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Sei He Ki Explained

Reiki symbols are basically words from Japanese language that play an important role in Reiki practice. These symbols are used by advanced Reiki practitioners and can help in focusing or channeling the Reiki energies. The symbols can be activated either by visualizing them mentally, drawing the symbol with the palm of your hand, speaking the name of the symbol out loud, or simply invoking it in your mind. The three primary symbols used in traditional Reiki are Cho Ku Rei (power symbol)Sei He Ki (mental or emotional healing symbol) and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (distance healing symbol).

Meaning of Sei He Ki

The name Sei He Ki means The earth and sky meet or God and Man become one.

This symbol acts on a person’s conscious mind (the mental body) and subconscious mind (emotional body), and is used primarily for emotional and mental healing, clearing, purification, protection and balancing. Sometimes it’s also called the Protection Symbol, because of the role it plays in providing protection.

Most of our ailments are caused by mental and emotional imbalance in our bodies. The use of the emotional healing symbol helps in bringing the problem to the surface and liberates emotional and mental issues that cause the problem. This symbol also aids in balancing the left and right side of the brain and promotes peace and harmony. It can be used to draw gentle and subtle energies required to ease the feelings of sorrow or suffering.

Reiki Emotional / Mental Healing Symbol Sei He Ki

Reiki Emotional / Mental Healing Symbol Sei He Ki

How to Use the Reiki Emotional / Mental Symbol

Different practitioners use this symbol in different ways. For example, the practitioner draws the Cho Ku Rei (the power symbol) to create a connection with the Reiki energy source. Sei He Ki is then drawn over the troubled area where the Reiki energies are required. The energies are sealed by drawing the power symbol or Cho Ku Rei again. This sustains the effect of Sei He Ki for a longer time.

Improve Memory Power

Sei He Ki is beneficial in improving your memory. Drawing this Reiki symbol on pages of your book, can help you memorize the content while reading or studying. Visualizing the symbol on top of your head can help you remember things that you might have forgotten; such as your keys, the name of a person, and an answer for the test, or just about anything else.

This works because of the connections this symbol makes in and between the two hemispheres of the brain.

Get Rid of Bad Habits

The mental and emotional symbol aids in restoring emotional and psychological balance in a person’s body and promotes deep healing. The use of this Reiki symbol helps in eliminating unwanted or bad habits such alcoholism, smoking cigarettes or overeating. Visualizing or drawing this Reiki symbol around you helps in changing your negative beliefs, negative parental or social conditioning and makes you a more positive person.

Improve Relationships

Drawing Sei He Ki around your surroundings and the people involved in a troubled relationship can bring about the wisdom and strength to sort out problems amicably. Using this Reiki symbol will help bring relationship problems to the surface and make you tackle them successfully.

Empowers Your Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful tools that can play a vital role in helping you to achieve your goal successfully. The mental symbol works in the subconscious mind, repeating the name of this symbol mentally can help in empowerment of your affirmations and help you accomplish your goal. If you write down affirmations, draw the symbol on the paper as well.

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Personal Bodyguard

Drawing Sei He Ki around you helps protecting you from the negative vibrations and allowing only the positive energies to reach you. As mentioned, it is otherwise called the protection symbol, and can also be used as protective shield during purification ceremonies to help in removing negative energy from the physical body or from the aura.

In medical settings, this symbol tends to work as an “antiseptic ointment”, when used before, during or after an operation or surgery.

Dissipates Headaches

Sei He Ki is used to heal emotional issues that can cause physical problems too. By using this Reiki symbol, you can find a way to heal your headaches caused due any mental or emotional instability. It can be a good solution to help you cure your headaches naturally, without having to take any kind of medications (remember to drink a lot of water too, as many headaches are caused by dehydration).

Helps to Find Lost Objects

Drawing the Reiki mental and emotional symbol in the front of you and asking for assistance to locate lost objects will help you either find the objects or give you ability to think and remember the location at which you kept it in the first place.


This symbol teaches us about the synchronization or harmony of things in nature. It teaches subconsciously about the rhythmic cycle of nature, the need of adaptability towards changes and understanding the importance of non attachment. It helps making an individual gain more positive outlook of life and helping them stay happy throughout their life.

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  • Julie Glassco July 10, 2013, 3:34 am

    Sei He Ki should not be thrown around. and furthermore, should not be just “put up on some website” remove symbols at once. this is really bad…

    • Anna July 14, 2013, 3:50 am

      It’s not being thrown around and it isn’t just being “put up on some website”. It’s helping people learn about it and is on a REIKI website. Calm down.

      • Sandra Panek August 25, 2013, 7:10 pm

        These symbols were kept secret and only revealed to those who were indoctrinated into Reiki Level 2. Reason for this is that it could get into the wrong hands to do harm. Take this down. Sandra Panek, Reiki/Master Teacher

        • Vegas Nz May 29, 2014, 10:43 am

          My son has found these and yes is not doing well since, how can we fix him Julie or Sandra…?

        • Ajay September 14, 2014, 3:56 pm

          These symbols wont work untill the person knows the correct method to draw and use. Display on the website is for guidance purpose to those who are already attuned to level 2.

        • Dalton March 26, 2015, 3:42 pm

          It is impossible for Reiki to do harm, or to be harmed.
          Please reconsider the understandings of your Reiki practice.
          People that are not attuned to Reiki traditionally, cannot utilize the symbols anyway.
          This website provides valuable insight, freely, to Reiki practitioners who dont have any other valuable sources.

          • Laurie June 10, 2015, 6:14 pm

            Dalton, the power of suggestion is very powerful. Anyone who believes he can use the symbols will have some effect,whether it be positive or negative. As for needing resources, that is what you have a teacher for. My students can come to me at any time with any question. That’s my responsibility as a teacher. The symbols are sacred and should be kept as such.

          • Bill October 18, 2015, 3:51 pm

            I was always taught that Reiki energy is the power of unconditional love and therefore cannot harm

        • Shadow June 2, 2016, 11:21 pm

          IF you were a “Master” you wouldn’t demand ANYTHING. Those who block others healing, are the ones who shouldn’t be given the knowledge…like yourself. P.S. There are MANY books with the symbols and the explanations, but the reality is…you need NO symbols and NO rituals to heal others, nor any form of “energy work”. Just so ya know.

          • Vivien Dockerty August 22, 2016, 1:38 am

            Well said Shadow. Nobody taught Dr Usui, he rediscovered it through research. Some people, unfortunately, try to make it a secret society (cult?) in the pursuit of money. Very sad.

      • sethgarima1219 January 28, 2016, 10:41 am

        Hi there I have a keen interest in reiki and want to get attuned remotely.Will u mind attuning me remotely??

        • Kat March 4, 2016, 9:43 am

          A person cant be attuned to Reiki by distance only a Master/Teacher can do this in person. If you don’t know if any Master/Teachers in your area start putting it out to the universe and one will come at the right time. Its about being patient and it will happen there is no quick fix learning in Reiki. As for the symbols being shown on the net its about respect.

          • Anje Andor April 16, 2019, 12:44 am

            Thank you!! It’s dreadful that people are making money and cheating people by doing long distance attunements/initiations. I also agree that the symbols have no business being publicly published. Those who are practitioners don’t need to see the symbols, they know them.

          • Colleen September 10, 2019, 12:16 am

            Actually you can distance attune someone to reiki …saying you can only do this in person also means you can’t do distance healing. Energy is energy..

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    • geetanjalikkhanna July 26, 2013, 7:25 am

      Dear Julie Glassco hi!
      With due respect to your sanctity for Reiki is an energy which is intelligent if it has appeared on the web its symbols are in display it has a higher purpose and the purpose is clear that for those who check it is the end of suffering for them. Also it ensures that the individual when he gets interested in following the symbols than it is very important that the seer becomes a seeker and now looks for a master to give him the initiation. As a grandmaster I feel that now if the holy symbols are flashed across the universe it is time to spread gayan knowledge of highest order with responsibility to the souls who are ready to receive the energy by the grace of ancient Lotus sutra Promoted from Shiva-Puran,
      Geetanjalikkhanna – Noida

      • Spiritwind September 26, 2013, 4:08 pm

        Grandmaster? Reiki has level 1 2 and Master…

      • Ree zen August 11, 2014, 4:01 pm

        we no longer HAVE grandmasters .. Mrs Takata was our last one.. you are a poser

        • Kat October 18, 2015, 10:29 am

          Totally agree with your Ree zen, we have no higher level or degree in Reiki other than Master. Anyone saying that they are higher are working on ego.

