The Five Principles of Reiki
There are five principles that the originator of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui, considered to be the secret to living a happy and healthy life. He considered these principles as medicine because a happy heart is where positive thoughts, feelings and emotions emanate.
This leaves no room for anger, hatred and other negative emotions that instead trigger the development of many diseases. He also realized that his therapy worked so much better if the patient did some positive healing of their own by accepting responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
These Are The Five Reiki Principles
” Just for today, I will not worry.
” Just for today, I will not be angry.
” Just for today, I will be grateful.
” Just for today, I will work with diligence.
” Just for today, I will be kind to people.
If you are engaging in Reiki sessions for healing, follow these five principles each day to ensure your Reiki sessions work more effectively.
Principle #1 – Just For Today, I Will Not Worry
This principle encourages a person to remain calm amidst chaos, pressure and tension. If you defuse your worry, you are less likely to find yourself suffering from the ill effects of stress. Adherence to this principle greatly protects you from becoming a victim of stress.
Remember that chronic stress is powerful and can degrade your emotional health, spirit and soul. It can damage every aspect of your physical wellbeing. Today you will not allow yourself to be worried about anything. You will therefore find it easier to regain balance between your mind, body and soul.
Principle #2 – Just For Today, I Will Not Be Angry
Getting angry is one of the results of being affected by stress. This second Reiki principle is easier to gain control of once you’ve learned to master the first principle.
Anger is a standalone emotion that can be triggered by something negative. Once you are able to control your tendency to worry, you will be better able to handle other negative emotions. However, you must keep in mind that while anger is also a normal human emotion, it’s just that you don’t want anger to take control of you. If you do, it will taint your spirit and block your capacity to accept love and other good things to enter your life.
Principle #3 – Just For Today, I Will Be Grateful
There is something about expressing gratitude that positively affects an individual’s life in all aspects. Numerous studies have proven that being grateful allows people to lead happier lives. Be thankful for your employment, your children, your friends, your loved ones, for the blue sky you can see, and the music you can hear. Be grateful for everything that you have and that is around you.
When you’re grateful, even just for today, you will notice a huge difference in how it positively impacts the rest of your day.
Principle #4 – Just For Today, I Will Work with Diligence
This principle calls people to observe integrity in their daily lives. Honesty must be observed, but not just in the workplace. Being honest at work also means being honest with yourself. Today, focus on observing honesty and integrity in everything that you do, no matter how trivial or how insignificant it may be. As a result, you will find yourself functioning optimally, and you will also see improvement in your levels of production.
Principle #5 – Just For Today, I Will Be Kind to People
Showing kindness will come more easily if you have learned to master principle number three – to be grateful. When your heart is filled with gratitude, you can’t help but be kind to others. If you are grateful, you appreciate those around you and kindness comes easily every day. Showing kindness also brings significant benefits to your self-image and your integrity. If you are genuinely kind, the benefits can be profound.
Sonya Ponder | Reiki Specialist
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