Karuna Reiki® Training and Sessions
Sandra Ditta Herrmann
Usui Reiki Master &
Karuna Reiki® Master
Member of the Reiki
and International Center for Reiki Training
Let me explain to you the following please....
Karuna Reiki® is seen as the next step after Usui Reiki Masters, so you need to be a Reiki master already who has used the master energies in order to receive any Karuna Reiki Training.
You can choose to become a Karuna Reiki® Practitioner I and II for which the training runs over 2 days. You will receive two practitioner attunements
you can go straight on to the Karuna Reiki® Masters training which runs over 3 days - which will allow you to teach Karuna Reiki®, order manuals and get registered with the International Center for Reiki Training. You will learn the extra Master symbols and receive two Master attunements.
With both training options you will learn the 8 Karuna Reiki® symbols, be taught chanting and toning and the Shadow Self Meditation - very powerful healing tools.
Please see the outline of the training (separate link on top) for the two training options. You may also see the student comments for the practitioner and Masters training (separate links above).
To book or for questions, please text Sandra Ditta Herrmann 07752168159 or phone 020 8579 7230.
Enjoy the read below on Karuna Reiki®, the Karuna symbols, the Shadow Self Meditation and how the energy differs from Usui Reiki.
About Karuna Reiki®
is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism, Buddhism
and Zen. It is translated to mean any action that
is taken to diminish the suffering of others and
could also be translated as "compassionate action". When individuals experience enlightenment, they report
that all beings are known as one. As we help others
and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit.
Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood
that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love,
but also because it is an entirely logical thing to
do. In the same way that you would want to heal your
own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others
to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature
that Karuna must be accompanied by parjna or wisdom
in order to have the right effect.
the motivating quality of all enlightened beings who
are working to end suffering on Earth. They continually
send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance
to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop
Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others,
but you also become more receptive to the Karuna that
is being sent by all enlightened beings. Thus your healing
Reiki® opens you to work more closely with all enlightened
beings. This includes those enlightened ones who
are physically present as well as those in spirit.
of the Karuna System of Reiki
The Karuna system of Reiki was developed by William
L. Rand. The symbols were channeled by several Reiki
masters, including Marcy Miller, Kellie-Ray Marine,
Pat Coutney, Catherine Mills Bellamont, and Maria Abraham.
William used the symbols and found them to have value,
but felt that they had greater potential than had been
previously accessed. He meditated on them and was guided
to develop the attunement process and to call the new
system Karuna Reiki®. Some of the symbols used in
Karuna Reiki® are used in other systems, but they
do not have the same effectiveness or healing energies
as in the Karuna system. Karuna Reiki® energy is
different than Usui Reiki.
The energy has a more definite feeling to it and works
on all the energy bodies at the same time. Students
report a feeling that the energy surrounds them and
the client instead of simply flowing thought them. It
also has a grounding effect.
receive the attunements often report experiences with
their guides, angels, and higher self and feel the healing
presence of other enlightened beings.
The same Eight Symbols are taught both courses (practitioner an Master) but in the Master course you will also learn the Master symbols used in attunements or for chanting and toning.
Names of symbols are only given in the training...
Symbol 1: is a good symbol to use at the beginning
of a treatment as it prepares the client to receive
deep healing. It also reduces or eliminates the pain
associated with emotional healing by creating a kind
of spiritual anesthetic effect. It works on hidden issues
that have become imbedded in the cells of our bodies
(memory of trauma, negative feelings and ideas that
we brought with us from other lives). Symbol1 can be
combined with the Usui distant symbol to send powerful
healing energy, child abuse (unable to deal with consciously
and therefore buried feelings).Call upon Archangel Gabriel
and ask him to take the karma of the issue and heal
if for you. Ask also that if there is a lesson or understanding
that is necessary for you to have in order for the healing
to take place that it be made known to you. Symbol 1
prepares the client to receive the deep healing available
from Symbol 2
Symbol 2: works in many ways like Symbol1, but on
a much deeper and more powerful level. It breaks up
negative patterns in the unconscious mind which we use
to insulate ourselves from the truth. This helps to
shatter delusion and denial, while helping heal the
shadow self. It helps us accept that imperfect part
of ourself so we can bring it into our conscious mind,
love it and heal it (often in sacral chakra), heals
sexual and physical abuse, the only reason we are psychically
attacked is because we are creating it. It can help
us release the part of ourself that is creating the
psychic attack, heal it and release it to the Higher
Power. It can activate a laser-like beam of healing
light to heal tumors and cysts and many other imbalances.
