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Dai-Ko-Myo - Usui Master Teacher Symbol (Pronounced Die-Coe-Me-Oh)

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Modalities: Reiki

 

  • Also known as the “empowerment” symbol and also called the “all-purpose healing” symbol, used to remove pain and disease at the soul level
  • Translated it means, “great bright light” or “great shining light”
  • Once attuned, always use it before the other symbols to empower them further
  • Dai-Ko-Myo is used in all healings to bring in a higher and purer dimension of light
  • The power of Dai-Ko-Myo is equal to the first three symbol combined ( Power symbol,  Sei-He-Ki and  Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen), but vibrates at a more subtle, higher frequency that incorporates a higher level of divine power
  • It can be used in reverse to pull negative energy from the bodies (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) and then release it
  • The Dai-Ko-Myo symbol connects with your crown chakra (see diagrams page 25, 26), connecting you to your higher self or soul self (that part of you that holds your eternal wisdom and understanding and is your connection to the universal energy source)
  • It resonates with and works on the spiritual body; its main focus is to heal the soul
  • Reiki Masters use the Dai-Ko-Myo symbol when passing attunements to their students (attunement transmission/empowerment symbol)
  • There are variations of the symbol, the traditional (see diagram page 12) and the non-traditional or modern version (see diagram page 11)
  • Experiment to compare both versions, then use the one that best fits your energy needs.  When comparing, use the symbol that feels clearer, simpler and stronger to you; follow your intuition when deciding
  • The Dai-Ko-Myo symbol assists you with developing and strengthening:
  • Self-awareness
  • Personal growth
  • Spiritual development
  • Intuition

Distant/absentee Healing Using Dai-Ko-Myo Symbol

  • When used in combination with the other symbols, it increases their effectiveness
  • When used for distant healing, the energy quickly travels from the healer’s heart chakra to the receiver’s heart chakra

Basic steps to follow:

Begin verbalizing, drawing or visualizing

Dai-Ko-Myo (Die-Coe-Me-Oh)

(master empowerment symbol)

Follow with

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen (Hon-Shaw-Zay-Show-Nen)

(distant symbol)

Add

Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray)

(power symbol)

Add

Sei-He-Ki (Say-Hay-Key)

(mental/emotional symbol)

Finish with

Dai-Ko-Myo (Die-Coe-Me-Oh)

(master empowerment symbol)

Self Healing Using Dai-Ko-Myo Symbol

  • Begin by tracing the  symbol over your heart chakra (see diagram page 18)
  • Then visualize  with the other symbols

Dai-Ko-Myo Symbol - Other Uses

  • Crystals – to clear, charge and program or to make them self-clearing

Basic steps to follow:

Start by holding the crystal between the palms of both hands

Next, clear the stone by visualizing  the master symbol

Dai-Ko-Myo (Die-Coe-Me-Oh)

(master empowerment symbol)

Then add the mental/emotional  symbol

Sei-He-Ki (Say-Hay-Key)

(mental/emotional symbol)

Next, visualize the power symbol  and with focus and intention program the stone for a specific purpose – E.g. healing

Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray)

(power symbol)

Add the distant  symbol (for self-healing or healing others)

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen (Hon-Shaw-Zay-Show-Nen)

(distant symbol)

Finally, visualize  the master symbol and ask for the stone to become self-clearing from this time forward

Dai-Ko-Myo (Die-Coe-Me-Oh)

(master empowerment symbol)

  • Immune Energizer – stimulates your Thymus chakra (about 3” below throat chakra, between the throat and heart chakras, see diagram page 18), which enhances its immune function and increases the flow of energy (Ki) through your body

Basic steps to follow:

  • Stand in a relaxed position and rub your hands together until warm
  • On your shoulder blade, in the boney hollow of your back, you will find a pressure point (one on each shoulder blade)
  • With tips of your fingers of your opposite hand, begin to massage this point in a clockwise motion for 1-minute (Note: if you are unable to reach this with your fingers, place a tennis ball against the wall and press your shoulder area into the ball and then move slowly in a circular motion)
  • At the same time, visualize the Dai-Ko-Myo symbol
  • Continue massaging up to 300 rotations
  • Repeat for the other shoulder
  • Repeat this exercise 3-times for each shoulder.  When finished, make a fist with your right hand
  • Then as you visualize  the Dai-Ko-Myo symbol, lightly tap (avoid rubbing or massaging) your Thymus chakra  25-times, as tapping stimulates and strengthens your thymus gland
  • Elixirs (Flower or Gemstones) – While these are infusing, add Dai-Ko-Myo  and Cho-Ku-Rei symbols to the water, flowers or stones
  • Medicines, Herb Tinctures, Homeopathic Remedies – Use the Dai-Ko-Myo symbol to empower these with greater healing properties

Meditating on Dai-Ko-Myo Symbol

  • It brings “light” (healing universal energy) into any situation to remove blockages on all levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual), past, present and future
  • It helps for self-cleansing and self-purification on the spiritual level
  • It helps create more balance and more harmony in your daily life

Raku  Transmission and Disconnection Symbol (Pronounced Raw-Koo)

  • This is also called the lightening bolt symbol (see diagram page 13)
  • There are many variations for drawing the Raku symbol, so experiment to compare, then use the one that best fits your energy needs – it should feel clearer, simpler and stronger to you; follow your intuition when deciding
  • The Raku activates the student’s Hara line (energy channel that follows the spinal column) to help them absorb the Reiki energy through their energy channels and grounds it to their Sacral chakra (also called Hara centre)
  • It is only used during a Reiki attunement as the final step to ground and seal the energies of the symbols into the Student
  • During the attunement process, the aura of the Master Teacher and student are joined.  During this merge, negative karma from the student is lifted and released; the Master receives what is released through his/her own aura and grounds it
  • The release of karma during the attunement creates physical and emotional cleansing for the student
  • At the end of the attunement, the Raku is used to disconnect the aura and energies between student and Master Teacher and will also leave the Master and student revitalized with more energy
Last Updated Thursday, 20 August 2009 16:57
This article was written by Margaret Jang
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RainbowGirl79 2015-05-20 14:49
Quoting Bob:
Wow, it's sad to see people like you give so much wrong information about Reiki to the public, I would point out your mistakes (or things you are just making up) but there are far too many and it would take to long. Please shut down this site and try studing real Usui Reiki.


Interesting that you arrive at a page dedicated to spreading light, love and universal energy across the globe and you decide to smash it down with negativity. I wonder why. You believe that your way is right and her way is wrong. I also wonder why you feel so sure about that. Might be worth reflecting on, for your own personal understanding and growth.
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Michelle 2015-07-11 15:54
Quoting Bob:
Wow, it's sad to see people like you give so much wrong information about Reiki to the public, I would point out your mistakes (or things you are just making up) but there are far too many and it would take to long. Please shut down this site and try studing real Usui Reiki.


Bob, it is time for you to do your own personal research. First, I would suggest removing arrogance from the equation. Dr Mikao Usui is the founder of reiki, we all know. One of his earliest students was Mrs. Takata who took it back to Hawaii. She taught 22 students that we know of. Later on, students came together and discovered they all had slightly different symbols. It turns out she had not drawn the symbol exactly the same way for each person and sometimes had drawn it differently for the same person. Yet all worked. It seems whatever you are attuned to is what will work for you. It is about the intention and the energy, after all.

Do you think this might also be true for some of the information and explanations of various things in reiki? Unless we can get ahold of Dr. Usui's original notes and read them, we will never be 100% certain of what he taught. What I do know is, reiki seems to work with everyone who has been attuned, if their intent is for the highest good of the client.
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Andy 2015-07-21 06:11
I've found that the Reiki symbols at master level are merely the beginning. Let me explain what i mean. If you take a symbol... any symbol.. and meditate on it you soon realise that the symbol itself is an identification marker to a specific energy frequency range.and by that i mean a Being or group of Beings. Each symbol has its own frequency and sometimes only leads to one Being with that frequency/ nature other times it is a group or groups. These Beings are what are being connected to when a symbol is visualised or drawn ... it does not stop there. The Reiki symbols are a basic introduction to those Beings so that you can begin the process of truly getting to know those who walk and work beside you from that other realm as you practice Reiki and the energy behind it. They in turn will change the symbols being taught in Reiki for you to a more powerful and sacred set for self as you grow self and connect more to them.

My two boys, wife and myself all began connecting into what we were being taught as the Universal Energy of Reiki only to discover we could all see what was behind the symbols. Each of us now have very similar symbols to use from a very dear group of Beings of many frequency ranges of power and reach. When the four of us come together to work on someone we each have our own individual and sacred symbols coming in and boy the power is magical.

