Symbols in Reiki
To better understand this, let us look at the air. We know that air consist of oxygen, nitrogen, and other components. This is also the case for Divine energy. There are different types of Divine energy, such as energy for cleansing, energizing, relativity, etc. So, how do we refer to or access specific types of energy that we may need in Reiki ? The method is similar to referring to a specific person within a group of people. You can refer to the person by calling the person's name or by writing the name on a piece of paper and holding it up. We use similar methods in accessing specific types of energy in Reiki. We use symbols.
However, as the main goal of Reiki is to learn about the heart and the blessing from Divine Source. The use of symbols is temporary. When an infant is learning how to walk, the infant needs a baby walker to lean on. But when the infant can walk properly, the baby walker is no longer needed. This is also the case with symbols in Reiki. After understanding more about the blessing from Divine Source and removing more limitations, you will not be required to use symbols in channelling energy. The most important factor is how you surrender to Divine Source. It is how you open your heart to let the blessing of Divine Source work on you and through you.