Nentatsu Hô 念達法

A method for sending thoughts

nen念 – thought
tatsu達 – reach, attain, notify
法 – method

The five precepts are a form of positive affirmation*. Nentatsu hô also uses affirmations with the aim to change one’s set behavioural beliefs. It is valuable for achieving goals, overcoming set beliefs and for ridding one’s self of bad habits.

  1. Create the affirmation you wish to use. To make affirmations always set your sentence in the present. Keep the sentence positive by focusing on what you want in your life instead of what you don’t want.
  2. Sit or lie down and close your eyes, breathing regularly.
  3. Gasshô – to centre the mind and set intent.
  4. Place one hand on your forehead and the other hand on the back of the head at the medulla oblongata.
  5. Repeat your affirmation for as long as 5 minutes saying it out loud or to yourself.
  6. Remove your hand from forehead while keeping other hand in place and relax for up to 5 minutes. You may wish to place the hand that was on your forehead next to or on to the body.
  7. Gasshô – to give thanks.

This technique can also be used to treat others.

* May people say that the Reiki Precepts are not positive affirmations, becuase it says DO NOT anger, DO NOT worry. If you want to you can adapt the precepts (Just for today; Do not anger; Do not worry; Be grateful; Work hard; Be kind to others) to sound something like this: “NOW; I am gentle and calm; I Trust; I am humble and grateful; I focus on my spiritual development; I am compassionate to myself and others.”