Do the symbols have to be imprinted in the chakras for the practitioner to be able to use them to intensify the healing produced by the Reiki energy?
The whole concept of chakras is really alien to Japanese healing practices (one – or more – of Takata sensei’s students, it seems, introduced the chakra system into Reiki probably in the late 70’s as a frame of reference for New-Age oriented westerners). “…use them to intensify the healing produced by the Reiki energy?” Perhaps we in the west think too much about Reiki in terms of ‘energy’ (something that we have re-imported back into Japan) Reiki is – to my mind – more ‘Spiritual Phenomenon’ than ‘Energy’. Rather than seeing it that healing is ‘intensified’ by the symbols – it might be better to say that the symbols bring focus ( -mindfulness) to the whole ‘Process of Sharing’ that is the Reiki Experience. To infer that symbols are ‘used to intensify the healing produced’, seems to me to suggest that healing is something that the practitioner ‘does’ to the client. When a Reiki Practioner and a Client enter into the Sharing Process that is the Reiki Experience, the Practitioner is si