          • Arthur Jarvis January 30, 2019, 7:19 pm

            You mean like you two? Working from the ego, I mean…if not otherwise, than why are you both so insulted and throwing out the term poser? We all have ego…sorry to say, but unless we have reached the Pinnacles of Enlightenment we all do…

        • William Dannie Lane July 17, 2017, 3:42 pm

          Mrs. Takatas granddaughter is the one that started the whole “Grand master” thing. It was never a true “tittle” in Reiki.

          • Kat July 21, 2017, 9:00 am

            I believe that Reiki should be treat with respect, there are many people out there that see tha symbols not be attuned but then tell people that they can attune them on youtube, facebook and on the phone! This is not the way Master Usui would have wanted Reiki to be taught. He always taught in person and would make a person wait until he felt that they were ready to go up the next degree.
            As for “Grandmaster” there never was this title Hawayo Takata gave her self this title and when she died her granddaughter that gave herself the “Grandmaster” title. This is ego and placing yourself above others.

      • Anje Andor April 16, 2019, 12:39 am

        Reiki is energy and energy does not have a brain. A brain is necessary for thought and intelligence. Reiki is not ‘intelligent’. We are intelligent. We develop a deep understanding of the symbols and treatment techniques in order to use them as effectively as possible.

    • Helen August 25, 2013, 3:43 pm

      I agree with Julie Glassco. Symbols should not be put on facebook. The symbols should be removed!

      • Robin April 9, 2015, 11:29 am

        i feel sad and disappointed that these symbols are all over the Internet. They are sacred and this is the very last place they belong….the trashy highway of the Internet.

        • William Dannie Lane July 17, 2017, 3:44 pm

          The “symbols” are just “training wheels”, you only need them if YOU think you do and they are ONLY SACRED if YOU feel they are.

        • Suneya April 16, 2020, 7:15 am

          The symbols are important, but only as a directive; similar to a finger pointing at the moon. The finger is not the moon – it merely indicates the way or direction. Maybe a few people may get some effect using them if that is their intent, but the symbols are not in their ‘aura’ nor are they probably drawn correctly; I personally love the fact that Cho Ku Re is actually drawn as a three dimensional figure. Lighten up people. Now is the time to share and expand this knowledge to others, freely- after all the energy comes to us freely.

    • michael November 24, 2013, 6:34 pm

      Reiki is for all we are out of the old fear energy….. No harm can be done with reiki and there is no reason to keep it a secret. Please shift into the new paradigm and release your fears….


      • nandani September 1, 2014, 1:44 am

        Reiki is intelligent, it is energy that we may not be able to see, yet Reiki knows exactly
        what to do for each person. There is no way Reiki will cause harm to anyone. It is true
        that the symbols are sacred, and you do need to be attuned to it. Yes we are now moving
        toward a new paradigm, and Reiki needs to be more mainstream, so more people can know about it.
        My two sons were 11 and 13 when they were attuned to Reiki one. Namaste!

      • Casey January 5, 2015, 10:49 pm

        I agree with Michael. Reiki is meant for only positive. There is no way these symbols can cause any harm whatsoever. I believe the more people know about Reiki the more society will be accepting and and reach out to other Reiki Masters for help.

    • Dan January 7, 2014, 5:02 pm

      Anna Take a deep breath and relax. First there has been a miss use or miss interpretation of the words secret and sacred for hundred of years. This miss interpretation has caused much sacred knowledge to be lost, at a great loss to humanity.The word secret means to be hidden from. The word sacred means to treat with great respect and honor. these symbols have been keep so secret over the past hundreds of years. That they have drawn in correctly miss understood and have many versions. So what is so sacred about that. If it was not for some brave authors of the resent past you probably would not even be aware Reiki or these symbols. So let these symbol be properly shown, for it gives everybody the knowledge . Knowledge is power. This way you have your own power and do not have to go to some guru or priest to find enlightenment or your God, whatever His / her name be.Even if the bad guys try use these symbols the will have no effect, because Reiki can do no harm.

      • LINA April 6, 2014, 9:34 pm

        REIKY, no reemplaza a la fe en Dios, es simplemente un instrumento, un símbolo como la cruz,o persignarse, para el que crea en el , a mi me ha ayudado mucho, a mejorar como persona espiritual, me ayudo a fortalecer el amor a Jesucristo, a través de amar al prójimo, ayudar en lo que puedo a otras personas.
        Gracias por compartir, el que oculta es por que hay algo que no quieren revelar.

    • Yvette March 7, 2014, 1:54 am

      We are now in modern times and understanding and appreciating Reiki for the Loving Blessing it is for ALL is the best gift to share with others. These Endearing Symbols deserve our Greatest Respect. No More Secrets!!!

    • Valerie April 14, 2014, 9:13 pm

      Reiki Symbols should not be put on the internet they are sacred

      • Debra June 7, 2014, 11:00 pm

        Sacred does not mean secret. Reiki cannot harm. All is well. Today I will not anger.

        • Marsha February 9, 2015, 11:13 pm

          I agree, Debra

        • Nix September 16, 2017, 6:09 pm

          Well said Debra, sacred is not secret…
          “Just for today, I will not anger,
          Just for today, I will not worry,
          Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings,
          Just for today, I will work with honesty and integrity,
          Just for today, I will be kind to all living being”

          In Love and light always

      • Arthur Jarvis January 30, 2019, 7:22 pm

        If not for reiki symbols being put on the net I would have never paid money to be attuned to levels one and two? Response?

    • Sandra MacLean June 28, 2014, 5:42 pm

      I don’t think the should be shown either unless you are attuned to level 2. They are sacred and, supposed to be, secret.

    • ally September 1, 2014, 7:39 pm

      The symbols are the to be shared .. they’re all over the Internet. .. they’re not a secret. If people don’t like that it’s too bad…

  • shakti July 14, 2013, 6:16 am

    yea, Julie it is fine most of the people looking at this website is because we practice Reiki. Check out youtube is all over….Everything is in perfect order.

  • cindy August 16, 2013, 3:19 pm

    I was taught that these Reiki symbols are to be kept to Reiki practitioners. To put them up on the internet is not cool.

    • Marysia August 25, 2013, 2:06 pm

      Dear people who was learned to kept the Reiki-symbols to only Reiki-practitioners: my vision is that to keep the symbols only for us practitioners is old-fashion and out of date, fits not anymore in the Aquarius time. No more secrets! Probably is this ever invented by someone who has a scarcity consciousness and didn’t wanted to spread this to everyone because of the money, but when you think from the abundance consciousness, there is enough for everyone and it is not to us to refuse to show this to everyone. Expand Your consciousness and let everyone enjoy from everything we have to offer to each other. And… have trust that the symbols come to someone when one is ready for it…

  • renobasquo August 25, 2013, 6:40 pm


    While I respect your wanting to help open world consciousness and not keep knowledge a secret, I feel you may endanger people that are not fully educated in the mastery of the Reiki symbols. They serve as conducts of great power and without proper clearing, cleansing, correct drawing sequence and intent, one could run the risk of overloading either themselves or the person having this energy directed into them. Imagine a child holding a giant hose from a firetruck flaying at the end in an attempt to direct the powerful outpouring of pressurized water.

    Lastly, the process set forth by Usui serves as more than ritual. It is to ensure safety for all involved. Dark energies can be drawn to fractured or uncontrolled energy, Reiki or other. Think of it in another way. You wouldn’t perform surgery on someone in a dark, musky basement. There’s more involved than just cutting. You must go through a series of steps, including: knowledge of the process, anesthetics, intubation, catheterization, sterilization prep, surgery, closing, and waking patient from anesthesia. Any minor mistake in this process without the correct knowledge could be catastrophic.

    I’ve been a Reiki Master for 25 years and know every session I perform is uniquely different. I will undoubtedly need to change my “ritual/routine” to accommodate the clients unique energetic arrangement at that specific time.

