The Five Principles of Reiki are:
These simple principles were created by Dr Usui after he had started practicing in the Beggar quarter of Tokyo.
Also included in the principles of Reiki sit e notion of Gratitude – “Just for today, I will be grateful.”
Gratitude is a powerful thing. When we receive anything, showing gratitude to the giver is as good for ourselves as it for the person to know we are grateful for what they gave to us. It helps us to feel special and appreciated and that increases our spiritual vibration.
One thing I do every morning is to create a new page with the date in my Journal. This is a record of dreams; aspirations and hopes for what I am doing and things I am grateful for. It starts the new day and also ends the previous day. It is also a great way to start the day, like a clean slate.
Here are some ideas to express gratitude for, and a way to do it that is easy to remember.
Write down “I am grateful for the blessings of the universe. I am grateful for the gifts of… [then fill in the blank with what you are grateful for].
Waking up in the morning – I think we are all grateful for a new day in our lives.
Our Bodies. Now you may be unhappy with how you look, how you feel, but your physical body is the container in which your soul experiences each day. To be blunt, without your body, you would be dead so be grateful!
Air, sunshine and chirping birds and animals around us including our pets.
That we have someone to love. We all have someone to love, we love ourselves, we love us, we treasure us.
Food and water, are forms of abundance. Be grateful for them and be grateful for other forms of abundance such as material wealth and things that make our lives more comfortable.
Jobs, work, pleasure, friends, parents, all are things or people we can be grateful for.
Above all, the presence of Reiki in our lives. It is enriching intellectually and spiritually, and if we practice, it is a gift we give to others. So, be grateful for Reiki and the fact you can give, share, help others with Reiki energy.
Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner
Mark is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher