Since discovering Reiki, I can see how Dr Usui's principles really do work and allow our bodies to stay healthy. Although there are obviously times that I feel anger and fear, telling myself "Just for today", allows for any days when those feelings occur, to be short lived so as to get back on track and remember it is not doing my body any good allowing those feelings to take over!
Seeing what the stress of losing a loved one along with moving to the other side of the world did to my youngest daughter, proved to me how the body can self destruct when grief and stress come into our lives. She was unable to walk very far without becoming breathless and suffered terrible fatigue and depression. Several medical specialists were unable to offer a solution and then I came across a Wellness Centre that specialise in Kinesiology along with Chiropractic Treatment. To my amazement, within weeks she was back to her old self. This holistic approach led me to look further into Reiki and I am so glad that I decided to delve deeper. Now I am able to help my friends and family out and ensure their health is kept at an optimum level along with my own!
I - Just for today, I will not be angry
Anger at others or oneself or at the whole world, creates serious blockages in one's energy. It is the most complex inner enemy.
Reiki is an excellent tool to remove anger blockages which have accumulated in the body over years, but it cannot remove the residue of current anger which occurs daily.
Letting go of anger. brings peace into the Mind.
II - Just for today, I will not worry.
While anger deals with past and present events, worry deals with future ones. Although worry is not always a negative phenomena, endless worries may fill one's head, and each one bores a small hole in one's body and soul. While anger requires a focused Reiki treatment to remove obstacles, worry requires the energy to be spread throughout the entire body.
Letting go of worry, brings healing into the Body.
III - Just for today, I will be grateful.
Be grateful from your hart inward. Inner intention is the important element in this principle. Simple things as thanks, forgiveness, smile, good words, gratitude can improve others life and make them happy.
Being thankful brings Joy into the Spirit.
IV - Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Support yourself and your family respectably, without harming others. Earn a respectable living, live a life of honor.
Working Honestly brings Abundance into the Soul.
V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Honour your parents, honour your teachers, honour your elders.
Being kind brings love into the will.
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. 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.
(The Reiki Principles, Dr. Mikao Usui)