Thank you for your email and for sharing your views on Reiki and Reiki symbols. Each soul on the planet must follow their own spiritual heart and inner guidance...you have followed yours and I have followed mine, and I respect that. In truth, all truths lead to the same place, in the end....
There are actually many belief systems and rules about Reiki after these many years. Many interpretations. But how wonderful that it has become so well known and practiced, no matter what the format. What I have been emphatically guided to know from my own Higher Self is that the bottom line about Reiki is that it is between each soul and the Creator, and that no other soul really has the right to get in the middle of that or try to limit that in any way. Also I have been guided to not so much focus on the symbols as they are simply focusing tools, and Reiki itself is so much more....so I see no harm in sharing them, and if a person is triggered by seeing them, so be it. I know the common belief system is that you must be "attuned" for those symbols to work, but I am not in agreement with that.
There is some very interesting information I have read recently that corroborates what I have intuitively known for over ten years now about Reiki...you might find it an interesting read as well. For instance that Mrs. Takata gave different symbols to each of her Reiki Masters, which they found out after she passed away, or that Dr. Usui did not use symbols at all until he trained his last three students.....I think that when Reiki was brought to the west it was changed a great deal and proclaimed to be the traditional Usui way, and maybe that was in fact not true at all:
(Note: These links have been updated from my original email)
Symbols, attunements and beyond
You may not agree, and that is fine, but I was doing Reiki before I was attuned, and so are many other people. This is a time of great awakening, and the Creator is not going to wait for a person who has an open heart and a desire for spiritual awakening and loving service to get an initiation from one of us for them to be able to flow Reiki.....that is a Divine Birthright. I'm not saying that the attunements we do have no importance, because they do, nor am I saying that the symbols have no importance, because they do, but Reiki is alive and dynamic and I know I must not allow the egoic, control-oriented mind to lead me with regards to Reiki nor am I to attempt to limit others by logic either. I must follow my soul guidance.
What is precious about Reiki to me is that Reiki is Love. And I accept and love how you perceive Reiki and I hope you can find it in your heart to do the same....