Reiki symbols which are generally considered sacred are an essential and interesting part of Reiki practice. They originate from Japanese Kanji and are basically words from the Japanese language which help improve the flow of Life Force energy. Traditionally, and for a long time, these symbols have been kept secret and only revealed to students who have reached the second degree and received the corresponding attunement. The three important symbols given to a student during Level 2 attunement are: Cho Ku Rei - the power symbol
Sei He Ki - the emotional and mental healing symbol
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen - the distance healing symbol The symbols help a practitioner focus the healing energies. They are transcendental in nature. Apart from affecting the subconscious mind of the practitioner, they automatically connect one to God / Source / Universal consciousness. Whenever a symbol is used, the higher consciousness responds by altering the way the life fore energy flows. These symbols are like keys that open doors to higher levels of awareness or manifestation. They can be activated by the practitioner by drawing them with the hand in the air, by visualizing them in your mind, by pronouncing their names loudly or to oneself, or even just by thinking about them. For some advanced practitioners, they get activated automatically whenever they are needed during a session. Cho Ku Rei or the Power Symbol Increases the power of the energy flow. It can be used anytime during a session. Many practitioners use it in the beginning to get a “power boost”, and in the end to seal the healing energies.