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I Will Not Be Angry

5 Principles Of Reiki - #1 Just For Today, I Will Not Be Angry

Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese healing art administered by the “laying on of hands” and the transfer of healing energy. The term Reiki is a combination of rei meaning life and ki, meaning energy. As an alternative medicine, Reiki is considered energywork using spiritually guided life force energy.

Reiki Principles - Dr. Mikao Usui, the founding father of Reiki taught his students the 5 Reiki Principles, also called Reiki Ideals or Reiki Precepts. Usui based these principles on the teachings of the Meiji Emperor of Japan and intended them to be a pattern for living a life of peace and harmony.

#1 Just For Today, I Will Not Be Angry

We all get angry on occasion, we live in a frantic, fast paced and stressful world. There will be times throughout the day when you feel frustrated and angry. How do you deal with it? Should you deny your feelings, pretend you are not angry?

No, denying your emotions is not a healthy approach, suppressed anger tends to surface later, stronger and more powerful than before. Acknowledge your anger, it is a powerful emotion, think of it as energy in motion, energy that you have power to transform.

Learn to transform your anger from an automatic negative response into a calm and deliberate constructive action. When you acknowledge and address your anger, when you allow that energy to transform, you open yourself to positive energy and emotions like love and compassion.

Follow the “just for today” rule, focus on today, not anger or a “grudge” from yesterday or the past or plotting revenge in the future. Your anger will be much more manageable if you think of the present day.

Dealing With The Physical Effects Of Anger

Anger has several negative effects on your health, it triggers your body’s “fight or flight response” causing a release of hormones and neurotransmitters originally intended to help you escape a threat. Your blood pressure shoots up, your heart races and adrenaline flows in your veins. Useful in a real emergency, not so much if you’re simply angry if someone cuts you off in traffic.

This angry energy (and the accompanying adrenaline) can’t be destroyed so convert it to something constructive, in this case a trip to the gym or track would be ideal. Burning the energy on the treadmill will also reduce or eliminate unhealthy stress and reduce your risk of chronic stress and adrenal fatigue. Transform your anger to positive energy in the gym.

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