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REIKI SYMBOLS AND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO USE THEM

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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Symbols ...................................................................................................................................... 4 Meaning of Cho Ku Rei or The Reiki Power Symbol.................................................................................. 4 How to Use the Reiki Power Symbol..................................................................................................... 4 Example Uses of the Reiki Power Symbol ............................................................................................. 5 Meaning of Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol Sei He Ki ........................................................................... 6 How to Use the Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol ............................................................................... 7 Example Uses of the Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol ........................................................................ 7 Meaning of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol .................................................. 8 Example Uses of the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol ............................................................................ 9 How to use the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol .................................................................................... 9 How to Send Distance Healing Reiki Using Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen ........................................................ 10 Benefits of Receiving a Reiki Session through the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol............................. 10 Part 2: Innovative Ways to Use the Symbols .............................................................................................. 11 5 Steps to Find Lost Objects Using Reiki ................................................................................................. 11 Reiki Alarm Clock..................................................................................................................................... 11 Looking for Parking Space with Reiki ...................................................................................................... 11 Charging Bathtub Water with Reiki ........................................................................................................ 12 Treating Future Situations with Reiki...................................................................................................... 12 Reiki Rays ................................................................................................................................................ 12

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Reiki Symbols and Innovative Ways to Use Them


Reiki symbols are basically Sanskrit derived Japanese forms that helps improve the flow of Life Force Energy. These symbols are an essential part of Reiki practice and they used to be secret and revealed only to Reiki students who are initiated into the advance or master level. However, with the technology available today its hard to keep anything secret :), so information about them can easily be found on the internet. Although these symbols do not have any special power in of themselves, using these them after attunement helps a practitioner focus the Reiki energies. There are primarily three symbols used in traditional Reiki. They are Cho ku Rei or the Reiki Power Symbol, Sei He Ki or the Emotional or Mental Healing Symbol, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Distance Healing Symbol. This book contains two parts. Part 1 presents the symbols and some ways to use them individually. Part 2 contains some innovative ways to use the symbols together to manage some day to day situations.

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Part 1: The Symbols


Meaning of Cho Ku Rei or The Reiki Power Symbol
Cho Ku Rei which is considered one of the first symbols used in Usui Reiki essentially means Placing all the powers of the universe here. The Reiki power symbol basically works like a switch that helps to instantly increase Reiki practitioners ability to channel the energies. The main purpose of using it is to enhance the power of Reiki and draw the energy around and concentrate it on the required purpose. The power symbol looks like a coil, and it is meant to not only increase and decrease the flow of energies, but also aids in modifying the flow of ki energies to a great extent. The Cho Ku Rei can be drawn in both counter and spiral clockwise directions. Some Reiki masters draw it counter clockwise when applied in areas or places where there is excess energy, and clockwise in areas where there is deficient energy or used during a Reiki session in a person who tends to lack energy.

Cho Ku Rei the Power Symbol How to Use the Reiki Power Symbol The Reiki power symbol is used primarily to connect with Reiki energy at the start of a session and also to help boost the Reiki power whenever it is required during a session. Reiki practitioners have their own preference about using the Cho Ku Rei symbol. As an example a healer might draw or visualizes the symbol in front of them and repeat the mantra Cho ku Rei three times. Using this power symbol on the palms of the hand and on each chakra helps to clear channels and empowers a practitioners hands before giving a Reiki treatment. Similarly, while using the power symbol over the crown of the clients head helps create positive energy around him, using Cho Ku Rei over the clients lower back and behind his heart helps seal the energy in at the end of the treatment. Although Cho Ku Rei can be used anytime during a Reiki session, it proves to be especially effective when it is used in the start (to increase Reiki energy) or at the end (to close a treatment and seal the Reiki energies). 4 http://reikirays.com

