The Original Reiki Ideals by Mikao Usui
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 to your heart,
And chant these words with your mouth.
I love that the Reiki ideals outright say to be kind. I would like to add the reminder to be kind to all living beings, not just to people.
Why does Reiki remind us to be kind? Kindness raises your vibration and uplifts the world around you. Being kind in thought, word and deed is a powerful choice. You can ask Reiki for help being kind.
What does being kind mean? Being compassionate, big-hearted, gentle, respectful, benevolent, nice, caring and loving. Being kind requires you to connect with the living essence of another living being. How do we connect with another being you may ask? It’s simple. Through your heart. Reiki energy opens our hearts and softens our minds.
Reiki can help you give up the need to be right. Wanting to be right or judge causes us to disconnect from the loving part of ourselves. It’s our ego’s way of saying, “I’m better than you.”
When you connect with your heart space, you’ll find that other people’s way of being or doing is their unique perspective which is no better than our own. Is it really worth losing love by being right? Yes, this means even when you are driving.
And let’s not forget about yourself. Examine your own thinking. Are you being kind to yourself in your thoughts? Notice if you are beating yourself up, judging yourself or berating yourself. If you discover you’re thinking an unkind thought about yourself, pause and take a deep breath. Turn on your Reiki and allow your mind to soften and join up with your loving heart energy.
By being loving and kind to yourself, you’ll find it much easier to treat others with gentle concern. Being kind to yourself is the beginning of adding light to the world around you. Sometimes being kind to yourself or others may mean setting boundaries and saying ‘no’. The Reiki will guide you in this.
If you are saying yes, when you really don’t want to do something, you’re only hurting yourself. Either learn to say no, or ask the Reiki to help you line up your energy with what you’ve agreed to do.
How can you use Reiki to help you be kind to yourself and others? You can Reiki yourself and focus on the word kindness. Just allow the Reiki to flow and notice how you feel. If you are attuned to the distance symbol, you can send Reiki ahead of you on your path for the day while infusing the quality of kindness. You could charge a quartz crystal and place an affirmation under it such as, “I am kind to all living beings, especially myself”.
Just by focusing on kindness, you’ll notice it more. You’ll see your gentle and loving thoughts about yourself being reflected back to you from the world around you. With all that positive caring reinforcement, you’ll find it easier and easier to be kind.
If you come across someone who is just being rude, you’ll know they aren’t feeling those gentle and loving thoughts right now. It’s your choice, what will you mirror back to them? I suggest turning on your Reiki and filling yourself up with it and radiate it out.
Reiki connects us with the power of now and the feeling of ‘all is well’. When we truly remember all is well, kindness comes naturally.
In Loving Reiki Light,