When used with the psychic surgery technique it takes
on the energy of a spiritual surgery tool which has
the ability to break through even the densest concentration
of less than light energies. It goes to an area that
contains less than light energy and fills it with a
very focused, concentrated beam of light which dissipates
the denser energy. Fill this area with love by using
Symbol 3: heals the heart and all issues relating
to the heart. It can also be used to fill in a healed
area with love were negative energy or blocks have been
removed. Can be used to heal relationships of all kinds.
Use along with the Usui distant symbol to send the energy
of the symbol to the relationship. If you want to develop
a good habit, the best way to do this is to allow yourself
to love what you want to do. If there is a habit you
would like to create for yourself, write it on a piece
of paper, put it between your hands and send the energy
to it. Do this everyday, and also spend time doing the
thing you want to develop a habit for. Heal addictions
- life isn't fulfilling the love that they need. It
will restore the balance within their heart so that
they love life. Use Usui distant symbol to send the
energy of the symbol to the addiction. It can be used
to receive blessings from spiritual beings such as Mother
Mary, Kuan Yin, and Avalokiteshvara who are the embodiment
of compassionate action. Use the Usui distant symbol
to send symbol 3 to these spiritual beings. Ask for
their blessing so your heart will be healed and you
will be better able to help others.
Symbol 4: :Grounding. It is excellent to use at
the end of a session.Heals lower charkas helping a person
be more fully present, alert and focused. By using the
symbol on the clients feet, the feet charkas are opened
and this will pull the person back into their body.
This technique also pulls negative energy or blockages
from anywhere in the person's energy system out the
feet and can often release pain. Clear a room of negative
energies.Harmonizes upper charkas with lower chakras.
As the symbol clears the lower chakras, it allows the
higher consciousness of the upper chakra to manifest
in the physical world. It also helps us release fear
of success and fear of failure. It empowers us to actualise
our spiritual purpose here on Earth and to make use
of Divine guidance in our everyday lives. Manifest Material
Goals and creates determination and completion. It helps
us take the first step toward our goal, and assists
us in remaining focused throughout the entire process
so we can complete the things we start. Archangel Michael
Shadow Self Guided Meditation
Students activate specific healing symbol and place
their hands on themselves during the meditation intending
that Reiki will flow throughout the entire meditation.
We have all heard it said that we create our own reality,
yet occasionally we have unwanted experiences - experiences
that may be painful, and limiting in some way. Often,
we don't know how we created these experiences, or what
we can do to stop them. There is a feeling of being
powerless over them and sometimes it feels like something
or someone else outside ourselves is creating these
negative experiences for us. When things like this happen,
we are still creating our own reality, but we are cut
off from the part of ourselves that is creating the
unwanted experiences. We create our own reality not
only with our conscious mind, but also with our subconscious
mind. So, a more accurate statement about our creative
powers might be, "The sum total of our being is the
absolute master of our experience". This includes both
those parts of ourself we are aware of and those parts
we are not aware of. If we are to heal ourselves
from creating unwanted experiences, then we must be
willing to deal with the unconscious parts of our mind
and heal them. The part of the mind responsible
for creating our unwanted experiences is called the
Shadow Self. The Shadow Self is created when we
refuse to accept our feelings that have been labeled
unacceptable. So often in society as we are growing
up we are told "don't do that or don't be like that
or don't say that" yet we are not told how to deal with
these negative feelings in a healthy way and our only
way of dealing with them is to deny them and shove them
down inside ourselves. This process of denial does not
cause those feelings to go away, rather, it forces them
down inside ourselves where they continue to affect
our behaviour and influence our experience.
Because we are unaware that they are there, we are powerless
to change them and it feels like our lives are being
controlled by someone or something outside ourselves.
are we to get to know our Shadow Self. Our outer
reality is a reflection of our inner reality. So if
we have experiences we don't like or if there are people
in our lives that we don't like, then it is important
to first accept that there is a part of ourselves that
is attracting this unwanted experience or person. It
is this Shadow Self part that is doing this. We need
to accept this part as part of ourselves and get to
know it before we can be able to help it heal.
