I love walking in the city, arms swinging, camera in hand, a small handbag with a few essentials slung across my body.
And the Reiki Precepts in my mind.
Do not worry,
Do not anger.
Be kind to others.
Usui called those pithy gems his Secret to Inviting Happiness, the Spiritual Medicine for all illness.
What could be simpler in expression, or richer in understanding? Not a moment in the day lies outside their purview.
And some days we need simpler.
That’s when I stay with Be kind to others. All the Reiki Precepts are contained therein.
Be kind to others
When we are kind to others, we have set aside worry and anger, and reached within to our true nature. Having found that inner spaciousness, we share its glory with others.
And as we revel in it ourselves, the day changes.
The alchemy of kindness transforms everything.
Your happiness secret
Try it. Simple kindness, not looking for acknowledgement. Your happiness secret with yourself.
Not feeling it? No problem! Even if you’re not feeling particularly kind (and maybe especially when you’re not), try making an action of kindness. Then let your awareness settle into your state. See what happens.
Let’s run a Reiki community experiment. Try a moment of kindness, and leave a comment sharing how it shifts your state.
Usui 150+ Birthday Reiki Precepts Gift
Usui called his Reiki Precepts the “Secret to Inviting Happiness.” Would you like to be happier?
I have a gift for you, a gift that will make you happy, and help you stay that way.
August 15 is the 150+ birthday of Mikao Usui, the founder of our practice, and I’m celebrating by giving you a free gift, which I hope you’ll accept.
I have three weeks of short daily emails to start your day with Reiki Precepts inspiration. They are waiting for you to say, “Yes, I choose happiness!”
If starting your day for the next three weeks by inviting happiness sounds good to you, click here to get your free gift. Let’s encircle the globe with simple, daily Reiki Precepts awareness.
Practicing daily self Reiki makes it easier to practice the Reiki Precepts by opening an experience of inner spaciousness, but anyone can practice the Reiki Precepts, not only Reiki practitioners. Everyone is welcome to the happiness emails, whether or not you are Reiki-trained.
Deepen your Reiki practice in retreat
What are you making more important than your happiness?
What is it costing you to not be as happy as you could be, right now?
And what is it costing the people you love?
Retreat is a time-tested method for finding your way (back) to happiness. I offer four different options, two you make at home and two in-person. Surely one suits your needs.
USUI VIRTUAL RETREAT is a retreat that meets anyone’s needs. Start whenever you want and go as fast or slowly as you choose. This retreat is flex enough to meet anyone’s needs.
WRITE REIKI is an online interactive program I offer periodically.
INVITING HAPPINESS REIKI PRECEPTS RETREAT is given in-person in New York City or elsewhere.
HEART of PRACTICE REIKI RETREAT in MEXICO Warm hands, warm hearts, warm sun! What else do I need to say?
Whichever retreat you choose, you will leave refreshed — transformed, even — happier, and empowered to stay that way. The retreats are open to anyone who practices Reiki, so please share with your Reiki buddies.