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Level II Reiki Symbols

The Sei-He-Ki
(pronounced say-hay-key)
Sei: justice, truthful, correct,
perfect, healthy

He: fault, habit, prejudice, warp
Ki: inferiority complex, untrue, remote place

This symbol focuses Reiki energy on the emotional body and intensifies its effects. It is the symbol for healing the emotions and transforming negative feelings to positive ones. Transforming the emotions is an alchemical process and the second stage on the Path to Enlightenment. The first stage, symbolized in Reiki as the Cho-Ku-Rei, is when one learns to detach from daily life, even if only for a moment, via meditation. Learning to meditate and enter altered states is the beginning process of just about every spirituality discipline. This symbol is used for healing relationship issues and any sort of emotional/mental distress, such as fear, depression, anger, sadness or anxiety. It is also used to help release negative conditioning from past experiences by helping to release any old "patterned responses."

The Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen
(pronounced hone-shaw-zay-show-nen)
Hon: source, root, origin, earth
Sha: cutting to the heart of the matter
Ze: box part - sun, life giving center of the Universe. Keeping the foot in place on
the path, impeccable. Lower part - person
Sho: timeless present, beyond time, in the immediate now
Nen: heart fire, spiritual heart

As a whole, it means: the source of cutting right to the center is being an impeccable person in the timless present of the spiritual heart. It also means "no past, no present, no future," as all time is NOW. The Tradiional meaning given to this symbol is, "The Buddha in me reaches out to
the Buddha in you to promote enlightenment and peace."

The Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen serves as a reminder to us that all human limitation is mind-created. Based on past conditioning, reality is "what you see is what you get," and because of this self-made limitation the truth is obscured. When we know this truth, all the things that hold us back from Enlightenment and keep us "stuck" are released.

In distance healing, Reiki energy can be sent thousands of miles away, or across a room. It can be sent to repeat at certain intervals, or even sent into the past or future. With distance healing there is "no past, no present, no future." Once we can fully grasp the concept that all time is NOW, we see that there are no limitations; there is only the art of changing consciousness at will. Reality is what we make it. Where there is a will, there is a way. We should strive to create Heaven/Nirvana on Earth, rather than constantly trying to escape Earth for Heaven.

It is this awareness of the mind, and of what our minds can and will create, that releases karma and the need to return to the Earthplane again and again in order to resolve past issues, and learn the lessons we need to learn. The Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen, as pointed out earlier, can be used to discover our karmic patterns and to complete the karma and release it. By healing the past we heal our future and karma is released. This process is done in the conscious mind. Every Spirituality practice is designed to train the mind through such practices as meditation, creative visualization and focusing on the body and the movement of the Ki/Chi energy. According to the Tibetan Buddhist definition, the Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen (which was originally used not for healing, but for Enlightenment) is used to go beyond the mind to the Buddha Nature (God/dess within) in all of us. When the mind is aware,
there is openness and release: freedom from time, space, delusion, limitation... an understanding of all things.

A Reiki attunement is an initiation into a sacred metaphysical order that has been present on earth for thousands of years. By receiving an attunement you will become part of a group of people who are using Reiki to heal themselves, and each other, and who are working together to heal the Earth. By becoming part of this group, you accept full responsibility for your actions, and your own healing.

May your exploration of Reiki be a joyous one!
Terri Ramacus
Usui, Seichem, and Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher

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