These are the 5 Reiki Principles as I was taught them in my training. There are different variations as there is no actual written documentation of Dr. Usui’s principles, they were passed down from teacher to student.
The basic principle of these precepts is to take yourself one day at a time. Dr. Usui suggested meditating (praying, affirming, etc) on the 5 principals every morning. He believed that following the 5 Reiki Principals was the foundation of healing & opening ourselves up to the Reiki energy
1. JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL NOT WORRY:
For most of us, stress is a major issue in our daily lives. If just for one day we could try to stop worrying so much, we could all live more peacefully which in turn, will also bring peace to others. Not to mention, lowering your stress will also benefit your health! So just for today trust in Spirit, Source, God (or yourself!) and know that everything is going to work out just fine. It always does.
2. JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL NOT ANGER:
Anger at others or oneself or at the whole world, creates serious blockages in one’s energy. It is the most complex inner enemy.
Reiki is an excellent tool to remove anger blockages which have accumulated in the body over years, but it cannot keep you from becoming angry in the current moment.
Letting go of anger brings peace into the mind, body & soul.
3. JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL DO MY WORK HONESTLY:
Support yourself and your family respectably, without harming others. Earn a respectable living, live a life of honor. Doing your work honestly brings more purpose and meaning into your life. When you do your work honestly and with purpose, at the end of the day you’ll feel good about yourself and feel more fulfilled about your work.
4. JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR MY MANY BLESSINGS:
We are always asking for more and only seeing what we don’t have. Let’s try for one day to be grateful for what we do have — like a job, a car that takes you where you need to go, a roof over your head, good health and a family that loves you unconditionally and supports you. When we are grateful for what we have, we will attract more good. The law of attraction states that like attracts like and lack attracts lack, so stay positive and be grateful for what you have.
5. JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL BE KIND TO EVERY LIVING THING:
What you give out, you receive back tenfold. Be nice, loving and caring to everyone, even if it’s not your favorite person in the world. We all deserve love and kindness. At the end of the day we will feel better about ourselves for bringing some light and love into someone else’s day, even if it’s just for a moment.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. There are people and situations that anger or worry us. It can be easier to use our words to wound others, rather than hold our tongue or find a kind word or gesture to uplift someone. We can feel so down & out that we only see what’s wrong instead of focusing on the things that we do have & are right in our lives.
So, just for today, let’s try to put these principles into practice & see how they change our perspective, day & lives! How will you use these principles today? was it difficult for you to catch yourself & use your self-control? Did using the 5 Principles of Reiki help you have a better day today than yesterday? Is this something you could incorporate into your life on a daily basis? How could it change you if you did?
Please let me know! Don’t forget to join us for The 2017 Kindness Challenge starting May 7th!!! Click the photo to sign-up: