What is Reiki

Reiki is a healing journey; a journey about seeing yourself and the things around you differently. It is about going beyond the need for fixing, changing or getting rid of anything. It is a way to go beyond mind.

A Reiki session involves transfer of energy (prana) from reiki healer to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of etheric energy centers and meridians in etheric body. It works on all levels, body, mind, and spirit. You can heal yourself as well as others. The reiki master teacher gives this healing ability (ability to tap prana from universe) in a process known as reiki attunement. During this attunement he dissolves your many karmas and make you able to tap this universal energy. After this process person initiated / attuned is known as reiki channel as he is able to channel this energy at his will, whenever, wherever and in whatever amount. Reiki is currently practiced by over a million people worldwide.

Reiki is the science of healing of energy body using the cosmic life energy . Reiki re-aligns one with one’s true path, source and spirit. Reiki master works as a channel for this reiki energy healing . The removal of energy imbalance or clearing negative energy by such healing in any portion of the energy body automatically leads to healing in the corresponding part of the physical body. Heartfelt desire alone to become a healing channel for yourself or others is sufficient to put you into the vibration that leads to reiki.

Some salient features of Reiki are:

  • Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Once you are attuned to reiki, you can practice anytime. You do not need to reattune again if you resume practising reiki after a long time.
  • There many instances when people already following some other spiritual practices have reported a significant improve in their practice after they have been attuned to reiki.
  • It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
  • Reiki never harm or have side effects of any kind. It is only lack of understanding about healing process that such instances occur.
  • It has several effects like, it brings about deep relaxation, eliminate energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides vitality in form of ‘chi’, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.
  • Reiki is intelligent and nonpolarized energy. It flows automatically where imbalances exist.
  • It is not faith healing or placebo healing. It can be learnt and practiced by anyone, even a child. It is a simple hands–on technique. It is not a belief system. Scientific researches have been carried out world wide.
  • Reiki is intelligent cosmic energy. Even if you diagnose the dis-eased person wrongly, reiki will flow where it is actually needed.
  • It is not something that we do only when one is suffering from any diseases or life trouble, but, a first step to karmic healing.
  • Reiki is free from every bias. It can not be related to any specific religion only. It is unbiased and unconditional form of divine healing.

During a reiki treatment, reiki healer transfer reiki to the dis-eased person. The practitioner places his hands in various positions above the patient’s body. Experiences of reiki treatment varies from individual to individual but most people are found to feel intense relaxation, increased clarity of thoughts, serenity and enthusiasm.. For others Reiki is a life-changing event opening doors to discover new dimensions of consciousness. The treatment can last between 25 minutes and 2 hours depending on individual needs.

Intention plays very important role in reiki session. Energy is directed to dis-eased organ using intention of removing negative energy and filling positive energy. This is due to the fact that “energy flows where ever our thoughts / intention goes”. The same principal is used when making use of reiki for wish fulfillment. Reiki can not be used for manipulating others according to our will. It is used to bring harmony and wellness. Most common reiki health benefits are:-

  • Repair and increases immune system
  • Re-establishment of inner peace and calmness
  • Elevation in thinking process (opening of mind / destroy negative neural networks in brain)
  • Body detoxification
  • Helps in overcoming addiction and drug (medicine) side effects
  • Helps with chronic problems such as asthma or recurrent headaches
  • Significant proper management of blood pressure
  • General body and mind relaxation, which decreases stress and tension
  • Increases vitality and overall sense of well being
  • Better sleep cycles
  • Helps in healing injuries and wound
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • Better brain synchronization
What is meditation ?

Meditation is a thoughtless state during which we realize that the real ‘I’ and ‘mind’ are two different things. ‘I’ uses mind for various purposes. It is out of ignorance only that we think that I and mind are one. Meditation starts with intense concentration on the object of meditation and if practiced consistently turns into samadhi. The Samadhi is the super conscious state of mind. In this state of self realization the seeker becomes Buddha.

Is reiki a meditation technique ?

