The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, is one of my favorite books. Recently I had a chance to read it again after almost 10 years since the first time I’ve read it. Only now I can see the similarities with Reiki principles. Here are excerpts from the book:
Be impeccable with your Word- Speak with Integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of word in the direction of truth and lover. This agreement reminds me the Reiki principle “Be kind to all living beings”, including yourself, do not hurt anyone or yourself with the words (or even the thoughts).
Don’t take anything personally- Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. Isn’t that the primary reason why we get angry, because we take things personally or when someone pushes our bottons, so “Just for Today, Do not Anger”.
Don’t make assumptions- Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. One antidote to anger and worry is to express our feelings and emotions clearly and share them appropriately. Also everything we hear and feel are filtered from our own belief systems and experiences. By not making assumptions we can bypass all inherited beliefs.
Always Do your Best- Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you’re healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.“Just for today” reminds us to live in the moment, this agreement helps us to try our best in the moment.
Reiki 2 Class on Sunday June 26th at my home from 10:00 am till 5:30 pm
Are you ready to take your Reiki practice to the next level? This class is empowered with Japanese Reiki Teachings and introduces the “symbols” as a means to invoke particular energies to help enhance your mental, emotional and spiritual healing. You will learn symbols to help you ground to the Earth, balance with Heaven and connect to the whole Universe.
At the end of the class, students will learn how to draw, how to activate and where to use the symbols in daily life as well as techniques for distant healing.
The fee is $125/ person. A light vegetarian lunch will be served.
Reiki World Peace Meditation on Wednesday June 15th 18th 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Join thousands of people around the world to send Reiki for World Peace. You can download the World Peace cards from William Rand’s web site: http://www.reiki.org/WPCM.html
Healing Wednesdays on June 15th from 10 am til 2pm
“Healing Wednesdays” is to reach out to communities that can’t afford Reiki. It’s very fulfilling to provide Reiki to those who need it the most and can’t afford it. People start to line up at the free food bank at 10 am and we offer Reiki to all those who wait in line. Come stop by any time and stay for as long as you want. We take shifts. Contact Elfriede directly to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation Meet-ups & Gentle Yoga Classes at Grace Tree Yoga Studio
Meditation meet-up on second Sunday’s and gentle yoga classes on Thursady evenings continue at grace Tree Yoga studio at West Chester. I’d be thrilled if you join me. http://www.gracetreestudio.com
Last but not least , a reminder on Frans’ schedule:
Reiki Shinpiden Master/Teacher Training on July 1st thru July 3rd at Grailville Caravansary Bld.: This class is almost full. Let me know if you want to be part of this life changing experience. For more info: http://cincinnatishinpiden.wordpress.com
Free Public Talk on Thursday June 30th from 7 pm until 9pm: Frans will give a free public talk on “Japanese Art of Reiki”. Don’t miss this opportunity!! Invite your family and friends. The talk will be at New Thought Unity Center at 1401 E. Mc.Millan Avenue. http://www.ntunity.org/pages/content/directions.html
All other Reiki events (Reiki shares, support groups, clinics) are posted in Ning. Sign up to get invitations to new events. http://cincinnatireiki.ning.com
Love & Light,
Zeynep “Premdasi” Yilmaz