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Reiki Symbols – The Gift of Life Force

There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.

There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.

If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.

Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.

But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."

Reiki Symbols – The Gift of Life Force

There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.

There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.

If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.

Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.

But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."

The Leading Facts about Reiki Healing

If you have the fair interest in knowing Reiki and how it is practiced, the best thing to start with is that of getting familiar with the healing procedure. Reiki imparts the knowledge on how the present life can be lived to the fullest and to let go of all the worries and stress. It is necessary to put away the concerns that bother the mind, the spirit, and the body because it is the only way on how a full life can be enjoyed. Reiki healing employs the force that opens the doors in our lives towards the most unexpected and positive things that can occur. As soon as we allow our hearts, minds, and spirits to open up to the wonders of its healing procedure, we can start to live in harmony with the rest of our brothers and sisters.

The Healing and the Healer
As per the believers of Reiki, they manifest the techniques as they abide by the Divine consecration and the sacred covenant that they share with the Creator. Others even have the faith that the ability to heal themselves and others by means of using Reiki is innate. The technique is both a therapy and a way of allowing one to live the present day at a given moment. The healing ability is empowered as the person decides to accept his responsibility in getting attuned to it. Apart from acting as a form of treatment, it is also a lifestyle that encourages an individual to do good deeds in their entire lifetime.

The Early Beginnings
The methods of healing through Reiki is said to have been rooted from the age old Tibet and was actually rediscovered by no less than a Japanese man by the name Mikao Usui in the latter part of the 1800s. When Mikao Usui died, his loyal followers took over the responsibility and continued the practice. They established clubs and alliances which still exist to this day to teach the variations of the Reiki method. The teaching is basically based on the learner's level of spiritual maturity. In the early times, the club was exclusively for the Japanese so the foreigners were never allowed to partake in the course. However, one Japanese woman by the name Hawayo Takata introduced the same teachings in the western world in the 1970s. Nowadays, the knowledge on Reiki is known to all parts of the world.

Using Reiki Methodology
If there are some people who question the efficacy of Reiki, it is but necessary to believe that it truly works. The person has to be simply open to accept the healing energy which is always around. You don't necessarily have to feel anything during the healing process. If one fails to receive the energy, it means that the process is obstructed by the imbalanced chakras. In order to fully enjoy its effect, it has to be rebalanced. It may take a while but with the help of other Reiki healers, the process of recovery can be made faster.

It is but important to do the Reiki healing procedure with all of your heart and mind. Your action has to be driven by your greatest emotion called love. It is by opening yourself up to the whole process that you will only be able to receive its rewarding effect. Good deeds are also going to be returned to you.

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The Purpose of Reiki Healing

Reiki healing has been in continuing practice for several years now. It is recognized to be a great tool that is aimed at personal treatment and growth. Reiki energy is rooted from an optimal spiritual source which never fails to come up with the best results. The healing applies for the spirit, the mind, and the body which has to serve as the guide in an individual's journey called life. Reiki likewise aids in the enhancement of the personal talents. Of course, all of these can only materialize if you prefer to get attuned to this sacred practice. There exists a sacred covenant that has to be maintained and nurtured for always.

Learning the Program of Self-Healing

For you to be able to acquire the depth of the knowledge on Reiki's self-healing process, you must develop a sensible time for practice. You need to master different techniques. The way on how you execute it will move you forward near your goal or pull you away from your desired aim. In the course of self-healing, the appropriate technique must be used and thus should be learned by you. If you are qualified enough to do so, you may choose to develop your own healing system which will work to your advantage. If you have your spirit, mind, and heart into Reiki, you will surely succeed.

The Allotted Time for Self-Healing

The Reiki system of self-healing is best done by regularly allotting at least 30 minutes to yourself. It is time that you realize how important it is to value yourself and therefore spend some time for your complete healing. You may use either the scanning or hand positions as your technique. Your focus should be on those regions that require healing the most. As the session begins, you will be carefully guided as to where your hands should go and which body part should you touch. You have to feel everything that you are doing. Let the energy flow and feel it vibrating. While the session is going on, ponder on your daily activities and where your life is heading. It is by means of thinking over your practice in life will your quest for self-healing produce a great impact. This is a kind of technique that promotes the development of a healthy attitude. More so, this self-reflection technique will similarly give you more room for the generation of very creative ideas and ways on how it will be best to handle your own troubles.

