Reiki Energetic System and Meditation

Reiki Energetic System and Meditation

In the Japanese system of Reiki, there are three significant energy centers.

They are The Three Tanden or The Three Diamonds.

The Three Diamonds of Reiki

Ka Tanden

  • Lower Tanden: The first is referred to as the Hara or lower Tanden. It is considered highly important and represents a pathway to reaching your highest aim in life. The location is 2 inches below the navel.
  • It corresponds to Earth energy. It connects you to the universal life force energy. It helps with grounding your energy.

Chu Tanden

  • Heart Energy or Middle Tanden: The location is the middle of the chest or heart.
  • It corresponds to the energy of the Heart or Oneness. It connects to your emotional body and your ability to balance emotions. Positive emotions, such as love create balance.

Sho Tanden

  • Upper Tanden: The location is the middle of the forehead or third eye.
  • It corresponds to Heavenly energy. It is connected to your spirit and intuitive functions.


In Chinese medicine, the meridians are subtle energy channels that distribute Ki, Chi, or Qi (vital life force or energy)throughout the body.

Reiki Meditation on The Three Diamonds

  • Find a comfortable seated position.
  • Place your feet flat on the ground and feel how the Earth supports you.
  • You may close your eyes.
  • Breathe slowly.
  • Inhale and exhale.
  • Feel your spine lengthening with each breath.
  • Now, let’s connect to the Earth.
  • Place your attention on your feet and the connection they have to the Earth.
  • Let the energy flow from the Earth into your feet.
  • Visualize a crystal white light that connects you to the earth and the Divine Source.
  • Let this energy flow into your feet and expand beyond into the space surrounding your feet.

Hara- Lower Tanden

  • Let this crystal white light energy flow up to the base of your spine to the area just below your navel into the Ka Tanden.
  • Place your hands on your Ka Tanden and breathe calmly in and out through your nose.
  • Let the breath and white light energy expand into the space surrounding your naval.
  • Allow the white light energy to energize and cleanse your entire abdomen.
  • Slowly inhale and exhale.
  • Let this energy circulate as you connect to the earth.

Heart- Middle Tanden

  • Let the white light energy of the Divine Source flow from your abdomen to your heart into the Chu Tanden.
  • Place your hands on your Chu Tanden and breathe calmly in and out through your nose.
  • Let the breath and white light energy expand into the space surrounding your heart.
  • Allow the white light energy to energize and cleanse your entire heart center.
  • Slowly inhale and exhale.
  • From this expanded state, introduce a positive emotion, such as love, compassion, gratitude, or joy.
  • Let this energy circulate throughout your heart.

Upper Tanden- Forehead

  • Let the crystal white light energy of the Divine Source flow from your heart to the middle of your forehead into the Sho Tanden.
  • Place your hands on your Sho Tanden and breathe calmly in and out through your nose.
  • Let the breath and white light energy expand into the space surrounding your forehead.
  • Allow the white light energy to energize and cleanse your head.
  • Slowly inhale and exhale.
  • Let the energy expand and connect with the Divine Source and Heavenly energy.
  • Feel the spaciousness of this healing energy.
  • Continue to breathe calmly and when you are ready, open your eyes.

Non Traditional Reiki Techniques

Reiki Techniques from the Raku Kei Reiki

The practice of Reiki has been influenced and adapted over the years with non-traditional techniques that Mikao Usui did not include in his healing method. Many Western Reiki Practitioners may incorporate practices that utilize the chakra system, crystals, and other practices.

Below are a few non-traditional practices. Reiki Master Teachers Iris Ishikuro and Arthur Robertson incorporated these techniques into their Reiki method called Raku Kei Reiki. They have direct lineage to Hawayo Takata. Hawayo Takata is responsible for bringing Reiki to the West. 

