Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Of the five Reiki principles Dr. Mikao Usui blessed us with, this one is perhaps the most challenging.
Because to be kind to every living thing means to treat all living beings with the utmost respect and honor, including – and this person can tend to get lost by the wayside sometimes – Yourself.
So many Reiki So practitioners get into the field because they want to help the world transition to a more heart-centered place and to help pave the way for this new age we’re entering.
Because of this, we can often find it so easy to, “Give, give give.” But remember, giving and receiving is the same energy. It’s all about flow. If you deplete yourself and have nothing left, then not only will your ability to send Reiki suffer, but you will as well.
And we as human beings during this magical time on Earth are not here to suffer. We’re here to wake up, to, “Wake up and take off the makeup”, as my beloved Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the West, said.
Besides, all you need to do honestly as a Reiki practitioner is raise your own vibration anyway. Even if you never did Reiki on another living thing, but sent Reiki to your beautiful self every day for the rest of your life, that would be enough. When we raise our frequency, others’ frequencies are raised as well simply by virtue of being around us.
So… just for today… only for the rest of the day… take a stab at being nothing but kind to yourself, would you?
And if you find yourself failing at this – which as humans, we’re likely to do, there’s perfection in the imperfection – have compassion for yourself. Laugh it off and start again. Compassion and kindness are pretty similar words after all.