    In summary: It’s not you I feel that could damage or be damaged, but the untrained masses that may attempt to dabble with the sacred symbols. That’s karma I wouldn’t want to have to face later.

    With endless kindness, knowledge, compassion,


    • jiminichi August 25, 2013, 7:18 pm

      My Sensi often told us that no harm could be done or come from Reiki (or use of Reiki symbols) and even if we forgot or “drew” them incorrectly, Universe would align us and the symbols perfectly. I am in agreement with those who believe that the time is NOW to offer perfect Love and perfect Peace. Let those who disregard the symbols, disregard. Let those drawn toward the symbols, ask questions and for those of us that use the symbols moment by moment, let us welcome and share with Open Hands.

      • wyllow April 16, 2014, 5:56 pm

        i have the reiki symbols on inked on my wrists – it’s fine. This is not the ice age – since the internet, there is nothing secret about Reiki, it depends on the person’s own personal practice.

      • Marsha February 9, 2015, 11:16 pm

        Thank you for your intelligent response, jiminichi, namaste……….

    • Debra June 7, 2014, 11:03 pm

      Reiki cannot harm in any way. It cannot be ‘too strong’ for the untrained. 🙂

      • Gert Zantman December 27, 2014, 2:27 am

        If people say one should be attuned to reiki II in order to be able to use them( which is actually a myth in itself:) ) but why then say it could hurt or be harmfull for non reiki trained people to openly show the symbols ? What’s sacred about reiki is the reiki energy itself, and this energy is there for everyone,like Dr Usui intended it to be. That’s why he kept it as simple as possible to be used. In this particular case it’s even accompanied by an accurate description of how to use the symbol . I don’t think reiki needs more mystification by keeping things secret.

        • Gert Zantman December 27, 2014, 2:36 am

          Indeed Reiki can not harm in any way 🙂 All it can do is focus it’s energy on some other issue as we had in mind, that’s just because we’re not always aware of where the healing is needed most 🙂

        • Kathleen January 22, 2017, 9:29 am

          If a person has not been attuned to the symbol a they are useless to them. One must be attuned and taught how to correctly use them. So it is not a myth !-the symbols should be treat with respect and if placed on the net a correct explanation of the process of learning in person with a property trained master.

      • kate March 1, 2015, 9:55 am

        Thank you Debra oOf course reiki cannot do any harm. Also, the symbols don’t work if a peson is not attuned to them.

    • jane7126 January 4, 2016, 9:25 pm

      I don’t believe I could have said it better. Thank you for your intelligent and thoughtful reply.

  • Sonia Ollé August 26, 2013, 7:39 pm

    O desamor não está, em não Ser Amada…
    Mas sim em quem insiste e persiste em não Amar a Si Mesmo !!!
    Sou Reikiana há 15 anos… Neste tempo, entre todos os benefícios do Reiki, foi a constatação de que… A Energia Reiki é ‘extremamente’ Inteligente… Ela por si só, não ‘se permiti’ ser usada para o mal, mesmo quando nas ‘mãos’ de pessoas mal intencionadas. Sempre sonhei com o momento que esta fantástica Energia Universal esteja ao alcance de Todos Um, para o Bem de Todos os Envolvidos… Penso que a hora é agora !!! Estou trabalhando com Energia Reiki, em Animais, obtendo resultados maravilhosos, curas fantásticas de casos complicados em poucos dias… Aqui sim, sem dispensar o tratamento do Médico Veterinário, paralelo ao Reiki. Obrigada pela postagem, parabéns, a Energia Reiki, como dizia minha Mestra… Não é para Todos, é para quem a Sente fluindo Dentro do Coração… Penso que Ela só se deixa ‘canalizar’ por quem Sente Fluir, para o Bem de Todos os Envolvidos !!!

  • Fred August 29, 2013, 3:45 am

    You didn’t stumble here.

  • Jennifer August 29, 2013, 9:51 pm

    I am deeply grateful for your sharing of this most helpful information. Understanding this ability, which we are all born with, is very healthy when diverse perspectives are explored and light shines where there is darkness. Namaste.

  • Bethany September 9, 2013, 9:49 am

    I have been a Karuna/Usui Reiki master for many years now. I have been taught that Reiki is healing energy and can’t do harm and that you must be “attuned” to the symbols to use them. In my eyes this website provides invaluable information to both healers and lay people alike. It gently reminds us of the multitude of ways these symbols can be used for healing that may have been forgotten. To the lay person it may be a path toward healing.

    • Marsha February 9, 2015, 11:17 pm

      Great comment!

  • Mike in Vegas September 14, 2013, 11:41 pm

    I have received my Reiki 2 attunement and was also taught to consider the symbols sacred and not reveal them.

    My question to the group is….if someone who has NOT been attuned to the Reiki symbols comes across this website and sees the symbols….and they decide to draw the symbol(s) to see what happens….would anything happen for them? Would the use of the symbols have the same effect for them as they do for those who ARE attuned?

    • Igor V. November 22, 2013, 4:41 am

      Using Reiki symbols without attunement/initiation process is completely useless. Things are done to you during the initiation (I’m not talking about it) that renders it possible for you to use. Anyway, even though Reiki energy can’t be used for evil purposes, making people believe it will work as a Harry Potter spell is a bit awkward, I’m sorry to say. Nevertheless, best regards for my fellow Reiki brothers, I hope you never give up.

    • Debra June 7, 2014, 11:06 pm

      Sacred does not mean secret. Reiki cannot harm anyone at anytime. Thank you. 🙂

    • Celeste December 3, 2015, 4:31 pm

      Before I was attuned to Reiki I did try and use the symbols, I did this to test it, and although you get some results, the power after attunements are done is magnified greatly. So yes some small power came through, but that could also have been due to the fact that I already had ‘healing hands’ anyway. It is hard to say specifically if the symbols merely slightly increased this, or if it was simply something I was tapping into anyway.
      I happen to agree that Reiki symbols should be honoured as sacred, but most people assume sacred is secret, not necessarily so.
      I can only say from my own experiences with Reiki, but I will say that Reiki is about peace, balance and health, not about drudging up cold images of fear and darkness. After carefully reading all the comments here I would say that a few people need to take the time to develop their relationship to this energy to further understand it. 🙂

  • Monik September 18, 2013, 3:01 am

    DEAR PEOPLE !! I’m Master and I think that IT’S TIME to say the true to all people. we should try that as many beings understand and manage their energy. It is not time to continue hiding the knowledge.
    With inconditional love !!
    Monik <3

  • sydney P September 18, 2013, 5:20 pm

    i just completed reiki one and stumbled upon these feeling taken aback because i knew they were sacred, but i always was so drawn to reading of the symbols and curious. my uncle recently got married and i told the new wife i was taking reiki one and shes like look, and shows me a symbol tattood on her wrist. i did not kno what it was shes like its a power symbol. Not much is sacred in todays day and age and there is no reason people should feel like they need to keep these to themselves, if people are looking for answers they will find them and i think this website does a fine job on presenting them simply.

    • sydney September 18, 2013, 5:22 pm

      also, was never a huge fan of keeping secrets….

      • MoniK September 18, 2013, 8:40 pm

        (y) Sidney Good for yu !! <3 🙂 Light kisses !!!!!

  • Chris Ramsbottom September 29, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Reiki symbols only have power when someone who is attuned to Reiki draws the symbol and says the mantra three times. Without the three parts, the symbol has as much power as any mark on a screen or piece of paper. It is the three parts of Reiki that give the symbol the power. As for keeping this symbol in particular secret, I reckon that if people ever go to Japan they will have a heart attack when they see it all over the place! It’s used there as a sort of “good luck charm” and is in common use in public places.

    • yolanda October 21, 2013, 6:32 pm

      This is so not true. Your own energy along with the energy of the universe makes the symbols powerful. These symbols are more for us to remember what we are asking of the universe. The universe and spirit really don’t play games like if its spelt wrong or said 3 times and such. It has everything to do with intent.

