Usui Reiki Precepts
Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude.
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today I will let go of anger.
Just for today I will let go of worry.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.
To live the attitude of gratitude and give thanks for my many blessings.
To live in gratitude is to live in abundance. When we are constantly in the attitude of gratitude, feeling thankful not only for what we have received but for what we know and trust will be constantly provided, we begin to magnetically attract abundance. Our normal state is that of abundance. It is only our connection with the collective unconscious belief in lack, and our own conditioning, which keeps us from accepting that which is truly ours. One of the fundamental concepts at the root of the major philosophical and religious systems in ancient times was that all-sufficiency. It was taught that to understand one’s self was to understand God, which by going deep within, one could transmute fear into love, ignorance into wisdom, and lack into abundance.
If you focus on what you do not have, you will continue to experience lack. If you continue to be aware of the unlimited abundance all around you, and consistently feel the resulting gratitude, abundance will continue to be your state of affairs. There is nothing lacking on this planet, it is the distribution system that has gone awry due to our illusions about lack, not to mention Man’s greed, again due to fear of not having enough.
To be in gratitude is to know at the core of your being that All is One, that separation is an illusion. Another important factor is to be able to accept the abundance that is rightfully yours. If you feel subconsciously unworthy of the riches and wealth of the Universe, you will block the flow of abundance to you. Often, this consciousness keeps even those people who seem to follow and live in accordance with the laws of Universal Harmony, away from the true success and prosperity, which they deserve.
The casual factor must be sought in each individual. In most cases, the channels through which affluences and harmony normally flow are either undeveloped or paralyzed. Reiki can assist in opening these channels to flow freely and naturally. Once this connection is made, success and prosperity will be obtained. In the realm of the Absolute, every action, every cause, results in a perfect effect, which is complete success. The only reason that most people do not achieve is that they are not aligned with it, or are closed to it. Begin now to live in abundance, and just for today, live the attitude of gratitude.
I will let go of anger.
Anger is an arrow; it points to our fears. It has roots in the feeling of guilt from having separated ourselves from Universal Consciousness. To anger is to desire control, which results from feeling out of control, out of synchronization with our divine life purpose. Some of us have allowed our ego to direct our life course, at the same time ignoring the inner flow of harmony. By allowing the ego to be affected by illusions of desires and expectations, we suffer untold grief.
When our expectations get the best of us, and we become angry because someone did not live up to our need and desires, we tend to forget that those we have drawn into our environment are mirrors. Every thought that we think sets up a cause, and the effect may come back when we least expect it. Truly, every situation is a mirror, a direct reflection of cause and effect, created by you. Those who happen to press your buttons or stimulate your weak points are not really the cause of your anger. You draw each other in a mutual need to complete certain lessons. Be appreciative for the petty tyrants in your life because it is through them that we discover the weak points of our ego.
By observing our reactions to others, we can determine what issues of attachment are still at work within our own psyche and begin to change negative patterns. When someone angers you, try to let go of the emotion in order to become more consciously aware of your reactions, and begin to master your emotions, you will discover it is impossible to stop anger in the middle of its expression, nor is it desirable to suppress it. Allow the anger to move through. Practice just being aware of the roots of your anger. Then, feel gratitude for having been given the opportunity to witness your weak points, and know that only growth can result.
Do not feel guilty for experiencing anger. We are triggered when we are attacked by the anger of others. We take things personally when things do not go our way. Hurt feelings often cause us to lash out in anger. While attempting to reprogram our old anger tapes, we must allow ourselves to release our emotions, and not hold it in. Sometimes, we can tone down our reactions by expressing, in a calm way, how someone’s negative statement made us feel. If the person persists in a loud way, it is wise to regain your power by not reacting, but emanating love.
Anger is an energy which creates diseases in the body. It would be of great benefit for us to learn to transform this energy so we live happier, healthier lives. Just for today, let go of anger be in the attitude of gratitude.
I will let go of worry.
To worry is to forget that there is Divine or Universal purpose in everything. If we are truly in tune with the guidance of our Higher Selves, and live each day to the best of our ability, we are then aware that we have done everything in our power we possibly can, and the rest is up to the Universal Life Force.
Worry is a thought pattern which results from a feeling of separateness from the “I AM “consciousness (or Universal Wholeness). The basis of worry is fear. Fear will attract those energies which you fear to you. So, if you assume bad will happen, you are literally calling it to you, and it will come. When we claim our unity with the “I AM “consciousness, we can let go of these destructive thought patterns. Instead of entertaining fearful thoughts, we can take control and replace the thought with an affirmation or positive declaration.
To worry about the past is futile. We must remember that each person, including ourselves, does the best that they can in each of life’s situations, in accordance with the knowledge or wisdom they have at any given moment. If you regret a past action of yours, realize that you reacted according to your resources; then be thankful for the lesson and move on. At the same time, realize that all injustices done to you in the past were done by others as a result of their conditioning. We can only wish them well and hope that they too have learned from their actions.
To worry about the future is futile. A saying to live by: Expect the best in life, and when you receive something you did not expect, know and trust that it is best for you in the present situation. Even if what occurs seems very negative at the time, it is only a lesson. Somehow, you helped create that situation, even on a subconscious level, to learn. So feel gratitude that it has come to pass, and that you are free; now move on. Surrender to your Higher Self, and try not to interfere with the Universal timing in life. Know that in your perfect flow there is synchronicity of events. As long as you have completed your part in the scheme of things, all else will be taken care of. Worrying results from illogical and irrational patterns of thought, creating in turn more limitations and a further separation in consciousness. Surrender today to your Higher Self, trust the Divine Plan, and release yourself from worry.
I will do my work honestly.
Of great importance to a harmonious life flow is honesty in dealing with oneself. To be honest with oneself is to face the truth in all things. Many of us live in a fantasy world when it comes to perceiving reality. When we deny the truth about reality and are ultimately faced with truth, we may become severely disjoined. Sometimes the truth seems hard to deal with in our world, but if we really look deeply, examine our own behaviour, and discover the purposes that various people and situations have in our lives, we will develop compassion for all.
To live in truth is to be aligned with your Higher Self’s purpose. Living in truth is also the simplest, least complex way to live. Truth brings clarity. When we face life honestly, we can more clearly see the lessons that we are here to learn and complete them with much less effort. Living a life of illusion is much more complex. Denial then takes centre focus, and soon a web of falsehood may so thoroughly bind us, to barricade us from the truth, that we may have difficulty finding our way out of the maze.
If you are honest with yourself, you will project honesty on to others. It then becomes easy to do unto others as you would have others do unto you. This truth is reinforced by love for yourself and others, which helps to create harmony in our lives. So, live in truth vitalized by love and integrity. Just for today, do your work honestly.
I will show love and respect for every living thing.
We are all of One Source. It is clear that all forms of life are interdependent. The destructive changes that have occurred in recent times on the planet have opened us up to this fact. In order to survive, we are discovering that we will have to drop our self-centre tendency to control nature, and learn to show love and respect for all life forms.
Through the study of physics, we know that we are all a collective energy from the same source. There is truly no solid matter, only different levels of vibration. All forms of matter vibrate at different energy levels, yet are all interconnected, because there are no solid barriers between them. So, when we accept all the various aspects of ourselves, it affects all others. And when we accept others, we feel this reflection in ourselves. As a result, any positive energy, whether directed at ourselves or others, helps to heal the whole planet. Each person, animal, plant, and mineral is included in the whole. To show love and respect to all others is to love and respect ourselves and our Mother Earth.