This article by Roberta was first published in Resonance, the newsletter of the Reiki Federation, August 2014
” It is as if a God has breathed new life into Reiki.”
Laurelle Shanti Gaia
On 2 June this year I packed my car with my suitcase, some wet-weather gear, my Reiki table and a packed lunch, then drove westwards towards Glastonbury and Stonehenge.
So much was going through my mind. I was to start my preparations that evening to receive the Holy Fire ignition within the stone circle at Stonehenge.
Was I excited? Yes. Was I apprehensive? No. I was, however, wondering if the time and money invested in taking this class would be truly worth it.
The class was I about to start was the Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master class, and my teacher was William Rand, the President of the International Center for Reiki Training. It was William who, in January 2014, was guided to teach the first Holy fire Reiki class.
I initially disregarded the information I received about Holy Fire, knowing that the Reiki I already had was powerful and effective and having found Reiki to be my personal spiritual path. However, as the days went by, I was guided to read more about the Holy Fire energy and then was firmly led to take the class in June.
I already was a Master of both Usui and Karuna Reiki®, and experienced in working with the highly refined and powerful Karuna Reiki® energy in my healing practice and when I teach. So, there I was in the car, driving to Glastonbury, wondering if the Holy Fire ignition would, or could, change my life more than Reiki had already changed it.
It’s four weeks now since that day and I’ve had so much to process that I haven’t really felt able to speak about it until now. My experience with the Holy Fire has been deeply healing and full of love and joy. It feels to me like a warm and familiar feeling. Like coming home to a place where I belong and where light and love and happiness are the norm, not a state acquired by my own effort. For me, Holy Fire simplifies and strengthens Reiki healing. Since my ignition, I know the Holy Fire is with me all the time, and always will be. It comes from a higher level of consciousness and connects me more directly to the Source.
Over the last four weeks, many memories have come into my mind. They don’t stay, but I know that the emotions attached to them are being healed and released. Things are slotting into place and I feel lighter within. The symptoms of a physical concern I had have disappeared and physically I feel more alive and full of energy. I have been working on my own healing for many, many years and over the past four weeks, I feel such a great sense of release. It fills me full of joy.
The change that most stands out to me, is the love I now feel in my heart. It has grown in warmth and depth. It just feels wonderful.
Although the Holy fire ingnitions are given only at Master level, there is a Holy Love meditation which anyone can experience and get a taste of the Holy Fire energy. I deliver it at talks and workshops, and also at our Reiki shares and it has brought about wonderful experiences.
Holy Fire also enhances Reiki 1&2 and Advanced Reiki attunements, so even if you are not ready to become a Reiki Master, you could retake your current level of attunement and upgrade and enhance your Reiki healing energy.
Why is it called Holy Fire? The use of the work holy in the name Holy Fire is not religious in meaning. The root meaning of the word holy is to be whole and complete, and this is how it is used in Holy Fire. Holy fire is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.
I am so glad I took the class and received the Holy Fire; it was worth all that I put in to it, and more. I worked with wonderful Reiki masters from all over the world and shared this amazing experience and this new and loving energy with them all, receiving support, deep healing, love and connectedness.
Is this energy for you? I can’t say what is right for anyone else, but what I would say is, just keep your mind and your heart open, ask for guidance from the highest power and you will be shown what is right for you.
Blessings to you all in love and in light.
Roberta Campbell Kipling
Director of Healing Light
June 30 2014