Friday, 23 August 2013

Reiki precept - Earn your living honestly

Welcome back to the series on Reiki Precepts. This weeks blog is discussing the precept "Earn your living honestly". There are also various translations which are similar to "Work hard".  On a superficial level, this sounds so simple. However if we delve a little deeper, there are so many layers to this precept.  

Earning a living can mean all types of work; not just your day to day paid employment. How about your day to day tasks; self development with daily Reiki practice, household chores, family responsibilities. 

Earn = money. There are some schools of thought who believe we shouldnt charge for Reiki. However, there are also beliefs that Usui himself realised there had to be an exchange of energy when offering Reiki to beggars. If, as a therapist, I have spent money training and developing my practice; should you not pay for my time?  
How about the people and places we associate with as part of our daily living. How we spend our time impacts the way we live our lives.  

How do you perceive your "living". Do you work diligently?  I'd love to discuss this with you further so let me know your comments below. 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Be grateful

Hello and welcome back to the third instalment of the blogs based on the Reiki precepts.  This blog post is based on the precept ‘Be Grateful’.

I find ‘being grateful’ is an amazing gift.  We could all moan and complain we don’t have enough money/time/friends/possessions …. Turn this concept around and I’m grateful I have enough money to live comfortably, I’ve been given the blessing of time with my family, I am loved and surrounded by family and friends.  I’m even grateful for having cancer; it was a life changing reminder to take every day as a blessing, to not take anything for granted and the opportunity to learn Reiki and help other people.  Being grateful for the littlest things every day reminds me what a fantastic life I am lucky enough to have. 

Some of the translations of the Reiki precepts have ‘Be Humble’ as the third precept.  These are similar sentiments; humble and grateful.  With Reiki, the practitioner doesn’t provide the energy, we are just a channel.  New clients are often amazed and ask how we acquired this ‘power’.  It can be difficult to clarify and it is honest and humble to explain that we merely provide a conduit for your body/mind/spirit to use Reiki as a trigger to heal yourself.  Reiki helps to provide a safe, calm and relaxing environment for healing to take place.

Reiki does not claim to cure; Reiki reminds us to remain humble and believe the outcome is for the greater good.  There is no room for arrogance and pride, Reiki helps us to serve others.

As always, I am grateful you have spent the time to read this blog.  If you have any questions or comments, please chat to me below.

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