The precepts are such an important part of Reiki practice no matter what level you are at and, as a guide us by meditating on or reciting daily, they can change our attitude to life's ups and downs. Personally I look at Reiki as a lifestyle choice, a path that I chose to follow and I use the precepts to guide the choices I make and how I react to life in general.
''Just for today, do not worry''
The distraction of fear is probably the most common emotion that shelter staff and animals have to deal with the world over. Live in the moment day by day and small miracles can happen ! India seems to bring that message home to many people with it's grounding, humbling energy. Tolfa embodies this precept, I watch the staff going about their business giving medical treatment, feeding and caring, just being in the moment with the animals - some in conditions that we would demand that something be done now ! We live in a 'quick fix' society and through fear don't listen to what is really being said, learn to listen to ourselves are we speaking or acting from fear. Listen to your animal friend they can let us know so much about what they are going through, are they in a place of fear ? we can help to calm and dispel that fearful energy by offering them sanctuary in the 'Reiki space'.