What do the Reiki symbols mean?
When you first find out about Reiki you will invariably keep coming across references to symbols, be it in their own right, or being associated with the `attunements' that one undergoes in order to be able to have the Reiki energy channelled through them.
The symbols referred to are ones that the Reiki founder, Dr Mikao Usui prepared for his own students. The symbols were a tool, a visual focus to help the students learn to assimilate or become familiar with a particular energy; the student was not 'attuned' to the symbol in the way that we understand in Western Reiki: they were simply given the symbol to use as a focus. These symbols have always been regarded highly precious and up until recent years, have been highly guarded and handed down carefully from one Reiki Master to another - no hard copies were allowed, it all had to be committed to m
emory - though these symbols may vary across the varying styles of Reiki.
The Reiki symbols are specific items used by Reiki practitioners who have been attuned to use them, and who are taught to focus their intent for specific uses They are an integral part of the attunement
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