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5 Principles Of Reiki - #2 Just For Today, I Will Not Worry

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.

So many bills, too much work, am I too fat? What should I do? Say? The list of worries is endless. We worry partly because we live in the past, in our regrets, or in the future filled with doubt and fear, but we rarely live in the present.

The past is done, there is nothing that can be changed, so why worry about it. Learn from it and move on. Worrying about the future is equally pointless and frustrating. You can recognize it, plan for it, prepare for hundreds of potential outcomes, but you really have no control over it. What happens tomorrow depends on what you do today. The future is where worriers spend their days, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, creating the future you are worried about. Worrying is like wishing for something you don’t want to happen.

Worry goes beyond concern, worry is based on fear of the unknown, the “what ifs”. Reiki helps us to let go of the fear and focus on today and to take it day by day. Work on what your life is right now.

Most of the things we worry about never happen! Worrying drains you of energy, energy you need to deal with the real world. Take the appropriate action to reduce your worry, learn to let it go. Let go of the past, and trust in the future and live for today.

When you worry, you create a mental reaction to something that hasn’t happened yet (and may never happen). You are experiencing the emotion before any action. You are preparing yourself for the worst possible scenario. If you always prepare for the worst, that “worst case scenario” you actually experience the emotion of how the worst will feel. Once this emotion has been established, it is difficult to see the future with any different outcome. You will be an eternal pessimist.

Worry is a “state of stagnation”. You are “blocking” yourself by worrying about things that may or may not happen to you. Worry blocks the potential flow of blessings, the rewards and energy available from the Universe. Changing your attitude and outlook allows you to look on every event as an opportunity with unlimited possibilities.

Letting go of worry today, and every day, brings healing to the body.