This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Just for today, do not worry. Just for today, do not anger. Honour your parents, teachers, and elders. Earn your living honestly. Show gratitude to every living thing.
ENTERING THE FLOW OF REIKI
There are many ways to access Reiki energy. A very old and time-tested technique for engaging the flow of Universal Energy while one is out and about performing daily activities is using the sense of hearing. The act of listening is a way of releasing the mind from the steady stream of thoughts that block subtle energy and true awareness. Listening keeps us present in the here and now and opens the doorway for energy flow. To enter the flow of Reiki through the sense doorway of hearing one listens for the silence that surrounds and permeates the sounds in ones daily environment. Listening for silence amongst the active noises does on a surface level appear to be a crazy thing to do. Yet, what is actually happening is that the practitioner is letting down his or her mental guard that restricts energy flow from coming in. Listening for the silent breaks in the cacophony of noises is listening for the passive opposite of noise or in other words that, which gives birth to noise-to all creation, which is Universal Energy. It works! Though at first glance this method many seem almost too simple and easily overlooked, it works quite well and is a refreshing departure from the overly touted use of energy symbols. Patterning symbols can become a distraction or even an obstacle to fully accessing Universal Energy. It is very easy to become stuck on the tool (energy symbol) rather than opening and relaxing into the flow of Reiki energy. Our physical bodies naturally accept ever-increasing levels of Universal energy over time as we let go of our thoughts and let the energy move through us. This way of listening in many ways represents a natural symbol of our inner connection to Wholeness. Listening for the silence of Universal Energy and entering the flow of Reiki happens immediately. One may be surprised on just how simple and yet profound this method is. The practitioner may start to feel an internal circulation and build up of Chi energy within the body and/or a sense of well being. The energy is perfectly attuned for each individual and is not distorted in any way as can be the case using energy symbols. Enjoy and blessings.
The Reiki II attunement measurably increases the amount of healing energy, and the attunement focuses upon emotional, mental and karmic healing in the person who receives it. After the attunement, old emotions, unhealed former situations, past lives, and negative mental patterns resurface to be fully healed at last. This can take as long as six months to complete, and though not always comfortable the process is positive and necessary. Healing with Reiki II adds considerable power to direct sessions. It also adds the methods and tools for doing healing with someone not physically present - you can do this by applying distance healing. In Reiki II, three of the Reiki symbols are introduced and used consciously for the first time. With Reiki I, the symbols are already in the healer's aura and they emerge unconsciously through their hands when they heal. Reiki II begins directing their energies. It also offers preliminary information on channelling the energy required to pass attunements as a Reiki III.
Reiju is Usui’s original way, a procedure that enables the recipient to channel Reiki. It is believed that it comes from Tendai Buddhism. This is where Hatsu Rei Ho and other Japanese Reiki techniques seem to have their roots in. In Japanese approach to Reiki practice, students would gather every single week and practice various Reiki techniques. At the end of the gathering, during meditation, Reiki Master would give Reiju to every student as a mean of initiating further progress on Reiki path. It is said that Reiju was also used to “attune” (to use western term) students into higher levels of Reiki channeling. In Japan language, Reiju means: “accepting / giving energy”. WHAT DOES REIJU DO? Reiju connects the student to Reiki source, strengthens this connection, and thus enables more deep and strong Reiki flow. It is student that has most important role in his development. Reiju enhances Reiki channel, but student must keep it open by practicing various Reiki techniques, i.e. Hatsu Rei Ho. Reiju helps the student’s progress in every aspect of his life, by enhancing energy level in student’s bodies. This is also achieved by daily Reiki practice. Giving (on Master’s end) and receiving (on student’s end) Reiju empowerments every week or even daily, is very good opportunity to develop intuition and sensitivity to the energy, and above all, to enable one to make small but important steps towards Satori - Enlightenment. Reiju can be used for self-empowerment also. Just like our western attunement processes can. Self-Attunement: On daily basis, do a general attunement at first and then specific attunements latter on (each symbol to corresponding chakra).
Mudras are known in Indian Spiritual practices and the Oriental martial arts as ways of developing and increasing our inner strength. Depending on your modality, this may be spiritual power, or it may be your ki. Reiki first introduced the practice of using mudras into Reiki - with the emphasis firmly on those, which derive from Japanese culture. They serve to help the Reiki practitioner strengthen their ki energy and to allow it to flow more freely, as well as speeding development of intuitive abilities. A cursory study of the subject will show you that there are dozens (if not hundreds) of known mudras, and to a large extent this is an area, which in Reiki terms is still ripe for exploration. The basic theory of mudras is that each finger corresponds with an element:
Thumb - corresponds with the Element of Ether Index Finger - corresponds with the Element of Air Middle Finger - corresponds with the Element of Fire Ring Finger - corresponds with the Element of Water Little Finger - Corresponds with the Element of Earth
THIS GIVES US FIVE BASIC MUDRA SHAPES: Thumb connected with the Index Finger
Probably the best known of the Buddhist meditation hand positions, this mudra helps us to connect our physical breathing with our energetic breathing. The hand should be held palms upwards during sunrise or daytime meditation, and palms downwards during evening or night-time meditation. What is certain is that during healing you can hold your left (or non-dominant) hand palm upwards to act as a collector for Reiki and your other hand palm downwards to focus the energy into your Healee.
Thumb connected with the Middle Finger
This is an extremely powerful mudra for raising energy from the solar plexus to the Crown Chakra or Ba Hui point: it relates to the Element of Fire, and can generate a feeling of warmth in the face almost immediately. It can be used to "flush" the body with a burst of energy.
Thumb connected with Ring Finger
From Fire to Water - this mudra relates to the Element of Water, which in turn relates to emotions. It will bring any emotions to the surface very, very quickly. You can then flush yourself through with purifying Fire. However, this is a powerful exercise, and should be used only with caution.
Thumb connected with the Little Finger
Earth is the final Element in this sequence. This mudra has a very grounding effect, and can be used to bring you or your Healee back down to earth. Earth is a "slow" Element, and this mudra can be quite subtle in its' effect. These mudra positions are not the ones normally associated with Reiki. In general, only three are taught: Sha , Rin and Jin (also known as Kai or Saimenjitsu) __________________________________________
#1 - SHA MUDRA
On Ha Ya Bai Shira Ma Ta Ya So Wa Ka Sha is believed to correspond with the Reiki symbol Dai Ko Myo. It was used to send distant healing - either from a few inches or from greater distances - before a session of close or hands-on healing when making this mudra, meditate on the Divine Reiki Source and on the cleansing Element of Fire. This Mudra is called Sha in Japanese. It is also used in Taoism, some Tibetan arts, and in Ninjutsu. Sha is used for Healing of Self and Others, and to develop and strengthen the inner channel. It was said that those that mastered the Inner connections using Sha would develop an inner power and would no longer succumb to viruses and other afflictions. In this mudra the index fingers and thumbs are extended while the other fingers are interlocked. Using Sha is an excellent mudra to use when meditating. When doing any Meditations you can use the Sha Mudra as you meditate. Additionally, it can be used when doing healings. Before you actually begin doing the healing, place the hands in Sha, connect to the Reiki energy, and focus on the compassion of the source and let the energy flow into the hands. Then separate the palms and begin healing. The extended fingers are used to gather up the energy that is within the body and to direct that energy, through the fingers, in a focused though to affect the healing of a particular are of the body. 6
Kanji Position #1 - SHA
Kanji I is for Centering and Grounding.
Position #1 is the fingers interlaced with the two index fingers extended and placed together. Concentrate on the point where you feel the pulse, usually where the finger tips touch. Note the position of the thumbs, they are not crossed. This was used for spiritual healing. It was also used to cause distant healing. It was taught that this was done before any type of Reiki healing session. It was thought to bring spiritual energy into the channels in the body. This position is called SHA in other systems. It is used to balance the energy in the body, and develop the heavenly chi and spiritual power. It was used to heal self and others. This was done in conjunction with a meditation that focused on seeing the bodily fire and connecting to the fire of the universe. This would seem analogous to the Reiki Dai Ko Mio symbol (Master Symbol) in application of bringing in the spiritual light and healing.
#2 - RIN MUDRA
On Bai Shira Man To Ya So Was Ka Rin is held to correspond with Cho Ku Rei - it is used primarily to help the Healer connect with the Divine Reiki Source (hence the association with Cho Ku Rei) but also to achieve energetic and emotional balance. Using Rin before a Reiki session is felt to make the healing more powerful.
Kanji Position #2 – RIN
Kanji II is for Bringing in the White Light.
Position #2 is the fingers interlaced with the two middle fingers extended and tips touching.
Position #2 is the fingers interlaced with the two middle fingers extended and tips touching.
Note the position of the thumbs, which are crossed. This was used to increase the efficacy of the hands on healing session, and to promote balance. It was thought to help connect to the power and energy and allow it to flow more readily in the channels. This position is called RIN in other systems. Rin is to help connect to the power or energy of the universe (cosmic energy) and increase the power in the body. It is interesting that in Raku Kai that this position was chosen for this. It would seemingly be analogous to the intent of the Cho Ku Rei symbol in function.
On Bai Shira Man To Ya So Was Ka Use the Rin mudra when you need additional Power, Strength of Mind and Strength of Body. Use whenever you need physical, mental, and/or emotional strength.
Once you have formed the Kanji, raise your hands and arms high above your head, with your eyes closed and third fingers pointing upwards toward the heavens. Slowly lower your arms until your hands are in front of your heart center. As you do this you will experience the White Light coming down and into all of your bodies through your Crown Chakra.
#3 - JIN / KAI MUDRA
Jin / Kai is believed to help you to connect with your Healee's subconscious mind - in this sense, it could be held to correspond with Sei Hei Ki or with Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. Samurai warriors used it before they entered into combat to enable them to read and understand their opponent's thoughts. In Reiki terms, being able to communicate with your Healee's subconscious will enable you to focus the Reiki more appropriately to their needs. Interlace all your fingers together and press the palms together. This mudra is called Kai or Jin. Use this mudra to help clear your mind and to still your thoughts. When performed correctly, you will be able to sense all that surrounds you, including the ability to sense danger.
KANJI POSITION #3 – JIN
Kanji III is for increasing your Intuitive abilities.
Position #3 is the fingers folded inward and all interconnecting. The thumbs cross and also are
inward to the palm. It was described in Raku Kai as bringing knowing. It facilitates a connection to the subconscious mind of the client and helps correct imbalances in the client. This position is called JIN in other systems. It was thought to help you Know the thoughts of others. It increased the empathic abilities and increased the ability to feel the thoughts of others. At the highest level one could sense others thoughts and feelings as well as hide your own thoughts, feeling and intent. It is unclear why this would have been included in Raku Kai as there is no similarity to any of the Reiki Symbols or practices.
Use this mudra to help clear your mind and to still your thoughts. When performed correctly, you will be able to sense all that surrounds you, including the ability to sense danger.
SCANNING METHOD This is the scanning method developed by Vince Amador for Karuna Ki Reiki. It incorporates a hand position or Mudra and uses the third eye to help develop the intuition to find areas that need treating.
It is only when our minds are clear and we have stilled our thoughts that we can sense clearly all around us. Kai is an activation of the psychic sense, which allows us to see beyond sight. In this mudra the fingers are all interlocked. SCANNING TECHNIQUE: To use Kai in scanning first place your hands into the Kai mudra, close your eyes, relax for a moment and take several deep breaths. 2. Focus on the Ultimate Source of Compassion. 3. Breath in the energy into hands and then into the Dan Tien. Let it expand through the body. 4. Next, direct the energy into the hands. Do this by breathing in the energy into the Dan Tien and then exhale the energy out through the hands, radiating the compassionate energy outward around you. 5. When the hands are filled with the energy, bring the connected hands up to the level of the third eye and place the knuckles of the thumb against the third eye. Focus the energy on the third eye. 6. Continue to breath through the hands. 7. Visualize the (Zonar, then the Gnosa – these are the Tera Mai and Karuna Reiki symbols) symbol, and then any other of the Reiki Symbols that you may intuit. 8. Allow any sensations to be "seen" or "felt". 9. You will feel the sensation of the third eye active. It will feel like a tingling in the center of the forehead or a pressure behind the forehead. 10. When you are ready, begin separate the hands and begin scanning with the palms as described above in the "hand scanning" section. 11. Continue to focus on the third eye area. Impressions are "seen" but not so much seen with the eyes as they are felt or experienced. 12. This method also helps develop the third eye area and intuition in all areas of your life, as well as to focus on the compassionate source. This helps us stay focused in compassion toward all. 1.
Created by - Vince Amador, the founder and originator of Karuna Ki Reiki. Consistent practice clears and focuses the mind and helps one to cultivate compassion toward all beings. Sha is used for healing self and others. Using this Mudra in the meditation below helps to increase within us health, vitality and healing strength. The following exercise can help to fully develop the use of Sha. To do this: 1. First place your hands in the Sha Mudra. This activity helps link the pathways within the body. By forming the Sha Mudra with the hands the appropriate pathways of energy are linked within the body. This brings health and knowing. The activity helps increase your inner strength, expands your channel, expand the mind and the ability to sense self and others and to remove fear. 2. Breathe in through the nose and out of the nose. Empty your mind by focusing only on the breathing. If that is difficult, count slowly to seven on the inhalation and to seven on the exhalation. If other thoughts arise, pay them no mind and let them slip away. 3. Focus within and on the flow of energy within the body and on the spirit. Deep within us burns a Fire, behind the hara and it is the area of Personal Chi. Deep within us burns a Fire, behind the hara and it is the area of Personal Chi. This meditation replenishes our personal chi with the compassionate loving energy of Reiki and strengthens us, reduces stress and anxiety, and increases our ability to channel the energy. 4. Focus on the Hara, or slightly behind it. Some people see or visualize this as see it as a ball of light, fire or heat. 5. Visualize the ball of fire deep within you, behind the Hara. 6. Connect to the Reiki energy. This activity is to focus on the fire and to make it burn brighter and warmer and to increase its radiance throughout the body. 7. As you breathe in the breath, the loving light energy (Use Reiki) comes in energy comes in through the crown (top of head). 8. See the energy move down to behind the Hara area and see it fill the area making the light there grow, and brighten. You will feel energized. 9. When you feel energized and filled, allow the energy to expand outwards and through your body spreading ever outward further and further to the top of the head, the tips of the toes and the tips of the fingers. See it spread through all the organs. 10. Focus on the Mudra, and hold it between the sternum and the hara. 11. Breath in through the hands and into the hara, and on the exhale from the hara out through the hands. 12. Do this for 10 minutes or so. 13. When done, focus the mind back on the Hara. Allow your consciousness to return to normal. Stand, and shake the hands three times, and then the feet three times. Once you master this breathing technique, you can do this activity any time by using the mudra and just concentrating on breathing and increasing the light. Done regularly it strengthens the body and mind, and increases the vitality of the body. Like with Reiki, you will notice that the hands will be very hot when doing this and after. This can be done with any of the other Kuji-in hand positions. 13
THE REIKI SYMBOL
REIKI II USUI SYMBOLS
The Reiki symbols originated in Chinese Taoism where they are still taught today. Usui Sensei used them as part of the spiritual training he was presenting. They each represent a facet of your being that can be awakened by you - Focus, Harmony, Connection (to other aspects of you through time and space) and Empowerment (connecting to a higher level of your being). They were originally referred to as just symbol, #1, 2, 3 or 4, and were taught in a from of kata or meditative exercise, only used in class. No attunement to them was given. The Japanese version of the special word or kotoba for each symbol is different than the original Chinese. The symbols were not applied to others, although Dr. Hayashi seemed to experiment with this. The original Reiki society - URR Gakkai - dropped the use of the symbol itself and simply created a mantra (modified from the original kotoba or word) to help focus on this aspect of Reiki. They taught that the symbols are part of each Reiki Reiju (attunement) experienced - right from Shoden - and thus their own Reiju did not include any of the symbols. As well, their healing work does not include symbols - it seems that the effects of each are expected to be automatically presented to a recipient, if it is called for. Hence in a technique like Sei Heki Chiryo-ho, you will notice that the symbol is not drawn or called upon. Again, it seems Dr. Hayashi was the one to make use of these in individual reiju or attunements, and in healing work. The "symbols" were first introduced by Usui-sensei as a form of training wheels for some students. They say that Sensei discovered that some students were unable to accept that the energies they received beyond the Reiki energy could be transmitted just by will. And so to assist one student with distant Reiki, he had the person focus on an old Buddhist mantra, which Dr. Hayashi came to teach as the Connection energy. This eventually spread to the other 3 main energies shared by Sensei as well. Sensei obviously drew on his previous research in order to provide an appropriate mantra or symbol. Even training wheels can get in the way after awhile as you improve your abilities, for they may come to inhibit your progress. (e.g. how fast can you travel or turn corners?) He acknowledges that in the west, many may have sought to have bigger and more impressive training wheels, although he recognizes the use and importance of personal symbols. In Dr. Hayashi's more structured form of Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui Method of Healing), the use of the symbols seemed to become solidified into a standard part of the training, and if at any point they were later de-emphasised, this was not passed on by Mrs. Takata in the west. Thus the symbols grew in importance along side the energy they convey. Some students are taught that symbols are sacred. People are sacred not symbols. The symbols (which act as yantras or a visual focus) and their mantras or names (which act as an audio focus) are simply aids to concentrate on when you wish to connect and work with specific vibrations or frequencies of energy from within. Once the student knows the energy they wish to connect to, simply thinking of the energy creates the connection or awareness. This can be true of Reiki symbols. Since the traditional symbols have been misrepresented over and over, perhaps it is time to teach them to all in their original form. It is quite beneficial to experience these within the framework of an attunement, as the Reiki teacher helps you to pay attention to each specific aspect of them. So in a way it can short cut a longer approach of trying to sense them on your own.
REIKI TRADITIONAL SYMBOLS
Symbols from - Dr. Chuujiro, who received them from Usui Sensei. In Japan, these symbols are found elsewhere in their culture and spiritual work; although they would not have the connection to the individual energies that we acquire when we invoke them. The symbols, especially the last 2 (Connection, Empowerment) are simply Japanese phrases, and would not be thought of as "symbols" to the average Japanese person. The symbols originate within Tendai Buddhism, a repository for much of ancient Japanese Buddhism. They are part of the Taoist teachings that along with Confucianism, Buddhism and other Chinese teachings and were brought into Japan in the 5th and 6th centuries. The symbols are still used in Chinese Taoism today in much the same spiritual learning format that Usui Sensei original taught them, although they each have a Chinese word, rather than Japanese. This was verified by senior Tai Chi masters of the Yang style in China. The symbols are not intended to be healing energies, but rather each is taught to represent an inner trait that could be awakened by the individual. Dr. Hayashi and Toshihiro Eguchi were the only 2 Shichidan (the highest level) students of Usui Sensei's original Usui Reiki system. The symbols were learned as part of Usui Reiki training but were not used in the forms as later taught by Dr. Hayashi (after 1931). It is thought that Eguchi and Hayashi may have been responsible for experimenting with these as healing tools. IN JAPAN In the original Reiki society, the symbols are rarely used as taught in the West since the level 2 student is expected to be able to feel the various energies by that stage of training. However, if after 10 years of practice, the student can still not perform the Reiki techniques they may be allowed to take deeper level training, and thus receive the additional energies. In this special case, in order to assist a Reikii student, some of the symbols may be used as a teaching aid, although of course, the 3rd and 4th are just the kanji writing for the Kotodama (chant).
