The Reiki Principles – Just For Today
The Reiki Principles
Just for Today – Everyday!
As a Reiki Master I have done my best to live by these words of wisdom. The Reiki Principles are as valid today as when Dr. Usui wrote them in the 1800’s. Try it yourself – just for today!
1) Just for today I will let go of anger
Anger is a negative waste of energy. You can try to control it by taking a deep breath and asking who you are really mad at. Are you angry because someone doesn’t hold the same view as you? If so, honor their views and allow them their frailties. Put yourself in their place and see how they may feel. Has someone simply made a mistake? You may discover it is yourself you are really angry with. Perhaps aspects of yourself are being mirrored in others. Rather than just reacting, explore your anger.
2) Just for today I will let go of worry
Worry is an energy thief that causes mental and physical damage. Be aware of the worry ad try to let it go. Ask yourself, what am I worried about? Why does this worry me? What is the worst that can happen? Am I just speculating about an event? Can I do anything about it? If yes, then do it. If not, shift your thinking. Take a deep breath. Do Reiki!
3) Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings
In this society we are constantly being brainwashed about what ‘things’ we must have to be happy, and we are led to believe everyone else has more! To put this in perspective, take stock of all the good things in your life. Try writing a daily gratitude list, listing things like your health, having a loving family and friends, living in a free country, having a roof over your head, food in your belly and clothes on your back. Try to imagine your life without these things, and send a prayer out to those less fortunate than yourself.
4) Just for today I will do my work honestly
Work to improve yourself and you will benefit yourself and others all around you. We cannot change others, but by changing ourselves we can affect them in a positive way
5) Just for today I will be kind to all living things
This includes our planet and all the people and creatures on it, as we are all part of a whole. Think to yourself, what will the effect be if I speak or act in a particular way? Will it cause discomfort to another? What will happen if I don’t act in this particular way? Can I live more in harmony and still care for myself?
I hope you enjoyed this article on Reiki Principles – I’d love to hear the impact they make on your life!
Love & Light