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The Five Principles of Reiki Energy Healing

Updated on February 29, 2020

I - Just for today, I will not be angry.

Anger is a negative force which can snowball into depression, violence and physical illness. To be angry is to allow your self control to slip, and when a person is angry it will not only affect them but everyone around them. We feel anger about words, events, people who have affected us in the past, and affect us in the now, which causes a person to dwell on the things that have passed before rather than enjoying the present. Therefore, the first principle of Reiki is a releasing of anger, a conscious decision to rebuke the negativity associated with anger.

II - Just for today, I will not worry.

Worry is another negative emotion that can compound itself upon your spirit, attaching itself to your thoughts and causing doubt and apprehension. Where anger is a negative force which can consume your thoughts of yesterday and today, worry is focused on hours from now, tomorrow, next year. Worry causes a person to miss out on enjoying simple and complex happiness, and can prevent you from taking chances to reaching new heights or achieving success due to that uncertainty. The second principle of Reiki is a lesson to worry less, removing stress and concern from a future not yet experienced.

III - Just for today, I will be grateful.

Thankfulness is not the sovereign realm of the winter holiday season, but should be sampled daily. Spreading cheer through gratitude is easy, and will bring positivity unparalleled through mind, body and soul. Simple actions such as thanking your waiter sincerely or holding a door open for someone before passing through yourself can have lasting positive impacts on you and all those you meet. While the first two principles of Reiki teach you to shed negativity, the third principle sows seeds of pure joy between yourself and the world.

IV - Just for today, I will do my work honestly.

Honesty in your actions and words is not only a key to building successful relationships, but also rewarding for every person you interact with. At your job, this means actually working during your allotted shift, and while you may want to cut out a few minutes early, you are cheating yourself and your company out of the time they pay you for. By being truthful with yourself and your coworkers, your clients and suppliers, you build a trust with them that is worth more than beating the first wave of rush hour traffic. The fourth principle of Reiki is to work honestly, and is one of the most important lessons to be learned.

V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.

Kindness is a balm to the worried, angry, soul-sick person. We all thrive under a kind environment, and as the Golden Rule states: “Do unto others…” If you wish to be treated kindly, honestly and fairly – you must adopt these behaviors for your own. A true positive feeling from the heart, kindness to your fellow man, animal and plant is rewarded with similar acts. When applying this principle, remember that it means every living thing. Remember that the food you eat once lived, the person who irks you the most is worth love just as you are, and that darn dog who barks until 3am every night may just be lonely. The fifth principle of Reiki teaches all of us that kindness toward others is rewarding and fulfilling.


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