Yes, it’s pretentious but I like the distinction. We’re not talking about crayons and paste here, we’re talking about the fine and subtle art of recognizing and consciously manipulating the various vibrations and energies that surround us. The same energies that we ignore and allow to manipulate us most of the time. The Artist sees every choice and action they make as a stroke of color on the canvas of their lives. When those colors are used with discipline and intention, they can create a masterpiece.
I can’t recognize most of those energies. I can channel some of them, a little, sometimes, but I’m not a medical intuitive or psychic surgeon. I can’t read auras or palms or the stars. I can listen. I can open myself up to my intuition and I can commit myself to serving the highest good of all concerned.
I really wish that I was Christie Marie Sheldon, who can apparently see and remove blocks from your energy field within minutes of meeting you. It’s just a gift. She’s been able to do it forever. …sigh…
Or Donna Eden who can see and correct imbalances along the bodies energetic meridians, like a human acupuncture needle. Or any one of many others with gifts for seeing and healing with these energies.
But I won’t lie and tell you that I’m special. I’m not. I had to invent my own method specifically because I can’t yet see the energies that other people assure me are there. I went through the Reiki training, I even became a Reiki Master Teacher because I was able to skip up the levels without having to demonstrate any actual ability to impact a target at all. In my personal opinion, Reiki benefits greatly from the placebo effect. Now don’t get me wrong, that’s still an effect and it’s non-toxic, all-natural, organic, so I’m all for it. It just wasn’t allowing me to make the impact I wanted to make on people’s lives.