      • shelly lafleche November 17, 2013, 1:57 pm

        thank you, I came across this website as I am a lightworker and was taken aback with the concept that anything should be kept in secret or darkness anymore, I am just becoming more aware and in sync with reiki and think I was drawn here to further my spiritual journey. I would hate to think that we would return to a time where only a few have access to this kind of information. love and light

      • Bobbie September 8, 2014, 1:36 pm

        The symbols are just that–symbols. Just seeing the Coca-cola logo or McDonald’s Golden Arches does not immediately prove beverage or hamburgers. It reminds one that beverage or hamburgers are available, but one must seek them, one must consciously make the effort to obtain them. The Reiki symbols are a reminder of the power they represent, a reminder to the initiated to use that energy, that the energy is available to those who seek. And to the woman who feels her child was somehow harmed by seeing/using the symbols…well that’s a prime example of why we need to dispel the myths and bring light to this subject. REIKI CAN CAUSE NO HARM…the child was not harmed by the symbols, only by the mother’s unenlightened attitude about them.

      • Gert January 5, 2015, 10:53 pm

        So True !

        • Gert January 5, 2015, 11:00 pm

          So true Yolanda ! They’re just tools to make it easier to focus intent.

  • Kathleen September 30, 2013, 3:11 am

    Want to say thank you for putting this knowledge out here! I truly believe that people like me, who have yet to take the first Reiki attunement, feel deep down that there is more to these symbols and the only way they are going to work is to learn from a master and get the attunements. To me, getting the attunements, learning how to write the symbols, and knowing the correct wordage are what make these symbols sacred. And each level, more is added. I live way out, and have been wanting for years to get my first attunement. Imagine my delight when I found out a couple of weeks ago, that my new neighbour is a Reiki Master!!! Looking forward to joining the ranks and learning more!

    • Rose April 14, 2014, 8:41 pm

      When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

  • carrol September 30, 2013, 1:41 pm

    I found the REIKI symbols on the web before I started my studies…..over 10 years ago! So, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen them on the web and it definitely won’t be the last….

  • yolanda October 21, 2013, 6:28 pm

    All knowledge is beneficial for people to know. Keeping it for yourselves is very selfish nd partly the reason the world is in the condition its in. Reiki is beneficial to any and everyone wanting to learn!! To get on the author of this because they are revealing some “secrets” that make you now feel insecure because now you’re not so special in your knowledge is really lame. Reiki is of the universe!! Nono of you own it and anyone who wants to know should be able to look it up. Op thank you sooo much for this. Will be using these symbols and TELLING PEOPLE about them asap. We need people to understand they can have cntrol over their circumstances.

    • Gemma March 8, 2014, 5:27 pm

      Agreed! Well said.

    • Kelyan June 15, 2014, 8:32 pm

      I’m so glad reading your words yolanda. Iv no idea why ppl in the know feel there has to be all the secrecy about reiki. I’m just starting my reiki journey ( not even been attuned yet ) but I was doing self healing instinctively and reading these sites have given me a deep belief that what we need ” is built in already ” though the years I have had many fears but reiki most definitely isn’t one of them as I truly believe no matter how you practice on yourself, if your intent is true and pure then the higher “whatever you believe” will keep you safe and surround you with healing energy and love. I’m sure we can only ever be given the amount of energy that we capable of handling. Energy belongs to the world not individuals. xxx xxx xxx

      • Marsha February 9, 2015, 11:19 pm

        Thank you, Kelyan, I’m right there with you – on the same path.

        • Kelyan February 9, 2015, 11:51 pm

          Thank you marsha. Such a lovely comment. So nice to be reminded we are all on the path together wether we believe it or not. When I wrote that comment last year I had very little knowledge or understanding about reiki, just a deep knowing.I believe Intention is stronger when it is felt by many. There for I understand peoples need to use symbols to set their intention. I find no need for them but everyone is different. I am very lucky and grateful to have been directed to a wonderful teacher and now lifelong friend. May you have the support and guidance I am thankful for. xxx

  • Jeannine November 16, 2013, 10:26 pm

    First – thank you for a great site and the symbols involved in Reiki.
    Second – Wow. Lots of selfish whining about the symbols! It’s like the bratty kid who is taking his ball and going home.
    I do reiki to better my world and better the world in general. Keeping secrets on how to better yourself seems silly and almost cruel and mean spirited. Do you only do reiki for selfish reasons? Why not try the concept of universal love (and peace) and think more along the lines of helping others.
    I can absolutely guarantee that if my husband (general skeptic but still loves my healing sessions) were to draw a symbol it would not do too much.
    I also lost all of my papers and books from when I was attuned in a flood so I thank you immensely for helping me get some of the information back.

  • marki November 24, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Thank you for posting symbols on facebook. I can learn reiki without going for a course yet I know what I will expect when I start one in 2014. My guardians agree with whoever post it on here.

    And I think mostly it has been kept secret because people were not ready to listen and talk about alternative medicine. Now is the modern age modern era and most people are awake and they start to understand it more. So by all means let people learn it in the time of crisis for free so they can heal themselves. They will need it.

  • Chris DeWick November 25, 2013, 1:08 am

    I have a client with a totally blocked right side. I have tried power symbol with Reiki, Reiki with Quantum Touch. Should I be using the emotional symbol?

  • Tatang Pranata November 25, 2013, 4:37 am

    Hello. I have not yet received first Reiki attunement. All reiki symbols that I know are from book and from here. Here I show you although not yet get first Reiki attunement, I can get the power of symbol of cho ku rei and sei he ki. To show that I can get the power of the symbols, here I put the power in/on my comment .Please scan my comment. I hope all of you replay my comment.Thank you. Regards

  • Juan Carlos November 26, 2013, 12:37 am

    Los simbolos de REIKI fueron secretos y sagrados, ya no son secretos pero si son sagrados debido a su ALTA FRECUENCIA VIBRATORIA, mientras mas se los pronuncie, escriba, dibuje o visualice, mayor el beneficio para la ENERGIA UNIVERSAL y no os preocupeis porque es energia INTELIGENTE!!!
    The REIKI simbols were secret and sacret, not secret any more but sacret because its HI vibration, the more REIKI SIMBOLS are pronounced, written, drawn or visualized, the more vibration is expanded in benefit of the UNIVERSAL ENERGY and do not worry, it is INTELLIGENT ENERGY!!!

  • sridevi December 28, 2013, 1:05 pm

    Thank you so much for posting the symbols, its indeed very useful

  • Judcy January 12, 2014, 10:36 pm

    When one is attuned to Reiki 3 it doesn’t miraculously make one a Reiki Master. A reiki master is one who has allowed reiki to master them, those who indignantly DEMAND these symbols are taken down (yeah right, you gonna go on a crusade to delete them all from the web?)giive the impression that they are some way from that. Understanding, wisdpm, compassion, etc only when it suits? Ditch the dogma, pack the ego and go with the flow, times change, needs are different, and systems grow. Symbols on paper are merely that. They have no power in of themselves. If Reiki is intelligent then those who are non-attuned are hardly likely in their fumbling around to create any negative interference.

  • Ann January 14, 2014, 12:04 am

    Thank you for sharing this information and making it publicly available for whomever may have an interest in it. I am a Reiki Master and have a firm belief that sharing the knowledge and making it as publicly available as possible for the benefit of all beings is what helps to keep us humble as practitioners. After all it is the Reiki doing the “work” to rebalance, energise and heal, this sacred energy goes freely where it is needed: as practitioners our job is to stand aside and witness the Reiki flow with a quiet and focussed yet relaxed mind. The less controversy and ego control, the more powerful the healing current.

  • Carol January 31, 2014, 1:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing this infomation. All your suggested uses for symbols have added so much to my use of the symbols. I am a Reiki Master, attuned and trained, and feel that there is no harm in presenting the information for the benefit of all.

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  • John S April 9, 2014, 1:41 am

    It’s a Google internet world, try it Sei He Ki 814,000 entries. Sharing it with the love intended only strengthens it. Pointless to those who have not been attuned and a great tool for those who have. We are not in a secret dark ages exclusive club. We are practitioners with a love for healing and educating through Reiki. Never hide knowledge!

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  • Leticia kelly April 16, 2014, 10:55 pm

    Wow……..have just read the first couple of comments, and i ask my self should i comment on this…. ! The symbols that have been shown here have helped me as a 2nd degree reiki student. Now whether we are master, grandmaster 1st or 2nd,, we all know we are all still learning in this life of reiki!
    My sister has cancer and i am in another country to her. I have found this website fantastic, to bring perhaps information my master only touched on, they have brought it through in depth. As for showing the symbols….. Its 2014 come on guys, i get the sacredness we all do that is why every one has so much emotion to this. When we think of our teachers in spirit we bow to their knowledge their love and at some stage their beings here on earth.
    I thank the people of this website, our teachers here on earth and inspirit and above all i thank each and every one of you who abviosly care and have reiki in your heart. Namaste.

    • Carol April 17, 2014, 5:10 pm

      I agree entirely with Leticia. Your explanations have enriched my use of the reiki symbols greatly. Attunement by a master will add power to the process I am sure but opening up this information will encourage all to study this wonderful healing technique.

  • Laura Feher April 18, 2014, 1:00 pm

    All postings that are negative truly reveal petty low behavior -let’s share and elevate everyone we come in contact with..May the reiki bank heal your petty natures and cultivate a spirit of unity. WE ARE IN THIS 3RD DIMENSION TOGETHER! Make a difference, care, pay it forward.

  • jim May 8, 2014, 6:13 pm

    Hi im a double reiki master. Whilst initially we are told they are sacred symbols they are in fact all over the net. You can even buy tumble stones on ebay with them on. But the symbols themselves are utterly useless to the layman unless you have been attuned by a reiki master to use them otherwise they will not work. This site provides a great service to all light workers in thier journey to expand and grow

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  • ivan June 4, 2014, 1:40 pm

    I don’t understand people saying that we don’t have to show the symbols with the rest of the world even if they don’t have reiki sorry but this is quite stupid we’ve got to share what we know with the rest just in case they want to learn it and help people don’t forget that isn’t a thing to become yourself rich is for help people. And we need as much people as possible to help other thanks

  • Kathryn June 6, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Thank you for posting this information. Reiki is such a beautiful healing energy. We all know that reiki can only be used for the good of all. I am so blessed that reiki symbols are on line to get the word out and to open the eyes, ears and hearts of people everywhere. I am a reiki master and understand the attatchments a lot of people are experiencing after reading this article, but i also understand that reiki is not a secret and is being ahared for the good of all. We are here, we are now and we are moving into more awakend and enlightened times. Lets not go against the tide. Lets float and share the love and light that we as reiki practitioners and masters have recieved the healing energy for. I know that i received it for others’ just as mich as for myself.
    Much love, kathryn

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  • Denise July 5, 2014, 2:28 pm

    The reiki symbols should not be secret. Our planet is in such need if this energy. It is life force energy, available to everybody.it is not to be hoarded. It has its own intelligence. To think that it could cause harm or be misused is an excuse to use it as power.

  • vertor24 July 6, 2014, 10:40 am

    You should have written with priority with this article that this symbol is not for use without the proper attunement and permission of a reiki master.

    lots of light and wisdom

  • ailsa July 9, 2014, 4:21 am

    If supposed misuse can relate to you, perhaps a prolonged and painful recovery from negative energy would release blocks and build-ups that could hinder the practitioners ability to truly open and use reiki.
    As you are probably aware, and myself certain, things can get worse before they get better. Don’t worry, self healing comes as reiki finds you and I believe we are all here because of a pull, a resonance. Duty comes as you progress on your path 🙂

  • David August 5, 2014, 8:58 pm

    Reiki cannot be misused.It is IMPOSSIBLE to use Reiki for harm.It CANNOT harm the giver or the receiver.Reiki is not some SECRET SOCIETY.
    Anyone who claims that Reiki has caused harm knows NOTHING about Reiki.
    Reiki is indeed a sacred energy,but it is FREELY available to ALL WHO SEEK.

    Love and Light to all.


  • Jessica August 10, 2014, 3:33 am

    We are all sacred light brings living on this planet together.We are all light. Our highest selves are ALL masters of energy, creation and life experiences. It is only here in this lower dimension that we forget this. A true master knows this and does not make himself a higher entity than his brother or sisters here. That is to include Rieki, which is a form of energy healing used on this plane done with mental intention. And has been used as a form of soul remembrance and dedication to a light workers path.Using these symbols only serves to remind us in a physical way of the skills we have already mastered on the other side. There are no special powers that come from them if used without positive healing intention. Sincere life force intention. As we are all masters essentially, anyone regardless of special initiation or attunement can use them with the same effectiveness as someone who had had years of training previously, if the spirit or life path calls them to it. If you have find this page, consider yourself called and enjoy the synchronization thathas bright you here! I find the older generations of Rieki students (masters, but always still learning) seem to have a harder time shifting to the newer rays of unconditional love and acceptance and still hold onto the old ideas and ways of doing things and looking at strict rigid guidelines someone else taught them, that even when called for change remain content to stay in that old alignment. This new energy flooding this planet is allowing individuals with the soul purpose of enlightenment to move much more quickly through the healing arts and may not need any or little attunement or initiation by another being if being driven by the higher self. In fact newer modalities are being created by the light workers as we speak. These brave younger souls are paving the way for faster more effective self and environmental healing, and information such as this will continue to become “exposed” as we so desperately need it right now. If this post does not resonate with you, then you may be out of alignment. Let yourself be flooded with the purple, violet rays of transmutation and be filled with love. Life will open new doors and adopting these new ways of thinking will lead you to new modalities you can use with your practice. We are all masters. Namaste and Ma’tea Ma’tea.

  • Louisa August 10, 2014, 10:25 am

    Firstly I want to say thank you for sharing and allowing reiki energy free to whom may need and be drawn to its energy.
    I’ve read all the comments and we are all on our own journeys.
    My personal experience is I’ve always felt keeping the symbols secret prevents it’s true purpose
    I don’t believe you have to be attuned to use the symbols it’s intent of the holder and receiver. The energy is intelligent 🙂
    I have always been ahead of the times, I truly believe sharing knowledge and putting it out there will only draw more to it, and more people will want to learn more and be drawn to the right reiki teacher for them.
    I myself have been put off by the secrecy and feel it taints it’s true intent
    So I am grateful for the sharing & hope more will realise it is the true way of the light
    Keep sharing much love and light xxx

  • Eva August 10, 2014, 12:11 pm

    I thank you for this post. For the most part only practitioners are the ones that are interested in this site. Sharing knowledge is a blessing. One can always learn something new. And I mean those practicing Reiki. Love and light to all.

  • Ninji Reiki August 10, 2014, 12:14 pm

    I think this is great that more interested people have access to reiki symbols, why freakin out? If you dont use it well, well just dont do reiki at all.. lol

  • David August 11, 2014, 4:20 pm

    I wish I could put an end to all th B.S.being passed around.
    If you do not agree with Reiki Raysshowing symbols and/or phrases which are simply means to focus your intent.
    And leave Reiki Rays to those who have broadened their minds and spirits.
    Please set up your own narrow minded clique.

    Love,Light and Enlightenment.

  • Reiki practitioner August 16, 2014, 7:48 pm

    I think a problem with putting the symbols on the internet is for people who have not trained in Reiki. I’ve known people who think they can learn Reiki from a book and have no concept of what Reiki actually is and how it is supposed to be learned (by a Reiki Master). If they google “Reiki” and find the symbols, they think they can use them and have the same benefit as a certified Reiki practitioner does. I’m not one to judge, maybe they can be effectively used by someone who hasn’t been attuned, but I just feel it’s best to learn from someone in person, and not do it quickly online, on pages like this. However, it is great for Reiki practitioners to read these descriptions and get refreshed on the Reiki knowledge.

