Monday, May 27, 2019

Practicing Reiki and Christianity-Part 2 (An Answer to USCCB)





"I love explaining Reiki to Christians. I feel the Holy Spirit speaking through me, advocating unity among the people of God."


There is a Reiki Scare

There is a Reiki Scare and this is true. The scare is like a campaign from people who do not understand. It is a campaign from people who love God and want the flocks to be safe against occult or what they call devil attacks.

I fully understand those people who launch this Reiki Scare Campaign. I fully understand that they just do not know what Reiki is.


The Answer to USCCB On The Allegations About Reiki

I love when people search on the net about Reiki and and come back to me with a question on  USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) statement against Reiki. This gives me an opportunity to explain Reiki and the need for understanding and healing a segment of our Catholic Church.

There are three key points that the USCCB had emphasized on their statement against Reiki. First, Reiki is a healing by natural means not by Divine Grace. Second, Reiki lacks scientific credibility and third, Catholics will fall into danger with the integration of Reiki to Catholic practices. With the love of God, this Divine Love within my heart, let us understand:

1. Reiki is a healing by Divine Grace not only by natural means


Reiki is not a religion, but it is a spiritual healing in nature. Connecting to Divine God is a must in order to channel the healing energy of Reiki. Otherwise, one will use one's own personal energy, thereby depleting one's body after the healing. The real healer, as we were taught, is the Divine God and He works with the faith and willingness of the healee.  The Reiki practitioner is also a channel or conduit of the Divine God to facilitate the healing.

Reiki is not a religion and it is for the practitioner to integrate one's own religious or spiritual practice to do Reiki. When I teach Reiki to students from from different religions (Buddhism, Islam, Catholics, Christians, etc.), I encourage them to call the Divine Guidance in the way they know. For my own practice, I ask God to send the Holy Spirit. I also call Mother Mary, my angels and all my favorite Saints and to name a few -- Fr. Pio, St. Francis of Asisi, St. Hildegard, and St. Benedict.

If to practice Reiki is to call the Divine God through the personal expression of the practitioner, how can this be without Divine Grace? God is merciful to bless those who call for help and guidance.

Does the USCCB mean that this Divine Grace is only bestowed to Catholics? I don't think this is the real teaching of Catholicism which from the root word of katholikos means universal.

Let us compare the concept of healing Reiki and the concept of healing by Divine Grace defined by USCCB:

     Reiki Healing                                                        

     Calls the Divine God or the Spiritual energy for healing.                                               
     Is a healing through Spiritual Energy: Rei means spiritual and ki mean energy.                 
     Reiki is complementary to all forms medicine and healing.                                        


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     Healing by Divine Grace

     Invocation of the name of the Lord Jesus,  asking for healing through the power of the Holy Spirit
     Holy Spirit whether in the form of the sacramental laying of hands and annointing with oil or   
     prayers for healing.     
     Recognizes the other healing through natural means.


I don't see the difference. The only difference will depend on the spiritual or religious practice of    the Reiki practitioner. However, if the practitioner is a devout Catholic or Christian, the Reiki Healing will be through the Holy Spirit and will be invoked in the name of Jesus Christ.


2.  Reiki Healing is supported with Scientific Credibility

Reiki is a healing technique that falls under energy medicine. Energy medicine has been studied over the century. Brenda Brennan a former NASA physicist has studied energy medicine and founded the Brenda Brennan School of Energy Medicine in Florida. 

Energy medicine is now called bio-field Therapy. There is a new understanding of science now which goes beyond the physical matter. Western Medicine is not the only medicine in the world. The USCCB must have not been updated since the old Newtonian Science into the new science of quantum, noetic sciences, or electro-magnetic field. I can understand this because it is a reality that sometimes some parts of the Catholic church are late to catch up with new "real" science. It is  common knowledge that in the 16th-17th century the Catholic church persecuted scientists who formed theories contradictory to the teaching of the Church. Nicholas Copernicus (tagged as sinner) and Galileo Galilei (tried for inquisition) were two scientists who declared that the earth revolved around the sun, a theory known now to be true. Both of them were banned by the Catholic Church, yet now, these scientest were proven right.



