Significance of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Symbol
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the mantra given by Usui and not a Reiki symbol. Even though it is a Japanese script, it is very important.
Even though it’s used only as a connecting symbol, it has a powerful meaning behind it. Its meaning is, “I am in the right direction – I am silent to know my true nature which is shining like a light and that is Divine”.
“Be in the Present”. That is what our master Usui says. Then only you will know your true nature and eventually you will know the power of Reiki.
When you draw Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, you will be connected to divinity. When you do it, you are connected to divinity. It doesn’t do anything else except for this connection to divinity.
Whenever there is a problem, if it is chronic, and comes again and again, say, like vertigo, then you should draw Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen symbol, to release it. Draw it over the affected part. What is the significance of this? By doing it, we are connecting the part to divinity, and place it at the feet of divinity. Then that part is connected to source of Reiki. After doing that connection, affirm to higher self to continue to do the healing. So the healing will continue even without the need of your presence
What other healing powers it has?
Whatever healing we do for others, there is a possibility that we will get contaminated to an extent. If my patient has a stomach ache, then I get stomach ache too. When you do deeper healing, then you might get something of the problem or disease.
That doesn’t mean we should be afraid. Fear should not be there while one does the healing. We heal and we should know how to release the possible contamination. We should equip ourselves to handle any contamination. We should not stop healing. That’s why I say that with awareness, we should do it. Otherwise, other person’s unwanted energy will come to your aura.
Whether an object is animate or inanimate, it has consciousness. The black or unwanted released energy will be happy to come to you, the healer. All the dark particles want light. Therefore, they travel to you, the Reiki healer thinking, “This (you the Reiki healer) is a better place where there is more light and love. We have found place here. Let us stay here”.
If the released energy comes to you and when you undergo or experience the same or similar problem, tell them, “There is a better place, where there is more light and love. I will show you the path. This is the way to go”. Then you draw the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen symbol, to show the direction to Reiki Source. You also become silent this way. Therefore, it goes away to get transmuted to light and love.
The Energy Factor
All over the world, everyone understands the existence of energy and the need of energy. A person to move from Anna Nagar to T.Nagar needs energy. Energy is available within us.
Energy can be Increased or Decreased
Within us, how are our energy levels are increased or decreased? It depends on how we react to our life situations. If we are happy then energy will be in plenty. If not then that means we will have little energy.
Until our death energy is present. When somebody is dead we say Prana is not there. We check their breath to find that out. Prana and breath are connected. They are not one and the same. Breath is in the body. It needs energy to carry on and that’s called as Prana or Reiki.
Prana is increased or decreased by our minds. Thanks to Reiki, people have found that we could manipulate the universal energy for the highest good of everybody concerned.
- It’s powerful and very subtle.
- All organs are working in coordination with the universal energy that’s Reiki. Reiki is extending love and light to the cells of the body.
- Wherever there is less energy we energise that area. We don’t do more than that.
Body, Mind and Prana are Interrelated
To sustain the physical body, we need food – healthy food. Our body grows if we are taking sufficiently good food. Then we are healthy.
After digestion is over everything is converted to oxygen and behind oxygen is Prana (so it increases too). They are bound to each other. So we should eat oxygen- rich food. If so, we will be healthy.
Unfortunately the food we eat doesn’t contain enough oxygen, thanks to environmental pollution. I read in the newspaper, Apples that we import from Fiji and Washington contain nothing but carbon dioxide. When they are transported by airplanes, I believe they are infused with carbon dioxide.
Therefore, preferably we take seasonal fruits that are locally available. Even they are not grown properly these days. Yet we still manage to live because we have enough Prana to sustain us. If Prana is maintained well, health will be maintained too.
How mind affects Prana?
Anger and worry will reduce the Prana inside us. If Prana is reduced, then your physical vitality will also be reduced. Within worry, there is fear and sadness. Anger has jealousy, envy, likes and dislikes behind it.
What will increase Prana then? When you do yoga for example it will and due to that it stabilizes the physical stuff.
Prana also can be increased by having certain states of mind. What are those mental states that increase the Prana and thus our degree of vitality levels? According to Dr. Mikao Usui – the founder of Reiki, the following principles do that:
1. Be honest
You should act with your conscience;
2. Be kind to others – express kindness and love to others.
Even if you see a cockroach struggling to get up from its upside down position, you should help it, to regain its position. This single act alone can increase your Pranic energy thousand fold.
3. Have an Attitude of Gratitude
For anything good done to us, we have to say thanks; especially for parents we have to keep on say love and thanks as we owe so much to them.
Also say thanks to others – even to your enemy. He will become your friend then. Don’t have vengeance and hatred. They not only will sustain the enmity but will reduce Prana as well.
Even inanimate things like the house you live in – say thanks to them.
Intention and Reiki
All our desires and intentions can be fulfilled with the help of Reiki. Reiki works as per our intention. As you intend, energy flows towards that direction or goal. Though, it might take its own route.
Some of our intentions are always fulfilled – say for example eating Dosas or going to Mumbai by flight. Though, there are desires that are not fulfilled. Why? It means the energy of those desires is very low. Let us say we require X degrees of energy to get the work done. We have only X – 30. Then these desires can’t be fulfilled. How to increase their energy level? Give Reiki to those intentions. This will boost the energy level of them. For anything that’s not happening in your life, give it Reiki.
Reiki can change anybody’s life. It’s a subtle form of energy, result of which, we may not be able to see immediately.