Releasing Ritual for 2017


To transform old energy, I am writing down on slips of paper the things that were obstacles, challenges, frustrations and disappointments.  They go into the pile to be burned.  I’m not saying that I didn’t learn from those things, and will continue to learn from them, but they didn’t necessarily help the forward motion of light and love in the world.  So they are to get turned into something new that can be beneficial to the planet at this time.

For instance, I have had to deal with various mean-spirited and self-centered people this year who take no responsibility for lashing out and dumping their anger onto me.  Being the sensitive individual that I am, I can’t help but be effected.

I have spent my whole adult life as a counselor and Reiki practitioner cultivating compassion and being considerate, to the best of my ability.  However, when someone has been verbally abusive or expressing repulsive statements to me, that is not my responsibility to own.  I define my boundaries and witness their bad behavior from my own perspective.  This is my world, this is theirs.  I am sorry they have not had the opportunity, willingness or otherwise to see things in a different light, but I am not responsible for their bad behavior.

The following is a guideline for how I begin to transform the accumulated energetic debris through the release ritual:

1.  On one slip of paper I write what needs to be released from my energy field.  In this instance: ‘ Bad Behavior of Mean-Spirited Person/People’.

2. Then I say out loud: “I burn away your attempt to harm me and in it’s place I receive the Universal love and light and support that is Reiki”.  I burn the slip of paper.

3.  Finally, I say:  “Reiki has no judgement, it only honors and respects the practitioner and receiver.  I allow myself to receive that love and light. It is non-judgemental and only seeks to raise my vibration.  It does not take away from me but adds to my being.  In that I have the opportunity to move toward wholeness.  I promote my own self-healing.  I turn away from your direct attack and step aside into the flow.  In the flow is peace, truth, my essence.  These are eternal and nothing you can do or say can effect that integrity.  This is my power.  You cannot effect my essence.  I am a Divine Being of Light on this Planet and with that knowing of my own personal truth, you cannot prevent me from shining that into the world.  My choice is compassion and benevolence.  I bestow peace and love.  I bestow peace and love.  I am sorry you cannot see or honor that, but I walk the path released in that Truth.”

For each obstacle, disappointment or frustration that is still within my energy field (it’s an extensive inventory for the year, believe me!), I tailor steps 1-3 accordingly.

But as I’m doing the inventory, I might find that there were some of those things that were helpful after all, so they might just need further integration.  And of course, in doing the inventory, there are many things that contributed to light, love and abundance.

I write all these things, the things that still need integration or the things that were very positive on slips of paper and put them in a ‘Blessing Bowl’.  It’s a bowl I have made in mt pottery studio.  In the next year I will be creating bowls for purchase through my pottery studio.

Those statements in the Blessing Bowl receive the Divine Light of Reiko for the new year ahead and for greater transformation and evolution.

Copyright 2016 Eileen Dey Wurst


Good guys do win-a story of support for a bullied bus driver

This story strikes a nerve with me.  When I was in elementary school, being as sensitive as I am, a lot of kids were not nice.  I’m sorry this bus driver had to endure the abuse she did, but the support she received is inspiring.

A former bus driver, who in her senior years works as a bus monitor, sat patiently through ten minutes of relentless and brutal bullying by middle school kids on her route.

Now the video has gone viral and an online social media community has rallied together to support her and raise the money to send her on a vacation.

As is normal for the Reddit website, users were inspired to donate and within 24 hours the total surpassed $160,000 — and soars higher every minute, as more people watch the video and sympathize with the blue-collar senior. Max Sidorov created the fundraising page and has provided all the contact details and updates that ensure the effort is not a scam.

The video of Karen Huff Klein, who works in the school district in Greece, N.Y. where the bullying students are “facing strong disciplinary actions”, reached the Reddit community yesterday, where there arose this post from a user named, razorsheldon:

“As awful as this was, there was a silver lining in not only the universal condemnation of the actions of these kids, but also in a call for support for this poor woman. She has been a widow for 17 years, has lived in the same town she grew up in and is about to have her 50th high school reunion in the same school district, and deserves so much better than the actions shown by those in this video. Let’s show her that there are still good people out there.”

Media attention locally has been swift and while one reporter was at Karen’s home, several flower deliveries were being sent.

While you may want to search out the original video documenting the ten-minute shower of hate she received — being called fat, sweaty, poor, and stupid, accented by so many curse words and f-bombs — the 68-year-old bus monitor kept extraordinarily calm and mostly unresponsive, except to give them advice : “If you don’t have anything good to say, you shouldn’t say anything.”

“I tried to ignore them,” she told a Democrat and Chronicle news producer. But she does hope the bullying students will learn a valuable lesson.

[UPDATE: Just while posting this, the total has soared past $172,000. Also, in a Pay-it-forward moment, someone created a fundraising page to thank MAX for doing all this for Karen!]

Here’s the video of her interview:

Posted 6/21/2012 by Good News Network


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