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.
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