|Written by Miquel Vidal|
Level III symbols
In the third level of Usui Tibetan Reiki, practitioners receive two symbols. Symbols are tools that help us increase and direct the Universal Energy we channel. Remember that there are several ways to invoke the symbols, but all in all, it is about drawing the symbol and repeat its name three times. Each symbol has a particular vibration, if you have worked with the symbols of Reiki II, you have meditated with them etc, you may have noticed that there is a change in energy when you activate a symbol.
Reiki II symbols are more oriented to therapy, both for ourselves and for others. Reiki III symbols are oriented towards our personal growth. If you start now working assiduously with these symbols, you will realize that your life changes little by little, just as your vibration will increase approaching to the vibration of Love To heal others we need to heal ourselves first. Reiki III symbols give us a nudge in that direction.
If you read books about Reiki, or surf the web and so on, looking for information on Reiki symbols, you'll see that the first three symbols are explained in great detail. For each of them, different applications, different effects and their best use are explained. But when we got to the third-level symbols and Master symbols, the explanations begin to grow smaller. In some cases, they are so vague that they do not clarify anything. This is because the approach of these symbols is connected with spiritual evolution, something very difficult to measure or to explain in a series of steps. What these symbols really provide is something very personal that a person may discover only through real commitment with the practice.
This symbol is the symbol of the highest grade taught by Master Usui. It is also known as Dai-Koo-Myo Usui, since in the master level another Dai-Koo-Myo of Tibetan origin is taught. In times of Usui, the Dai-Koo-Myo was a master symbol considered sacred throughout Japan. As you can read in the chapter on Reiki systems, this version of the symbol, like the versions of the symbols of Reiki II, were channeled by Takata who sensed that the vibrations of these symbols were more suited to Western vibrations.
The Dai-Koo-Myo also enhances greatly the power of other symbols. To do so, we will draw it before any other symbol. That is to say, first draw a Dai-Koo-Myo and then draw a Cho-Ku-Rei or any other symbol. The Dai-Koo-Myo also has the capacity not only to increase other symbols, but also to replace them. In other words, the vibration of the Dai-Koo-Myo already includes the vibrations of the symbols Cho-Ku-Rei, Sei-He-Ki i Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen. With practice, once we have integrated the vibration of the Dai-Koo-Myo, we can stop using other symbols. However, if you feel comfortable using the other symbols of lesser vibration than Dai-Koo-Myo, you can use them freely. The other symbols are always tools at our disposal.
This is a symbol that has been traditionally taught in the Master level of Reiki. My first Reiki teacher, Arjuna, decided to introduce this symbol in the third level so as to teach a powerful healing technique. Thus in the third level you close the chapter of healing andduring the mastery level you can be completely dedicated to learn the method of initiation
The function of this symbol is to open the aura. When we draw the Raku on a person, we open the aura, so you can work more deeply on the Chakras and the Central Canal. It is applied by drawing on the person´s back, along the spine. That is to say, start from the head to the sacrum. It is a very powerful symbol and you should be careful when using it.