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How Reiki Symbols Work Energetically


    The symbols in Reiki each represent a different aspect of the essence, and they are imbued with a great, sacred, and potent energy as a direct result of the union of the Mantra and the Yantra.

    Using a Reiki symbol is comparable to turning a key to activate a more elevated energy representation. Because each has a unique purpose and vibration, you can use them singly or combine them with the others to create new effects.

    It is unnecessary to remain in a state of meditation for these symbols to function after they have been activated; they do so on their own.

    It has gained much popularity worldwide as an instrument used for healing and increasing the strength of energies.

    It is necessary to make a drawing with the hands in the air or to visualize the symbols in our minds for each Reiki symbol to perform the function it was designed for correctly.

    After the symbol has been visualized or drawn out by hand, we must recite the mantra associated with it three times in a row. By doing so, we will be able to activate the symbol. It makes little difference if you cannot draw its shape perfectly because no one method is universally acknowledged as the best.

    In the following section, we will explain the meaning of each Reiki symbol and instructions on how these symbols should be utilized during the healing process.

    Usui Tibetan Reiki Symbols

    The Usui Tibetan Reiki is one of the most widespread today. In this type of Reiki, the light symbols are transferred to the students when they reach grade 2 and are given directly by their teachers.

    • Cho Ku Rei

    As the first and most powerful of the symbols, the Cho Ku Rei can bring energy from the spiritual plane to the physical plane. This symbol from Tibet corresponds to the empowerment of energies, protection, and conservation of positive vibrations.

    With the activation of this symbol, we can increase the energy that flows through our hands to use it therapeutically in various ailments and discomforts of physical origin.

    In most Reiki therapies, you start by activating this symbol to open the way for the energy and ensure that its uptake by the patient is much better throughout the section, and even, at the end of it, this energy continues to act on the person receiving the treatment.

    How to use the Cho Ku Rei

    You must know that the Cho Ku Rei symbol affects the physical body. Therefore, it is necessary to draw its shape in the air or mentalize it to activate it, and when we draw it, we can either do it clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on our preference.

    Drawing this symbol in a clockwise direction causes us to concentrate the energy at the point where we have traced it; consequently, this method of drawing the Cho Ku Rei is ideal for applying it to people or spaces lacking in energy.

    In contrast, if we draw the Cho Ku Rei in a counterclockwise direction, it assists in the dissipation of the energies, which is why it is utilized in individuals with a great deal of energy stored.

    When we first draw the symbol, we need to recite its name, known as a mantra, three times in a row in a rhythmic manner while maintaining a low voice.

    Once we have finished this process, we will be able to begin the section, and it will only be necessary to complete this step once for the energy to begin flowing. This is unless the section is interrupted, in which case we will need to reactivate it in the same way we did at the beginning of the process.

    Both individuals and buildings, such as homes and businesses, can benefit from energy healing performed with the Cho Ku Rei symbol. Drawing the Cho Ku Rei symbol at the beginning of a section can be done in two ways: the first involves drawing the symbol from the person’s feet up to their head, while the second involves drawing the symbol in the person’s crown chakra.

    It is necessary to draw the Cho Ku Rei in each corner of the room or building that needs energetic cleaning. The more times we do this, the more negative energy we will be able to clear away.

    Protecting the therapist before beginning a Reiki session is another beneficial application of Cho Ku Rei that should not be overlooked. The therapist must draw the Cho Ku Rei on the palms of his hands to put it to this use.

    Draw the symbol in front of him, directly in the middle of him and the patient. After that, draw a Choku Rei in each of his seven chakras, repeating the mantra three times before drawing the symbol.

    Doing so will establish a barrier that will prevent the Reiki therapist from taking on the negative energies of their patient.

    • Sei He Ki

    The Sei He Ki looks like a dragon

    The Sei He Ki is considered the oldest symbol of Reiki. Being the second sacred symbol, the Sei He Ki allows us to align the four chakras in the upper part of the body and make the energy emitted by the person divine.

    By using the Sei He Ki, we allocate the energy to the emotional plane of the patient. This way, we will treat all those physical problems caused by negative emotions.

    Loneliness, fear, frustration, anger, and sadness often cause many bodily discomforts and ailments. In this way, the Sei He Ki symbol will help us achieve emotional healing that will transcend our bodies.

    How to use Sei He Ki

    In this case, the Sei He Ki symbol acts on the emotional body, making it ideal for emanating healing energies to people who suffer from depression, anger, loneliness, frustration, or any other problem in the emotional field.