I copied here some of the answers from the International Center for Reiki Training on the allegation of USCCB that Reiki is not scientific.


          The CIRT stated the following:

  •  Dr. Oschman had studied and researched and discovered several important scientific studies  that point to a scientific basis for energy medicine based on the laws of physics and biology. Among his discoveries are: 1) There is an electrical current that run through every part of the  human body. These currents are present in the nervous system, organs, and cells of the body; 2) The fields around each of the organs pulse at different frequencies and stay within a specific frequency range when they are healthy, but move out of this range when they are unhealthy. ; 3) The hands of healers produce pulsing electromagnetic fields when they are in the process of  healing, whereas the hands of non-healers do not produce these fields. When a healer places his or her hands on or near a person in need of healing, the electromagnetic Field of the healer’s hands sweeps through a range of frequencies based on the need of the part of the body being treated.
  • Many medical professionals, hospitals, and health care facilities recognize its benefits and accept it as an adjunct therapy.  In Holistic Nursing, A Handbook for Practice, Chapter 2 “Scope and Standards of Practice,” the American Holistic Nursing Association lists Reiki as an accepted form of treatment. According to the American Hospital Association, in 2007 Reiki was offered as a standard part of patient care in 15% or over 800 hospitals across the US. Dr. Mehmet OZ, one of the most respected cardiovascular surgeons in the US uses Reiki during open-heart surgeries and heart transplants.        

Anyone who does not believe in the science of energy medicine is living in the old world view. It has been a known fact that beyond the smallest particle of matter is an empty space -  energy.

3.  No one will fall into a danger with the integration of Reiki to Catholic Practices

If God is called into any action with the purity of the heart, no one can be in danger. To do a pure Catholic practice is not a ticket that one will not be in danger. It is not specified by the USCCB the danger that a Catholic can face through practicing Reiki. However, I will surmise that the 'danger' presumed might be one's involvement with the occult or the result of some demonic or sinful act.

The key to remaining in the safety of God lies in the purity of the heart of the believer. We have seen how many Catholic priests fall into grave sins which can be seen as the work of the devil. The danger lies not on the integration of Reiki into Catholic practice but on failing to understand on how God works in each one of us and how we are adversely affected by assuming the false ego.

Reiki is represented through the Holy Spirit in the Catholic faith. How can one be in danger under Divine Providence?

     Reiki

     We cannot use our own personal energy during healing. We are just a channel of the healing 
     energy coming from the Divine.

     We can only channel the healing energy if we allow God to use us as a channel. 

     We continue to heal ourselves to be a good channel for healing energy. We also follow the Five 
     Reiki Principles as a guide for living. (Just For Today, I will not be angry. Just For Today, I will 
     not worry. Just for Today, I will work hard. Just For Today, I will be grateful. Just For Today,  
     I will be kind to others.)

     Healing By Divine Grace

     Whereas the gifts of the Spirit are received spontaneously by an act of faith; the fruits of the 
     Spirit are produced overtime through abiding or persevering faith. (Luke 8:15)

The Holy Spirit manifests in Reiki


It is understandable that conservative Christians will not agree to call Reiki, the Holy Spirit. "Anything that heals and brings people closer to God, cannot be the work of an evil."


However, it cannot be denied that the Holy Spirit manifests in the Reiki practices as seen from all documented results of Reiki healing and the lives of the practitioners. When one says that the devil is cunning and he can also heal, this is a misunderstanding. Only God and good can heal, as healing is not only about the physical body but also the spiritual, which means connecting to God. The devil does not connect us to God. As I always say,

There will come a time when Reiki will be understood by many Christians just like as the Catholic Church has now accepted the scientific evidence of those who have been ex-communicated by the church for science. St. Joan of Ark was judged and burned as a witch before redeeming her as a saint and patron of French Revolution. Persecution also happens within the church. However, God is a living God. God will continue to work through the Holy Spirit to spread the light to those who are ready to receive.

God is a universal God.
God manifests in love and service.
Reiki is love and service.


I am a Reiki Teacher.
I am a Christian.

