Last weekend we had the honour and privilege of spending time with Paul Mitchell, one of only 22 Reiki Masters initiated by Hawayo Takata.
On Saturday we attended a 'share day' where we were welcomed by the local Reiki community - a group of complete strangers who immediately felt like family due to our Reiki connection. Together we enjoyed a blissful afternoon giving and receiving of Reiki. Then on Sunday, Paul led a workshop reviewing and reflecting on the Reiki Principles and their meaning and impact on our lives.
I found the following exercise so simple and effective that I thought it worth sharing. It's based on the first Usui Reiki principle of "Just for today do not worry".
Step 1 – Name your worries
Step 2 – Find your worry themes
Step 3 – Identify your worry antidotes
Remember there are only two types of worries: ones you can change and ones you can't. So for worries you can change resolve to do it. For worries you can't change refine your antidotes until you have one or two you can turn to whenever you catch yourself worrying.
Then just for today, don't worry.
Many thanks to the Reiki Australia for organising this magical weekend.