Reiki, as we have already seen, is used as an alternative therapy and is considered a very effective method that serves to return vital and universal energy to the body of a person in whom perfect healing can be achieved. All this energetic approach is based on the 5 principles of Reiki , and it is precisely its creator Mikao Usui, who invites the teachers of this discipline to observe and practice these principles in order to put into practice their benefits and transmit the knowledge to others.
Why do they matter the 5 principles of Reiki?
According to Master Miikao Usui, there are 5 Principles Of Reiki that, more than rules, can be seen as a trend towards an ideal life . These consist particularly of carrying out the following general lines, every day.
If we want to have positive changes in our lives, we can and we must change and adapt attitudes of ourselves , nobody else can do it for us. By choosing to live under the essence of the five Reiki principles to the best of our ability, we become the conscious co-creators of our lives.
The following paragraph is part of the text
inscribed on Mikao Usui’s tombstone, evoking the five principles of Reiki:
order to teach this (Reiki) to others, you will have to observe the five principles
of the Meiji Emperor and lock them in your heart. They should speak to each other,
once in the morning and once at night ”
ultimate goal is to understand the old secret of being happy and to find a cure
for many ailments. When you observe these principles, you will acquire the
peaceful spirit of the old sages . “
are the five principles of Reiki?
1. Okoru-na – Don’t be mad today
2. Shimpai Suna – Don’t worry today
3. Kansha Shite – Today be grateful
4. Goo ha ge me – Today works honestly
5. Landmark neither shinsetsu nor – Today be kind
to those around you
of the 5 principles of Reiki
1. Okoru-na: Don’t be mad today
The first reiki principle teaches us to control anger , which is actually a wasted energy . When you get angry, you can tap into a large reservoir of energy to trigger the “fight or flight” reflex. In ancient times, when our ancestors still roamed the woods with their sticks and javelins to attack wild animals, this reflection was entirely appropriate.
There were many wild animals and the dangers were multiple, so the
choice to fight or flee when there was a danger was vital.
However, at present, this reflection is no longer very appropriate. During an anger, you consume a lot of energy from some non-productive choice. Generally, the expression of anger or irritation does not solve a problem. On the contrary: by assaulting and ranting, only the situation worsens . Others get mad at you in return, creating a vicious circle.
Therefore, expressing your anger has no other effect than to be able to externalize this energy so that it does not “ferment” any more within you. Otherwise, an internal anger is created that causes frustration, which in turn, can lodge in the body and cause all kinds of illnesses.
The solution is to watch your anger. Observe it without deleting it. It won’t be easy going back to examine the situation as it manifests, but it’s quite possible after the fact. Analyze what specifically caused your anger, try to scrupulously observe what triggered your
After the observation, ask yourself: What has this anger or irritation brought me? Has this solved something? If you do this test regularly, you will probably notice that getting angry doesn’t do much for you.
The situation or person in question does not meet your expectations, as
these are simply unrealistic. Furthermore, an unpleasant atmosphere is created that can enrage others.
After a while, when you practice observing and becoming aware of the feeling of anger, you will probably see how anger takes a step back at the very moment this energy manifests.
After an even longer time, you will be able to see the first phase of anger in the form of angry thinking, and you will be able to see it even later, but you will not identify with it. Then you will notice that you can avoid anger or irritation without suppressing it , because your anger has not yet frozen in emotions and body expressions. This mastery is achieved by evoking this sentence: “Today I am not angry.” Several times a day.
Suna – Today I don’t worry
The second re reiki principle does not teach that worrying regularly leads to the undesirable manifestation of a feeling. Imagine that you are worried about an exam that you must pass the next day. You have done your best to
learn what you are supposed to know, but you still care about the result. The night before the exam, you sleep very poorly, you are very worried.
The next day, you are exhausted and can barely concentrate. You go to the exam and it will be a disaster. Therefore, worries produce precisely what you
Of course, this example is a bit
simplistic and there are many things that concern you, which surely can be much more complicated. However, the fact is that “worrying” doesn’t solve anything. It is of no use to you or to others. Rather, you create a negative aura.
As with anger, the best way to learn to manage your worries is to observe your emotions and physical reactions . First after having concerns, then when they appear and finally before their manifestation.
One way to direct your positive thoughts toward what you want to accomplish in your life is through the use of affirmations. These are condensed sentences that say that what you want has already been achieved. Here are some examples:
- “Now I am healthy and energetic”
- “I earn enough money to lead a comfortable life”
- “I feel better every day and”
- “Reiki helps me evolve and achieve a happy life”
- “I have a warm circle of friends around me”
- “I am happy in my relationship”
3. Kansha Shite – Today I give thanks for everything
“Today I give thanks for everything”, it is not only about your perception of life, but also the total acceptance of your evolution. This implies that you accept yourself completely, both on your “good” side and on your “bad” side. Because if you accept only your good sides and reject the bad, you create a division of your personality and this part has its reason for being. At some point, the repressed aspects, also called sub-personalities, will end up re-emerging. Therefore, it is not necessary to remove them.
The goal of this reiki principle is not to perfect yourself to be “better”. In any way, it is very difficult and almost impossible for most mortals. The key words here are integration and unification, as perfecting yourself would take you in the opposite direction of enlightenment. If you don’t feel one with yourself, how can you feel one with others or with nature? The main thing is to accept yourself fully and accept others: “I am perfect as I am and you are also perfect as you are.”
You are perfect as you are; in essence, you are already enlightened; within you you are already radiant, kind and full of love. The same is true of others, situations, and the world around you. The world is good, even perfect as it is. You just have to realize it and your true “I”, recognize who you really are.If you are grateful for who you are and for everything you encounter on your life’s journey, you also accept the difficult aspects of life and take responsibility for learning from them.
4. Goo ha ge me: Today I work honestly
Working with dedication or love adds a new dimension to what you do. Working with pleasure offers not only something to yourself , but also to the other, whom you serve. If you find yourself reluctantly working regularly, now is the time to reflect on the question, Am I in my place here?
There are also people who work only for the compensation that awaits them. The same principle applies here: if you work only for the money you earn or for appreciation or status, your motivation is not internal, but is determined by external factors. So it doesn’t take much to make you feel disappointed – your co- worker’s salary is a little higher than yours, or you did your best but didn’t get the expected compliments in return.
By doing your job without expecting pay, you reduce the risk of frustration and disappointment. If, in addition, you work with dedication and enthusiasm, your work will offer more satisfaction to everyone, including you. If, ultimately, you do your job selflessly, it will help you grow spiritually and live in harmony
with yourself and with others. This is really what this fourth Reiki principle is based on .
5. Milestone neither shinsetsu nor: Today I am kind to everyone
The 5 Principles Of Reiki talks about the kindness that you must have with other people. When this happens, they also treat you kindly. A kind attitude
towards people improves your relationships with them, which will make your life more harmonious and happy.
The kindness you show towards others will also spread around you. You may have heard that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings has an effect on what is happening on the other side of the globe. Therefore, your kind welcome will have an impact on other people that you may never have met, and the kindness will spread like a forest fire.
Kindness can manifest itself in three different ways: mentally, verbally, and concretely. The first and easiest level is to be kind in your actions. It is not only good to be kind to people, but also to animals and plants. Unkindness towards
an animal will also have its repercussions for the rest of the world. You
can also try to put kindness in your words.
As you become more attentive to the friendliness of your thoughts, you will eventually learn to be friendly on all levels. People who have perfected these three levels are said to be approached peacefully, even by wild animals.