There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.
There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.
If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.
Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.
But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."
If you have the fair interest in knowing Reiki and how it is practiced, the best thing to start with is that of getting familiar with the healing procedure. Reiki imparts the knowledge on how the present life can be lived to the fullest and to let go of all the worries and stress. It is necessary to put away the concerns that bother the mind, the spirit, and the body because it is the only way on how a full life can be enjoyed. Reiki healing employs the force that opens the doors in our lives towards the most unexpected and positive things that can occur. As soon as we allow our hearts, minds, and spirits to open up to the wonders of its healing procedure, we can start to live in harmony with the rest of our brothers and sisters.
The Healing and the Healer
As per the believers of Reiki, they manifest the techniques as they abide by the Divine consecration and the sacred covenant that they share with the Creator. Others even have the faith that the ability to heal themselves and others by means of using Reiki is innate. The technique is both a therapy and a way of allowing one to live the present day at a given moment. The healing ability is empowered as the person decides to accept his responsibility in getting attuned to it. Apart from acting as a form of treatment, it is also a lifestyle that encourages an individual to do good deeds in their entire lifetime.
The Early Beginnings
The methods of healing through Reiki is said to have been rooted from the age old Tibet and was actually rediscovered by no less than a Japanese man by the name Mikao Usui in the latter part of the 1800s. When Mikao Usui died, his loyal followers took over the responsibility and continued the practice. They established clubs and alliances which still exist to this day to teach the variations of the Reiki method. The teaching is basically based on the learner's level of spiritual maturity. In the early times, the club was exclusively for the Japanese so the foreigners were never allowed to partake in the course. However, one Japanese woman by the name Hawayo Takata introduced the same teachings in the western world in the 1970s. Nowadays, the knowledge on Reiki is known to all parts of the world.
Using Reiki Methodology
If there are some people who question the efficacy of Reiki, it is but necessary to believe that it truly works. The person has to be simply open to accept the healing energy which is always around. You don't necessarily have to feel anything during the healing process. If one fails to receive the energy, it means that the process is obstructed by the imbalanced chakras. In order to fully enjoy its effect, it has to be rebalanced. It may take a while but with the help of other Reiki healers, the process of recovery can be made faster.
It is but important to do the Reiki healing procedure with all of your heart and mind. Your action has to be driven by your greatest emotion called love. It is by opening yourself up to the whole process that you will only be able to receive its rewarding effect. Good deeds are also going to be returned to you.
The Purpose of Reiki Healing
Reiki healing has been in continuing practice for several years now. It is recognized to be a great tool that is aimed at personal treatment and growth. Reiki energy is rooted from an optimal spiritual source which never fails to come up with the best results. The healing applies for the spirit, the mind, and the body which has to serve as the guide in an individual's journey called life. Reiki likewise aids in the enhancement of the personal talents. Of course, all of these can only materialize if you prefer to get attuned to this sacred practice. There exists a sacred covenant that has to be maintained and nurtured for always.
Learning the Program of Self-Healing
For you to be able to acquire the depth of the knowledge on Reiki's self-healing process, you must develop a sensible time for practice. You need to master different techniques. The way on how you execute it will move you forward near your goal or pull you away from your desired aim. In the course of self-healing, the appropriate technique must be used and thus should be learned by you. If you are qualified enough to do so, you may choose to develop your own healing system which will work to your advantage. If you have your spirit, mind, and heart into Reiki, you will surely succeed.
The Allotted Time for Self-Healing
The Reiki system of self-healing is best done by regularly allotting at least 30 minutes to yourself. It is time that you realize how important it is to value yourself and therefore spend some time for your complete healing. You may use either the scanning or hand positions as your technique. Your focus should be on those regions that require healing the most. As the session begins, you will be carefully guided as to where your hands should go and which body part should you touch. You have to feel everything that you are doing. Let the energy flow and feel it vibrating. While the session is going on, ponder on your daily activities and where your life is heading. It is by means of thinking over your practice in life will your quest for self-healing produce a great impact. This is a kind of technique that promotes the development of a healthy attitude. More so, this self-reflection technique will similarly give you more room for the generation of very creative ideas and ways on how it will be best to handle your own troubles.
Self-Healing in Groups
Again, Reiki treatment can be administered to yourself or to others. Hence, you may form a special group with the rest of the Reiki self-healers whom you know and do the session altogether. This practice is a lot more effective because you don't only get to heal yourself but the rest of your group mates as well. A daily practice can do wonders. You will heal each other faster. The complete healing is also sure to materialize. The secret to it is the sharing of energy and support as the group gets on with the session.
