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.
With love and blessings always