GOKAI (Reiki Principles)
“The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind”
The founder, Usui Mikao.
Reiki was initiated by Dr. Usui, a Japanese Christian minister head of a Christian boys school in Japan. The word Reiki consists of two Japanese words. “Rei”, which means “ghost, spirit, Soul; divine; ethereal body; spirituality”, and “ki”, which means “gas, air; breath; energy; force; atmosphere; mood; intention; emotion; attention”. Reiki as used today means ‘Divine or Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy’.
The Reiki practitioner channels Universal Life Force Energy, Divine White Light, through their hands to the client. Much like healing with laying of hands, and similar to the Shamanic Illumination, the practitioner focuses the intention and energy on the ailing body parts and infuses them with healing Divine Light.
Reiki symbols are used for healing, for protection and for attuning initiates into the Reiki Linage. They help channel various healing frequencies. Using different symbols boosts the Reiki energy. Symbols can be activated by saying their name three times, by drawing them with your finger or by visualizing them. You can draw or visualize them either on your palm center or on the areas to be treated. Whatever method you use, it is the intent that counts.
CHO KU RAY
The Power Symbol
It increases Reiki power by channeling
Universal Life Force energy and focusing it where you intend it.
SEI HEI KI
The Mental/Emotional Symbol
It is used primarily for mental/emotional healing and calming the mind
HON SHA ZE SHO NEN
The Distance Healing and Attunement Symbol.
It is used to send Reiki over distance and time (past, present, future) to anyone and anything.
TAM A RA SHA
The Balancing/Unblocking Symbol
It is used to ground and balance energy and unblock chakra centers allowing energy to flow freely
DAI KO MYO
This is the Reiki Master symbol, the most powerful in the Reiki group used only by Reiki Masters.
It is used to heal the soul.
Since it deals with the soul and our spiritual self it heals disease and illness from the original source in the energy fields.
It helps provide enlightenment and peace, and it strengthens intuitive and psychic abilities. With practice, this symbol brings profound life changes.