This question came from one of my Level 2 Reiki Students - they are in their 3rd week of the material, and have not yet received their formal "attunement" to the Second Degree, nor have they been introduced to the Distance Healing Symbol (although that is their next lesson).
The past two days I've been kind of having very interesting but weird phenomena, time feels different. Almost like I'm not realizing how fast it's going, and At times certain things trigger a massive premonition or feeling of out of body and being in a different dimension, but one that I know. It feels like a premonition and then makes me nauseous. It's kinda weird I must say. I don't know have you ever experienced this or could give me some advice?
Some people, like this student, benefit greatly from the lengthier learning process, because there is time for gradual integration of the energies, and so many great opportunities for self-inquiry and mentorship. If you have symptoms like these while you are learning Reiki, or shortly after your attunement process, you may benefit from reading the response below.
Although alarming, I can assure you that you are experiencing heightened intuition and psychic sensitivity as your system attunes to the Level 2 energy / techniques that are used to clear blockages through/across time. You are, at this level, deepening and "setting" the energy that is Reiki. It is already moving through you - but you will master it and hone it for deeper healing at this level.
The palm is a reflection of our life’s landscape, with its lines moving like rivers. The land affects these lines as much as the lines affect the land, so both are interpreted in tandem. Lynn Noel puts this relationship beautifully in her expression of love for Canada’s rivers:
“The river moves from land to water to land, in and out of organisms, reminding us what native peoples have never forgotten: that you cannot separate the land from the water, or the people from the land.” (Lynn Noel, Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers)
Venus, the Life Line, and the Lines of Influence are read in relationship to one other, each carrying the energy of the other in a different way. More specifically, they speak to the interrelatedness of our state of heart, root, relationships, and vitality.
Overview and Locations
The Lines of Influence:
The Lines of Influence exist within the Venus Mount, running across its plane. These lines represent loved ones – those strong enough an influence in one’s heart to be carried on their palm. Some have a couple lines, while others have many. They are read for their quantity, depth, and influence on the Life Line. Frequently, these lines cross our Life Line, suggesting loved ones are literally crossing our chi and vitality. Read more about this in the next section.
Interpreting Distinguishing Markers
Large: Emphasizes all qualities of Venus and the importance of their well-functioning due to increased influence on all other areas of life. For these people, home is their castle and a disruption in home, heart, or family can disrupt other areas of life such as career, hobbies, and overall mood.
Flat: Emphasizes the need for more privacy and personal space in relationships, sharing the role in family with role in all other areas. Look to mounts that are larger (e.g., Luna / Jupiter) for a sense of priority. Note that this does not mean that they are less committed or loving, simply that they balance the home and family life with areas outside of the home or family.
Red: Healthy vitality, energized heart and root, increases likelihood of health in home and in relationships. Look to Lines of Influence for confirmation.
Pale: Lower energy in heart and home, pointing to a need for rejuvenation and replenishment of heart and root chakras. Look to Lines of Influence and Life Line for further information about the depth of concern and influence on their chi.
Life Line Depth
Deep: Strong chi, vitality and life force.
Light: Could benefit from immune boosting and chi-enhancing activities, as their vitality is more run down. Look to Lines of Influence and markers along the life line for key transitions and changes in line depth / quality of chi.
Also watch for: Breaks, Islands, and its Relationship with the rest of the hand.
In discussions with my palmistry students about the importance of knowing your own biases when doing a reading, I've pointed out what I call William Benham's "anti-lunar bias". While Benham's work certainly had a major part in bringing palmistry from a realm reserved for psychics and cons to a more scientific field of inquiry in the late 1800's, he had a clear bias against people with strong Lunar Mounts, seeing them as unreliable, irrational, weak, and moody. There was a clear discomfort and rejection of the parapsychological, which reminds me of a quote by William McDougall:
"Men of science are afraid lest, if they give an inch in this matter, the public will take an ell and more. They are afraid that the least display of interest or acquiescence on their part may promote a great outburst of superstition on the part of the public, a relapse into a belief in witchcraft, necromancy and the black arts generally, with all the moral evils which must accompany the prevalence of such beliefs. For they know that it is only through the faithful work of men of science through recent centurries that these distressing beliefs have been in a large measure banished from a small part of the world."
Now when we look at Einstein's Head Line, we see multiple branches, giving the line two different "fork" endings. One fork ends in the middle of the percussion side of the hand, and the other dips down into the Lunar Mount. Interestingly, forks indicate the literary arts. The upper fork indicates more logical, technical writing, and the Lunar fork indicates writing in a more abstract, inspired, creative realm.
From this, we can deduce that Einstein thought from a very logical AND intuitive space. Due to the connection of his Head Line with the Lunar Mount, we can deduce that his thinking and his intuition were connected, perhaps even say inseparable. Interestingly, he quoted as much:
There is another thing to note, which highlights one of the patterns I see frequently in palmistry, and eludes to the fear of the mysteries among many scientists.
Can you see the deep line that cuts right across Luna towards Venus / the Life Line?
Some palmists say that this is an allergy line, but I’ve noticed that it also occurs when people literally cut off their intuitive self due to fear / insecurities with the mysteries. Note that the Head Line dips low into Luna, but not past this "Fear" line crossing Luna, creating the effect of literally cutting of the thinking from going any deeper, and also leaving a realm of the unknown, untapped.
Was Einstein afraid of the world his mind could not enter? Or was it his fear of the depths that prevented him from marrying science and mysticism at an even deeper level than what he already did in his career?
Melanie is a Reiki Master, Certified in Kundalini & Hatha Yoga, and has been a palmist for 20 years. Proud supporter of Yoga Village, co-founder of the Inner Arts Collective, and Communications Director for the Toronto Organization Development Network.