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SYMBOLS INTO REIKI
Copyright © 2002/5 James Deacon The Reiki symbols (shirushi in Japanese) have been the source of great interest and much discussion over the years. It is a common belief, amongst many western lineage Reiki practitioners, that Usui Sensei originally 'discovered' the four Reiki symbols in Buddhist texts - and that he re-experienced them (in 'bubbles of light') and received understanding of their true significance, in his visionary experience on Mt. Kurama. However, in one of Takata-sensei's recorded talks, she tells the 'Story of Reiki'. In the recording, she clearly states that Usui-sensei discovered a formula for accessing healing in the Buddhist texts, there is no mention of him finding the Reiki symbols in the texts. She also states that on the last day of his meditative fast, Usui-sensei saw a vision of millions of multicoloured bubbles; then he saw a great white light; and then he saw appearing before him: "what he had studied in the Sanscrit" in glowing, golden, Sanscrit letters. In this telling of 'Story of Reiki', Takata-sensei makes no mention of the four Reiki symbols per se - in bubbles of light or otherwise. Rather, she states that Usui-sensei saw Sanscrit text - a vision of a piece of text he had read in a Sanscrit sutra. Recently, some sources have claimed that, initially, Usui Sensei did not use symbols in the Reiki system - that they were in fact something he added at a later date, out of the need to incorporate an effective focussing method to assist those students who were experiencing difficulty in feeling, and differentiating between, certain aspects of the Reiki 'energy'. (In fact, the way that many people tell it, we might be forgiven for believing that one day Usui Sensei just plucked four symbols out of the air at random to use as the first 'Reiki add-ons' !) However, in a discussion (in 2002) with a Reiki Master from Japan, we were talking about this issue of the introduction of the symbols, and the version of the story he shared, seems to put things in a slightly different perspective. As we are all aware, ongoing research seems to continually reveal new information as to the history and nature of 'original' Reiki. Current understanding is that originally (- rather than being a purely therapeutic modality,) Usui Sensei's system was essentially a spiritual-philosophical system (incorporating certain Buddhist and Shinto elements) - a system 'for the improvement of body and soul' - that is, a system primarily focussing on self-development, but one which also incorporated a self-healing element. If this was indeed the case, then 'Reiki', as it came to be understood in the West (i.e. as essentially a purely therapeutic modality), would seem to be a natural 'outgrowth' from this original spiritualphilosophical system.' Now, according to the Reiki Master Jiro Kozuki, when it came to incorporating symbols into the therapeutic element of his teachings, it was not so much a case of Usui Sensei creating four new symbols - nor, for that matter, importing symbols from outside sources -but rather, selecting four symbols which were already a feature of his spiritual-philosophical system, and assigning them new significance as 'keys' (or as NLP terminology puts it: 'Resource Anchors') to assist focus of intent as part of the evolving 'therapeutic modality' aspect of the system. 17
WORKING WITH SYMBOLS
Symbols are an interesting and a very effective tool for healing, spiritual growth and transformation. They can be seen as "etheric enzymes" in a way as they catalyze specific reactions in the subtle bodies and consciousness. Some people hear symbols as different tones. They are like energetic tuning forks. Symbols are used to refer to specific types of energy. Each symbol has its own specific vibration and by connecting with the symbol we are able to access and align with that specific facet of the Life Force Energy. Symbols are a very personal tool since every person perceives them slightly differently. The tone/energy pattern stays the same but when it gets interpreted through the individual's perception, it can produce many different experiences. The energy can trigger old memories and subconscious associations thus producing a variety of impressions. There is no right way to interpret the energy, as the energy itself has no labels. It's simply a tone that is to be experienced. When an energy worker utilizes symbols they are often aware of the meanings, their own interpretations that is. When applying a symbol into the client's auric field they are implanting their own idea of the meaning as well, in addition to the pure tone of the symbol. The facilitator sends the energy in the form of a symbol coupled with a telepathic “suggestion” of its meaning. Basically this means that they are utilizing two different methods: The sending of "raw" energy and the offering of an idea. Symbols can also be used without having a fixed idea of their meaning. In this case the energy worker intuitively knows what symbol/energy to use. The symbol is simply sent to the client as pure energy without any suggested meanings, knowing that the person will use the energy in the most beneficial manner. Symbols can also be used to help others in their healing process/spiritual growth without having a fixed idea of their meaning. In this case the energy worker intuitively knows what symbol/energy to use. The symbol is simply sent to the client as pure energy without any suggested meanings, knowing that the person will use the energy in the most beneficial manner. Reiki levels of attainment and energy symbols play a part in many of the teachings offered today. Most of this came via the Mrs. Hawayo Takata and Chujiro Hayashi lineage. Japanese Reiki in most of its forms has levels of attainment but may not necessarily use energy symbols. Some regard Reiki symbols as sacred and secret. They are simply symbols or kanji. The sacred lives in their energy. Each symbol holds an energy, represents a truth, and can be used to invoke its meaning; thus, its effect. It is important to know that Usui Sensei did not begin attuning others to Reiki with symbols. He initially taught the individual five principles and unique energies each symbol represented. Thus, if one understands the energy, the symbols themselves were not needed to invoke their power.
The Reiki Kanji was created by Dr. Usui as the name of this energy healing therapy process. By the combination of the two pictographs he was able to emphasize the spiritual connection of the energy and the groundedness in earth. It exemplifies the balanced nature of Reiki healing on all levels, body, mind and spirit. Kanji are formed by specific strokes that put together in a unique way depict a story. The kanji characters Rei and Ki both have an old and a modern form. The old form Kanji (written by Usui and Takata Sensei's) best describes Reiho, rediscovered by Usui Sensei. The word Reiki with a capital “R” is the word, which describes the energy of this system. The old style kanji is the form that is currently used by the Radiance Technique and some independent Reiki Teachers.
The old form kanji as written on the precepts by Usui Sensei, best describes the system known as Reiho. It is easily explainable as follows:
Rei – Strokes, 24. Consists of 3 parts. Top is rain, middle is things and bottom is Shaman. Rei means "spirit or spiritual". The Japanese dictionary defines Rei as: 1. Spirit; the spiritual aspect of the human being as contrasted to the physical. 2. Divine, numinous, charismatic, supernatural, mysterious. 3. The luminosity of the spirit; the luminosity of a God or Sage. 4. Inconceivable spiritual ability; charismatic power; charisma; wonderful; a wonder. 5. A rainmaker, a diviner; a person or being with spiritual or supernatural powers. 6. A shaman. 7. Goodness; good, excellent, efficacious. 8. Clever, nimble, sharp. 9. Life. 10. A living being; a human being. 11. A super-natural (mythical) beast or being; a fairy, an elf. 12. Pure, undefined, unpolluted. 13. Bright, clear.
ANOTHER EXPLANATION OF REI: Rei - meaning spirit, conveys spiritually guided consciousness and awareness of the ability to work within that greater wisdom. The Rei is comprised of three parts. It first starts at the top with a horizontal stroke that indicates heaven. Next is a vertical stroke that brings heaven down to earth. The next two horizontal strokes describe the clouds or veil between heaven and earth. There are four small strokes, two on either side of the long horizontal stroke depicting rain. The purpose of this initial part of the Rei is to describe wisdom that is initiated in heaven and is brought down to earth. The second part of the kanji is a series of three squares or boxes. These represent voices that are chanting or singing. The third or concluding part of the Rei begins with a horizontal stroke, again indicating heaven, and a second vertical stroke from heaven to earth. Two similar figures, one on either side of the vertical stroke represent dancing shaman or wizards. The final horizontal stoke completes the message in the earth. Manifestation is a three part energy process, starting with a thought, voicing the thought and finally putting action to the thought. The Rei kanji typifies manifestation of spiritually guided wisdom that is initiated as thought in heaven, spoken in words or prayer, and completes in action or hand movements.
Ki – Strokes, 10. Consists of Breath with rice (Rice in Japan is sometimes used as a synonym for people). Ki means "energy". The Japanese dictionary defines Ki as: 1. Vital energy connected with the breath. Invisible life-force, somewhat equivalent to the Indian prana. 2. In the view of Zhuxi and other Neo-Confucians, the material force of the Universe. The generative forces of heaven and earth, by means of which all things are constantly reproduced. 3. Air. 4. Breath, steam.
ANOTHER EXPLANTION OF KI: Ki - meaning energy, the highest strength, the purest greatness and is that which permeates and transcends beyond the physical realm. The Ki is a common kanji found in eastern art and jewelry. It represents energy. The first three strokes on the top represent steam or vapor from a cooking pot. The next large sweeping stroke represents a cooking pot. The strokes under the pot represent fire and kernels of rice that are bursting open with steam, ready to be consumed as a source of energy for life.
DIFFERENT FORMS OF THE REIKI KANJI
DIFFERENT FORMS OF THE REIKI KANJI
OLD JAPANESE Drawn by Adonea Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai & Independents
NEW JAPANESE Alliance & Independents
OLD JAPANESE Written by Mrs. Takata The Radiance Technique & Independents
COMBINATION Reiki Touch & Independents
KATAKANA Usui-do (TJR)
SOME REVELATIONS ABOUT THE SYMBOLS * Review
Interestingly, the vast majority of Usui Sensei's students never even got to see a symbol, they were not taught to use them and they were not attuned to symbols by way of connecting them to the energy. Most of Usui's students used meditations and/or chanted Shinto mantras to learn to become familiar with the different energies taught. But it seems that the later students - the Imperial officers had trouble in getting to grips with the energies in the more traditional way that Usui used with the other students. So Usui - together with one of his senior students called Eguchi - introduced symbols for them to use. The symbols were a tool, a visual focus to help the student learn to assimilate or become familiar with a particular energy; the student was not 'attuned' to the symbol in the way that we understand in Western Reiki: they were simply given the symbol to use as a focus. And because Usui Sensei's system had been up and running long before the symbols were introduced (in about 1923), of course his connection ritual did not involve the use of symbols either. Information coming from a group of Usui's surviving students in recent years has really turned the Western view of things on its head, since now we know that: 1. Symbols do not need to be used when connecting someone to Reiki. Usui Sensei's "Reiju empowerments" did not use symbols but they do connect you to the energy. 2. You do not need to be attuned to the symbols in order for them to work for you. Once you are connected to the energy - and now we know how to do this without using symbols - then the symbols will focus the energy in a particular way. In fact I believe that once you are connected to the energy then any symbol will push the energy in a particular direction without the need to be 'attuned' to it. And there were more revelations to come, because the way that the symbols are used in the West when carrying out treatments or distant healing also bear no resemblance to the way that the symbols would have been used in Usui's time. For example, in 'Western' (Mrs Takata inspired) Reiki the first symbol (the spiral) is referred to as a 'Power' symbol that you visualise on top of other symbols to 'empower' them or 'activate' them. But there are no such connotations in Usui Sensei's system. This symbol simply represents earth ki, the energy of the physical body. Also, Usui's students were taught to keep things simple, so when the Second Degree students were introduced to the energies they would have used them individually and not mixed them together, as is they way the symbols tend to be used in the West. The second symbol - called the mental/emotional symbol in Western Reiki - was seen as representing heavenly ki, an energy that made a link with the spiritual and brought the two energies into harmony. The third symbol, which in the West is seen as a distant healing symbol, something that makes a longdistance connection with the energy, is viewed by Usui Sensei's surviving students as a symbol that elicits 'oneness' within the practitioner. Oneness is a state that allows you to transcend time and space, a state of oneness is when you realise that there really is no distance between yourself and the recipient, and there really is no distinction between yourself and the recipient.
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SYMBOLS INTO REIKI * Added Note
Copyright © 2002/5 James Deacon The Reiki symbols (shirushi in Japanese) have been the source of great interest and much discussion over the years. It is a common belief, amongst many western lineage Reiki practitioners, that Usui Sensei originally 'discovered' the four Reiki symbols in Buddhist texts - and that he re-experienced them (in 'bubbles of light') and received understanding of their true significance, in his visionary experience on Mt. Kurama. However, in one of Takata-sensei's recorded talks, she tells the 'Story of Reiki'. In the recording, she clearly states that Usui-sensei discovered a formula for accessing healing in the Buddhist texts, there is no mention of him finding the Reiki symbols in the texts. She also states that on the last day of his meditative fast, Usui-sensei saw a vision of millions of multicoloured bubbles; then he saw a great white light; and then he saw appearing before him: "what he had studied in the Sanscrit" in glowing, golden, Sanscrit letters. In this telling of 'Story of Reiki', Takata-sensei makes no mention of the four Reiki symbols per se - in bubbles of light or otherwise. Rather, she states that Usui-sensei saw Sanscrit text - a vision of a piece of text he had read in a Sanscrit sutra. Recently, some sources have claimed that, initially, Usui Sensei did not use symbols in the Reiki system - that they were in fact something he added at a later date, out of the need to incorporate an effective focussing method to assist those students who were experiencing difficulty in feeling, and differentiating between, certain aspects of the Reiki 'energy'. (In fact, the way that many people tell it, we might be forgiven for believing that one day Usui Sensei just plucked four symbols out of the air at random to use as the first 'Reiki add-ons' !) However, in a discussion (in 2002) with a Reiki Master from Japan, we were talking about this issue of the introduction of the symbols, and the version of the story he shared, seems to put things in a slightly different perspective. As we are all aware, ongoing research seems to continually reveal new information as to the history and nature of 'original' Reiki. Current understanding is that originally (- rather than being a purely therapeutic modality,) Usui Sensei's system was essentially a spiritual-philosophical system (incorporating certain Buddhist and Shinto elements) - a system 'for the improvement of body and soul' - that is, a system primarily focussing on self-development, but one which also incorporated a self-healing element. If this was indeed the case, then 'Reiki', as it came to be understood in the West (i.e. as essentially a purely therapeutic modality), would seem to be a natural 'outgrowth' from this original spiritualphilosophical system.' Now, according to the Reiki Master Jiro Kozuki, when it came to incorporating symbols into the therapeutic element of his teachings, it was not so much a case of Usui Sensei creating four new symbols - nor, for that matter, importing symbols from outside sources -but rather, selecting four symbols which were already a feature of his spiritual-philosophical system, and assigning them new significance as 'keys' (or as NLP terminology puts it: 'Resource Anchors') to assist focus of intent as part of the evolving 'therapeutic modality' aspect of the system. 26
THE REIKI II SYMBOLS:
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The Power Symbol, which increases the amount of healing energy you channel. The Mental/Emotional Symbol, which increases your ability to heal on the mental/emotional levels. The Distance/Time Symbol, which enables you to send healing energy to anyone, anywhere, to the past, present or future. The Continuation symbol - this is a non-traditional symbol which allows you to start a treatment have it continue on it's own.
"Put the power here" or "God is here" "Key to the universe" or "Man and God becoming one"
Emotional, purification, protection, clearing
Distant healing, Akashic "The Buddha in me reaches out to Hon-Sha-ZeRecords, past-present- the Buddha in you to promote Sho-Nen future enlightenment and peace" Reiki Mastership; "man-womanuniverse = whole energy"
The system, then, contains the same trinity, which appears in all spiritual systems. The Body/Mind/Spirit trinity, which can be read many ways; (Ego / Subconscious / Superconscious, Self / Family / All, Father /Son / Holy-Ghost, etc). The fourth symbol is used to attune someone to the Reiki energy. The attunement process is similar to the Tibetan Buddhist empowerment practices, and is a ceremony by which one is attuned to and may access Reiki. In healings the practitioner, of level II or above, paints the symbols in the air with his/her hands. Sometimes the practitioner might draw the symbols on paper, with the intent that the symbol is for a specific person or purpose. Generally, the symbols are drawn near the person who is to receive healing. The form of the symbol is relatively unimportant, while it is the function and intent is greatly important.
Traditionally the Reiki symbols have been kept secret and only shown to those attuned for Reiki Level II and higher. Keeping the symbols secret has been done to prevent misuse. This was also because Mrs. Takata insisted that the symbols were kept secret by the practitioners in Japan. Consider whether Reiki is only the symbols, the drawn pictures. Drawing the symbols creates a flow of energy (Chi) having different characteristics for each symbol, and that it's the flow of energy, which is important. Without the flow of energy, the symbols themselves are just pictures. What makes Reiki interesting is the source of energy from which Reiki springs, and the high degree of intelligence, wisdom and divinity behind that energy source. The Chi energy is not unique to Reiki, in fact Chi is in everything and around everything. There are many systems of Energy Healing, of which Reiki is only one, and it is quite easy for people to access and channel Chi without knowing Reiki.
CHO KU REI
“The Light Switch” Use this symbol to put the energy “here”. Place your hands over the part of the body that needs healing, then visualize this symbol, saying it either out loud, or to yourself. Pronounced: CHO-KU-RAY
SEI HEI KI
Used for emotional and mental healing. This symbol may bring up uncomfortable memories that need to be healed. Pronounced: SAY-HE-KEY
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
Used in Distance Healing and represents the past, present, and future. Pronounced: HAWN-SHAW-ZEE-SHOW-NEN
It is not necessary to physically draw the symbols in order for the mind to align with the visual perception of the key. Mental visualization of the symbols is recommended, as is internal intonation of the symbol names. Ideally, the symbol is "seen" with the third eye, reflecting and connecting with the higher energies of Universal Life Force in the higher layers of the consciousness, as the vibrational frequency of the symbol names are "heard" or felt from the Heart and Throat Chakras, sending the thoughtvibration resonating "outward", into the upper spheres of the consciousness of the person seeking to be healed. As one becomes more comfortable working with the Reiki symbols, visualization and resonance will become automatic, just as in the case of learning to type, play a musical instrument, or any other practice that is repeated until impressed upon the subconscious intelligence. The four Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki symbols are calligraphic Japanese Kanji, or words, usually drawn with a brush. They are drawn in very precise, specific strokes, which express explicit meanings. Each stroke represents a part of the picture. The strokes of the symbols are drawn always left-to-right, top-to-bottom, and clockwise. The names of the symbols are spoken (either using the vocal chords in the throat chakra, or by sensing the pitch with intellectual audial vibration in the mind's ear...) with deliberate and precise intonation. "Speaking" the name of a symbol is akin to ringing a bell. The resonance of that specific vibrational frequency affects the vibrational quality of the entire environment; that combination of sound waves influence the individual on a different dimensional plane as the waves become a part of the vibrational reality of the healing process.
#1 * CHO KU REI * FOCUS
FOCUS - THE POWER BOOST SYMBOL: CHO KU REI
BODY SYMBOL - CHO-KU-REI - TRANSFER OF LIFE POWER OR SOUL-FOLDING 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. Put in other words: 'Let all the power of the Universe be here' or 'God is here'. 1. This is the symbol used to connect with the energy at the beginning of a session, and to increase power/energy where needed during a session. 2. Further it is used to empower anything you want, like your medicines, crystals, food and drinks, machines and tools you work with, etc. Cho Ku Rei increases the power of all other symbols you use. 3. Another important use of this symbol is cleaning a space or clearing up negative energies, for instance in a bad situation. 4. It can be used for protection of yourself or your properties, because the great amount of light you call in with Cho Ku Rei dispels or keeps away negativity. 5. And it seals in light energy when drawn at the end of a healing. 6. Sometimes the Cho Ku Rei is drawn opposite with the spiral clockwise; this is a matter of preference. The symbol works with either way of drawing.
CHO KU REI Traditional Usui CHO KU REI: The first of the Usui symbols is commonly known as The Power Symbol. Pronounced in Japanese as Cho- Koo- Ray, it is learned in Reiki levels 1 & 2. It means, “Put all the power of the Universe here.” and is most often drawn by the practitioner’s dominant hand on each of his/her palms before sending treatment. Additionally, it is often drawn on the recipient’s Crown Chakra before a session thoroughly begins. It can be placed wherever the practitioner feels whether on him/herself or the recipient. Drawing it, imagining it or chanting it three times can invoke Cho Ku Rei.
"The light switch" that turns on the healing energy and increases its power.
The symbols are usually used only until the practitioner becomes familiar with the power behind the symbols. That is to say, you might visualise the Cho Ku Rei symbol until you become familiar enough with the energy and emphasis behind Cho Ku Rei, at which point you need no longer draw or visualise the symbol. You can also speak the symbol's name to call on its power. Drawing Cho Ku Reiki in the counter clockwise position "increases" the energy of Reiki. Drawing Cho Ku Rei in the clockwise position "decreases" the energy of the client.