So when you begin to have a personal relationship with those Beings of the Universal energy of Reiki you will begin an amasing journey and soon realise that level 3... the Master Level... is only the beginning and not two Beings are the same and therefore not two identifying symbols are the same.
Margaret Jang 2015-07-25 08:17
Quoting Andy:
I've found that the Reiki symbols at master level are merely the beginning. Let me explain what i mean. If you take a symbol... any symbol.. and meditate on it you soon realise that the symbol itself is an identification marker to a specific energy frequency range.and by that i mean a Being or group of Beings. Each symbol has its own frequency and sometimes only leads to one Being with that frequency/ nature other times it is a group or groups. These Beings are what are being connected to when a symbol is visualised or drawn ... it does not stop there. The Reiki symbols are a basic introduction to those Beings so that you can begin the process of truly getting to know those who walk and work beside you from that other realm as you practice Reiki and the energy behind it. They in turn will change the symbols being taught in Reiki for you to a more powerful and sacred set for self as you grow self and connect more to them.

My two boys, wife and myself all began connecting into what we were being taught as the Universal Energy of Reiki only to discover we could all see what was behind the symbols. Each of us now have very similar symbols to use from a very dear group of Beings of many frequency ranges of power and reach. When the four of us come together to work on someone we each have our own individual and sacred symbols coming in and boy the power is magical.

So when you begin to have a personal relationship with those Beings of the Universal energy of Reiki you will begin an amasing journey and soon realise that level 3... the Master Level... is only the beginning and not two Beings are the same and therefore not two identifying symbols are the same.


Hi Andy:

Thank-you for your insight and comments.

The “beings” that you refer to I call them “spirit guides” who exist universally and therefore can be accessed by anyone. In other words they’re non-human. And yes, you’re quite right, no two are alike. I like to also think of them as “teachers” and naturally depending on the subject at hand, each “teacher” will possess different levels of knowledge and experience, but they can also act as a group.

Before I start a Reiki session, I always ground, protect and cleanse myself, plus I invite my “spirit guides,” as well as my client’s “spirit guides,” to assist during the session. Listening and following my intuition and guidance (E.g. the voices in my head or gut feeling, etc.) always takes precedence.

Practicing Reiki (or energy healing) is only one method for connecting to the spiritual realm or to higher states of consciousness, as well as accessing higher knowledge and wisdom. So of course this can trigger awesome “spiritual” (or non-human) experiences. The more you practice Reiki, the stronger the connection becomes between your soul (spiritual self) and the spiritual/universal realm.

When giving a Reiki treatment, both the practitioner and client are connected at the spiritual/universal level. This is also why during a Reiki treatment some practitioners receive information or messages regarding their client. Because of this, it’s equally important to dis-connect both energies following the Reiki treatment.

As for the Reiki symbols, I view them a little differently than you. Reiki symbols are not magical and each carries their own level of energy and performs a different function. Focus and intention activates its intended function. The symbols are merely a jump-start or a short-cut button that when visualized or drawn, instantly starts or activates the subconscious mind to associate the symbol completing its intended function or achieving a particular outcome. Using symbols is a far more powerful and faster method than reading and following a list of written instructions.

Your family’s experience with the symbols is wonderful and amazing! And yes, I agree with having your own set of sacred symbols; I also have some and these I received intuitively. Keep up the excellent work Andy!

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang
www.margaretjang.com
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Lin 2016-01-20 07:13
I know a person who has level I. She has been telling me she sets intentions for her clients, such as you will stop smoking this year. She was told this is okay.
To the best of my knowledge, you may not set intentions like that for other people. You may send them love, light, healing energy, etc., but not set intentions for them - only for yourself. Please clarify this for me!
Thank you!
Margaret Jang 2016-01-20 08:22
Quoting Lin:
I know a person who has level I. She has been telling me she sets intentions for her clients, such as you will stop smoking this year. She was told this is okay.
To the best of my knowledge, you may not set intentions like that for other people. You may send them love, light, healing energy, etc., but not set intentions for them - only for yourself. Please clarify this for me!
Thank you!


Hi Lin:

Thank you for your query.

Setting an intention before starting a Reiki session is part of the practice, but it’s important to know how to set it properly.