Yes, reiki is a meditation technique. Reiki is an art of going beyond mind. It is completely up to the seeker how and where he utililises this energy, for materialistic gains or spiritual ascension or both.

Seeking enlightenment by meditating on light suits both formless (Nirakar) and formful (Sakar) concepts of meditation. All religion, culture and faiths in the world recognize the significance of light in meditation in one way or the other since where there is light, there can not be darkness (ignorance arising due to mind). The divine light is considered as a visual representative of Cosmic consciousness. Infact during worship we use candles, incense sticks and lightening lamps are nothing but symbolic indication towards dispelling ignorance.

What is group reiki ?

When a group of reiki practitioners give reiki to the same person simultaneously, the reiki session is termed as group reiki. Group reiki session is very powerful as the strength of healing energy increases exponentially. Due to this the dis-eased person recovers speedily.

What is Reiki Healing

The origin of the word, healing comes from the Anglo-Saxon hal meaning health and wholeness. The medical science treats healing as the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area. Healing incorporates both the removal of necrotic tissue (demolition), and the replacement of this tissue. It also involves removal of unwanted biochemical / infections etc from our body or blood. In spirituality the healing refers to healing mental, psychological, physical and emotional problems by means of various spiritual practices like reiki, pranic healing, meditation, crystal therapy etc. Also lack of love and affection are some of the causes of diseases.

The spiritual healing is based on the belief that beneath physical human body their lies this energy body (bio-plasmic/etheric/etheric double/pranmaya kosh) which actually needs healing. According to the karma of the individual the disease first manifest itself in this body and given sufficient time, manifest itself in physical body. The karma creates blockages in chakras and nadis (energy meridians) which results into problems at emotional, psychological, physical or mental level as per the karma. The karmas related to desires are stored in energy body. The karmas related to do rest (inaction / feeling of fatigue) are stored in annamaya kosh or physical body. Karmas related to guilt are stored in manomaya kosh (mental layer). Karmas related to pain and visualization are stored in gyanmaya kosh.

Healing means purification of mind, body and soul. It is nourishing the entire being. It includes: (1) Mental healing (2) Emotional healing (3) Psychological healing (4) Physical healing

Why we should get healed

We must get healed in order to experience love, inner peace, happiness and the bliss. We must get healed to realize our true self. We should heal to know that we are multidimensional beings of light and love. Bliss and unconditional love is our true nature.

How does etheric garbage gets accumulated in mind-body-soul system

According to the wisdom passed on to us by ascended masters and holy scriptures there are two types of karmas. First; which lies in gyanamaya kosha in dormant state and becomes active when nourished. Second our desires or beliefs acquired from outside i.e. newly created karmas. We have to experience the result of these karmas. These karmas according as their level manifest themselves in our mind-body-soul system. In spiritual parlance it is known as ‘Law of cause and effect’.

Our wrong belief system is the main culprit for the creation of new karmas. Additionally when we are incurring the results of previous karma, wrong beliefs can worsen the things. We have wrong belief about our body (for example I am too fat), people and relationships (for example my wife is selfish), life situations and events (for example I am a failure in business), finances and prosperity (for example I am financially not sound), happiness (for example If I pass this examination I would be happy) etc. A very common belief is “I am not good enough”. Due to this belief we push ourselves to the limits unknowingly just to fit ourselves into the standards of others. While doing this we again form new negative believes and get entangled in ‘law of cause and effect’. This wrong belief system is the creation of ignorant and untrained mind.

The holy scriptures says अह्म् ब्रह्मास्मे (I am the creator). The God always respond to heartfelt prayers. We have seen many miracles many times. The Universe always responds to your heartfelt or repetitive desires, thoughts, feelings and emotions. What you think and believe you will definitely experience. You believe ‘I am not worthy of love’ Universe says ‘Let it be’ and you keep longing for love.

