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Thursday, Sep. 8th 2022

Reiki Symbols and Their Meanings

Reiki symbols are used in the ancient healing practice that is based on the idea that energy can be transferred through touch. Students learn the symbols before or during Reiki classes and are asked to memorize them. Each one represents a particular kind of energy. When the Reiki symbols are used and the names spoken, the stimulus/response process is activated. If you would like to learn more about Reiki symbols and how they can be used to heal yourself or others, consider enrolling in a Reiki class from The Whole Life Center of Kansas City. 

Karen Harrison at Whole Life Center in Kansas City has a mission to empower others to grow on the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional levels. With her guiding you, she will empower you to create open, honest, and loving relationships through life. Practitioners use the Reiki symbols during a session through visualizing, drawing them, or by naming them. This activates the stimulus/response process, recalling the type of energy being referenced and helping the practitioner to access higher-level spiritual energies represented by each symbol. When you take a class, you will learn about each Reiki symbol’s meaning as well as what type of healing energy it represents. In Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki traditions, the Reiki symbols are kept secret and are only revealed to those who receive training. 

Here is a quick overview of each of the Reiki symbols, its meaning and usage:

  • The Power Symbol.
    • This Reiki symbol is used to increase or release blockages.
    • It is identified with the drawing of a coil that represents chi – the transfer of energy through the body.
    • It is commonly used at the start of a Reiki session to boost Reiki power and at any point it is needed.
    • This can also be called on when working to clear negative energy. 
  • The Harmony Symbol.
    • Used when in need of purification, and mental and emotional balance
    • The general meaning is ‘God and man become one’
    • Drawing of this Reiki symbol resembles a wave cresting and ready to crash, or a bird’s wing.
    • Often thought of as relationship help in addition to harmony
    • This Reiki symbol is good for memory, kicking bad habits or additions, or aiding in physical ailments that have an emotional component.
  • The Distance Symbol.
    • The general meaning of this symbol is different from the other Reiki symbols; ‘having no present, past or future’
    • Used to send Reiki energy across time and space
    • Can be used to heal old wounds or send out Reiki to the future ahead of events to manifest the best results.
    • Reiki experts say to call on this symbol on a day-to-day basis to encourage past and future healing within one’s body
  • The Master Symbol.
    • Nourishing and enlightening, and one of the most sacred of all Reiki symbols
    • The healing powers of this Reiki symbol are all encompassing – healing the upper chakras, the lower chakras, and the aura.
    • This is the empowerment symbol meaning ‘great enlightenment’ or ‘bright shining light’
    • To call this Reiki symbol you can draw it, visualize it, or draw it with your third eye. Meditation is a good way to activate this symbol.
  • Holy Fire® symbol
    • The Holy Fire® symbol represents spiritual fire, and is used to clear malicious spirits, release negative energy, and promote healing.
    • It is the most powerful Reiki symbol, representing the Holy Spirit and the practitioner’s connection to God.
    • It provides purification, healing, empowerment, and guidance.

While each of these symbols has its own use, they can also be used in combination during a Reiki session. Reiki practitioners have reported being able to overcome bad habits, experiencing increased mental and physical energy, and feeling better prepared to face future events with a sense of calm and peace. 

If you are interested in learning more about Reiki symbols or how to use them contact us at the Whole Life Center at (816) 523-4440. To save time you can also contact Karen online! She offers Reiki symbols classes from beginner to Master levels, both in person and virtual. At the Whole Life Center, we will be happy to walk with you on your journey of discovery. 

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