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LEVEL I - TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. What is Reiki?
  2. The History and Origins of Reiki
  3. The Reiki Principles
  4. Auras and Colors
  5. Introduction to Chakras
  6. Working with your Healing Guides
  7. Benefits of First Degree Reiki
  8. Hand placements
  9. Healing Benefits of the Hand Positions
  10. Reiki Ethics
  11. First Reiki Symbol
  12. Preparing for a Reiki Attunement
The Reiki Principles
by Terri

Naturally, due to the various translations of the original Reiki Principles, there are several versions. The following is the one I was taught: 


Just for today, give thanks for my many blessings. 
Just for today, do not worry. 
Just for today, do not be angry. 
Just for today, work honestly. 
Just for today, honor your parents, teachers and elders. 
Just for today, be kind and show gratitude to every living thing.



Another version (and this one is more "correct," and closer to the original Reiki Ideals as taught by Usui than anything else I've come across): 


The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings
*SHO FUKU NO HI HO

The Spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses
MAN BYO NO REI YAKU.

For today only, do not anger, do not worry.
KYO DAKE WA OKORU NA, SHIN PAI Su NA

Do your work with appreciation.
KAN SHA SHiTE NARIWAI O HAGAME

Be kind to all people.
HITO NI SHIN SETSu NI


In the morning and at night, with hands held in prayer, think this in your mind, chant this with your mouth.


ASA YU GAS SHO SHiTE KOKORO NI NENJI KUCHI NI TONA E YO

The usui Reiki method to change your mind and body.

SHIN SHIN KAI ZEN USUI REIKI RYOHO

The founder, Mikao Usui

CHOSO (author) USUI MIKAO

(*The phonetic Japanese form - Lowercase vowels are barely pronounced)



The following is given by Hawayo Takata on her audiotape, The History of Reiki, as Told by Mrs. Takata (Vision Publications, transcript page 11). 

Just for today, do not anger.

Just for today, do not worry. 

We shall count our blessings and honor our fathers and mothers, our teachers and neighbors and honor our food. 
Make an honest living. 

Be kind to everything that has life.

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