Further more, we have many issues in our day to day lives. We need to face, accept and dissolve them on daily basis. Unresolved issue is negative energy that will start affecting us whenever it get chance to do so. For instance often we have heated conversation with colleague in office and is angry. Without our awareness about this negative energy (anger), when we reach home we sometimes unnecessarily get angry with spouse or children. Additionally suppressing your feelings and emotion is your biggest enemy. When we hide an emotion we are denying a natural response and defense mechanism of our body. Our natural reactions to people and situations are, after all, designed to help us. Whenever you are feeling sad spent some time with your loved one and tell him that you are sad today.

How does etheric garbage affects our behavior, relationship, habits, thinking, decisions, reactions, , body, feelings and emotions

Suppose a very close friend of you did something intolerable. You are very angry with him. Now this energy of anger is stored in your throat chakra. Throat chakra relates to your level of communication and self-expression. Therefore when you are giving a presentation in your office, you may not be able to communicate your point exactly the way you wanted.

Consider another scenario where your life partner told you something that hurt you very badly. Due to this negative energy gets accumulated in your heart chakra. Due to this accumulation, you now show resistance to happiness and love. For example a friend of yours asks you to watch a movie together at theater. You will either make an excuse or else even if you go you will not feel that happiness that you may have felt if your heart chakra was healthy. This affects your behavior and relationship with others.

Take another example; suppose on a crowded day you see a horrible road accident. It leaves a deep impression in your mind when you see the injured person who is no more now. This accident gets imprinted in your subconscious mind and without your conscious awareness you now either drive slow or are reluctant about driving. This fear affects root chakra. Due to this after a certain period of time you start feeling insecure about your career and finances etc. This is how your thinking and decisions are affected.

Meditation and healing

By the power of meditation (ध्यानग्नि) we burn accumulated karmas and by knowledge and wisdom (जानग्नि) we reduce the rate of creation of new karmas.

The Meditation is the key for healing to occur at every level. When we meditate actually we are dissolving our karmas which in turn release the negative energy from chakras and nadis. The chakras keep a man attached to the material world in accordance with his karma. When we meditate the spinal chord gets magnetized. By magnetizing the spine, prana can be transmuted into radiant, all accomplishing spiritual force that, in turn, can hasten mental, emotional, physical and spiritual regeneration and well being. By magnetizing spine the pituitary, the center of will becomes positive pole while the coccygeal plexus becomes negative pole.

At physical level we remove all those material which consumes unnecessary amount of prana. For example, the purpose of burning or removing carbon from body is to quiet the heart. The purpose of quieting the heart is to control the five senses and thereby saving and directing this energy to spine (chakras). In normal state the prana is engaged in feeding bodily needs. But when blood is decarbonized and feed with surplus oxygen (prana) during meditation, the breathing process becomes unnecessary for some time period, and it is during this period that it is directed to serve whatever spiritual job is required.

Every disease occurs due to improper flow and lack of proper amount of prana (bio-etheric energy/chi/ki) in diseased organ. Every disease first manifest itself in pranamaya kosh (Bio-etheric body) and if not handled (removed) from here eventually get transferred to physical body. Energy healing methods like reiki and pranic healing are used to restore proper flow and amount of prana in that organ. During healing energy healer uses silk or woolen clothes because they help retain energy.

Earth’s magnetic field and healing

We absorb only 10% energy from food, rest 20% is gained by breathing while 70% of energy is gained from universe through chakras. It is widely established fact that we are highly affected by the radiations from surrounding. The Sun and Earth are very important source of energy for us. The British scientist based on their experiments, have proved that, the rapid changes in the magnetic field of Earth have a strong effect on the heart and brain of human. People with low mental power are more likely to be affected by such changes. The pineal gland (magnetically sensitive) secrets a chemical called melatonin which is believed to be responsible in regulating sleep. Changes in the Earth’s magnetic field have been found to alter the secretion of melatonin. In winter earth’s magnetic field diminishes leading to lost synchronization between pineal gland and circadian rhythms.

Hemoglobin level and healing

Healing requires nutrient rich blood and resumption of normal blood flow. It is said that the reason for many physical ailments is impure blood circulation which occurs due to blockages in the arteries and veins which carry blood to and from heart to all other parts of human body due to variety of reasons. Hemoglobin is able to transport more oxygen to cell tissues as well as taking more carbon dioxide waste from the cells back to the lungs for removal. As blood circulates the lungs, fully magnetized ferrous hemoglobin does this effectively. Fully magnetized ferrous hemoglobin is obtained by increasing prana and removing toxins from body. This can be done through reiki or meditation.

