I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Be Kind....

What a wonderfully simple task for us all...to be kind.

My friend has begun studying reiki healing. I looked it up, on Wikipedia (where else!) so that I could talk intelligently about it with her and share her interest if not her experience.

My friend wants to learn how to treat or "heal" her dogs, who are still beautiful and so loving but have perhaps begun to feel their age. If my own beloved doggy was still with me, I would want to learn too; I would have done anything in my power to ease his final weeks. Perhaps reiki could have helped him when all my outpourings of love and grief were not enough, will never be enough.

This is an excerpt from Wiki, I am hoping it is fairly correct! If not, the thoughts still are wise and good, I am thinking.

"Usui...summarized a set of ethical principles, which later became known as Reiki  Principles Many Reiki teachers and practitioners aim to abide by these five principles, one translation of which is:
'The secret method of inviting good fortune.
The marvelous medicine for all sickness

Just for today: 

                *Do not be angry
           *Do not worry
           *Be grateful
           *Work with integrity
           *Be kind to others and to yourself.
Every morning and every night...
speak these words out loud in your heart.'"

I am never a believer or a follower or an acolyte---anyone who knows me at all will know this. But just as I find constant inspiration in the beach and dunes and winds and ocean, in the sunsets and full moon and starlight of each season---I am touched by these words of a long-ago Japanese healer.
I will remember the words. And try to listen.

Peace and Joy.....

                                               sunny days last forever...

Happy New Year!