Love not hate will win
With all the terrible events that have happened over the last few months, it's even more important to be compassionate to ourselves and others. This precept is perhaps the most ill-used and yet in every aspect of Reiki and it's roots, compassion is the foreground of all the other precepts as it is in each one.
Do not bear anger.
for anger is an illusion (being compassionate to yourself, there will be no anger).
Do not be worried.
Fear is a distraction (compassion to yourself, there will be no worry).
Show compassion to yourself and others. This is the centre of your essence.
Compassion in any of the Reiki precepts and esoteric teachings and translations is always at the end because it is the Reiki Precepts.
It is sometimes very difficult to feel compassion for people who harm and kill, the compassion is for the victims. We are at war at the moment, not a conventional war, but a war nonetheless, no one knows what to do or how to act in these situations.
The horror overrides everything, but, if we find ourselves beginning to hate, we will help no one and there will be a 'tit for tat' situation which has already happened in the Muslim community in London.
We must dig very deep into our true nature and feel love not hate, or we will become just like the terrorists, that must not happen. Bringing compassion into our heart and mind will be the answer in the end.
Being our true nature is steeped in the ancient teachings of Reiki, all of us who are guided by our Reiki practice will understand.
About the author
Jenny Newman is a graduate teacher of the International House of Reiki and has been teaching for thirteen years. Jenny continues to study every year with her teacher Frans Steine, and through this study and research, she has gone to a very deep level within the system of Reiki, teaching the ancient and traditional Japanese perspective.
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