Reiki symbols are basically sacred healing symbols that help in enhancing the flow of universal life force energy (click here for general Symbols info). The primary symbols of traditional Reiki are the Cho Ku Rei or the Power Symbol, Sei He Ki or the Mental and Emotional Symbol, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Distance Healing Symbol. These symbols which are given to a Reiki student during the advanced level of Reiki attunement are essentially impressed in the mind and aura of the student and blend with metaphysical energies that they characterize. Thus, whenever a Reiki practitioner thinks or draws or visualizes any of these symbols, they will connect immediately to the energies that it symbolizes.
Meaning of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol
Distance is no barrier to Reiki, and this symbol, which means ‘having no present, past or future’ is essentially used for absentee healing and to send Reiki energy across time and space.
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Example Uses of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
Heal the Past: Sending Reiki in the past helps heal “old wounds” that may be affecting you in the present. It will not change the events, as past things cannot be changed; but sending Reiki to the past helps reframe the experience as part of learning process, and it helps heal the pain and move on with your life. Enhance Future Conditions: Using the distance healing symbol for the future helps in storing the Reiki energy like a battery to be accessed at a time when you require it. Sending Reiki ahead of time for doctor’s appointments, interviews, examinations, workshops, or traveling will help you adjust to the unforeseen circumstances of the future and keep an open and optimistic mindset. To Heal across Time and Space: The Reiki distance healing symbol’s primary use is to send healing energy across a room, town, to different parts of your country or just anywhere in the world. To heal people that are not present. It is otherwise called the “absent healing” symbol sometimes.
How to use the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol
The Reiki distance healing symbol is considered one of the most powerful and helpful symbol by most Reiki practitioners. However, when using this symbol, it is important to understand that the energies used in long distance healing work more effectively on the subtle body of an individual like the aura or the chakras rather than working directly on an individual’s physical body. Energies used for distant healing requires time to work on physical body and heal physical pain; sending Reiki energy for a particular problem such as headaches or backaches can limit the energies to a great extent. The recommended practice is to send Reiki to an individual as a whole, and this will allow the energy to reach directly to the part of the body where it is required the most. Periodically empowering the long distance healing on day to day basis plays a vital role in helping the energies work effectively in a successful manner. However, it should be noted that Reiki cannot be used to change an individual or his behavior. The wisdom of Reiki understands what is best for the individual, and the energies act accordingly for the best possible outcome.
How to Send Distance Healing Reiki Using Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
There are many ways to send Reiki, and different Masters might use different techniques. A lot of practitioners learn one technique, which they then tweak and personalize it to suite their style. The steps below describe one technique which many people find effective. Step 1: Activate the power symbol. Step 2: Write the name of the recipient or the situation you are sending energy to on a piece of paper and hold the paper in between your hands. Step 3: Draw the symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen in the air above the paper and repeat its name three times. Step 4: Repeat the name of the recipient or the situation.Draw the power symbol. Step 5: Allow Reiki to flow to the recipient for the greatest and highest good. Step 6: Finish the Reiki session by either clapping your hands or shaking them vigorously in order to cut the connection. An alternative way of distant healing is to either use their photograph or use a proxy ( a soft toy or any object) instead of writing their name on a piece of paper.
Benefits of Receiving a Reiki Session through the Reiki Distance Healing Symbol
One of the greatest benefits of receiving Reiki energy through Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the fact that it allows you to receive positive energy just anywhere and everywhere in a quick and easy manner. To receive distant healing treatment, you do not have to spend extra time or go anywhere to receive Reiki treatment. Distance healing treatment also proves to be a perfect tool for all those people who find it uncomfortable to receive hands on Reiki treatment. Reiki sessions are not only affordable but also helps maintain your privacy. Reiki distance healing symbol can be used regularly to help keep your mind, body and spirit in harmon. However, it is important to remember that one of the most significant things in distant healing is the intention of the Reiki practitioner. Thus, formulating the intentions carefully and using the Reiki distance healing symbol to transmit energies only for the highest good, whatever that is and whether it is known to us or not, can go long way in producing positive results.