After introducing ourselves to one another in my Reiki Level II class;
our lovely, soft spoken Reiki Master shared that we would be learning to
give distance healing to others and have the ability to use Reiki to heal
past and future experiences. In the Art of Japanese Usui Reiki Healing
Rei means-Universal/Spiritual Wisdom and Ki-means-The Life Energy.
Now Reiki is not a religious art it is a universal healing and scientific
art where the chakras become cleansed and can be aligned by therapeutic
touch. The healing “love” energy is pure and can be passed from the
practitioner to the patient even when the hands are not directly
on the body.
After learning of the new distant healing techniques our classroom
was a buzz with excitement and I said-“Wow, we really do have the
force.” A discussion in-sued and a former student now fellow student
of Reiki said he believed that Star Wars was a very Spiritual Saga
and that the undertones contained very strong and universal messages.
Of course; as coincidence or the source would have it my family had
been watching all of the films in the series over the past months-in
order and I had perceived the films from a more grounded and
spiritually connected place. I made the decision to research and
explore these connections for the this epic day 40; so while we were
watching Star Wars III yesterday I fervently scrawled down all of the
connections I witnessed throughout the film. Did George Lucas have
some connection spiritually to the story he weaved; one of the most
memorable film series that moulded people of all ages around the
globe. What was it about the series that sparked all people-from atheists
to the most devout Christians (there is a following of Christians online).
Was it the sizably epic battle between good and evil? The mystical nature
of The Force (both dark and light)? Was it the personal journey of the
characters that appealed to people? How trauma could cause someone to
become innately evil (Anni-Darth) or impenetrably heroic (Luke/Yoda/Obi Wan).
In some of the interviews that follow, George Lucas confirms the idea of
a universally spiritual undertone and message. Since he called this “The Force”
and did not make references to “God” or “Allah” or “Buddha”-he initiated
a meaningful viewing experience that focused on a desire for the innately good
(the Light Side of the Force) to prevail. Now any religion could interpret Star
Wars and make it fit their religious terminology. That was the point-George
Lucas wanted to be able to have audiences all over the globe-receive and
connect to the humanity within the films. He says in the interview below
that he left the films open to interpretation but embedded messages and
experiences that could move and connect all people no matter what their
religious affiliation or cultural norm. When Luke went to the forest to learn
from his master he was experiencing a vision quest-which is a shamanic
journey that Native Americans have gone on for centuries to connect with
their spiritual side.
If I compare “The Force” to living life as a very empathic and connected
person I can see the connections to both the light and dark side. I am
able to sense the innate goodness and light in people and can also
feel the darkness and penetrative negativity that oozes out of
psychic vampires (evil people). I try so very hard to not let the
darkness consume me but this is a skill I am still learning to deflect.
The gift of Reiki (my Force) has begun to give me the tools to protect
and heal my energy so that it is not hunted by others or if they do
penetrate the veil I can reconstruct myself and balance my energy
It is wonderful to have my eyes opened once again-the debris is
beginning to clear and I hope that I may keep the force with me.
“May the Force be With You Brothers and Sisters!”