These methods don’t want the Reiki symbols, though they're non-obligatory in some instances. Certainly, the symbols and their mantras had been taught in Usui’s unique system solely to open sure talents within the college students, and when these talents had been totally manifested using the symbols decreased till they had been hardly ever used. In impact, the scholars would have “turn into” the vitality represented by the symbols.
One factor I have to level out is that you simply don’t must study the Japanese names for all these methods except you notably need to. What could be way more related could be to combine some or all of those strategies into your normal observe of Reiki. They don’t must be handled as one thing separate. They're actually very helpful, however no more so than any of the methods from the Western custom. They're simply one other facet of the Usui Reiki Ryoho, Dr. Usui’s easy but highly effective system of hands-on therapeutic.
A number of the methods are fairly just like Western methods, equivalent to the strategy of scanning the aura for energetic disturbances, whereas others are fairly totally different, for instance, utilizing mild strain with the fingertips as an alternative of getting the hand flat towards the physique. So please do attempt them out as part of your numerous vary of methods, maybe including one or two initially or the top of a Reiki remedy, perhaps practising them with mates or different Reiki practitioners first. They're actually a really useful addition to your record of choices.