all systems that deal with energy, Reiki practitioners are extremely
conscious of the positive and negative energies that swirl around them.
Their life mission is to eradicate negative energies and harness positive
energies for the betterment of themselves, their patients and the humanity
So Reiki practitioners attach much importance to building up
“character” in the followers. Every practitioner is given five affirmations
that have to become part and parcel of his or her daily existence.
Surprisingly, the five affirmations that are
taught to Reiki students were not laid down by Dr. Usui the founder of Reiki
practice. These were propounded by Japanese Meiji emperor as five guiding
spiritual principles for the Japanese people.
Dr. Usui adopted them as they
helped Reiki students build greater awareness in their daily practice.
for today I will live in an attitude of gratitude."
This is the first of the affirmations that
direct the attention of the student towards the need to always count his
blessings rather than bemoan all that he has not acquired in life. This
consciousness brings with it a feeling of fulfillment in life and creates an
actual environment of abundance. It connects the individual to the treasures
that lie buried in the consciousness and fosters a sense of wonder. It makes
the practitioner humble, stabilizes and calms his mind and strengthens his
resolve in the face of adversities.
A good way to begin is to maintain an attitude
of gratitude while doing Reiki for others. This prevents ego from asserting
itself. Every session is to be regarded as an opportunity for service and
every act is to be seen as a chance to discharge a debt for the bounty that
nature has conferred on us. One begins to see the wealth that we have been
conferred with and our gratitude grows geometrically.