Do not anger,
Do not worry.
Be grateful & humble
Be honest in your work Be compassionate to yourself & others
How would you classify your everyday life?
Are you stressed, super busy, running from one task to the next without breath?
Are you overwhelmed?
Do you wish you could just stop and push the RESET button?
Perhaps even find joy in your everyday tasks?
It is possible to achieve positive change - with some simple tweaks in the way you think and approach life.
Mikao Usui, founder of the Reiki lineage, set out to share the secret of happiness with all those who crossed his path. Generations later and traveling down the lineage line, Reiki masters and teachers set out to do the same thing - help you understand how to once again invite joy and wholeness into your life.
One does not have to be into Reiki to enjoy this happy state of life. I simply wanted to share these concepts so you too can explore the centerdness that brings joy. Of course practicing Reiki self-treatment can be an effective and centering way of starting your day or treating ailments that show up. You might be intrigued by what you learn when you join a Reiki workshop.
Did you know that joy is a natural state of being? Being joyful brings about a healthy state in body and mind. Our emotional state affects not only our immune system but all functions in the body and when stress sets in, our body's capacity to self correct is compromised.
Think of the people that you love being around; and notice their outlook in life. Chances are they are joyful people, full of life and excitement and that state of being is what attracts you to them. We long to be happy and to have fun in life. Wouldn't you want to be full of life and experience joy?
When you read the Reiki Precepts above, what message do you get out of it?
Do you notice that it starts with "Today only"? For me this is the reminder that we focus on one day at a time. Now, at this moment, on this day, what am I willing to put my focus on? How can I intent-fully create my day so that I may experience the most gratitude for how my life is flowing? These concepts have helped me to flow through calm and challenging days in my life. One at a time. Their power lies in the moment. Negativity is toxic to the body. How can I stay positive, kind, loving and how can I serve my fellow man without judgement?
You might be thinking "How is this going to help me find joy in my life"? Well, when you learn to slowly start removing the emotional toxins, the body responds by relaxing and allowing all systems to slowly come back into balance. This is why meditation and quiet time are so essential to our health. And by the way, repeating the Reiki precepts like a mantra during your meditation is a great way to allow joy into your life.
Are you ready to experience something different in your life? Are you ready to let go of stress, anxiety and find joy and calm? I invite you to adopt and repeat those precepts and see how they can bring some positive change in your life.
To your health and joy!