When I give a blessing, or deeksha, I feel the receiver’s emotional state. I can feel that person’s pain instantly because I am already tuned into my own ability to generate compassion. I listen to a person’s heart, feel it, drop any preoccupation I have with my own stories or dramas. Then I can extend my awareness to that person’s experience. A blessing-giver is most effective when he or she is both passionate about God and compassionate toward humanity, when he or she allows the Divine to heal in any way it sees fit. When a blessing is delivered through my hands, I feel the energy, but I know I am only a conduit. When my heart opens before I give a blessing, compassion emerges from a place that is not entirely my own but part of the Presence.
Energetically, a healer needs to be in this deeply loving space to provide value without any negative perceptions about life—no guilt, shame, or self-pity. A healer or deeksha giver must be in a higher state of awareness and not reviewing a weekly grocery list in his or her head. The healer must not have addictions or self-sabotaging habits, but must be in a state of non-judgment. Here, he or she can wholeheartedly offer empathy.
Spiritual energy is readily available and many spiritual masters say that we have no idea what our capacity is as healers and transmitters of grace. When we develop the ability to raise our vibrations to a level where we are not only comfortable being in that state, we can give the light to others. Giving a blessing to someone, through intention or a prayer, is a way to feel someone’s heart and send healing to them. When I give a blessing, I lose my sense of individuality and lay my hands on a person’s head, and transmit grace. It is a way for both people, giver and receiver, to connect with the Divine and it is a beautiful experience when done in a sacred environment.
Between January 8-14th, 2011, I invite you to join me in the Mayan Yucatan for a week of blessings at sacred sites, meditation, relaxation and Mala Making. View this trip itinerary here! We’ll retreat to a spa, swim in crystal blue waters, and rejuvenate our energy! Click here to sign up.