Love and Lights,

Aisa



photo credits from google photos;
ref: Center for International Reiki Training
     








Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Practicing Reiki and Christianity - Is This Possible? (Reiki and Christianity Part 1)


The question of whether Reiki and Christianity can go together is always a question to the  majority of Christians who practice Reiki. The result of the confusion can be the following : 1) a Christian will become a universalist, dropping the Christian practice as a religion; 2) a Christian continues to practice Reiki and follows a spiritual path without a religion; or  3) a Christian will hide the Reiki practice to fellow Christians for fear of being condemned.  

The question became a confusion in 2009 when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued  the “Guidelines For Evaluating Reiki An Alternative Therapy”. It was followed by some groups of conservative Christians who released guidelines on identifying occult practices which included the following: practicing yoga, going to a Buddhist temple, seeing a Chiropractic doctor who diagnoses with Yin and Yang, pranic healing, using crystals, and many others. The most recent was Doreen Virtue's scare campaign also on occult practices, which she practiced before.

It was really saddening for the Catholic and Christians to condemn some spiritual practices outside the Christian faith, denying that those practices have contributed to the good health, good living, finding God and spiritual living of people on Earth. This condemnation is coming from fear and ignorance of other spiritual and religious practices outside the Christian and Catholic faith.

The Response




As a response by the community of Reiki practitioners, a Christian Reiki Group is formed in the United States. Understanding that God is a Universal God and that God is present in all spiritual practices founded by love and service to God and humanity, the Christian Reiki group gives testimonials on how Reiki has strengthened the Christian faith of nuns, priests, and lay people who practice Reiki. 


William Lee Rand of Center for International Reiki Training has also issued a separate statement as a response to the US bishops. 



Reiki and Christianity


Reiki is not a religion, but it represents a universal consciousness of spiritual practice. Mikao
Usui wanted to share reiki to everyone regardless of religion. Like Christianity, Jesus Christ did not form the Christianity as an exclusive religion. He just wanted his followers to follow the spiritual path which he called The Way.

Reiki and Christianity have one thing in common, which is the gift of healing and use of “spiritual energy or universal energy”. Reiki can be related to the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition.

Let us start to compare Reiki and the Holy Spirit: 

Reiki and Christianity as Spiritual Energy


            Reiki
Rei” – means spiritual and “Ki” means energy. Reiki is present in all creation and is the 
living force behind it. There can never be any other spiritual energy that fulfills the creation of all living things other than the spiritual energy which is the manifestation of God.

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, an aspect of God.  

The concept of the Holy Spirit falls within the same understanding of Reiki. The difference can come from the human sources which for the Christians are from the patriarchs and apostles in Old and New Testament and for Reiki is  from Mikao Usui, a Buddhist Monk. The concepts of Reiki and the Holy Spirit are also influenced by the cultural traditions and practices of the bearers.

Reiki and the Holy Spirit in the Creation


            Reiki is present in all creation and it is called "universal energy" It is said to be the source of 
            life.

            The Holy Spirit is seen to be with Divine attributes and is omniscient. (Heb. 9:14; Cor 2:10-
            11).  In Gen. 1:2, the Holy Spirit is seen as "The Spirit of God hovering over the face of the  
            waters .  It is also known as "ruach" in Genesis which means breath, wind, or divine energy.

            Reiki and the Holy Spirit Are Received Thru A Blessing


            A Reiki practitioner receives an attunement from a Reiki Master to become a practitioner. The
            original word for attunement in Japanese is Reiju which means "Rei"-spiritual and "ju" 
            means blessing. Therefore, attunement means spiritual blessings.
     
            The Holy Spirit is also received as a blessing. The blessing of the Holy Spirit is in the           
            sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Healing (Annointing of the Sick) and in the Act of the 
            Reconcilliation through the presence of the priest.(John 15; Gal. 4:6)

            Reiki and the Holy Spirit Are The Same with Spiritual  Goal


            The goal of Reiki is to find our true Spiritual Nature, translated into finding our True Self. It 
            is the spiritual energy that birngs us closer to the Divine Creator.

            The Holy Spirit is no different.  The Holy Spirit acts as a Life Giver, Luke 1:35 "Archangel 
            Gabriel said to Mary - the Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High 
            will over shadow you."  
    
