Sometimes all we need are a few little sentences that encourage us first thing in the morning to set a more positive tone for our day ahead.  Meaningful words that when read or written down can adjust our thinking, or shift our focus (if needed).

Five simple sentences that can help lift stress, dissolve anger, worry or negative thinking.  Five refreshing sentences that when read or meditated on, can bring us closer to a more connected and inspiring way of life.

Dr. Mika Usui ( 1865 – 1926 ) is the founder of Reiki and creator of the principles.    Whilst there are a few variations of these ancient principles out in the world, I personally don’t think it matters which one you use.

The important thing is to feel, and know in your heart, which set of 5 principles you feel most connected too.   Your intuition or gut feelings will certainly let you know.

Below are the 5 reiki principles that I have chosen to share with you today.  Read them gently and slowly.   Enjoy.

1:  Just for today, I will not be angry

2:  Just for today, I will not worry

3:  Just for today, I will be grateful

4:  Just for today, I will do my work honestly

5:  Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing:

Of course you can create your own five principles.  In fact why not.

For example, if you are not keen on using the word anger (which I’m not) you may change it to: “Just for today I will feel peaceful” or if you are not keen on using the word worry (again I’m not keen on using it) simply change to:   “Just for today I will trust totally”.

The whole idea is to uplift your thinking and overall  sense of well-being –  just for today – with 5 simple sentences, that mean something to you.  If you have another 5 principles that you live by please share them.  I’d love to hear what they are.

The 5 reiki principles by Dr. Mikao Usi

1 –  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.  Letting go of anger brings peace into the mind.

2 – Just for today, I will not worry.

Endless worries may fill one’s head, and each one bores a small hole in one’s body and soul.   Letting go of worry, brings healing to the body.

3 – Just for today, I will be grateful.

Be grateful from your heart.  Inner intention is the important element of 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.

4 – Just for today, I will do my work honestly:

Support yourself and your family respectably, without harming others.

5 – 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 the world.


~ Recent Daily Ritual ~

When breathing is restricted and shallow your body doesn’t feel safe.

Muscles tense. Chest tightens.  Jaw clenches. You under-breathe.

The mind becomes anxious.  Thoughts race.

Know your breath is medicine.

Deepen, slow and relax your breath. Your body will soon follow. Feel safe and more in control again. xx Carole

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