I've shunned together with the symbols on this e-book for a similar causes as above. Though for the reason that mid-1990s they've been printed in just a few books, and they're now out there on some websites on the Web, I nonetheless adhere to and honor the Reiki custom that they be saved “secret”: they're solely revealed to those that have taken Reiki Second Diploma (or Grasp degree within the case of the fourth image, defined in Chapter 19) and acquired the attunement that empowers them.
The “secretness” of the Reiki symbols has been misunderstood within the West, the place the phrase “secret” is seen as shameful. In distinction, within the East the phrases “sacred” and “secret” are interconnected each culturally and experientially, so it will appear unnatural to folks there to debate issues overtly which are a part of a religious custom.
Throughout a Reiki 2 course you'll be proven the Reiki symbols, often drawn on items of paper that you may then copy a lot of instances, to observe drawing them and that can assist you memorize them. Some Masters choose to not have them written down, and draw them within the air as a substitute, instructing their college students to repeat their actions.
Historically the observe papers and the unique copies of the symbols are taken again by the Grasp on the finish of the course. Typically these are ceremonially burned, both earlier than the scholars depart, or when the Grasp returns house. A couple of Reiki Masters these days give their college students copies of the symbols and their mantras to maintain, however ask the scholars to not present them to different folks.
One of many causes for taking again the copies, nevertheless, is to make sure that college students are motivated to memorize the symbols correctly, as a result of until they're memorized they can't be used successfully. It might make some college students really feel safer having a “crib” sheet, but when you must get out your copies of the symbols each time you need to use them, it should inhibit you an excessive amount of.
That is the place a two-day Reiki 2 course has nice benefits, as a result of there's then loads of time to spend working towards drawing the symbols till the scholars really feel actually proficient at utilizing them. Some Masters set a easy check on the second morning, simply asking the scholars to take a single sheet of paper with their identify on it and draw every of the three symbols along with their applicable names and mantras, which they then hand to the Grasp for checking.
If after the course you do neglect how to attract any of the symbols, or are just a bit uncertain about whether or not you're doing them accurately, do get in contact along with your Reiki Grasp—it's nothing to be ashamed of, and your Reiki Grasp would a lot moderately aid you to recall them accurately than have the potential of you giving up.
You're often requested to not reveal the symbols (or their mantras) in any approach to anybody aside from individuals who have already accomplished Reiki 2, though their nature and objective will be mentioned with out violating this belief, and you should utilize their names—Energy, Concord and Distant. Which means that you want to watch out to not enable anybody to see you drawing the symbols or hear you saying their sacred mantras. The extra you observe, the better it turns into to attract the symbols subtly, and also you don’t have to say the mantras aloud—you may suppose them, as a substitute.