There are three basic symbols of Reiki which this article will explain.
The Reiki Power Symbol – Choku Rei
(Choku Rei is pronounced: “Cho-Koo-Ray”)
Choku Rei means “Place the power of the universe here”.
The power symbol can be used to increase the power of Reiki. It can also be used for protection. See it as a light switch that has the intention to instantly boost your ability to channel Reiki energy. Draw or visualize the symbol in front of you and you will have instant access to more healing energies. Choku Rei also gives the other symbols more power when they are used together.
The symbol can be used any time during a treatment but it is especially effective if it is used in the beginning of a session to empower the Reiki energy or when used at the end of a session to close the session and seal off the Reiki energies.
Uses of Power Symbol
It increase the power of your healing abilities. It also increase the power of the other symbols.
The Power symbol can be used to spiritually clean a room from negative energy, to leave it in light and make it a holy place.
It protects you from negative energies.
These are just a few uses. You can use your own intuition and imagination to find other uses for the Reiki Power symbol – Choku Rei. There are no limits to what you can do. The power is all in your mind, let your clear intention guide the function of the symbols.
Traditionally Choku Rei is supposed to be drawn anti clockwise (from left to right). One can also draw it clockwise. There is no right or wrong way, it is your intention that decides the function so just do what feels best for you.
The horizontal line represents the Reiki source. The vertical line symbolizes the energy flow, and the spiral that touches the middle line seven times represents the seven chakras.
The Mental/Emotional Symbol – Sei He Ki
(Sei He Ki pronounced as: “Say-Hay-Key”)
The general meaning of Sei He Ki is “God and man become one”.
The Mental/Emotional symbol brings together the “brain and the body”. It helps people to bring to the surface and release the mental/emotional causes of their problems. The symbol works to focus and harmonize the subconscious with the physical side.
This symbol can be used to help with emotional and mental healing. It balances the left and right side of the brain and gives peace and harmony. It is also very effective on relationship problems. The Sei He Ki symbol can also be used on diverse problems like nervousness, fear, depression, anger, sadness etc.
Different Uses Of Sei-He-Ki
The symbol can be used to help heal misuse of drugs, alcohol, smoking etc. It can also be used to lose weight.
The symbol can be used to find things that you have misplaced. (Draw the symbol in front of you and ask for help in finding xxxx. Let go of trying to find the object. The answer will soon pop up.)
Sei He Ki can be used to improve your memory when reading and studying.
The Reiki Distance Healing Symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
(Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is pronounced as: “Hon-Sha-Zee-Show-Nen”)
The general meaning of the symbol is “No past, no present, no future” or it can have the meaning of “The Buddha in me contacts the Buddha in you”.
The Distance symbol can be used to send energies over a distance. Time and distance is no problem when using this Reiki symbol. Many practitioners consider Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen as the most useful and powerful symbol.
In doing distance healing be open! Do not focus your efforts on healing a specific problem like a headache. Send the Reiki energies without limitation as they will go where they are best needed. When doing distance healing the energies will work on the receiver’s sub tile body, the Chakras and the Aura, and not as much on the physical level
Uses Of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
Send Reiki healing to people far away.
“Beam” Reiki to people across the room.
Send Reiki energies to the future to help with a specific task or be there as a support.
Send Reiki to the past to lift up, to understand and release trauma.
The form of the Distance symbols is complex and probably this is the symbol with most variations.