The Beauty in Reiki Healing

In a stressed out world like what we have today, more and more people are opting for other treatments other than using medications to help them achieve a more stable levels of thinking and emotions. This is because they have noticed that the more they depend on medication and treatments related to it, the more they feel weak, stressed out, and sick.

So, instead to suffering from the side effects of various medications, many people opt for a more traditional treatment such as Reiki healing.

Founded on the significant benefits of the human touch, Reiki healing is preferred by more and more peopleóespecially those who are suffering from terminal cases and illnessesóbecause it provides a more “human” approach to healing. Since it is more soothing and comforting that the number of apparatus that are used in various hospitals and medical centers, Reiki healing has become an option to people who are tired of relying on medical treatments.

What sets this alternative therapy from the modern form of healing today is the more “human” feel into it. Many people prefer this because it lessens the depression their feel brought the illness or emotional pains knowing that a person/people understand what are they going through.

How Reiki healing works

Reiki healing works through the use of the never-ending cycle of love energy in people. Reiki healing utilizes the innate life force energy flowing in each individual and converts it into a more productive energy force.

Transferred from one person to another, this life energy force can heal a person’s emotional imbalance, heals the dying spirit, and calms the mind. If it cannot be channeled from one person to another during a Reiki class, an individual can also use it alone especially if there’s a great need to boost a person’s morale or spirit.

Reiki healing can be a perfect key in solving people’s personal predicaments if only they give it a try. Unlike modern medications that can cost so much money along with numerous side effects, Reiki healing would not rob you off so much money especially if you have mastered it for yourself.

The only expenses you’ll be needing to achieve the benefits of Reiki healing is the fee for enrolment in a Reiki class and references such as magazines and books for practicing Reiki.

For Reiki healing to work properly and effectively, a person must first be able to achieve a higher will. When a person has a high will, it can enable somebody to set aside his or her self-centered intentions. Once this is done, a person can experience a blissful encounter with his or herself and can share this wonderful feeling of healing and contentment to other people.

Reiki healing can also be more effective when a person can channel or transfer his or her energy to those people in need. Once a person can do this, his or her will be accredited to a higher level, which can enable him or her to achieve peacefulness, calmness, and optimism in life.

In Reiki healing, the life force energy is channeled or transferred from one person to another through attunement. Usually takes place in Reiki classes and supervised by a Reiki master, this transfer of life force energy is remotely done to ensure its success.

Aside from healing a person’s spirit, Reiki also helps a person to balance his or her prioties in life to achieve a more relaxed and content life.

The Reiki Symbols Revealed

There are many Reiki symbols that have already been revealed and each of them is thought to possess a unique vibration of energy.

At one point, they didn’t have any names and were simply numbered from one to five. But later on, each one of them stood for something and here they are.

The first is called Cho Ku Rei and is referred to as the Power Symbol. In simple terms, this means, “put all the power of the universe here.” This allows the user to draw energy from the surroundings so you can focus it where you want it to.

This can be used for aid in manifestation, cleanse negative energies, empower other Reiki symbols, for spiritual protection, spot treatments, and seal the energies after the treatment.

Next is called Sei He Ki also known as the Mental Emotional symbol because it helps those who are suffering from an emotional or mental imbalance.

Sei He Ki means “God and Humanity Becomes One.” This enables the person to find activate Kundalini during meditations, balance between the left and right side of the brain, bring harmony and peace, cleansing, improve one’s memory, clear blockages and aligns the upper chakras, provide psychic protection, remove addictions, bad energies and negative vibrations.

Third is called Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. This is a distance symbol that is used to enable the Reiki channel to be able to channel Reiki at a distance regardless if this event happened in the past, the present or the future.

This is an aggregate from the 5 Japanese kanji namely; source, origin, person, right or just, correct certainly and thought or idea. It is also know as a Buddhist chant which means right consciousness is the root of everything.

The fourth symbol is the Tamarasha. It is a basically a balancing and unblocking symbol that may ground and balance energy.

The fifth and last symbol is known as DaiKoMyo that is used to initiate a student to various initiatory Reiki degrees. This is considered to be the most powerful symbol and can only be used by Reiki masters.

This symbol is used t heal the soul since it deals with the person’s spiritual self that can cure a disease or illness from the original source in the aura or energy fields. It can also provide enlightenment and peace as it allows the person to become more intuitive and psychic.

