When we teach Reiki here at Rainbow Wings Academy, we encourage our students to keep the symbols private, used appropriately and they should only be revealed to those who are, or are about to be initiated into the second or third degree of reiki and as appropriate.
Symbols are widely thrown around the web and in books these days, but to a person who has not been attuned to them they hold no power – try watching a television without a signal!
With that being said there are also many different attitudes and beliefs between Reiki Masters regarding the symbols.
Here are a few examples:
Some consider them to be sacred and secret
Others consider them neither.
Some consider the symbols to be private
Clarification of the Usui Reiki Symbols:
Usui symbols are an important and appealing part of reiki training. The symbols are to be kept private and should only be revealed to those who are or about to be initiated into the second or third degree of reiki and as appropriate.