The Original Reiki Ideals written by the founder Usui Mikao are as follows ::
"The secret are of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today do not be angry
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer
pray these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind"
Over the years, it has been distilled into something a bit more basic. And as a Reiki practitioner and Master Teacher, it is "recommended" that I say this every day.
And the honest to God truth is.... I do. I say this every morning.
But it goes more like this....
"Just for today...
I will not anger
I will not worry
I will do my work honestly
I will be kind to myself and all living beings
I will be very grateful for my many blessings"
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Rei = Spiritual Wisdom Ki = Life Energy. It is also know as the vital life force or universal life energy. The non-physical energy that animates all living things.
I confess that I struggle with Anger and Worry on occasion. But if we are going to be working with all of LIFE we have to work with all of the energies that are present within it.
That includes ALL OF IT. Love, Joy, Anger, Hate, Hurt, Beauty, Kindness...etc....
We can't spiritually bypass or purplewash the parts we don't like or don't want to deal with.
That includes anger.
I had something happen last week that really bothered me. It made me angry. I was really hurt.
I stuffed these feeling. I ignored them. I found there were moments where there were venom in my words. My actions were passive aggressive. I was miserable and angry. For days!
Then I woke up to what these words really meant... for me.
It is TOTALLY OK for me to be ANGRY! BUT if I am to be kind to myself and the people around me, I MUST express my feelings in a way that not only honors my anger but honors the love for the person who hurt my feelings.
So, I spoke with the person. I spoke with honesty and love. THAT was the magic of these Reiki Ideals that I have been reciting every morning for months now.
One of the gifts of Holy Fire Reiki III is the healing of the Culturally Created Self.... the healing of the wounded Ego in order for the Authentic Self to emerge.
If you get angry. And you definitely will! Embrace it. Honor it. Send it love. Let your anger be a beautiful teacher, an effective communicator, an opportunity for growth and healing.
The spaces between the angry moments gets less and less. I promise.