DIRECTS ENERGY TO THE PHYSICAL BODY.
HOW TO DRAW THE CHO KU REI
WHEN DRAWING SYMBOL: 1. Using your power hand, draw the symbol over the area in need. Repeat the name of the symbol with each circular counter-clockwise movement. 2. There should be three full circles, so you need to repeat the name of the symbol three times. CLEANSE YOUR WORK SPACE: 1. Draw the symbol in the air with intent. 2. To clear and purify your treatment area, visually push it out into the corners of your room. MEANING: 1. The archetypal picture suggests a vortex of energy, spiralling upward through the seven energy centers of the body. The symbol is generally drawn from left to right, and clockwise, as the energy of the chakras is 2. thought to flow. It is relevant, when drawing this symbol, that the sign includes seven arcs. 3. Some Reiki Masters theorize that the symbol drawn clockwise represents a "pushing in" of 4. energy, while counter clockwise spiral is "pulling out". Others suggest that clockwise signifies ascending energy, or moving energy upward, and 5. counter-clockwise moves the energy downward.
Cho ku rei's origins are obscure. However, a meaning of the words “choku rei” is "to fix miraculously" (choku=to fix, rei=miracle), some people seem to be of the opinion that the actual symbol is of Shinto origin, and means something like 'In the presence of the spirits (kami)'. It has also been said that the choku rei is meant to represent a coiled snake with it's head raised, linking it to the Kundalini Serpent of Indian yogic tradition. According to some theories, the real forms of kami are actually snakes...
CHO KU REI ~ Practicing Gassho
The Power Symbol. Reiki Energy will flow without it, but when you use it, it is believed that the energy increases significantly. It would be as if you had changed the bulb in a lamp from 50 watts to 500 watts. Use at the beginning of the healing session, and at any other time that additional power is needed. It is geared specifically for healing within the physical body.
The Japanese term gassho refers to a ritual gesture formed by placing the hands - palms together, in the prayer-position - in front of the mouth - the fingertips at a level just below the nose. (Many people also perform gassho with hands positioned in front of the chest at a level just above the heart.)
HOW TO USE CHO KU REI
1. The Cho Ku Rei can be used to increase the power/flow of Reiki, or to assist in focussing Reiki more intensely at a given location, or to a specific intent. 2. The symbol can be used as an 'energy cleansing' / 'energy blessing' for food, drink, or possessions; and may be employed as a seal or amulet of protection. 3. Some practitioners use this Symbol to cleanse a room of negative atmospheres; or to 'seal' a treatment. 4. And while in 'western' forms of Reiki, the symbol may be used in conjunction with one or more of the other symbols, (with the intent of increase their potency) in 'Japanese' lineages, it is primarily utilised in a stand-alone sense.
Draw the Cho Ku Rei on all sides of your home for Cleansing, Protection and Upliftment.
Make sure that you draw this symbol at least 6 feet below your home. Draw it on the four walls of each room, on the ceiling, and floors. The Reiki Color Ray ranges from light violet to gold. By drawing this symbol throughout your home it changes the vibration and shifts the energy patterns of those in the home.
USED TO ACTIVATE YOUR PHYSICAL / SPIRITUAL ENERGY CENTERS.
Draw or visualize on the palm of both hands to open and activate this chakra center.
USE CHO KU REI AS A PERSONAL SHIELD.
It will flow around your aura sealing in a high vibration, only allowing the Loving, Calming energy to be a part of you. As you draw the symbol, say the name 3x’s. ~ Example: Cho Ku Rei, Cho Ku Rei , Cho Ku Rei. Draw the symbol behind you and in front of you!
CHO-KU-REI 1. Increase of power, the 'light switch'. 2. Called the Connection symbol. 3. Used to illuminate or indicate the position or nature of a problem, it intensifies healing energy like a laser. 4. For sealing the Reiki power around the person or space being healed. 5. It stands for male-female energy as the horizontal line stands for "Shiva", and the spiral for "Shakti" or kundalini power. 6. Clearing a room/ vehicle/ train/ bus of negative energy along with white light. 7. Protecting. 8. Charging any other symbol. 9. Purifying food/water. 10. This symbol is drawn both clockwise and counter-clockwise; the former connects to heaven and the latter to earth or feminine energy. They can be used together to charge any other symbol. 11. You may draw this symbol over your head (crown chakra) to improve memory, clarity or to locate lost objects. 12. Draw the Cho Ku Reiki on your palms before placing them on a hand position in a healing session. 13. By simply visualizing it, your ability to do Reiki will be increased many times. You will probably use it in every healing. 14. Cho-Ku-Rei concentrates Reiki in one focused spot by calling all the energy of the Universe into the healing. 15. This energy calls in higher universal energy and accelerates Reiki from low to high and gives greater power and focus to the energy. 16. It is used with the other energies as well as by itself during all treatments hands-on or distance. 17. This energy has been used to clear rooms and crystals and to charge food and water.
MRS. TAKATA’S REIKI CHO-KU-REI MEANINGS:
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The Cho-Ku-Rei is used in every healing. Drawn clockwise it is used to increase and focus power. Drawn counter-clockwise it is used to break up and dissipate problems. Clockwise it means/has been interpreted as "Put the power here." Counter-clockwise it means/has been interpreted as "God is here." A parallel could be drawn with the pentacle being used for both invoking and banishing. Can be used to charge and help program crystals. Can be used to manifest desires. Can be used for blessing. Magnifies and focuses energy. Referred to as the light switch or power symbol. To energize and activate other symbols. Similar to the command to execute a computer program. Some, however, believe this should be the first symbol you draw, in order to "prime the pump" so to speak. CHO KU REI Action Energizing Opens access to Reiki energy Energetic amplifier Spiritual protection
ENERGETIC PROTECTION – By drawing the symbol around you, a clairvoyant can no longer read your energetic fields. Because of its shape, it focuses the divine energies in one place only. It focuses the energy It accelerates the Reiki flow and increases Reiki power Energetic recharging and revitalization Is like a light switch, or transmission key Manifesting goals Sealing energies
CHO KU REI’S USES * Review 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. When applied on a lesion, it helps the faster healing of this. When applied on a painful area, it reduces the pain. It can be combined with Sei Hei Ki or symbols from other energetic systems. When applied in a room, it energetically cleans the room. When applied on Ajna and Anahata chakras (the third eye and the heart), it calms down nervous, irritable people. Energizes food, drinks, medicines, crystals, semiprecious stones or jewelry It can be programmed to work for 24 hours. For connecting to the energy source before treatment. Sealing energies after treatment. For the creation of a sacred space, used for initiations, treatments or meditations. When applied with a palm on the other it is equivalent to an attunement and thus one can work on full capacity for about 5 minutes. Meditation on this symbol can lead to clear-sightedness. In this case one can meditate twice a day, 30 minutes each. Can be applied on car batteries, electronic devices, telephones, and furniture for increasing their time of use. Self-treatment: before treatment, the symbol may be applied on the palms and then on every position of the self-treatment. Distant treatment combined with SHK and HSZSN. For finding lost objects. When applied to houseplants, they become more beautiful and disease-resistant. Note All three symbols have to be applied before starting any treatment, in the next order CKR + SHK + HSZSN.
20. The place for applying the symbols: • On the therapist’s palms • Directly on the area to be treated, and then palms are applied • On the therapist’s palms, on the area to be treated and then palms are applied • Above the patient’s head, and then the palms are applied on the desired area 21. Methods for symbols activation: • By drawing them with the palm’s center (with open hand, in this case) • By drawing them with the finger • By visualizing the symbol • By drawing them with the third eye • By spelling the symbol’s name three times. ______________________
CHO KU REI * USES
When applied on a lesion, it helps the faster healing of this. When applied on a painful area, it reduces the pain. It can be combined with SHK or symbols from other energetic systems. When applied in a room, it energetically cleans the room. When applied on Ajna and Anahata chakras (the third eye and the heart), it calms down nervous, irritable people. Energizes food, drinks, medicines, crystals, semiprecious stones or jewelry It can be programmed to work for 24 hours. For connecting to the energy source before treatment. Sealing energies after treatment. For the creation of a sacred space, used for initiations, treatments or meditations. When applied with a palm on the other it is equivalent to an attunement and thus one can work on full capacity for about 5 minutes. Meditation on this symbol can lead to clear-sightedness. In this case one can meditate twice a day, 30 minutes each. Can be applied on car batteries, electronic devices, telephones, and furniture for increasing their time of use. Self-treatment: before treatment, the symbol may be applied on the palms and then on every position of the self-treatment. Distant treatment combined with SHK and HSZSN. For finding lost objects. When applied to houseplants, they become more beautiful and disease-resistant.
ENVISION OR DRAW THE CHO KU REI IN THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA TO OPEN AND ACTIVATE IT
YOU CAN DRAW THE CHO KU REI IN: Pillows
Use your intention and program the pillow to assist in a restful sleep! The Cho Ku Rei will activate and magnify the intention.
DRAW OR ENVISION THE CHU KU REI – IN AND AROUND YOUR VEHICAL
For protection, cleansing and maintenance.
Draw it into the motor along with the intention to run well… _____________________________________________________________________________ DRAW OR ENVISION THE CHO KU REI – IN A TOY: Set your intention & draw the symbol into the toy. You can intend – love, restfulness, joy, peace, safety…
Reiki can be visualized as electricity. The light is switched on when you put your hands down to heal. When you add the Cho-Ku-Rei, the light is boosted from a 50-watt bulb to 500 watts. The Cho-Ku-Rei concentrates Reiki in one focused spot by calling all the energy of the Universe into the healing. In the archaeology of this planet, spirals always represent Goddess energy. The spiral shape is found in all natural phenomena, weather patterns, thunderstorms and hurricanes tornadoes are very intense spiral storms human DNA, and plants grow following a spiral Fibonacci series. In any metaphysical or energy work: Northern Hemisphere • Clockwise is the direction of invoking and increasing. • Counter clockwise is the direction of decrease and dispersion. Southern Hemisphere it is opposite. • Counter Clockwise denotes increasing and invoking. • Clockwise denotes< decreasing and dispersion. 1. Intent is most important here. Try it both ways and then make your choice. If you determine for yourself that one way increases power, keep using that method as increase is the intent of the symbol. Pick one way and use it consistently. 2. Double Cho-Ku-Rei, one drawn in each direction are used for manifesting. There is no more powerful aid to manifesting abundance than this symbol. 3. In using it be totally positive and ethical in what you ask for, and ask for only what you really want. The Universe is comprised of abundance with every goodness available to those who ask and are ready to receive.
#2 * SEI HE KI – HARMONY
The Emotional Symbol
Sei He Ki
= I point = The Bow, Arrow to = Life-force, Light, Awareness
This strange symbol looks like a human head with two bumps on the places of the eighth chakra (the cosmic chakra where divinity connects with our physical existence and place of the soul akasha) and the tenth chakra (place of mystical talents and inner sight). Therefore alternative meanings of the Sei He Ki are 'Remember Your Self' and 'God and humanity becoming one'. Pointing your arrow to awareness means bringing your attention to your feelings, emotions, patterns and psychology in order to understand and heal them. Sei He Ki restores emotional balance and harmony. Please understand that many diseases and problems have their roots in negative emotions and false beliefs. This symbol is used for the healing of bad habits, addictions, emotional trauma and heavy feelings like anger, frustration or jealousy. That makes this symbol another good one against bad vibrations and negative entities. A good symbol for inner calmness and the release of blockages.
REIKI SYMBOLS * SEI HEKI * #2 SYMBOL
PURIFICATION AND PROTECTION
MIND SYMBOL - SEI-HE-KI - MIND CLEANSING OR MIND-ENERGY-TRANSFERENCE The Sei-He-Ki (say hay key) is designated for emotional healing. It is defined as "God and man coming together". or "Goddess and woman coming together" or better "Divinity and People coming together". Another definition, "As Above, So Below"
This symbol brings Divinity into the human energy pattern and aligns the upper chakras. Sei-He-Ki is analogous to the Sanskrit symbol "Aum" and the Arabic "Allah". I use them all when it suits me. The more healing work one does, the more apparent it becomes that virtually all physical level diseases have an emotional coordinate. Diseases and painful emotions go together and healing the disease also means healing the emotions that go with it. Human life is filled with emotional pain and traumas large and small, most of us are taught that expressing feelings is inappropriate. Instead of allowing ones self to feel pain and release it, the emotions are stuck inside. Where pain remains within and has no other release, it manifests as physical illness. By using Sei-He-Ki, the emotional aspect is addressed and is often the key to the healing. A painful emotion or trauma that has been held within is brought to the surface. The receiver reconnects with the pain long enough to finish it and let it go. With the emotions released, the physical disease often vanishes. Anger, fear, frustration, grief, and loneliness are more often the source of disease than any bacteria, virus, or organic malfunction. Sei-He-Ki has further uses. It can be invoked for protection and purification, to clear negative energy, to release spirit attachments and to guard a room against negative emotions, diseases or entities. Invoking Sei-He-Ki focuses Reiki energy on the emotional body and intensifies its effects. It helps the receiver to target the emotions specific to the healings, and to release them as quickly as possible. Some describe Sei-He-Ki as “activating the Source within” and define it as awakening and purifying the kundalini, re-patterning the brain and healing the mind-body connection thru’ the subconscious. 52
THE ELEMENT OF WATER: SEI-HE-KI For healing emotional upsets, or emotional disturbances. Symbolises the polarity of male/female or Man/God, or even Above/Below. This symbol aligns the upper chakras. Use of this symbol may bring out the origin of the emotional trauma to the surface mind of the patient, who may relive the emotional pain. Holding the symbol should enable the patient to release these feelings. Helps the patient to express pent-up feelings. This symbol is used at the beginning of treatment, and whenever it is needed. According to AJ Mackenzie Clay, this symbol awakens and purifies kundalini, repatterning the brain and healing the mind/body connection through the subconscious.
USING THE SEI HE KI SYMBOL (The Water Element) Water waves of cool energy. Brings up deep emotional issues for healing. If you wish to release a symptom, it is important to release the stress that created the symptom, by bringing to harmony the parts of your life that have not been working well. That means to identify the specific tensions creating the particular symptoms, as well as the tools intended to release these symptoms. When this is done, resolving the tensions in your consciousness about what was not working well in your life allows you to release the inner cause of the symptoms. It is then possible for your body and your consciousness to return to their natural state of balance, and for you to return to the way of being that works best for you. _____________________________
Place the Cho Ku Rei & Sei He Ki into the Crown, Third Eye, Heart & Solar Plexus Chakras.
This aids in releasing anxiety, stress and emotional problems.
TO START A HEALING SESSION
You can draw the symbol over the crown on the top of the head. This will bring the Sei he Ki into the physical and etheric body. Repeat the name of the symbol with each movement of the Sei He Ki pictogram. Always use the activator symbol – Ch Ku Rei with the Sei He Ki symbol.
SEI HE KI * REVIEW:
Sei-He-Ki is the symbol use for mental and emotional healing. It provides purification and cleansing. Sei-He-Ki mean purification by the fire of wisdom. Sei-He-Ki Balances the right and left sides of the brain. It is very good for healing relationship problems and can be used with any mental and emotional distress such as nervousness, fear, depression, anger and sadness. Sei-He-Ki can be used to treat addictions, problems with weight loss and smoking. Sei-He-Ki can help improve memory. ________________________________________ THE EMOTIONAL SYMBOL SEI HE KI = I POINT = THE BOW, ARROW TO = LIFE-FORCE, LIGHT, AWARENESS
This strange symbol looks like a human head with two bumps on the places of the eighth chakra (the cosmic chakra where divinity connects with our physical existence and place of the soul akasha) and the tenth chakra (place of mystical talents and inner sight). Therefore alternative meanings of the Sei He Ki are 'Remember Your Self' and 'God and humanity becoming one'. Pointing your arrow to awareness means bringing your attention to your feelings, emotions, patterns and psychology in order to understand and heal them. Sei He Ki restores emotional balance and harmony. Please understand that many diseases and problems have their roots in negative emotions and false beliefs. This symbol is used for the healing of bad habits, addictions, emotional trauma and heavy feelings like anger, frustration or jealousy. That makes this symbol another good one against bad vibrations and negative entities. A good symbol for inner calmness and the release of blockages
SEI HE KI
The Mental/Emotional symbol, Sei He Ki, has to do with Yin and Yang and the balance between the two sides of the brain. The left part of the symbol represents Yang and our left side of the brain (logic, structure and linear thinking etc.) The right side of the symbol represents Yin and our right side of the brain. (Fantasy, feelings, intuition etc.) When you are facing another person and draw the symbol, the left side of the symbol, i.e. the Yang part of the symbol ends up on the receiver's right side of the brain and the Yin part on the left side thereby helping to balance the two sides.
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN It is pronounced Hon Shar Zay Show Nen and it means: No past, no present, no future HISTORY: It is very difficult to establish exactly what Usui meant when he decided to use this symbol. There are so many different meanings of the Kanji that form the individual parts of the distant healing symbol, and different combinations of kanji mean different things. If you were to write down the Japanese kanji for Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen you would see a combination of symbols that is much longer than the one used in Reiki practice. This is because the kanji have been “rammed together” when the bottom part of one kanji is the same or similar to the top part of the kanji below it. This is not a mistake because a Shingon monk said that it is standard practice in Shingon Buddhism to “jam” characters together to produce a certain energetic effect. In secret Shintoism Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen means, “man and God are one”, though it is not known how it is written down. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (3) allows us to connect and heal at the deepest level - the soul level. Linking with the soul enables us to transcend all time and space, so we can send Reiki to others, or ourselves, at any time - past, present or future. We cannot change the past but we can change how it affects us, enabling healing of past traumas - even past lives to heal the present.
This symbol transmits Reiki energy across time and space. Using this symbol you can send Reiki across the room, across town, to other parts of the country or anywhere in the world. Distance is no barrier. You can also use this symbol to bridge time. You can send Reiki into the "future," where it will store up like a battery, to access at the time you or others will need it. Likewise, you can send Reiki into the "past," to heal issues from earlier in this lifetime, or to past life issues that affect you or others now. The essential message of the symbol is "The Buddha in me greets the Buddha in you." (Another word for Buddha is "The Awakened Heart.") And so when you use this symbol you are saying "The Awakened Heart in me greets the Awakened Heart in You." And when that connection is declared and honored through your hearts, you and the recipient are in a state of Divine Union, and Reiki can be shared regardless of the physical distance between you. This symbol connects to the Akashic Records, the life records of each soul, and so it can be used to heal karmic patterns or tendencies that have manifested as dis-ease in the body or that have resulted in mental or emotional pain or distress.
