May 8th 2015
Today’s daily reading is a little bit different. I have chosen to do a Reiki Reading. The message of the Universe that materializes in our hands. The symbol is the archetypical message that goes beyond the barriers of the mind to arrive directly to our being.
The first Reiki Principle is “Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.” Webster dictionary defines gratitude as the state of being thankful. If we stop to think about our many blessings, we would naturally gravitate to the positive aspects of our lives. We appreciate love, beauty, inspiration, accomplishments, good health, and much more. We can truly be thankful when we can claim them as our own.
It can sometimes be difficult to pay much attention to gratitude, particularly when we are ill or there are difficult things happening in our lives and in the world. We may be tempted to think there is nothing to be grateful for. Our tendency is to focus our attention on the negative. This is damaging to our minds and our bodies. In order to promote healing, we must begin to shift our perception to appreciation of the good things in our lives.
So when we give thanks for our many blessings, give thanks for the hardships, as well as the positives. Those hardships help to make us better people when we learn from them. They help us be more patient, compassionate, loving, and peaceful. Reiki helps us open to the lessons of life that strengthen us as individuals. The first Reiki Principle is a wonderful reminder for us to stop and check in on ourselves.