Example Uses of the Reiki Power Symbol The Reiki power symbol is an all-purpose symbol that can be used anywhere and everywhere for anything. Here are a few ways that Cho Ku Rei can be used. Empower other Reiki Symbols Using the Reiki power symbol before other Reiki symbols such as Mental or Emotional Symbol or the Distance Healing Symbol proves to be highly beneficial in empowering these symbols and helping them work in a more efficient way. Helps in Spot Treatment Drawing Cho Ku Rei on a specific part of your body helps in focusing the Reiki energies on that particular spot, thereby helping cure or heal the problem in a successful way. Clears Negative Energies Drawing Cho Ku Rei mentally proves to be highly useful in clearing all the stagnated energies during a Reiki session. Similarly, drawing it on the walls of a room helps in clearing all the negative energies in the room, and drawing it in the atmosphere around a physical space aids in cleansing the area in an effective manner. Provide Protection Drawing a large Power Symbol in front of a person or on each of his chakras works as a shield and protects the person from negative energies in successful manner. Using this Reiki symbol helps create a protective field around an individual, thereby protecting him from all negative energies around. Reiki works on different levels (physically, emotionally or mentally) and Cho Ku Rei will naturally provide protection on all these levels. Makes Your Meal Healthier and More Nutritious Drawing the Cho Ku Rei symbol over your meals before you start eating can help remove all the negative energies present in the food thereby making it more healthy and nutritious for you to eat. Reduce Side Effects of Medication Drawing the Reiki power symbol on your medication can go a long way in helping reduce the side effects of the drugs and helps them work in a more effective manner. Improve Relationships Drawing Cho Ku Rei on greetings, gifts and business cards will enhance both personal and professional relationships in a positive way. However, remember that although relationships cannot be controlled with Reiki, using these positive energies will work for the highest good and bring about the best results for the relationship. Prevent Misfortune The Reiki power symbol helps in connecting to the universal energy instantly, and using it can help prevent a misfortune or a bad event to a great extent. Since a misfortune essentially happens to an individual because of the inharmonious energies around them, using Cho Ku Rei proves to be highly

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beneficial in purifying the energy system instantly, thereby preventing a misfortune in a successful manner. Enhance Creative Levels It also helps revive your first three chakras; it not only helps in strengthening and activating their harmonization, but also helps to enhance your creativity to unimaginable levels in a positive way. Activating the Law of Attraction Cho Ku Rei proves to be an amazing law of attraction focusing tool. Adding new functions to this symbol and having a clear statement and good intention of what you want, you can use this Reiki symbol to help you successfully achieve positive results. Just be sure to keep in mind that Reiki is an intelligent energy that works for the highest good, therefore you should not form any attachments to the desired outcome, but instead be open to new, creative solutions and experiences.

Meaning of Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol Sei He Ki


The name Sei He Ki means The earth and sky meet or God and Man become one. This Reiki symbol acts on a persons conscious mind (the mental body) and subconscious mind (emotional body), and is used primarily for emotional and mental healing, clearing, purification, protection and balancing. This symbol is known as the Mental and Emotional Healing Symbol, but it plays an important role in providing protection. Most of our ailments are caused by mental and emotional imbalance in our bodies. The use of the emotional healing symbol helps in bringing the problem to the surface and liberates emotional and mental issues that cause of the problem. This symbol also aids in balancing the left and right side of the brain and promotes peace and harmony. The use of Sei He Ki proves to be highly beneficial in drawing gentle and subtle energies required to ease feeling of sorrow or suffering in a person.

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How to Use the Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol Different practitioners use the Reiki mental and emotional symbol in different ways. For example, the practitioner draws the Cho Ku Rei (the power symbol) to create a connection with the Reiki energy source. Sei He Ki is then drawn over the troubled area where the Reiki energies are required. The energies are sealed by drawing the power symbol or Cho Ku Rei again. This sustains the effect of Sei He Ki for a longer time. Example Uses of the Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol Improve Memory Power Reiki Sei He Ki symbol proves to be highly beneficial in improving your memor. Thus, while drawing this Reiki symbol on pages of your book, it can help you memorize the content of the page while reading or studying. Visualizing the symbol on top of your head can help you remember things that you might have forgotten; such as your keys, the name of a person, and an answer for the test, or just about anything else. The fact associated with usage of this symbol is that it enhances the functions of both the right and left side of the brain and helps you remember things in a better way, improving your memory power productively. Get Rid of Bad Habits Reiki mental and emotional symbol aids in restoring emotional and psychological balance in a persons body and promotes deep healing. The use of this Reiki symbol helps in eliminating unwanted or bad habits such alcoholism, smoking cigarettes or overeating. Visualizing or drawing this Reiki symbol around you helps in changing your negative beliefs, negative parental or social conditioning and makes you a more positive person. It can help you to get rid of any habits that do not serve your higher good. Improve Relationships Drawing the Sei He Ki symbol around your surroundings and the people involved in a troubled relationship can prove to highly beneficial in giving you the wisdom and strength to sort out your problems amicably. Using this Reiki symbol will help bring relationship problems to the surface and make you tackle them successfully. Empowers Your Affirmations Affirmations are powerful tools that can play a vital role in helping you to achieve your goal successfully. The Reiki Mental Symbol works in the subconscious mind, repeating the name of this symbol mentally can help in empowerment of your affirmations and help you accomplish your goal. Personal Bodyguard Drawing the Reiki mental and emotional symbol around you can go a long way in protecting you from the negative vibrations and allowing only the positive energies to reach you. This Reiki symbol is otherwise called protection symbol and can also be used as protective shield during purification ceremonies to help in removing negative energy from the physical body or from the aura. In fact, this symbol tends to work like an antiseptic ointment, when used before, during or after an operation or surgery.

