Earn your living honestly
There are many layers to this precept, beginning with “Earn” it implies to me that you must earn your living, not just have it handed to you on a silver, or Reiki, platter. This implies work worthy of payment as well. The next layer I see in this simple sentence is about living. How we spend our time impacts the way we live our lives, and that living, that experience of life is something that we earn through our actions. Who we associate with, how we go about our tasks, what our intentions and goals are affect us. This is where “honestly” rises to the forefront. Are we earning our living honestly if we believe our employers or business associates are being dishonest with us or others? For me the answer would be a resounding NO, and my standards for any type of employment or business contract are now tempered by honesty. Reiki gives us the strength to make those choices in our lives. Pure joy is honest and true, and the more I let it flow into and through me the clearer my choices become.