(From the book True Spirit of Reiki by Naran S Balakumar)
There are totally six symbols.
The symbols get the life, when you draw the symbol and chant the name of symbols thrice. When you utter the mantra thrice the symbol gets activated.
For practice we are drawing the symbol in the note-book afterwards we have to draw the symbol in the air.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
First symbol is called HON SHA ZE SHO NEN.
The first symbol is not a symbol but it is a Japanese script. The meaning of the symbol is – “I am in the right direction, and I am silent”. What is right direction? When you are silent you will be in the right direction. I am in right direction, and silent to know my true nature, which is shining like a light. That light is divine.
In other words the whole script says that you are Atman. The Atman is healing and not the mind. That means you should be detached from the healing. When you say Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, you are outside the body and you are just witnessing what is happening.
In that manner, it is the connecting symbol for your own Atman. The Atman only can give light and not our mind because our mind is always in darkness. It is Atman which provides the light to the mind. I am in the right direction means, “I am the Atman who is doing the healing”.
What is work of this symbol? It helps to remove the congestion. Whatever be the problem area, we have to first cleanse and clear the congestion. Zonar does that work.
Sei He Ki
Once the congestion is released, where will it go? It has to find some place. The congestion moves from one place to another. So Sei He Ki makes the congestion into powder and sends them into the space. The congestion energy is dissipated into the space.
The Zonar removes the congestion and Sei He Ki sends it back to the universe for reprocessing.
What does it do? The organ or the problem, after the congestion is removed is weak, because of not receiving energy. This symbol gives strength to the organ or body.
Next is Shanti. This symbol gives Reiki to the organ or body. Shanti is the energizing symbol and working through pink color. That is love and Reiki is nothing but love. That means the divine love is given by Shanti.
Cho Ku Rei
After giving the divine love you have to realign the organ or system to the divine flow and create harmony. That is taken care of by another symbol called Cho Ku Rei. The harmony is restored by Cho Ku Rei.
When emotions are overwhelming, we don’t know that thoughts are behind any emotion. What’s the thought behind the tension? It’s difficult to say because we do not observe the mind.
The traditional Reiki Symbol Sei He Ki will remove unwanted and unrequired thoughts, which trigger the emotions.
By drawing the Karuna Reiki Symbol Shanthi, pink color energy will be generated. What’s the advantage? It aids relaxation.
The law of nature is, “Where there is light there is energy and colour. Where there is colour there is light”.
Based on this Law of Nature, the active healing colours of the Reiki Symbols were found. When experiments were done, the prominent nature and healing quality of the colour of symbol was evident. Hence, colour therapy with Reiki.
However color therapy is not new
Colour healing is being practiced for so many years. They are namely:
Color Water Therapy
There are healers today who specialize in it. In their clinics, they would have three bottles – blue, brown and green. They will fill them up with water and keep them in sun for at least 8 hrs. Blue bottle will absorb blue colour from sun and convert water with the energy of blue, though the water won’t turn in to blue colour. Green colour bottle generates green colour energy, while the brown produces orange colour energised water.
There are only three primary colours: red, blue and green. Healing takes place by using a combination of these three colours. You will be asked to drink the water with a specific colour combination, based on your ailment.
For all practical purposes the four colours – green, blue, orange, and pink will do.
Using Laser Beam
There are colour chambers where the patient is asked to sit. Then, a laser beam of light is sent to them.
A photo sensitive chemical is injected in to the body. The cancerous cells are red in colour. This light will fill them up with red, to replenish the red scarcity in the body. This is called Photo Dynamic Therapy. It is currently practiced in Mexico and USA.
Other Modes of Color Therapy
Later on color crystals were used. Negative ions are impregnated into them.
There are colour cards too, which will be seven in number.
Colour bulbs were applied too. The patients were asked to lie down and then appropriate colour treatment is given to them.
Research on Color Therapy
For last 10 years I have been researching on this topic. There was a German doctor who researched on colours and association of 1000 herbal plants used in Homeopathy.
Reiki and Color Therapy
Reiki is divine white light, that’s what we think. When you draw all the symbols, it only comes as a white light. Without calling upon Reiki though, each of those symbols emits different colours.