One of the things I love most about Reiki is you just can’t get it wrong! I studied two other healing modalities several years ago. One of them was riddled with rules – do this wrong and this bad thing could happen, do that wrong and that bad thing could happen, and yes, you could kill someone if you did this one thing wrong or didn't do this one thing the way you were supposed to. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!! Also they were both incredible complicated and involved and left you open to taking on the negative energy or worse of the person you were working on. Ah, not working for me sorry.
If you are not familiar with Reiki, we talk a lot about the divine beings who work with us when we channel Reiki – Angels, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides , Ascended Masters (Jesus, Mary, Kwan Yin, Buddha, St. Germain, Sai Baba, Saints, etc.), and other divine beings. Those of us who are intuitive and are Reiki (some more so than others) see them, hear them, or feel them when we are giving someone a Reiki session or working on ourselves (a very big part of Reiki is to be treating yourself with Reiki everyday for your own healing).
Here’s the kicker – if you make a mistake, like drawing a symbol wrong or don’t pay attention to the guidance you are getting from your team of divine beings that are working with you, they will correct whatever part of the symbol you've drawn or visualized incorrectly,for you! If you didn't listen to their guidance and move your hand to this or that place of put it just so, they will take care of it. They will also put in a symbol/s where it’s needed if you doubted your guidance and didn't do it. I love that!!!!!!!!!
Some of the symbols are long and complicated and some of them are easy peasy, so just knowing that they “got your back” takes a lot of pressure off us Reiki practitioners!
When a Reiki Master Teacher attunes someone to Reiki (performs a sacred ceremony on them that connects them to the energy that is Reiki so that they can channel it for themselves or others) we use many Reiki symbols. Again your team will come in and correct any symbols you didn't draw or visualize correctly or put one in if you forgot one – which, believe me as a Reiki Master Teacher of many years, this does happen, it’s a complicated procedure.
I call that a “win win” for all!