“Just for today
I will not worry
I will not anger
I will do my work honestly
I will be kind to every living thing
I will give thanks for many blessings”
These words which resemble a prayer are the 5 guiding/golden principles of Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation.
It is thought to be an ancient healing method later to be named and explored by Dr. Mikao Usui in 19th century.
It is is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Life force finds various expressions in different cultures and languages, such as mana, chi, ki, prana or breath.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy.” So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki is an ancient natural healing method administered by the laying on of hands for the application of Universal Life Energy to strengthen the individual’s energy system and promote relaxation.
The practitioner channels for Reiki, which has an intelligence of its own flowing where it is needed in the body and creating necessary healing conditions.
When our energy is high and flowing freely, we feel healthy, strong, and full of energy.