How do we use Reiki to help change the way we think about things so that our intentions are clear, and so that we may live in the reality that we desire? This is a topic that is discussed by many authors and self-help motivational speakers.
So how do we do it? How do we use our Reiki attunements for the greater good and create the reality we seek? For starters, you don’t have to worry about what level of Reiki attunement you are currently at, because it does not matter. What does matter is that you can always send Reiki energy to the things in your life that you would like to improve once you have been attuned. Below are general steps to one method that can be used to send Reiki energy to your intentions. The steps will vary depending on individual Reiki levels, but the quick list is easy to follow.
Level 1 Reiki Practitioners
For a person who is attuned in Level 1 Reiki, I recommend writing an intention on a piece of paper. While you are writing the intention, you must visualize in your mind that intention becoming your reality. In other words, use your imagination while writing the intention. You can be as creative as you like by imagining an entire scenario, or you can be as focused as you need to be on just a mental picture of the object or goal. Once you have created your thought and intention, now activate you Reiki in the manner in which you were taught. By holding the written intention between the palms of your hands and sending Reiki energy to the intention, you are creating the intention and empowering it. This simple technique can be used by any Reiki practitioner, and is good practice for a quick intention-on-the-go.
Level 2 Reiki Practitioners
For a person who is attuned in Level 2 Reiki, the variations are more diverse since you now have the ability to not only send Reiki, but you can also enforce it using Reiki symbols. The type of symbol you should use will depend on the type of intention you wish to set. As you know by now, Cho Ku Rei, or the power symbol, works for everything.
However, you have the option to use Se Hei Ki, or the mental/emotional symbol, which works on different types of emotional and mental healing and balance; and you can also use Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, or the distance symbol, which works with sending distance healing. You can vary the next steps depending on what your own intuition tells you to do in terms of where to place the intention once you have completed the process.
Reiki 3 or Master/Teacher Level Practitioners
As Masters, we are attuned with yet another set of symbols, and we are also given the ability to use a Reiki grid. The Reiki grid is a very useful tool in the practice of the thought/intention/reality practice. As stated previously, once the intention is written, choosing the symbol you are going to use for your intentions should be guided by your own intuition. Symbols may be used singularly or in combination with others.
Here are the general steps:
Step 1. Create thoughts into intentions and write them down. (Don’t forget, be as creative or goal oriented as you need.
Step 2. Activate your Reiki energy and draw Reiki symbols over the written intention. Always draw the Power symbol first before using any other symbols.
Step 3. Hold the written intention between the palms of your hands and send Reiki energy to the intention you are holding. (Remember to try to hold that intention for anywhere from two to five minutes depending on your focus.)
Step 4. Set the written intention down and re-draw the symbols you previously used over the intention, always remembering to use the power symbol last as a “sealer.”
Step 5. Place the intention in your Reiki grid with the appropriate number and/or type of crystals.
* You can additionally send Reiki energy to your intention while it is sitting in the grid (and including the use of symbols) on a daily basis until you instinctively decide to remove it.
Quick tip! Intentions should be written with the most natural of resources. As a writing instrument, I recommend the use of a pencil; and for the paper, I recommend the use of trace paper or brown paper bags from a grocery store.
As always, we should be mindful of the intentions wet set and request from our divine source or higher self that the outcome be for the greater good of all. Reiki was created for healing and for improving our lives, not for manipulating destiny, and it should be respected as such.
Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki. Prior to becoming a Reiki Master, Judy practiced as a spiritual-life counselor and became an ordained Lukumi priestess in 2008. Judy has incorporated Reiki into her daily spiritual practice of yoga and meditation, and includes aromatherapy and crystal therapy in her Reiki sessions. Judy is a resident of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, where she lives with her two daughters. Judy can be reached via Facebook at www.facebook.com/judy.lovinglight.7, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.