Each of these symbols are activated by drawing them in the palm of your hand, visualizing it or spelling the symbols’ name three times. Then this is placed or drawn on the client’s chakra, hands or wherever this should be treated.

Symbols have power and if you can’t remember how to right it correctly, try recalling the alias because this can also be used to harness that energy. With practice, you will no longer need to remember how they look because you will be able to harness it when needed.

Now that the Reiki symbols have been revealed, you will now be able to use them. Just remember that it is the intention that really matters because as mentioned earlier, each of them are used for various things.

And using the right one is the only way you will be able to solve a problem whether it is physical, mental or psychological.

The Role of Reiki Symbols

One of the significant things that a personówho is planning to get into the practice of Reiki must know is the Reiki symbols. This is because these symbols play a very important role in carrying out this unique form of spiritual and physical healing.

Known as cryptic symbols that were used in early practices of the traditional Reiki, these symbols were in the shade of controversy for a long period of time. They were also a source of confusion especially for starters in classes because they were not taught to students of until they have moved on to the second level of the spiritual healing. In fact, it took researchers a very long time to really decode the original Reiki symbols because different Reiki masters made many variations.

As times went by, more and more Reiki masters wanted to have their own variation of Reiki as a form of spiritual healing, thus, leading to many variations of the symbols that were used in the practice of Reiki. To be able to clear the controversy that hounds Reiki symbols, many Reiki masters came out with a book containing the “supposedly” original Reiki symbols that are used in the practice.

This, somehow, cleared the air of confusion among Reiki students but degraded some Reiki mastersówho have higher level of practiceóbecause now, even the neophytes can learn the secrets to the Reiki practice that took a long time before they can truly master.

Aiding effective practice of Reiki

Today, there are still many variations of Reiki symbols depending on the school where it is being practiced. But, four symbols remain standard to all Reiki classes. The following include:

1. The Power Symbol or the “ChoKuRei.” Translated as “put all the power of the universe here,” ChoKuRei is used by many Reiki masters because it increases the focus or the power of Reiki. ChoKuRei is usually used before beginning with the practice Reiki because it increases Reiki power and also used in the end of the session for the Reiki healing powers to be sealed. It is also used in cleansing and protecting the person or other things on possible supernatural assault.

2. The Mental-Emotional Symbol or the “SeiHeKi.” In English, “SeiHeKi” means “God and humanity becomes one.” Reiki practitioners use this symbol in balancing the left and right side of brain to be able to achieve peace as well as harmony. Primarily, SeiHeKi is used to aid the healing of imbalanced mental-emotional levels of a person. People who are problematic in the fields of relationships, mental issues, emotional imbalances, lack of memory, and those addictive problems are advised to use this Reiki symbol.

3. The Distance Symbol or the “HonShaZeShoNen.” This Reiki symbol is used to clear a person’s emotional and mental state and aids in enabling the channels slowly. In Kanji, the phrase “Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen” can mean five different meanings that include: origin or source, person, just or right, certainty or correctness, and an idea or thought. Primarily used to send Reiki channels in a distant space or time or space, this symbol is used by more and more Reiki masters to be able to send the power of Reiki in the past or in the near and retrieve it when needed.

4. The Attunement Symbol or the “DaiKoMyo.” This symbol is primarily used in aiding the student to achieve different levels or degree of Reiki power. Also known as a symbol for wisdom and gift of insight, DaiKoMyo is considered as an effective symbol for cleansing and healing a person’s soul and spirit.

The Reiki Symbols

One of the significant things that a personówho is planning to get into the practice of Reiki must know is the Reiki symbols. This is because these symbols play a very important role in carrying out this unique form of spiritual and physical healing.

Known as cryptic symbols that were used in early practices of the traditional Reiki, these symbols were in the shade of controversy for a long period of time. They were also a source of confusion especially for starters in classes because they were not taught to students of until they have moved on to the second level of the spiritual healing. In fact, it took researchers a very long time to really decode the original Reiki symbols because different Reiki masters made many variations.

As times went by, more and more Reiki masters wanted to have their own variation of Reiki as a form of spiritual healing, thus, leading to many variations of the symbols that were used in the practice of Reiki. To be able to clear the controversy that hounds Reiki symbols, many Reiki masters came out with a book containing the “supposedly” original Reiki symbols that are used in the practice.

