The Five Reiki Principles
Just for today, I will not be angry – Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will be grateful
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing
Gassho is the first part part of the complete Hatsurei-ho meditation. It is perfect for when you begin learning to meditate. Gassho is also perfect as a start and end point to other meditation exercises.
Gassho means ‘hands coming together’
Sit with your hands together in the traditional prayer position and focus on breathing, slowly, in and out. As you take each breath in, visualise the Reiki energy entering through the top of your head and filling your entire body.
As you let each each breath out, visualise Reiki energy emitting from every part of your body. Visualise the Reiki energy continuing out into infinity.
This is an easy meditation to learn but extremely effective. When learning you can practice this as much or as many times as you like. Once perfected you can use this meditation to begin the more complex excercises where you can simply use the Gassho meditation until you feel you ready to move onto the next stage