Self-Healing in Groups

Again, Reiki treatment can be administered to yourself or to others. Hence, you may form a special group with the rest of the Reiki self-healers whom you know and do the session altogether. This practice is a lot more effective because you don't only get to heal yourself but the rest of your group mates as well. A daily practice can do wonders. You will heal each other faster. The complete healing is also sure to materialize. The secret to it is the sharing of energy and support as the group gets on with the session.

Being in a group will give you the opportunity to discuss among yourselves the things that you want to get healed with. A once a week meeting will generate a more serious focus and a deeper purpose in each and every one of you. Let the prayers guide you through as you convene in the Reiki healing practice.

For more information about Reiki Healing go to http://reikiforhealing.org/ .

Color Power: Color Healing


Color Power: Color Healing

We are all drawn more toward certain colours than others, usually as a result of personal experiences associated with the relevant hue. Consciously or sub consciously - colour affects us and those around us in many ways. Being drawn to a certain shade on a particular day – be it the food we eat or the clothes we wear – usually means that our being is in need of this particular colour. It is no accident that phrases like seeing red or feeling blue and blues music have become common in our language. Colour and sound vibrations affect our daily lives and can also be used to heal us.

The world may well appear a more colourful place to women. According to a new study many women perceive a greater range of colors - particularly shades of red - than men are able to see. Red, orange and yellow are denoted as active and warm colours while blue and purple as cool and passive. Green is the one hue that is neither. It is the balancing and healing shade forming the mid point of the full colour spectrum.

A Short Background of Colour Healing

Most of what we know today is credited to the scientific research of Sir Isaac Newton. However, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used colour in healing. Painting rooms and using coloured ointments formed a part of this process.

In fact, physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus wrote about using colour as a therapy as early as the 1st century in Rome. In the 9th century, the Arab physician Avicenna wrote about the relationship of colour to both diseases and their treatments.

Colour therapy has been successfully used in hospitals and mental institutions since the 1930s. Exposure to different hues has an affect on our emotions and psychology. Although quite gentle when used in healing, it can have powerful results.

Different Ways of Healing with Colours

Different colours are associated and resonate with different parts of the body. These are known as the seven energy centres of the physical being known as chakras. The chakras themselves are interconnected through energy meridians throughout the body. If those energy centres or meridians are out of balance the body often reacts with physical symptoms resulting in a person feeling ill. A variety of applied techniques are generally used to bring the body back into balance.

Colour Healing Using Candles

One of those methods is the use of coloured candles. As a general rule, people are drawn to a certain shade if they are deficient of this particular hue and need to re energise a certain chakra. Simply light a candle of the relevant colour and remain in close proximity to it, hence recharging your out of balance energy field.

Colour candles can also be used for a specific requirement. If you need to concentrate to read or study, light a yellow candle. Different colours have distinct effects on the human psyche and through it on the physical well being, but more on that later.

Colour Healing Using Lamp Radiation

The use of a lamp with shaded light bulbs is another way of using colour to re balance body, mind and spirit. It can be used to illuminate the room in general or focused on specific body parts as needed. Again, different colours cause different reactions – a warm colour such as red, orange or yellow will stimulate body and mind while a cool shade of blue or purple will have a calming effect.

Colour Water Healing with Sun Energies

Place a colour gel into a clear bowl of water, cover the bowl and place it in the sun – generally on a window sill. Alternatively, use a clear glass or bowl of water with coloured panes of glass or filters and expose both to the sunlight.

The sun will then energise the water over time in accordance with the shade of gel, filter or pane of glass used. If placed in the window in the morning, the water should be ready for consumption by sundown.

The sun’s rays are said to have magical healing qualities. The coloured and subsequently energised water will assume and accumulate the relevant healing qualities and thus enable healing certain illnesses and injuries by drinking the liquid.

