The Principles of Reiki

The Original Usui Precepts

From a copy given by Mrs. K. Koyama

The Secret Method Of Inviting Blessings

The Spiritual Medicine Of Many Illnesses

For today only, do not anger, do not worry.

Be grateful. Endeavour your work. Be kind to all people.

In the morning and at night, with hands held in prayer,

Think this in your mind; chant this with your mouth.

The Usui Reiki method to change your mind and body for the better.

The founder
Mikao Usui

©with permission from Rick Rivard

These 5 principles have evolved over time from the original precepts as taught by Mikao Usui Sensei and are taught now in this beautiful version.

Just for today trust

Just for today have compassion

Honour your parents, teachers, elders

and mother earth

Be honest with yourself and others

Be grateful

The Reiki Principles are the heart of Reiki. Usui taught that dedication to principles and living them was essential. The real intent of the principles is to bring about a clear state of mind, peaceful living and loving kindness toward all sentient beings. The principles embody compassionate living and they provide an opportunity for humility, gratitude and equanimity. In healing our Self by living the principles, we can find true happiness.

A downloadable Acrobat PDF copy of these principles is available here.