Reiki is a complementary therapy that has evolved from ancient teachings, meditation and the work of Japanese Buddhist, Dr Mikao Usui.
The practice essentially involves the passing of energy through the median energy lines and the seven main chakra points of the human body to help ease stress, tension and pain.
Reiki can also be used to promote spiritual development and growth, and a number of Reiki practitioners and enthusiasts follow Dr Usui’s famous Five Reiki Principles.
These are outlined below for you to try for yourself and discover new meaning and purpose.
1. Just for today, I will not worry
“Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere”. This quote perfectly sums up how worry and anxiety effects your mind and body – sapping it of energy and making you feel overwhelmed. This Reiki principle encourages you to let go of worry to promote healing in the body.
2. Just for today, I will not be angry
Anger can make us stressed and in Reiki, stress is thought to be a main reason for the creation of blockages in the body’s energy. Living more peacefully and taking time out to relax can help to ease your troublesome thoughts and lessen the effects of anger on your mind, body and soul.
3. Just for today, I will be grateful
In today’s society when we have so much choice and growing expectations, we are always wanting more. While there are positives to this, it can also lead to deep disappointment and dissatisfaction. Making an effort to be grateful for the simple things such as your family, friends and good health can improve your life and make you happier.
4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Living and working honestly will bring more meaning and purpose to your life. Knowing you are respectful and just will make you feel good about yourself and more fulfilled.
5. Just for today I will be kind to every living thing.
An important thing to remember is that we are all equal and deserving of kindness, respect and love. Making an effort to be nice and caring to those around you – even those you don’t like very much – will not only bring light into their day but will make you feel better too.