            The Holy Spirit is the considered the Advocate - the helpers and comforter. It is the 
            Sanctifier - the one who does the blessing and the Illuminator, the one who fills up the 
            spirit.

            The Manifestation of Reiki and the Holy Spirit  Are No Different


            Here are the gifts of Reiki to a practitioner:

            1.  Knowledge and wisdom on things and life
            2.  Inner understanding and ability to prophesy
            3.  Knowing the past, present and future
            4.  Ability to know the mind of another person
            5.  Ability to know the relationships of people
            6.  Ability to heal.

            The gifts of the Holy Spirit are presented as the same:

            1.  Gifts of Revelation that can manifest as having inner knowledge and wisdom and the 
                  ability of discerning of spirit
            2.  Power Gifts such as gifts of faith, working of miracles, and gift of healing.
             3.  Utterance Gifts seen in the gifts of prophecy, gifts of difference tongues, and 
                  interpretation of tongues.

            Blessed Are you Who are Living with the Grace of Reiki and the Holy Spirit


            The grace of living and practicing Reiki is seen in practicing the Five Reiki Principles 
            which brings : Peace, Trust, Faith, Gratitude, Service and Love.

            The Fruits of the Holy Spirit is no different : Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, 
            Goodness, Faithfulness, Helpfulness, Self-Control (Temperance).

            Reiki and the Holy Spirit Speak of the Same Way to Find God


            Both have the same spiritual way. With Reiki, a practitioner is asked to do spiritual 
            practices which includes Reiki Meditation, Self Healing, Meditation, Healing Others, and
            living with the Reiki Principles (Just For Today, I will not be Angry. Just For Today, I wil
            not worry. Just For today, I will be grateful. Just For Today, I will work hard. Just For   
            Today I will respect all creation.)

Christians follow the Ten Commandments and spiritual work of prayers, reading the
Holy Scripture, and Service.

So, What is the Difference between Reiki and the Holy Spirit

In my practice and analysis, there is no difference. The only differecne between Reiki and the Holy Spirit is cultural in origin. One is developed with the Eastern concept and tradition. While the Holy Spirit is influenced by the Western thoughts.

There is only one God that prevails. The only difference comes from the human minds of lower forms who are still stuck in separeteness and duality. To practice one's Christianity and Reiki is no different from a doctor who practices his religion  while fulfilling his profession.

Let us release the confusion. There is no confusion when we work with the love and service.

I am a Christian who teaches and practices Reiki.
You are a Christian and can practice Reiki.




One with Love
One with Healing
One with God!


Lights and Love,  

Aisa








Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MEDITATE WITH GASSHO





Palms together in a praying position, held on the level of the heart, is a universal gesture of connecting to the Divine Creator. We see this hand position in different religion and spiritual practices.  In Reiki, we call this position, “gassho”.

Gassho meditation is my favorite Reiki Meditation. Not only that it is simple but the thought of connecting to the Divine Creator during the meditation brings me bliss.

The Meaning of Gassho

The meaning of Gassho is seen in the hand position. Two hands put together in unity. It is the unification of two opposites. Its’ deeper meaning is non-duality or oneness with All. Mikao Usui instructed that Reiki practitioners say the Reiki precepts with hands held in gassho position to remember one’s non-duality by nature.


Meditate with Gassho

While all Reiki practices starts with Gassho, one can remain in gassho to meditate. When meditating with gassho, one must feel the Oneness symbolized by hand position. One must feel the oneness with All and oneness with God. One can start to meditate for 10 mins., then later increase to 15, then later 20 mins. and longer if comfortable.

Let Us Do the Gassho Meditation

The following is the guide for the Gassho Meditation:


1.  Center onself. Find the most comfortable sitting position. (One can also do this in a standing 
     positiont.

2.  Put your hands in the gassho position.

3.  As you breath in and breath out, feel the connection to the Divine Creator.

4.  Expand the feeling of connection to everything that surrounds you. Stay with the feeling of 
     connection.

5.  Whenever the mind wanders, bring oneself into focus by pressing the middle finger, then bring
      back to the feeling of connectedness to the Divine Creator and with All.

