October 8, 2019


I’m thrilled to welcome back Chelsey Prior to guest post for us for ZTT.  This is Chelsey’s second ZTT post, her first being on ‘The Postively Life-Changing Power of Theta Healing‘.  This time she shares with us the benefits of Reiki and also briefly explains what Reiki is, for those of us (yes including me) who were not quite sure what Reiki was.  You can find out more about Chelsey and where to connect with her in her Bio at the end of this post.

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Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a form of natural healing originating from Japan. This modality uses universal life energy to reduce stress and harmonise the body, mind and spirit.

Anyone can receive Reiki. It does not fall under any belief system and can generally be used alongside medication and medical treatments. The most important factor in healing is simply the genuine desire to be healed.

Receiving a Reiki treatment, either with a trusted practitioner or through self-treatment, can help promote feelings of relaxation, reduce stress, improves and balances energy levels and promotes the body’s natural healing processes.

Practiced hands-on, hands-off (or just above the body if preferred) or by distance, removing energetic blocks and moving the flow of energy around the body and to areas that need healing.

Some practitioners may also use crystals, incense or essential oils to enhance the treatment.


  • Relaxation.
  • Detoxification.
  • Improved quality of sleep.
  • Reduced stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Feeling light, clear, centred and grounded.
  • Boost in the body’s natural healing process.
  • Cleared blocks within energy centres (this will help to clear and improve limitations that originate from each energy centre).
  • Increased awareness.
  • Feelings of bliss.
  • Increased creativity.
  • Reduced fatigue and improved energy levels.
  • Relief from pain.
  • Balanced energy.
  • Strengthened immune system.
  • Holistic healing.

The creator of Reiki, Mikao Usui, passed on five principles to each of his students to allow students to embody beautiful Reiki energy everyday.

5 Reiki Principles to Live By

Just for today, I will not anger.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will be grateful.
Just for today, I will serve others.
Just for today, I will be kind to all living beings.

Embodying these principles one day at a time promotes mindfulness and living in the now. And living in the now is a direct path to the Zen state.

Happy Zen Tip Tuesday!

A girl sitting on rocks in a serene meditative state

© Monica Pronk Photography


Chelsey is a Sydney based Meditation Coach and Energy Healing Practitioner.

With a passion for holistic healing, health and wellbeing, Chelsey shares her love for natural living with a fun and simplistic approach so it can benefit the lives of others the way it has positively changed her life.

Here’s where you can connect with Chelsey:



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  • Reply Pradeep October 8, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I have heard of Reiki and its immense benefits. Though I don’t practise it, I incorporate some of its basic philosophies in my daily life. But I think I should read more about it and imbibe more of the Reiki principles. Thanks for this post.

    • Reply Min October 8, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Pradeep! I am interested in learning more about Reiki myself. I think it is fascinating … and I love those principles also!

  • Reply Natalie October 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Hi Min – I heard of Reiki and now learned more about it from this post. Thanks for sharing this Zen tip. #MLSTL

    • Reply Min October 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Hi Natalie – thanks for visiting. It’s always good to learn new stuff don’t you think? 🙂

  • Reply Christie Hawkes October 9, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I have also heard of Reiki, but never had any direct experience with it. I do love the five principals. Thanks for sharing those.

    • Reply Min October 9, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      I love the five principals too Christie!

  • Reply Leanne | October 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    My SIL used to do reiki – I’ve always been a little bit dubious about it all, but if it works for some people then I guess that’s all that matters. I do like the five principles at the end.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • Reply Min October 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      I’m curious about Reiki – these things intrigue me. I always keep an open mind and will give things a try at least one before passing judgement. The five principles at the end are lovely aren’t they? Thanks Leanne!

  • Reply Debbie Harris October 9, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I have heard of Reiki but I didn’t know the 5 principles to live by, they are spot on! Thanks for sharing this information with us from Chelsey. #mlstl

    • Reply Min October 10, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      I didn’t know the 5 principles either Deb but they’re great, aren’t they?

  • Reply Barbie Holmes October 10, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Reiki fascinates me! My aunt and cousin are both certified practitioners. The 5 principles are pillars of fundamental elements to live by. Loved reading this article! Thank you, Chelsey! #mlstl

    • Reply Min October 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      I find it fascinating too Barbie, and the 5 principles are fabulous. I’m so pleased you enjoyed Chelsey’s post!

  • Reply Erica/Erika October 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I have heard the term Reiki although I don’t really know anything about this, a common response in the comments. I appreciate learning new things, especially from people I respect, Min:) Thank you for introducing Chelsey to me.
    Very interesting to learn about the benefits of Reiki. I can immediately incorporate the five principles into my day. I find the “I will not worry” especially challenging for me. I will continue to work on this principle and the others. Thank you Min and Chelsey. #MLSTL and I have shared on my SM

    • Reply Min October 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Your comment is so lovely, thank you E/E! The “I will not worry” principle is a hard one for me too. I’m a born worrier!

  • Reply Joanne Tracey October 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I did a course in Reiki some years ago, but of course, have never done anything with it or explored it any further. I also had a Reiki treatment one time in Ubud, Bali, which was really powerful – in fact, it shocked me just how powerful it was.

    • Reply Min October 12, 2019 at 11:16 am

      There’s always time to explore what you learnt in your Reiki course further Jo! I’m really intrigued, and pleased actually, to hear that your experience with Reiki treatment was powerful! I’d love to sit with you over a coffee (or wine!) and learn more! 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer October 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    While I’ve never had a Reiki massage, I know someone who had it done while she was in the hospital. It was prep before she went into surgery. And it was part of the hospital or the doctor’s program to have it done prior to the surgery. I thought that was pretty interesting for the medical world to recognize that it was useful.

    • Reply Min October 12, 2019 at 11:17 am

      That’s amazing to hear Jennifer! I wonder did it help her?

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