Reiki is a healing system developed by Mikao Usui – The Founder Of Reiki. It channels universal energy though the hands to effect changes in the body of the receiver. It is not religious, anyone can be attuned to do it. Initially it was given by a master trained by Mikao Usui and his followers. Nurses may know it as therapeutic touch, others as hands on healing. Anyone receiving reiki will notice it initially as heat. Reiki uses a number of symbols, shown in the video, which effect healing energy at a distance.
The discovery in physics of Field Concept by Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell in the early 19th century helped explain how this might be possible. Each charge creates a disturbance or condition in the space around it and the other charge feels a force. So the concept of fields that create forces that interact with each other, was born. Most of us in the 20 years have begun to see ourselves as fields interacting, sending energy to others or reading each others’ thoughts. Our experience exists outside the Newtonian system.
The energy flows through the chakra system. It is important to open the chakras and increase our energy flow, the more energy that we have flowing, the healthier we will be. Illness in the system is caused by a blockage in the flow of energy which leads to disease.
There are basically 5 symbols used in the Usui Reiki treatment technique. These symbols do not hold any special power in themselves, but the symbols were devised as teaching tools for the Reiki students to use while giving treatments or passing attunements.
1. Sei Hei Ki (The Harmony Reiki Symbol)
The symbol is intended for purification and used for cleansing, protection, emotional healing and mental healing purposes. Using Reiki for healing and cleansing, is done by the Harmony symbol. It symbolizes harmony, however this symbols will refuse to negotiate for an unfair outcome. This symbol is considered as a protective shield of armors, it gives courage to the disheartened, and helps the playing field. It is used for getting rid of addiction and expelling negative energies.
2. Cho Ku Rei (The Power Reiki Symbol)
This symbols is intended as a light switch. Its purposes are accelerated healing, increased power, manifestation and healing catalyst. The power symbol is used to increase power, and decrease the amount of power when it is used in reverse. It looks like a coil, meant to expand and retract the flow of ki energies.
3. Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (The Connection Reiki Symbol)
This symbol intention is timelessness, and distant spiritual healing, healing karma and spiritual connection are its purposes. This symbol is best known for its extension powers, it is used when a practitioner is sending Reiki over a long distance. This symbol indicates shapeshifter, which can slip through time and space. This symbol is also called Pagoda, due to its tower like appearance.
4. Raku (The Completion Reiki Symbol)
This symbol is used for grounding, other purposes involve Kundalini healing, chakra alignment and hara connection. This symbol is solely used during the final stage of Reiki attunement process, it is intended for grounding and sealing the newly awakened Reiki energies. The symbol looks like a lightening bolt, which is drawn downwards from heaven to the earth.
5. Dai Ko Myo (The Master Reiki Symbol)
The master Reiki symbol is intended for enlightenment. Empowerment, soul healing and oneness are its purposes. This symbol represents ‘all that is Reiki’, or the ear of the Reiki. It is rarely used for any particular purpose, other than representing ‘Reiki is love and available to everyone’.
These were the 5 important Reiki symbols used for healing. These symbols intention is what the practitioner tries to focus on when using them, that helps to energize the symbol.
By Pragya T
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Brennan, Barbara Ann,(1987) Hands of Light, a Guide to Healing through the Human Energy Field, Bantam Press
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