During our Reiki Mastership course, we received an article by Arthur Robertson.
“Remember, in the beginning Reiki (Raku Rei) was not taught as any kind of healing modality, but rather a system of spiritual self-improvement. When this higher level of understanding is achieved, and the energies accumulated within the psyche, the healing pathways are opened.” – Arthur Robertson

Arthur & Iris Reiki
Arthur Robertson & Iris Ishikuro

Non-traditional Reiki Techniques

Hui Yin Breath:

  1. Mastership Technique
  2. Engage your perineum or Mula bandha (root lock).
  3. Rest the tip of your tongue on the top of your mouth (soft palate) behind your teeth.
  4. Inhale and hold your breath.

Violet Breath:

Certain Reiki traditions perform this technique during the attunement ritual.

  1. Mastership Technique
  2. Begin by visualizing a white mist encompassing your body.
  3. Engage the Hui Yin point.
  4. Place your tongue behind your upper teeth.
  5. In your mind, visualize white light entering your crown chakra, traveling down to your tongue, and continuing down the front of your body. The white light continues to move to the Hui Yin point. It then moves up the spine to the center of your head.
  6. Visualize a white mist filling up your head.
  7. Visualize the white mist becoming blue, gradually becoming indigo blue, and slowly rotating clockwise. As it rotates, it becomes the color violet.
  8. The mist is now the color violet. Within the violet mist, visualize a golden Dumo symbol.
  9. During an attunement ritual, you may blow the breath of the violet mist containing the golden Dumo symbol onto the student’s crown chakra. Visualize the symbol entering the student’s head, while repeating the mantra three times.

Sui Ching: Water Ritual:

Below is an excerpt written by Arthur Robertson that was given to us by our Reiki teacher regarding the Sui Ching Water Ritual.

Certain Reiki traditions perform this technique to prepare for the attunement ritual.

  1. Mastership Technique
  2. Begin by having the students sit in a circle.
  3. The Reiki Master Teacher will then use the 3rd Symbol over cups of water for each student.
  4. The Reiki Master Teacher distributes the cups of water to each student. The students hold their cups of water in front of their solar plexus.
  5. Students will inhale deeply, hold their breath, and close their eyes.
  6. Students will then exhale a blue mist into the water.
  7. When the student finishes with the breath, each student will pass the cup to the person on their right side.
  8. As the students perform the technique, the Reiki Master Teacher will place the left hand on the student’s crown and voice the 2nd Symbol, performing the Hui Yin Breath.
  9. Students will now hold the cup in their left hand and pass it to their right hand. Students will then draw the 1st Symbol over the cup (horizontally). Students then say the O SUI CHING invocation.
  10. Students now will draw the 1st Symbol vertically over the cup.
  11. Students drink the water and are ready for the attunement ritual.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese healing modality that can complement traditional therapeutic interventions. The word Reiki combines two words. Rei means spiritual wisdom, universal spirit, or higher power, and Ki means life energy. In essence, Reiki can help enhance spiritual energy and life force energy.

The highest aim of Reiki is spiritual advancement. It is the energy of the life force. Reiki is beyond space and time and is present everywhere. It resonates with the highest level of consciousness in the Universe and carries the Hado or vibration of love.

Reiki energy is neither sent nor directed. The Reiki practitioner draws Reiki from the universal life force energy into their body and becomes a conduit for Reiki. The Reiki practitioner can then channel Reiki to their clients.

The Five Elements of the System of Reiki

  • The Five Reiki Principles:

All Practitioners will spiritually, mentally, and physically follow and respect the Five Principles of Reiki. Meditation on the five principles helps integrate Reiki.

  1. Just for today, I will not be angry.
  2. Just for today, I will not worry.
  3. Just for today, I will be grateful.
  4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
  5. Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
  • The Four Symbols and The Four Mantras:

The word for mantra in Japan is either “kotodama” or “jumon.”Together, the mantras and symbols assist with connection to Reiki and focus Reiki energy during a treatment.

