What Reiki Training Taught Me

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Reiki training is more than hand positions

I learned a meditation that I practice daily. A new way of looking at life and choices. I learned that just for today, I will… and I’ve applied those learnings for the better part of 20 years now. Sure, I also learned hand positions and the ability to self-heal. I’m not underplaying that value at all, it’s just that my Reiki training was so much more than that.


The 5 core teachings of Reiki

Just for today, I will…

  • Not worry.
  • Not anger.
  • Do my work honestly.
  • Give thanks for my many blessings.
  • Be kind to myself, my neighbor and every living thing.


These are the five core teachings of Reiki as interpreted by me. Yes, I have changed a couple of the words. But the core values remain. I try to teach these in all of the works I do. I’ve even printed them on business cards and hand them out like candy. I make them a practice in my daily life and meditations and I would love it if you joined me. Just get familiar with the precepts and begin to incorporate them into your life. Start to hold yourself accountable to them. Consequently, watch what happens with your life and your relationships as you become more present in your interactions. Enjoy the transition as you become more peaceful in your encounters and more forgiving in your nature.


Reiki training is about being present in the moment

Just for today, I will not worry – Not worrying is about energy projected into the future. You cannot worry about something that has already happened. Pull the energy and attention back to the here and now. Focus on this one moment in time.


Just for today, I will not anger – Not angering is again about being present in the moment. Only this time it’s about energy projected back into the past. You can’t be angry about something that hasn’t yet come to pass. Be present, in the moment, for you at all times.


Reiki training is about finding what you love and doing it

Just for today, I will do my work honestly – this is more than not embezzling from your employer, it is about finding your calling; what you really want to do. Whether it is your vocation or avocation, do what you love, with your whole being. Do not compromise your life for what you think others may want from you. Do not compromise your life for what you may believe to be the “right” thing to do. If you want to be a pirate or a princess, then make it happen. Understand, it’s your soul’s desire that calls to you.


Reiki training is about gratitude

Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings – learn to give thanks for your MANY blessings before you seek more. Own what you have and be grateful. I promise you will find abundance in this. It doesn’t matter where you are in life, when you find that place of gratitude you will see improvement. All manifesting begins with gratitude.


Reiki training is about the golden rule – starting with you

Just for today, I will be kind to myself, my neighbor and every living thing – I have inserted myself first. While, this is left out of the original teaching, it’s important to note it’s the most important aspect. Because as a coach I can tell you that this is often the core of most peoples’ challenges. Be kind to you. Take care of you. Do good things for you. It’s ONLY when you have the abundance to give to others without draining your reserves will you find the balance you seek. Fill your pitcher before you attempt to fill another’s glass.


Reiki training is about being who you are at the soul and core of who you are

When you take each precept as a lesson and make it a part of your daily meditation, you begin to see the goodness and light in this world. you also begin to see yourself as an extension of that light. I’m not going to tell you life is easy, or that all things are fabulous. There are some really shitty people out there doing really shitty things. And it really doesn’t matter. When you live from your soul’s purpose, you realize the world (media and social media) want you to leave your lane and join the chaos and crazy. Reiki training will help you stay in your lane and make a difference by holding a place of peace and light for the rest of the world. You’ll find your words, thoughts and behaviors reflecting that light and making a difference.


The lighthouse does not enter into stormy waters to save any craft or vessel. It remains steadfast on the shore, illuminating the hazards and safe passage ways. The lighthouse shines it’s light for all its worth. It remains constant regardless of the circumstances. Be that lighthouse. Just for today…

~Kimberly Rinaldi


Try to live it fully. I want you to see what changes you bring about in your world and the world around you. And if you’re interested in training with me as a Reiki Practitioner from the comfort of your own home, great news! Because I now offer DIY, Online group, Individual and Live Workshop training. 


Tell me, tell me, tell me… What types of energy healing have you experienced? What was your first Reiki experience?


  1. Veronica on May 18, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Love this

    • KRinaldi on June 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

      😀 Thank You!

  2. Nadine Merciere on June 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I have these 5 core teachings beautifly framed in my meditation room! They help me a lot!

    • KRinaldi on June 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

      I love using them as a meditation to keep me on track with my self care. Glad you resonate with them as well.

  3. Divya on December 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    My name is Divya and I would love to learn and experience Reiki from home.
    Thank you,

    • KRinaldi on January 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Divya: Thank you so much for reading.