A symbol in Reiki that is really difficult to remember is Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. Excellent for distance healing this powerful Reiki symbol can help those afar get the energy they need to heal or the energy they need to just get going.

Something I plan on doing more is practicing this symbol as well as using Reiki in my everyday life. You can use Reiki to cleanse your aura, your home, your garden and bring life and energy back into your space.

So what is this symbol? For some reason, some of my Reiki books don’t even show the symbol, but merely speak of it. Here it is for your viewing.


The numbers on the right, indicate the hand motion order for each stroke. Each stroke is performed in the air in front of you while you visualize and verbalize your intent and the words “Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen” .

Roughly translated it means the human being and spirit are one.