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Reiki Precepts

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The Reiki Precepts

The best way to utilize the precepts is to sit quietly in meditation and contemplate one at a time. Recall them multiple times a day. What comes up for you?

Here is one version of the precepts in English, followed by the original Japanese. See how it feels to pronounce the Japanese words; savor their open vowel sounds

  • Today only —– Kyo dakewa
  • Do not anger —– Ikaru na
  • Do not worry —– Shinpai suna
  • Be grateful —– kansha shite
  • Practice diligently —– gyo o hageme
  • Show compassion to yourself and others —– hito ni shinsetsu ni

Another version of the precepts

  • Just for today…
  • Do not bear anger, for anger is an illusion
  • Do not worry, for fear is a distraction
  • Be true to your WAY and your BEING
  • Show COMPASSION to yourself and others

Ready for the next step? Try chanting them in Japanese for 15 minutes!

  • Kyo dakewa
  • Ikaru na
  • Shinpai suna
  • Kansha shite
  • Gyo o hageme
  • Hito ni shinsetsu ni
When you start to work with the Reiki Precepts, you start to recognize different ways that you can incorporate them into every day life. Have fun. Play with them. See how they work together.

About the author

Teri Calandra

Teri Calandra Dipl.Acu, MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, RMT

Teri began her studies in energy medicine as part of her own personal development journey, and continues to to learn and integrate that knowledge into her practice. Teri is the founding practitioner of Calandra Center for Health & Wellness in Schaumburg, Illinois. She is licensed by the State of Illinois in acupuncture (L.Ac.), and board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

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