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Kriya Reiki Symbol – Meaning & Uses

Kriya (“kree-yah”) is a symbol in Karuna Reiki, a system of Reiki that was created by Reiki Master William Lee Rand in 1995. Reiki was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist, early in the 20th Century.

Rand is also the founder of the Reiki Membership Association, The Center for Reiki Research, and the International Center for Reiki Training.

Karuna means compassion and self-compassion in Sanskrit. In Mahāyāna Buddhism, karuṇa is one of the two qualities to be cultivated on the bodhisattva path.

”Karuna means compassion,” William Lee Rand explained. He added: ”While some of the symbols in Karuna Reiki are also used in other systems of reiki, the attunement and intention is different.”

Karuna Reiki is usually taught to advanced students who have already mastered Usui Reiki. Karuna Reiki has eight symbols.

”Karuna Reiki gives more flexibility and allows reiki masters to be better healers. The eight symbols are like eight additional healing tools with stronger vibrations,” Rand said. ”That is why I only teach it to those who are already Usui reiki masters. It is the next step for a Usui master.”

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How to draw the Kriya Reiki symbol

Kriya Reiki Symbol - Meaning & Uses

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This symbol is a double Cho Ku Rei symbol, one clockwise and the other anti-clockwise.

Both symbols can be drawn at the same time with both hands (if you can).

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What is the Kriya Reiki symbol used for?

Kriya Reiki symbol is used for physical manifestation. It is effective since everything is made of energy. We are energy, and all energy has a vibration.

Before you begin using this symbol, you must take the necessary time to release all your negative emotions.

”The ignorant man asks for material possessions, the intelligent man asks for enlightenment, but the wise man just loves and receives everything.” – The Vedas.

The symbol is also used for grounding.

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