Colour Breathing

Concentrate on a certain colour you feel deficient of and breathe in deeply. This can be combined with colour candles or a lamp with a shaded bulb or even a coloured fabric (preferably made from natural materials such as silk or cotton) either placed in front of you or simply close by.

Colour Visualisation

Similar to Colour Breathing, visualise a certain colour in your mind with your eyes closed. Imagine yourself immersed in this hue and see yourself resonate with it, healing and balancing you. Again, this practice can be combined with candles, lights and/or fabrics as above.

Now a little insight into the effects the different colours have on our every day life.

First the seven colours connected to our body’s energy fields – the chakras:-

RED – Root Chakra (base of spine)

Red stands for energy, vitality and power. If you feel tired in the morning, wear or eat something in this shade to give you the extra energy you need for the day. It stimulates the physical body and nervous system as well as emphasises independence and individuality. This hue also counteracts physical exhaustion, worry as well as fear and helps raise blood pressure and circulation, warding off colds and chills in the process. However, people suffering from anxiety and/or high blood pressure should avoid this hue as it may increase anxiety and aggression.

Contrary to popular belief, colours are not only used in alternative healing but also in modern medicine. Red is used to burn out cancer as well as drying up weeping sores or wounds.

It is also a good colour for business, especially if you are a sales person. The colour red stands out and attracts people. A red carpet or wall in a place of business will draw money.

ORANGE – Sacral/Sexual Chakra (below naval)

Orange is used to increase immunity and physical energy, sexual potency and also has a positive effect on digestive problems, muscle spasms and cramps, chest (bronchitis and asthma) and kidney disease as well as emotional stress. This hue has a gentle warming effect and creates a cheerful and conscientious image.

Just slightly less powerful than the red hue, orange should only be used in small doses and is not a good colour for nervous or easily agitated people. Too much exposure to this shade can also cause placid and timid characteristics.

YELLOW – Solar Plexus Chakra – Energy Centre (just above naval)

Yellow is the hue of the intellect. If you need mental stimulation or clear a foggy head this is the colour to help you achieve that. It also activates charm, joy and optimism, and counteracts depression, anxiety, stomach trouble as well as constipation. It is also generally beneficial for skin and liver.

Being another warm and active colour it again stimulates the nervous system and can cause exhaustion and depression if exposed to too often.

GREEN – Heart Chakra (centre/left chest)

This uplifting, peaceful and serene ‘in between’ colour – neither warm and active nor cool and passive - is the healer and balancer of emotions, but also enhances creativity and focus. Green stimulates growth – be it mending broken bones or rejuvenating tissue – lowers blood pressure, alleviates sleeplessness and counteracts nervous disorders and muscle tension.

Green produces the image of stability and efficiency. We appear calm, controlled and at peace with the world. Green is also the colour of Mother Nature.

BLUE – Throat Chakra - Communication (throat)

Truth, serenity and harmony are evoked with this colour. It is the soother of the mind and emotions – reducing both mental and nervous tension - and counteracts the stimulator yellow. It is no coincidence that blue and yellow combined result in the colour green, the neutral balancing shade of the spectrum. Versatile and tranquil it creates the image of patience and understanding.

It is the cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting hue. It soothes burns, helps with fever attacks and nervous irritations, and even stops bleeding by counteracting the colour red. It also pacifies sore eyes, earaches, nausea, a sore throat and laryngitis.

However, too much of the colour blue can leave you cold, depressed and feeling sorry for yourself.

PURPLE – Third Eye Chakra (mid forehead)

Purple is the connector to the spiritual realm and self, promoting the tendency not to accept anything at face value and create a sense of peace. Mental and nervous problems are soothed by this hue, increasing concentration and focus. It also helps alleviate rheumatism, epilepsy and pain in general – deep tissue work and healing of the bones – and pacify the central nervous system.

This colour unifies impulsive red with gentle blue, creating an almost mystical shade representing intuitive and sensitive understanding of the unreal. Almost 75% of pre adolescent children as well as pregnant women and people suffering from hyper thyroidism have a preference for this colour – deemed to be based on a desire for mystic intimacy or understanding.

