There is no need of following one particular religion or spiritual path to practice Reiki, no need to follow a strict set of rules or commandments. Just remember you have to heal yourself first, and that’s why Usui Sensei left us a set of five principles, to help us find balance within ourself.

On his memorial stone they are referred as “The secret art of inviting happiness, the miraculous medicine to all disease”:

Just for today do not be angry

Just for today do not worry

Just for today be grateful

Just for today work with diligence

Just for today be kind to yourself and all living being

The founder of The System of Reiki, Mikao Usui