Reiki Master Symbol


Different types of symbols are associated with a unique set of beliefs regarding the nature of their symbolic forms. Reiki symbols are a part of a group of symbols that enable you to connect with and harness energy. The symbol itself does not possess any power of its own but is used to access the power.

The Reiki symbols facilitate a connection with different aspects of Reiki energy.

There are many different ways to draw a particular Reiki symbol, but they are all equally effective in connecting with Reiki. Rather than getting caught up with the most effective variation of a symbol, it is better to focus on the intention and purpose of the symbol.

The Reiki symbols represent aspects of healing and enlightenment.

When someone who has received the Reiki attunements visualizes, draws or intones the names of any of the symbols, it can help them to connect with Reiki energy and activate the function and specific purpose the symbol represents.

The distance attunements activate the ability to work with different levels of Reiki through intention.

Although intention alone can activate the power connected with the symbols, it’s best to understand the meanings of each symbol. It is not necessary to completely understand the meanings of the symbols before using them but a basic understanding will enrich your experience when using them.

The symbols are reminders that there are ways to focus on different aspects of the Reiki energy when used correctly in our Reiki practice.

Got questions? Refer to the Reiki: Level I, II, and Master Manual here!

Reiki Master Symbol: Dai Ko Myo

The Dai Ko Myo (DKM) is known as the Master symbol. It is considered one of the most powerful symbols used in Reiki and used only by a Reiki Master. This symbol combines the power of Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. It can access the highest vibration and can have a significant effect on the energetic aspects of the bodymind.

Using this symbol can help to address imbalances that the soul is carrying that are ready to be transmuted. By healing first at this energetic level, the mental and physical aspects of the bodymind are then balanced as well.

The Dai Ko Myo symbol can also help to balance energies that have been carried through inherited memory.

The Dai Ko Myo symbol represents the source of Reiki energy and can be translated as enlightenment. Refer to the guide on variations of this symbol to explore which one resonates with you most. (Guide: Master Symbol Variations)

Reiki energy is effective with or without the symbols. You can choose to use all four symbols in a session or none at all as these symbols are a tool to help you focus your energy.

Become familiar with the symbols but there is no need to rely on them.

With time and practice, your energy will be focused with your intent and the symbols will not need to be an integral part of your session.

The Dai Ko Myo symbol represents empowering the connection to the soul.

It enables recognition and clarity about your true path in life. The DKM master symbol is used in the attunement of others to Reiki.

Once you are attuned to the energy connected to DKM, you can use it for yourself and others each time you perform a Reiki session. The Master attunement increases intuitive and psychic abilities.

The DKM can be a catalyst for creating dramatic changes in the personal and professional life.

To help manifest goals, draw, project or intone the symbol and then visualize what you intend to manifest with the intention that you will receive what is in your highest good.

It is believed that disease originates first in the energy body. Reiki may help remove these blocks, restore energy and balance. This can contribute to healing on a physical, emotional, and mental level. The DKM resonates at a high frequency and can have a positive effect in most situations. The DKM can also be used for protection and to clear away negativity.

Ways to Activate the Master Symbol

• Mentally beam a white DKM through your hands as you work with a client

• Visualize a white DKM on the palms before your session

• Draw the DKM on your hands with your index finger before you begin your session

• Draw the DKM in the air and beam it in the direction of your hands

Where To Use the DKM in a Session

Draw or project the DKM symbol on your palms and then draw or project the DKM on to the recipient’s:

• Crown chakra

• Areas that are symptomatic (if known)

• Hands/palms

Intention is key so intoning the DKM silently is just as effective as any other method of activation.

Using the Reiki Master Symbol

At this level, you not only learn about the Dai Ko Myo symbol, but also begin to explore the concept that we are one with the universal life force. The true understanding of this does not come about through the attunement or a paper certificate, but through realization. There is nothing you need to attain or goal you must reach, just oneness.

The DKM is said to represent love, light and harmony. Once you know the symbol, you can use it for any intention and in place of all the other symbols. This is because as a master symbol, it contains the other symbols, and it will assist you in moving from relying on the symbols to being one with Reiki, the energy of life.

You may use the DKM in any situation you would want to use the other symbols. You can use the name of it to meditate, while concentrating on the ultimate source of all.

Embrace the great shining light and let it illuminate you!

Got questions? Refer to the Reiki: Level I, II, and Master Manual here!

Guide_ How to Draw the Master Symbol.pdf
Guide_ Master Symbol Variations.pdf