What are the Reiki Precepts?

Q: What are the Reiki Precepts?

A: The Reiki Precepts are ideals for ethical living that were written by the founder of Usui Reiki, Mikao Usui. Usui Reiki was discovered and developed as a method of energy healing in 1922 in Japan. As a part of teaching people to work with this healing energy, Master Usui also taught these five ideals for living an ethical life. They are not commandments, as in a religion, but rather they are each worth meditating on and incorporating into one’s life. Master Usui wrote that they should be repeated each day and night, and are the secret to happiness. I agree.

Each is simple and yet complex. Ponder each one for a moment. How does it apply to your life? What would you need to do to incorporate its message into your life? How would your life change if you did? There are many ways to use the Reiki Precepts. You could focus on one each day. You could be mindful of how you worry, for example, and make effort not to, and note the difference it makes in your day. You could set your goals for the day with the precepts, and at the end of the day, recite them as a reminder. There are many ways to make them a part of your life.

Here they are:

Just for Today:

I will avoid anger.

I will avoid worry.

I will do my work honestly.

I will be grateful for my many blessings.

I will treat all living things with kindness.


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About Reiki Awakening

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development (ReikiAwakeningAcademy.com). Alice is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice maintains a local Reiki practice as an Associate at Insight Learning and Wellness Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, she has authored eBooks in Distance Healing and Energetic Protection, as well as specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice spent a year volunteering at The Cleveland Clinic offering Reiki to patients and staff, and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network (the-dhn.com). She will teach Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY (August 2013), and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category Reiki by wefollow.com. Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki. As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners. Receive Reiki, order pendulums, energy charged stones, and more by visiting Alice at ReikiAwakening.com.
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