Contract your Hui Yin and visualize Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (3) whilst chanting its name to yourself three times, then (still contracting your Hui Yin) visualize Cho Ku Rei (1) whilst chanting its name to yourself three times. Imagine the energy spiraling down through the Cho Ku Rei and into the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen flowing through into or to wherever and whomever you are healing. If healing any mental or emotional issues at a distance or in a past life add the Sei He Ki. Always ask that the energy goes to the Highest Good of all concerned especially as emotional issues usually involve other people and at a soul level what is presumed right in one lifetime or for one person may not be to the highest good overall.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen can be used:
1. To link with another person in the same room - tune into yourself and then tune into the third eye of the other person. This can also apply to linking with spirit guides and angels should you be involved in psychic work. 2. To link with another being using a photograph - tune into yourself and then tune into the third eye of the photo. 3. To link by using visualization - tune into yourself, visualize the person’s face and then tune into their third eye. 4. To link with an affirmation - tune into yourself and then tune into the affirmation. 5. To link with and send Reiki to anything from affirmations, to emotions, to objects, to experiences. 6. To send Reiki to the other side of the world and it will arrive instantaneously. 7. If you feel any emotional issues currently affecting your client are related to issues raised in past lives, you can send Sei He Ki back to the first time your client encountered this problem or Ki back to the first time your client encountered this problem or person in a past life and heal the issue from there. This has often brought about amicable and peaceful solutions to emotional problems within a few days or weeks of the treatment. The only difference between good and excellent sending is practice. The sequence is the same whoever or whatever you are sending to, so experiment - but always send to the Highest Good. 59
ADDED INFORMATION ON * HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
Symbol 3 is technically not a 'symbol' per se, but rather is a stylized combination of five kanji characters. Each of the four Reiki symbols has an accompanying Japanese mantra/phraze - frequently referred to as a jumon ('spell' or 'incantation'). In 'western' lineage Reiki this jumon is commonly used as the symbol's name. In the case of Symbol 3, the 'symbol' itself is actually the jumon: "Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" [or "Hon Ja Ze Sho Nen"], written in kanji characters. Over the years there have been several suggested translations of the jumon: "Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" including several very misleading ones. For example, it is frequently said that "Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" translates as "no past, no present, no future". However, probably one of the clearest translations of "Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" is actually: "Correct Thought (/Correct Mindfulness) is the essence of being" Just as calligraphers in the West - when writing a phrase in the Roman Alphabet - will frequently embellish their artwork with flourishes and overlaps, and often combine letters or allow them to run into one-another, this is also the case with Japanese kanji calligraphy. There are various calligraphic renditions of Symbol 3 - all looking slightly different depending on the 'brush style' of the individual 'drawing' it. In the example shown here, not only are there overlaps, but also certain strokes which form part of the individual kanji, have been omitted. As kanji are of Chinese origin, each character has two forms of pronunciation or 'reading': the on yomi or Chinese derived reading, and the kun yomi or native Japanese reading - e.g: the word 'mountain' in its on yomi is: san, but the native kun yomi reading is: yama. (Both are in common usage in Japan) There are many thousands of kanji characters - some highly obscure & only very rarely used; however, the five kanji whose stylised interlinking forms the HSZSN, are to be found amongst the "Jooyoo Kanji" - that is, characters specified by the Japanese Government as approved for common use. In fact, they all come under the category of kanji expected to be familiar to all Fourth Grade Students. The original five kanji are given on the next page with their on yomi and kun yomi, and their basic meanings (however the emphasis is on the word 'basic' - the meaning of a kanji when in combination with others can be somewhat different from the meaning of the kanji in isolation.)
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN INTERPRETATION: Kun Yomi Root, source, origin, moto, mato essence, basis, counter for long things, book, present, main, true, real Someone, person mono ON YOMI HON KANJI
Just so, this, right, just, proper
Correct, justice, certainly, exactly, righteous
tada.shii, tada.su, sei, masa(.ni), oo, kuni, ma, SHÔ (shou) tadashi masashi
Mindfulness, wish, sense, idea, thought, feeling, desire, attention, concern
THE DISTANCE SYMBOL:
VARIOUS DIFFERENT FORMS
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
This symbol releases us from the barriers of time.
1. As with the previous two symbols, pull the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen down through your Crown Chakra, your throat Chakra, your Chest Chakra, and into your Heart Chakra. (If you use Kundalini Reiki, pull the symbol up from the earth, into your Root Chakra, Your Sacral Chakra, Your Solar Plexus Chakra, and into your Heart Chakra. You will then become one with Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen.
Using this symbol you can send Reiki across the room, across town, to other parts of the country or anywhere in the world. Distance is no barrier.
SENDING IN TIME
You can also use this symbol to bridge time. You can send Reiki into the "future," where it will store up like a battery, to access at the time you or others will be needing it. HON-SHA-ZE-SHO-NEN helps you understand that time is just an illusion. You can time your healings or attunements by stating the time you intend the healing/attunement to be received. When sending in time, make sure to specify exactly when the person should receive the energy. It works well, but be sure you are very specific.
EXAMPLE: I intend to send healing to Joan Doe on January 23, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. central time (or-“ her time”-works well). Be careful with using this method or you could send to the incorrect day or time or even year.
Likewise, you can send Reiki into the "past," to heal issues from earlier in this lifetime, or to past life issues that affect you or others now.
TECHNIQUE: 1. 2. 3. 4. Have photos (or write on a piece of paper the ages of yourself or others you wish to send healing to) of yourself from infancy to present time. Line them up in the order of age progression. Draw or visualize the CHO KU REI and the HON SHA ZE SHO NEN going up through each picture, creating a energy healing time line. Send Reiki Healing energy down through the time line of pictures. ________________________________________
USING THE HUI YIN TO INCREASE YOUR REIKI ENERGY
Reiki flows through you, not from you. You can increase the amount of Reiki energy you channel by connecting two of the main acupuncture meridians, the Central and Governing channels. The Central channel runs from your perineum (between your anus and genitals) up the front middle of your body, into your mouth. The Governing channel runs from the perineum up the back middle of your body, up over your head, and ends just above your upper lip. To connect these meridians: 1. Contact you Hui Yin (located in the perineum area half way between the anal opening and the genitals (while placing the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, just behind your front teeth. The Hui Yin point is C1, the beginning of the Central channel. Do not force the Hui Yin contraction or you will detract from the treatment. 2. Practice and gradually build up the amount of time you can contract it. 3. One helpful visualization is to imagine a cord extending from your navel down to the Hui Yin. You can imagine gently lifting up on the cord and securing a peg in your navel. 4. When you give Reiki treatments, and use the second-degree symbols, the energy you transmit will be increased if you use this procedure. Like other aspects of Reiki, you will need to practice these positions to be comfortable using them.
CV1 • Huiyin
Conception Vessel 1 • Meeting Point of the Conception, Penetrating and Governing Vessels. Location: In the perineal region, at the mdipoint between the anus and the posterior border of the scrotum in males and the posterior labial commissure in females.
Conception Vessell * Perineum
During the attunement, it is necessary to direct the RAKU fire energy up the spine and into the brain to the pineal gland. This reenergizes the entire body and raises your spiritual consciousness. The first step in this process is KIDNEY BREATHING. a) To see if you are breathing properly, place the palm of your hands flat against your lower back over the kidneys. b) Direct your breath into the kidneys, expanding them. c) Your hands should rise with every inhalation and lie flat at the end of every exhalation. This type of breathing will increase your RAKU gradually if practiced every day. The second step is to locate the HUI YIN acupressure point (conception vessel 1) between your anus and genitals. a) Feel as if you are pulling this point up into your body as you contract it. b) The Reiki Master can hold this during the entire attunement, and with more experience and control can hold this during a class attunement. c) This step directs the RAKU fire energy up along the spinal column. d) Make sure that you are breathing normally when holding this point. e) Women may be familiar with the term Kagel Exercise when describing this movement. Combining the KIDNEY BREATH with the contraction of the HUI YIN point is the next step. a) First contract your Hui Yin and then take a Kidney Breath. b) As you are filling your lower abdomen with your breath, imagine a light mist forming at the base of your spine. c) The mist moves up the spine as if it were inside a hollow tube. d) This mist enters the head, filling the head. At this point, the white mist releases through the mouth making a hissing sound. To make this sound, the tongue is placed at the ridge behind your front teeth.
ACTIVATING BREATH TECHNIQUE (Also called Blue Kidney Breath)
1. Contract Hui Yin point, place tongue to roof of your mouth. 2. Draw in a breath imagining it as white light coming down through the crown chakra, through the tongue, down the front of the body through the Hui Yin point and up the spine filling the center of the head. 3. Visualize the white light turning blue and rotating clockwise, and then turning into purple, then gold. 4. Within the Golden light, picture any of the Reiki symbols. 5. Exhale gently into the other person’s crown, hands or any other part of their body. 6. Imagine the symbol on your breath entering their head or hands and lodging in the base of the brain.
BREATH OF THE FIRE DRAGON
1. Contract the Hui Yin (perineum) and place the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth (hold throughout). 2. Take 3 (or more) kidney breaths (Sapphire blue in, white out). 3. Breathe in white mist to your root chakra. Hold breath. The white mist comes up through the nerve bundles in the center of your spine. Your brain turns white, sapphire blue, royal purple and then flows into a golden color.
When to use the Fire Dragon Breath: Increases & magnifies your energy
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. You can use the Fire dragon breath when you need to magnify the healing process. If there is a situation where the healee needs to speed up their healing. For a quick energy boast. As part of a quick treatment process. Session when using this breath - 15 minutes ______________________
When not to use:
1. 2. 3. 4. On the Elderly Young children Pregnant women Frail or fragile individuals (very ill)
Distance is a three dimensional illusion. Remote healing may be done anywhere. The distance from you can range from just off the body to all the way to the other side of the earth. It is easy to understand this principle. Just picture the telephone, TV and microwave transmissions. For someone that has never seen TV or a telephone, our "reality" is magical to them. Something that travels through the air or through solid wire! Our senses at first tell us this cannot be; yet it is. It challenges everything they were taught and knew yet, once learned, the concept and use of it become second nature. Remote healing uses many frequencies of energy. Everything is energy in one form or another. The building blocks of what we call reality are atoms and various particles that make them up and are free moving. All are defined by science by their energy characteristics and potentials. When it comes down to it, all healing is "Energy Healing" because everything is energy, even drugs. How does healing occur? All healing is a rebalancing of the body's cells and systems regaining their proper functions along with other energies properly balanced and flowing. Paracelsus summed it up nicely hundreds of years ago. "The job of the Physician is to humour the patient while the body heals itself." It will be the same forever. What assists the body? Certainly humour, Love and your beliefs! Your beliefs can also make you sick and resist the normal healing processes of the body. Distant healers provide healing energy; they send that energy to assist you in healing yourself. Healing is a choice on which action is taken; not healing is also a choice. There are many different energy modalities available, each using a part of the total energies in their own way. Each has its own advantages and limitations. Learn about them and choose what you feel is the best for you either here or elsewhere. We hope that this site helps you do this.
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DISTANT HEALING… In its simplest form, Distant Healing can be a prayer that healing will be sent to the person who needs help at any specific time. Healers send their Distant Healing 'unconditionally', knowing that the healing energies will be directed where they are needed and in a way which is right for the recipient. That means the healer honours the fact that each person is more than the physical body - that they are spirit. It is the spirit or, Higher Self, which will dictate the healing energies and all will operate under Divine Law and not from a personal desire to see that someone is cured of a particular condition. The healer, acting as a conduit for Distant Healing, also recognises and honour's the soul's evolutionary journey and that the reason for a dis-ease may be for a much more profound reason than they are allowed to know. Distant Healing can be a particularly helpful way for sending healing if the person/s live a long way away; it can also be sent to people in hospitals, hospices, prisons and other institutions. Children, and animals, as well as the planet can benefit from this non-invasive method of healing.
Benefits of Distant Healing…
[..when working on a clients in person, the ability to remain "in tune" (or clairvoyant focus) can be easily distracted by commonplace circumstances such as dialogue between healer and client.. When the healing is applied distantly, the healers' focus and higher intuitive connection stays "in tune" during the whole session. This produces rewarding results, especially when the healer is using higher sensory abilities. The root or origin of the problem can be uncovered and dis-ease of the client rapidly and properly treated. The client relaxes in the comfort of their home and can fall asleep, resting deeply during the healing, remaining there after the session instead of jumping into traffic to drive home.]
Sending Distant Healing Energy
DISTANT HEALING AND THE HUMAN ENERGY FIELD
One of the basic teachings of healing with Reiki is that we are more than our physical bodies. We also have an energy body made up of our aura (energy fields), the chakras (energy centers) and the meridians (energy pathways.) Like our physical body that takes in food to nourish it and give it energy, our energy body does the same. The energy fields take energy in, the chakras break it down, and the meridians distribute it throughout the body. Our body is comprised of energy vibrating at different speeds. Our physical body, our thoughts, emotions, and our spiritual center, all vibrate at a particular frequency or speed. These varying vibrations or pulsations create a field around them, which are often referred to as our aura or energy field. The aura is an information center and a highly perceptual system that transmits and receives messages from the external and internal environment. Each energy layer appears different and has its own individual function. Yet, they continuously interpenetrate each other as well as the physical body. These fields can be felt through touch. It is what we perceive or sense when we scan with our hands. The Etheric / Auric Field is the first layer of our energy body and is ¼ to 2 inches from the body. It is the energy duplicate of the physical body. (It houses the chakras and meridians.)
The Emotional Field is where we experience feelings. It extends about 1 to 3 inches beyond the physical body.
The Mental Field is associated with thoughts and mental processes. It can be sensed 3 to 8 inches from the body. The Spiritual Field is made up of four or more layers, which help us relate to our higher self and spiritual dimensions. It is activated when we meditate, pray or channel. It extends 6" to 2' beyond our physical body. These energy fields are also referred to as our four levels of being; or our physical, mental, emotional spiritual selves.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO ENHANCE A DISTANT REIKI SESSION USING THE ENERGY FIELDS OR FOUR LEVELS OF BEING.
1. First, empower your hands and chakras with the Usui power symbol.
2. Then give yourself Reiki for 10-15 minutes.
3. Then invoke or visualize the distant healing symbol and say its name three times.
Cho Ku rei Cho Ku Rei Cho Ku Rei
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
4. Visualize the person you will be sending Reiki to. Intend to send Reiki to each level of being for 10-20 minutes.
5. To send Reiki to their physical level of being, imagine that the Reiki enters their crown chakra. Then it goes inside their body and slowly and gently fills them up.
6. As they become filled with Reiki energy, all of their body organs and parts are bathed in Reiki. Then the energy begins to radiate out from their physical body. Imagine that they are glowing with healing energy. See them expanded and their first energy layer filled. 7. Then send Reiki to their emotional being. Imagine that they are filled with peace, joy, love, contentment and overall well being. 8. Imagine that the glow from their physical body now extends out into their emotional level. 9. Next, send Reiki to their mental being. Intend that their thoughts are clear and calm. Imagine that their brain is working so that thoughts flow easily, and are well thought out. 10. Imagine that solutions to perplexing problems come easily. Imagine that worry gently flows out of their body. As all these troubling thoughts leave their body, Reiki fills up and extends out into their mental level. 11. Then send Reiki to their spiritual being. 12. Imagine that Reiki comes in and fills up and restores their spirit….their essence…their soul. Imagine it as a beautiful golden flow of energy that is a direct link to the higher realms. 13. Imagine that guidance flows in and that they are directly connected to the source, whatever they believe that to be.
14. Intend that the Reiki energy reconnects them to the divine within them and reignites their flame. See them filled with spiritual energy that extends out beyond all the other levels of their being. 15. You can also do this by having a conversation with the person before you send Reiki. You can address each level of being by asking questions before the session. For the physical body you can ask them how they are feeling? Are they having any discomfort or pain? 16. For the emotional body, you can ask how they are feeling emotionally. Is there something that is making them feel happy or something that is making them feel sad? 17. Then ask if they have too much on their mind (mental level) or are worried about something? Does their head feel like it is ready to explode? 18. To address the spiritual level, ask how their spirit feels? Do they experience the sacredness of everyday life or is everyday just another day? Do they feel alone and unprotected in the world? 83
19. Before you are ready to begin sending Reiki, ask them to allow the Reiki energy to heal and address all of their levels of being. Ask them to allow themselves to receive this healing energy.
20. Then send Reiki for 10-20 minutes to each level of being and intend that the Reiki go to the issues, thoughts, or feelings that you discussed.
21. After the session is finished, let them rest. Visualize a power symbol over them and seal the session with light and love. 22. Do dry bathing (Kenyoku) to disconnect from their energy field. KENYOKU (DRY BATHING OR BRUSHING OFF) (Removing of stagnant energy.) Note - The brushing of the arms from shoulder to hand is an addition by H. Doi, it was originally just brushing the wrist to tips of fingers. (An interpretation from Japanese - Kenyoku - Imagine sacred bathing before you meet god, which is done by Shinto priests at some ceremonies to clear/purify body and spirit.) Brush either in the aura or with bodily contact. 1. Place the fingers of your right hand near the top of the left shoulder, with the fingertips over the indentation just in from the edge of the shoulder (where the collar bone meets the shoulder). The hand is lying flat. 2. Draw the flat hand down across the chest in a straight line, over the "V" of the sternum (where the rib cage meets) down to the right hip. 3. Repeat this procedure on the right side, using the left hand. Draw it flattened from the shoulder, in a straight line, across the sternum, to the left hip. 4. Repeat the procedure again on the left side. 5. Place the right hand on the edge of the left shoulder top of arm, fingertips on the edge pointing outwards. 6. Draw the right hand, flattened, down the outside of the arm, all the way to the finger tips, all the while keeping the left arm straight and at your side. 7. Repeat this process on the right side, with the left hand on the shoulder and drawing it down the right arm to the fingertips. 8. Repeat the process on the left side again.
23. Give yourself Reiki for a few minutes.
24. You can call them afterwards to see what they experienced and share what you sensed. 25.Then end with gratitude for the gift of Reiki.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO SEND HEALING ENERGY
Here are some basic remote methods: 1. The simplest technique for sending Reiki to someone at a distance is to use a photo of them. This technique was taught to Takata by Hayashi. Draw the three symbols with your finger on the picture and say the names of each symbol three times as you draw them. Intend that the person be filled with Reiki. Then place the photo between your hands, and then send the Reiki. You can also do a self-treatment using the photo under your hands as you treat yourself intending that the person receive the treatment.
You can send energy or place a healing crystal or crystals on the photo or drawing if the drawing is large enough you can actually place your stone layout on the drawing with the intention for who and where you are sending 87
2. A Meridian Chart or a Reflexology Chart can be used as a proxy image.
3. You can lay out a chakra set of crystals intend they represent the person to be treated and use a pendulum or crystal wand or your hands to scan the chakra and aura and to send energy through the chakra crystals to the person. CHAKRA CRYSTAL LAYOUT
CHAKRA FIRST SECOND THIRD SOLAR PLEXUS FOURTH FIFTH SIXTH SEVENTH
LOCATION Feet to base of spine Genital area Abdominal area Diaphragm Heart Ear, nose, throat Brow Crown of head
FUNCTION Grounding Sexuality Personal power Emotional release Love, healing Communication Inner wisdom Oneness
COLOR Black, brown, red Red, orange Yellow Coral, yellowgreen Pink, green Blue Dark blue, purple White
STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRST CHAKRA: 1. Black tourmaline: This is a protective stone when you feel threatened at the survival level. 2. Hematite: This stone helps you to set protective boundaries when you feel as if others are intruding into your private space. 3. Black and snowflake obsidian: help you to see what material things you no longer need for growth. 4. Smoky quartz: The lightest of the dark stones, helps to blend the energies of the first and seventh chakras. 5. Tiger's eye: Helps you to feel secure about physical existence. Any of these stones may be placed at the base of the spine or at the feet. _________________________________________________
STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SECOND CHAKRA: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bloodstone: Can stimulate energy. Carnelian: Is associated with creativity and decision-making. Red garnet: Encourages patience. Red jasper: Helps to connect us to the flowing energies of the earth. Ruby: The stone of passion enhances sensory awareness. Ruby: In Zoisite is a way to benefit from ruby's energy in a grounding form.
STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE THIRD CHAKRA: 1. Aragonite: has a calming and stabilizing effect, especially on emotions such as anger and stress. 2. Citrine: is the stone most related to manifesting abundance and to the balanced use of will. 3. Golden calcite: helps to integrate new energies and beliefs areas related to personal empowerment, such as relationships and business. 4. Malachite: releases congestion in the solar plexus, and aids creativity. 5. Rhodochrosite: assists in deep breathing, thus helping to relieve anxiety and tension. 6. Rutilated quartz: helps to add enhanced creating energy to our dreams. 7. Pyrite: helps us to come up with creative ideas, which can help bring abundance in our lives. 8. Tiger's eye: helps to teach us good timing in terms of when to act on a dream. 9. Unakite: Unakite helps us to understand the mental and emotional sources for it. It is also believed to help release conditions, which have been inhibiting personal growth. ____________________________________________ STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOURTH CHAKRA: Aventurine: is the stone most related to physical health and heart balancing. Emerald: relates most directly to the spiritual aspects of love. Green calcite: Eases old, limiting beliefs (especially those based on fear) from the mind so that new ideas can flourish. Green tourmaline: opens the creative elements of the heart, i.e., adding an emotional depth to one's creations. Lepidolite: helps to calm the heart and relieves stress. Malachite: releases congestion in the solar plexus, and aids creativity. Malachite-Chrysocolla: blends malachite's ability with chrysocolla's gift of soothing and calming. Pink Calcite: helps to release old and hurtful emotional patterns so that the heart can be open to receive and give unconditional love. Rhodochrosite: helps to relieve anxiety. Rhodonite: helps us to be patient with others. Rose quartz: is the stone for helping to create unconditional self-love. ______________________________________________ STONES FOR THE FIFTH CHAKRA: 1. Angelite: helps us to communicate with angels and other non-physical beings, as well as aiding in long-distance communication. It also helps to dissolve anger. 2. Aqua Aura: teaches us self-expression through service to others. 3. Aquamarine: helps us to express ourselves in a tranquil way. 4. Blue lace agate: helps to ground our communications with a sense of what can be accomplished. 5. Blue Topaz: Helps us to communicate fearlessly that which we know to be true, and also stimulates creativity. 6. Celestite: helps to calm the over-active mind and teaches us how to be receptive 7. Chrysocolla: helps one to have self-confidence in personal expression. 8. Larimar: enables us to communicate with others that which we feel deeply in our hearts and souls. 9. Turquoise: helps us to enrol others to help in the manifestation of our desires. 93
STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SIXTH CHAKRA: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Amethyst: known as nature's tranquilizer, helps in sleep and in peaceful dreams. Azurite: helps us to consciously look at old programmed beliefs and dissolve them. Charoite: helps to dissolve fears, both known and unknown. Hawk's eye: helps us to see our lives as with aerial vision. Kyanite: reminds me that everything, which happens is for a purpose, and that we are ultimately in charge, and often brings to surface beliefs we have accepted as fact. Lapis: helps us to discover our hidden beliefs and bring them to the surface. Sodalite: helps in balance when one is emotionally or mentally confused. Moss agate: helps to balance the left and right sides of the brain. Sugilite: helps to release resentment and guilt. _____________________________________________
STONES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEVENTH CHAKRA: 1. Clear calcite: brings spiritual understanding to problems on the earth plane. 2. Clear quartz: There are many forms of clear quartz. 3. Danburite: helps us to view what happens in our lives from the soul perspective and have a feeling of calmness and serenity even when life seems very difficult. 4. Herkimer: This form of clear quartz is especially brilliant, and has a particular ability to dissolve chakra blockages. 5. Selenite
REIKI CRYSTAL BATHS This is a technique that combines the healing energy of Reiki with the energy of crystal healing. 1. Before starting a Reiki Crystal Bath, have your crystals cleared and ready near your Reiki table. You can use as little as few or as many stones as you want. This a guideline for a layout with a minimum of 7 quartz crystal points, plus one appropriate stone for each chakra up to as many as several pounds of quartz crystals and multiple stones for each chakra. It is not important that the crystals and stones be particularly pretty specimens, however natural quartz crystals seem to give the most energy. 2. With the client laying on the Reiki table as for any Reiki treatment, begin to place stones on the table, nestled up to the client's body. The first figure here shows areas that you can start the layout with, and are the ones you would use with a smaller quantity of quartz crystals. Be sure to point the crystals towards the client's body.
3. Next, place the chakra stones directly on the body of the client, being careful not to touch private parts.
4. Then, if you have more crystals and stones, you can fill in any gaps with crystals nestled around the body and/or on the body around the chakra stones. Remember to make sure the crystals point towards the body.
5. You may also ask the client to hold a quartz crystal or stone associated with a chakra they have particular issues with.
6. Once the crystals and stones are placed, proceed with the Reiki treatment as usual. 7. You may place your hands directly on the stones for magnification of energy or hold your hands
slightly above the stones during the treatment.
6. Use a teddy bear or doll as a proxy or put a pillow on your lap to represent the recipient. Know that the healing will reach your intended recipient automatically.
DISTANT REIKI USING A REIKI BEAR
Distance Reiki can be used for individual treatments, situations, groups of individuals, notions, in fact anything that will benefit from loving thoughts.
Connect and ground. ‘Please accept this Reiki healing with Unconditional love, and take all that you need’.
Traditional pose for Reiki healing.
Traditional pose for Reiki healing, if a qualified Reiki Practitioner draw second symbol.
Hand position for covering legs, thighs etc.
Traditional hand position for Reiki healing.
Turn your bear over to continue, placing head to the side.
Position covering the back of legs, thighs etc.
These are a few examples of the hand positions for using a bear as a conduit for healing. Loving thoughts are like seeds that you plant with your heart and mind… this is distance reiki in action. 101
7. Write the person’s name on a piece of paper and hold that piece of paper with the name on it between your hands and send healing that way.
Place the paper between your hands and Reiki the Paper. ________________________________________
8. Set a programmed crystal on the name or put the name in a box with your
charged healing crystals.
Name of person under crystal….
9. You can visualize the person as though they are right in front of you and just do a treatment or imagine that you are in the same place together.
10. Another technique is to substitute your body for theirs doing the treatment
on your own body and intending that the energies run to them in those places.
11.You can also do a “spot” treatment on an organ or other body part, just visualize the part and go for it.
THUMB TECHNIQUE Another technique that is used is the 'thumb method'. 1. If you do not have the use of both hands to send absentee treatments, then you can empower the thumb of your non-dominate hand to represent a person, situation or relationship (this is a good one for job interviews, tense situations, angry people, dis-eased/dying, etc.). 2. Wrap the remaining fingers of your non-dominate hand around your thumb and as you do Reiki on your thumb, you are doing Reiki on the person, situation, or relationship.
FLAME/CANDLE TECHNIQUE 1. Use a flame (oil lamp or candle) to represent a requestee list, especially a large one with many names. 2. Set-up the list of individuals the requested a healing. 3. Then we place a candle on the list, light it, and empower the flame to represent the list, then repeat the symbols, and intend (mentally or verbally) that as long as the flame burns, the list and everyone that it represents receives an individual, complete and continuous Reiki treatment. 4. As you pass the flame, you can add extra energy by drawing extra Power symbols onto the flame. _____________________________________
Shrink the person (client) into a smaller size and place them in between your hands. Then give them a reiki treatment.
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DISTANT HEALING 1. Raise your hands up in front of you, at the level of your heart, with your palms facing each other and a small space in between. 2. Imagine the earth in this space. Name the whole earth or the part of the earth to which you want to send healing. 3. Offer Reiki, acknowledging free will and higher purpose. 4. Make the Reiki symbols for distant healing in the sequence 1-3-1, 1-2-3-1, or 1-3-2-1, in accord with the way you have been taught. Then return the hand with which you drew the symbols to its original position. 5. Listen to the Reiki energy as it flows between your hands, sending healing. 6. When you feel the flow of energy begin to diminish, bring the treatment to a close with an expression of thanks or a blessing, then break the connection by blowing into the space between your hands, clapping, rubbing your hands together, or bringing them together as if in prayer.
Compared to some traditionally taught distant healing methods, this method is very efficient, taking only a few minutes; so it is easy to incorporate into daily Reiki practice -- and, as with all Reiki, there are healing benefits for the practitioner as well.
There are two different beaming techniques. They are beaming distantly and in person beaming to someone in your location (i.e., you can see them). 1. To do distant beaming, draw all three symbols in the air. 2. State the name of the person you wish to heal, and any other details about them that you need to feel connected. 3. Intend that the person will receive Reiki as you send. 4. Hold one or both hands at chest height, palms facing outward from you. ( If you use only one hand, place the other comfortably in your lap.) 5. Then simply send the Reiki. You will feel it pour through your hands. As you send they will be receiving reiki healing. ____________________________
In-person beaming is distant reiki but done when you are with the person. It is something you can do when you want to send reiki to someone in the line of sight. This is useful for people with touch issues, or for people who it would be inappropriate to touch like burn victims or those with infectious diseases. 1. To do beaming, extend the palms toward the person and use the symbol/word for distant healing. 2. The difference between this and distant healing is you can see the person. (It can be noted that all Johrei Channels use beaming to send Johrei.) 3. You can also beam from the body, projecting out from every cell. You can also beam from the eyes, or anywhere else you care to.
REIKI DISTANT HEALING STACKS
Reiki Distant Healing Stacks is a quick and powerful technique for sending distant Reiki to more than one person or inanimate object at the same time. A ten-person stack along with ten inanimate objects will take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete, often only five or ten minutes. The procedure was originated by Reiki Master Anthony Glenn Agee. A Healing Stack uses the "Energetic Transfer" method, which means that the energy is condensed and then sent all in one unit towards the target. Because energy is being sent to more than one person at the same time, there is an amplification effect. The factor of amplification grows exponentially with each person as you go higher up the stack. So does the relative amount of energy each person receives. For example, if you make a 50-person stack, whomever you put on top will be completely blown away. Since the amount of energy increases exponentially, a distant healing stack for ten people will take the same amount of time as it takes to send energy to one person. The major difference is that each person in the stack will get more energy. The energy will be more powerful, because stacks send out more energy than normal single distant methods. The greatest thing about this technique is that you can place yourself in the stack at the same time as other people, even put yourself on top. _____________________________________
Because the energy increases exponentially, limit the stack to ten people or less, including yourself. Make sure the people in the stack are aware that you will be sending energy to them. Stacks produce results in one-way or another, sometimes more powerfully than you might think or want. I once put a student in a stack without telling him, and he received the energy while driving a car. His hands became so hot that he could not hold the steering wheel and had to pull off the road for a while. Later, when he told me what happened, I realized that he could have had a wreck! The issue of free will is also important when deciding to send energy to others. If in your best judgment the person is in need of healing energy but is very ill or otherwise incapacitated, then state the intention that they are free to either accept OR reject the energy. Also, specify that if the energy is rejected, it must return to you or go to heal the earth or to someone who wishes to receive it. Place inanimate objects in a stack after the initial ten people, not before. Some ideas for inanimate objects are the Earth, your car, your house, your relationship, your life as an entity, your healing space, your crystal grid to charge it, a habit you want to get rid of, or a change in your behavior that you want to empower, your Guides, your city, world peace, or a war or other catastrophe.
1. Make a list of who or what you want to send Reiki to. 2. Choose a proxy to represent the people and things on your list. This can be the top of your leg, a teddy bear, a crystal, or the list written on a piece of paper. 3. Empower the proxy by drawing all of the Reiki symbols you have been attuned to on it. For example, I use all six symbols of the Usui/Tibetan lineage. You can also draw all of the symbols on the palms of your hands. 4. With the intent to do a Reiki Distant Healing Stack, draw the Distance Symbol on the proxy. As you draw it, say its name three times. Then empower it by drawing a Power Symbol, and say its name three times. 5. Then state aloud or silently: "I now intend to do a Reiki Distant Healing Stack. Everyone in this stack is free to either accept or reject this energy. If it is rejected, I ask that the energy come back to me." 6. Start creating the stack by stating, "I would now like to send pure Reiki energy to ____________ for their greatest and highest good." Fill in the first person’s name along with any additional facts you have (such as where they live) in the blank. 7. Draw a Power Symbol over the proxy with that person in mind. 8. Continue to add the rest of the people one by one along with the affirmation, and draw a Power Symbol for each one. 9. When you have finished adding people, you can begin adding the inanimate objects. 10. When you are finished building the stack, draw a Mental/Emotional Symbol and empower it by drawing the Power Symbol with the intent that the energy be available for all people and items in the stack that need it. 11. If you are attuned to other forms of Reiki, such as Karuna Reiki®, you can add those symbols now and use one Power Symbol to empower all of them at the end. 12. Finish off the stack by sealing it with a very large Power Symbol and press it all down. 13. Break the connection with the proxy when you are finished by making a cutting motion with your hands to symbolically cut the energetic cords between you and the proxy. Then wash your hands in cold water. __________________________________
SAVING A STACK
While drawing the last finishing Power Symbol state, "I now intend that this stack be referred to as ____________." This is especially useful for groups like your family, friends, regular clients, or students. You can use a saved stack in place of a person in a normal stack. Just state you want to send energy to the __________ stack and draw a Power Symbol to empower it.
CHANGING A STACK
Start by sending some energy to the existing stack. Then when you are finished state, "I now wish to dissipate the ___________ stack." Then just remake it with the additions or subtractions. ________________________________________
You can also make a stack of stacks and then name it as well.
Keep the stack to 10 or less people, including yourself. Make sure the people in the stack are aware of what you're doing. Stacks will produce results in one way or another. Sometimes more powerfully, than you may think or intend. You may put inanimate things in a stack after the initial 10 people, but please don't put them before. Some ideas for inanimate things.
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The Earth Your Home Your Car One's Life as a whole Cities Communities Crystal Grids Guides and Helpers Ancestors & Descendants
You may also send energy to concepts, situations or events. Here are some examples.
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Peace on Earth Global situations. Doctor Usui to help discover Reiki. Relief Efforts in Natural Disasters Personal Relationships
GROUP DISTANT HEALING
Distant healing can be sent by a group of Reiki 2 and Master practitioners with powerful results. 1. To start everyone in the group draws the HON-SHA-ZE-SHO-NEN symbol then chants its name 3 times and chants the name of the person to receive healing 3 times. Then everyone in the group sends healing. Here are two ways to sit in the group: Spiral (clockwise spiral) each person sits facing the back of the person in front of them and sends. • Reiki to them with their hands a few inches from the person's back. • The outer end person sends the group Reiki to the person in need. The circle method is similar to the spiral method except the person who is to receive the healing is imagined to be in the center of the circle. • Everyone in the group sends to the center of the circle. ______________________________________
By thinking of someone We
Create An Energy Healing Link.
By thinking of someone we create an energy link with them that allows healing energy to be sent at a distance. 111
THE ANTAHKARANA SYMBOL
The Antahkarana, or the psychic bridge, is the connecting bridge between the 6th and 7th chakras. It is the link between your personality and your higher self. As you develop these higher chakras, this psychic bridge is strengthened, and your intuitive powers will increase. The Antahkarana is a symbol that has its own consciousness and works with your aura and chakras. It is often referred to as a Tibetan symbol. It is used in an ancient Tibetan meditation method, where the Antahkarana is placed in an oval bowel filled with water where the bowl symbolizes the cosmic egg. Its healing effect depends on what you need at the time of use. Since it is directed by the Higher Self, it always has a beneficial effect and can never be misused or used to cause harm. The symbol can be placed under a Reiki table. It can also be placed on the wall or it can be held against your body with the print facing the area that needs healing.
Zonar means "infinity" or eternity.
This symbol is pronounced "zoe nar". It was channelled by Marcy Miller and purportedly given to Marcy from Sai Baba during a meditation. To draw the symbol: 1. Draw a Z, then come up on the right side and draw the infinity symbol 3 times This symbol is thought to work with past lives. The theory being that the cells carry the memory of trauma, and ideas from both this life and previous lives. This symbols is thought to help us work through these issues and release them and the associated memories and behaviour. Because of this it is thought to work well with child abuse. It is also to help with things or formulate issues not clearly defined, and allow us to open ourselves to the awareness of these issues and our humanity. Lastly it is used for dimensional access. The specific technique for using Zonar is to connect to the loving compassionate energy of the divine source, which is infinite, and use this infinite love for healing. 114
Zonar is a good symbol to use at the beginning of a treatment as it prepares the client to receive deep healing. It also reduces or eliminates the pain associated with emotional healing by creating a kind of spiritual anaesthetic effect. HEALS ON THE CELLULAR LEVEL 1. Sometimes we have experiences that are so powerful and have lasted so long that they actually become a part of our chemical makeup and are ingrained in our cells. Because of this, our cells can carry the memory of trauma, or even negative feelings and ideas that we brought with us from other lives. 2. Zonar works on the hidden issues that have become imbedded in the cells of our bodies and helps to heal them. 3. Zonar can be combined with the Usui distant symbols to send powerful healing energy HEALS PAST LIFE ISSUES 1. Zonar helps heal issues we have brought into this life from past lives. 2. It also works inter-dimensionally with experiences we have had on other planets or in-between lives. 3. To heal a past life issue, combine Zonar with the Usui distant symbol directing the energy to go into the past life and heal the cause. HEALS CHILD ABUSE 1. Zonar works well to heal trauma resulting from child abuse and other issues that were so traumatic that the person has been unable to deal with them consciously and has buried, or stored the issues away from the conscious mind, often in the second chakra area. 2. These are often things that are so overwhelming or unaccepted by our society that we are unable to talk with anyone about them. 3. Zonar helps work on these deep issues, release and heal them. 4. Sometimes they come to the conscious mind, and sometimes they are directly released without consciously knowing about them. ACCESSES ARCHANGEL GABRIEL Zonar can be invoked with the conscious intent to call upon Archangel Gabriel for assistance. This technique helps us with karmic healing, and Archangel Gabriel can assist us in finding answers we need to most help ourselves or others. 1. To do this, think of the issue and connect with the energy and feelings around it. 2. Then activate Zonar and send this energy up to Archangel Gabriel. Ask Gabriel to take the karma of the issue and heal it for you. 3. Ask also that if there is a lesson or understanding that is necessary for you to have in order for the healing to take place that it be made known to you. 4. Be open and willing to follow any guidance that comes to you. 5. The healing may continue after you stop sending healing energy, and ideas and memories may come welling up within your mind giving you the understanding you need. Zonar seems to have a psychically anaesthetic effect, which helps us go deeper into ourselves, reaching into our emotions at a core level and preparing us to heal more deeply. Zonar prepares the client for the healing offered by Halu.
HALU - Halu means love, truth, and beauty. It can also mean harmony.
This symbol is pronounced "hay-lou" and It was channelled by Kathleen and Marcy and was given purportedly by Sai baba during a meditation. It is supposed to be a deeper ray of healing. This symbol is an amplification of Zonar. To draw this: Draw a standard Zonar, then add the two lines into the center and complete the pyramid on top. 116
Halu is thought to be more powerful than Zonar and works in higher dimensions and at deeper levels. Halu is said to restore balance. It is thought to bring about "deep healing" at causal and emotional levels. Like the Usui Reiki symbol, Sei Hei Ki, it is supposed to help dissolve negative patterns in the unconscious mind that we use to keep ourselves from truth, and also to break up delusion and denial. It is also used to open a channel to higher consciousness. It can be used to repel and dispel psychic attack and psychological attacks. DISPELLING HEAVY ENERGY To use Halu for this purpose: 1. Draw the symbol in the air and connect at your heart center to the divine compassion. 2. Infuse and surround yourself with the symbol and this energy. 3. Know and intent that no psychic or psychological attacks can harm you in the oneness of this love. 4. Raise your hands and send this loving energy to those that might be attacking. 5. When you change your energy you change your environment around you… change your focus and become responsible for what you send out vibrationally. Educate yourself on the Law of Attraction. HEALS UNCONSCIOUS PATTERNS 1. Use Halu to break up negative patterns in the unconscious mind, which we use to insulate ourselves from the truth. 2. This helps to shatter delusion and denial, while helping heal the shadow self. 3. Halu helps us work through denial and blame of others for situations in our lives. 4. Halu helps us accept the imperfect part of ourselves so we can bring it into our conscious mind love it and heal it. HEALS THE SHADOW SELF 1. The shadow self exists in the unconscious mind. It is composed of the parts of ourselves that we believe are unacceptable, and so we try to hide them (denial) by shoving them down into the unconscious mind. We will often see these unwanted parts in others (projection) and dislike them for it. (These unwanted parts often go into the second chakra.) Halu can be directed to work on and heal the Shadow Self. 1. This can be done by having the client focus on an unwanted experience or a behaviour that has been difficult to heal. 2. As they do this, ask them if any parts of their body feel tense or if there is an area within the body that they feel the cause of this problem is located. 3. Sometime this is in the second chakra. 4. Activate Halu and direct it into the area.