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Reduce Stress Place both your hands on your crown and visualize the Reiki mental and emotional symbol spinning on your head. By doing so, you will be amazed to see this spin of symbol does not make you feel dizzy, but instead, will help in facilitating harmony and balance in your body. Ultimately, it will help you get relief from stress at all levels. Dissipates Headaches Sei He Ki is used to heal emotional issues that can cause physical problems too. By using this Reiki symbol, you can find a way to heal your headaches caused due any mental or emotional instability. Thus, using this Reiki symbol proves to be a good solution to help you cure your headaches naturally, without having to take any kind of medications (remember to drink a lot of water too, as many headaches are caused by dehydration). Helps to Find Lost Objects Drawing the Reiki mental and emotional symbol in the front of you and asking for assistance to locate lost objects will help you either find the objects or give you ability to think and remember the location at which you kept it in the first place. Thus, this Reiki symbol proves to be useful in helping you find misplaced things in an easy and simple manner. Harmony Reiki Sei He Ki symbol teaches us about the synchronization or harmony of things in nature. This symbol teaches subconsciously about the rhythmic cycle of nature, the need of adaptability towards changes and understanding the importance of non attachment. The symbol proves to be highly beneficial in making an individual tgain more positive outlook of life and helping them stay happy throughout their life.

Meaning of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol
This Reiki symbol which means having no present, past or future is essentially used for absentee healing and to send Reiki energy across time and space. The fact that distance is no barrier while using this Reiki symbol, this symbol is primarily used to bridge time and heal karmic tendencies that have manifested as sickness or illness in the body or resulted in emotional or mental pain or distress.

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Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen the Distance Healing Symbol Example Uses of the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol Heal the Past Sending Reiki in the past helps heal past life traumas that happen to be affecting you in negatively the present. Things done in the past cannot be changed; but sending Reiki to the past not only helps reframe the experience as part of learning process, but also helps heal the pain and move on with our lives in a more confident and positive manner. Enhance Future Conditions Using the distance healing symbol for the future helps in storing the Reiki energy like a battery to be accessed at a time when you require it in the future. Thus, sending Reiki ahead for doctors appointments, interviews, examinations, workshops, weather or traveling can go a long way in helping you adjust to the unforeseen and unknown circumstances of the future. To Heal across Time and Space The Reiki distance healing symbol proves to be highly beneficial to send Reiki across a room, town, to different parts of your country or just anywhere across the world in a simple, easy and successful manner. How to use the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol The Reiki distance healing symbol is considered one of the most powerful and helpful symbol by most Reiki practitioners. However, when using this symbol, it is important to understand that the energies used in long distance healing work more effectively on the subtle body of an individual like the aura or the chakras rather than working directly on an individuals physical body. Energies used for distant 9 http://reikirays.com

healing requires time to work on physical body and heal physical pain; sending Reiki energy for a particular problem such as headaches or backaches can limit the energies to a great extent. The recommended practice is to send Reiki to an individual as a whole, and this will allow the energy to reach directly to the part of the body where it is required the most. Periodically empowering the long distance healing on day to day basis plays a vital role in helping the energies work effectively in a successful manner. However, it should be noted that Reiki cannot be used to change an individual or his behavior. The wisdom of Reiki understands what is best for the individual, and the energies act accordingly for the best possible outcome. How to Send Distance Healing Reiki Using Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen There are many ways to send Reiki, and different Masters might use different techniques. Here we present one of these techniques. You can change it to better match your style remember, Reiki can do no harm; just send with the intention that the highest good be served. 1. Activate the power symbol by drawing and repeating the name Cho Ku Rei thrice. 2. Draw and repeat the name of the Reiki distance healing symbol thrice mentally. Seal it with the power symbol. 3. Write the name of the recipient in a piece of paper and hold the paper in between your hands. 4. Draw the symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen in the air above the paper. Repeat the mantra thrice. 5. Repeat the name of the recipient thrice and their location once.Draw the power symbol and repeat the mantra thrice. 6. Allow Reiki to flow (for three to five minutes) to the recipient for the greatest and highest good. 7. Finish the Reiki session by either clapping your hands or shaking them vigorously in order to cut the connection. An alternative way of distant healing is to either use their photograph or use a proxy ( a soft toy or any object) instead of writing their name on a piece of paper. Benefits of Receiving a Reiki Session through the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol One of the greatest benefits of receiving Reiki energy through Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the fact that it allows you to receive positive energy just anywhere and everywhere in a quick and easy manner. To receive distant healing treatment, you do not have to spend extra time or go anywhere to receive Reiki treatment. Distance healing treatment also proves to be a perfect tool for all those people who find it uncomfortable to receive hands on Reiki treatment. Reiki sessions are not only affordable but also helps maintain your privacy. Reiki distance healing symbol can be used regularly to help keep your mind, body and spirit in harmony in a successful manner. However, it is important to remember that one of the most significant things in distant healing is the intention of the Reiki practitioner. Thus, formulating the intentions carefully and using the Reiki distance healing symbol to transmit energies only for the highest good, whatever that is and whether it is known to us or not, can go long way in producing positive results.