Once this part is healed, you will no longer attract
the negative eperiences or they will no longer affect
you in a negative way. You will be able to live your
life in this area in a healthy, balanced way, free from
many tension or stress and filled with positive feelings
Zoe comments after the shadow self meditation:
This is a very powerful. Meeting the shadow self informed
me of many old energy patterns that can now be cleared
and also gave me big clarity over many issues: These
go back to past life encounters of being persecuted
and put to death time after time for expressing spiritual
beliefs. By healing these lives I can make way for self
worth and abundance in this life. It gave me much information
about behaviour, it doesn't like toxic friends, too
much drink, etc, and things it would like - dancing,
supportive friends, nature, walks, etc. Very clear information.
I could feel a huge shift during this meditation and
the Reiki energy was very strong.
four new symbols are taught with the following uses:
for Symbol 5: The energy heals the mind and links
you more strongly with the Higher Self. It brings the
Higher Self into the physical body. It therefore penetrates
very deeply and lifts out emotional pain, often bringing
an awareness of the true cause of the pain in a way
that completes the healing. Improves learning ability,
heals communication because of improved mental clarity,
increases creativty. It works well with symbol 4 allowing
the Higher Self to manifest our creativity on the physical
Symbol 7: Can help you to claim your power and to
break free from others' expectations and projections
and take back your power so you can create your life
the way you want it to be.Heals co-dependence. The symbol
helps you to break free from an unhealthy sense of responsibility
you may have with those you are close to. Heals Reality
Awareness. Empowers your Goals - it helps us act on
our plans even if others are not happy with our decisions.
It helps us connect with the joyous outcome of our goals
which empowers us to achieve them.It is truly an Earth
healing energy, and can help us connect with the consciousness
of trees, flowers, crystals, clouds etc. Try the symbol
on your house plants. It works well with symbol 3 to
Symbol 8: Can brings peace and creates trust in life,
helps heal the past, it brings peace into the now and
helps free us from worry about the future.Heals insomnia.
- releases fear and creates a gentle peaceful feeling.
Also good for healing nightmares. Heals fear and panic
- helpful in treating panic attacks or chronic fatique.
This is because it helps calm fears and brings peace.
It creates such a soothing state of being that we are
able to focus more on the now, and do so in a peaceful
way. Manifest the best results - when combined with
symbol 3 it can bring harmony to the realization of
one's goals making them seem effortless to achieve.
Increases clairvoyance - Meditate with the point of
symbol 8 going into the third eye. Maintain this single
pointed focus and it will clear the brow chakra enhancing
Symbol 8: This double Cho Ku Rei is used for physical
manifestation and for healing the human race. It is
used for grounding, you can visualize each side of the
symbol going down each leg. Place the upper part in
your hips with the spirals in your feet. This will create
a strong connection to the earth and bring your consciousness
more fully into your body. This will also help guide
your path through life in a very practical way.To manifests
goals - write your goal on a piece of paper in the form
of an affirmation. Then draw Kriya on the paper and
hold it between your hands and do symbol 6 Reiki on
it every day. At the same time, you must be working
to create your goal. It is helpful if you feel stuck
with many thoughts and have difficulty focusing on what
you need to do. It can be used to heal all the people
of Earth, helping them work together in harmony.
Chanting and Toning With Karuna Reiki
experience with Karuna Reiki® has taught us that
toning or chanting during a Karuna Reiki® treatment
creates profound shifts in the vibrational frequency
of the healing energy. This idea is validated by the
Mahayana Buddhist tradition the bodhisattva Avolokitesvhara
who is said to create the "Sound that illumines the
When chanting and toning, we encourage you to do it out
loud when appropriate. However, you can chant or tone
telepathically as well. When chanting or toning in groups
of three or more, it is important not to chant or tone
for longer than 15 minutes together.
We define chanting as sounding the name of the symbol
or the sound of a series of symbols with your Karuna
Reiki® empowed voice so as to enhance the overall
qualities of Karuna Reiki® while your hands are
on or near the recipient's body. The energies will
guide themselves going to the place they are needed.
toning as sounding the name of the symbol with your
Karuna Reiki® empowered voice while your hands are
a few inches to a few feet from the client beaming Karuna
Reikiā into a specific area in need of healing.
The purpose is to direct the energy directly into a
block or area in need of healing.
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