The Reiki Principles
What are the Reiki principles and where did they come from?
Some sources state that the principles were created by Dr. Usui others state that they were created by the Emperor of Japan. Either way, Dr. Usui was said to have recited these principles on a daily basis.
There are various versions of the Reiki Principles. I believe that in life we need to choose expressions, principles and affirmations that resonate with us. Here are three different versions that incorporate the essence of the Reiki principles:
For today only
anger not, worry not.
Be grateful and humble.
Do your work with appreciation.
Be kind to all beings
Modern Reiki Principles:
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not anger
Today, I will live honestly
Just for today, I will respect the oneness of all life
Just for today, I will be kind to everyone I meet
Just for today, I will show gratitude to all living things
Reiki Principles in Affirmation Form
Today, I choose to live in the now and let go of worry
Today, I choose to be free of anger and judgment
Today, I will live honestly and with integrity
I respect and honor the oneness of all life
I choose to be kind to everyone I meet and also kind to myself
I choose to feel and show gratitude to all living things
Just for Today I choose to be FREE of Worry
Just for Today I choose to be FREE of Anger or Impatience.
Today I choose to be grateful.
Today I choose to be kind and compassionate toward all, including myself.
Today I choose to work and live in integrity.
In gratitude to Dr. Usui for following a path of the heart and bringing Reiki to the world.
If you are drawn to Reiki know that you are drawn for a reason. I encourage you to explore Reiki. Receive a treatment and take a workshop. It’s am amazing form of energywork. While I teach courses in Colorado and Michigan and New York, there are many wonderful Reiki teachers all over the world. Be sure to find a teacher that resonates with you.
Reiki Principles Practice
Place your hands in any area that particularly needs it (healing energy). I am going to say a few affirmations, a version of the Reiki Principles and you can change the words if you like and repeat after me aloud or silently. Or you can just rest and be reflective of the meaning of the words.
Today, I choose to be free of worry.
Today, I choose to be free of anger and impatience.
Today, I choose to live and work in integrity, being of service.
Today, I choose to be kind and compassionate toward myself and others knowing that we are all one.
Today I choose to live with gratitude and love.
Take a moment now to send Reiki out to all live, out to your loved ones and to all beings.
Wishing happiness for all. Send Reiki to the planet for healing and now to the Universe.
Giving thanks for all those that have helped. Giving thanks for the Reiki for this moment. I give thanks to you for practicing with me. Zipping up your central meridian line. Bring hands to base chakra and up to nose, three times. Enjoy your day!
Wishing you light and love,