WHITE – Crown Chakra (top of head)

White is a generally neutral colour yet incorporates all shades of the spectrum. It connects our central being to the universe through the Crown Chakra. It is considered to be the highest charging field for bringing peace and comfort, but also for the immune system to heal itself.

The frequency of white light has been construed as sacred, pure, perfect, innocent, of chastity and redemption, and generally triumphant of spirit over flesh. It is also connected to clean or cleanliness in conjunction with the phrase ‘pure white’ and is the reason for most brides wearing a white wedding gown.

Other popular colours:-

LAVENDER

While purple connects directly to our psychic self, this softer shade assists with spiritual healing. Lavender is a soothing and calming colour – apparently used to burn off karma from other/previous lifetimes.

TURQUOISE

A mixture of the great balancer and healer green and the calmer and soother blue – this colour incorporates both elements. If you are in dire need of healing and calming, this is the perfect colour to wear, eat or simply look at.

BLACK

This is the cloaking hue – the colour chosen when a person tries to become invisible and feels the need to retreat and/or regroup. Wearing black can shroud us in an aura of mystery. However, wearing all black over a long period of time can result in the desire to cut ourselves off completely from society and communication.

SILVER

Peace and persistence are incorporated into this shade. It is a major purging colour and helps in removing unwanted disease and troubles from the body including cancer of tissue and blood.

GOLD

While gold is seen as the wearer being materialistic, it also portrays the person as being open and approachable. It is said to be the strongest colour to help cure all illnesses and strengthen both body and spirit. However, many people are unable to tolerate this colour for any length of time.

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In Western culture the different classifications used in dealing with colors are: hue, value and chroma. Non-Western cultures may determine their color concepts by different means. Hue refers to the position in the spectrum of visible light. Each of the seven primary has a position on the spectrum measured in angstrom units. (An angstrom unit is one hundredth millionth of a centimeter and is used to measure wavelengths on the electromagnetic energy spectrum) The following is the positions of the primary colors measured in angstrom units: The color violet has a wavelength varying from 4000-4500; indigo, 4500-4700; blue, 4700-5100; green 5100-5600; yellow, 5600-5900; orange, 5900-6200; and red, 6200-6700.

Value represents the amount of light reflected, or the brightness of the color. The range of reflected goes from "white," where all the light is reflected to "black," where there is no reflection of light. But, it must be noted that no true color has been found. White even has grays to black in it. There are no true orange or green, but a mixture of other colors. The same holds true for the next classification of color, chroma, the "purity," "saturation," or "intensity" of a color. No color is pure, but an combination of other colors, although one particular hue is dominant.

The body selects from sunlight whatever colors it needs to maintain balance, and these colors are absorbed by vibrations. Lacking colors is called chromopathy, from the Greek words kroma, color, and pathos, suffering. The treatment for this condition is chromotherapy, which supplies the body with colors that it is lacking. The application of chromotherapy is very practicable and can be done without danger to anyone because the natural element of color is being dealt with.

The primary colors of the spectrum and their healing properties:

Violet: Violet is at the opposite end of the spectrum from red. Good for mental disorders, the nervous system, baldness and female complaints.
Indigo: Indigo is a slight narcotic removing fears and reassures those afraid of the dark. Good for emotional problems, deafness, and especially good for the eyes, even cataracts.
Blue: Blue acts as an antiseptic and cooling agent. Excellent for inflammations including those of internal organs. Good for cuts and burns, also for rheumatism.
Green: Green is the great healer. It is neutral to the other others. It serves as a general tonic and neutralizer. When in doubt, use green. Excellent for heart problems, neuralgic headaches, ulcers, head colds and boils.
Yellow: Yellow is excellent in treating bowel and intestine problems. It can act as a mild sedative to relieve many fears and give a mental uplift. It is good for treating indigestion and heartburn, constipation, piles, also menstrual problems.
Orange: Orange is not as harsh of a color as red, but has many of the same properties. Very good for illnesses of the respiratory system such as asthma and bronchitis; also good as a tonic and laxative.
Red: Red is at one end of the spectrum. It is a warm color which invigorates, excellent when used for treatment of persons having heat diseases, anemia, and liver diseases.

