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The practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho use 125 Gyosei written by Emperor Meiji, who was the 122nd Japan Emperor and made a lot of Gyosei (Japanese WAKA poetry), as mental food. They also keep the GOKAI (For today only, do not anger, do not worry. Be grateful. Endeavor your work. Be kind to all people everyday, make an effort for your own mind & body growth, aim at keeping health, and aim at increasing peace, prosperity and happiness in family/society/nation/world.)
Shuyokai, which means seminar, is held by Traditional Reiki Ryoho master in order to encourage the growth of mind and spirit of all attendants. Reiju is given by the master at that time. Hatsureiho is taught in the Level 2 to practice Reiki by oneself..
At the beginning of Shuyokai and Hatsureiho,
GYOSEI is read aloud to clear idle thoughts. GOKAI is read aloud three
times at least. This was started by Usui-sensei and Traditional Usui Reiki
practitioners perform it still now.
It is said that Emperor Meiji was a great psychic. His goodness was generated to all over the country like sun, his feeling was broad-minded and plentiful like the ocean, his will was strong, his belief was full of love and as broad as the land.
In Meiji era, most politicians were so called great people who experienced much difficulties in the changing era from Edo SAMURAI period to Meiji democratic period, but they got strained and sweat when they were meeting Emperor Meiji, not by Emperor's authority but by Reiki power.
USA president F. Roosevelt said, "Japanese people must be happy to have such a great Emperor. Japan will progress and develop with the Emperor Meiji. "
Emperor Meiji did not talk a lot but wrote a lot of WAKA poetry to express himself. These poetry's are recognized as great poetry in Japanese literature.
Usui-sensei respected the Emperor Meiji, selected 125 WAKA poetry as GYOSEI to use in Reiki lesson.
You have a right pure soul if you have nothing to be ashamed of in front of God, whom you cannot see, who knows you all. I wish everyone had such soul.
I wish my mind clear like great people unknown but have great mind and soul. Though I am the Emperor, I am not a great as a human.
I have consecutive unhappiness and pain that I cannot control. Easy to think that there is no God, I tend to think that the other person is to blame for it. Is this really blamed on other person? Am I always right without any fault? No, I can remember that I also have many faults. This is blamed on me, I know that this is the result I bring, and now I am free from ill feeling.
I stand at the spring green field, looking up at the clear blue sky, and I wish I could get the broad sky in my mind.
No one can always live at his/her own will. People get disappointed and feel discontent when things do not go as they expected. The expectation and desire, however, cannot be satisfied completely but grow more if a desire is satisfied, and at last, it will result in ruin. So I think that reality with much unintentional XXXXX
If you get a beautiful, bright and scratch-less jewel, without constant polishing and cleaning, it will lose its brightness by a little dust. So human heart also, beautiful and pure heart cannot be kept without constant polishing.
Human, that is manifestation of a God, should always have hope, bright and broad-minded heart as God has, whatever may happen.
Water does not oppose any vessels and it is stayed as the vessel form. Water seems to be obedient, flexible, and not self-assertive. However, water can break rocks with its consecutive concentrated drops. So people should also have flexibility for any situation such as thought and human relationship, and have consecutive concentration to do something important.
People have been liked pine tree because it is said that pine tree bring good luck. And people evaluate the shape and balance of pine tree, but the real worth is different. When the coldest winter came after the lapse of many years, pine trees could survive deep snow and storm though other trees died all. Pine trees showed their toughness and people evaluated the great pine trees.
Today I had nothing to do and I find that now is evening. I felt sorry for that at first, but I changed my mind that this is not so bad, is it? Yes, it is BAD because any moment is very precious for people and I waste my precious time today. Well, however, I should not regret my passed day for so long. Now I try to live my new day without regret.
The Gyosei is often spoken or sung before the Japanese Hatsurei ho meditation used in Japanese Reiki classes or gatherings, and has a syllable beat of 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7. At the end of the gathering the Precepts are also spoken; mainly the Gokai - the 5 well known statements.
Hatsurei-ho is called "Shuyo ho" when it is done together in a group. It goes like this: