Gyosei Waka Poems




Usui Sensei selected 125 Gyosei (or “waka” (和歌) a Japanese traditional poem) from among about 100,000 poems composed by Emperor Meiji. One of them is chanted at the start of each Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai gathering in order for the members to purify their defiled thoughts with the chant, and to prepare the mind for receiving Reiju.




1) 秋の夜の月は昔にかはらねど
世になき人の多くなりぬる (月)

Akino yono tsukiwa mukashini kawaranedo
Yoni nakihitono ooku narinuru (Tsuki)

While a moon on an autumnal night remains just the same as ever,
In this world the number of the deceased has become larger. (Moon)


2) あさみどり澄みわたりたる大空の
広きおのが心ともがな (天)

Asamidori sumiwataritaru ohzorano
Hiroki onoga kokoro to mogana (Ten)

As a great sky in clear light green
I wish my heart would be as vast. (Sky)


3) 暑しともいはれざりけりにえかえる
水田にたてるしづを思えば (をりにふれて)

Atsushitomo ihare zarikeri niekaeru
Mizutani tateru shizu wo omoheba (Orinifurete)

Thinking of lowly people standing in a boiling hot paddy field
I hesitate to utter “it’s hot”. (Upon occasion)


4) 遠くとも人の行くべき道ゆかば


Tookutomo hitonoyukubeki michiyukaba 

ayaukikotowa arajitozoomou

No matter how far you go, as long as you take the right path,
nothing dangerous will come to you.


5) 千早ぶる神のひらきし道をまた


Chihayaburu kaminohirakishi michiomata

hirakuwahitono chikaranarikeri

It is the vigor of people that will pave further the path paved by god.


6) ともすれば思はぬ方にうつるかな


Tomosureba omowanuhouni utsurukana 

kokorosubekiwa kokoronarikeri

Things are apt to go and unexpected way
What you have to mind is your own mind itself.


7) 榊葉にかくる鏡をかがみにて


Sakakibani kakurukagamio kagaminite

hitomokokorowo migaketozoomou

A divine mirror covered by the leaves of a Sakaki tree is so shiny without any clouds. 
People polish your soul until it is as the mirror.


8) こころある人のいさめの言の葉は


Kokoroaru hitonoisameno kotonohawa

yamainakimino kusurinarikeri

Advice of a sincere person is regarded as great preventive medicine.


9) 目に見えぬ神にむかひてはぢざるは


Menimienu kaminimukaite hajizaruwa 

hitonokokorono makotonarikeri

Facing invisible gods without having anything to be ashamed of
is to be genuine human.


10) われもまたさらにみがかむ曇なき


Waremomata saranimigakan kumorinaki 

hitonokokoroo kagaminiwashite 

I (even, if I am the emperor) will polish the mirror of my mind further, learning from ordinary people who has a wonderful clarity of mind.


11) 天を恨み人をとがむることもあらじ

Tenwourami hitowotogamuru kotomoaraji

wagaayamachio omoukaeseba

Neither hard feelings towards the universe nor criticism of other people would occur if we notice our own mistakes.


12) いささかの傷なき玉もともすれば


Isasakano kizunakitamamo tomosureba 

chirinihikario ushinainikeri

Even a jewel without any flaws can easily lose its sparkle with dust.


13) 器にはしたがひながらいはがねも


Utsuwaniwa shitagainagara iwaganemo 

toosuwamizuno chikaranarikeri

Water is adaptable enough to allow its container to change its shape, however it is also so powerful that it has the strength to penetrate even a solid rock.



In our daily life all of us encounter situations when someone shows discontent, anger, irritation or disrespect towards us. It can be both closest people, family members, our friends, partners, colleagues or complete strangers in a store, metro, in the street and especially during rush hours.

