Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Interpretation of Reiki Principles


Dr. Mikao Usui gave us the wonderful gift of 5 Reiki Principles that need to be followed by all human beings irrespective of them being Reiki healers or not.


The 5 principles are as below

Just for today, do not worry
Just for today, do not get angry
Just for today, be grateful
Just for today, be honest in your work
Just for today, be kind to yourself and others

All Reiki principles start with 3 common words “Just for today”. Dr. Usui advises us to enjoy life one day at a time.

That day is “TODAY” (Totally Optimistic DAY).

What you have in front of you is just today. Yesterday is already gone. Tomorrow is yet to arrive.

Let us make the full use of Today.


Now a look at the five Reiki Principles


Do not worry

Worrying drains a person’s body and mind of all the energy. One who is used to worrying can go to an extent of worrying about the petty things which may cause depression and nervous breakdown.

You should understand that worrying about anything is not going to change neither the occurrence or non-occurrence nor the outcome of that thing.

We need to preserve our energy and face the worry head-on.


Do not get angry

Sounds difficult in these days of chaos. Isn’t it?

There are a number of reasons to get angry. It is absolutely possible for anyone to be angry but the manner in which this anger is expressed makes or breaks the situation.

Anger can lead to a lot of harm to the mind and body.

It is possible to transform your anger by making changes in your thinking.

You are not being told to suppress your anger which is even more harmful but expressing it in a way that helps others as well as yourself


Be grateful

First thing after waking up in the morning is to think and be grateful about any 5 positive things that life has given you.

It could be food, water, air, your bed, your job and so on. You may write them in your “Gratitude Book”.

Open and read this book whenever you feel like complaining about not having something in your life.


Be honest in your work

Practice honesty in whatever type of work you do. Being honest helps to reduce unwanted stress to your mind.

Treat the Work as your God. 

Put in your best efforts in whatever work you do.


Be kind to yourself and others

This principle asks us to look at every living being as your own reflection. Be it a human being, an animal or the nature around us.

There is the same life inside all the living beings on this planet which should be respected.

You need to be kind to yourself first and in the same way to others.

You need to recognize and obey this fact.