Color healing is usually done with the technique of visualization. The practitioner vividly holds the color in his mind and directs it to the affected area of the patient.

Directing the Color:

The practitioner produces the color required to heal the patient. Most often light from outside or direct sunlight is used. To intensify the required color a piece of colored glass, plastic, or even cellophane may be used in which to direct light through. One method is to tape the piece of colored glass, plastic, cellophane, or even tissue paper on the pane of a window, then let the patient sit in front of the window so the colored light is directed directly on the patient’s afflicted area, if it is the stomach then the light should penetrate the stomach area, or an afflicted arm, or whatever. This treatment should be given in two thirty minutes daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.

In the absent of sunlight or there is no available window artificial light may be used. One method is the used of a photographic slide projector. This is frequently better than a window because the light can be more accurately focused onto the afflicted area. From a photographic supply firm one can obtain empty cardboard slide mouths onto which can be placed small rectangles of colored plastic or acetate so to have a set of slides of the seven primary colors.

Color-Charged Water

An ordinary glass of water can become medicinal when charged by sunlight. Tape a piece of colored paper or acetate around the glass (a colored bottle is even better) and let it sit in sunlight from six to eight hours. Even if the sun does not directly shine on the water it will still be charged. A wineglass of water taken three time daily has the similar effect as a thirty minute colored light application.

An example of this is drinking red water in the morning to wake one up or invigorate the person, and drinking indigo at night to relax him. Treatment by the use of color-charged water is called Hydrochromotherapy.

Distant Color Healing

Color healing, used as form of sympathetic magic, can also be applied when the patient is absent by utilizing a photograph of the person The treatment is known as Graphichromotherapy. It is best employed by using a low voltage light bulb, perhaps even a night light. The same application applies as in all color healing: focus the color directly onto the afflicted area. This can be more easily done when the photograph is in a frame. The colored material is placed over the afflicted area of the person. The treatment should be applied at least three hours a day.

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Healing with Water


Healing with water is a concept that has existed for countless years. Even in ancient times, water was valued as an element that gave life and promoted longevity in humans. In modern times, drinkable water is just as important to civilization in general and our well-being in particular. Having a source of clean water is the single most important aspect to life in many respects. Now that science has advanced so far, we are beginning to further understand that there are special techniques to get more out of the water we drink.

There are various purifying technologies that can actually make water even healthier than it is normally. Healing with water has been the subject of many recent studies. Results have shown that ionized drinking water has many amazing health benefits. The basic thing to understand is that the food and drink we consume falls into two categories. We consume alkaline and acidic substances. For example, meat, coffee, alcohol, and processed foods are all acidic. If you think about it, most people actually eat lots of acidic foods, and this can be harmful to the body.

When we have to much acid in our diet, our bodies become more acidic and that leads to health problems. Lowered immune resistance, constipation, decreased metabolism, heart-burn, stress, fatigue, and other less serious problems are the most common results. For older people, the problems are more serious. Ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disorders, and arthritis can occur when the body becomes too acidic. There are plenty of other conditions that arise as a result of poor eating and drinking habits. However, there is something you can do to counteract all this. Healing with water is the answer to many of these problems.

Studies have shown that drinking ionized water on a daily basis can help to clean out the toxins in your body and promote better health. Healing with water is possible because ionization raises that pH of tap water, adding more antioxidants. In chemistry terms, ionized water works like a solvent to break down acidic waste in our bodies. Then the toxins can be flushed out. The nature of ionization also makes it possible for alkaline ions to be absorbed faster in the body. This means that more oxygen is delivered to the blood, thereby increasing overall energy levels and promoting healing. Look for more information and resources to take advantage of the healing powers of water today.

Break Free


Break Free


This drawing symbolizes my struggle to break free from the burdens society is chaining me with. I want to live, but live free.