Usui’s Precepts – A Powerful Way to Increase Our Vibration

by | Oct 18, 2019 | Reiki, Reiki 1


As part of our Level 1 Reiki training we are certain to learn of Usui’s precepts and the benefits that these bring to our lives as we start to apply them daily.

When I’m teaching, I love to explain how the precepts can gradually change our way of thinking and acting / reacting as we apply them on a daily basis.  I also like to emphasize what my original Reiki teacher told me, on my Level 1 course, about how very clever Usui was by adding the simple preface of “Just for Today” before each precept making them attainable for us all.

But today I awoke with a very specific thought about how the precepts can help raise our vibration. 

How The Precepts Affect Our Vibration

As we know the precepts begin:

Just for today…

  • Do not be Angry
  • Do not Worry

Worry and Anger are both low vibrational emotions.  In fact, as far as the spectrum of emotion goes, they’re pretty much the bottom of the pile (except for despair and hopelessness).

So, it’s no wonder that Usui then went on to add…

Just for today…

  • Be filled with Gratitude

This is a far more positive emotion and one that is far higher on the vibrational scale.

The fifth precept also states…

Just for today…

  • Be kind to people and yourself

What is this teaching us other than to show compassion and love for everyone (and by extension, everything) and very importantly to ourselves?  The emotions of love and compassion are pretty much the top of the pile when it comes to vibration.

A Way to Apply This in Daily Life

Daily we are bombarded by news of things that are focused on the negative.  That are focused on bringing down our level of vibration.  Even if you avoid newspapers and news programmes you will not be able to escape the barrage of information about terrorist threat, climate change and Brexit etc etc.

Think about that for a moment.  What is that potentially doing to your vibrational state?

Over my lifetime there has been a constant supply of such fear inspiring issues: Cold war, threat of global nuclear destruction, oil running out, global financial crises, housing market crashes and the list goes on and on.

Looking back at my own life, for more than four decades, this led to me living in a state of fear and trepidation.  For example, as a child I had repeated nightmares about nuclear war!

When we live predominantly in this emotional state it weakens who we are.  It supresses us as individuals.  It stops us reaching our real potential and living a contended and fulfilling life.  This is a HUGE deal!  We cannot, MUST not, allow this to be the case!

So, what if we connect all of these kinds of negative emotional triggers to our five Reiki precepts?

If we do, then we will no longer worry about them.  We will no longer be angry about what is happening around Mother Earth.  Instead we will be moved by LOVE and COMPASSION and act on that basis.  As we do, we move and act from a far more empowering emotional stand point.  AND, through our example we lead others to do the same!!


So, Just for Today, can we avoid acting from fear and anger?

Can we move to a place where we never act from worry or despair?

If we can, then we can become moved and motivated by LOVE, by COMPASSION, and a desire to help mankind and this beautiful planet upon which we live from a far more empowered stance.

If you have found this blog interesting then please feel free to contact me for further info.  Or visit our website or Facebook Page to discover the range of courses, informative events and treatments that we have to offer (see links below).

In Love and Light

Rob Linden

Usui, Holy Fire & Karuna Reiki Master

“Fall in Love with Reiki”

A Blog by Rob Linden (Usui, Holy Fire & Karuna Reiki Master) Copyright 2019

Artwork used with permission – Howard Cheslett

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