Along with learning to connect and channel Reiki energy with an attunement, we also learn the Reiki precepts. These guidelines provide an ideal way to live one’s life in order to be the beacon of universal life energy from the heavens. These ideals provide a goal for the way to be walking with love and compassion. These precepts have given me so much to work on for the last 20 years. The precepts are as follows:
Just for today, do not worry Just for today, do not anger Just for today, do your best Just for today, be grateful Just for today, be kind to every living thing.
Simple enough, but oh so challenging. The key to being able to walk fully in all of these practices has been to take time to breathe deep and quiet my mind. Then in that space I am able to allow my body to release all the stress and emotions I have been holding. Meditation was impossible for me until Reiki. This practice has truly changed my life from one of surviving to one of thriving!
Just for today, is super helpful for me as it takes away the pressure of having to live up to this all the time. Since this is just for today, it feels very doable. I love that each one starts with what I feel is essentially saying, focus on right now.
Do not worry. This precept is easier some day more than others. I truly have come to realize, as long as I am taking time to breathe deep and take time for me a few times throughout the day, then this is possible.
Thoughts can be my biggest enemy, but instead of fighting them I have learned to see the worry as a clue it is time to be peaceful and take time to relax. Do not worry, but instead do.
Do not anger, has literally been my most challenging practice. The hardest part was to see how I was hurting and tend to that on my own. I learned to accept responsibility for my emotions and then talk to others after I had determined the root cause.
One book that helped me tremendously was ANGER by Thich Naht Hanh. This book describes the importance of personifying anger and seeing Anger as a baby. I had to learn to tend to the baby, and take it for a walk until it calmed down.
Next I learned to dig in and examine what was the hurt underneath. This skill is super empowering. No longer was I victim of my emotions or what someone “made me feel.” This simple precept took me years to master. And now that I have, I want everyone to know how important and powerful this is!
This technique of tending to Anger is a key step in Reclaiming your Power. You have the power over how you react to situations. You have the power to tend to you emotions and love them all as a part of you. This is self-love.
Once you have mastered the concept, the next step is to practice and feel it. Set up a session with me to learn or remember how to Reclaim your power through self love. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up time for self work.❤️