My ethics as a teacher and healer
As a mindfulness meditation teacher and healer, I follow these ethics:
- Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I commit to cultivating compassion and learning ways to protect human, animal and plant life.
- Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, I vow to cultivate lovingkindness and learn ways to work for the well-being of people, animals, and plants. I am determined not to steal and not possess anything that should belong to others.
- Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to the suffering of others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening.
- Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I vow to cultivate good health—both physical and mental—for myself, my family, and my society by practicing mindful eating, drinking, and consuming.
These ethics are inspired from the Spirit Rock Meditation Centre in the USA, founded by one of my teachers Jack Kornfield. They are in their turn inspired from the 5 precepts that buddhist monks and nuns vow to follow.
In addition to this, I follow the guiding ethics of the Swedish Reiki Association::
- To always act and treat the customer with love, respect and care
- To observe confidentiality in my activities as a Reiki Practitioner
- To always urge the customer to see a doctor if she/he is in obvious need of this
- To never encourage the client to discontinue ongoing medical care and medication
- To know and respect the legislation regarding Reiki healing
- Be honest and have an open and clean mindset
- Take personal responsibility for my life situation and trust my inner resources
- Trust my own inner guidance and see both positive and negative experiences as opportunities for development and experience
- Respect other people's choices in life without judging or blaming anyone
- Love is the highest goal