HALU – Review…. Zonar doubled in intensity. Heals delusion, denial, and the unconscious. Halu breaks negative thought patterns and repels psychic attack.
HEALS SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE ISSUES Trauma such as physical and sexual abuse is very painful. It is not always necessary to relive these experiences and re-experience the trauma in order to heal. 1. The compassionate action of Halu (when used with Zonar) helps us release the energy from the abuse or pain without needing to re-experience the trauma. 2. These issues can often be processed by simply having an understanding of what took place, without a need to feel all the emotions and pain. 3. However, since the higher power is guiding the healing process, it will decide if feeling the pain is necessary to complete the healing and allow this to happen when it is appropriate for the client. 4. When this happens, it usually takes place with only a small part of the pain coming into consciousness, just enough for the person to understand the feelings that are being healed. DISPELS PSYCHIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTACK The only reason we are psychically attacked is because we are creating it. 1. Halu can help us release the part of ourselves that is creating the psychic attack, heal it and release it to the Higher Power. 2. Often, as we come into our own power, we may not be confident because we have misused power in the past. This may cause us to be attacked by ourselves or by others who feel threatened by our increased power. 3. Halu can be used to help us deal wisely and compassionately with our own power and to release any part of ourselves that attracts psychic attack. Remember that the best way to deal with psychic attack is to accept that we have created this experience for ourselves from within ourselves as a way to know ourselves more completely and to heal. 1. Focus on what you or the client is doing to create/attract the psychic attack and send Halu Reiki energy to it to heal and release it. 2. Follow your inner guidance when doing this and allow yourself to learn as you heal. 3. Halu will guide you to become a better healer. HALU IS A POWERFUL HEALING TOOL. 1. Halu can activate a laser-like beam of healing light, which can be focused on a less than light area and facilitate intense healing. 2. It is helpful with physical healing of tumours and cysts and many other imbalances. 3. When used with the psychic surgery technique it takes on the energy of a spiritual surgery tool, which has the ability to break through even the densest concentrations of less than light energies. 4. Halu goes to an area that contains less than light energy and fills it with a very focused, concentrated beam of light, which dissipates the denser energy. After you have used Zonar and Halu to prepare the person for healing and to do deep healing work, you will now be ready to fill the area with love by using Harth.
HARTH - Harth means Love, Truth, Beauty, Harmony and Balance.
This symbol is pronounced exactly as spelled. It was channelled by Kathleen Milner and Marcy Miller. It represents the Infinite Love and Compassion of the source. Harth is a symbol for the heart from which healing and love flow. It is used to heal the heart and issues of the heart, and helps one develop (compassion). It is useful and helpful in healing relationships. Harth restores our love of life and for the things we do. Harth is good to use for addictions of all kinds. 119
HOW TO DRAW: Draw the cross with the first line going down. Then draw the left and right sides and then the circles. HELPS HEAL RELATIONSHIPS Harth can be used to heal relationships of all kinds. 1. When two people are involved in a relationship, there is a third entity that exists - the relationship itself. 2. If there is difficulty in the relationship, or if you simply want to improve your relationship, use Harth along with the Usui distance symbol to send Harth to the relationship. This will create a loving and compassionate feeling between the two people so they will more easily solve any problems that may have come up and will enjoy each other’s company much more. 3. Harth can improve a relationship that is already good! However, some relationships are codependent and not healthy for those involved. If this is the case, and it is time for the relationship to end, then Harth will help it end in a healthy way. 4. Because Reiki is guided by the higher power, you will not be able to use Harth to get someone to enter into a romantic relationship with you against their will. 5. It cannot be used to control people, only to empower them to come from love and to make wise decisions for themselves. DEVELOPS GOOD HABITS If you want to develop a good habit, the best way to do this is to allow yourself to love what you want to do. When you look at all the habits that are healthy for a person to have, you will always be able to find some group or someone who loves that activity. There are people who love to cook and eat healthy food, or who love to exercise, or who love to meditate, or who love their work or love a balanced life. Sometimes we have trauma around things that are healthy for us. 1. Harth can help us heal the trauma so we develop a natural love of things that are healthy for us to do. If there is a habit you would like to create for yourself, write it on a piece of paper, put it between your hands and send Harth to it. Do this everyday, and also spend time doing the thing you want to develop a habit for. You will find it easier and easier to be involved with the new activity, and soon you will love to do it. Try this, it works! HEALS ADDICTIONS If a person is addicted to something, it usually means that they have a problem with their heart. A person will turn to drugs, alcohol, or destructive relationships and behaviours because there is something in their life that isn't fulfilling the love that they need. 1. Harth will restore the balance within their heart so that they love life. When a person loves life it is very unlikely that they are going to become addicted to something that is harmful. If you love yourself, you will take good care of yourself. 2. Use the Usui distance symbol to send Harth to the addiction. DEVELOPS COMPASSIONATE ACTION Compassionate action is the most essential part of spiritual life. It is the key to both personal happiness and planetary healing. 1. Harth can help develop the motivation for compassionate action by healing the heart. The wisdom that comes from the heart becomes available to guide us in all our actions. 2. Harth helps us heal within ourselves so we can openly love others unconditionally. A wonderful revelation that comes to all who practice compassionate action is that it is not a sacrifice to do so, but a joy and a blessing.
CONTACT SPIRITUAL BEINGS Harth can be used to receive blessings from spiritual beings, such as Mother Mary, Kuan Yin, and Avalokiteshvara, who are the embodiment of compassionate action. 1. Use the Usui distance symbol and send Harth to these spiritual beings. 2. Ask for their blessing so your heart will be healed and you will be better able to help others. 3. You will discover that love is the greatest power. "The Original Reiki Ideals" state that Reiki is "The secret art of inviting happiness," and Harth is a symbol that can do just that. 1. So use Harth frequently to create love in your heart for yourself, other people, or for anything in life worth doing, having or being. After you have used Zonar, Halu, and Harth and are ready to complete the treatment, you can go on to Rama.
RAMA / MARA SYMBOL
RAMA - Rama translated means abiding joy and is interchangeable with Ram or God.
This symbol is pronounced "ra ma". It was channelled by Kellie-ray Marine. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Rama grounds to the six directions, connects with earth energy. It opens, connects and balances lower chakras to the earth Harmonizes the upper chakras with the lower. Rama clears lower chakra energy. It can help to get a person out of lower chakra issues (survival, lack, over indulgence or lack of desire for sex, power struggles, etc.) Rama can be used to clear crystals and to clear a room of negative energy. It empowers material goals and helps to manifest them. Rama creates steadfastness and determination.
If you initiate the feet with Rama and the power symbol, it will open the feet chakras, and connect with the earth energy bringing balance and increasing the amount of Ki energy channelled. 122
HEALS LOWER CHAKRAS The use of Rama opens and heals the lower chakras, helping a person be more fully present, alert and focused. Often in healing work we encounter people who have a large portion of their energy outside their bodies. 1. By using Rama on the client’s feet, the feet chakras are opened and this will pull the person back into their body. 2. This technique also pulls negative energy or blockages from anywhere in the persons energy system out the feet and can often release pain. 3. It is great for grounding. CLEARS THE MIND 1. If you (or your client) are feeling out of sorts, confused, dizzy, or feel your mind is congested, use Rama on yourself to clear your mind. 2. One way is to image Rama on the soles of your feet. This will open the foot chakras, allowing soothing earth energy to flow into your system at the same time that all confusing energies that may have accumulated in your aura are channelled into the earth to be recycled. This is very refreshing and is great to use at the end of the workday or anytime you feel the need for a break. CLEARS A ROOM OF NEGATIVE ENERGIES 1. You can prepare/clear your healing space or any other room by imaging Rama in the center of the room and the four corners of the ceiling and floor. 2. This will ground the room and allow any negative energies that may have accumulated to flow away at the same time positive energies from above fill the room. 3. Another way you can do this is to draw Rama in the center of the room visualizing it filling the whole room. 4. As you do this, focus your intent on clearing the space of any less than light energies, and replacing them with the purest spiritual love. 5. This is great to do at meetings or discussion groups where ideas are being exchanged, as it brings clarity and decisiveness. HARMONIZES UPPER CHAKRAS WITH LOWER CHAKRAS 1. As Rama clears the lower chakras, it allows the higher consciousness of the upper chakras to manifest in the physical world. 2. Rama also helps us release fear of success and fear of failure. It empowers us to actualize our spiritual purpose here on earth and to make use of Divine guidance in our everyday lives. CREATES DETERMINATION AND COMPLETION 1. This characteristic of Rama is what helps us to move beyond simply feeling compassion for something or someone, to being able to take determined action on that compassion. 2. Rama helps us take the first step toward our goal, and assists us in remaining focused throughout the entire process so we can complete the things we start.
MANIFESTS MATERIAL GOALS 1. The process of manifestation involves being able to connect with universal creative consciousness through our spiritual body, then understand it as thoughts in the mental body, become excited about it in our emotional bodies and take action on it with our physical bodies. 2. Harmony between the upper and lower chakras is important if we are to have a meaningful effect on the world. 3. Rama acts like a healing magnet, harmonizing the upper with the lower chakras and pulling the creativity of higher consciousness through our whole system so that we can manifest it in our physical world. Archangel Michael's presence and that of other enlightened beings can often be felt when utilizing Rama to manifest goals that will help others. COMPLETES A SESSION 1. During a healing session, a person often leaves their body so that the guides can work more easily on the energy system to facilitate healing. 2. Also, while out of the body, a person often receives new insights and guidance about their situation, but this does not always come into consciousness. 3. Rama can be used at the end of a session to bring the client back into their body, grounding them to the earth and allowing any insights received to come into consciousness so they can take action on them.
KRIYA or CHO KU REI - Kriya means action.
This symbol is pronounced "kree yah". It represents perfect balance. It was channelled by Pat Miller. It is also called "Cho ku rei" by Kathleen Milner, or double cho ku rei by others. The Law of Kriya is that of creation and of action. Draw the symbol with both hands simultaneously. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Kriya is used for physical manifestation. It is thought to help to heal the human race. Kriya brings in and/or releases energy creating balance. Kriya raises awareness; and transforms thoughts into action and manifestation. It is used in the attunement, drawing over the body and sweeping off the hands (resting on knees), saying something like "You are in Perfect Balance and Oneness with all that is" 125
This double Cho Ku Rei is used for physical manifestation and for healing the human race. GROUNDING To use Kriya for grounding, visualize each side of the symbol going down each leg. 1. Place the upper part in your hips with the spirals in your feet. 2. This will create a strong connection to the earth and bring your consciousness more fully into your body. 3. This will also help guide your path through life in a very practical way. MANIFESTS GOALS Kriya can be used to manifest goals. 1. One way to work with Kriya to manifest goals is to write your goal on a piece of paper in the form of an affirmation. For example, if you would like to have a Reiki practice where you see 20 people a week, you would create an affirmation like: "I have 20 Reiki clients every week." 2. Then draw Kriya on the paper and hold it between your hands and do Kriya Reiki on it everyday. 3. At the same time, you must be working to create your goal by creating a plan and acting on it. 4. If your goal is for your highest good, you will find valuable "coincidences" occurring that help you manifest your goal. 5. Kriya Reiki will reach out to all the people and resources needed to help you create your goal and make it a joy to manifest. CREATES PRIORITIES 1. Kriya is helpful if you feel stuck with many thoughts and have difficulty focusing on what you need to do. 2. It will help you sort out your priorities and focus on the things that are important to manifest in your life now. 3. It also helps you focus your energy on them. HEALS THE HUMAN RACE 1. Kriya can be used to heal all the people of earth, helping them work together in harmony. Following Zonar, Halu, Harth, Rama, Gnosa, and Kriya, are Iava and Shanti.
SHANTI - Shanti translated means Peace.
This symbol is pronounced, "shan-tee". It was channelled by Pat Courtney. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Shanti helps heal the past. Shanty can help you to live harmoniously in the present and to release the past and future. We often hold onto past hurts and dreams that prevent us from healing. Shanty helps us to stop re-creating for ourselves the feelings stemming from the past and our beliefs about them. By using Shanty and sending peace to these past situations, we free ourselves from the attachments we hold onto the past. It is in this love that we heal. Shanty can be used for manifesting the best possible results. It releases fears and nightmares. Shanty soothes the aura creating a feeling of peace Creates integration (Kathleen Milner and William Rand state this occurs on 7 dimensions). Shanty is used in the attunement, drawing over the body and sweeping off the hands (resting on knees), saying, "You are filled with Divine Peace". 127
HOW TO DRAW: Draw the angle first, then the curved lines. BRINGS PEACE 1. Creates trust in life. 2. Shanti can work with our connection to the flow of life allowing us to heal the past, create harmony in the present and release the future. This process of letting go creates an effortlessness to our living process, allowing us to enjoy life more deeply. 3. People who have a tendency to worry because things seem to have gone wrong in the past often grow to expect things to go wrong in the future. 4. Since Shanti helps heal the past, it brings peace into the now and helps free us from worry about the future. HEALS INSOMNIA 1. Shanti releases fear and creates a gentle peaceful feeling. Because of this, it can help heal insomnia and help you get a good night’s sleep. 2. It is also good for healing nightmares. HEALS FEAR AND PANIC Shanti is also very helpful in treating panic attacks or chronic fatigue. 1. This is because it helps calm fears and brings peace. 2. Many people with these disorders worry about the future, they think about all the things that could go wrong, rather than focusing on their goals. 3. This is very draining, and they become weak and very tired. 4. Shanti creates such a soothing state of being they are able to focus more on the now, and do so in a peaceful way. MANIFESTS THE BEST RESULTS 1. When combined with Rama or Kriya, Shanti can bring harmony to the realization of ones goals, making them seem effortless to achieve. INCREASES CLAIRVOYANCE 1. Meditate with the point of Shanti going into the third eye. 2. Maintain this single-pointed focus and it will clear the brow chakra, enhancing clairvoyance. Following Zonar, Halu, Harth, Rama, Gnosa, Kriya, and Iava is Shanti.
IAVA - The symbol balances the four elements.
This symbol is pronounced "ee-ah-vah". It was channelled by Catherine Mills. When drawing the four small loops, say "Earth" with the first, "Water" with the second, "Wind or Air" with the third, and "Fire" with the fourth. 1. Iava helps pierce the veil of illusion that is our conditioned thoughts and beliefs. By doing this we see things as they are, not as our conditioned beliefs would lead us to believe. In this oneness of mind, we are free to respond to another in the moment rather that react from past conditionings. Iava can heighten awareness to reality. It is used to help you to take action on your own plans. Iava is used for planetary healing. It will help to heal the Earth (situations, places, disasters, disease, etc.).
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CLARIFIES REALITY Claim your power. Sometimes there are others in our lives that try to control how we live. If we have a goal or a way of being that we want to create for ourselves, but there are those who don't want us to, it can make our achievements more difficult. Our plans and goals can become clouded by the negative intentions of others. This could be happening now, or there could be a residue of controlling thoughts and feelings in the subconscious mind left over from the past. This often happens because we have given up some of our power to those around us because of guilt and fear. 1. Iava helps you break free from others’ expectations and projections and take back your power so you can create your life the way you want it to be. HEALS CO-DEPENDENCE. Sometimes people make unconscious agreements with those they are close to that are not healthy and actually encourage each other to remain unhealed. These unconscious agreements prevent those involved from improving themselves… 1. Iava helps you heal co-dependence allowing you to break free from an unhealthy sense of responsibility you may have with those you are close to. HEALS REALITY AWARENESS. 1. Iava helps us and those around us respect one another's independent realities. 2. It helps us learn and understand what our reality should truly be, based on who we really are inside rather than the expectations of others. EMPOWERS GOALS 1. Iava helps us act on our plans even if others are not happy with our decisions. 2. It helps us connect with the joyous outcome of our goals, which empowers us to achieve them. HEALS THE EARTH 1. Iava is truly an earth healing energy and can help us connect with the consciousness of trees, flowers, crystals, clouds, etc. 2. Try Iava on your houseplants. Iava works well with Harth to heal addictions. Following Zonar, Halu, Harth, Rama, Gnosa, Kriya, and Iava is Shanti. 130
GNOSA - The word "Gnosa" is derived from the Greek "Gnosis" meaning mystical and
spiritual knowledge acquired through feeling and prophecies from God. This symbol is pronounced, "know sa". It was channelled by Maria Abraham. It is also called "Planetary Healing and Enlightenment" by Maria and Kathleen. 1. 2. 3. 4. Gnosis is also the belief that God reveals equally to all creation, and through personal intimate connections. Gnosa links you more strongly with the higher self, and brings higher consciousness into the physical body. Gnosa increases awareness of dimensional levels of self. It can create a spinning merkaba at the heart center uplifting consciousness. It is through Gnosis that we develop the oneness with the compassion of God.
HOW TO DRAW: Draw the propellers first, then the triangle, ending with the circle. Gnosa heals the mind and links you more strongly with the Higher Self. CONNECTS THE HIGHER SELF WITH THE LOWER SELF 1. Gnosa brings the Higher Self into the physical body. Because of this, Gnosa can be used for very deep healing. 2. It penetrates very deeply and lifts out emotional pain, often bringing an awareness of the true cause of the pain in a way that completes the healing. IMPROVES LEARNING ABILITY 1. Gnosa opens the mind allowing new ideas to more easily integrate into the mind. 2. Because it works with the nervous system, it helps you learn physical things as well, such as dancing, martial arts, sports of all kinds, and even playing music instruments. 3. It is great for studying and taking tests. HEALS COMMUNICATION 1. By improving mental clarity, Gnosa helps us organize our minds and improve communication. 2. It is useful for both speaking and writing. 3. It can also be used for research projects, guiding you to the best sources of information and helping you comprehend their meaning. INCREASES CREATIVITY 1. Gnosa brings the higher mind into our everyday consciousness, increasing clarity and inspiring us with new ideas. 2. Gnosa adds depth to all our projects and connects us with those enlightened beings who can guide us in our development and fulfillment. Gnosa works well with Rama allowing the Higher Self to manifest on the physical plane. Following Zonar, Halu, Harth, Rama, and Gnosa are Kriya, Iava, and Shanti. 132
OM - Om opens the crown chakra and if drawn above the head opens a pathway to God and
higher consciousness. It represents All of creation working together as one unit. Think "As above So below", "All opposites are identical in nature only different in degree". We are one and the understanding of such a conceptthe integrity of All life leads us greater understanding, better choices, happier life. Om cleans, stabilizes and seals the aura. It brings in light, purifies, protects and connects us with God. It represents creation, preservation and destruction. .
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Pronounced "Ah uu mm". A sanskrit symbol used in many eastern spiritual practices. The sacred sound of the universe, the primal sound, chanted to control natural manifestations. Symbolizes the oneness that we are and connects us to it. Represents the three manifestations of all life: creation, preservation, and destruction. Purifies, protects, seals, and stabilizes the aura. _________________________________________________________
THE POWER OF CHANTING OM
1. The chanting of Om drives away all worldly thoughts and removes distraction and infuses new vigour in the body. 2. When you feel depressed, chant Om fifty times and you will be filled with new vigour and strength. The chanting of Om is a powerful tonic. When you chant Om, you feel you are the pure, all pervading light and consciousness. 3. Those who chant Om will have a powerful, sweet voice. Whenever you take a stroll, you can chant Om. You can also sing Om in a beautiful way. The rhythmic pronunciation of Om makes the mind serene and pointed, and infuses the spiritual qualifications, which ensure selfrealization. 4. Those who do meditation of Om daily will get tremendous power. They will have lustre in their eyes and faces.
