March 15th, 2016
The Secret of Inviting Happiness Through Many Blessings~The Spiritual Medicine for all Illness
In the practice of Reiki we have 5 Principals on which the healing is based.
In Japanese these precepts are known as Gokai. Mikal Usui, the Founder of Reiki observed that is was not enough for him to pass healing energy to others, it was also necessary for them to have a way to actively participate in keeping themselves aligned to a positive way of being. Therefore, Usui, offered these tenets to his students and those he worked with. He suggested they be chanted morning and night as a reminder to the spirit of how to stay in a healthy frame of mind and body.
Today only Kyo Dakewa
Do not anger Ikaruna
Do not worry Shinpai suna
With thankfulness Kansha shite
Work diligently Gyo Wo Hageme
Be kind to others Hito Ni Shinsetsu Ni
When I teach these principals to my students, I do so in Japanese. I do this because,as with any chant, the original sounds the concept is created with seem to have their own magical way of resonating through us. Just as many people who do not understand Latin still appreciate a mass intoned in this hypnotically beautiful language or just as western yogis embrace the sounding of Sanskrit chants, I find my students lean into this simple, yet profound creed in its original language.
I also prefer the Japanese version because, as a hypnotist, I am aware that the original translation into English is not easily accepted by the subconscious mind. We prefer to accept what we “should do,” much more easily than what we “should not do!” If I were to translate these principals into a modern affirmation, I would offer:
In this moment:
I release angry thoughts and feelings
I let go of all worry and concern
I am in a state of grace and grateful for my many blessings
I do my work honestly
I respect all living beings, including myself
However it might be, if these words resonate with you, I invite you to add them in some form to your own daily practice. I can assure you they make a difference in my life and I hope they will in yours as well. Blessings.
*If you are interested in hearing the Principals recited in Japanese, or learning them,please visit: http://www.healing-arts-miami.com/student-resources.html to see Frank Arjava Petter’s video .
I have been teaching all my life, but have never had the complete satisfaction I get from awakening others to their inherent Healing Energy!