When we become angry It brings us into a state of unbalance, consequently creating serious blockages in our energetic system. This can lead to pain and disease in the physical body. When we project our hate upon others we in turn affect them, and the world around us negatively causing disharmony to ourselves and to all those who surround us. Reiki can unblock and repair our energetic system, but by following this mentality we can maintain a harmonious and balanced life also creating waves of positivity that serve to uplift the world around us.
II - Just for today, I will not worry.
Worry has strikingly similar characteristics to anger as it serves to weaken and block our energetic vitality. Worry may be rooted in the past or in the future, but it always seems to affect us in the present. Like anger it leads to disharmonious effects like pain and disease in the physical. It also stifles us from being in our true power and acting accordingly to our life’s ultimate purpose. By letting go of mundane worries we are free to be in accordance with our highest ideals, and spread our positive waves throughout the world.
III - Just for today, I will be grateful.
Gratitude is the attitude of total abundance, love and compassion.By coming from a place of gratitude we see life's challenges and obstacles as opportunities for powerful growth and learning, rather than setbacks. Alternatively, when we express true gratitude for the blessing bestowed upon us we honor the beauty of life, and garner the will to spread generosity to all those who suffer. In the world today gratitude and generosity trump all fears, as we can learn to join together in love and compassion. (This in itself also serves to strengthen our total energetic system)
IV - Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
By living a life of honesty and morality we cultivate respect for others and ultimately...for ourselves. Self respect and dignity dispels negative thought patterns and belief systems, freeing us from lower emotions which serve to disrupt and drain our life force. Honesty also demands respect from the world around us, as people will hold us high in their minds, giving them a higher set of ideals to improve their own situations. Be the change in the world!
V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
I have two words to sum up this final ideal…. LOVE and COMPASSION. By being a beacon of love and compassion we elevate all beings around us, and ourselves as well. Hate and fear destroys and divides. Love and compassion heals, creates and unifies. By being kind to others we truly live closely to the foundational ideals of Reiki. Rise above the lower emotions and express these values in your daily life! With this attitude we can create profound change with every choice, and every action. We can watch our world be transmuted from a place of suffering and fear, into the multitude of beauties that life has to offer. It's only a choice.