Many people believe that discourtesy or anger must be dealt with in the same way, that is to respond in the same language with the opponent, otherwise (kindly) they will not understand. Unfortunately, this pattern of behavior is maintained in many families, at work, in society (aggression to aggression, quid pro quo). And if a person responds politely, with loving kindness, this will be perceived as the person’s weakness, and won’t be treated with respect.
Most of the time people react habitually (subconsciously), or justify themselves attributing it to genetics, character, psychological type, zodiac sign, etc. In fact, it is much more difficult to get out of the comfort zone, change, develop and cultivate new qualities in oneself, learn to react/respond to life and any conflict (trouble / distressing) situation more consciously, go beyond the boundaries of one’s usual way of thinking, one’s habitual reactions and emotions (patterns of behavior), maintain the state of inner harmony and peace, become attentive and mindful, begin to look at any current event and situation with spiritual eyes — with the eyes of universal wisdom, light and unconditional love — that is, from the state of Reiki.
The more often during the day we practice the Reiki state (with people, animals, plants, food, drinks), the more stable, placid and clear our mind (psyche) will be, and the more efficiently we will be able to cope with any difficulties / problems, complex tasks, stressful situations. The less we will feed the collective field with negativity (condemnation, blame, criticism, destructive emotions, unconscious actions) and false beliefs, the more we will create prosperity/well-being for ourselves and all living beings. The purer and wider our consciousness will be and the more open our heart will be, which will shine with all possible edges, reflecting the entire depth of universal wisdom and the light of its eternal soul, dispelling any illusions, transforming any conflicts and seeding the collective field with unconditional love. And then every tough life situation or task will become a blessing – another opportunity for us to realize our spiritual presence here and now, to shine even more (stronger and further).
Therefore, when someone is being angry at you, screaming, cursing, making ignorant speech, insulting or exhibiting any other rude (negative in your opinion) behavior, first of all, be conscious — spiritually present, do not identify yourself with what is said, do not let the other person’s reality (state/condition) become yours, keep neutrality, serenity, and then you can understand more clearly the essence of what is happening: perhaps this person has a bad mood or doesn’t feel well, perhaps they are not satisfied with their life, may have problems within family, at work, or maybe they are not happy with the financial situation or their self-realization; they might be going through some kind of crisis, serious illness, it may be anything …

Find any possible way to demonstrate and share with them the presence of loving kindness and compassion, the limitless light of your universal soul. Indeed, many people unconsciously continue to live in darkness (in negativity), considering this the norm of life though in any situation we can serve as an example, gently (without condemning, blame) touch that person with the light of Reiki in response in order to remind and awake their own light and transform negative energy into the vibrations of universal love. Perhaps, with their ignorant behavior, these people show how much their life is shrouded in darkness of ignorance (lack of knowledge), and thus they ask to light them up, remind them of another or the true reality of existence, help dissolve their illusions and that darkness.
No one, except (for) ourselves, can hurt or make us someone else according to someone else’s reality. When we realize our true nature, the essence of existence, no one and nothing can limit or change our true nature. No one and nothing can make a negative impact on us. On the contrary, being spiritually present, we can influence everything around us with our vibrations, the field of our light and love; we can transform any darkness, cruelty, aggression, pain, suffering and callousness of humanity.

Act with full involvement, attention/mindfulness and awareness, in alignment with your true nature, act from a state of peace and harmony, loving kindness and unconditional love, wisdom and generosity of the Universe (that is, Reiki), so that at every moment of this beautiful life you can make a choice to ILLUMINATE WITH THE ETERNAL AND INFINITE LIGHT OF YOUR UNIVERSAL SOUL AND HEART ALL LIVING BEINGS and OUR ENTIRE PLANET EARTH.

Stomach Reiki healing during driving.

One afternoon we were driving home in our car after a beautiful hike in Oregon, USA. My husband said that he was not feeling well– that he was experiencing a very sharp pain in his stomach. There was no place to pull the car over at that moment on the busy freeway. So I proposed to do a Reiki healing as he was driving. I asked my mother, who was sitting behind him, to also do a distant healing at the same time. We asked Reiki energy to heal my husband the highest way is possible here and now. The road was smooth but fast, it was difficult to position my arms. But I kept following my intuition. Me and my mother were continuously channelling Reiki energy including our eyes. After 7 minutes, he remarked that he felt much better!The pain was gone and he was happy to drive us home for another one hour.

Passenger Reiki healing during my long distance flight

During my long distance flight from Amsterdam to Portland June, 2016, I heard an announcement asking if there were any doctors on the airplane. I felt that perhaps I might help with a Reiki healing. So I approached one of stewards and politely offered my help. She replied that there was already a medical doctor helping the passenger and invited me to return to my seat. But I felt a persistent intuition that perhaps the medical doctor might not be able to help. It was such a strong message in my mind that after 10 minutes, I approached another stewardess to explain to her about the Komyo ReikiDo Method. She became very interested but said first to wait on what doctor will say, and then if doctor could not help, they would call me.

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