6.  Do the meditation for 10 - 20 minutes. One can increase into a longer duration when ready.
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Gassho Meditation keeps my mind in peace. Gassho Meditation keeps me connected to the Source. 

What is your experience with Gassho?


Love and Lights,
Aisa


photo credits from google.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Meditate, Meditate, Meditate with Reiki


I learned how to meditate when I was 8 years old. I know that meditation is my biggest tool in directing my life and connecting to my inner essence – my soul.  





In my years of teaching Reiki, I realized that some Reiki practitioners do not really understand the Reiki System of Meditation. Others thought that Reiki is all about hands-on-healing. Other practitioners have already taken advanced course on Reiki and yet have not practiced meditation on a regular basis.

I must admit that I also had my share of not emphasizing too much on the Reiki Meditations in my past classes. As my way of correcting my ways, I now hold my special classes and sessions on Reiki Meditations. (I forgive myself, please forgive me!)

Meditation is the basic foundation of any spiritual practice. Why? It is because the goal of any spiritual practice is to find our Inner Essence or our True Self. We can only find Inner Essence through the discipline of our mind in the silence of meditation.

This write-up shall be a series of lessons on Reiki Meditations. We shall begin first with listing the Reiki System of Meditation.

Reiki Meditations




Nowadays, Reiki has been integrated in many forms of meditation. I usually call them modern Reiki Meditations to differentiate them from the Traditional Reiki Meditation System as taught by Mikao Usui.

Mikao Usui taught students meditations based on their level of development on the Reiki practice. The following are the traditional meditations for the Reiki first degree level and advanced practitioners.

Gassho Meditation -  this is the first meditation that I learned from my Reiki teacher, and indeed it is a basic meditation for all Reiki practitioners.  All of the Reiki  practices always start with gassho position. Gassho means “two hands coming together”.  Its’ deeper meaning is Oneness or non-duality. Frans Stein, a Reiki master has a beautiful definition of gassho which is the unification of the two opposites.  

When we meditate in Gassho, we align our body, mind, and Spirit to go into the  feeling of Oneness with All, Oneness with the creator. 

Spend a time in your day, meditating in gassho position. You may spend 5-20 mins or more            until you feel the Oneness within you and with All or as long as you want to be in the stillness of the mind.


Gokai MeditationGokai means precepts. This meditation involves focusing on the Reiki precepts which is :
      
                    For today only:

          Do not anger. Do not worry. Be humble. Be honest in your 
          work. Be compassionate to yourself and others.

Mikao Usui had explained the Gokai as the secret of inviting happiness through many  blessings, which is the spiritual medicine for all. He also directed how to recite the      Gokai “ Do gassho every morning and evening, keep in your mind and       recite.”

Gokai Meditation is our practical reminder of how we should live, think, and feel on       this earthly existence.  By regular meditation on Gokai, we re-program our mind into       living with it and thus, our lives become the manifestation of Reiki.
When we meditate in the Gokai, we can either recite it or contemplate on it. We can      even focus on one precept to work on and let the precept talk and expand its meaning in our lives.Remember to always do the Gokai Meditation in gassho position.


Ho (Breathing Meditation) -  is also known as breathing techniques of Reiki which are usually      done with physical or energetic movement. Breath is important in all Reiki meditation process. As we work with “ki” and  “ki” is moved through breath. We aim to build the flow of Ki in our energetic pathways and to strengthen the “hara” center using Reiki. Energetic breathing also improves and strengthens our physical body.


There are three major techniques taught in Reiki regarding breath:  first is the  Kenyuko Ho which is the cleansing breath; second is the Joshin Kokyu Ho  which the combined  mind and breath meditation; and the third is the Seishin Toitsu  which  is called the unifying mind meditation. The third one is taught in the second degree or advanced level of Reiki.


Hands-on-Healing (Palm Healing) – We always thought that the hands-on-healing is the core of Reiki. But no, it is just one of the system of developing Reiki. In the traditional way, the hands-on-healing is called Tenohira, which is according to Frans Stein, is the act of supporting Ki to emanate from the palms of the hands for healing purposes.  Mikao Usui used this method for the practitioner to have the kinesthetic experience during the healing, otherwise, all healing will be done by focusing through the mind which can be difficult for other practitioners.

We use only the intent to heal during the hands-on-healing and we allow the Reiki to do the healing. When we do the healing on others, the healee gets what it needed in healing. We only channel the healing energy and never direct it. There is very beautiful definition of Hands-on-Healing on which it is defined as a ritual of letting go of any resistance. When we let go of our resistance, we allow the Reiki to work on the highest possible healing that we can have.


Jumon and Shirushi (Mantras and Symbols) – are practiced from the Second Degree of Reiki up to the Third Degree. There are 3 symbols used and 3 mantras used on Second Degree while there is only one symbol and one mantra used in the Third Degree.


Jumon which is the mantra is also called kotodama on the Reiki Third Degre practice.  Kotodama means “word carrying spirit”.

Shirushi is the drawing of symbols as one step in a meditative state.

There had been a lot of additional Reiki Meditation developed after Hawayo Takata and they are mostly developed in the West which we called modern Reiki Meditations. They are good to know and to practice. However, be sure to know your traditional Reiki Meditations.

Meditate, Meditate, Meditate with Reiki!



References:

    Japanese Art of Reiki, Frans Stein
     Reiki Manuals - Lilian Jarales-Hewlett
     photos form google 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

On Doreen Virtue’s – New Life With Jesus

Finally, I found my time to write about Doreen Virtue. I watched the videos about her new life with Jesus last Monday – August Full Moon through one of my student-friends and fellow Lightworker. Like Doreen, I also prayed to God and Jesus to know if I should react and write or not. The message was that I should write for the benefit of my students who asked me, for those who follow Doreen and for other Lightworkers like myself.

Let me first tell you about myself. I call my work Cosmic Healing, as shown in my website naming myself as a Cosmic Healer (www.cosmichealer.net which is revisions at the moment). I practice and teach Reiki. I work with the Angels and also teach Angel Classes. I channel healing for the Earth, which I call Earth Intuitive Work, and recently I just got certified as a Fengshui Consultant. Among all these, I am an acupuncturist, practicing Chaka Acupuncture.

I grew up as a Catholic, literally in the church as – a child attending cathechism, a Student Catholic Action (SCA) member, a choir member, and a frequent visitor to Carmelite Nuns and Capuchin Seminaries. When I was in third year high school, I attended a Bible History and Facilitators’ Training together with the nuns, priests and theologians by being a part of Basic Christian Community Workers. I was the youngest in the class and was not supposed to be there, but because I was already present and it was not my fault to be there but due to some misunderstanding, I was accepted in the class. I was privileged to be taught by known theologians in our country, the Philippines.


From an early age, I have had a connection with God through the Catholic Church. I talked to Jesus, Mary, and the Saints. They appeared to me in dreams. I asked questions and they answered. I would have visions but I kept my experiences to myself, as I didn’t want anyone to doubt me.  I knew how some saints and seers suffered from persecution before being accepted. I didn’t want to go into such an ordeal at an early age.

I promised God that my life will always be according to the work of service for Him. Whatever work that I have done in my life is according to the revelation of how I would serve God. I became a social activist. I worked with the nuns and priests on socio-apostolate and had a wide exposure to serving people of different classes.

When people ask me what is my religion, I always say, “I am a Catholic, but I also practice what is good from other spiritual practices as I am beyond religion”. This means, I go to church every Sunday. I do my confessions and receive Holy Communion, I pray the rosary and read the bible. On the other hand, I also practice meditation and have been chanting “Om Mani Pad Me Hung” since I was eight years old. I practice yoga. I am an Esoteric Student who loves Jesus, Buddha, Yogananda, and all the spiritual teachers and saints.

I might be called an eclectic. Maybe, but this is because in my search for knowledge, Jesus led me to study and know God beyond religions. Maybe because "katholikos" means universal or whole or in general. At the age of 12 I wrote to my sister my childhood discovery that “all religions are one, and we are are praying to the same God.