A Reiki practitioner should avoid allowing ego to get in the way, plus avoid thinking that he/she is doing the actual healing. They must also understand that everyone has choice and free-will; therefore Reiki should not be given willy-nilly unless permission has been granted.

If your friend has been given permission by her client to set the intention as you describe, then it is okay, but if not, then she is crossing the boundary for what is acceptable behaviour. To me, it sounds like she is trying to perform some sort of miracle and that her ego has taken over. She needs to realize that she is only a conduit for Reiki (Universal life force energy); therefore she is not the one that’s actually doing the healing.

A more acceptable way to set an intention is as follows, “I ask Reiki energy to flow to where it is most needed and to release and remove all toxins, stuck energy, negative energy, pain, discomfort or diseased cellular structure which will be replaced by only 100% healthy cellular structure. I also ask Reiki to infuse this client with renewed vitality that will promote faster healing in order to achieve total balance on all levels (E.g. mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).” The intention wording can be shorter or lengthier, but notice that it hasn’t allowed the Reiki practitioner’s ego to get in the way.

Whenever you’re in doubt, or do not have the person’s permission, then your method to send them love, light, healing energy, etc. is the proper way to set an intention. I like to use this method if I’m sending distant Reiki to areas that have suffered devastation.

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang
www.margaretjang.com
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Michaelangelo 2016-06-14 22:05
Namaste,

It may be that Grand Master Usui can give attunements and reiki from his heavenly abode. I thought I felt attunement or reiki being given to me this morning laying in bed.
I has been looking at a photo of Usai last night.
Padre Pio said he looked forward to being in heaven where he could perform even more miracles.
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vidya 2016-06-16 06:58
Namaste,
At the onset a huge thank you for this awesome information that you provide with such purity .....
I was initiated into the master level ....yesterday and hv just begun my journey.... although my first two levels hv been awesome in itself .....
Am waiting for the magic to unfold ....

Thank you for info provided ...
Love and light,
Margaret Jang 2016-06-19 08:50
Quoting Michaelangelo:
Namaste,

It may be that Grand Master Usui can give attunements and reiki from his heavenly abode. I thought I felt attunement or reiki being given to me this morning laying in bed.
I has been looking at a photo of Usai last night.
Padre Pio said he looked forward to being in heaven where he could perform even more miracles.


Hi Michaelangelo:

It's wonderful that you encountered such a great experience! Good for you!

Since you were viewing and meditating on a photo of Usui sensei, then you obviously made a direct connection to him and in return received healing blessings.

And yes, it's very possible to receive Reiki treatment or guidance from your spirit guides (or spiritual healing team) whenever you request it.

Also, when you are in Delta or Theta state consciousness (sleep mode or almost asleep), your soul travels and connects with the spiritual realm for continuous communication and learning (education).

The more that you meditate and the more that you use Reiki, either on self or on others (or animals), your soul (spiritual self) will continue to develop a stronger and stronger connection and bond to the spiritual realm.

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang,
www.margaretjang.com
Margaret Jang 2016-06-20 08:11
Quoting vidya:
Namaste,
At the onset a huge thank you for this awesome information that you provide with such purity .....
I was initiated into the master level ....yesterday and hv just begun my journey.... although my first two levels hv been awesome in itself .....
Am waiting for the magic to unfold ....

Thank you for info provided ...
Love and light,


Hi Vidya:

You're most welcome - glad that the information was helpful and insightful.

Congratulations for completing and receiving Reiki Master level training!

It's great that you look forward to your journey with such positive anticipation. It's a life-long journey with many ups and downs, but if you keep your focus on your long-term goal, you will definitely benefit as well as succeed.

The "magic" that happens is that the more you practice Reiki, either on yourself or on others, the stronger your soul/spirit connection becomes with the spiritual realm (your own spirit guides and healing team included) so that you work in unison.

Always ask for your spirit healing team's assistance before you start a Reiki session and be sure to thank them afterwards. Remember, you are only the conduit through which the Reiki healing energy flows, so be sure to keep your ego out of the way.

Your inner senses and perception will become stronger, as well as more sensitive, so learn to pay attention to your intuition and follow it (regardless of how you were taught Reiki) for this is how spirit communicates and shares higher knowledge, wisdom and information with you.

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang
www.margaretjang.com

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