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Part 2: Innovative Ways to Use the Symbols


All these simple techniques can be performed by a second Reiki Degree practitioner. However, since Reiki is intended to be done only for the good, it is important that the motive behind using these Reiki techniques is harmless and is used only to help you solve your day to day problems.

5 Steps to Find Lost Objects Using Reiki


You can use Reiki for finding lost objects. Heres how to do it. Instructions 1. Write down the name or description of the lost object on a piece of white paper. 2. Draw the distance treatment symbol on the paper once and repeat the name of the symbol thrice mentally. 3. Repeat three times the name or description of the object and ask the Reiki symbol to help you to lead to the object. 4. Now, draw the mental healing symbol and repeat the name of this symbol thrice. Seal everything with the power symbol. 5. Put the piece of paper in a safe place and return to normal life. In the course of the day you will either find the lost object or just remember where the lost object is. Of course, if it serves your highest good, that is :-).

Reiki Alarm Clock


Heres another inovative way to use Reiki: Alarm Clock! Instructions 1. Repeat the name of the distance healing symbol thrice after drawing it mentally. 2. First say your name and then say please wake me up at the required time- feeling energetic and refreshed. 3. Now, mentally draw the mental healing symbol and repeat them name of the symbol thrice. 4. Seal everything by drawing the power symbol in your mind and repeating the name of this symbol thrice. This Reiki technique which takes about three to five minutes to be completed can help you wake up in the morning at a specific time without having to use an alarm clock.

Looking for Parking Space with Reiki


This Reiki technique which takes about two minutes should be used before you start driving to a particular destination. Using this technique will help you find a parking space easily. Instructions 1. Relax completely before drawing the power symbol. Repeat the name of the symbol thrice. 2. Now, draw the distance healing symbol mentally. Repeat the name of the symbol three times. 3. Repeat the words I will find a good parking space in a particular location three times. 4. Seal it by drawing the power symbol mentally and repeating the name of this symbol thrice. 11 http://reikirays.com

5. Drive to the required destination feeling completely relaxed.

Charging Bathtub Water with Reiki


This technique proves to be quite useful for helping you enrich your bathtub water with Reiki energy, thereby helping you stay energetic and refreshed for the rest of the day. Instructions 1. Place your hands on top of the bathtub water. 2. Draw the mental healing symbol one time and repeat the name of this symbol thrice. 3. Seal everything by drawing the power symbol and repeating the name of this symbol three times. 4. Say- Let the energy run through this bathtub water. 5. Now, move your hands through this bath water quite a few times. This will help disperse the energy all through the water tub in an efficient manner. Bathing with water that is charged with Reiki can prove to be highly beneficial in not only cleansing all the sweat and dirt from your body, but also in washing off all the tensions and worries of everyday life.

Treating Future Situations with Reiki


This Reiki technique requires about 10 to 15 minutes to be completed. It can be used for enriching future situations with Reiki. Instructions 1. Draw the distance treatment symbol once and repeat the name of this symbol thrice mentally. 2. Describe or name the particular situation you want to provide Reiki three times. Say- I want to give Reiki to this situation -try to specify the day( date, month and year) and the approximate time duration of that situation. 3. Draw the mental healing symbol once and repeat the name of this symbol thrice mentally. Send it to the situation. 4. Seal everything by drawing and repeating the name of the power symbol thrice. Keep in mind that treating other people involved in a situation requires you have the recipients permission; send the energy only to yourself when treating a future situation using this Reiki technique.

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