The techniques in this section are demonstrated in the advanced healing sequence video in the next lesson.
Creating a Healing Mandala
This is similar to the blessing spaces technique in level two.
- Draw the master symbol and universal symbol into the ten directions, starting with east, and moving anti-clockwise: east, north-east, north, north-west, west, south-west, south, south-east, ceiling, and then floor.
- Now stand, facing east, and place the master symbol and then the universal symbol into your palms. Hold your hands in gasshô. You can now invoke your guides and angels, or whoever you pray to.
- When you feel that the energy of the space is purified, close by drawing the universal symbol in the air in front of you. You can draw it either large or small.
Gasshô meisô is a level one technique, but now that you are conscious of the DKM, you can draw it into your palm before you begin the breathing practice.
- Using the fingertips of your dominant hand, lightly trace the DKM over your non-dominant hand. (You don’t have to make physical contact with the hand.)
- Repeat with the CKR.
- Do gasshô meisô until you feel fully centred and fully ready for the healing.
Planting Symbols into the Energy Field
This is a subtle but powerful technique, and can be helpful if you sense a general resistance to let go of emotions, or blocks, during a session. By planting symbols into the client’s energy system, you get Reiki to continue working even after the treatment has finished. This can be a part of transformations that people report after having received treatment from a Reiki master.
This technique can also be useful in cases where you want to avoid touching the body entirely, for example with burns. It is particularly useful when applied to the crown (sometimes you can feel it descend right down through the central channel of the client) and the solar plexus(where there is often resistance to letting go).
For this technique you will use the direct application mudra, which is formed by combining the om mudra with each hand.
You will be using your breath to plant the symbol. To get an appropriate pressure of air, imagine you are blowing a candle flame, but are not quite blowing it out.
- Form the direct application mudra over the area concerned. Hold it an inch or so away from the body.
- Visualise the symbol in the space between your middle fingers. This can be any symbol, but I would recommend starting with the master symbol.
- Blow through the mudra:
- First breath—planted
- Second breath—ignited
- Third breath—anchored (visualise it glowing)
- Continue with the treatment.
Reiki practitioners often use this technique towards the end of a treatment. Use chakra balancing to help harmonise the energy of the chakras and to stimulate energy flow up and down the length of sushumna, the central channel.
With the client lying face-up or face-down, form the om mudra with your hands. (This technique can also be done without forming the mudra. Just hold your hands in a neutral position.) Hover your hands a few inches away from the body, in the aura. Do this for as long as you feel it requires to bring each chakra pair into balance. The sequence is as follows:
- Crown and root chakras
- Brow and sacral chakras
- Throat and solar plexus chakras
- Finish in the heart
For a visual guide, see the reference cards that you received as part of this course.