A Candle in a Wilderness of Uncertainty

by Renee Bedard

It is easy to get caught up in the panic of the moment as we try to navigate the global health crisis that we are in. Being unsure of what will come next, feeling overwhelmed, confused, and afraid are natural reactions to have while we are experiencing something that we never had to face personally. Yet, the fear of the unknown can hinder us and our ability to move forward. It takes away the power that we do have in the toughest of situations. We as healers and witches, can look into a sea of uncertainly and recognize the power, strength, and hope that we do have to weave our way into understanding, even if it is on a moment to moment basis.

Right now, so many are feeling the weight of this crisis. I know for myself; I struggle at times to find the words to express what I am feeling. As healers and witches, we rely on the connections we share with others. We understand the importance of eye contact, holding another’s hand, and what is expressed when we share such energy with another. It is a true connection. There is a magick that ignites between two souls. Much like Reiki energy, it is a divine energy with intelligence and an unapologetic love. It is a love that will take us and shelter us, no matter what we have done. It moves us to bear witness to the other and hold them within such sacred and loving grace. Reiki energy moves to where it is needed within a space that is open to it. Are you in such a space to receive such love, compassion, and grace to help facilitate your healing?

With the world moving through such a transition, we crave what we find familiar. It makes us feel safe and offers stability. Whether it is a daily routine, devotionals, self-reiki or a cup of tea, we need something that keeps us from feeling lost and afraid. For me, it has been my candles. A simple act to many, yet it is one that is familiar and sacred. By striking the match, an instant spark ushers light into the darkness, warmth to alleviate the cold, and blesses us with hope that we will be able to illuminate something within us that is yet unknown. In this heart space that we all find ourselves sharing in this moment, I offer this light to you. May you be comfort. May you be peace. May you embrace the love that you are. May you foster these connections within yourself so you may encourage the light within another. We are all candles with warm and gentle flames glowing bright in a wilderness of uncertainty.

Be well,
Renee Bedard

Renee Bedard is a Mystery School student and a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner. She co-leads the monthly Reiki Shares at the Temple of Witchcraft in Salem, NH. If you would like to take part in the Reiki Share, please send an email to register at templereikishare@gmail.com.

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