Reiki Precepts Chanting by Frans Stiene

May 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Ayni Books, Frans Stiene, Healing, Imprints, Meditations

Today’s Meditation is Chanting with Frans Stiene


Precepts are Instructions

At the heart of the system of Reiki are the precepts:

Do not be angry

Do not worry

Be grateful

Practice this diligently

Show compassion to yourself and others

There are many layers within the precepts and one of these layers is instruction, as the word precept also means instruction. Not only are they instructing us to not be angry and worried, but as the heart of the system of Reiki, the precepts also instruct us how to utilize all other practices within this system.

These other practices are meditation techniques, hands-on healing, symbols and mantras, and the reiju/initiation/attunement.

Let’s take a closer look at these instructions and how they relate to some of the practices.

Say we are doing hands-on healing on someone and afterwards they say, “I did not like this session.” Often we might get angry or worried, but the precepts instruct us just to let it be.

We often use the word “giving” when we perform hands-on healing on others, or even in connection to the reiju/initiation/ attunement. But if we follow the instruction of compassion, then there is nothing to give. Within real compassion there is no giver, gift, and receiver – just being. We also can see this in the kanji

of Reiju. Ju 授 means both to give and receive at the same time. Spiritual giving is letting go of the “I” who is giving in the fi rst place. This kind of giving is a natural giving, so natural that we do not even have to call it giving. It is being as natural as the sun; the sun just shines and is not thinking, “I am giving this light to the birds, the people,” and so on. It is just shining naturally. So we are not “giving” so much as we are “being” Reiki.

The precepts also are instructing us that we need to practice diligently. Thus we need to practice daily the meditation techniques, practice daily meditations on the symbols and mantras, practice daily hands-on healing on ourselves, practice all aspects of the system of Reiki to deepen our experiences with it.

Being grateful means that we need to be grateful for all of the experiences we have during the practices, no matter if we label them good or bad.

Following these instructions therefore helps us to become more compassionate during our practice, teachings, and daily life.

Bestselling author Frans Stiene has been a major influence on global research into the system of Reiki since the early 2000s. His practical understanding of the Japanese influences on the system have allowed students around the world to connect deeply with this practise. Frans is a co-founder of the International House of Reiki and Shibumi International Reiki Association with his wife, Bronwen Stiene, with whom he has co-authored several of his books, including The Reiki Sourcebook and The Japanese Art of Reiki.


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