How to Use Reiki Principles to Boost Well-Being

How to Use Reiki Principles to Boost Well-Being

Reiki is a Japanese method of energy healing. It is based on the belief that all people have energy fields or life forces that keep them alive.

According to the practice physical, mental and emotional problems can result if energy is low or blocked.

Reiki’s purpose is to balance the energy fields and promote good health. A Reiki practitioner uses their hands to direct energy and places them on your body. According to research, it may reduce anxiety and pain, increase mood, well-being, and combat depression.

Reiki, like other spiritual practices is founded on a set principles. These core concepts are similar to affirmations and intentions. They help you focus on the present moment and guide you in connecting with your Reiki energy. This can increase your sense of well being in many ways.

Let’s talk about the Reiki principles and how they can be used to bring more positivity into your daily life.

What are the Reiki principles and how do they work?

Five principles are the foundation of Reiki’s philosophy. These principles are designed to help you heal and balance your Reiki energy. Let’s take a closer look at each.

For today, I let go of my anger

Sometimes it’s normal to feel angry. It can happen in many situations, such as dealing with rude coworkers or getting cut off by traffic.

Reiki says that external events do not cause anger. It comes from the angry energy you already have.

This principle is designed to help you let go of this energy. This principle encourages you recognize your anger and let it go. It allows you to bring happiness into your life.

Today, I let go of all thoughts of worry

Many people worry about things that haven’t yet happened. Although it can be easy to believe that this worry stems from outside, Reiki believes it comes from within.

Negative emotions can result from worrying about the future. If you can let go of worry energy, it may be easier to live in the moment and less about the future.

  1. For today, I am grateful

This is a reminder that gratitude should be expressed for all you have. It can help you cultivate more positive energy by slowing down and acknowledging the good things in your life.

Today, I expand my awareness

Mindfulness is the key to energy balance in Reiki. This principle encourages mindfulness and helps you be more aware of the present moment.

Today, I am gentle with all living things

This principle is about how kindness can bring you positive energy. This principle includes being kind to yourself, which is vital for spiritual health.

What can you do to incorporate Reiki principles into your everyday life?

To help you think and act in a positive way, you can use Reiki principles to guide your day. Reiki practitioners believe that this promotes spiritual and personal growth. It can help you live a happier, more fulfilled, and balanced life.

These principles can be used as daily mantras and guidance.

Accept and let go of angry feelings

The first principle, “I let go of angry thoughts,” is about improving your relationship to anger.

These steps will help you incorporate this principle in your life.

  1. Speak “Just for today, let me release my angry thoughts” aloud to yourself or to others.
  2. Consider the time you were angry today. Think about the anger you felt yesterday if you just woken up.
  3. Consider past events similar to these. Compare your emotions.
  4. Ask your higher self for help in releasing these angering thoughts and feelings.
  5. Take two deep breaths. Imagine letting go anger every time you exhale.
  6. Accept your worries and let them go

The second principle of “I release worries thoughts” can be achieved by mindfully releasing anxious thoughts.

Here’s how:

  1. Speak “Just for today, thoughts of worry” aloud to yourself or to others.
  2. Consider the times you were worried about today. Think back to the time you were worried when you awoke this morning.
  3. Consider similar situations from your past. Find similarities between your current emotions and those from the past.
  4. Ask your higher self for guidance in letting go of these worries.
  5. Take two deep breaths. With each inhale, think of your worry energy as being released.
  6. Practice gratitude

The act of being grateful is the third principle, “I’m thankful”.

To express gratitude consciously:

  1. Speak “Just for today” or to yourself.
  2. Consider every positive thing, person, or situation in your life. Gratitude is a way to express gratitude for all of them.
  3. With each thought, allow your heart to feel full.
  4. Recognize yourself

Fourth principle, “I expand mine consciousness”, refers to acknowledging one’s own mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present and being present in the moment.

Begin by uttering the principle aloud to yourself or to others. Next, imagine a time when you have experienced greater consciousness.

  • Being present in the moment
  • Feeling thankful
  • Meditation in some form
  • Doing a meditation walk
  1. Practice kindness

Recognizing when you have been unkind is the fifth principle. This allows you acknowledge the emotions you are feeling and to let go.

  1. You can say “Just for today” or “Just for me, I’m gentle to all beings including myself” aloud.
  2. Consider the times you have been cruel to others or yourself today.
  3. Recognize guilt and anxiety that these events may have caused. Ask your higher self for help in releasing that energy.
  4. Take two deep breaths. Consider exhaling the negative energy you have.

Reiki resources

The following resources will help you learn more about Reiki:

  • International Center for Reiki Training
  • International Association of Reiki Professionals
  • The Reiki Alliance

Books about Reiki can be found at your local bookstore or library.

These podcasts and apps will help you incorporate Reiki principles into your family’s daily life.

  • “Reiki Lifestyle Podcast”
  • “Real Reiki, Real Life and Real Spirituality Podcast”
  • Reiki Healing Affirmations
  • Reiki Wisdom Library app
  • myReiki app

The bottom line

These five Reiki principles will help you to naturally heal your Reiki energy. These principles can be used regularly to help you feel more balanced and flow in your life and improve your well-being.

Talk to a Reiki practitioner to learn more about Reiki principles. Books, podcasts, apps, and other resources available on Reiki.