Got a lot on your plate? Maintaining that work life balance can be tough. But incorporating the 5 Reiki principles can make it a lot easier to live a lifestyle of more peace and balance.
The 5 Reiki principles are meant to be ideals that you strive toward to add balance and peace to your life. It’s impossible to live every moment within these principles.
Nevertheless, you may continue to improve how you manage your thoughts and actions each day so that your actions over time will become a natural way of being.
The 5 Reiki Principles are:
- Just for today, I will trust.
- Just for today, I will love.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
- Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.
Reading the principles in the morning and evening may be helpful for focusing on these ideals. You could also carry them with you or have them visible in a place you visit often.
The 5 principles will have different meanings for everyone. You may wish to meditate on the principles to see what they mean for you.
You can also focus on the energy of each principle and what it feels like. Holding the intention is more important than the semantics of the principles.
See, all living things are made up of energy. Our bodies are in a constant state of maintaining balance, Reiki is the energy that connects our higher self with everything around us.
Disciplines such as meditation, yoga, and feng shui are just a few ways individuals can enhance the flow of this energy.
Reiki is not only a tool for physical healing, but mental and spiritual growth as well. Practicing Reiki consistently allows for a more fulfilling life. Those who practice become more capable of seeing synchronicities in life. They are also able to let their lives be in the energetic flow.
We are all born with the power to heal ourselves. The Reiki energy is plentiful and is available to everyone. There is no one person who holds the rights to this energy.
Reiki is not trademarked or patented. The only thing you need to access Reiki energy is the motivation to align yourself to it.
Many forms of Reiki have been developed to accommodate the various interests of practitioners. It’s also as a way to trademark the modality so that students can only seek out instruction from specific instructors.
However, there is only one Reiki. No one has the right to claim it as their own, it belongs to humanity and the universe. In our lifelong practice and studying of Reiki, we can bring this gift of healing to the world by embodying the principles of Reiki.
Many different people are drawn to Reiki. They may seek Reiki to heal physical imbalances or when searching for answers to life’s mysteries.
Regardless of your reasons for pursuing Reiki, you will benefit most from this healing modality by being open to it. Fears and doubts can create blocks that prevents a clear view of what is possible.
When you are ready to work with the universal life force, it is key to realize as with every profession, there is a need to first practice and master the skills associated with healing.
With time, practice and experience you will master the skills and techniques. Treat the early months as a learning experience as this allows you the time you need to develop your confidence and skills.
The more you work with Reiki, the more intuitive you will become. You allow your vibration to be raised and will experience a more balanced lifestyle.
In a Reiki session, the energy drawn in by the recipient is done so through the practitioner’s hands. The energy will go where it is needed. It flows in the order the recipient’s body, mind, and spirit determines. It’s ideal to work with a practitioner you feel called to work with.
Although Reiki has traditionally been used as a healing system, it is also extremely effective as a way to help individuals increase awareness, insight, wisdom and personal growth. Our bodies are energetic in nature. Our bones resonate at lower frequencies while our thoughts vibrate at higher frequencies.
In Eastern traditions this magnetic pulse, or biomagnetic field, is known as Ki or Prana. When a practitioner is performing a healing session, the energy that emanates from their hands produce a larger bio magnetic reading than a non-practitioner. These frequencies, in the 7-10 Hz – Theta and Alpha range, are associated with physical healing.
Common observations from Reiki clients after a session include: contentment, relaxation, decreased feelings of stress, fear and anxiety as well as a reduction of physical illnesses and persistent conditions. There are numerous case studies and research verifying the effects of Reiki sessions.
During an in person Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or just above a client’s body. The practitioner conducts universal energy from their arms, and out through their hands where it flows into the client’s body. Through the basic law of physics (entrainment), when a practitioner and client come together they are the two oscillating objects.
Every cell in our body and every atom in the universe is in a constant state of vibration. The tendency for two objects is to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. In most cases, the weaker of the two oscillating objects adjust to the stronger vibration.
During a session, the Reiki practitioner does not rely on their own personal energy, rather they are conduits for focusing the energy from the world around them. We are born with the innate intelligence of Reiki and it allows for balance and personal growth.
Over time however, habits and choices that do not serve our highest good can block that flow of energy resulting in a loss of vitality and imbalance.
What sets Reiki apart from other forms of touch therapy are the attunements that the practitioner receives. These attunements open the channels in an individual so they are in direct contact with universal life force.
After an attunement, these channels are open forever.
Reiki does not create new abilities in a practitioner, instead it reveals abilities that they already had. It stimulates the flow of energy within a body and mind and is a modality that benefits the practitioner as well as the recipient.
Please keep in mind that the information and techniques on this website do not constitute medical advice. Seeking medical advice from a qualified doctor in the case of serious illness is always recommended.
For a lifestyle of more peace and balance, incorporate simple Reiki healing techniques into your busy day!