Over-indulgence / habit and healing

It is rightly said that: ‘Excess of everything should be avoided’. Just like a every coin has two sides, similarly everything has two sides and we must have balance between the two. For example if you like your work and do it sincerely, you feel content, but on the other hand, if you are workaholic then you invite stress and heart diseases. Similarly if you care for others you are loved, but if you pamper them, then you never get the results you expected. Recognizing that you are loosing your balance is very important in healing yourself. Use the intension; “I now release the need to drink coffee excessively”(replace coffee what you think is excessive in your life) in your healing session.

Everything in our life have something to tell us and teach us. For every habit we have there is a need for it in us. For example if you eat junk food regularly even when it is constantly making you see the doctor, then there is need in your body for this junk food. We resolute many times that we will not do the same think again but we fail and this create guilt in us. We should identify that need instead on focusing or regretting about our habit. From today onwards learn to identify and be very attentive about your feelings and emotions. Which part of body feels what in what situation will give you clue about what may be the cause. It gives you an indication about your physiological reaction to the people and life conditions. It increases your awareness about yourself.

Study on causes for dis-ease

Many researches have been carried out world wide in order to identify what causes which disease. Any one or a combination of the following habits and personality traits is what is most likely to make you suffer from any dis-ease :

  • Over ambitiousness, Impatience, Anxious to please others, Unnecessarily hard working
  • Constantly under too much pressure / stress, Highly competitiveness
  • Low self esteem (feeling of inadequacy) and timidity, Aggressiveness
  • Over sensitive and unreasonably touchy, Feeling guilty
  • Suppressing feelings, emotions and desire
  • Unable to accept people and what life offers happily
  • Unable to forgive himself and to others, Fearful about future and constant day dreaming
  • Stubborn in thinking, Always clinging to past
  • Inability to love and appreciate yourself
  • Negative thinking, fear of unknown

In a nutshell in your painful time, always maintain your awareness that you are letting go off something old, and opening to something new.

Reiki Symbols and Meanings

The reiki has its origin at Japan and therefore encompasses Japanese ethos and culture. When the reiki was brought to west by Ms. Takata she imbued sacredness in these symbols because Dr. Hayashi has taught her in that way. These symbols are not secret or occult but are expression of powerful divinity. It is important to know that Dr. Usui did not begin attuning others to reiki with symbols. Few things were added to reiki as a result of his experience gained in meditation and practical life. For example reiki’s five principals were added because of what happened in beggar’s colony.

These symbols were experienced by him in his meditative states and he knew that the vibrations of these symbols matche with some important / healing vibrations. These symbols were written in calligraphy or kanji at his times and are now lost in Japanese language. Dr. Mikao Usui was a sagacious scholar having profound understanding of attunements, healing, spirituality and subtle powers. Hw gave these things to ordinary people in the form of reiki so that others do not have to spent his whole life decoding and understanding spiritual scriptures. He created a group / society of people who were interested in healing their lives with reiki. Whenever a society or group is formed these things like some secrets shared among that group only arises. Whoever wants to learn reiki was welcome. Just give something in exchange and the method and secrets were revealed to him.

In many spiritual systems it has been very common that the master gives a secret mantra (beej mantra) to his disciple. The disciple may think that the mantra revealed to him is very common and he has encountered it many times like in books, then what was the reason of giving this mantra so secretly in a sacred ceremony. But we all know the miracles of master’s grace and blessings. The mantra and symbols given by masters carry divine energy in them and expedite our progress. Without attuning reiki symbols in you by a reiki master, you can not carry their energy in your aura.