This, somehow, cleared the air of confusion among Reiki students but degraded some Reiki mastersówho have higher level of practiceóbecause now, even the neophytes can learn the secrets to the Reiki practice that took a long time before they can truly master.

Aiding effective practice of Reiki

Today, there are still many variations of Reiki symbols depending on the school where it is being practiced. But, four symbols remain standard to all Reiki classes. The following include:

1. The Power Symbol or the “ChoKuRei.” Translated as “put all the power of the universe here,” ChoKuRei is used by many Reiki masters because it increases the focus or the power of Reiki. ChoKuRei is usually used before beginning with the practice Reiki because it increases Reiki power and also used in the end of the session for the Reiki healing powers to be sealed. It is also used in cleansing and protecting the person or other things on possible supernatural assault.

2. The Mental-Emotional Symbol or the “SeiHeKi.” In English, “SeiHeKi” means “God and humanity becomes one.” Reiki practitioners use this symbol in balancing the left and right side of brain to be able to achieve peace as well as harmony. Primarily, SeiHeKi is used to aid the healing of imbalanced mental-emotional levels of a person. People who are problematic in the fields of relationships, mental issues, emotional imbalances, lack of memory, and those addictive problems are advised to use this Reiki symbol.

3. The Distance Symbol or the “HonShaZeShoNen.” This Reiki symbol is used to clear a person’s emotional and mental state and aids in enabling the channels slowly. In Kanji, the phrase “Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen” can mean five different meanings that include: origin or source, person, just or right, certainty or correctness, and an idea or thought. Primarily used to send Reiki channels in a distant space or time or space, this symbol is used by more and more Reiki masters to be able to send the power of Reiki in the past or in the near and retrieve it when needed.

4. The Attunement Symbol or the “DaiKoMyo.” This symbol is primarily used in aiding the student to achieve different levels or degree of Reiki power. Also known as a symbol for wisdom and gift of insight, DaiKoMyo is considered as an effective symbol for cleansing and healing a person’s soul and spirit.

Create a Great Meditation Room

Everybody must consider learning one of the greatest skills in providing peace of mind, relaxation and elevating one’s self, meditation. This could help them achieve a peaceful state and develop a more pleasant mind. Those people who are more serious about their meditations should designate a room for their practice. This room should give them a sense of calmness and peacefulness so that they could stick with their practice.

To make a room achieve a true meditating environment, set it up using various meditation supplies. This could add enhancement to the room and make it very special.

• Cushions. Most people sit on the floor to do their meditation practice. However, many houses have hard cemented floors which are not always a better idea. It is advisable to use meditations cushions. These cushions are similar to throw pillows with a softened padding. Sitting impacts are minimized especially during an extended meditation practice.

As much as possible, purchase several cushions. This is important in case you are considering a group session in the future. Meditating for over fifteen minutes can cause muscle strain on the lower part of your body due to prolonged sitting.

• Incense. This is an amazing meditation supply that can help people feel relaxed during their meditation practice. They can buy incense from various quality Middle Eastern or Asian supermarkets. Before buying a box of incense, try a single stick first and see its effects. These supermarkets always have samples. Simply ask the help of a supermarket attendant.

• A small table for prayer. Setting up the room similar to other countries like India, Thailand, or Japan can be done. People can put the incense and other essential meditation artifacts on the prayer table. Images of Buddha or God can be also placed to aid them during meditation. Unreligious individuals can put their family photos with little incense holders on both sides.

• CD player. This great tool can help people achieve a true meditation state because of meditation music such as Baroque meditation music which helps in influencing the feelings of people. Most people really find it difficult to achieve a state of calmness when starting out with their meditation practice.

• Seven candles. Most house lightings today are harsh such as florescent or incandescent lights. Under these lights, people can find it very hard to meditate even when their eyes are closed. It is recommended to meditate under the light of seven candles. These candles must be placed on the prayer tables with varying heights.

• Peaceful photos and pictures. These are reminders for people why they are meditating. A true sense of tranquility and peace can be achieved upon entering the room. Other pictures can include animals or nature like sceneries from a flowing brook, a rainforest, or a calm ocean.

• A vase with flowers. Fresh flowers are good accents in meditation rooms. Nothing is more calming and relaxing than smelling the scents of newly cut flowers. Unique fragrance coming from fresh flowers and incense can entice the mind in achieving a state of calm.

