When I took the Reiki level 3 course I was introduced to the Antahkarana symbol. Immediately I felt a deep, personal connection to it and felt strongly that it is meant to assist me on my own healing journey as well as others. That was my immediate reaction. My secondary reaction was reflecting on how such a beautiful and healing symbol has been distorted into something full of hatred, anger and fear.
When I learned about the history of the Antahkarana it made complete sense to me and after having my first two reactions - my third reaction was we need to get this out there. We need to inform more people about the history, the origins of such a sacred symbol. We need to work together as healers to help to remove the fear associated with it so that it can be used the way it was meant to be used. This symbol which has caused so much separation has the power to bring us together in understanding, love and compassion. Together, we take it back and we heal.
Problem is while it sounds good - I needed to face my own fears first. Not only do I feel a strong past-life connection that I know still needs healing, I am being called to use it in my practice and yet I worry about what others will think if they see it. I feel I need to hide it - out of fear that others won't understand. And really what I'm saying is that it is out of my own fear of not understanding. Of allowing my viewpoints to be shaped and influenced so heavily by society - by history - that I do not listen to or follow my own guidance. And that has been a repeated theme in my life. I do as I'm told, I follow the rules, I listen to others and I allow what's around me, rather than what's inside, to shape my beliefs.
So how in the world would I be able to work with a symbol that I myself still have unresolved fears around? And how do I step into this fear and through it so that I can become the teacher and healer that I am being called to?
There are messages and symbols, signs all around us. When we listen to what we feel we see what we know. What is before us becomes readily apparent - obvious even. And no longer does it become a matter of question but instead a matter of responsibility. A responsibility to who we are as individuals, to our life's purpose and also to the world in which we have agreed to contribute to. It is the knowing that is easy - it is the doing that matters.
So here I am - I see, I know, I feel and now I take action. I take action in my fears by reflecting, through my fears by talking about it and past my fears by sharing it with others because I am the connection. The bridge. We all are. And it is through the stepping into our own power that we are able to create a safe and healing space for all.
According to The Halls of Reiki and Reiki Rays
The Antahkarana is an ancient healing and meditation symbol that has been used in Tibet and China for thousands of years. Through clairvoyant perception, Michelle Griffith, a talented clairvoyant healer has been able to tune into the symbol and read its psychic history. According to Michelle, the symbol was first given to the people of earth during Lemurian times over 100,000 year ago. The Antahkarana was created by a counsel of Ascended Masters who are watching over the evolution of the Galaxy. They saw that the people of the earth were in trouble and needed help in re-establishing their connection with the Higher Self. They created the symbol and using a decree, imbued it with its own consciousness. Now, anyone who uses it will have the connection between the physical brain and the Higher Self.
It is the connection between our brain and our higher self. It forms a cord to these four planes.