The Way of Devotion
In one of my meditations last year I was presented with a question. “Can you see a world without conflict and war?” This question led me to reflect upon such a world. It came to me as I listened to the news about Syria this morning that there has always been a war going somewhere in the world since I was born.
War has not been part of my personal life, but thousands of Canadian soldiers have died in wars overseas so I am able to live in a peaceful county. I am so deeply grateful and humbled. Tomorrow, we remember and honour those Canadian soldiers who fought at Vimy Ridge in France in the 1st World War. But war continues…affects millions…is killing children.
I have been deeply blessed by living in Canada, so perhaps I can begin to envision a world without war, to envision a world that so many fought and died so we could have an opportunity to create peaceful living. “Can you see a ‘world’ without conflict and war?” These are the words that I wrote after reflecting and meditating on this question and an answer unfolded.
A world without conflict and war ~ A place of devotion ~
“A world without conflict and war is a place where each person lives in devotion to one another. Each one is precious with gifts to offer and to receive in humble gratitude. There is a flow of energy in this world that only supports love. From love…all else flows to create a place of devotion. A place where each person says, “I am devoted to you and my life extends and creates from that devotion” The devotional ‘way’ comes from a loving heart, a center of harmony, joy, excitement and creativity.
This way of devotion is personal for each being. It is ever growing, ever moving, ever transforming as there is a devotion to self-knowing, self-acceptance, self-loving that flows into each cell, into each soul. A cycle of devotion unfolds from one to another and all embrace the light of devotional love and light.”
I am devoted
See only your perfection
Beauty, love and grace
By Jane Rosalea Brown
I know that some of you who are reading this will have the reaction that this world can never exist, that people will never change, that I am an idealist, a dreamer. Yes, I am.
I can understand those views but our world will never change if we do not have a beginning, a vision, a dream and a deep understanding of what kind of major transformation has to occur to create a world of peace, social justice, compassion, integrity and freedom for all. It is a huge transformation…a movement into forgiveness…letting go of old ways that perpetuate conflict…and begin to love one another. Each person must be willing to heal, to transform and to have a deep understanding of a way of devotion.
How do we begin this transformation? I would like to share the Reiki precepts/affirmations for all Reiki practitioners and teachers that were given by Dr. USUI, the founder of Reiki practice, to bring this way of devotion into our daily lives.
“THE REIKI AFFIRMATIONS
Just for today,
I will not worry
I will not be angry
I will do my work honestly
I will give thanks for my many blessings
I will be kind to my neighbour and all living things
May these words assist you today to live with devotion to yourself, to your loved ones and to others. In devotion there is freedom to love, to give service and to join our hearts with all beings, all nature and spirit.
Jane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master
Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth (author name)
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