Create symbols tailor made for you
I have written several articles dealing with Reiki symbols and how you don’t need to be attuned to a symbol for it to ‘work’ for you , and that *any* symbol will frame the energy when you focus your attention on it or meditate on it.
It might be useful if you quickly re-visit these posts because they will help with this article:
- Reiki symbols, attunements and beyond
- Some heresy about Reiki symbols
- Let’s explore some non-Reiki symbols
So wouldn’t it be great if it was possible for you to create a symbol that framed the energy in just the ‘perfect’ way for you, now, this day?
Wouldn’t it be something if you could use a symbol that gives you just what you need in this moment, in a powerful and profound way, framing the energy in *just* the way that you need, focused like a laser-beam?
Well this is possible and in this article I am going to explain how to do this.
Using the “if” question to create a bespoke Reiki symbol
To create a symbol that will frame the energy in a way that perfectly matches your needs, you can use these three questions, which you ask yourself:
- If the energy that I need in this moment had a shape, what shape would it be?
- If it had a colour, what colour would it be?
- If that energy was to be held in a particular part of my body, where would it be held?
Allow the answers to come to you; go with the first thing that comes into your mind.
So now you have, say, a green star that needs to reside in your abdomen (I have chosen this at random).
Now use the symbol that you have been given
Rest your hands in your lap, palms up, close your eyes and take a couple of long, deep breaths to release any stress and tension.
Imagine that shape in that colour, up in the air above you, representing the source of the energy (this is just like the symbol meditations that we teach on the Reiki Evolution Second Degree course). Imagine energy of that colour flooding down to you from the symbol above you, focusing/drawing the energy into that part of your body (in this example, the abdomen).
Feel the energy in that location and allow that colour to flood through your whole body.
Experience that energy for a few minutes.
You could, of you like, imagine that the coloured symbol is actually passing into that location in your body, as that coloured energy continues to flow down to you from that symbol above you.
No good at visualising? No problem
If you’re not so good at visualizing at the moment, focus not so much on the shape of the symbol, but the feel of it, the texture or density: feel the shape rather than seeing it; if you can’t see the colour very well, simply intend or ‘know’ that the shape and the energy has that particular hue.
In doing so, you and embodying the essence of that energy.
As a variation, you might draw the energy to your Tanden as you inhale, breathing the energy to its chosen location on the out-breath; experiment and find out what works best for you.
Why do I ask “If…”?
You are asking your subconscious mind a question about the best way to represent the energy that you need and this works best if you don’t put too much ‘pressure’ on your mind to come up with the goods.
If you said “what shape is the energy I need” your unconscious might have some performance anxiety and start fretting about things, essentially saying “what do you mean what ‘shape’… I don’t know, that’s difficult, how am I supposed to know that, what do you mean “shape”?… don’t hassle me”.
By framing the question in terms of “if…” you are taking the pressure off.
It’s as if you’re saying to yourself “I’m not saying that this energy does have a shape… but if it did, what would that shape be? No pressure.”
Over to you
What I would like you to do is to go through those three questions and when you have the answer, meditate on the energy that comes from that symbol/shape for about 10 minutes.
Post a message below to let me know what symbol/colour/location you came up with and how the energy felt, or what it did for you.
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