Many people use the Reiki symbols in their Reiki practice, but often, this use is limited to charging food with the “power symbol’, or using the second symbol for emotional healing. But these symbols have the power to heal the spirit on their own. Each of these symbols, when used for personal growth, can heal a specific aspect of your life.
The first Reiki symbol for example, CKR, can be used to heal the earth-related aspects of your life, such as diet, health, finances or the passion for life. One of the ways to do so is to practice meditation – either through focus on the symbol or through chanting this symbol’s name. This meditation will be taught in today’s practical tutorial.
The CKR symbol is closely related to everything grounded. First, it, well, grounds you. On the path of spiritual development and spiritual healing, it is very important to remain well grounded. A person must achieve balance between that which is profane and that which is sacred or spiritual. Falling too deep into the spiritual or materialistic world may result in emotional problems.
Whenever you’re high with emotions, chanting and meditating with the CKR symbol grounds you and allows you to calm down and relax.
But working with the CKR also heals. the CKR symbol is realed to the Earth energies. Because of this, it heals that which is related to Earth. By working with the CKR symbol, with time and patience you can change (for better) your diet and physical activity; you may heal your contact with nature. You may improve your finances, find a relaxing hobby, enjoy and understand the material world better, heal your roots (like basic family relations) and learn to enjoy small things.
By working with the CKR, I started to spend more time outside, on long walks through local woods. I have regained my contact with the physical world by learning how to make clay plasters on the walls. I have limited the amount of meat in my diet (I’m 90% vegan, I guess), and I have found a new hobby, which is playing and crafting Native American style flutes! Not to mention that I have launched and developed my own business :).
This will result in better health (because of the improving body and mind relaxation) and greater enjoyment in life.
With the following technique, you can focus on the symbol and use this simple focus to meditate with the CKR.
This is a simple technique of meditating with this Reiki symbol. If you wish, you can also learn how to chant the symbol – similar to what Buddhist monks do :).
My Reiki teacher, Arkadiusz Lisiecki, was the first person to teach me how to chant the mantras. And he was the first person that helped me understand why such chanting works.
There are many theories that try to explain how chanting a mantra works. What I believe in is this: as you chant a mantra, you use your voice to add greater power and “fuel” the mantra, so that it radiates with spiritual energy. The intention recorded in the mantra heals you and affects you in a specific way. If you’re initiated into a mantra (yes, there are mantras that do not require initiation into their practice), then chanting it activates its spiritual power.
The same thing works with Reiki symbols – as we say their names (jumons) and visualize them, we activate their spiritual power. The same thing happens with chanting – you activate the symbol’s spiritual power by chanting it. And this way, the intentions recorded within the symbols makes Reiki heal you in a certain way.
To make things simpler, I have prepared a free chanting meditation of the CKR symbol It is available for free download on the freebies page here.
To chant the symbol’s mantra, follow this basic tutorial.
If you wish, you can pick up a buddhist mala, which is made of 108 prayer beads. This can help you count the number of repetitions. At first, practice 108 repetitions per day, and after few days, move on to 216 and then to 324 repetitions per day. Normally, you should not chant more than 324 repetitions per day if you’re just a beginner on the path of general spiritual development. You can practice this mantra for 3 to 6 months.
If you wish to practice with my chanting recording, all you have to do is to play the recording in the background, and either listen to it, or chant along with me.
As you practice with the symbol, it will affect your life in a healing way. You may expect changes in your life that are related to Earth energy – as I said, that means diet, finances, hobby, contact with nature and similar. Allow yourself to flow with the changes that will result in a better and more fulfilled life.
Have you ever tried chanting a Reiki symbol? If yes, how did it affect your life? Please share your thoughts in the comments.