JOH REI SYMBOL
MEANING: White Light
Joh Rei represents the God Source, or enlightenment, and corresponds to the Crown Chakra. Universal energy, or the divine light, when focused on the spiritual body of an individual dispels “clouds” or negativity, from the spiritual body and raises the spiritual vibration, thereby causing reactions in the spiritual, mental and physical bodies. Through the process the spirit is uplifted and the divine nature unfolds itself more and more, causing the finest spiritual qualities of the individual to come to the fore. The mind is properly focused, relieving it from confusion. When clouds are dispelled from the spiritual body, toxins in the physical body dissolve and are eliminated to a large extent. Pain or discomfort felt by the individual is part of the purifying process and Johrei accelerates this process, bringing it to an end more quickly than it would terminate otherwise. The use of universal spiritual energy is not limited to human beings. Many plants which have been weakened from insect blights, extremes of weather or other destructive forces have been revived through Johrei, and the quality of the soil itself has been improved. When the seeds and the soil have become sufficiently purified, a considerable improvement is seen in the quality and quantity of crops too. Any individual, when properly prepared, can focus this universal energy. The intensity may differ according to the level of the individual’s awareness, but it is possible for any individual to focus it effectively.
JOHREI SYMBOL White Light
The Johrei Symbol gives off 2,520 electrons of White Light Vibration. When put through a prism it is refracted into the 7 primary colors.
THERE SEEMS TO BE a lot of controversy and confusion about the Reiki symbols. For a long time, they were kept secret from everyone not initiated to the second level of Reiki. For decades, Reiki teachers (following in the footsteps of Hawayo Takata) did not allow even their students to keep written copies of the symbols! This led to many changes in the symbols over time, from people not remembering them precisely; the imprecision was passed from generation to generation of students, and compounded by each generation of teachers. Compounding things even further, Usui Reiki began to mutate into other varieties. New flavours of Reiki were born, seemingly as fast as flavours of ice cream -- and, building on what they thought was the original model, the inventors of these new varieties added even more symbols. At some point, a certain Reiki teacher blew the lid off the secrecy issue, by publishing a book that exposed the Reiki symbols (many variations of them) for all to see! That, in itself, created plenty of controversy. The Reiki world polarized, into those who applauded the exposure, and those who thought it was sacrilege. WHAT NO ONE (outside a small number of people in Japan) knew at that time was that the Reiki symbols were not essential, or even necessary, in the first place! And that they were not even introduced into the practice of Reiki, by Mikao Usui, until very near the end of his life. Now, thanks mostly to a group of people in Japan, who learned Reiki in the early 1900s from Usui himself, we know how the symbols came to be used in a way that Mikao Usui had never used them, and how they came to be regarded with such mistaken importance. The final 3 students that Usui taught were quite different than the others. They were military officers, not accustomed to using Buddhist meditations or Shinto kotodama (as were his other students) -- and so he gave them symbols instead. The symbols were to help these 3 students connect with particular energetic aspects. The symbols were NOT used by Usui in his Reiju empowerment procedure. As it happened, at least one of these final students, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, did not learn the Reiju procedure from Usui (who passed away before Hayashi was ready for it). It seems he learned it later from another of Usui's students -- but then, in his own practice of Reiki, he replaced Reiju with an empowerment ritual of his own. Dr. Hayashi became, for whatever reason (and contrary to Mikao Usui's intentions), the selfproclaimed standard-bearer of Reiki, after Usui's passing. And the other 2 final students -Jusaburo Ushida (a.k.a. Gyuda) and Kan'ichi Taketomi -- became, respectively, the first and second Presidents of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai ("Usui Reiki Healing Method Society"). Thus, the Reiki symbols were given an importance and a function they had not had for Mikao Usui. Years later yet, a Japanese-American named Hawayo Takata would become Hayashi's most famous student. She would take the role of standard-bearer after Hayashi's passing -- and she would pass on his method of giving Reiki empowerment (which came to be called "attunement"), featuring the implanting of those famous Reiki symbols into the student's energy field! Through Takata and her lineage, this "attunement" procedure of Reiki empowerment has been the standard, worldwide, since the 1970s. Many variations have been born, and yet the central element of almost all seems to remain the implantation of the Reiki symbols. 137
If you view the symbols as "training wheels" on a bicycle (as the Usui Gakkai recommends), and if you let go of them once they had served their purpose, they will not cause a problem. They would be no more than artefacts of our journey (as they were intended to be in the first place); at the very worst, no more than "space junk" in the aura, like spent rocket casings orbiting the moon. Of course, had the simple elegance of Usui Reiju merely been retained, instead of replaced by more complicated "attunement" procedures (based on the implanting of symbols), this "space junk" would not even be there for us to contemplate; and, had the Reiki symbols not been imbued with a mistaken sense of power and magic and secrecy, they would be much easier for people to let go. In fact, had Hawayo Takata found her way to another one of Usui's students than Dr. Hayashi, the world at large would not even have learned of Reiki symbols! THE MORAL of the story, then: Reiki symbols were intended only to be "fingers pointing at the moon" (and the sun, and the earth: ^ ). Let's not mistake the finger for what it's pointing at! Reiki symbols are not Reiki. It's much better to get beyond the symbols, to the Source.
MOVING PAST THE NEED FOR SYMBOLS – Another view…
In Usui Shiki Ryoho in the Takata lineage, the Reiki Symbols are an integral, primary part of the system. It is now clear that the symbols were developed by Usui later in the development of the system. This was done to aid those with little energy work who had trouble connecting to the energy directly. The original empowerment used by Usui was “Reiju” and used no symbols. Chujiro Hayashi increased use and emphasis on the symbols and their importance in the system became greater. They were now a primary part of the system. This was done because the movement was from daily Hatsurei ho and frequent Reiju, to a system that could be learned quickly. The symbols also now became part of the empowerment system and the process was changed from empowerment to attunement. Symbols work in a traditional stimulus-response fashion. The act of drawing, visualizing or saying the name of the symbol (Stimulus) gives us the response of connecting to the energy. The goal for those that learned the symbols in Usui’s Reiki Ryoho was to use them to become intimately acquainted with the energy and then to move part reliance on them. They are like training wheels on a bicycle, you use them while needed and then take them off. This is very different in application and philosophy from the western Hayashi-Takata lineage of Usui Shiki Ryoho where symbols are revered and a major part of the system. These days there are many different attitudes and beliefs regarding the symbols. Some masters believe them to be “sacred”, while others consider them “secret”, some believe them secret and sacred, while still others consider them neither secret nor sacred. There is a group of masters that believe the symbols have their own power, and on and on. The symbols are neither secret nor sacred. They are an important part of a system that helps train the mind to work with the energy. Use them to help you focus. Meditate with them in your daily Hatsurei ho or other meditation. There is a symmetry and wisdom to them. But always remember, in a Buddhist sense, the symbols represent an attachment and as much as they can help you grow with the system and energy, they will also eventually limit you. The question many students ask is “how do I move past the need to use the symbols. This is not as hard as it might first seem. It is not suggested to do this until you have practiced Reiki for at least a year or more past the master level. This ensures that you have been using Reiki consistently over a period of time sufficient to for you to have developed the skills necessary to do this. Some people always will use the symbols, while others quickly move past them. Both are correct and appropriate, and you must make the decision regarding this.
With every area of learning there is usually a vocabulary that is used by people in the system to more effectively communicate ideas, concepts practices, and to make the discussion of subjects in that topic easier to understand. Reiki is no different. For absolute beginners different terms like “attunements”, “symbols”, “Usui Shiki Ryoho” may be confusing at first. This Glossary is an aid to assist you in understanding the many different concepts and practices in Reiki quickly.
ADVANCED REIKI TRAINING - (also known as Level IIIa, Reiki Master Practitioner, or “Personal Mastery Level” in the Usui/Tibetan Systems) A collection of new age techniques and pseudo-Tibetan practices added to the Hayashi-Takata System of Reiki in the west. Advanced Reiki Training generally consists of Reiki Crystal Grids, a healing attunement, the Antahkarana symbol, Reiki Guide Meditation, Psychic Surgery, Reiki Symbol Meditation. Most closely associated with Raku Kai Reiki and William Rand’s Usui Tibetan Reiki. ANTAHKARANA SYMBOL - A symbol consisting of a cube shape with 7’s on its face surfaces. Presumably of Tibetan origin although this cannot be determined. Claimed to have panacea type effects on all areas of healing. This is used in a specific meditation as well as on “master frequency generator plates” developed by Ralf Jensen. ATTUNEMENTS - Attunements are a technique common to all forms of reiki in the west. They use a process of placing the Reiki Symbols and energy into the meridians, aura or energy body of the recipient of the attunement process. Some Attunement systems focus on placing the energy in the Chakras. Attunements empower people to use reiki on themselves and others and facilitate a connection to the reiki source.
BEAMING - Beaming is a technique of distant healing. It is a line of sight distant reiki sending to a person. Although a distant healing technique, this is generally done in the presence of another when hands on reiki touch might be inappropriate (abuse cases, burn victims). Beaming is common to other healing systems such as in the Johrei Fellowship. BLOOD EXCHANGE - The blood exchange is a reiki method of cleansing the blood of toxins. It is thought that these practices stimulate the body to produce new blood cells and to stimulate the meridians effected. BREATH OF THE FIRE DRAGON (See also “Violet Breath”) - A special breathing technique used to place the reiki symbol in the crown of the student during an attunement. It is also used in Raku Kai to develop the microcosmic orbit and strengthen the reiki channel and promote health. BYOSEN (See Also “Scanning”) - A process where the hands of the reiki master move over the body of the recipient to determine if there are weaknesses, changes, or areas in need of treatment. There are various methods used. This is called Byosen Reikian ho in the Reiki ho practices in Japan.
CHAKRAS - Chakras are energy vortices on the energy body that comprise part of the energy system. They are Indo-Tibetan in origin and were added to reiki in the Raku Kai system of Reiki. They are currently commonly taught in many forms of reiki. Chakras were not part of the Japanese Reiki Practices or Mrs. Takata’s practices. CHO KU REI - The First Reiki Symbol. Cho Ku Rei is commonly called the “Power” symbol in the Western Styles of Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho) but is called “Focus” in Traditional Japanese Reiki and in Japan. Some meanings for the symbol might be “God is here”, or “put the power here”.
DAI KO MIO - (also known as the Usui Master Symbol) The Dai Ko Mio is the Master symbol used in the all Reiki Systems. It is the symbol for the Ultimate Source of Love, Light, Harmony and Healing. It is sometimes translated to mean the “Great Shining Light”. DISTANT ATTUNEMENTS - An Attunement that uses the Reiki Distant Symbol (Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen) to perform the attunement on someone not physically present. A logical extension of Reiki Distant Healing and the Distant Symbol. DISTANT HEALING - This is sending Reiki energy for the purpose of healing someone not physically present. This uses the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (Distant Symbol) and a variety of techniques such as the photo technique, reiki stacks, healing lists, or teddy bear technique for a point of focus. DISTANT SYMBOL (See - Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen) - The Third Reiki Symbol. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is a combination of Japanese Kanji (symbol language) that can mean “no past, no present, no future” which represents the timeless original purity of the source of all and the spirit of man. A translation might be “To act in the Realization of Absolute Beingness” (Thanks to Gabriel Shivers for that definition). DUMO (also known as “Tibetan Master Symbol”) - The Dumo is a “Tibetan” Symbol that is part of the William Rand Usui/Tibetan System as well as used by various Independent Reiki Masters including Diane Stein. This symbol is also referred to as the “Tibetan Dai Ko Mio”. This symbol is thought to unify the body and mind. It is reported to work with fire in the base chakra by igniting the Sacred flame (i.e., the Kundalini energy). It is believed to pull negative energy and disease from the body and mind.
ENERGY EXCHANGES – In order to balance the giving and receiving flow and exchange must be made in dollars, or some type of item.
FIRE SERPENT (See Also Nin Giz Zida) - A “Tibetan” symbol used in the Usui/Tibetan tradition. The Fire Serpent represents the “Sleeping Serpent” coiling at the base of the spine. The fire Serpent is used during an attunement with horizontal line over top of crown, snaking down the spine, and spiraling clockwise at base of spine; grounds energy into lower (feet to tailbone) body. By reversing the spiral (counter-clockwise) starting at base of spine, snaking up spine and ending with horizontal line over the crown; it pushes energy up to four upper chakras. It does not allow energy to escape out of crown chakra. The fire serpent connects and opens all chakras. It opens the central channel allowing the flow of Kundalini fire. It can be used in healing or meditation for more balance and receptivity.
GAKKAI - The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai was the original organization that Mikao Usui Founded which continues to practice and teach Reiki in an unbroken line since the passing of Mikao Usui. The Gakkai’s practices are referred to as Reiki Ryoho, or “Reiho”. The emphasis is more on a spiritual awakening and healing. The system takes longer to learn than its counterpart in the west. . GLOBAL REIKI MASTERS ASSOCIATION (GRMA) - The Global Reiki Masters Association (GRMA) is an International Association of Reiki Masters. The members are a diverse group who respect all Reiki Practices. The GRMA tries to provide truthful information, training, and empowerment about Reiki. The GRMA is dedicated to spreading the Gift of Reiki throughout the world to all that need and wish to have the Gift of Reiki in their lives. The GRMA was founded by Joseph “Running Wolf” Sparti so that all the wish to learn Reiki are able to do so free of the control of others. The GRMA sponsers Free Worldwide Distant Master Attunements several times per year. These Singular Master Empowerments are performed by the membership of the GRMA.
HAND POSITIONS - Hand positions refer to the specific hand positions used when performing a Reiki treatment. The reiki practitioner places their hands on specified positions and lets the reiki flow into the recipient’s body at these points to facilitate healing. It appears that in Usui’s Original Practices there were five positions and then he used Reji and Byosen to sense and scan for other locations to be treated. In Traditional Japanese Reiki, which is of the Hayashi line, there are seven positions. In the Hayashi-Takata line there are twelve. Other reiki systems may use different numbers of positions. HATSUREI HO - This is a meditation and breathing technique that was used by Usui. It is still used in Reiki Ryoho as practiced by the Gakkai. It is a technique that empowers the practitioner by increasing and enhancing their reiki channel and their connection to the reiki source. It is also to help the practitioner grow spiritually. It includes a self-cleansing ritual as well as two different meditation practices. HAYASHI (CHUJIRO HAYASHI, DR. HAYASHI) - Dr. Chujiro Hayashi was made a Reiki Master in 1925 and was a student of Usui. Dr. Hayashi was a retired officer from the Japanese Navy. He opened a Reiki clinic, which was more along the lines of a medical model. Dr. Hayashi made some modifications in the system including a heavier emphesis on the symbols and attunements, and most likely developed the 12 standard hand positions from in use in the west today. These hand positions allowed Reiki to be given by several practitioners at once. This group healing technique was used in his clinic. He was the teacher of Hawayo Takata. 142
HEALING ATTUNEMENTS - A non-initiatory attunement technique thought to “increase healing” developed by William Rand. Although the procedure is thought to not initiate the recipient into reiki as a practitioner, some masters have concern over using this procedure because they found that students retained the ability to do reiki and had no training. HEALING CRISIS - A concept found in pranic healing and other healing approaches that some masters have added into reiki. The concept of a healing crisis is that the recipient of a reiki treatment or attunement can experience a “release” and go into an emotional or physical “crisis”. The concept is not widely accepted by most masters. HUI YIN - An “energy cranking” technique used in attunements. It was added into Raku Kai Reiki and is part of William Rand’s Usui/Tibetan practices and Diane Stein’s Work. It is more commonly known in chi kung as the Microcosmic orbit. HON SHA ZE SHO NEN - The Third Reiki Symbol. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is a combination of Japanese Kanji (symbol language) that can mean “no past, no present, no future” which represents the timeless original purity of the source of all and the spirit of man. A translation might be “To act in the Realization of Absolute Beingness” (Thanks to Gabriel Shivers for that definition).
INDEPENDENT REIKI MASTERS - Independent Reiki Masters is a term used to describe people who are Reiki Masters that are not aligned with a particular school or approach. They might use an eclectic approach with techniques from many schools. The vast majority of Reiki Masters in the west are Independent Reiki Masters. INTENT - Reiki is an Intent driven system. Intent is the key to using the Reiki energy in healing and attunements.
JOHREI - Johrei is a religion or spiritual practice that was developed by Mokichi Okada, a contemporary of Mikao Usui. He founded Sei Kai Kyu Sei Kyo better known as Johrei and as the JohreiÒ Fellowship. LIke Reiki, Johrei also uses Reiju to empower its followers. A “Johrei Reiki” was developed from Raku Kai Reiki using the White Light (Johrei) symbol as part of its practices and attunements. The name was changed to Vajra Reiki after some legal entanglements over the use of the word Johrei.
KARUNA REIKIÒ - Karuna ReikiÒ is a healing system founded by William Rand from his learning new symbols and Kathleen Milner’s healing system which became Tera MaiÔ Reiki and Seichem. It is claimed to be “higher frequency” that Usui Reiki. It was formerly known as Sai Baba Reiki but the name changed due to legal complications from using the Sai Baba name. The system is Trade Marked, controlled and regulated through the International Center for Reiki Studies in Michigan, USA.
KARUNA KI - Karuna Ki is a Compassionate Heart Energy and Healing System developed by Vinny Amador from work with Tera Mai and Karuna. It shares common symbols with Karuna Reiki and Tera Mai Reiki but adds many new meditations, mudras and other techniques. The system is based on the cultivation of the compassionate heart. KI KO - The name for Japanese Traditional Chi Kung (Qi Gong) Practices. Usui used many chi kung practices in the development of Reiki.
LEVELS IN REIKI (See Also - Sho-den, Oku-den, Shinpi-den) - Reiki is traditionally taught in the West in three levels. Level I - Generally includes the Reiki Principles, the hand positions, Reiki History, and you receive the Reiki attunements. In traditional schools there are four attunements done at the first level. In other schools, including the Tibetan/Usui schools, there may be a combined level I attunement. Some schools teach that Reiki I heals on the physical level. LEVEL II - Generally includes the three Reiki Symbols (Focus, Harmony, and Connection), Mental/Emotional Healing, Distant Healing, and another attunement. The Tibetan/Usui school adds the techniques scanning and beaming. Some schools teach Reiki II is “emotional healing”. LEVEL III (Master/Teacher Level) - Generally includes the Usui Master Symbol (empowerment symbol) and its meaning and application, The attunement process and practice in its application, and how to teach others. Some schools teach that Reiki III is for Spiritual healing. Some traditions (the Usui/Tibetan Schools and other various Independent Practitioners) have added a Level IIIa in between Level II and the Master/Teacher Level. Level IIIa is often called Advanced Reiki Training (ART). Some of the techniques that might be included here are: Reiki Meditation using the symbols, using the symbols for manifesting goals, Reiki and crystals, making a Reiki crystal grid, Reiki meditation to meet you “reiki guide”, Reiki Healing Attunement, the Tibetan Antahkarana symbol and a meditation for its use, the Hui Yin position and the Violet Breath.
