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I Will Do My Work Honestly

5 Principles Of Reiki - #4 Just For Today, I Will Do My Work Honestly

Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese healing art administered by the “laying on of

hands” and the transfer of healing energy. The term Reiki is a combination of rei meaning life and ki, meaning energy. As an alternative medicine, Reiki is considered energywork using spiritually guided life force energy.

Reiki Principles - Dr. Mikao Usui, the founding father of Reiki taught his students the 5 Reiki Principles, also called Reiki Ideals or Reiki Precepts. Usui based these principles on the teachings of the Meiji Emperor of Japan and intended them to be a pattern for living a life of peace and harmony.

#4 Just For Today, I Will Do My Work Honestly

Life’s Work - This principle has several interpretations depending on translations, it can be read as “I will live my life honestly”, referring to your “life’s work”. Live an honest life, be true to yourself and be truthful to others. Avoid deception and hiding from yourself, or hiding your true self from others. If you are truthful in all aspects of your life, then you have a strong foundation on which to build your life.

There are students and Masters that assume the word “work” refers to our paid work, our career or job. However many see a greater sense of “work” as referring to all that we do, our physical and spiritual work. Again, your Life’s Work.

Regardless of your interpretation, always ask yourself “did I do my best today?” Answer honestly. The question does not imply or require perfection, but did you give 100%, did you do all that you could do in all that you do?

When you are honest with yourself, you will realize that you occasionally overestimate or underestimate your own abilities and talents. Be realistic and honest about your abilities and recognise that there is always room improvement. In the presence of others we tend to present ourselves as smarter, more talented, even more wealthy than we truly are in order to overcome what we perceive as inadequacies. This dishonesty only leads to complications and problems.

The greatest benefit of living an honest life is freedom of fear and anxiety of being found out, of being caught in a lie. The dishonest person must tell lies to cover or explain away other lies. You have no need to do this, you speak and act honestly with an open heart. Through your honesty you will build trusting and lasting relationships in both your personal life and your “work” life.

Dishonest people are surrounded by a huge “cloud” of negative energy. The more honest you are, the more positive energy will be given off and received. Living honestly does not protect you from life’s challenges and trials, but you work through them honestly and with an openness that creates harmony that allows opportunities and solutions to open before you.

If you are honest with yourself and others, the Universe will also respond honestly and provide what you require to learn and develop as a spiritual person. You choose to live a life of honesty and honor, and when you work, you work hard and you give your best.

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