Principles such as the Twelve Laws of the Universe, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, and even Marie Kondo’s “Does this inspire joy?” The concepts of Reiki are all examples of basic truths that help guide our lives. Reiki, as they are often called in Japan, also provides a set of principles or precepts. In fact, the Buddhist monk Mikao Usui, who created this spiritual practice, believed that the principles of Reiki were the key to living a happy life and as “medicine for the soul,” says Jamie Wozny, Reiki Master of DEN Meditation.
The principles themselves can be compared to affirmations or intentions, which are very much focused on the here and now.” They are meant to encourage us to embody Reiki energy throughout the day, each and every day,” says Reiki Master and certified yoga and meditation teacher Nina Endrst said.” They talk about the importance of taking it one day at a time.”
“[The Reiki Principles] are meant to encourage us to manifest Reiki energy throughout the day, each day. They talk about the importance of taking it one day at a time.” -Reiki Master Nina Endrst
There is no right or wrong way to incorporate these commandments into your life. They can be used in meditation, as a morning intention, or whenever you need them.” Just as Reiki helps you receive whatever energy you need right now for your highest good, the commandments help bring you home to the your spiritual home and come back into balance,” says Wozny.
Read on to learn about the principles of Reiki and how you can incorporate them into your daily life.
5 Reiki Principles, and how to incorporate them into your life.
1. just for today, don’t worry.
If you’re a capital W worrier, this Reiki principle will help ground you when you start thinking about the future.” Our ego gets overwhelmed with fictional futures and then lives in the present as if the fictional future we made up in our minds is real. “Wozny said.” It slows us down to the present moment – just now, just this, just today.”
This practice of tapping into faith and breathing into the present moment, Enders added, can create significant in our individual and collective consciousness Transformation.
2. just for today, don’t be angry.
Experiencing anger is not necessarily a bad thing. It signals to us that someone or something may have crossed the line. What actually matters is how we deal with that anger.” When something makes you viscerally angry, try to get to the root of it,” says Ernst.” Before you act, sit with it for a while. It’s not about suppressing the emotion, it’s about accepting our anger and peeling back the layers of blockage to see what the triggers are.”
“It’s not about suppressing emotions, it’s about accepting our anger and peeling back the layers of blocks and seeing what the triggers are.” -Endrst
So, Wozni says, this principle is a reminder to let anger rise to the surface and dissipate in its own time, rather than to the It judges or is ashamed of itself, which only makes it stay longer than necessary.
3. Today, be humble
Our egos can be a bit showy, especially when we’ve done something great, and this Reiki tenet encourages us to put it Come down a notch.” [Our ego] likes to take credit for our accomplishments and get thanked for what we’ve done,” says Wozni.” If you notice that your ego gets a boost from compliments and how wonderful you are, allow yourself every once in a while to turn to your spiritual Bow your head and simply love.”
4. just today, be honest.
Being your most authentic self is a great and extremely rewarding goal to strive for, but in practice, it can be very challenging! goals.” We’re raised like herd animals trying to fit in and be accepted, and most importantly, to respect and love ourselves for being who we are! .” Wozni said.
So instead of trying to fit a particular mold to be accepted or hide who you really are, it’s better to think in this way For the prompt, let your true self shine. The beauty of the “just for today” part of the mantra is that it urges you to focus on taking just one small step today and then tomorrow Repeat, and so on.
5. Have compassion for yourself and others just for today.
“Compassion is a balm for judgment and anger,” says Wozni. This Reiki principle is a push to reduce some slack in ourselves and others and give the benefit of the doubt when possible . Practicing compassion, of course, isn’t always easy, though.
If you’re having trouble understanding other points of view, Wozny suggests setting intentions to see things differently. You might intend something like this “I’m having a tough time judging myself or others.” “I’m having a tough time judging myself or someone else. See them or yourself with eyes of love and compassion.”
3 Variations of the Reiki Principle
There are different variations of the Reiki precepts. Here are three more that you can try.
1. just for today, I will earn my money honestly.
This commandment is about being honest in your life and not lying, cheating, judging or manipulating in any way to try to Get successful.” Money is great, but success isn’t determined by how much you have,” says Entwistle.” Think of abundance in every area of your life. When we vibrate at a high frequency, earn honestly, and engage in exchange, the rest will fall into place.”
2. just today, i want to honor my parents, teachers and elders.
Celebrating our roots and cultivating gratitude for those who guide us is what this principle is all about.” That doesn’t mean we put them on a pedestal, we do hold them accountable for actions that may harm us,” Endrst said.” It’s about learning and growing with an open heart and mind.”
3 Just for today, I’m giving thanks for everything.
“This principle is about existing in the everyday moments that most of us rush through,” says Endrst.” The smell of a baby’s head, the sun streaming in first thing in the morning. The way the trees sway in the wind. Your breath, your body, your life.” In other words, take a moment to unplug and enjoy the raw, natural pleasures of life. This simple practice of appreciating everything in life can be profoundly healing.