Reiki Ricardo!

Okay, so I walk into dance class the other night, I ask where my friend is and the class blurts out, “She’s with Reiki Ricardo!”  I laugh knowing there’s a joking lining with these girls, but yes, I take the bait and ask, “And WHO is Reiki Ricardo?”  Our wonderful comic tells me that my friend is at her Reiki class but they kid with her telling her she spends too much time with Reiki!  For those of us who remember I Love Lucy, all kinds of images pop up, don’t they?  Ricky with the big band doing the mambo jumbo and all of the hysterics of Lucy.  Actually, Ricky probably would have been pretty fun to hang with, with all the jammin’ music, but Lucy would be my choice.  What a blast!

Coming back down to earth, Reiki is truly a wonderful practice and soothing inner belief system.  Another friend of mine is a Reiki Master.  After one treatment with her and I feel like I just had an intense full body massage.  So relaxed and centered am I.  I will leave it to the Masters to describe exactly what a Reiki treatment is, but my version is that it is a vibrational energy from the practitioner that treats the body and energy force of the client.  The Master’s hands are raised a few inches off of the body as it scans all chakras.

I have always loved The 5 Reiki Principles.  My friend has them framed in her office adjacent to mine.  Before I leave the office, I always take a quick look at them as a reminder of a kind, compassionate, healthy way of living.  Just for today, keeps us in the present.  One step at a time, one moment at a time.

The Five Reiki Principles


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 heart 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.

Honor your parents, honor your teachers, honor your elders.

Being Kind brings Love into the Will.


10 thoughts on “Reiki Ricardo!

  1. Oh Cindy,

    I love the 5 Reiki Principles!
    Following them will allow the energy systems within the body ( the 7 chakras) to stay clear and flow properly.

    I love energy healing with the Chakras and all parts of the body.

    The healings come through God as one opens up their energy to flow and release the blocks that have been created through life’s stresses, emotional pain, ect.

    I feel prayer along with following the 5 principles of Reiki can help anyone heal if that is their chosen soul path.

    On one of my first camping trips with my boyfriend Tim of ten years, my boyfriend said something to me. He told me when I went to hug him while we were in the tent going to sleep,……”has anyone ever told you that you have healing hands.” Tim said to me that where I placed my hand was one of his ‘blocked areas’ and the heat that was coming from my hands was very hot. I laughed and told him yes. All I wanted to do was just cuddle and that is what happened.
    One of many Great Moments in my life!


    • What a beautiful story of your healing hands, Maria! I know you are an amazing healer, not only through your hands but your heart. Your LOVE heals me everyday! I am so very blessed to call you friend and soul sis… xoxoxoxo

    • Oh thank you Cindy!

      I am totally grateful and blessed to have you in my life! You are a Beautiful soul!
      It is wonderful to call you my friend and soul sis!!!I
      I love all that you are!!!


  2. Do u have to do them in order cuz I blew the “Anger” one right out if the water early on today, lol ! Seriously though, even as frustrated as I was I kept thinking ” anger is an energy” ( a song from the 80s) and a goofy line I always say, ” like, if u send out negative waves they just bounce back to you, dude” ( helps if u use a stoner surfer tone when u say it). Needless to say, it was a challenging day but those 5 points are for real, totally, dude.

  3. Glad to see you still go in and read them Cynthia. 😉 Very positive to live by. Reiki is good and I need to get back to doing it or teach it. What you have written along with the principles is great. Love you.

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