    On the other hand, the Sei He Ki can remove vices and bad habits, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and drugs and can even be used in programs to lose weight since this symbol increases the patient’s willpower.

    Not all Reiki therapists know this, but it is a great advantage in therapy with people who want to leave addiction and do not have enough conviction.

    To correctly use the Sei He Ki symbol, we must carry out the following steps:

    Sei He Ki

    We activate the Cho Ku Rei with the dominant hand, placing the non-dominant hand on the patient’s head.

    With the head in the first position, we begin with energy management. Then, when we feel that the Reiki has begun to flow, we wait for about two and a half minutes.

    Next, we place our hands in the second position of the head and wait for another two and a half minutes to pass.

    We place the dominant hand on the forehead and the non-dominant hand on the back of the neck.

    We raise the dominant hand and activate the Sei He Ki with yantra and mantra, and then we activate the ChoKu Rei again with yantra and mantra.

    We return the dominant hand to the patient’s forehead and begin to express positive affirmations that help the patient heal his emotions and improve his bad habits, repeating each phrase smoothly.

    We can continue the Reiki therapy by spending a few minutes with the hands in this position.

    Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

    With this third symbol, we have the opportunity to activate a higher representation of energy, which we can use to perform Reiki at a distance from different locations.

    The mantra of this symbol has various translations, but one of the most popular is: “neither past, nor present, nor future.”

    The power of this symbol allows us to send energies into the past or the future, helping us to heal any energy failure from our past, traumas from adolescence or childhood, and old family problems, among others.

    This symbol has the power to cleanse karma because, with it, we can enter the Akashic records and purify everything that is there with positive energies.

    How to use the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

    The Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen exerts its action on the mental body and, in this way, can be used both in face-to-face Reiki therapies and in Reiki at a distance.

    To use this symbol together with other Reiki symbols, we must activate the first three symbols descending, that is, starting with Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen and then activating Sei He Ki and finally Cho Ku Rei

    As in Reiki therapies, we do not know the concise diagnosis of the patient. Therefore, it is suggested to use these three symbols together to reach the person’s physical, emotional, and mental plane and thus provide comprehensive therapy.

    If you want to use this symbol to perform Reiki at a distance, you must follow the following highly effective procedure.

    Take a piece of paper and write the first and last name of the person you want the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen energies to reach.

    Hold the paper with your non-dominant hand, and with your dominant hand, trace the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen symbol on the paper, repeating its mantra three times.

    Name the person you wish to send the energies to three times.

    Then activate the Cho Ku Rei as you activate this symbol.

    Let the Reiki flow for as long as you consider necessary, depending on the situation of the person facing the person to whom we are sending the energies.

    daikoomyo reiki symbol

    The Dai Koo Myo allows us to connect directly with our higher self. It is known as the symbol of the masters, which is why it can only be used when reaching Reiki level 3.

    Included among the most important symbols and with great power, the Dai Koo Myo helps us to get to the root of the patient’s illness or disease and solve the problem.

    This symbol can increase the benefits of other symbols, such as Cho Ku Rei, Sei He ki, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, as it makes the energies to which we connect have a higher frequency.

    On the other hand, it cleanses the energetic channels and has the power to heal the soul.

    How to use the Dai Koo Myo

    In any Reiki therapy, this symbol can be used as an amplifier of the energies emitted by the other symbols. In this case, if we want to use the Dai Koo Myo as a booster, it must always be activated before each symbol.

    To use the Dai Koo Myo in physical conditions and as self-treatment, this symbol must first be activated, and then the Cho Ku Rei.

    In the case of affections of sentimental origin, the Dai Koo Myo is activated first, then the Sei He Ki, and finally the Cho Ku Rei.

    Finally, when we want to perform therapy on a person with mental problems, do Reiki at a distance, or heal past events, we have to activate the four symbols in descending order from Dai Koo Myo to Cho Ku Rei.

    There are many ways in which it has been described that the Dai Koo Myo can be drawn, and all of these options are valid.

    Well, as previously mentioned, what is important is the approach we give to the strokes and our intentions to heal, rather than how the symbol is drawn.

    Only Reiki practitioners previously knew of the symbols’ existence, but with the rise of new schools.

    These sacred and powerful symbols have been released, showing that in each Reiki therapy, they can incredibly increase vibrations and help patients balance energetically.

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