Reiki Symbols – Meaning and Usage

What role do the Reiki symbols portray?

First and foremost, it is vital to understand what the symbols are and what they are not as well as their main role in the attunement process.

The Reiki symbols are considered sacred healing icons and are meant to improve the flow of the Life Force Energy. However, they are not magic wands of any kind, but offer a way to visualize and focus the Reiki power.

They are believed to be the keys that open the doors to a higher level of manifestation and awareness. While their meaning may sound astounding, it is necessary for you to look at them as elements that assist you in the channeling of energy in a precise form. This means that the symbols do not create healing by themselves but act as aids in the process.

After all, it is your intention and faith in this form of comprehensive treatment that will help you achieve a higher level of healing for yourself and others.

Where did they come from?

The original symbols come from the Sanskrit language; however they have taken a Japanese form. Sanskrit, an ancient Indo-European language, is considered to be the mother language from which all languages in the world have derived from.

The Vedas own the language which is used in most of their oldest books. Sanskrit continues to be widely used in India’s rituals. The Vedas claim that is the lingo utilized in the spirit world.

Why are these symbols used?

It is believed that the symbols offer a connection to the metaphysical energies and their function is to enhance and better direct the flow of Life Force Energy. Reiki students need to learn to associate every symbol with its corresponding purpose. Before a student gets attuned to the purpose of the use of the symbols, he must know that such procedure has been crafted with a strong sense of Divine covenant and the sacred connection must be maintained between the Creator and the one who is attuned. The symbol is just an aid or channel.

The symbols also function using them for awareness during meditation; in other words, when one meditates focusing on the symbols, one may attain guidance on how to use them.

What are the Reiki symbols?

power-symbol ChoKuRei_sm The first symbol is called the “Cho Ku Rei” or the Power Symbol. Even in its absence, the Reiki Energy will continue to flow. However, it is believed that when it is used the amount of energy flow will be heightened. It is at the center of treatment and is commonly utilized from the very start of the healing session as well as at any point afterward when there is a need for more power.

mental-emotional-symbol SeiHeKi_sm The second symbol is called “Sei He Ki” and it is the utilized symbol to address emotional and mental healing. It is also used for other purposes such as purification, protection, balancing, and clearing. It targets the cause of illnesses and diseases which have their base in the subconscious mind or within the emotions. It can also be used to counteract the ill effects in the conscious mind or the mental body.

Reiki healers believe that diseases come as manifestations of certain things that need attention, that have been ignored and that require mending. This symbol aims to correct the imbalance between the left and the right brain.

distance-symbol HonShaZeShoNen_sm The third symbol is the “Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen” and it’s the one that transmits the Reiki energy across space and time. This means that the energy can be sent across the room, to the other side of town, and even across several places all over the world.

It transcends distance and can be used to connect time either in the past or future. This symbol is used to heal past life experiences that may be acting out and creating blocks in the energy flow.

tibetan-master-symbol DaiKoMio_sm The fourth symbol or the Master Symbol is called “Dai Ko Myo” and its primary essence is the light of the awakened heart. It denotes intuition, wisdom and insight which are important elements in the healing of the soul.

These Reiki symbols are considered sacred and are only to be employed by the rightful people as tools to aid in the attunement process.

How are Reiki symbols used?

Symbols can be accessed and activated in one or more forms.
First, the symbols must be memorized; then they can be drawn with your finger on your palms. They can also be drawn in your imagination and seen with your third eye (visualizing the symbols.) Also, the symbols may be spelled three times or repeated aloud while focusing on their meaning and action.

Once this is done, ‘place’ the symbols in the palms of your hands and proceed to the attunement. You may need to redraw or visualize the symbol you are using when you go through the hand positions on the patient’s chakra energy centers, and especially in those areas to be treated -if known precisely, like in the case of a physical pain or ailment.

All methods are effective. The main point is the intention of the healer and the use of the proper symbol to draw energy with a specific intent.