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Reiki Master Diane Lynn Gelinas, M.S.W., C.H.

104 Douglas Drive, Candia, NH 03034
(603) 483-0132

March 2006


Love Letters

Valentine's Day has come and gone.  Whether you celebrate this holiday or not it always is a good idea to be reminded of the importance of showing, expressing and offering love.  That is the one thing we can do on a daily basis that will offer healing to ourselves, others and the world.  When someone has unkind words or treatment of you this month, send them love - either a prayer, distance Reiki or a loving thought.  Let's take the month of March to continue on the Valentine's Day message and live it every day this month.  As you all know, if we do something for a month is will often become a habit so then this will become every day period.

In addition to thoughts and Reiki, I would like to suggest that you take your calendar out when you are reading this newsletter and mark down a name of someone for every day of the month of March.  If you don't know thirty one people, then put some people down several times.  Most importantly, put people on your calendar list that our your teachers.  The people that hurt us, betray us, or are unkind are our best teachers.  If we extend love to them we experience the deepest kind of healing.  What difference do we make in the world if we only extend love to the people that love us.  We need to take it a step further. 

When you have a name for each day, then send a love letter to that person.  It could be an email card, a Greeting Card you buy, or better yet a hand written note.  Most importantly, on the first day you do this, make sure YOUR name is on the top of the list.  That is right - write a love letter to yourself.  Loving yourself, forgiving yourself, accepting yourself on a daily basis is crucial for us to evolve, and learn to love and heal others.  Students that have done this assignment and then read their love letters daily as a ritual have found immense healing.  Give it a try.

Psychiatrist George Ritchie in his book "Return from Tomorrow,"  tells the story of Wild Bill.

"Wild Bill was an inmate of one of the concentration camps, but he seemed like he wasn't there for a long time, as his posture was straight, his eyes bright and his energy high.  Wild Bill worked fifteen or more hours a day, while the rest of us were dropping with fatigue.  One day I learned that he was there for six years.  He had the same starvation diet as the rest of us, slept in the same disease-ridden barracks, but without the same deterioration.  Wild Bill was the camp's greatest assets, always spreading love and forgiveness.  "It is not easy for them to forgive," I told Bill one day.  Then I heard his story.

"We lived in the Jewish section of Warsaw he stated.  My wife, our two daughters and our three little boys.  When the German's reached our streets they lined everyone against a wall and opened up with machine guns.  I begged to be allowed to die with my family, but because I spoke German they put me in a work camp as a translator.  I had to decide right then whether to let myself hate the soldiers who had done this.  It was an easy decision really.  I was a lawyer.  In my practice I had seen too often what hate could do to people's minds and bodies.  Hate had just killed the six people who mattered most to me in the world.  I decided then and there that I would spend the rest of my life - whether it was  a few days or many years - loving every person I came in contact with."

Love Heals



Thoughts for the Month


"Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves the tides and gravity, We shall harness for God the energies of Love.  Then of the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire"

Theilhard de Chardin


"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem.

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake.  A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.  If only we could love enough we would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."

Emmet Fox: The Sermon on the Mount


"I am convinced that unconditional love is the most powerful known stimulant of the immune system"

Dr. Bernie Siegel


"Pure love asks for nothing but peace for a brother, knowing that only in that way can we be at peace ourselves...

We Love purely when we release other people to be who they are..."

Forgiveness is "selective remembering" - a conscious decision to focus on love and let the rest go."

Excerpts from a "Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson

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