Reiki symbols are sacred healing symbols which enhance the flow of Life Force Energy. They are like keys that open doors to higher levels of awareness and manifestation.
Reiki symbols are Sanskrit-derived Japanese forms. Sanskrit is the mother-tongue of all other languages. It is the language of the Vedas, the oldest writings known to man. The Vedas say that Sanskrit is the language of the spirit world.
Reiki symbols are shown to the student prior to being attuned, and an energetic imprinting takes place that links the image they are shown to the metaphysical energies the symbol represents. Then the Reiki attunement actually empowers the Reiki symbols so that they fulfill their intended purpose. This process has been created by a Divine covenant or sacred agreement between the Creator and those who have been attuned.
The Reiki symbols have their own consciousness. Meditation on these Reiki symbols will no doubt bring forth benefits and guidance on their particular areas of responsibility.
These Reiki symbols are very powerful in their usage but it should be understood that they are merely stabilisers or tools if you like and do not replace the long term development and application of intention and intuition. It is possible to access the energies without the symbols at all as intuition is the key.
There are many many other Reiki symbols which have been retrieved over time from the Akashic records or channelled from various sources in this post however I will only discuss the symbols used in Usui Reiki.
I have no doubt what so ever that I will receive some negative feedback for placing these symbols on this site. I do so in the spirit of openness as I do not like the supposed masters who keep information tucked away in order to maintain power and rob others of the opportunity to regain their personal power. I invite those who worry about such things to search their motivations and understand why they are horrified that I should publicly display this and other information.
Cho Ku Rei
This is the Reiki Power Symbol. Reiki Energy will flow without it, but when you use it, it is believed that the energy increases significantly. It would be as if you had changed the bulb in a lamp from 50 watts to 500 watts. Use at the beginning of the healing session, and at any other time that additional power is needed. It is geared specifically for healing within the physical body.
Sei He Ki
This Reiki symbol:
Is especially helpful for healing relationship problems and the issues that stem from them.
Is used for any sort of emotional or mental distress such as nervousness, fear, depression, anger, sadness, etc.
Can enhance one's memory, as it connects with the subconscious mind, where all memories are stored.
Can be used to enhance the effectiveness of affirmations, causing them to enter more deeply into the subconscious and manifest the results you desire more quickly.
Is used to purify food or water, or to clear a room of negative energy, followed by the power symbol.
If, during a treatment, a person begins an emotional release, use this symbol to assist in drawing it out and clearing it.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
The essential message of this Reiki symbol is "The Buddha in me greets the Buddha in you." (Another word for Buddha is "The Awakened Heart.") And so when you use this symbol you are saying "The Awakened Heart in me greets the Awakened Heart in You." And when that connection is declared and honoured through your hearts, you and the recipient are in a state of Divine Union, and Reiki can be shared regardless of the physical distance between you.
This Reiki symbol connects to the Akashic Records, the life records of each soul, and so it can be used to heal karmic patterns or tendencies that have manifested as dis-ease in the body or that have resulted in mental or emotional pain or distress.
Dai Ko Myo
The Reiki Master symbol operates at a cellular and soul level for very deep healing and reaching any deep seated issues which otherwise would cause difficulty. It has been known to heal DNA issues and correction at a genetic level.