“Every existence has healing power. Plants, trees, animals, fish and insects, but especially a human as the lord of creation has remarkable power”... Usui sensei.

Reiki means “universal life force energy”. It is a Japanese word pronounced “ray-key”. Reiki means universal (rei) – life force energy (ki). The Reiki System is an ancient system of energy healing, simple and powerful. Reiki has elements based on Asian health and spiritual practices. The peoples of the eastern part of the world are more familiar with energy work for health benefits and to attain higher levels of spirituality. This life force energy is known by many names – prana, mana, chi, ki, cosmic pulse, etc. Rather than acting solely on a physical level, Reiki is holistic in its effect - eliciting a healing response on the entire spectrum of ones being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Anyone can learn to use the Reiki Healing System, it needs no qualifications for eligibility, only the will to learn. The levels of our being are the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Life force flows within the physical and nourishes the organs and cells of the body. When this life force is disrupted, it causes the functions in one or more organs to lessen drastically thereby preventing them from functioning at their optimum levels. This life force is affected by thoughts and emotions. It becomes disrupted when we accept negative thoughts and emotions about ourselves. These negative thoughts and emotions cause a disruption in the flow of life force. And when the body, mind and soul become imbalanced, illness happens. Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as emotional trauma, lack of nutrition, high stress lifestyle, negative thoughts like fear, worry, anger, doubt, anxiety, suppressed emotions, lack of love for yourself or others. If we are to be truly well, our entire being has to be in harmony and balance. Without the intention to be well and the will to do something about it we cannot become well. Reiki empowers us to become whole in all ways. When you have Reiki, you are never again helpless. You become responsible for yourself and your life. Reiki empowers you to take charge of your life, health and complete well-being. Treatments can help to heal every kind of physical problem such as sports injuries, back problems and serious illness or disease. Reiki can also be used to heal stress, aid weight loss or gain,depression, PMS and all forms of emotional distress. Reiki treatments can help you cope during times of upheaval and change. Reiki is simple enough to use as a way to revitalize yourself and boost your energy levels, or to improve your health and well-being. Reiki complements other forms of treatment. It can be used while you are on medication. Reiki treatments complement any other kind of treatment or therapy, in both people and animals. Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive hands-on form of healing which can never harm and always benefits those who receive it. Treatments generally last around an hour. Reiki is not based on any religion. Belief in a spiritual or religious system is not required for the effective practice of Reiki. It is universal energy that anyone can learn to channel to heal themselves or others. As a Reiki practitioner, you do not diagnose nor cure others. Reiki is doing the work, not you. You are a channel for the life force energy to flow through, a provider of a connection to the healing energies to empower the recipient to heal. As a Reiki practitioner you do not interfere in the medical treatments the person is undergoing and you absolutely do not suggest that anyone discontinue medications or other treatment. Reiki is not a substitute for medical care.

I will let go of worry. I will be kind to every living thing. It is the most complex inner enemy. Letting go of anger brings peace into the mind. creates serious blockages in one’s energy. I will let go of anger. honor your elders. 3 – Just for today. brings healing to the body. without harming others. Being kind brings love into the the world. Honor your parents. 2 – Just for today. Anger at others or oneself or at the whole world. Being thankful brings joy into the spirit. 4 – Just for today. gratitude can improve others life and make them happy. Simple things as thanks. Endless worries may fill one’s head. honor your teachers. and each one bores a small hole in one’s body and soul.The Five Principles of Reiki 1 . Be grateful from your heart.Just for today. forgiveness. 5 – Just for today. . Inner intention is the important element of this principle. good words. Letting go of worry. smile. I will do my work honestly: Support yourself and your family respectably. I will be grateful in all things. Reiki is an excellent tool to remove anger blockages which have accumulated in the body.

