What is the Symbol For Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen? (Reiki Symbols)

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Reiki therapy is an alternative medicine that regulates the energy fields believed to be around our body. The use of  Reiki symbols is a means to channel this energy. Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the Reiki symbol for distance healing. The symbol is used to send energy through space and time to improve the health and well-being of those who access it. Read on to see how it works.  

Reiki Therapy

“Reiki” is a Japanese word that means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.”  

It is the name of a form of alternative medicine, energy healing.  The general idea is that we have energy fields around our bodies.  The lack of proper flow of energy can cause physical and emotional pain.  Reiki practitioners can lay hands on a patient and help correct the problem.   

Some Reiki practitioners use such things as crystals (crystals’ relationship with chakras also overlaps with Reiki theory).  Meditation and relaxation techniques might also be involved.  

Reiki symbols are one specific approach to properly regulate bodily energy. The symbols alert the mind and body to change the way the Reiki energy functions.  

Reiki is rejected by many as pseudoscience.  Nonetheless, the process has been found useful by many, even if the whole concept of energy fields and all that is not based on scientific reality.

A Script Symbol 

The first two Reiki symbols we examined are pictorial symbols, representing their purposes by pictures.  This time the symbol is represented by the actual Japanese script.       

Just what the words are supposed to represent is another matter.  One discussion suggests they really tell a story.  Another argues that they represent the human body incorporating the chakras (bodily energy) and the five elements.  Or, perhaps each character has a meaning.  

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (“Hon-Sha-Zee-Show-Nen”)

“Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen,” the third major Reiki symbol, often is translated as meaning “having no present, past, or future.”  Or, perhaps, “correct thought (mindfulness) is the essence of being.”  

As always, you should remember that translating foreign languages is an inexact science. Only more so when translating somewhat mystical terms in the Reiki symbol universe.  

What does it mean to “have no present, past or future? 

The first translation reflects its time traveler nature.  The symbol is used to send energy through space and time.  The use of the symbol gives access to the “Akashic Records“, the entire life records of each soul.  This can be used for healing purposes.  

The second translation, “correct thought is the essence of being” reflects the idea that there is one energy that flows us throughout our lives.  We can send energy anywhere along the path, backward and forward in space and time. And, in the process, we can tap into our true and highest self in the process.  

This reminds me of Hindu thought.  “Brahman” is the ultimate reality, the supreme power of the universe.  Brahman in some fashion interacts with all of creation.  Brahman is a sort of “divine stuff.”  And, there are various ways believers can connect with Brahman.  

Time Traveler?

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the Reiki distance healing symbol. 

This symbol can send energy through time and space.  It might even be possible to schedule when and where, including a repeat option.  You can schedule daily alarms; so why not Reiki?  

[1] Space 

This symbol can be used to send energy through space.  Reiki healing usually involves the practitioner laying hands on their patient. This isn’t required here. It might involve visualization, perhaps with help of a photo or other aid, but no touching is necessary.  

This symbol can be used to send positive energy to people or animals in other locations.  We hope and pray that people do well when we are unable to be present.  This symbol provides a way to send good energy to them.  And, especially if they have an open mind, they should feel it.  

Ho Sha Ze Sho Nen symbols also might help connect us to our parallel lives.  This is a possible aspect of your life that you might not be currently experiencing.  This life can be good or bad.  Either way, tapping into it can be helpful to provide the path to a fully happy life.  

[2]  Time  

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen can also be used to send energy through time, both into the past and future.  This can be a means to obtain knowledge that can be used to address present problems.  It also can be used to find out if current events are causing problems elsewhere.

The Sei Hei Ki symbol is used to access the subconscious, which often brings to light the causes of various problems.  The past can also be the cause of many problems.  Past trauma, such as experienced in a war or child abuse, might be the source of current difficulties.  And, there are various ways such trauma can be hidden.  This symbol provides a key to access the truth.   

The symbol also can be used to send positive energy over time.  We can use the symbol to support our future endeavors.  It can be used to heal past and future traumas.  Or, provide strength and understanding to your past and future self.  Or, to other people and animals.  


This symbol represents the idea of a type of complete loop of existence that can be accessed with the right knowledge.  We can imagine a person symbolically transmitting themselves through time and space, trying to understand how things worked and will work.  This is sort of the path of the historian, including futurists, who imagine possible future history.  

The Reiki practitioner believes this is not just imagination.  They believe we can quite literally send and access energy and knowledge through space and time.  No wonder the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, which is used to perform this amazing feat, is the most powerful Reiki symbol.  

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