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
BY DR.MIKAO USUI
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.