You can use it for a more concentrated meditation by drawing or visualizing it over your head before beginning meditation. It can also be used to seal in the energy at the end of a treatment. draw Cho Ku Rei on the objects and charge with Reiki for a couple of minutes. It can be used for various situations as a standalone symbol or in combination with any of the other Reiki symbols. to aid manifestation. Draw the Cho Ku Rei over food and water before you eat and drink. Mentally throw it into a room intending it to be filled with light. You can cleanse crystals with this symbol.Reiki Symbol 1: Cho Ku Rei This is the first Reiki symbol. but . to cleanse negative energies. Pronounced: 'Choku': the U in 'Choku' is almost mute. You can also invoke the symbol mentally. It is almost always used as an amulet for protection.remember that it is very powerful". Cho Ku Rei symbol can help start Reiki flowing and most practitioners use it at the beginning of a Reiki treatment. to empower other Reiki symbols. Draw or visualize Cho Ku Rei in the walls or corners or floor or ceiling of a room with the intention that it be cleansed and filled with love and light. You can use Cho Ku Rei to focus power at each hand position or on any problem areas. wind-chimes so that they are filled with Reiki. or to a specific intent. to seal energies after the treatment. The Power Symbol turns up the energy and opens us as strong channels of the Reiki energy. personal care items. You can draw it on a sheet of paper and place it on or under things you want filled with Reiki. Or you can meditate on the symbol itself. to cleanse and clear crystals. Takata-Sensei translated Cho Ku Rei as 'put the (spiritual) power here'..but with a very slight pause in the middle: 'cho-ke'. to charge food. or to assist in focusing Reiki more intensely at a given location.Takata sensei. Symbol 1 can be used to increase the power/flow of Reiki. The first drawing of Cho Ku Rei is in Takata Sensei's own handwriting. water and medicines.. It can help overcome negative resistance patterns and eases physical pain. Cho Ku Rei is always used in space clearing or to cleanse a room. . To charge objects with Reiki. Draw it on your showerhead. shampoo. It is the all-purpose symbol. "It is very simple. 'Rei' is pronounced: 'ray'. Visualizing the symbol surrounding you is good protection. Most practitioners cleanse the treatment area/room in preparation for the treatment or attunement. Cho Ku Rei can be used for protection. Draw it on objects intending they be cleansed and work for your highest good. 'Choku' is pronounced 'choke' . Choku Rei is commonly called the 'Power Symbol'.

And ‘heki’ means calmness. The first drawing of Sei He Ki is in Takata Sensei’s own handwriting. Sei He Ki specifically addresses the emotional healing process and helps release deeply repressed feelings. alcoholism. It . holy or sacred. including anxiety. pronounced ‘say-hay-key’. Sei He Ki helps reinforce and support positive behavior changes. It can also be used to help with the release of ‘painful memories’ or as an ‘emotional armor’. In Japanese lineages. ‘Sei’means something spiritual. This symbol breaks through blockages in the aura level and heals more on the higher levels of consciousness.Reiki Symbol 2: Sei He ki Sei He ki is the second Reiki symbol. it is commonly known as the Harmony symbol. This symbol heals on the mental and emotional level in the body.. Sei He Ki works on the subconscious and restores psychological and emotional balance and brings deep healing. overeating. etc. etc. Symbol 2 is used in the healing of mental/emotional issues. nervousness. unconcern – thus ‘Sei He ki’ means : ‘Spiritual Composure’. Some practitioners use the symbol to help improve memory-recall. It is used in the healing of emotional and mental distress. stress. composure. This symbol can be used to change or eliminate bad or unwanted habits like smoking cigarettes. depression. and in the eliminating of addictions. and it can be used as a tool for deprogramming inappropriate responses to given events /situations as well as in the programming of positive habits and responses. It is known as the Mental-Emotional Healing Symbol. quickly and easily. fear.

place your hands on your knees and think of the Sei He Ki and it will help you retain the information being given. “I protect myself now with divine love and light. below and above you and on both sides of yourself saying the name of the symbol three times each time you draw it. desires and conditioning that keep us in negative patterns. sometimes they live beyond expectations after receiving Reiki healing. saying. affirmations are a powerful tool. counseling or medical treatment. This symbol is used to bring up and heal the emotional issues underlying physical problems. especially when one forgets where the keys are! When you need extra concentration in class. You can use Reiki as a healing modality for many kinds of conditions. Reiki helps people make an effort to become better. mental and emotional but do not analyze unless you are qualified. Sei He Ki works on the subconscious mind and can be used to empower your affirmations. headache is caused by some kind of emotional or mental tension. ‘Bad vibes’ from others exist on a mental and emotional level so you can use this symbol as a psychic protection. Pain relief is not the same as healing. Ask for pain relief in addition with healing. . You will feel the protective energy build around you and any negative vibrations that come from others will be harmonized. Reiki is complementary and enhances other forms of treatment. Most times it helps the person die with less pain and emotional stress. Sei He Ki can be used to empower your affirmations.Shakyamuni Buddha. For example. Reiki reduces pain more when it is especially requested. This symbol is also employed as a means of meditative focus. People with serious psychological conditions should seek other medical treatment and can use Reiki to enhance such treatment. A practitioner must never promise miraculous cures and must explain this to the client and family if their expectations are unrealistic. Reiki is not a substitute for therapy. Unresolved emotional issues are also the cause for illness. Memory can be improved with this symbol. In the case of terminally ill people. it is a transition.” Draw the symbol in front of you and in the back. The Cho Ku Rei and the Sei He Ki can be used together in combination for spiritual protection. When you are trying to achieve goals. Students can use this symbol by drawing it before the exam to help their mind to attune to the correct answers. So the use of Sei He Ki can help in dissipating headaches. Draw this symbol around yourself. Reiki helps comfort those who are left behind. You can use Reiki with the intention that it ease transition helping the person overcome fear for it. It helps people become more aware of the reality that death is not the end. Sei He Ki removes negative energies and bad vibrations and can be used for psychic protection. "With our thoughts we shape our reality" .improves relationships and resolves all sorts of disorder and karma with the gentle energy of love. Repeat your affirmations over again in your mind and think of the Sei He Ki.physical. It helps in releasing and healing those feelings. Reiki will not eliminate necessary pain if the client needs it to become whole as in the case of karmic release.

