Karuna Ki Reiki
The basic principle of Karuna Ki is the connection to (and becoming) the embodiment of compassion both for healing self and others, and to send healing and compassion to all creation. The attunement and subsequent meditations link us to the compassion of God (which we all already are and have!), and it is through this power that we heal. During the healing we strive to reflect compassion and love not only to those we heal, but to all creation.
Some regard Reiki symbols as sacred and secret.
They are simply symbols. The sacredness lives in their energy.
Each symbol holds an energy, represents a truth, and can be used to invoke its meaning; thus, its effect.
It is important to know that Usui Sensei did not begin attuning others to Reiki with symbols. He initially taught the individual five principles and unique energies each symbol represented. Thus, if one understands the energy, the symbols themselves were not needed to invoke their power.
The illustrations of Usui and Karuna Reiki Symbols. These symbols are used in Reiki treatments as well as attunements. Each offers a message. Meditate, play, explore.