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The Reiki Principles


The Reiki principles are a way to release the stories that your mind is telling you that create suffering as you go about your day. Most events in and of themselves are not stressful. It is the beliefs that we have about them that cause our stress. As you unravel and release those beliefs, you will find more balance and peace in your life.

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It is not possible to live every moment within these principles; however, you can continue to improve how you manageyour thoughts and actions day to day, moment by moment. By focusing on these tenets, your conscious actions over time will become a natural way of being. 


You may find reading the principles in the morning right when you wake up and evening before going to sleep helpful. You could also carry them with you or have them visible in a place you visit often or your healing room. The five principles will have a different resonance and meaning for each person and you may find that the feeling you have when you recite them now will be different than how you feel when you recite them tomorrow, next month and a year from now. You will need to commit time with them to see how they feel and what they mean for you:


Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings. 

Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing. 


With the focus of manifesting now being a popular practice, we tend to choose positive statements rather than negative. In a positive frame they could be: 


Just for today I will trust.
Just for today I will love.
Just for today I will be true to myself and others.
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing. 


You may also focus on the energy of each principle and what it feels like. 

Holding the intention is more important than the semantics of the principles.

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