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The Attitude of Gratitude in Reiki

Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master

The Attitude of Gratitude was taught to most of us in our Level 1 classes.

I remember how fascinated I was when I first heard of the Attitude of Gratitude. I liked the way it sounded and found my teacher’s pronunciation of it cute!

I did my Reiki training under two different teachers and they each taught me different ways of saying the Attitude of Gratitude.

My first teacher taught me to say it this way-

“Thank you Haripriya.”
“Thank you Reiki.”
“Thank you Haripriya.”

If I was doing a healing for someone else, I just had to use that person’s name in the third line instead of my own.

Angel's Prayer

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My second teacher gave me more elaborate wording that went something like-

“Thank you dear Reiki, Reiki Guides, Angels, Grandmasters Dr Usui, Dr Hayashi and Ms Takata, My Reiki Teachers and My Own Self.”

For a long time, I said the Attitude of Gratitude rather mechanically. The words were etched in my memory and I just rattled them off without giving much thought to their significance.

One fine day, the voice of my Higher Self told me, “Hey wake up! There is much more to the Attitude of Gratitude than just reciting some words like a poem.”

This incident truly did wake me up! After some contemplation, I realised that the Attitude of Gratitude is so simple yet so difficult to practise. Many of us practise it mechanically and as a matter of habit. In truth, the Attitude of Gratitude is more about feeling than about wording, habit or formality.

Thereafter, I began to develop an attitude of gratitude. I still use the words. But rather than say them mechanically, I put all my focus on the words and feel the gratitude for Reiki (and for everyone else) emanating from my heart chakra. It does make a lot of difference ☺

We get so used to the energy of Reiki that it becomes easy to take it for granted. Just take a moment and imagine how your life would be today if not for Reiki. Mine would be rather boring and dull.

When we say those words that we call “The Attitude of Gratitude”, we are expressing gratitude for the presence of Reiki in our lives. We are so blessed that we have access to this vast storehouse of powerful energy. Reiki is like our trusted friend. It is an unconditional energy of love and light. It leads us on our soul’s path and nurtures us throughout. It does so much for us quietly and behind the scenes. It is not in the least bit boisterous! No wonder that we forget to feel gratitude for it as we practise.

Dear Friends, please treat this article as a wakeup call. Start developing an Attitude of Gratitude. It does not matter what words you use. What matters is that you feel the gratitude in your heart!

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Haripriya Suraj
Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer and Starseed Lightworker. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is deeply connected with the Stars and Angels and they form an integral part of her Reiki practice. Her core mission is to help bridge the worlds of Spirit and Science and to help Lightworkers connect with their unique soul missions. Haripriya offers Personalised Starseed Transmissions, apart from workshops in Reiki and Angel Healing. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at lightworkersonearth.com, empoweredmedicine-hospitaldiaries.com on email at angelhealingbangalore@gmail.com and on Facebook at Angel Light.

{ 29 comments… add one }
  • poonam October 21, 2014, 2:29 pm

    Nice article Haripriya…,

  • Haripriya October 22, 2014, 6:33 am

    Thank you Poonam.

  • Debbie Carmichael November 25, 2014, 12:22 am

    Love your blogs,keep up the good work.

  • Sriyani November 25, 2014, 7:28 pm

    Thank you for the wake up call. Bless you.

  • Paula December 8, 2014, 8:52 am

    Thank you for this wonderful article. I need from time to time to remind me to wake up.
    Bless all of you.

  • hema December 22, 2014, 7:51 am

    Thank you so much Haripriya !
    Alongwith bundle of energy , Reiki has taught me the best is Attitude of Gratitude .
    Else it indeed was taken for granted .
    Thank you very much endorsement 😉

  • paresh pathak December 24, 2014, 7:38 am

    Dear haripriya,

    I am thankful to you for the very important article a basic foundation for reiki. I have learnt level two and three Choku rei, She hei kei zoner, dia kyo mio. I am unable to remember or draw dia ko mio as the one attune by master is different then what i see in reiki rays. Will it be possible for you to give me that symbol.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Reiki RN January 4, 2015, 4:06 pm

    beautiful article! Thank you for the reminder! Divine Reiki Blessings!

  • Anish M.Tataria January 9, 2015, 7:12 am


  • rajib bhuyan January 16, 2015, 7:28 pm

    It is simple, but difficult to understand . Thank you for your interesting article.

  • Rajesh B. Ringwala March 17, 2015, 2:55 am

    Soul-mate Haripriya,

    Thank you so much for such a Heart-Touching presentation.


  • neale March 23, 2015, 3:58 pm

    Thank you!

  • Kavita April 14, 2015, 10:25 am

    Thanks alot !!!!

  • Rajesh B. Ringwala April 14, 2015, 11:09 am

    Soul-mate Haripriya,
    Congratulations to be “Author of the week.”


  • Satish June 24, 2015, 10:42 am

    Thanks for sharing this article. For so many days, i was trying to find out how to express gratitude from heart rather than mechanically saying thank you to all entities.

    Thanks once again.

  • Tapan Nath September 3, 2015, 10:08 am

    Thank you Haripriaji,thank you for youre article ” The attitude of gratitude “really l wakeup with youre call . Thanks again with love & light .

  • Heather Macdonald December 11, 2015, 1:45 am

    I enjoy giving thanks in my own words and however guided as they feel they are straight from the heart..

  • Safiyyah March 31, 2016, 12:58 pm

    Thank you Haripriya. Many blessings to you for a wonderful article.


  • Mridu khanna May 23, 2016, 11:39 am

    Wonderful article. Thank you for the wakeup call

  • Becky O' August 15, 2016, 12:22 pm

    A lovely reminder – thank you for this meaningful piece

  • Shrirang August 24, 2016, 6:32 am

    A simple act and yet so meaningful and profound. Thanks

  • Vivek August 29, 2016, 6:44 am

    really enjoyed reading the article its honest and sincere……thanks again…

  • Kelli Clark November 10, 2016, 9:46 pm

    Very beautiful reminder.. “It’s not the action but the mindful intent”. thank you ??

  • Jerome February 2, 2017, 7:14 am

    Great article Haripriya! Many thanks.

  • Helen June 2, 2017, 1:50 pm

    Thank you, Haripriya! Now I know exactly what attitude is….words don’t mean a thing. The heart means true gratitude.

  • Marietta March 26, 2018, 7:49 pm

    Thank you Haripriya for your writings. The messages are so helpful

  • Joyita May 3, 2019, 11:46 am

    Our reiki teacher asked us to thank our shoes and take them off with love n not throw them off our feet. And incidentally my kids have been thanking their bus driver when he drops them home. We’ve to feel it. Thanks for reminding us with your article

  • Yonne July 19, 2019, 2:13 am

    Thank you for the reminder🙏🏻

  • Deepa December 10, 2019, 12:56 am

    Thank you for sharing. You are right expression of Gratitude should come from within. With love and light. Namaste.

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