The Reiki Principles (Precepts)
There are many versions of Reiki Principles given in different books. Written in simple language, they look like routine advice or teaching from the elders but actually they are a way of life. Even a slightly deeper thought would reveal that these principles have a great philosophy and power behind them. Whatever be the version or source, they all mean nearly the same thing and are full of wisdom and the very key to living a clean life with a clean mind.
Nature wants every human being to have good moral values and be fully positive. If your thoughts and conduct are positive, you generate positive energy and transmit the same. If you go the other way, you harm your own self first before you do it to others. All the belief systems teach these ethics, morals and principles; they are basically same in all the belief systems. Therefore, I prefer to call these principles as "Universal Ethics" rather than "Reiki Precepts".
Try starting your day by reminding yourself of these precepts. If you make them your way of life, you will find the life much better than ever before. Initially it may not be easier to adjust emotionally and mentally but as you go along with conviction, you will start to experience positive changes.
RememberWith negative behavior or unclean thought pattern, your flow of energy might be very week and you might not get satisfactory results from using Reiki.
|The Original Reiki Ideals|
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Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
|(The founder Dr. Mikao Usui)|
|(Taken from William Lee Rand's Training Manual for First and Second Degree and used with his permission.)
|Secret method to invite happiness
Miracle medicine for all diseases
Just for today, do not get angry.
Do not be grevious.
Express your thanks.
Be diligent in your business, and be kind to others
|(Taken from Hiroshi Doi's book, "Modern Method for Reiki Healing". The book says that these are Usui-sensei's own hand-written Admonitions.)|
|Just for today, I will give thanks for my
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor
and every living thing.
|From the book "Essential Reiki" by Diane Stein|