In writing my Reiki Master Manual to teach it in addition to levels 1 and 2, I was drawn to explain the Reiki prayer / mantra ... or affirmation as I prefer to call it. I wondered why it was so important not to be angry, worry, etc and then it came to me so here's an exert from my Reiki Master Manual:
The Reiki Affirmation
I wonder how much thought you have ever given to the wording of the Reiki Affirmation? This gives us a tool to help us to achieve peace of mind and so a healthy body, and that means that we can channel the energy so much more effectively to those who need it – including yourself and Mother Nature.
Just for today I won’t be angry
Just for today I won’t worry
Just for today, I thank my parents, teachers and my elders
Just for today, I will be kind to every living creature
Just for today, I will do my day’s work honestly
Just for today, I give thanks for my many blessings
How does the Reiki affirmation help you to achieve this?
Thoughts are energy. The more energy you give to something, the more real it becomes.
Think of another type of energy. Heat maybe - the more heat you give to something, the hotter it becomes. A kettle gives heat to the water in it, the more heat, the hotter the water gets. As it is energised the water gets so much energy it goes from being hot to evaporating, turns to steam and goes into the atmosphere - It spreads out – that’s a prime example of how energy heightens your vibration and how your mind can reach up to the higher self more easily the more you use Reiki with a heightened vibration.
A thought works in the same way. By giving something more thought, we give it more energy and just like the water in the kettle, the bigger it gets and then it spreads out until it has so much energy it cannot help but to become a reality - we manifest it.
So with the mantra in mind:
Anger will only make you more angry. The injustice of it! How dare they! What you wish you’d said! What you will say and really tell them! How hurt you are! It’s ruined your day, your week, and your life! You will create more and more anger until you explode or become ill.
Similarly Worry means you’re thinking about something negative happening. And the more you think about it, the more you will make it happen. So by saying “Just for today I will not worry” – you are preventing negative fears and worries from becoming real.
And yes, you will become ill because our bodies show us the “dis-ease” in our emotions by making them a physical disease. Our body is literally screaming at us “I am angry, look I have kidney stones because I’m so angry”. Or I can’t stop shaking because of the fear and worry that wracks my mind. My whole body is shaking, I feel sick. I worry so much that my hair is falling out, I stutter I have skin problems. STOP!!!
A positive outlook, brings peace to your world. A positive outlook brings a healthy body.
Worry and anger are negative emotions and bring negative thinking. By the very act of “worrying”, you are giving something your energy. By giving something your energy, you are giving it the energy to become real.
We often worry about something that has not happened … it does not exist! So why would you want to think, think and think again about something that does not exist!?! Do you really want to give it so much energy that you will bring it to life?
By taking Reiki into your world, you want to heal. You want to be well. You want to heal others. If your body is ill because of worry (fear) and anger you won’t be able to channel Reiki to anyone else. Your own body will be taking every bit of energy to heal the ailments that you’re creating for yourself.
Just for today I thank my parents, my teachers and my elders – Because no matter how well or how badly they have taught you, or what they have taught you – they have taught you! We learn, grow and evolve and your predecessors are helping this process. They built the world in which you live, planted the trees, prepared the fields for food, cleaned the water supply, built houses, made things a lot safer for your arrival into the world. That’s something to be thankful for!
By cultivating kindness we are honouring the circle of life rather than holding everything for yourself. There is no need to be mean – emotionally or financially for example. What does that achieve other than make the other person, plant* or creature feel awful. We have the ability to channel positive energy. I honestly believe this is why we get more sensitive to negativity as we become more tuned into the Rei-Ki because the awful News and gossip is so unkind and is detrimental to our health. We are being conditioned to want to watch war in movies and the News which is full of propaganda, to want to see violence – trying to find a TV series or movie which does not involve violence, battles, guns, murder is almost impossible. The media is full of ridiculous gossip which only hurts the object of the article.
As a Reiki Master Practitioner you will probably already have found that your way of thinking has become - why would we want to take part in this?
Doing our day’s work honestly can be looked at from many different points of view. The guilt trip or smugness of getting away with being dishonest uses a lot of energy which could be better used to heal ourselves, others and situations. Our minds can drive us mad if we didn’t do the job properly that we were expected to do. The guilt and so worry of being found out or any repercussions …. Or if we feel smug about it, then we’re happy that we duped someone which is not a positive way of living. So you understand why it is important to do our day’s work honestly.
Counting our many blessings brings such gratitude and a smile to our faces that it promotes positivity and so great things to happen.
So, to heal, to be a Reiki Practitioner, you must train yourself to be mindful and encourage others not to worry or be angry; to learn to give thanks, to be kind and to avoid guilt trips by being honest.
My Reiki Master course is done in two half day sessions to suit you and your commitments. On day one we will go through the manual and you will be attuned to be a Reiki Master. On day two we will do the practical session of how to do attunements. If you prefer, day one can be tweaked and done via Zoom video conferencing with the attunement as part of day 2.
By the end of the two sessions, you will be able to attune students to be Reiki level 1, level 2 and Master Practitioners.
The cost of the course is 250 Euros in Spain or £300 in the UK
If you'd like to come to Spain and make a break out of your attunement or indeed any other Practitioner courses, Linda can recommend very reasonably priced accommodation and car hire.
Linda Jane W has been a Holistic Practitioner and Tutor for over 15 years.