Reiki Symbols: The Power Symbols
The Power symbol comes from Shintoism, and the Japanese name means “by imperial decree.” In Japan, the emperor was considered to be Divine so it can also mean “by decree of the Divine.” It was used in a similar way as Christians use Amen or Pagans say “So Be It.” It was used at the end of a meeting to empower the plans that were made or to empower a decision.
In Reiki practice, the power symbol is used to increase the power of Reiki or to focus Reiki on a specific location. Anytime you want to increase the strength of the Reiki energy you are giving, just think of the name or visualize the symbol and your Reiki will get stronger! It can also be used to seal the space around the client and prevent the healing energies from leaking away. this can be seen psychically and appears at times as a box of white light or at other times as a sphere of golden light surrounding the client.
The power symbol can be used anytime during a session but is especially effective if used at the beginning to increase the power and at the end to set in the healing energies. The power symbol can be used to clear a room of negative psychic energy and seal it in light, making it sacred space. It can be used to protect yourself , your loved ones, your car, your home, or anything you value. Because reiki works on all levels, the protection it provides is all on all levels and includes protection from physical harm, as well as protection from verbal and emotional confrontations and from psychic attack. You can also use the power symbol to bless others, just think of itss name as you shake hands or hug someone you want to bless. Experiment and you will find many other uses.