KNOWING DOREEN VIRTUE



While Doreen Virtue has already been popular for decades, I only got to know her and her work in 2012. When we were preparing for the Angel-Reiki Retreat, one of my students asked me if I knew Doreen Virtue, and I said, “ No”. Since I was told that Doreen is a popular angel healer, I researched to know about her. I openly endorsed Doreen this year when she did her Angel Summit. I even thought of getting her courses but I realized it would be just getting her name more than the course since I am already teaching Angel Classes… so I did not pursue. I have nothing against her work; it is just that I want to learn more.

My Message for Doreen

For Doreen, I am so happy that you have found Jesus and are realizing more of His presence. I am happy that you are enjoying love and life in being with a church or organized religion. I am happy that you are living with your truth.
I know that by this time, a lot of people are happy for you, while others are confused and some have felt betrayed. We cannot deny that there are others who are so happy to use your pronouncement against the so called new age spirituality. My message concerns the confusion that your statement may have caused for your followers, and I hope that this message will guide you in amending some of your future statements, so as to avoid any such confusion.

There are several points that I wish to tell you:

First, organized religions are ways for people to know God. It is also an avenue where one experiences community and belongingness. Each religion has its own charism, attending to the needs of the congregation. Each religion depicts a level of consciousness of the people.

The problem with organized religion arises when a church creates a dogma that is meant to preserve a status of dominance over the people or against other religions. In this case, the religion acts as an institution rather than an avenue for spirituality.

The truth is that when one really seeks God through a religion, one will find LOVE and realizes that God is beyond each religion. God is above all religions, and therefore is not confined by any religion.  We are all familiar with the saying that “Christ did not form Christianity nor Buddha Buddhism.” It is the need of man to be together and to form unity, which created the religions.

Your act Doreen of going into an organized religion is an act of finding a belongingness. This is like a  person who never experienced a community during childhood and then found it later in life. There is nothing wrong with this. Perhaps this is what you need now. What seems to be not right is your comparing your newly found church to others, by saying that 85%-90% of truth and openness is found in your church. Even though you said that this is your personal experience,  you are influencing or affecting others by saying it in your weekly broadcast. Your weekly broadcast is meant to influence others. This is where the fundamentalism comes in, where one finds oneself comparing and competing with others on righteousness about the Kingdom of God. Fundamentalism in the church also condemns others who belong to other religions and those who do not have one.

Please remember that God is beyond and above all religions. One can also found the 85-90% of happiness and openness in other churches, or within or without religion. I have worked with indigenous people and have found the purest hearts and strongest examples of faith in God among them, without a religion or a church. God is universal and is not confined to any religions. 

Are you now trying to promote God and spirituality within the structure of a church or you still believe in the universality of God? What ever your decision is okay. You just need to be clear with yourself and not be an instrument to attack others.

Second, Jesus is above all religions. I know you are so happy finding Jesus more with the help of your new church. I am also happy for you.  However, please know that knowing Jesus is not confined to any one religion or specific church. Jesus appears to believers and non-believers. I can give you documented cases if you need them. Jesus is also in the Quran.

Please do not go into claiming how to call the ‘real’ Jesus as if others are not calling the real one. If you continue to do this – differentiating your way of calling Jesus to others will find yourself enveloped with fear and defensiveness which is not love.  As the Bible says, the tree is known by its fruit.

Our heart knows how to call Jesus. Calling Jesus is not based on sweet, identifying words but through the heart.  Our acts will show it. I know, you said something about other entities appearing as a false Jesus. In reality, false Jesus can only be known by the message that we receive and act upon. Jesus’ message is always about unconditional love and not fostering fear or guilt. His message has an authority yet not commanding. His message gives us free-will and not blind obedience.

Third, I saw that you have a new book with the word “the real path or the real way”.  Have you been in the wrong way? Have you taught others on how to be in the wrong way? If you believe that you have put others in the wrong path, as you are now denouncing your previous work, then you have done them wrong. You owe them apologies. Maybe you should contact each one directly and give a refund to those you certified.It is not really wise to announce first to social media rather than to people who have worked with you.