  • Debra August 17, 2014, 11:16 am

    I find it quite refreshing seeing Reike and the symbols out and about. Thank you and I’m glad that I stumbled on to you page. I have been using and giving Reike for a long time now, it has helped me thru so many trials in my life. I have never thought to use the symbol to help my memory, wonderful . Xxxxxx

  • TM August 22, 2014, 2:00 am

    Calm down, people. The way I see it, is that they are sharing the knowledge of reiki so that people can not only use it to help heal themselves, but others. Isn’t it glaringly obvious that’s what the planet and the people on it need more than ever? Why would you want to keep this knowledge and information hidden or suppressed? Yes, it may be “Sacred”…but what kind of good does that do when no one knows about it and can’t use it? Do you think that it should be how it was back when there were only a few masters who could attune people they decided they wanted to for tens of thousands of dollars? Does that seem right? If reiki is universal life force energy that everyone is/has then shouldn’t we all be able to have access to this? It isn’t privileged for only an elite and select few. We all have innate healing abilities. How can anyone do anything harmful with universal life/love/god energy? It’s not like they’re sharing information on how to build a bomb or explosive device. That’s like people who find cures for something but then keep the information all to themselves because they don’t want anyone else to steal their ideas or make the money they could get from it. Why would you hoard helpful and healing information?

    • laura feher August 31, 2014, 1:10 am

      Thank you for caring about the healing of humanity, selfishness has its seeds of self undoing. To love&heal is what reiki represents

  • Gayle Dempsey August 31, 2014, 12:14 am

    Julie why would you want to prevent healing in others ???????? Thank you im grateful for this article xx

  • Dorothy September 6, 2014, 6:11 pm

    having read much or what has been written, with reiki there is no place for the “ego” should Implies guilt or some wrong doing. Intention is what matters, healing is what matters and knowledge shared will change the energy of the planet! Observations…we are all one, my will and the Divine will, are one

  • Deanna September 11, 2014, 3:46 am

    I was told by a reader that I am a lightworker. Is this a good place to ask questions about starting the Reiki journey?

  • Jaime September 14, 2014, 5:25 pm

    I feel as long as these teachings are going to be publicized online, the public then needs to know that one needs to be “attuned” to the Reiki energy, followed by the 21 day “purification” period to obtain the foundation of the energy and the first two symbols given at the time of the attunement, and to return thereafter to receive the rest of the attunement along with the 3rd symbol, its explanation and practice the sequence of the hand positions as much as possible. The public needs to know this before stating that all that is needed is to write the symbols and magic happens. That’s misleading, misinformed and a misfortune because we definitely need more Reiki practitioners in the world. So if it is done online, then do it right! Thank you. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

  • Kerri September 14, 2014, 5:54 pm

    Reiki can never be used in a negative way. It always works in the positive. Anyone who claims displaying these symbols to the public is dangerous, is only spreading fear. I think it is a good thing for a student to learn about Reiki and Reiki symbols prior to an attunement. Why not actually take some time to learn about Reiki before making a commitment to being a channel for it?

  • Jolie September 14, 2014, 9:18 pm

    I have been a Reiki Master for 15 years and have come to believe that there can be no harm from any part of Reiki. I have seen it accepted by New Agers, Medical professionals, and even a bunch of Baptist Church ladies. The symbols are not really symbols, they are Japanese words for ideas you are wanting in your mind when you are helping someone heal. The English words for the ideas you are focused on, not magic. The intent is always for the person’s highest good, not some magical spell.

    Each symbol has a correlating English translation (intent or prayer). People confuse sacred with secret and must realize that often things are kept secret to hold power over another individual. I had someone come to see me once that had gone for Reiki once a week for seven years and the practitioner never mentioned that the person could be empowered with Reiki for themselves. The practitioner held an economic reason and perhaps enjoyed having some sense of power over the individual seeking help. Needless to say, I immediately started educating the person about Reiki and empowered the person to be in charged of their own healing once again and attuned them to Reiki.

    In a nutshell: The symbols can’t do harm. We need more people helping others to heal. If someone is seeking Reiki or healing touch, they will find the practitioner they need. Pamela Miles teaches Reiki in a medical environment and has a wonderful Reiki book. She attunes all to Reiki. The beauty of this is if you are needing Reiki treatment and are attuned yourself, you have two or more gathered for your healing.

    Sorry so verbose, just wish people were less fear driven and more inclined to empower people for their own healing.

  • Amyah September 14, 2014, 11:20 pm

    I am a master teacher for more then 30 years now… And can tell you that nothing negative or harmful can come from Reiki. Now, Who are we to judge that someone is ready or not to see the symbols? I know people who had been initiated and do no good with their “powers” and saw some who are not initiated by another human but are doing wonderful things. So… who are we to judge. You say that the symbols should not be on the net… Well… In a way I agree and, on the other hand… How could I explain… If I tell you a word in martian language, a sacred word, would you understand, would you be able to pronounce it correctly? The same with the symbols. It is a laguage and, unless you know how to pronounce it, it will stay inactive. And, if a non-initiated (by a human) do something good with it, so be it.

    So, for the one who said her son is unwell since he saw the symbols… Look elsewhere. It is impossible, unless he tried to do harm… them, karma hit back.

  • Jen September 17, 2014, 1:48 am

    Get over yourselves, people. Many of you are so full of judgement! Take a step back and realize that you are basically attacking someone for what she posts in order to help people. Reiki can do no harm! Period! What do you think, “evil” people are going to hijack these symbols and wreak havoc? I’ve got news for you. These symbols are in print all over the place. They will not work when someone is not attuned. Yes, I am a Master with many years experience teaching. Yes, I was taught to memorize the symbols. But since I believe that reiki can only be used for good I have no doubt that its perfectly okay to share them. If you disagree, then do you believe Reiki can be used for harm?

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  • karina October 16, 2014, 12:40 pm

    I can’t believe all of these people practicing Reiki with a complete closed mind. We are here to love and evolve and that is exactly Reiki. I’m glad that you provide to the entire Universe the meaning and information/symbols of Reiki. Love & Light.

  • Coleen Posell October 16, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I’m a Reiki Master, Usui, and Karuna. Unless you are attuned, the symbols are not activated. When I talk about Reiki to groups I show the symbols. Thank you for this website. I always enjoy learning. You can even Google the Reiki symbols.

  • Sue October 16, 2014, 11:41 pm

    Interesting and varied comments….as a newbie to Reiki, i find the comments helpful and quite enlightening…pretty sure the Universe wouldnt allow any mis-use of any kind…..

  • Keana October 17, 2014, 3:00 am

    Reiki is meant for healing. Why keep healing a secret anymore? That’s like denying someone health resolve mental and physical. Sometimes people need to feel what we can do. Keeping reiki a secret instead of honoring and promoting it is NOT going to help the rest of the population accept it.

    Keep this site going. It does NOTHING but help those of us learn. It’s all over google anyways. ALL of the symbols can be found online So get off the admins ass and calm down everyone.

    How selfish of all of you. Yes we’ve learned it and taken the step. Why wouldn’t you want to share healing with your peers? Get real.

  • rupleteaser November 16, 2014, 6:39 pm

    Most Secret organisations and organisations that keep Secrets are feared for different reasons.
    Do we want that for Reiki?

  • Richard ellis November 16, 2014, 7:39 pm

    Lots of misinformation being spread by seasoned practitioners of Reiki sadly. The symbols being posted here can do no harm. All the Reiki symbols existed prior to their inclusion in the Usui Shiki Ryoho. They have been in the public domaine for nearly 20 years and have caused no harm. To believe they can is a misunderstanding of what’re symbols are for. If you want to really know why Mikao Usui included them in the Reiki practice read my new book ‘The Heart Of Reiki’, released today, I guarantee it answers many questions we may have about the symbols and will probably shock many people here.
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  • Cher Brunsdon January 15, 2015, 11:39 am

    I think REIKI Ray insights & explanations for people who may be learning REIKI or want to know more about REIKI are a blessing, I believe the symbols are sacred not secret. I am a REIKI master & if my students want to know more about symbols etc, I am happy to discuss symbols with them at REIKI 1 level, I explain that although tradition has asked for them to be kept secret, they have no meaning to anyone who may come across them especially if they do not know or understand REIKI, I believe that unless a person has been attuned to REIKI by a REIKI Master, they have no significance to someone looking at them or trying to use them as mentioned in above comments. How can they if that persons channels have not been opened via attunment? I have the 4 symbols framed in my therapy room, when I look at them they are pictures that represents immense knowledge & give me happiness to know what they mean and their purpose. When clients or students who do not know what the symbols represent, more often than not no one asks me what they mean, but when asked I explain they are sacred symbols pertaining to REIKI, that answer appears to be sufficient. I live with REIKI in my life every day, I am and feel truly blessed. It brings me immense love & joy. love & light to you all. Namaste.

