Reiki symbols are used in the practice of Usui Reiki, an alternative form of healing developed nearly 100 years ago in Japan by a Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. Reiki healers practice attunement (sometimes called initiation), moving their hands over the body along the lines of the five traditional symbols. These gestures manipulate the flow of qi or universal energy through the body promoting physical or mental healing.
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. Each may be referred to by its Japanese name or by its intention, a symbolic name that represents its purposes in the practice.
1 Set: 4 pcs
Size: 25 x 20 x 7 mm
Weight: 32 g
Cho Ku Ray
The power symbol Cho Ku Rei is used to increase or decrease power (depending on the direction in which it is drawn). Its intention is the light switch and the symbol resembles a coil. Reiki practitioners believe this symbolic coil is the regulator of qi, expanding and contracting as the energy flows throughout the body. Power comes in different forms with Cho Ku Rei. It may be used to as a catalyst for physical healing, cleansing or purification. It may also be used to focus one’s attention.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is used when sending qi across long distances. Its intention is timelessness or pagoda for its tower-like appearance. In treatments, the intention is used to bring people together across space and time. Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen can also transform itself into a key that will unlock the Akashic records, which some practitioners believe to be a source of all human consciousness. It is an essential tool for the Reiki practitioner working on inner-child or past-life issues with their clients.
Sei Hei Ki
The Sei Hei Ki symbolizes harmony. Its intention is purification and it is used for mental and emotional healing. The symbol resembles a wave washing across a beach or the wing of a bird in flight and it is drawn with a sweeping gesture. Practitioners often will use this intention during treatments for addiction or depression in order to restore the body’s spiritual equilibrium. It may also be used to help people recover from past physical or emotional trauma or to unblock creative energies.
Dai Ko Myo
Dai Ko Myo, the master symbol, represents all that is Reiki. Its intention is enlightenment. The symbol is only utilized by Reiki masters when attuning initiates. It is the symbol that heals the healers by combining the power of the harmony, power and distance symbols. It is the most complex of the symbols to draw with the hand during a Reiki session.