Reiki Symbols

One of the most important and interesting elements of Reiki is its symbols. Reiki symbols allow people to take their Reiki practice one step further by allowing them to take the energy of Reiki and use it for a specific purpose.The symbols should only be available to those who have been initiated at the Reiki 2 level.Although Reiki symbols are traditionally supposed to be kept a secret, over the years they’ve gotten quite a bit of exposure and buzz.The symbols have been described in many books and are freely available on the Internet.

Reiki symbols do not hold any special power themselves. They were devised as teaching tools for reiki students. It is the intention of the practitioner’s focus that energizes these symbols.

There are five symbols in the Usui Reiki Healing system. Traditionally, three of these symbols are taught to Reiki 2 students and the fourth symbol is reserved to Reiki Master Students.

The Distance Symbol (Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen)

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Pronounced Hon- Sha- Zee- Show- Nen, it travels unopposed through time and universe. This is the symbol which request to connect with cosmic energies. Normally people use this symbol in distant healing, but it is the first symbol which is to be used as prayer before commencing of the Reiki healing. It means God and humanity become one.

The First Usui symbol is used for beginning of the Reiki healing. The Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen symbol works before all Reiki symbol. This symbol is also used to send healing energy to heal past of the recipient. Time and universe are immaterial for this Reiki symbol. One can send it back into childhood or past life bad memories, or send it for future happenings such as job, married life, business etc.

The ways in which one can use the Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen symbol:

You can use this symbol by drawing it in midair in the direction you wish Reiki to move.

One can draw it with tongue on the top of mouth and then project it on the top of hands while using them on client.

One can Visualize the symbol with strong and white light on the top of your palms before you place them on client.

One can visualize a strong white Light with this symbol projected from third Eye Chakra on the other side of your hands before the beginning of the healing session

One can draw this symbol on palms using the index finger before placing them on the client.

To activate Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen you must first draw and quietly chant three times. Then on top of it you draw this symbol and quietly chant it after which you draw and chant all other symbols three times each.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen works on praying to connect with energies and linking with patient.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen help in healing the past present and future.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen heals the inner sub-conscious mind.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen helps in treating those patient where touching is not possible.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen works better on any person when they are sleeping or taking rest.

The Mental/Emotional Symbol (Sei He Ki)

Say- Hay- Kee is the symbol related to breaking all blockages and balance between the left and right brain. Say- Hay- Kee means hammering onto blockages and removing to balance free flow of energies through the system. It is highly important to draw it with eyes so that no one get damage. The practice is to be done only with trained Reiki Master. There are multiple ways to effectively use the Say- Hay- Kee symbol:

One can use this symbol drawing it in midair in the direction they wish to send Reiki.

One can draw it with tongue on the top of mouth and then project it on the top of hands while using them on client.

One can Visualize the symbol with strong and white light on the top of your palms before you place them on client.

One can visualize a strong white Light with this symbol projected from third Eye Chakra on the other side of your hands before the beginning of the healing session

One can draw this symbol on palms using the index finger before placing them on the client.

One can even break all hurdles coming to their way of success. Write your wish on a piece of paper and below it draw the other Reiki symbols with positive work done affirmation.

Here are a few problems on uses of the Say- Hay- Kee Symbol:

Say- Hay- Kee works on addictions like drinking, drugs or smoking.

Say- Hay- Kee works on family relationships problems.

Say- Hay- Kee works on mental diseases like nervousness, fears, phobias etc.

Say- Hay- Kee works on social behaviors like anger, sadness or other emotions.

Say- Hay- Kee helps on improving memory.

Say- Hay- Kee balances energies in home and work places.

Say- Hay- Kee protection on all levels.

The Power Symbol (Cho ku Rei)

The Third of the Usui symbols is commonly known as The Power Balancing Symbol.  Pronounced in Japanese as Cho- Koo- Ray, it is taught in Reiki levels 1.  It means Balance all seven chakra and is most often drawn by the practitioner’s governing hand on all chakra of the recipients.  Additionally, it is often drawn on the recipient’s back spine cord after a Reiki session thoroughly over.  This balancing symbol can be drawn wherever the practitioner feels whether on him/herself or the recipient.

The Cho Ku Rei Reiki symbol can be used alone or for the enhancement of energies of the other symbols. Here are some examples of uses of this symbol. You can use this symbol by drawing it in midair in the direction you wish Reiki to move.

One can draw it with tongue on the top of mouth and then project it on the top of hands while using them on client.

One can Visualize the symbol with strong and white light on the top of your palms before you place them on client.

One can visualize a strong white Light with this symbol projected from third Eye Chakra on the other side of your hands before the beginning of the healing session

One can draw this symbol on palms using the index finger before placing them on the client.

To activate Cho Ku Rei Reiki you must first draw and quietly chant three times. Then on top of it you draw this symbol and quietly chant it after which you draw and chant all other symbols three times each.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki activates the 3rd Degree Reiki energy.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can activate all other symbols.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can be used for protection at any levels.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can be used for cleansing energies at home, office, car, etc.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can balance life.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can be drawn on the gifts send to someone you love most.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can be drawn on animals, food, plants, etc.

Cho Ku Rei Reiki can be used to help for enhancing career with the proper training by Reiki Grand master

Basically one can use Cho Ku Rei Reiki whatever you want to bring positive energy to. People or things, it can bring some benefits to one’s life just as wish.

The Reiki Master Symbol (Dai KoMyo)

The 4th Reiki symbol is a combination of 3 elements of life. It spells as Dai Ku Myo which means great bright light or great fire which balance air and water. This Master symbol is a representation of the oneness. It can cures illnesses from the root source by healing the aura and balancing Yin and Yang.

The Usui Master Symbol means “Great Being of the Universe balance our yin and yang and give blessing to Me”. It can also mean “great shining light”.  It is a great expression for one’s own true nature or real face.  Used at the highest level of healing, it illustrates the thought that our spiritual body is a master for our physical body.  Thus, when we face disease, the dis-ease formed originally in our emotional bodies.  Dai Ko Myo cleanses these emotional blockages and heals our physical body.  Usui Dai Ko Myo is used to represent the total connection to the divine energies. The Dai Ku Myo is the symbol of perception, creativity, and divine connection. It is the only symbol added at the time of traditional Usui Reiki master training. This symbol activates the energy of Self-Empowerment and it works on our cells and atoms. Many people experienced changed life careers by using this symbol. It initiates true life purpose and self-discovery. This symbol is appropriate to clear negative energies. The Dai Ku Myo symbol is a symbol that heals the energies. All bodily ailments come from an imbalance or from a blockage of the Yin and Yang body.

Dai Ku Myo ACTIVATION METHODS

draw Dai Ku Myo with your palm centre.

draw Dai Ku Myo with all four finger.

visualizing the Dai Ku Myo.

drawing or projecting the Dai Ku Myo from the third eye.

Chanting internally Dai Ku Myo three times.

When it comes to Reiki it matters the most the intention and not the method used. Therefore one can use own imagination to activate Dai Ku Myo. As long as our intention is positive, we can use whatever method of activation we wish.

Where To Use The Dai Ku Myo During Healing Sessions

First draw the symbol on both palms and then direct it on the areas of healing.

Draw Dai Ku Myo on the client’s crown chakra.

Draw Dai Ku Myo on areas to be healed.

Draw Dai Ku Myo on to the clients hands/palms.

One should not depend on Reiki symbols only. The intentions plays important role.