The 5 Reiki Principles That Will Change Your Life


Mar 06, 2023

The 5 Reiki Principles That Will Change Your Life

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The 5 Reiki Principles

Have you heard of the 5 Reiki Principles? The Reiki principles are values and beliefs that Reiki Practitioners live by. These Reiki principles have been used for centuries to help people heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. From improving your overall wellbeing to finding inner peace, the 5 Reiki Principles are powerful tools that can help you achieve your goals and increase self-awareness. Read on to learn more how these principles can change your life!

1) The First Principle: Just for today, I will not worry.

The key to achieving this principle is being mindful of the present moment and taking your attention away from worrying about the future or ruminating on the past. Instead, focus on the present, without judgment. 

  • When you're feeling overwhelmed by life's worries, take a few minutes to observe your breath and become aware of how you're feeling in the present moment. Acknowledge your feelings without judging them and remind yourself that everything will be okay. Let go of any fear or anxiety that may arise.

By focusing on the present moment, we can remain calm and at peace in the midst of chaos. It is also important to recognize that worry can often be a source of stress and can lead to physical and mental illnesses. Worry and stress can become addicting because it causes an adrenaline rush. By choosing to not worry today, we are choosing to focus on the present instead of projecting onto the future. 

It is important to take time out for yourself, meditate, or practice yoga in order to reduce stress and remain centered. By doing this, we are better able to make decisions that are in our best interest instead of reacting to fear-based decisions made out of worry.

The first principle of Reiki healing encourages us to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment and to let go of fear and worry. By living in this way, we open ourselves up to the joys of life and create a space for healing.

2) The Second Principle: Just for today, I will not anger.

Anger is an emotion that many of us struggle to control. It can come in many forms – rage, annoyance, irritation, or simply a feeling of frustration. When we experience anger, it can be tempting to lash out and express our feelings in a negative way.

However, Reiki teaches us that it is possible to find healthier ways to deal with anger. 

  • The Second Principle encourages us to take control of our anger and channel it into something positive. This principle invites us to take a pause before responding with anger and instead take time to assess the situation, think about why we are feeling angry, and decide how best to respond.
  • By following the Second Principle, we can learn to be mindful and understand why we are feeling angry and take steps to address the underlying issue rather than simply lashing out. It also gives us an opportunity to practice self-compassion and forgive ourselves when we do get angry.

Reiki healing is all about balance, and the Second Principle invites us to find balance in our emotions by taking a moment to consider how we want to react to our anger rather than allowing it to spiral out of control. By learning how to better manage our anger, we can be better equipped to handle difficult situations and maintain our peace of mind.

3) The Third Principle: Just for today, I will be grateful.

Gratitude is an important part of Reiki practice and healing. When we express gratitude, we create a sense of inner peace that can help us to better cope with life’s challenges.

  • The Third Principle encourages us to look for things to be grateful for each day, no matter how small. Whether it’s something as simple as a beautiful sunrise or something more significant like a meaningful conversation with a friend, try to find something each day to be thankful for. 

Remember that being grateful is not just about appreciating the physical items or people in our lives; it’s also about being thankful for the internal gifts and lessons we receive every day. For example, be grateful for any changes you are making in your life, or for any growth and knowledge you may have gained. 

Gratitude can help us cultivate a sense of contentment and peace that will be beneficial in our lives, both spiritually and emotionally. When you take a moment to be grateful, it’s like an energy boost to your spirit. By connecting with gratitude, we can tap into a sense of joy and fulfillment that will inspire us to keep going even in the face of difficulty. 

4) The Fourth Principle: Just for today, I will do my work honestly.

This principle emphasizes that the work we do should be done with honesty, integrity, and a sense of purpose. This means that our intentions should be pure, and that we should always strive to do our best. 

  • When we approach our work with a sense of purpose and integrity, it allows us to be more productive and efficient. We can tap into our innate creativity and potential, allowing us to achieve more than we could have imagined. It also allows us to be more mindful in our work, avoiding distractions and staying focused on the task at hand. 

Moreover, practicing this fourth principle encourages us to cultivate humility. We must recognize that the success of our work does not depend entirely on us, but also on the support of others. By humbly accepting help from others and giving credit where it is due, we can create an environment of trust and collaboration. 

Adhering to this fourth principle allows us to bring more mindfulness into our work, both in terms of the tasks we do and how we interact with others. We can find a deeper appreciation for what we do and see the results of our efforts as part of a larger mission to make a positive impact in the world.

5) The Fifth Principle: Just for today, I will be kind to every living being.

The Fifth Principle of Reiki Healing is one of the most important, as it emphasizes the importance of kindness towards every living being. This includes not just people, but animals, plants, and even microorganisms. This principle encourages us to show respect for all living things, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem.

  • When we practice this principle of Reiki Healing, we are opening ourselves up to new opportunities to spread kindness and love. We learn to practice compassion and understanding towards those around us, including our environment. Being kind to others and having a positive outlook on life can help us manifest better outcomes in our own lives, as well as in the lives of those around us.
  • This principle encourages us to be mindful of how we treat others and our environment. By taking the time to show kindness and understanding towards all living things, we are setting an example for others to follow. Reiki practitioners believe that by following this principle, we can improve the quality of life for everyone around us.

By committing to be kind to every living being, we are showing our commitment to making the world a better place for everyone. We are creating an atmosphere of peace and understanding, which can have a positive impact on our own lives as well as those around us. By practicing this principle of Reiki Healing, we can make a real difference in the world and experience greater happiness in our own lives.

Hopefully learning the 5 Reiki principles can help you live a more healthy, balanced life, while increasing your sense of connection to the universe!

Learn more about Reiki by booking a session with Lisa now!



Lisa is a Reiki Master, Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, and trained in the Bengston Energy Healing Method. Lisa is also a Certified Life coach and currently in her second year of graduate school for a Master of Social Work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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