Gokai – the five Reiki principles
In the Jikiden Reiki practice, the five Reiki principles of life are central.
Usui Sensei observed that many people after receiving treatment often returned with new health problems. He realized that if people wanted to be completely healthy, they would have to look after their physical as well as their mental health in the same way. The Gokai (Go-5, Kai-principles) were formulated by Usui to promote a healthy mindset and change negative thinking patterns. He calles the Gokai “The secret method of inviting happiness – wonderful medicine for all diseases”.
In Jikiden Reiki, the Gokai are spoken in Japanese, so they retain their original power. Kototama in the Japanese language means words that have a linguistic effect. The Gokai are kototama.
Despite the shortness of these rules of life have a deep meaning and a centering, strengthening and purifying effect on your own body and mind and the environment.
It is recommended to repeat the Gokai three times, everyday in the morning and in the evening, sitting in the Gassho position.
If you are interested, I will gladly submit you a detailed information sheet on the meaning of the individual Reiki principles of life.
Kyo Dake Wa
- Ikaru na
- Shinpai suna
- Kansha shite
- Gyo-o hage me
- Hito ni shinsetsu ni
Just for today
- Do not be upset
- Do not worry
- Be grateful
- Do your duties
- Be kind to others
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Karin Birchler, Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto