The Original Reiki Ideals

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join hands in prayer,
pray these words to your heart,
and chant these words with your mouth
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The Founder
Usui Mikao

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These ideals (also known as the five ethical principles or precepts of Reiki) were put in place by Dr. Usui, the founder of the Usui System of Natural Healing, shortly after he had been working with beggars on the streets of Kyoto.  He had decided that he needed to give guidelines to the people he worked with in order for them to live a more fulfilled life.  The guidelines constitute ways in which we can take more responsibility for our lives and, although they were written over 100 years ago, they are still relevant today.


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