passed from one person to another, along with each particular Master’s ‘rules’ about using the energy. This may limit the ways in which we actually use it, rather than encouraging us to explore our own possibilities for healing. Another person’s beliefs and world-views are no substitute for finding our own intuitive guidance from within. To encourage you to trust yourself, and believe in your own wisdom and natural capacity to heal yourself is the greatest gift that any teacher can give.

Dr Usui never used the title ‘Master’, and it is not used in Japan even today; as it creates the impression that the person is an enlightened individual. Today, the term Master is used in the West, but in fact a Reiki Master is simply someone who can teach Reiki and pass on the Reiki attunements. It does not mean that he or she is necessarily enlightened, or does not have the same problems that we all have.

In Patrick’s earliest experiences with the All-Love energy, visions of pure light were associated with the words, ‘No Hierarchy.’ In the All-Love system, therefore, there are no rules; each person is encouraged to experience and use the energy in whatever way seems most appropriate to him or her.

In keeping with this philosophy, the All-Love system does not place too much emphasis on the use of symbols. Instead, it uses visualisation, which works by focusing the conscious awareness and forming a clear intent. To invite the energy in, you visualise a brilliant sun, or source, sending its energy down to you. The ankh, which means breath of life, and the infinity symbols are visualised simply as a means of using the mind to enhance the flow of energy.

In contrast, in an attunement, a varying number of symbols are installed into a person’s energy system in order to pass the energy. The person later draws the symbols to activate the energy and to use it in different ways. Symbols are useful in the initial stages, to help a person build confidence; though a person will often realise at some later point that energy can be sent at a distance, and that the energy flows regardless of whether s/he uses the symbols. It is then a personal choice as to whether they remain an integral part of working with the energy.

In All-Love meditations, each person visualises the energy entering from above, through the crown Chakra; and from below, through the feet and up to the base Chakra. This means that the energy is grounded throughout the body, and does not just enter the higher Chakras. When the energies merge in the heart centre, the whole body is filled with energy.

Reiki, on the other hand, does not connect a person with the earth, and therefore can be much less grounded. In the attunements, the central energy channel is opened from the crown Chakra at the top of the head to the root Chakra at the base of the spine. But only the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the third eye, and the crown Chakras are connected with the Reiki healing energy. This means that when the energy enters, it may simply stay in the top five Chakras, and not be connected with the earth.

This can be a problem for those people who are ‘up in their heads’ a lot of the time. They experience a pleasant ‘spaced-out’ feeling when giving or receiving the energy, but, as they may already have difficulty being totally ‘in this world’ with their feet on the ground; they do not fully ground themselves or the energy.

In a meditation, there are usually some people who will ‘go off somewhere’ in their minds; they feel a sense of space and joy and freedom, and when they ‘come back,’ they are not sure what happened. They can experience the joy of the energy, in the mind, only by dissociating from the painful parts, in other words from the body and the emotions that contain that pain.

In the All-Love system, by focussing on bringing the energy into the whole body, we are constantly being brought back to the earth. This process requires that we engage fully in the moment. We do not ‘go off somewhere’ but stay where we really are and do the work we need to do. One of the ways by which we ground ourselves is to come out of our heads and into our hearts. To feel, and not to think.

If we open our hearts, we are going to feel what is truly there. If we open our minds, we are going to become consciously aware of what we feel. When we simultaneously open our hearts and our minds, we are going to experience pain and joy in clear consciousness; when this occurs in the presence of the energy, that is when we can spontaneously heal. With love, awareness, and healing energy, pain is transformed. At that moment, the energy is integrated into the whole of our being and we experience an initiation.

Extracts from Energy Works! Initiation without a Master.
Authors Teresa Parrott & Graham Crook. Foreword by Patrick Zeigler. ©O Books 2005


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