Discontinuing any meditation practice can never lead to a successful mastery of the art itself. Each time the individuals restart, they will again go back to zero. But if a great meditation room is created, then this problem is minimized.

Meditation Tapes, CDs And MP3s

One of the easiest ways of starting to meditate is to buy a pre-recorded meditation tape. Normally, these will have a couple of meditation tracks that are either designed to help you to meditate in general or, maybe, to provide a guided meditation for a specific purpose.

The specific guided meditation topic could be almost anything. Often it is to do with healing your body. The relaxed state that you will achieve when you meditate will help your body to heal itself. Add in the various directions within the guided meditation tape and you’ll be well on your way to helping your body to heal itself.

There are many places online where you can buy a meditation tape. These range from general web sites like Amazon, which provides an excellent range to help you start, through to specialist websites that only deal in meditation tapes and downloads. The choice is wide and the best thing is simply to find a site where you get on well with the sound of the guider’s voice.

Which you choose is up to you and will depend to a large extent on whether you prefer to have a physical tape or CD that you can handle or if you prefer the immediate satisfaction of downloading a track that you can instantly transfer to your iPod and start to use, rather than waiting for the postal system to deliver your eagerly awaited meditation session.

Another advantage of using a specialist website for your meditation tracks is that quite a few of them will offer bonuses if you buy more than one session at once.

This, coupled with the laser precision of buying exactly the track you want, is leading more and more people to do away with meditation tapes and purchase their guided meditations online instead.

Meditation technique of perception

This meditation technique is quite different from thje conventional meditation techniques. This technique is actually a contemplation exercise and involves thinking over life. Though people of all age can try this technique, it is basically suitable for people with mature age (I mean 18 & above). The reason is that only those who have lived a certain (substantial) duration of life can reflect back on their past. Very young people who are still in the initial phase of their life are less likely (though not impossible) to analyze their life from the angle which this meditation demands. Nevertheless, this meditation technique is very useful for knowing our true self.

Method:

First read this thought provoking story :-

Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them,

” Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me is there any mantra?”

All wise men got puzzled by King’s question. One answer for all question? Something that works everywhere, in every situation? In every joy every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appeal to all of them. They went to king and gave him something written on paper. But the condition was that king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he’ll have to see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.

After a few days, the neighbors attack the Kingdom. It was a collective surprise attack of King’s enemies. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. King had to fled on his horse. The enemies were following him. His horse took him far away in Jungle. He could hear many troops of horses were following him and the noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing in the end of the road – that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finishedÖand he could not return because it was a small roadÖFrom back the sound of enemy’s horses was approaching fast. King became restless. There seemed to be no way.

Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was very small but very great.

The message was – ” This too will pass.”

The King read it . Again read it. Suddenly something strike in his mind- Yes ! it too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all his pleasure have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. However when those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. A calm come on his face. He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom. The revelation of message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forget about those following him. After a few minute he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were not on that path.

The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regain his lost empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fan fare at the door. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in a festive mood. Flowers were being thrown on King from every house, from every corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to himself,” I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not easy to defeat me.: With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.

Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He open it and read it again: “This too will pass”

He became silent. His face went through a total change -from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness.

If this too is going to pass, it is not yours.
The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours.
You are just a watcher. Everything passes by

We are witness of all this. We are the perceiver. Life come and go. Happiness come and go. Sorrow come and go.

Now as you have read this story, just sit silently and evaluate your own life. This too will pass. Think of the moments of joy and victory in your life. Think of the moment of Sorrow and defeat. Are they permanent. They all come and pass away. Life just passes away.

There were friends in past. They all have gone.
There are friends today. They too will go.
There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go.

There were enemies in past. They have gone.
There may be enemy in present. They too will go.
There will be new enemies tomorrow and……they too will go.

There is nothing permanent in this world. Every thing changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks , all defeats and all sorrows. All have passed away. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away. Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your true face. It will change with the time. However, there is something in you, which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that unchangeable ? It is nothing but your true self.

You are just a witness of change. Experience it, understand it.

Everyday for 10-15 minutes sit in silence. Just think over the sentence, ” This too will pass.” Pondering over your own life will make you realize the true meaning of this sentence. Everything passes yet your real identity remains the same. That real you is your true self. To know that self is true meditation.