Symbols Reiki

Here are versions of the Reiki Symbols

reiki-symbol-orangeThe symbols are in a sense sacred, which is to say worthy of respect but that is not the same as secret. The Reiki symbols were never actually secret. The characters known as Reiki Symbols are terms that are used in some esoteric Buddhist sects (Nicheren and Tien Tai, probably others) to represent certain principles of Buddhist Theory.
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The symbols are drawn and taught somewhat differently by different Reiki teachers The differences in the form of the symbols does not  seem to make a perceptible difference in the ability to connect with  and use the Reiki energies.

The variation is in probably mainly a difference in styles of kanji , just as there are different styles of handwriting in English, there are different  ways to write kanji. Also  some early students in the US were not allowed to keep written copies of the symbols and may have miss remembered some parts of them. There are also older and newer forms of Kanji  writing.

The symbols are used to help people  focus to connect to Universal Energy.  When you have raised your own energy frequency sufficiently you may no longer need to use the symbols to connect with and use Reiki energy.

Some people make the error of assuming that the symbols embody the power of Reiki and completely rely on the symbols . They may end up almost worshipping the symbols. Symbols serve a purpose but may in some cases  retard   progress in rising to true proficiency.

When you have developed the ability to use the symbols well enough you can connect to Universal energy directly by intention and may choose to move away from always drawing symbols and invoking the mantras mentally on every occasion. The study of the wealth of meanings of the words indicated by the  kanji symbols can be very valuable for spiritual evolution.

Cho Ku Rei

The Power boost Symbol — FOCUS

[frame align=”center”]Cho-Ku-Rei[/frame] Cho ku rei (cho koo ray) (long o in cho ) is the Usui power boost mantra and symbol to increase the power of Reiki. This energy calls in higher universal energy and accelerates Reiki from low to high and gives greater power and focus to the energy.

Power boost is used with the other energies as well as by itself during all treatments hands on or distance. This energy has been used to clear rooms and crystals and to charge food and water.

As a Buddhist term this refers to the nature and organization of reality and to the emergence of substance from the void of potential.

Sei He Ki

The Mental and Emotional Healing Symbol — HARMONY

[frame align=”left”]Sei-He-Ki[/frame]The mental emotional healing function Usui mantra is sei he ki (say hay key).

The mental emotional function is used to facilitate emotional and mental healing and to assist self programming and treating addictions and habits as well as all other mental and emotional concerns, it is said to work on the subconscious.

Some teachers use it on the first 4 chakras only and some use it on all positions

The mental/emotional healing shakti or function helps to balance the right and left sides of the brain, and is often used for healing unwanted habits or for programming in desired habits.

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

The Distance Healing Symbol — CONNECTION

[frame align=”left”]Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen[/frame]The Usui distance function mantra is hon sha ze sho nen (hawn shaw zay show nen). and it is used for sending the energies hands off, for absentee healing and treating Issues from the past including past life issues distant healing can bridge time and space, allowing you to send healing energy across a room, or around the world to heal past wounds .

The Distance energy attunement also gives you the ability to use all the Reiki energies for hands off treatments at any distance at all.

You can use this energy long distance and to beam the energies to someone in the room, this is especially useful in treating children and animals, in treating yourself on areas you can not reach and when in public or anyplace where a hands on treatment might be impractical.

Dai Ku Myo

The Spiritual Empowerment or Master Symbol

[frame align=”left”]Dai-Ko-Mio[/frame] Third Degree Reiki adds the symbol Dai Ko Myo or Dai Ku Myo (dye koo myo). Self empowerment, Intuition, Creativity and Spiritual connection it enables recognition and clarity about your true path.

Less is known about this most powerful of the Reiki energy functions because until quite recently there have been very few people empowered to use it so it is still somewhat unexplored.

It activates a powerful energy for Self Empowerment it is used for opening Spiritual connection and intuition and cellular healing . Once you are attuned for this energy I recommend using it for treating yourself and others each time you activate Reiki.

It is said to work at the cellular and genetic levels and is valuable for treating Migraine Headaches. Many people have found that the Reiki Attunement particularly to this Reiki tool increases the intuitive and psychic awareness that they can comfortably access.

I have heard this called the vocational or life purpose mode because it often seems to initiate dramatic changes in career and lifestyle. It is also used as a Manifestation energy by some as is Cho Ku Rei the power boost from second degree Reiki.

To use for manifestation you activate this energy and clearly visualize what you intend to manifest this will not bring you things that are not in accord with your high self and soul purpose.

The Dai ku Myo is also known as the Master Symbol. This is the energy that the Reiki master activates to do the Attunements that make the Reiki energies permanently accessible to the new practitioner. Many Reiki Masters do a non master three attunement that activates the Dai Ku Myo as the spiritual intuitive energy but does not give the ability to do attunements.

The Dai Ku Myo is in Buddhist teaching the representation of unlimited potential and of all spiritual teachings and natural laws of the universe All of the functions which have been added to variations of Reiki are actually contained in the Dai Ku Myo.

Traditional Japanese Reiki sources including Master Hiroshi Doi refer to the symbols and activate them by number and a name relevant to their use . I think the English translations of the terms the Japanese Teachers use is more helpful than the terms that have become common in the West – they are
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#1.    Focus. = Power Symbol = Cho ku Rei 
#2.    Harmony. = Mental Emotional = Sei he ki 
#3.    Connection. = Distance=Hon sha ze sho nen 
#4.    Empowerment. = Master = Dai ku Myo

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