Reiki and Me: The Five Principles

Reiki and Me: The Five Principles

Aug 18, 2023

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Reiki and Me: The Five Principles

When I embarked on my journey to learn Reiki, the profound significance of the Five Reiki principles became immediately apparent. These guiding principles have not only opened doors within me that had long been closed, but also unearthed forgotten aspects of myself, giving rise to fresh perspectives and qualities. The pursuit of personal growth is an ongoing voyage, and these principles provide an enchanting compass for exploration.

  1. Just for today, I will not worry.
    In this present moment, I choose to release worry from my thoughts. Recognising our concerns and understanding their origins is a vital step towards attaining the ideal state of tranquil equanimity.

  2. Just for today, I will not be angry.
    Today, I commit to embracing a state devoid of anger. Delving into the facets of our emotions is akin to self-discovery — observing what calms us and what triggers unrest. Anger, frustration, and other emotions, though intense, serve as outlets for expression. Embracing and comprehending these feelings forms a transformative journey towards liberation.

  3. Just for today, I will be thankful for my many blessings.
    A heart brimming with gratitude is my focus for today. While maintaining this perspective may prove challenging on certain days, I strive to find solace in life’s moments — be it in the laughter of a child, the warmth of the sun, or even in acknowledging moments of closure and revelations about people’s true nature. My path towards sustained gratitude is a work in progress, an endeavour I wholeheartedly pursue.

  4. Just for today, I will be kind and compassionate to all.
    Let kindness and compassion radiate through my interactions today. Nurturing kindness within myself, extending it to my family and home, and mirroring it in my interactions with others constitute the core of my daily interactions. Upholding the principle of treating others as I wish to be treated, choosing silence when criticism is unproductive, and nurturing empathy in the young minds around me — these are tenets I uphold. Through Reiki, I’ve gained the clarity to discern unkind situations and pave the way for enlightenment.

  5. Just for today, I will be honest and diligent in my work.
    Diligence and honesty define my work today. The realm of work has always held a special place in my heart — a space of collaboration, shared goals, and the intricate dance of collective effort. My partnership with Rainey Degenhardt (a Product Marketing Agency) has been a gratifying journey, fostering not only professional connections but lasting friendships. Yet, my true purpose resonates in guiding others towards self-discovery, a journey made serene through Reiki’s influence. Sharing this practice and imparting its wisdom to others is an achievement that defies simple explanation — an experience that feels like returning home while scaling new heights. The allure of this calling beckons me forward, grounded yet perpetually reaching for the clouds.

Care to join me on this harmonious path?