MASTER SYMBOL (See Also Dai Ko Mio) - The Dai Ko Mio is the Master symbol used in the all Reiki Systems. It is the symbol for the Ultimate Source of Love, Light, Harmony and Healing. It is sometimes translated to mean the “Great Shining Light”. MEDITATION - Any number of focusing, breathing, or contemplative methods designed to bring about a heightened state of consciousness and/or enlightenment. In Usui Reiki Ryoho the most important and prominant is the Hasturei ho. Various other western systems have added Reiki Meditations. MENTAL EMOTIONAL SYMBOL (See Also “Sei Hei Ki”) - This is the second Reiki symbol. It is thought to help heal on the mental and emotional levels in the body. It is also called the “Harmony” symbol in Traditional Japanese Reiki. MIKAO USUI - Developer of Reiki. Born August 15th, 1865 in the Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture in a village called Yago. Usui studied Buddhism at the school and temple on Mt. Kurama as a child. It is also thought that he may have studied a Japanese form of Chi Kung called Ki Ko and other oriental healing systems.
NIN GIZ ZIDA (See Also Fire Serpent) - A “Tibetan” symbol used in the Usui/Tibetan tradition. The Fire Serpent represents the “Sleeping Serpent” coiling at the base of the spine. The fire Serpent is used during an attunement with horizontal line over top of crown, snaking down the spine, and spiraling clockwise at base of spine; grounds energy into lower (feet to tailbone) body. By reversing the spiral (counter-clockwise) starting at base of spine, snaking up spine and ending with horizontal line over the crown; it pushes energy up to four upper chakras. It does not allow energy to escape out of crown chakra. The fire serpent connects and opens all chakras. It opens the central channel allowing the flow of Kundalini fire. It can be used in healing or meditation for more balance and receptivity. NON-TRADITIONAL REIKI - Reiki in the Hayashi-Takata (Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition) that has been modified in some way. This might include distant attunements, additions of crystals, Angels, other symbols, different attunements, and other things. The masters are generally Independent Reiki Masters.
OKU-DEN - The Second Teachings in Reiki Ryoho in Japan. It consists of two parts, which are Oku den Zenki and Oku den Kouki. These levels include Hatsurei ho, the hand techniques of Ushi te, Oshi te, and Nade te, Sei Hei Ki Chiryou, and Enkaku Chiryou (distant treatment), as well as the blood exchanges.
POWER SYMBOL (See Also “Cho Ku Rei”) - The First Reiki Symbol. Cho Ku Rei is commonly called the “Power” symbol in the Western Styles of Reiki (Usui Shiki Ryoho) but is called “Focus” in Traditional Japanese Reiki and in Japan. Some meanings for the symbol might be “God is here”.
RAKU - A lightening-like symbol that is used at the end of attunements to seperate the energies of the Master and student. Most commonly used in the Usui/Tibetan and Raku Kai Traditions. Raku Kai Reiki - A system of Reiki developed by Arthur Robertson. Arthur Robertson was a student of Iris Ishikuro (one of Takata’s 22 masters). The system incorporated Ralf Jensen’s Master Frequency Generator Plates, The “Tibetan” practices of the Hui Yin, and Breath of the Fire Dragon (i.e., Violet Breath), the Tibetan Symbols (Raku, Dumo, and the Fire Serpent), the O Sui CHing Water Ritual, and Iris Ishikuro’s use of the White Light Symbol (Johrei). This school has influenced or led to the developement of the Usui/Tibetan Schools, Vajra Reiki, as well as Karuna ReikiÒ and Tera MaiÔ Reiki. RADIANCE TECHNIQUE- A school of Reiki developed by Barbara Weber Ray, who was one of Takata’s 22 Masters. Barbara claimed that she had information from Takata that was not given to the other masters. This school has also been known as Real Reiki. It originally had only three levels, but currently has six.
REIHO - A shortened name for Reiki Ryoho or Reiki ho. It refers to practices and the system used in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. REIJI - Reiji is the ability to find or spot imbalances in the body. It develops naturally as you practice Reiki. Consistent practice in healing others leads to the ability to be guided to the cause of the recipient’s problem. This knowledge will be known even before scanning the person’s body Reiki Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of Enlightenment and a Hands on Healing art developed in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui in Japan. It is an art that is passed from Master to student. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words - Rei and Ki, meaning universal life energy. The term “reiki” is used to describe both the energy and the Usui system of using it. The original system by Usui was called Usui Reiki Ryoho. There are many variant’s of reiki being practiced these days. Included in this list might be Usui Shiki Ryoho, “Traditional Reiki” of the Takata-Furumoto line as practiced in America, Traditional Japanese Reiki developed from Hayashi’s students in Japan and practiced in Canada, Various Non-Traditional Reiki Styles practiced by Independent Reiki Masters, Usui-Tibetan Reiki, Tibetan-Usui Reiki, Raku Kai Reiki, Tera Mai™ Reiki, Angelic Reiki and many others. REIJU - The original empowerment used by Mikao Usui to pass on the reiki energy. Reiju developed into the Attunements that are used in Usui Shiki Ryoho and in all western reiki systems. REIKI ALLIANCE - An organization formed in the Western World by Mrs. Takata’s 22 masters following her death. The organization was formed by Mrs. Takata’s granddaughter, Mrs. Phyllis Furumoto. The Alliance claims to represent “Traditional” Reiki. Its practices represent the HayashiTakata lineage. Mrs. Furumoto went from forming the Alliance to calling herself “Grandmaster” of Reiki and lately the “Spiritual” Lineage holder. The Alliance maintains a requirement that the master level should cost Ten Thousand Dollars. An attempt was made by the Alliance in 1997 to trademark the name “Reiki” and Usui Shiki Ryoho, which failed in most countries. REIKI CIRCLE - A group reiki practice where reiki is shared. REIKI CRYSTAL GRIDS - A technique that charges crystals with Reiki and then places them in a geometric design. The purpose is to create a protective grid or to use it to send continuous healing. It is most commonly taught in the Usui/Tibetan Schools, and is a part of the Level IIIa curriculum. It is an add-on technique to the system in the Western Reiki practices. REIKI ETHICS - A set of guidelines for the personal and professional conduct of reiki practitioners. An example might be not sending distant reiki without permission. These vary from Master to Master and School to School. REIKI GUIDES - A belief that there are specific “guides” or spirits that works with Reiki and individual practitioners. Some refer to these as “Ascendant Masters”, “Spirits”, or “Guides”. The belief in them varies to beings that help with Reiki to beliefs like Diane Stein’s that the Reiki Guides do the attunements and facilitate treatments. This is an add-on to the system in the western world that was popularized by Diane Stein in her book “Essential Reiki” and is taught as part of William Rand’s Level IIIa class. REIKI HISTORY - The stories of Mikao Usui and the development of Reiki. There are several versions from the Christianized version told by Mrs. Takata that is used in the Reiki Alliance to the historically accurate version that you can find in books like Frank Arjava Petter’s “Reiki Fire”. Most generally contain the thematic elements of Mikao Usui searching for a system of healing, meditating on Mt. Kurama, becoming enlightened, discovering he could heal, and starting a school to teach others to heal themselves. But, according to the Japanese version, Usui was a Buddhist and businessman who through a series of life altering events discovered the Reiki energy. REIKI MASTER - The original term for a Reiki Teacher in the Western World in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition.
REIKI MASTER PRACTITIONER - A recent term used to describe people who have taken the Level IIIa or “Personal Mastery” classes that some masters offer. Generally these people have received the Reiki Master attunement but are not given the Level III Master symbols or instructions for attuning others. This term is common in the Usui/Tibetan Traditions. REIKI MASTER TEACHER - A term in for Masters in schools that have a Level IIIa and Level IIIb dichotomy. It refers to those that have completed the Level IIIb and know the Reiki master symbols and how to attune others. This term is common in the Usui/Tibetan Traditions. In the Japanese tradition and within the Buddhist schools, our master level is considered the first steps or the first level in the Reiki journey. REIKI PRINCIPLES - A series of five principles written by the Meiji Emperor and used by Usui in Reiki Ryoho. There are many different sets of these. These are designed to help empower the student and to bring about an awakened mental and spiritual state. The most accurate translation might be, “The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings, The spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses, For today only do not anger, do not worry. Be Grateful and Do your work with appreciation. Be kind to all living things. In the morning and at night, with hands held in prayer, Think this in your mind, chant this with your mouth. REIKI STACKS - A technique used for sending distant reiki. The recipients and inanimate objects or situations that are to receive reiki are placed on a list. Reiki is send to all on the list. Users of the technique are warned by its developer, Reiki Master Anthony Glenn Agee, to not make the stack more than 10 people because he believes the energy multiplies or increases the higher you go up the list. (Other Masters do not find this to be the case). It is believed that you can “save” stacks to use at a later time. REIKI TREATMENT - Receiving Reiki from a Reiki practitioner for the intent and purpose of healing. It generally consists of a practitioner placing their hands on various hand positions on the recipient’s body and takes about 35 to 60 minutes in person. It can also refer to distant reiki treatment.
SCANNING (SEE ALSO “BYOSEN”) - A process where the hands of the reiki master move over the body of the recipient to determine if there are weaknesses, changes, or areas in need of treatment. There are various methods used. This is called Byosen Reikian ho in the Reiki ho practices in Japan. SEICHIM REIKI - Seichim was discovered by Patrick Ziegler in 1980 after a spiritual experience in the Great Pyramid in Egypt and after receiving Sufi Empowerments from a Sufi Master. The Seichim Reiki (also known as Renegade Reiki) system was developed by T’Om Seaman, Ken Lowry, and Phoenix Summerfield. SKHM - The current practice of Seichim by Patrick Ziegler. It is an empowerment type system that utilizes a connection to the SKHM energy source and earth mixed together in the heart. It uses “emotional release” as part of the process and as an indication that a connection has been made. It is very similar to Druidic practices such as the Twin Powers Meditation taught in some Druid Schools. SEI HEI KI (See Also - Mental/Emotional Symbol) - This is the second Reiki symbol. It is thought to help heal on the mental and emotional levels in the body. It is also called the “Harmony” symbol in Traditional Japanese Reiki. SHODEN - The First Teachings in Reiki Ryoho as taught in the Gakkai in Japan. It generally consists of The five principles, basics of using the system, The Waka Poetry of the Meiji Emperor, the hand positions, and Excerpts from the Handbook of Reiki Treatment (to guide treatment), and Questions and Answers from Usui. 147
SHINPI DEN - The fourth teaching or “Mystery Teachings” in the Usui Reiki Ryoho practices in Japan. It consisted of Kouketsu ho, Breathing out method (healing with the breath), The Reiki Group Treatment, Healing by sending a thought or wish, the Reiki Circle, and how to perform Reiju or the empowerment.
TAKATA (MRS. HAWAYO TAKATA) - A student of Chujiro Hayashi and the first Reiki Master to be allowed to teach Reiki in the western world. She is the person most responsible for the spread of Reiki in the west today. Most western lineages come from Mrs. Takata. TERA MAI REIKI - A school of Reiki developed by Kathleen Milner. This school draws from the Raku Kai Reiki line, and also adds a number of “channeled” symbols and procedures that Kathleen believes a “higher” being gave her on the “inner planes”. TIBETAN REIKI - A school of Reiki that believes to have found the original practices from Tibet. There are a number of additional levels as well as a number of different symbols that are a mix of Sanskrit and Japanese Kanji. Tibetan Reiki is also used generically to describe Usui/Tibetan and Tibetan/Usui Reiki. TIBETAN MASTER SYMBOL (See Also “Dumo”) - The Dumo is a “Tibetan” Symbol that is part of the William Rand Usui/Tibetan System as well as used by various Independent Reiki Masters including Diane Stein. This symbol is also referred to as the “Tibetan Dai Ko Mio”. This symbol is thought to unify the body and mind. It is reported to work with fire in the base chakra by igniting the Sacred flame (i.e., the Kundalini energy). It is believed to pull negative energy and disease from the body and mind. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE REIKI - A school of Reiki developed by Dave King in Canada. Traditional Japanese Reiki was developed from information from the Hayashi line in Japan that does not include the Takata lineage. It was developed and is practiced in the west. TRADITIONAL REIKI - This term generally refers to the practices of the Reiki Alliance and those that follow closely the Takata lineage.
USUI SHIKI RYOHO - This refers to Reiki of the Hayashi lineage. This can include Reiki in the Hayashi-Takata Lineage. It is the most common practice of Reiki in the western world. This system uses attunements and a heavy reliance on the reiki symbols. USUI REIKI HIKKEI - This is the Usui Reiki Handbook that Mikao Usui Gave to his students. It contained four Parts. Part one was the “Teachings of Usui Reiki Ryoho”. Part two was an “Explanation of Instruction for the Public”. Part three was the Ryoho Shishon or “Method of Healing Guide. Part four was the Meiji Renno Gyosei or “Poems of the Meiji Emperor”. USUI REIKI RYOHO - This refers to the practice of Reiki as Usui practiced it and as it is still practiced in Japan in a unbroken line since Usui. This system uses meditations, such as hatsurei ho, and other practices so the person can develop spiritually and heal. Empowerments such as Reiju are used (rather than attunements) to help the student clear the channels and to help pass on the reiki energy. USUI/TIBETAN REIKI - A school of Reiki that built on the work of Arthur Robertson’s Raku Kai Reiki. It has four levels being Level I, Level II, Level IIIa, and Level IIIb. The system added a number of techniques such as using crystals, guides, healing attunements, as well as various “Tibetan” symbols. This system was made popular by William Rand and Diane Stein. 148
VAJRA REIKI (See also Johrei) - A system of Reiki that uses some of the Tibetan Material as well as the White Light (Johrei) symbol. VIOLET BREATH (See also “Breath of the Fire Dragon”) - A special breathing technique used to place the reiki symbol in the crown of the student during an attunement. It is also used in Raku Kai to develop the microcosmic orbit and strengthen the reiki channel and promote health.
HAND & FOOT CHAKRAS
Beginning Reiki - Touching the other
1. Move the hands from Gassho (OR KANJI HAND POSITION) and let the palms be face up, towards the ceiling as if you were holding precious water in them or a delicate butterfly rested on them. Your hands are the sacred holding this loving gift. You have connected to reiki, feel the energy in them. 2. Send the Reiki symbols into the palms of both hands. 3. Turn them over gently and lay them on yourself or the person you are treating. The pressure is loving and gentle. Do not press. If there are reasons not to touch the other person (i.e., sensitivity to touch due to abuse, burns, wounds, risk of infection) then simply hold the hands above the area to be treated.
1. Keep the hands on that position for 3 to 5 minutes. This is not a hard and fast rule but a simple guideline. Some experience that the energy begins to flow after laying the hand down. The energy will seem to increase for a time, and then ebb. You might feel this as tingles, or heat. 2. When it ebbs, move to the next position. There are times you feel nothing and in these cases follow the 3 to 5 minute guideline.
Moving between Positions
1. Pick up the hands. 2. Place them again in Gassho. 3. Again feel the connection for a moment and then place them on the next position. This practice helps us keep the proper mindfulness. It also helps keep us centered.
1. When you are done again place hands in gassho. 2. Some schools of Reiki suggest: that you rinse your hands and arms in cold water to break energetic contact with the person. This is generally good advice and helps break the energetic connection. 3. When you are done with treatment, simply intend that the Reiki session is complete and that you are not connected to the person. 4. Some teachers also suggest that you break the energetic connection to your client, by "karate chopping" the astral cords that collect at your solar plexus. A practice that was used in Japan was called Kenyoku or "Dry Bathing". This was part of Usui's Reiki Ryoho that was developed from Shinto practices to cleanse and purify the body and spirit.
REIKI QUICK TREATMENT
Use a kanji hand position Place the Cho Ku Rei in the palms of both hands Send whatever symbols they need into the crown of the healee. Have the client sit upright comfortably in a straight-backed chair or wheel chair. Instruct your client to take a few deep-relaxing breaths. Take a few deep-cleansing breaths yourself as well. 6. Standing behind the client, place each of your hands on their shoulders. (2-5 minutes) 7. Change position - lay your palms on the top of the head, hands flat, thumbs touching. (2-5 minutes) 8. Change position - move to the client's side, lay one hand on the Medulla oblongata (the area between the back of the head and the top of the spine) and the other on the forehead. (2-5 minutes) 9. Change position - lay one hand on the seventh protruding cervical vertebra and the other in the pit of the throat. (2-5 minutes) 10. Change position - lay one hand on the breastbone and the other on the back at the same height.(2-5 minutes) 11. Change position - lay one hand on the solar plexus (stomach) and the other at the same height on the back.(2-5 minutes) 12. Change position - lay one hand on the lower stomach and the other at the bottom of the back at the same height. (2-5 minutes) 13. Finish with an aura sweeping to clear the auric field of the client's body. (1 minute) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
1. Although there is not enough time to give a full treatment, do your best not to give the impression that you are rushing a treatment. 2. Recommend that the client arrange for a full follow-up treatment at their earliest convenience.
TREATMENTS WITH NON-TRADITIONAL REIKI SYMBOLS
HEALING HAND POSITIONS:
Using these non-traditional reiki symbols (Karuna / Tera –Mai Reiki) works primarily on the emotional level: physical healing does occur, but usually this is due to the emotional states, which have given rise to the physical issues being resolved. As any of our feelings and emotions arise from mental states, the simplest way to give Karuna is to concentrate on the head – the eyes, temples, occiput and crown. For a more extensive treatment, you could concentrate on the main chakra points, or use the Jin Shin Jyutsu sequence Harmonising With the Source of Life: 1. Place your right palm or fingers on the top of your Healee's head. This maintains energy balance throughout the session. 2. Place your left fingertips between your Healee's eyebrows. This balances energy throughout the body at a deep level, and improves mental functions. 3. Place the fingertips of your left hand (or just the tip of your left index finger) on the tip of your Healee's nose. This balances physical energies at a more superficial level than the previous position. 4. Place your left fingertips on your Healee's sternum (I find that placing them towards the upper part of the sternum is most effective) this will help the breathing functions, pelvic girdle and hips. 5. Move your left fingertips down to the base of your healee's sternum, just above the solar plexus. This revitalises Life Energy at its central source within the body. 6. Now place your fingertips over the pubic bone, to balance the flow of energy throughout the body, and strengthen the spine. 7. Remember your right hand? Leave your left fingertips over the pubic bone and place your right fingers at the base of the spine in the area of the cocccyx, the tailbone. This will finish balancing the flow of energy through your Healee's body, as well as improving circulation in the lower body. 8. Now finish. Scan your hands over your Healee and go back to any areas, which you feel need further attention. Be aware of any odd areas in their energy field, place your hands over these areas, and allow Karuna to flow through.
NON-TRADITIONAL REIKI * HEALING SYMBOLS
Reiki and Karuna Ki Master Vince Amador has suggested this as a useful sequence of symbols to use in a Karuna™ or Karuna Ki healing session: Zonar Zonar prepares your Healee by cleansing their energy field, connecting them with the Infinite Source of Healing Energy and helping to resolve unresolved karmic issues. Halu Halu helps to break the emotional- and thought-patterns, which prevent your Healee from seeing, and understanding their life as it truly is. This helps them to move on. Harth Harth assumes a central position in the Healing Symbols Sequence – in this case, it represents the heart, the centre from which all love and healing flows. It also provides balance and protection. Rama Rama is used at this point to ground your Healee, and to connect their Higher and Lower selves on the Earth Plane. Shanti Shanti now helps your Healee to move forward – with Shanti energy, they release the past and define their goals and path to their true future. The true future is that which is known by the Higher Self, and is often different from the self-created ego-based ones, which often lead us into problems or towards dissatisfaction. Om Finally, Om. Om seals the Healing Process with wholeness and golden light.
CHO KU REI SYMBOL
Activates & Magifies Energy
SEI HE KI SYMBOL
Mental & Emotional Healing
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN SYMBOL
Long Distant Symbol
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN SYMBOL
Balance, Beauty, Truth, Love
RAMA / MARA SYMBOL
MARA / RAMA SYMBOL
Grounding, centering energy
CHO KU REI SYMBOL / KRIYA SYMBOL
Peace, Harmony, Inner Balance
Sacred Seed Symbol
Elemental Healing - Balance
THE ANTAHKARANA SYMBOL
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