Do you know the middle way? Do you now join the competition of  “which is real right way”? Will you be busy like other fundamentalist-conservative churches labeling others who do not join you as those who follow the wrong path? Please remember that unconditional love does not foster judgment. Let us not use words that divide us from others. Let us not use words that put us into self-righteousness above others.

Fourth, I understand you are giving up mediumship, tarot cards, and your beliefs with ascended masters and fairies. As you said, it is because these teachings and practices are not in the Bible or are  against Biblical teachings.  Please remember that Bible is just one of the many spiritual books and references. Let us not confine God into one book, as God speaks in many ways and many forms. It does not mean that if one practices something that is not in the Bible that it is wrong or devilish.

The Bible is a historical, symbolic, and spiritual book. This means we have to contextualize everything that is written in the bible with the awakened mind. Again, we go back to the writing that says that the “tree is known by its fruit”.  Anything that heals and bring people closer to God cannot be a work of evil. There are Truths that are not written in the Bible or should I say have been deleted from the Bible.

Spaniards used Christianity and the Bible to colonize our country (Philippines) for 300 years. The Jones Cult in Guyana used it to massacre people. Anyone can always use the Bible in different ways. Let us use it to foster understanding and not to judge other practices which bring healing and God into our lives.

On your Angel Cards: You said that your Angel Tarot Cards will still be available in Hay House until next year. You also said, that you shall not be getting proceeds from them and everything will go to fund your favorite charity. Why wait for another year to phase it out when you no longer endorse them? Let your present truth be your deciding factor not money. Money is energy. Why will you give money drawn from something that you no longer believe in to your beloved charity? Is this an act of love or a double-edged act?

Using Cards on reading: Not using Tarot Cards yet using other cards to do your reading may confuse people. This is because all cards used for guidance use the same principle of using the cards as a tool for intuition. Did you find using cards in the bible? Using cards and using Tarot cards are of the same principle. Why accept the other plain cards and denounce the tarot cards? At one point, you were trying to merge Angel Cards and Tarot Cards which is really a confusion. Now you are trying to get away from Tarot because it is not in the Bible and use non-Tarot cards. I really pray that you settle your mind and decide based on your real truth and higher guidance. I know that you made different cards based on what is closer to the hearts of the wide spiritual community that you belonged to before. Now, you are denouncing Tarot Cards and other cards you have made before because these are not accepted by your church. I understand public denouncement is a must because you are a public figure.

On Pagan Gods:  You said, that you no longer worship Pagan Gods but only God and Jesus. I am really sad with this pronouncement I can understand you but it is sad to know the nature of beliefs that you have had before. This is like repeating the conflicts that only lower human minds made – a fight between the God of Christians and non-Christians. Don’t you remember that different Pagan Gods are just the attributes of one God?

The truth is you can always stop any practice silently without a public announcement. You can stop using tarot cards, mediumship, and association to Pagan Gods silently as this is your personal decision. This silent phase out will prevent you from hurting other people who do not resonate with you but are also in spiritual journey like you. This will also stop you from being used by fundamentalist-conservative churches to attack other forms of spirituality.

Sixth, remember that organized religion is divided into conservative and progressive ones. I worked in the church for a long time. I have taught Reiki and have been a psychic consult to the progressive wing of the church. I pray for your journey.

For my students and other Lightworkers, the message is simple:




Let us accept ourselves. Know our TRUTH!

Let us accept and respect Doreen’s journey. Let us accept her difference. I wrote this to answer some questions that are directed to me and clarify things as a teacher.

While we all have human teachers, let us continue to seek our connection to the Divine Guidance in our own way. There is no right or wrong way in Love and Service. The tree is known by its fruit.

Pray for your teachers and colleagues in work. Love and protect one another.

MAY I BE FILLED LOVING KINDNESS
MAY I BE WELL, MAY I BE PEACEFUL AND EASE
MAY I BE HAPPY

MAY YOU BE FILLED LOVING KINDNESS
MAY YOU BE WELL, MAY I BE PEACEFUL AND EASE
MAY YOU BE HAPPY

MAY WE BE FILLED LOVING KINDNESS
MAY WE BE WELL, MAY I BE PEACEFUL AND EASE
MAY WE BE HAPPY



Love and Lights,

Aisa



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