practitioner level : MASTER
As Reiki practitioners it
should at this point already be clear that the power of Reiki remains
unquestioned as a successful form of treating various ailments, on its own, or
in conjunction with other forms of therapy. Of course treating ailing patients
is not the only use for Reiki and at early levels practitioners are taught
various ways in which the life of others and oneself can be enhanced for the
better, using Reiki. And as Reiki abilities increase it becomes easier to use
Reiki on animate as well as inanimate objects.
Wondering on the point of
applying Reiki to inanimate objects?.. It is used simply as a matter of aiding
return of the object to the perfect universal balance through energetic manipulation.
Eg. The drinking quality of water can be improved by the application of Reiki
on the water. It may be of interest to remember that it would also be possible
to consider that even inanimate objects are in fact animate due to their
This in mind, one of the
primary things taught from the earliest stages of Reiki training is the use of
Reiki Symbols including :
- Cho Ko
Rei - Power symbol
- Sei He
Ki - Emotional / memory symbol
- Hon Sha
Ze Sho Nen - Distance symbol / link symbol
- Dai Kou
Mei - Master symbol
Each of these symbols
utilize specific manifested visualizations and associations with which the
power of these symbols are yielded and conveyed to their intended destinations.
These essentially remain
tools used by practitioners to aid and enhance the strength and intent of any
energetic manipulation performed by them. To explain this, and if you have any
experience of Reiki, you will remember that most treatments use an application
of Cho Ko Rei, whether in reverse or not, to reinforce the treatment.
Of course all of the
symbols mentioned here are used with great success and effect by active
practitioners of Reiki. What is also interesting is that the more the
practitioner believes in the symbols, the more effective they become… This may
be argued by some as being inaccurate, however when considering symbols, it
should be remembered that the symbol remains a tool only, and as such is
powered substantially through wielding with power. The power of the
practitioner… Essentially the more powerful the practitioner the more success
the symbols generate…
It is with this in mind
that one has little choice but to consider the other side of the coin in that
the use of symbols aids the power of the practitioner, essentially making the
wielder of the symbol more powerful…. "And round and round we go….".
It is with this in mind
that one also can consider the possibility that other symbols (whether self
created or borrowed from other philosophical practices) could be used with
great success in the practice of Reiki. Applying the same rules applicable for
traditional Reiki symbols, to any symbol one uses in the practice of Reiki
(other than the traditional Reiki symbols), will have at least the same level
of power that traditional Reiki symbols have, and in using these one could
enhance one's Reiki ability substantially and successfully.
This of course begs the
question : Surely the Traditional Reiki symbols are adequate for any Reiki
treatment or practice that one wishes to perform?… What else could one possibly
The answer to this
question is without a doubt, yes and nothing respectively when one considers
Reiki in the milieu that it was developed. This being a milieu of eastern
philosophy where issues of time and space do not exist, where casting of these
symbols remain outside of the constraints placed by these issues.
Unfortunately in Western
society these issues do still exist, and whilst Western society is slowly
starting to come to terms with these aspects of philosophy, we are still a long
way away from total understanding and acceptance of this. With this in mind it
should be considered that this presents Western practitioners with a rather
difficult problem. More specifically until the practitioner has fully come to
grips with the full implication of these aspects (time and space), Reiki
treatments are limited by the practitioners as well as the patients, to the
physical universe time in which the treatment is performed, or are usually
assigned to be available at certain times and locations (using Hon Sha Ze Sho
A further very specific
aspect, which is taught from early stages of Reiki training is the importance
of distancing one’s self from the outcome. And whilst this remains good
practice this creates in the typical western practitioner mind a fairly
Essentially a Reiki
treatment will have lasting affect by virtue of the fact that the Reiki "
beamed " to the patient will have aided in the re-balancing of the patient
energy patterns. Unfortunately in western minds, whilst the effect of a Reiki
treatment lasts after the treatment is stopped, the flow of Reiki energy ceases
once the practitioner stops " beaming " energy to the patient. And whilst
this in no way reduces the benefit of a Reiki treatment this significantly
impacts on the lasting affects of the treatment.
It is with this in mind
that I wish to offer to all practitioners of Reiki a symbol, which will further
enhance and improve Reiki ability and success.
And since this would be
an addition to the Western way of practicing Reiki I would suggest this remains
in a language we understand :
The symbol name : The Occupier
The symbol :
The purpose of the symbol
To continue the flow of
Reiki energy even after the Reiki practitioner ceases his / her treatment of a
patient. Essentially offering an opportunity for an ongoing treatment of the
patient without attachment to the practitioner, without requiring the
practitioner's continued active participation in the treatment, for the
treatment to continue even after physical treatment by the Reiki practitioner has
Using the symbol :
To wield the symbol one
would start to draw the symbol in the air (or in one's mind)
Reiki" as indicated
All the while say "
Oc-cu-py"- as indicated
Note that the direction
of the circle to be made to be on par with the direction water turns in your
hemisphere (so northern hemisphere - clockwise as indicated above) ( and
southern hemisphere anti-clockwise). Make it as easy as possible for the symbol
to fall in line with the already existing energies.
Then add the final part
of the symbol
Say - Earth link - as
What the symbol does :
As indicated the symbol
has three basic elements.
Creates a receiver for Reiki Energy and links the symbol to the universe,
for easy flow of energy into the center of the Occupier. This is
intrinsically linked to the Occupy section of this symbol and will
continue to gather Reiki energy from the universe until the Occupy section
no longer needs it.
this symbol, when signified, is static this is in fact a fluid portion. This
portion of the symbol attaches itself to the patient in the location on the
body needing treatment, and then conforms to the shape of the area in distress.
Essentially encompassing the area of distress. This portion will remain, and
continue to work until all distress in the area requiring treatment is
completely eliminated. The portion of the symbol also continues to conform to
the changing physical shape of the ailment (as the ailment gets better, the
space in the body it occupies gets smaller. The symbol continues to conform to
all Reiki treatments it is recommended that the practitioner connects to the
earth to drain excess energy. In this instance this portion of the symbol will
serve this purpose as well as aid in the draining out of unwanted energy caused
by the ailment, and into the earth for purification. As such creating a full
Reiki energy flow link through the point of ailment, and continuing the
treatment without the continued presence of the practitioner.
Using in conjunction
with other symbols.
Of course this symbol can
be used in conjunction with any of the traditional Reiki symbols and in fact
considerable benefit could be derived from doing so. To suggest a few examples
- Use the
Cho Ko Rei to empower your placement of the Occupier symbol
this symbol in conjunction with Sei He Ki to isolate memories and emotions
until they have been properly energetically balanced by Reiki energy
flowing through the subject.
course you could place the Occupier on the other side of a Hon Sha Ze Sho
Nen for collection with longer lasting results.
It will not do harm to
inform your patient that you have placed an Occupier into the affected ailment,
as this will aid their self-healing ability even more. Especially keeping in
mind the considerable power of the mind body connection that exists in all.
Of course there remain
many uses for this symbol and it can be used on its own, or in conjunction with
traditional symbols for various purposes, and it is anticipated that this
symbol will not only help improve the treatment ability of practitioners but in
many ways will continue to further the amazing results that can be expected
from Reiki in life.
Author Bio :
The author, Pieter Heydenrych is a Reiki master who maintains both sites Learn how to meditate as well as The Order of Perfect. In both instances the sites are dedicated to enlightenment and the spread of knowledge to all who wish to learn.