Spiritual Principals of Reiki
Our first Grand Master, Dr Mikao Usui, was given two very important things in meditation the second time he visited sacred space on Mt Kiryama. First, were the spiritual principals which are phrases that help heal the mind, and second, the importance of monetary exchange for treatments and trainings.
After his experience in giving Reiki away at the Beggars Quarters in Kyoto Japan, Dr Usui learned more about the aspects of human nature. It was there he realized the importance of one’s active participation in their own life's healing. One must desire and ask for a healing to make a real difference in all aspects of life. The exchange of money for treatments and trainings maintains balance and harmony in what one is giving and receiving. It begins the development of growth and understanding with responsibility for one’s own life situations and not left with a feeling of indebtedness.
While treatments and initiations flow into the body, the spiritual principals flow into the mind. The precepts are not so much as rules to live by, but a way to stimulate a questioning on serving of how to live freely. Living and using the principals daily reminds us of how to have inner peace, joy and honor with oneself and others. The process of non-attachment is an active force naturally moving us through our own unique evolutionary process in personal growth and spiritual development. The combination of treatments, trainings and principals redefines and actualizes freedom, purpose, self-reliance, and personal power from within.
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.
There are many ways to interpret the Reiki principals. When initiated in Reiki, we learn to use them throughout the day that puts us in a balanced flow of truly healing the mind and emotions. These are reminders on how to stay in alignment with our own best qualities that would include...
Creating right relations within yourself and others. Making things right with your Self first. The willingness to accept who you are in the present moment. The willingness to act with complete honesty, integrity and respect for all. The willingness to release and heal individual, family and community wounds, even those you’ve carried in your DNA for generations. Embracing that which is authentic within. The recognition that you are not a separate individual, that you are one embodiment of life in harmony with all life.