4 Reiki Symbols Explained Print



Have you ever been curious as to what guides and strengthens a Reiki session? How a practitioner can target and focus energy to heal what bothers you? The answer is a better understanding of the four traditional Reiki symbols.


These four symbols are used to direct energy during a healing session. It’s easiest to think of the symbols like keys, which open doors to specific energy frequencies found in the universal life force (chi/ki).  When using a symbol it is like the practitioner is “dialing in” to that particular frequency, giving the intention energy and making the most of the healing.

1. The Power Symbol (Cho Ku Rei)
    a.  Intention:  Light Switch
    b.  This is an all-purpose symbol; it means essentially ''put the power here''. It can be used to increase the energy flow overall or in particular areas of the person's energy field.
2.  The Harmony Symbol (Sei Hei Ki)
     a.  Intention:  Mental/Emotional Healing
     b.  This is a mental/emotional symbol. It can calm things down if too much is going on or bring things up when a person is stuck
          energetically (mentally/emotionally).
3.  The Connection Symbol (Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen)
a. Intention: Timelessness
b. Primarily used to send Reiki healing over distance and time (past, present, future), this symbol is also associated with healing karma and strengthening spiritual connection. Its frequency is similar to forgiveness.
dai_ko_mio_reiki_symbol4. The Master Symbol (Dai Ko Myo)
a. Intention: Enlightenment
b. This is the most powerful Reiki symbol, representing how everything that exists is filled with Reiki energy—love available to everyone. The symbol helps in healing the soul, enlightenment and developing inner peace. This symbol can only be accessed and utilized by Reiki masters
Want to learn more?  Diane Stein's book Essential Reiki is a good one and a these few others along with excellent music for Reiki and meditation. 
If you are ever interested in experiencing Reiki, the focused energy of the four Reiki symbols, or learning to use Reiki and symbols on yourself and others, contact me for a personal Reiki session or class at 920-819-3774 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Last Updated on Monday, January 19 2015 15:21