The Five Reiki Principles

The Five Reiki Principles (Kyogi)

This week I want to talk a little about The Five Reiki Principles that are an important part of our Reiki training and continuing self development both as Reiki practitioners and more importantly as everyday human beings. The five principles form the Gokai which was written by Mikao Usui as a set of precepts that his students recited in Gassho and could govern their lives by. Written in Japanese in Usui’s own hand above, the original Gokai when translated into English goes something  like this;

MIND AND BODY IMPROVEMENT
USUI REIKI HEALING ART
TEACHING PRINCIPLES
MYSTIC ART TO INVITE HAPPINESS
MIRACULOUS MEDICINE TO CURE ALL DISEASES
TODAY ONLY
DO NOT ANGER
DO NOT WORRY
WITH THANKFULNESS
WORK DILIGENTLY
TO OTHERS BE KIND
MORNING AND EVENING IN GASSHO
HOLD THIS IN YOUR MIND AND CHANT

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