Surviving Ze = Space. Be. Body. Attention .Reiki Symbol 3: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon = Spirit. Being Sho = Feeling. Universe Sha = Mind. Emotions Nen = Consciousness. Source. Origin.

Its effect is to help us live in the present. It is often used together with other symbols. When you heal a problem at its root or origination point often many related problems that are based from that root will resolve themselves and heal almost instantly. One of the clearest translations of 'Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen' is actually: 'correct thought or correct mindfulness is the essence of being'. This symbol is also called the 'Distance Symbol' or 'bridge'..Takata sensei. places. This symbol's deeper function is to 'make things right' and to bring one's whole being into harmony. children and in healing yourself on areas that are difficult to reach. With the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. Past life recall is also assisted with the use of this symbol.. It is a symbol of karmic release. a cosmic energy. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is also employed as a means of meditative focus. you can send Reiki to anyone or anything anywhere. This symbol brings transformation by correcting the distortions that have been obstacles to learning. ".. you can create a healing package that you can tap into later." . Distant healing can bridge time and space allowing you to send healing energies around the world to heal past wounds and to contribute healing energies for others and in situations of natural disasters. the 'distant' symbol is used to send Reiki at a distance . a point in the future when you or others might need it. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is used to heal the effects of traumas from the past and from past lives. This symbol is most often used in distant healings and Reiki Attunement/Initiation. When used with the emotional healing symbol it can bring deep healing and transformation. or ancestral energy-patterns or spirits. events. spirits of place. situations. Symbol 3 is used to send Reiki over time and space. no present. This symbol is used for others in public places where it is not possible to do a handson treatment. It is pronounced 'hawn-sha-zay-show-nen'.e. or even across the 'great illusion' that is time itself. It is used to heal past trauma including issues in the past life and to send Reiki to situations as yet not having manifested themselves i. The 'distant' symbol may also be used as a means of assisting interaction with it to people or other animals. no future'. If you have a known future need. The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is very useful in healing animals.Reiki Symbol 3: (cont) Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the third Reiki symbol. . free of blocks and worries about the past and future. It is a combination of Japanese kanji that can mean 'no past. This drawing of Symbol 3 is in Takata Sensei's own handwriting. As the name suggests. Some practitioners use Symbol 3 when they need to 'connect' with people.

SHK and HSZSN symbols differently for many of her students. The master Symbol is the symbol or energy function used for activating the attunement or initiation to Reiki.Reiki Symbol 4: Dai Ko Myo Dai Ko Myo is the fourth Reiki symbol. It helps you gain clarity of your true path. at a more subtle level. this symbol represents the combined energies of the symbols CKR. Dai Ko Myo is also known as the Master Symbol. Until quite recently there have been very few Reiki Masters who are empowered to use it. The Master Symbol is said to work at the cellular and genetic levels. Takata drew the CKR. Attunements make the Reiki energy permanently accessible to the new practitioner. Dai Ko Myo activates a powerful energy for empowerment of the self and it facilitates spiritual connection. Dai Ko Myo is also of great importance in the practice of Johrei. Intuition. For many practitioners. means 'Bright Light'. "symbol for guiding spiritual awakening". there is less written about this Reiki symbol than about the other symbols. intuition and cellular healing. As the 'Master' symbol it is the very encapsulation of the Reiki phenomenon itself. 'Enlightened Nature'. and Spiritual connection are associated with the use of the Master Symbol. The Master Symbol can be used for protection: visualise a large Dai Ko Myo bright with pure white light surrounding you. Dai Ko Myo can be used for all purposes of Reiki in combination with the other symbols or as a stand alone symbol. Hence. Dai Ko Myo is the only symbol which has many different versions. Takata sensei. The symbols were compared and one form for each symbol was selected after passing on. Dai Ko Myo is also employed as a meditative focus. Empowerment. To practitioners of many Reiki styles. Many people have found that the Level 3 Reiki Attunement increases the intuitive and psychic awareness and that these can be accessed more easily. "Reiki is wisdom and truth". It is pronounced 'dye-koe (rhyming with doe)-mmyoh'. This is considered to be a very sacred symbol and given the highest expressions like. Mrs. the main use of the Master Symbol is the passing of Reiki attunements to others. The word Dai means 'Great' and Ko Myo. . The other focus of the Master Symbol is healing at the soul. Healing at the Master level is said to directly affect the higher spiritual body and leads to immense transformation. SHK and HSZSN. Attunement to this level often seems to initiate dramatic changes in career and lifestyle.

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