Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in Japan. Unlike some other eastern spiritual practices, Reiki is a relatively young discipline, developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Reiki is becoming increasingly popular among people searching for an alternative or complement to the mainstream medicine. This practice is focused on transferring healing energy in the form of life force, or ki, through the palms of the practitioner. At the initial level Reiki practitioner is able to heal himself and others. Next step is Second Degree mastery, where a Reiki practitioner becomes able to heal others distantly using Reiki symbols. The highest degree is a Master level at which a practitioner becomes able to teach and adjust others to Reiki.
Reiki symbols for healing
Reiki symbols are of equal importance both for hands-on and absentia treatment. The symbols are partially based on a Japanese writing system, known as Kanji. The Reiki symbols are considered keys to opening one’s mind and unleashing the inner potential. During the session, a Reiki master uses a hand to draw an imaginary symbol over the subject’s head. Reiki sessions, and symbols, can cause patients to heal faster and with less pain. It is best used during a recovery after surgery, to improve mental attitude and reduce side effects of other treatment options.
Cho Ku Rei
This is the symbol used to increase subject’s inner power or to decrease manifestations of negative powers such as anxiety, high blood pressure, etc. This symbol is typically used at the beginning of the Reiki session, to powerfully induce the energy and heal both mental and physical body.Sei Hei Ki
This is a symbol for harmony used for cleansing, protection, and mental and emotional healing. This powerful balancing tool can help to provide a subject with a lot of courage when it is important to have it. This symbol restores a harmony between the individual and the circumstances, and serves as a protective shield. It works with the cause of the disease, and soothes the mind by balancing the right and left brain hemispheres.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
This is a connection Reiki symbol used for distance healing, curing of the karma, for making a spiritual connection and for making an impact on past, present and future events. This is an essential tool for healing patients who are trying to recover from a past trauma. Dai Ko Myo
This is an enlightenment symbol used for empowerment and soul healing.
This is a competition Reiki symbol used during a final stage of Reiki session. It grounds the body and seals newly gained energies.