Traditional Reiki is confined to solid techniques of energetic cleansing and activation of energy channels.
Although it resembles the modern approach greatly, there are many elements that have been added later on and are not an integral part of traditional Usui Reiki.
These additions make the practice more accessible and efficient.
Many debates about the differences between traditional and modern Reiki are based on a lack of understanding of the history and development of this practice.
Like everything else, even spiritual procedures evolve.
It’s not like they improve on their own, but we’re the ones who make new discoveries through exploration.
The chakras belong to the ancient Hindu esoteric philosophy.
Still, they are now a common element in many spiritual practices, including Reiki.
But they were not part of the Usui system initially, and some ignore them even today.
Practitioners who have been using them in their daily work have seen significant improvements. Chakras lead to a higher level of understanding of the human condition and a model for more targeted interventions.
Therefore, we can address emotional and mental imbalances much more efficiently if we know how they manifest at the chakra level.
And this is just one of many examples.
Over the years, spiritual practitioners have integrated numerous techniques that proved quite valuable, such as the “cone of light.”
What Is The Cone Of Light
You may use this cleansing technique independently or within the Reiki self-treatment. It’s also a way to add an extra layer of protection around you.
You may apply it to yourself, any living organism, and even to objects that have value to you.
The cone of light obviously doesn’t replace the complete self-treatment. Instead, it simply complements the practice, bringing an additional cleansing effect.
How To Use The Cone Of Light
The cone of light has five main objectives:
- Activates/enhances the flow of universal life force energy;
- Allows the universal energy to cleanse your chakras and main channel – Sushumna;
- Cleanses your energy fields of residual energies;
- Creates a layer of protection;
- Helps you connect to the higher self;
This is how you activate the cone of light:
- Activate the following sequence on your crown chakra: Cho Ku Rei + Sei He Ki + Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (+ Dai Ko Myo for level 3). You can always add other symbols if you’d like;
- Visualize a cone of a bright white light engulfing your energetic body. It will have the tip above your head and the base around your feet area;
- Activate a large Sei He Ki at the base with the intention of clearing all residual and negative energies and sending them into the ground;
NOTE: As an alternative to the Sei He Ki symbol, you can draw 22 counterclockwise circles at your feet using your dominant hand to help flush negative energies into the ground.
This is not a static cone, but one that will move around with you for as long as it’s active. Of course, this will differ based on personal needs. Therefore, its efficiency will fade once the given task is completed.
- For yourself at any time and even before going to bed;
- On others with the same intention, but make sure you have their consent first;
- In a room for cleansing and protection purposes. Draw the same sequence of symbols in the middle of the ceiling, with the base of the cone covering the entire floor;
- On any material possessions to cleanse and protect them from theft or damage;
This versatile technique takes only a few moments to activate and can efficiently remove residual energies and offer protection. Moreover, it doesn’t require any special skills or training.
Therefore, if you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do so. You may be pretty surprised by its effects.