Understand that there is nothing secret in reiki. It is a method of teaching healing energies in an easy to learn and practice form. The symbols ‘hon sha ze sho nen’ and ‘dai ko myo’ were written in kanji language. The reiki symbols are the vibrations one will experience when one is in state of reiki Samadhi. We need to get these symbol attuned from a reiki master. As time passed the original form of these symbols started getting lost. For example when madam Takata made reiki masters, there would have been different types of ‘hon sha ze sho nen’ and ‘dai ko myo’. It was to preserve their original form that they were drawn on paper so that nobody can further introduce any modifications in how they are drawn.

reikitirth choku rei reiki symbol The ‘Choku rei’ is the power symbol. It increases the strength of healing energy many times. It acts as a catalyst in healing works. It focuses reiki where we send it. It represents element Earth and is related with root chakra. It is used to solve all problems of materialistic life. Use it for energizing plants, trees, food, crystal and medicines. Draw it on important documents, papers and visiting card etc.


reikitirth sei he ki reiki symbol The ‘Sei he ki’ symbol is used to overcome the obstacles in path of reiki energy. Sei he ki means restoring balance where imbalance exist. It brings back the balance where imbalances exist whether it be in body or life situations. It removes bad habits about us we may not be aware. It brings physical body, energy body and mental body into alignment. It represents element Water and is associated with swadhisthana chakra. It heals emotional body and is used for healing chronic dis-eases. It is used to heal anger, depression, fear, mental imbalances, blood and urine related problems and loneliness etc. It brings human and divinity together on one plane. It is used for cleansing, protection, reprogramming subconscious mind, black magic removal and in ‘Kundalini jagran’. It is used for healing addiction. Draw on the four sides of your house to remove negative feelings and emotional energy. Draw when you are appearing in an interview and examination.


reikitirth hon sha ze sho nen reiki symbol Use ‘Hon sha ze sho nen’ to establish connection between you and whoever you want to send reiki, for example people, object, situation or intention. This symbol therefore acts as a bridge. This symbol makes the reiki flow in heart and aagya chakra thereby overcome time and distance and therefore indicates eternity. Hon sha ze sho nen means that the true seeker is moving in right direction. It is associated with ‘agni’ and ‘surya’ chakra. It heals mental body. It has long been used in healing past life karmas. It helps redesign future. It connects us with our ‘isht dev’ during meditation.


dai ko myu reiki symbol The ‘Dai ko myo’ symbol is attuned in master degree of reiki. This symbol is embossed on a jar made near the foot of Lord Buddha in a temple at Nara, Japan. A jar symbolizes completeness and so does this symbol. We are complete at every level of existance. It is the mind which makes us feel that we lack something and are incomplete and therefore we look for things outside not inside. This symbol symbolizes journey of reiki. It represents path of bodhisattva and heals at soul level. It encompasses highly powerful divine energies in its aura which are used during ‘shaktipat’ (attunements). This symbol can be considered as a representative of holy spirits (siddhas) which when invoked become healing Buddha. It energies other reiki symbols. Draw it over the heart for self healing. It increases healing power many times. It energies hara chakra and thymus gland.

What is the necessity of symbols in penance

Every spiritual practice use symbols in one or other form in order to reach ultimate goal. Mind has a natural tendency to roam randomly. Meditation is the process of refocusing the thoughts again and again on the object of meditation. For success in meditation the IQ level and emotional level of the seeker must be that much that he can handle the tender emotions. Because emotionally underdeveloped mind reacts mainly to sensory stimulation like eyes, the beginner can not perceive subtle things. It is for this reason the seeker is advised to choose a visible symbol, an idol and any piece of music according to his emotional appeal. This helps him in brings him closer to the divinity.

Just like before making the real structure, a basic framework is laid to stabilize and protect the structure from collapsing, similarly, supports like symbols, idols, music and some beliefs are necessary in the initial stages of meditation till the practice has been perfected. In meditation mere concentration on an object is not sufficient. A complete engrossment in that object is also required. The symbols are easiest way for this purpose.

Even those religions who do not believe in idolatry use symbols for instance, while paying obeisance to Allah (God), Mohammedans face the Kaba, which is the symbol representing the power of God.

Meditation on sahasrara chakra

Meditation on sahasrara chakra, crown chakra.


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