Article by Lisa Koester
Much has been written and said about using non-traditional symbols in Reiki treatment. Those on both sides of the debate agree that there is a new direction Reiki practice seems to be taking.
In 2014, William Rand, introduced Holy Fire Attunements as a “new” form of Reiki. Those who have received it say they feel it is much more powerful, more aligned, and more attuned with today’s needs of the planet and her inhabitants. Other Reiki Masters are waking up as well, to new symbols which have been revealed to them personally or to their clients. Each individual experiences symbols in their own way, and again it can be very difficult to describe.
Since the beginning of the millennium, and into the planetary shifts of 2012, many have seen changes take place in their inner world as well as their outer world. The global financial collapse of 2008-2009 affected many in how they live, how they perceive the world, and how they prioritize their values.
When major shifts occur in our psyche, and our lives change, things can feel very difficult. Most people are not comfortable with change. So when unplanned changes occur, we can find ourselves at a loss or feel as if the ground has fallen away from beneath our feet.
For many awakened healers, these symbols are appearing at a time when people are in need of them, or are ready to receive them. We also don’t know exactly how many Reiki symbols there are. Many studies have been done to uncover original symbols which have been traced to Tibet. It is now believed that these symbols were hidden from us until we were ready to receive them. Perhaps you have seen symbols while giving a Reiki session, in a dream, or while practicing on yourself. Pay attention to symbols which show up for you energetically or physically. They can show up in the form of plants, animals, or graphics which repeatedly show up. If you feel so guided to share them with your students, do so only after asking permission on the subtle body level. Students are often overwhelmed with the kanji or Japanese writing when first learning symbols, so adding something new to the mix may throw them. Seasoned Reiki students who have been practicing for a while with traditional symbols and feel comfortable with them may be more open. Once they learn them, ask them to journal or note how they felt different from the original symbols.
We are each of us learning and here to support each other on the path. No one form of Reiki is “right.”
So whatever comes up for you can be shared as a magical gift!
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Lisa Koester is a trained Teaching Reiki Master and Meditation teacher based in Marin County, CA. She helps Reiki practitioners and Reiki masters grow their practice. She speaks at events, leads workshops and retreats, and sees private clients in person or via Skype.
Lisa received Level I initiation in 1998 and continued her metaphysical and spiritual work incorporating Reiki practice into yoga and other modalities. In 2009 Lisa became a professional Teaching Reiki Master, helping people to heal and working with other practitioners. She works with Angelic healing, Ascended Masters, and teaches working with crystals and essential oils. Lisa teaches meditation to individuals as well as groups, and brings her unique style of Living Wisdom Meditation to corporate businesses and private organizations. Locally and globally engaged, Lisa teaches both in person and online, but does attunements in person only. She is available to lead retreats worldwide and speak at events. Lisa Koester may be found at www.reikilightworker.com, Lisa@reikilightworker.com, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/angellightreiki