  • Hands-on healing practices for yourself and others

Beginner Reiki Practitioner courses utilize 12-hand positions that support the movement of energy throughout the body.

  • Techniques to treat the body, mind, spirit, and energy centers:

Mikao Usui developed a variety of meditation, breathing, and energetic techniques to help Reiki students generate greater energy flow through the body.

  • The Attunements:

Mikao Usui conceived the attunement Ritual to transmit the power of Reiki to student practitioners. The Reiki attunement ritual, called Reiju, blesses and initiates students.

Powerful Full Moon in Cancer 12/26/23

Here is the astrological energy for the Full Moon happening on Dec. 26th, 2023 at 7:33 pm eastern time.

This is the last full Moon of the year and is in the water sign Cancer. It is specifically powerful since the Moon rules the sign of Cancer. It is a beautiful time to ask yourself how to restore, nurture, and heal your heart, mind, body, and soul. How can you create greater comfort and happiness?

An exercise to help answer these questions is to enter into a calm state and reflect upon them. Pay attention to how you feel. Allow your emotions to surface and guide you rather than relying on your intellect alone. This process will help you discover your personal needs and what is rising in your heart at this moment.

The full moon in Cancer also resonates with home life, cultivating a loving, soulful family. There is potential to build sacred relationships where it is safe to share your true self. Within these relationships, there is an opportunity for greater intimacy and emotional depth.

The Moon is opposed The Sun in Capricorn During this Full Moon, you can explore your psychic, intuitive nature. At the same time, pay attention to feelings or impressions that will help you heal your physical or material reality. For your physical body, try yoga or massage to keep your joints healthy. Intuitive insights may provide healing pathways that can balance polarities relating to personal nourishment and ambitions, family security and material needs, and fear and self-discipline.

The Moon Cancer is sextile Jupiter in Taurus. This energy inspires feelings of happiness and faith within yourself. Self-care activities like exercise, dance or taking a warm bath can nourish your soul. It is a beautiful energy to celebrate with friends and family and to share a healthy meal.

The Moon is trine Saturn in Pisces. Deep inner work can flow at this time. Practicing meditation or creative activities can expand your consciousness. You can find Divine presence everywhere you go and see the divinity in others.

The Sun in Capricorn is trine Jupiter in Taurus. The Sun in Capricorn is trine Jupiter in Taurus, stimulating a sense of confidence and peace. You may feel optimistic and motivated to pursue your goals.

Mercury in Sagittarius is retrograde and conjunct Mars in Sagittarius. This energy supports having the courage to express your ideas and beliefs. Think about the meaning and purpose of your life. Ask yourself, am I in alignment with what I believe in? Write down your ideas and think about how you may take action in fresh directions. Possibly, you may experience a drive to expand your education or create ways to communicate with a greater audience. While Mercury is retrograde, review, revise, and think carefully before moving forward on ideas.

Mercury and Mars square Neptune in Pisces. Neptune in Pisces squaring Mercury and Mars may create a sense of confusion. It is essential to quiet your mind and, as I mentioned, reflect upon aligning your intellect, your authentic voice, and your actions with your spiritual beliefs. Spend time searching your soul to find the answers within your heart. These insights will help you walk your talk and connect to your divinity.

Venus in Scorpio is trine Neptune in Pisces. Romantic, loving, sensual, and intimate relationships based on trust and honesty can deepen. Meditating together can strengthen spiritual bonds.

Venus is also sextile Pluto in Capricorn. This energy inspires liberation and the power of love to heal wounds within relationships. By honoring each other’s truth, you create a sacred space where you each can bare your souls. Applying self-discipline and commitment toward taking the relationship to a higher ground can provide healing. I hope you found that helpful. During a Full Moon, it is a time to be creative, express gratitude, release unproductive energy, and forgive yourself and others. It’s a time to nurture yourself, relax, and reflect upon where you have been and where you want to go. With clarity, you can move forward and let go of the past.

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