Understanding “Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen”


Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen is an important symbol in Usui Reiki. Much has been written about the various symbols of Reiki but most of it is rhetoric.  The theory of almost everything that one needs to know is available aplenty in the form of books as well as the Internet.  But what is not available so easily is the “inner knowledge” that comes only with diligent practice.
It is this very reason that many people are not able to achieve the results that they expect – because they have not practiced sufficiently and all their theoretical knowledge is actually of no use when it comes to energy healing.
Therefore let me dwell a bit about what “Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen” – the 3rd symbol of Usui Reiki is all about.To those who have been attuned in the second level of Reiki, this is often explained how it is drawn and pronounced.
In reality, it is much more than that.

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen is a Symbol that Connects

For those who practice it merely as a ritual, it is something that will help in making a connection between you and the person who is going to receive Reiki;  but for a true practitioner of Reiki, it is the key to their entire practice.
In a Holistic manner, it is the symbol that connects our little universe (self) to the great universe (existence).
It is a symbol of multi-dimensional connectivity that aims at the existence of the sum total of energy and hence transgresses time and space. It hence encompasses all living and nonliving things of the universe.
Using this symbol empowers a Reiki healer to purify karma (first) and thereafter try to achieve distant healing. Not many Reiki maters emphasis on this aspect.
In physical terms, it has a direct effect on the Swadhisthana (naval) and the Moladadhar (root) Chakras (signifying the relationship between the “self” and the “roots”).
Therefore use this symbol for the following:

  • Distance Healing
  • Spanning the time and space dimensions
  • Karma Healing
  • Reducing Trauma
  • Improving genetic constitution by altering the DNA.

Instead of using like clockwork focusing on how to draw the symbol, use it more as a tool to open the “windows” to move into the time and space dimensions and heal specific issues.
Sadly, most Reiki healers focus on how to draw it (vertical first, horizontal next etc) which in reality has no meaning.
Remember, having a key is of no use if you do not know which lock to open with that!


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  1. Melissa

    YES!! you have expressed so well what I’ve always “felt” about this symbol. thank you for putting it into words!

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