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3 Daily Reminders

So, we all know how it feels to not have motivation, to want to stay in bed and to feel totally unloved, right? Even if just once, every one of us has felt that at some point.

What to do then?

  1. Remember you are enough
    No matter how much you feel like you’re lacking in skill, ability, intelligence, looks, education- whatever plagues you, basicly, with insecurity and fear. You are enough. There is no wrong way to be a human being, you just are and that’s it.

    There is always room for improvement and growth – but you don’t have to force yourself into it. Wherever you are on your journey now, that is ok. That is enough. YOU are truly enough.

  2. List all the good things you have
    Seems like such a cliché, I know. But it works; honest!
    I have made a list of all the good things I have – thinking on those that are less fortunate in so many ways to help me recognize the plentifulness that is around – and it made me feel so much better about my life and filled me with will to do and be more: more myself, more true, more fulfilled, more hopeful. And to give more: of my love, my time, my attention and my drive – to those who might need it, to the world, to those I love, to myself.

    Every now and then, most frequently than not, I falter. I forget that list. I forget to be thankful for all the things that most of us take for granted and even for those exceptional ones that are truly extraordinary things/people/events to be thankful for. I go back to the list. I re-do it, mentally. I re-write it, I add to it. Like a scrapbook of thankfulness that just keeps adding. And it feels good.
    Give it a try, sometime. I know it’ll make a difference, it did and does to me. And while you’re at it, make a list of your dreams, aspirations and goals (no matter what they are, they are valid and enough – unless you plan the decimation of Mankind, which I highly advice against, :p ) – seeing thoase two lists, together, might just give you the boost you need to achieve some of those thigns you want. Or it might put things into perspective, at least.

  3. Recognize all the good and loving people in your life

    That feeling of being recognized and appreciated. Don’t we all crave it? I believe it to be inherent to human condition, indeed.
    You want to feel loved, to feel wanted, appreciated. You want to be heard, and seen. We all do.
    Sometimes, that feeling doesn’t come. You inner voices make it feel like we’re unloved, unappreciated, alone. Like a burden to those around us. It is mostly just that: our inner dialogue, pulling us down, feeding off of our emotions, insecurities and needs.
    Recognize yourself. Appreciate yourself (see 1. : you are enough and worthy of love). Love yourself (another cliché, I know. There’s a reason these are clichés and it is not only repetition). Start from there, even if just a little bit, every day. A pat on your own back: you did good at work, you cooked your own dinner, you were able to remain calm during a stressful moment, etc. It really is the little things – this gives you perspective. And compassion. Towards yourselves and to others.
    From there, it is a small step to showing appreciation towards the people in your life. Depending on where your relationship with yourself is, sometimes it is even easier to do this bit than the previous one.
    A “Thank You”, a “I like having you around”, any kind words that truly and honestly express the good feelings you have towards that person. It makes such a huge difference! In them. In making sure they know. In ourselves. I have lost people I didn’t have the chance to fully show how much I loved and appreciated tham and how thankful I was for their being in my life and accepting me even when I was rejecting myself so painfully. I don’t ever want anyone to leave my life (whichever way it might be) without having at known once, even if just a bit, something about my feelings for them and the goodness they brought me.

    Bonus (for reaching this far): A little TED for entertainment and education

    What are your thoughts? Have done any of these things? Will you try them?
    Let me know your experiences and opinios, I am always glad to learn new perspectives!

Painel: Comissão Nacional de Ética para a Terapia Reiki | Panel: Nacional Ethical Comitee for Reiki Practice

O terceiro painel da tarde referia-se à comissão de ética para a prática do ReiKi, instituída recentemente pela Associação.
Uma intervenção mais técnica, com enquadramento legal da prática de terapias alternativas, que abordou temas importantes para uma prática segura e honesta, seguindo os 5 princípios do Reiki e princípios éticos subjacentes à convivência entre humana e prática profissional da terapia reiki.


The third panel of the afternoon referred to the ethical comitee for the practice of Reiki, recently created within the Association.
A more technical intervention, with legal context for the practice of alternative therapies, that approached important subjects for a safe and honest practice, following the 5 principles of ReiKi and ethical principles that are underlying in human social living and professional practice of ReiKi therapy.


Painel: Projecto Sentir o Reiki – Serviço de Oncologia do Hospital de Faro | Panel

O painel seguinte foi a apresentação do Projecto Sentir o Reiki do Hospital de Dia do Serviço de Oncologia do Hospital de Faro, por duas das suas impulsionadoras, enfermeiras neste serviço. Um projecto com menos de um ano, com excelentes resultados e uma base para apresentação científica e, acima de tudo, um enorme coração. Trouxeram lágrimas aos nossos olhos e encheram-nos os corações de gratidão.
Que possam continuar e com muito sucesso!


Next panel brought us the presentation of the Project Sentir o ReiKi, from the Day Hospital of the Oncology Service in the Faro Hospital (Algarve, Portugal), by two of its driving forces, nurses at that same service. A project with less than a year, having already had excellent results and a foundation for scientific presentation and, above all, a huge heart. They brought tears to our eyes and filled our hearts with gratitude.
May they be able to continue with much success!

Painel: Atendimento na Terapia Reiki | Panel: Providing Service in Reiki Therapy

O primeiro painel teve como tema central o atendimento em terapia reiki. Alguns conselhos, partilha de experiências, hábitos essenciais, recursos importantes como o código deontológico e as normas da Prática.


First panel was about providing service in Reiki therapy. Some advices, sharing of experiences, essencial habits and routines and useful resources such as the ethical code and rules of practice.

*picture reads: “Gratitude changes everything”