Being in a group will give you the opportunity to discuss among yourselves the things that you want to get healed with. A once a week meeting will generate a more serious focus and a deeper purpose in each and every one of you. Let the prayers guide you through as you convene in the Reiki healing practice.
For more information about Reiki Healing go to http://reikiforhealing.org/ .
It's been a very long minute since I last posted here, so here's a bit of an intro.
I have been a Reiki Master Teacher for over 10 years. Through personal experience and/or extensive research, I have attained a very deep understanding of: Wicca, Santeria, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Taoism, Christianity, and the Mystical aspects of Catholicism and Judaism. My other relevant fields of interest include metaphysics, quantum physics, philosophy, psychology, and ethics.
I am an ordained minister with Universal Life Church and the Founder of the church, The Holy Order of the Divine Spirit. I am also the developer of Tamashii Reiki.
Tamashii (tah-mah-she) means Soul. Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word for Universal or Spiritual Life Force Energy. Tamashii Reiki is the Soul or spirit aspect of the Universal Life Force Energy that sustains life. If you are intrigued check out my website, there's far more information there. Drop me a line if you're interested in it.http://www.freewebs.com/spiritual_tourguide/
Boy ! How are you all. hope healthy and spirtually healed. My name is reddmoon_cries I know it sounds sound so I have another journal named reddwitch and cronesong... yet I keep those private thats the place I go to vent. reddmoon_cries is the place where the purest parts of me dewll and I can truly be alone.
well I am a reik i maser took two tears had to fly oh ickl also studued under a shaman for a yr. I am interested in poety free verrs and I write letters that i never send, I also like to preform rituals under the full moon and clouflrdd skyes I am prettu much self taught and have the dsire to learn and trust in different patjhs; well it is very late and i cannot keep my eyes open so i shall leave for now
Many Blessings and much love to all
Hi everyone! I just joined live journal, and I'm glad I found this community. Everyone on here has wonderful things to say!
I am a Reiki practitioner, and I have had the level one and two attunements in Usui Reiki. I plan on taking training to become a Reiki Master/ Teacher, but sadly money is the one thing holding me back! I am also currently enrolled in a course called Integrative Energy Healing. It is changing my life by the second. I also love crystals, aromatherapy, and I'm interested in learning about different healing modalities! Energy Healing, in all it's forms is an amazing thing, and the work that you all are doing is having a profound impact on our world. Again, I'm super happy I found this community, and I hope to get to know some of you!
Love, Light, and Blessings
- Music:All Souls Night- Loreena Mckennitt
Hello everyone! This is officially my first post to this community, so I thought I would introduce myself. My pen/craft name is Marcus Briarstone, and I am a writer for a pagan informational website known as Craft Haven
I am male, 26 years of age, and identify myself as an eclectic pagan. I do not follow a specific path as I find courage, strength, and harmony with most forms of earthen spirituality. I write to inform people of pagan history, celebrations, recipes, spells, and ultimately our common ground with many other faiths. It is through such that I find a sense of contentment; I drive myself to constantly update the website and provide accurate information through it, as well as my tweets on Twitter
, and my posts here on Livejournal
The website is a baby for now. There is a ton of work to do. My goal is to have it fully fleshed out with several hundred articles by the end of this summer--accurate and thought provoking articles.
I hope you all have a grand day. Thank you for reading this.
Last night, Januari 4th, I woke up in the middle of the night from a very detailed and clear dream. When I woke up to write it down, I was still in a very shifted alpha state.
What I was told in this dream felt so important that I want to share it with others out there, both to see if you might have had a similar experience and to let as many people as possible know of the message I was given about a major change happening to our planet. ( RestCollapse )
Hullo. For healing I am into Reiki and I have been certified for Reiki one...I haven't had the time or the money for Reiki 2. What I do for healing normally is like Reiki, just energy work.
So here is a question, if someone needed to be 'harmed' to heal would you? Personally I would. Sometimes you have to cut away dead skin for the healing to take place.
I'm sure many people in this community have holistic healing practices. I just got certified as a Guided Imagery Practitioner and will be building an integrative mind-body therapy practice. For those of you in the natural "healing arts," are there websites or directories you've found to list your services and connect with like-minded practitioners? I'm so excited to get started!