Be Kind to others…(I am compassionate to myself and others)

compassionAnd so we come to the 5th Reiki Principle: There are many versions of this principle:

  • Give thanks for every living thing
  • Be kind to others
  • Be thankful for the many blessings
  • Show gratitude for all living things

These are all saying the same thing, just using different words.

Before giving a Reiki treatment we can say thank you to life for being used as a channel for healing. We are not separate from other living beings but interconnected through Universal Life Energy – humans, animals and plants.

Being aware of this, we allow compassion and love to come into our lives. This is what kindness means. It is another form of love, compassion and respect for each other.

In this day and age, there is so much that we tend to take for granted, but there are many things in life, both big and small, to be grateful for; our own body, our health, good food, the beauty of nature, or the joy of a child.

As we become more aware of how precious and spontaneous life is, we can appreciate life itself and existence; and we can feel grateful for each new event in the sense of “Thy will be done”. Then the whole of life becomes a prayer.

self compassionIn our growth and awareness let us adopt gentleness, kindness, and consideration for all of God’s creatures. Respect for life is respect for the divine Wisdom and love inherent in all creations from the God-force. All matter radiates sound and light.

Mother earth is a living, breathing creation of the Divine. She is linked to humanity as humanity is linked to Mother Earth. We cannot deface her nor others without suffering the consequences of our unconscious actions. So, let us become aware of the needs of Mother Earth and the needs of humanity through respect, compassion and love.

In love, light and Harmony

Sue

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Honour Your Guardians, Teachers and Elders…

honourHi Everyone

The third Reiki principle states that we need to honour our parents, teachers and elders. Another version states: “Show gratitude to every living thing”.

Reiki is the energy of unconditional love. We know that all come from the same source and that there are only different expressions of forms and levels of energy vibration. Any positive energy directed to ourselves or others helps to heal. In a way we are all students and teachers of one another as we grow up. We share experiences with each other, we learn, we love, and we support each other. This principle is about letting every situation in life teach you something.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for
tomorrow.” – Melodie Beattie

We should show respect to those who gave us life. Even if the relationship is not a good one, we should adopt an attitude of respect because in this way there is a greater probability of resolving negative feelings on either side.
Many people are our teachers. They may be older or younger than us. It is important to acknowledge teaching when we receive it, even if it is just inwardly to ourselves.

To care about them, to love and respect them is to honour them in the right way.

“For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.” – Clarence E.
Hodges

With love and blessings always

Sue

 

I’ve got joy deep down in my heart…Let’s access it!

Heart chakraThe year has begun and what better way to start it than with a loving gift to yourself. We could all do with a little more joy in our lives. Sometimes the stresses and worries of everyday life can seem overwhelming. By connecting deeply with our emotional heart we can learn to relax and celebrate life.

Joy is a quality of the heart that happens when your body, mind and heart all function in harmony. When you are joyful your body is relaxed, your mind is calm and your heart is overflowing with energy, love and peace.

1. Sit relaxed with your eyes closed. Breathe deeply a few times and sigh on each out breath.

2. Place your hands on the middle of your chest and bring to mind a past or current situation that has caused or is causing you pain or suffering. Breathe in and welcome the feeling. If tears come, just let them happen. Accept any emotion that arises and allow yourself to move deeply into the simple energy of the feeling, without the mind putting labels or judgements on it.

3. Then, as you breathe out, reconnect with a feeling of peace, love or joy. Allow the out breath to carry the blessings of peace, joy and love.

(This meditation is taken from the following book: Reiki for Emotional Healing by: Tanmaya Honervogt)

The Reiki Principles…How do I understand them?…

reiju and attunementsThe Reiki Principles are an important part of Reiki learning. Mikao Usui, the founder of the system of healing called Reiki, had this to say about the 5 principles:
“The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings, The Spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses
For today only, do not anger,
do not worry.
Do your work with appreciation.
Be kind to all people.
In the morning and at night hold your hands in prayer, repeat these words out loud and in your heart.
For the improvement of body and mind.”
Usui Spiritual Healing Method
The Founder Mikao Usui

Take a moment to view this video which was put together by Antoinette Emerson. It explains these principles in lovely quotes by famous authors and spiritual leaders. Enjoy.