  • Marina February 11, 2015, 6:52 am

    Call yourselves Reiki practitioners! All you people who are against publication of the symbols. Go sit with them, feel their energy.
    Then make your complaint.
    Reiki cannot harm anyone it is intelligent energy.
    All of you who are attuned to Reiki, imagine every time you see the symbols published that their energy helps to heal all those reading these articles. Help to bring about acceptance and tolerance and understanding for the well being of mankind and the planet. Use your faith in the intelligent reiki energy to heal our world and stop being narrow minded!

  • Karen April 1, 2015, 12:10 pm

    I feel that if you are not a reiki practitioner you would not be on reiki sites, and the symbols would hold no attraction for anyone else 🙂

  • Om May 4, 2015, 6:15 pm

    I am attuned level 3. I observed that reiki is sacred no one Can harm other using reiki. Reiki is intelligent energy. Different practitionors Use diferent Symbols. But symbol chokure is same always. I think Symbols channelize energy its Shape hardly matters. It is ones intersions which matters. So symbols even if knows to all through internet are not harm full. If one is attuned he can only use symbols with his faith & grood intensions for man kind.

  • Urvashi May 12, 2015, 2:52 pm

    Really helpful.. Thank you.. 🙂 And these symbols only work if someone is attuned to Reiki level 2.

  • Marnie May 29, 2015, 8:40 pm

    I am seeing fear in some of the comments here regarding the Reiki Symbols being revealed. Here are some reasons why I believe it is perfectly fine for these symbols to be shown.
    – Hiding information from the public creates conspiracy theories. There are already conspiracy theories out there about Reiki due to it’s once secretive nature. Continuing to hide them will just create more misinformation.
    – Fear creates more fear. The fear of these symbols being revealed has resulted in people making negative associations with the symbols that do not actually exist.
    – If you want to know the Reiki Symbols they are not hard to find – they are in popular books and on various websites. Trying to hide something that has already been revealed to the world is not possible. There is a time when every secret will be revealed – that time has already come for Reiki.
    – We are entering an age where transparency and honesty are important . . . you can’t have that while keeping secrets.

  • Pam June 3, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I have seen one thing here…

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  • Th One SPIRIT Calls Don' Kashif July 3, 2015, 3:18 pm

    I Love You All please stop the argueing….as a student of life and a house of truth i have been looking for a Sensei and one who is a student him/herself. in our growing days its becoming more difficult to find..there is no better sensei than the one spirit that teaches and i have learned plenty but in our age more and more subtle awareness is being developed and by taking away the secrecy it creates a place of peace and discovery..By all means i know from my knowledge Symbols that are charged with intention or meant to convey a message become living worlds and have power. for this reason it can mean all the good but it can also mean all the bad..if anything this is the best as spirit tells me..There are many young ones coming up with this knowledge but no schools to practice it at I am one although i am you my soul is old.what i can sense everyone bashing the auothor sound like you are caught in spiritual materialist mindset….heheh its all right i do the same sometimes but you must look to oneself and ask what the situation conveys to your world..and then to speak with love and acceptance…and as i am misinformed i feel all the reki practioners out there who are trying to hide it are misinformed also on the reiki it is about healing a concept that works only by giving and allowing to let FLOW!
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  • Kristian July 27, 2015, 1:42 pm

    Hi, cats out of the bag. I am Reiki attuned level 2 Usui. I have Reiki symbols inked on my arm. Only fellow Reiki users talk to me about my tatts , others don’t have a clue. Intuition lets me know who I should share this information with. Love this website. Love and Light to all.

  • Soulstar August 2, 2015, 2:31 am

    My Reiki Masters say NEVER draw Sei He Ki over your crown chakra because it can confuse the calibration of your Divine…or something. I wasn’t too clear on the WHY we shouldn’t do it. Anybody hear about that before? Is this a dangerous thing to do? What would happen?

  • Paul Clarke August 21, 2015, 10:58 am

    The Reiki Symbols can be found all over the Internet and ln countless books.The use of them is governed by wisdom,intent and the knowledge of how to use and draw them.I would have thought that The majority of People who Look at this Website allready have an attunement.l don,t like it when Reiki People argue amongst themselves although Iknow they sometimes do. In Love and Light

  • Bahb September 7, 2015, 4:52 am

    If you actually bother to research the symbols you will find them on Public Shrines in Japan. They are stylized symbols used in Medicine Biuddha practices. They are “words” that some have attempted to “keep secret” for their own benefit. If your intent is to heal you will not do harm.
    The “hon-sha-ze-sho-nen” is simply a Jaanese sentence/mantra.
    The “Sei hei ki” is a sanskit syllable, though somewhat altered by use in Japan after being shared through China. It is clearly visible in the shrine room of the temple/shrine Usui Sensei studied at.
    Please continue studying. Those of you who are insulted about seeing others post or share these symbols have been misinformed.

  • Debosophy September 22, 2015, 7:31 am

    I’m a level 1, but when my daughter bled out and died for thirty minutes, I came looking for solutions and found them.

    Reiki does no harm, we are all a part of the universe and some comments in here are ridiculous.

    Thank you for helping me save my daughter’s life xx

  • Kat October 18, 2015, 10:17 am

    All Reiki symbols should be treat with respect, Reiki is about love and caring for all living things. If a person isnt attuned to the levels (degrees) the symbols will not be as effective.
    As for Grand Masters there was only one and that was Mrs. Hawayo Takata, she never passed on the title even though her grand daughter says she was given this title by her grandmother but Takata passed before saying who she was passing it to. So there is NO grand master in Reiki as the level or degree only gots to Master.

  • LaurelFaye November 8, 2015, 11:14 pm

    Symbols will block themselves. as will the practitioner and the sharing, if necessary.
    Please allow freedom from worry and anger, reiki is not capable of harm, reiki may protect itself, and people who misuse it will lose it’s support due to misuse of healing elements. Excessive protection is based in fear and worry, which violate the principles of rei ki itself – and for what purpose? Healing is accessible to all who practice and who share this practice non-violently.

    Please, all, no worry, just practice and support reiki in your own truth.

    Consider: without practice and study, how does one draw an image or symbol without guidance?

    With worry and anger, this is not possible. Peace energy protects itself, you need not fight for rei ki. When you fight, you doubt reiki, you block world healing, is this not a goal that is present?

    Thank you, for the highest good of all, including those honest in study, practice and performance, not based on those able to afford many trainings who may still maintain the principles of reiki.

  • Rafa Seco December 2, 2015, 2:39 pm

    I think the symbols in the Internet is nothing else that the symbols the self working and healing the net. Internet is all full of energies and it’s taking a major role in our development today and how our human history is coming to be. The fact that I see reiki symbols on the Internet is the symbols leading reiki in the world and make in it be a part of our jurney as humans. The way I see it is that if the symbols didn’t want to be on the Internet and the karma of the symbol and reiki look any different the we will not have this website and none of this will exist. In my opinion Reiki is the way it is today for all our karma and the karma of the reiki system it self, I have just accep it; it’s just for today.

  • Thomas March 4, 2016, 5:38 am

    Awesome Website!

  • redyogimom June 14, 2016, 2:56 pm

    Holy Moly people, I’ve just spent the last few minutes scrolling all of these comments, I first want to thank the creators of this website on a job well done, you’re spreading love and light and helping to educate more people on the beautiful world of reiki! As a master, I see the fear and anger and hatred being spread by some people as nothing more than lack mentality, and I kindly say to you, you sought out this site, it didn’t fall into your lap, you can look the other way, turn your computer off and go meditate, give yourself reiki or find another more productive use of your time than to complain and spread hate! There is an abundance in this universe!

