Sunday, October 23, 2011
"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success."
Just for today, I will do my work honestly. This is the next Reiki
Precept that we will examine. As I was thinking about the precepts as Principles to Live By,
I wanted to tie each precept in to the Jin Shin Jyutsu practice of
holding fingers to harmonize limiting beliefs and bring balance to
BE-ing. The Precepts of "I will let go of Worry" and "I will let go of Anger"
were easy to connect to the corresponding finger. Work Honestly, does
not on the surface, talk about a limiting attitude, but with a little
thought it was easy!
Just for today, I will do my work honestly. Look at the definition
of Honesty: 1. uprightness and fairness. 2. truthfulness, sincerity,
or frankness. 3. freedom from deceit or fraud. TO my way of thinking
this precept is about what Mary Burmeister refers to as Pretense,
Laughing on the outside while crying on the inside, Try-to's. This
attitude was a hard one for me until I realized that its positive
attribute is "Speak your truth, be honest with yourself and all others".
So it becomes easy to see how this precept relates to the attitude of
Pretense! Honesty is to face the truth in all things starting with
your self and the things that you choose to do with your time and
energy. It about our potenial to live an effortless reality, to do our
work with honesty and integrity, to speak our truth in all things.
The attitude of PRETENSE is destabilizing to our skeletal
structure, heart and small intestine functions. Pretense includes
feelings of insecurity, effort, selfishness, overdoing it, and cover-up
(crying on the inside while laughing on the outside). This attitude
speaks to our effort, our "trying to" do whatever. The effort that it
takes just to get through the day. This attitude tells us that there is a
conflict of desire that is incompatible with who we really are.
Pretense can manifest in a work addiction. The opposite of Pretense
is BEING. It means being true to who you really are, not who you think
others need you to be. It means speaking your own truth, speaking out.
To balance PRETENSE, HOLD the LITTLE FINGER for about 5 minutes or
until you can feel a gentle rhythmic pulsing. Even and clear. Breath
easily. Relax the shoulders and smile from the very heart of you.
As you hold the LITTLE FINGER, nerves are settled and the need for
pretense is diminished. Stress is eased, bloating reduced, and sore
throats are relieved. Remind yourself that we are Human BEINGS not Human
TRYINGS. Let go of effort. Allow the universe to unfold spontaneously
before you. Revel in the effortless reality that is your life.
"To live in truth is to be aligned with your inner knowingness and is the simplest,
least complex way to live."