    I absolutely love the outpouring of support and love from so many people here, keep spreading love! That’s exactly what this world needs right now. Compassion, understanding, education and love! Keep up the good work! <3

  • gwen July 24, 2016, 6:35 pm

    I am preparing to be attuned to Level II Reiki. I am grateful for the developers of this site since the information it contains enables me to concentrate and study deeper to prepare for my attunement. I am still studying and will be attuned by a Reiki Master. I agree with those stating that Reiki can facilitate only the positive use of universal energy. We become channels of this energy and by the practice we grow deeper in respect and the search for learning how to use this energy to heal ourselves and other. Intention of this nature cannot produce a bad result. We are in a huge flow of energy, this year 2016 is a year of change and will provide us the outlet to vibrate higher or remain at a lower level.
    I wish that everyone can understand and appreciate the way in which Reiki can enable us to heal and elevate our spirituality. The world is in dire need and we should use all channels available. Thank you and
    Namaste to all

  • Celeste August 21, 2016, 8:55 pm

    What a drama fest the comments section has become. Whilst I see both sides of the argument here, I do believe this site is here to educate people who are shortly becoming attuned to Reiki or are already Reiki Masters/ Practitioners.
    The intention here is for those who are becoming initiates or are already initiated.

    However, I will say this, do not believe that the symbols do not hold power, even as someone before I was initiated I could use these symbols, I could distance heal and I could use Master Symbols from across a few traditions, including Tibetan, Egyptian and Usui.

    I got results with these long before my attunements.
    I am able to use Master Symbols such as Tam-A-Ra-Sha, without being initiated into Egyptian Reiki.
    If your focus is to align with the Universal energy and to use it, then it will work for you.

    Not simply by drawing the symbol, but also by knowing how to, with what hand, and in what order ect.. Without even being initiated as a master in Usui I could use Dai Ko Myo And Raku and Fire Serpent.

    How did I know these symbols? I brought books on Reiki to learn, I practiced everyday, drawing them. I found the right Master Teacher, who also understood that they are indeed powerful things and he did tell me that some people can use them and to great effect without needing an attunement.

    My Reiki Master Teacher’s tradition was from the Gakkai School. He and I share Reiju on a weekly basis, meeting up to talk about our progress and our practice. They do not just pass on attunements like water flowing through a pipe.
    They make sure the student is progressing, that they practice and know their stuff, they also make sure that the student is ready in their energy work for passing on an attunement. This is something that should not be rushed. Most people go out and get a Reiki Master’s attunement in a weekend, without even taking the time to really study it, to use the foundation meditations, and practices that strengthen one’s universal connection. And it should take years for people to become a master. A true Master is not someone who just has the level 3 degree for 10 years, but actually embodies the connectivity and self healing aspect on a daily basis.
    Also on regards to practice, it is meant to be a way of living, not a cult. The way some people come across on here in their comments seriously make me wonder at the mentality of people in the West and how they take this stuff lightly.

    Sure the Symbols are out there on the internet, nothing is hidden in the advent of technological advancement. But does that mean it is for everyone? No.
    Before the advent of the internet when I was younger, there were books to study, and that is how we learned. It’s just the internet has replaced a book.
    It does not replace however the connection between a true Reiki Master Teacher and a student, nor the Reiju and attunement process to stabilise the use of the energy and symbols.

    Like water, life flows and changes course, and so does the Reiki Energy with it. We should be adaptive. Sure I do not like having these all over the internet. But those who are attuned and have been taught will know the correct use, and also know how and when to use them, what order they go in, how to activate them, and so on.

    So please yes tradition is important to a point, but also we need to move with the times and the ever changing flow of life, or we become stagnated and stuck behind a rock in the flow. If that becomes our habit the water will fill us up and drown us.
    It’s no different on here than written in books.

  • Dannie August 22, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Symbols are just drawings are representations of something. They have no power in of themselves except for what the person drawing them or the person viewing them gives them. They are training wheels that are meant to be used until one understands and can use to make energy on its own and then discarded. Symbols in and of themselves Can Do no harm. Also I really hate it when I see that somebody saying the Reiki symbols are basically words from Japanese language when they are not. Most of my friends who speak Mandarin Japanese Chinese whatever you wish to call the language say these are nonsensical symbols. Like I said earlier symbols are representations of something they are not that thing in and of themselves. And sensei Usui, NOT DR. Usui ( the doctor title was given because most Americans would not understand what a Sensei was) didn’t even use the symbols that came around much later.

  • Sue October 16, 2016, 1:37 pm

    Someone needs to go meditate . Reiki will find you,, you don’t find reiki .. no harm being done here. Love and light to you all x

    • William Dannie Lane October 18, 2016, 12:46 pm

      You might want to look a little closer at the Japanese written language. As anyone who speaks Mandarin will tell you these are made up symbols they aren’t Japanese words the Reiki symbol in of itself those actually say tricky but the symbols used in the treatments are non sensible symbols they are not actual Mandarin words. Also in traditional Reiki the symbols aren’t used by Advanced practitioners they are used by the noticed they are used like training wheels to be used until the person can easily access the energy and let it flow and then the symbols are released and not used anymore it’s only in the western mind that we need the symbols.

  • CPK January 22, 2017, 8:57 am

    I must say , I am a little bit disappointed at the tone of some of the comments on this page. I would have expected this from football coaches and not Reiki practitioners…..very disappointing.

  • Gabrielle Goodridge July 1, 2017, 4:22 am

    I think it’s really sad that people are actually arguing over how Reiki should or shouldn’t be used or presented. It is a contradiction of the entire intent of healing and prosperity. People who proclaim to be “healers” and “masters” wouldn’t be arguing over a powerful life force of collective energy if they knew the first thing about it. Sounds like a big ego game to me. And also, considering very few people even know what Reiki is, why would it even be a worry of who sees the symbols? Would someone who doesn’t even know how to pronounce the work Reiki , even been reading this article? The target audience of this article is for people who know and practice and are trying to learn more. It is sacred and to be respected. Certainly not by arguing and spreading negitivity due to over sized egos.

  • Anna September 29, 2017, 2:00 am

    There are so many books on Reiki that anyone can purchase with full explanation of all the symbols. I am in my Reiki Mastership and in my opinion, there is so much more to Reiki then these symbols. You have to practice Reiki every day to yourself on so many levels. The only way that these sacred symbols can truly be of benefit is to have the right training and mindset to put them to good use. Sure, anyone can do Reiki, but you truly have to live it every day to feel the energy necessary to use these symbols. Yes, there are people that haphazardly try things. But it generally won’t last long unless there is a true interest in Reiki as a whole.

  • Jen January 26, 2018, 1:49 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful explaination. Often we are just told of the emotional healing aspect of this element.
    I am a bit shocked at the negativity that I read coming from Reiki practioners to this article. I see the original comment was in 2013. We are now in 2018, and the reiki symbols are all over the interent. I also have books published long before 2013 with the symbols in them. It is said that you find things or rather that things are revealed to you in the right moments. Seeing the pure energy of love which Reiki is and that it canNOT do harm, anyone lead to these symbols is quite obviously meant to see them exactly when they do….whether attuned or not. Anyone who does the slightest bit of reading and knows that you need to be attuned to these symbols in order to utilize their true potential may very well be lead to the necessary Reiki courses in order to become certified to use them. Interestingly enough, prior to becoming a Reiki master, I could not find the Master symbol anywhere on the internet. It felt like such a blessing the day that I was introduced to it by my own Reiki Master. Now I see it everywhere. You see things when you are meant to.
    Reiki Rays in an invaluable resource to those of us in the Reiki community. I am grateful every single day for the knowledge and wisdom shared through this site and through these articles. I am additionally grateful for the way in which Reiki Rays connects us to others and does help to establish what feels like a true “community” of likeminded souls looking to do good in the world.

  • Hasan Trower April 21, 2018, 2:47 am

    I think that this is wonderful information for anyone. Also, you can be attuned to reiki remotely.

  • Jeann Hartley April 7, 2019, 5:27 pm

    i am assuming that all who comment googled to get here as I did. Thank you, it is assisting and enhansing my reiki studies. Do no harm, share the charms… and remember the precepts commentors.

  • Sisol August 20, 2020, 8:57 pm

    When I was taught the symbols it was done in a very ceremonial way and I felt that it was a very special gift that I was being given by my teacher. Now everyone I know says that they are Reiki practitioner . I don’t think this can be a bad thing if we are using the symbols we have been taught how to draw them properly . I don’t believe it can be used for evil purposes, IMO

  • Beatrice Campbell September 1, 2020, 12:01 am

    I am grateful to learn. I am thankful for this information.
    Atma Namaste

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