Karuna Reiki Symbols – Keys To Higher Realms.

Updated: Aug 25

What Is Karuna?

Karuna Reiki is a very subtle yet very powerful system of Reiki. Karuna Reiki is different from Usui Reiki, though you must be a Reiki Master or at least a Reiki II practitioner to get attuned to Karuna Reiki.


Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen which means Compassion.


Karuna could be translated as “Compassionate Action.” – Any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others.


When one is attuned to Usui Reiki, he constantly works with higher frequencies, as Reiki easily connects you to your Higher Self and other Higher realms.


As a result, your chakras get aligned with these frequencies, and can easily connect you to other realms.


Karuna Reiki is more subtle, and the Karuna Reiki symbols carry the energies to connect you more easily to higher realms, working with Karuna Reiki Symbols highly increases your frequency levels.


When the individuals experience enlightenment, the one common feeling arises – All beings are One! So it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction.


As a Reiki practitioner, when we help others in their healing process, all beings benefit. In the Reiki healing sessions Karuna is not only extended to others out of love but also because it is completely logical to do.


As the feeling of oneness establishes in oneself, in the same way, that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal.


Buddhist literature emphasized that Karuna must be accompanied by Prajna or wisdom in order to have the right effect.


Higher Realm And Compassion


Karuna is the motivating factor for all enlightened beings from Earth as well as from other realms who are continuously working to end the suffering on Earth.


These Enlightened beings had once lived upon the Earth and know the difficulties faced by the human race. So out of compassion or Karuna, they are always ready to help.


They continuously send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it.


AS you work with Reiki and Karuna Reiki, not only do you help others but you also become more receptive to the Karuna, compassion, and guidance that is being sent by all Enlightened Beings.


As a Reiki practitioner, you have easy access to connect with these Higher Realms, with the help of symbols like Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, Gnosa, and several others.


With the help of these Higher Frequencies, your healing is quickened as well.



Origin Of Karuna Reiki


The Karuna system of Reiki was developed by Reiki Master William L. Rand. William L. Rand.


The Symbols were channeled by several other Reiki Master including Marcy Miller, Mellie-Ray Marine, Pat Courtney, Catherine Mills Bellamound, and Maria Abraham.


Sir William used the symbols and found them incredibly valuable but felt that they had more potential than was being accessed.


Sir William meditated on them and was guided to develop the attunement process and named 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 and healing energies in the Karuna Reiki.


Read an interview of Sir William L. Rand on Karuna Reiki.


Characteristics Of Karuna Reiki

  • Karuna Reiki Energy is different from Usui Reiki.

  • Most practitioners found it more powerful than Usui Reiki.

  • The Karuna Reiki has a more definite feeling and works on all energy bodies simultaneously.

  • Karuna Reiki Practitioner reports a feeling that the energy surrounding them and their client.

  • Karuna Reiki has a more profound grounding effect, as symbols like Rama, mainly serve the purpose of aligning the lower chakras.

  • Most importantly, those who receive the attunements report experiences with their guides, angels, and Higher Self, and feel the healing presence of other Enlightened Beings.

You must be a Reiki Master, to learn Karuna Reiki. Karuna Reiki is not an alternative to Usui Reiki.



Karuna Reiki Symbols

Karuna Reiki is divided into two levels.


Karuna Reiki I include ZONAR, HALU, HARTH, and RAMA Symbols.


Karuna Reiki II includes GNOSA, KRIYA, IAVA (EE-AH-VAH), SHANTI Symbols.


Read In Detail About Karuna Reiki Symbols Here:

Karuna Reiki symbols, especially Karuna Reiki II symbols are more effective to connect with Higher Realms.


How To Activate The Karuna Reiki Symbol

The method to activate the Karuna Reiki symbols is the same as Usui Reiki. Whenever you want to activate a symbol, visualize it and intone it thrice.

You can say it aloud or say it in your mind.

But Karuna Reiki healing, suggests a different approach. While healing with Karuna Reiki Symbols Sir William suggested keeping chanting and toning the names of the symbols while giving treatment to clients.

Sir William explained it beautifully:

The vibration of the voice becomes a physical carrier wave for the Karuna Reiki® energy to travel on.

This causes the healing energies to penetrate more deeply into the cells and tissues of the client’s body. The chakras and auras of both the practitioner and client are also opened more completely allowing a wonderful vibrancy to take place within and around them.

Those who have experienced this process report a feeling of becoming more awake, more alive, and more completely healed.


Among all the symbols of Karuna Reiki, some symbols are specifically used for connecting to Higher Realms.


In Usui Reiki, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen serves the purpose to connect with any dimension. HSZSN is beyond space and time. It can connect you to the past, present, or future.


In the same way, Zonar is the distant healing symbol in Karuna Reiki.

The next important symbol to work with Higher Realms is HALU. Halu is an amplification of Zonar. It is more powerful than Zonar and works in Higher Dimensions.

GNOSA also links you more strongly with the Higher Self.

There are no hard and fast rules about which symbols you should use. These Symbols are mentioned just as a guideline.

The best way to find out which symbol is more effective and aligns with your energies is just to meditate on it.

Meditation helps you a lot when you are working with Reiki and Karuna Reiki.

Karuna Reiki is a very subtle and gentle energy. Whenever you work with Karuna Reiki Symbols, you automatically get connected with higher realms and intuitive guidance. This Divine Guidance helps to heal on a deeper level of different issues.

Which Karuna Reiki Symbol do you work most?

Mine is SHANTI – I just love to work with this symbol, as it can be used for manifesting the best possible result, in any situation and circumstances.


It soothes the aura, creating a feeling of peace. Shanti also works beyond space and time. It heals the past, creates harmony in the present, and releases the future.


Just apply SHANTI in any situation, and be assured that it will bring the best possible result.


If you would like, apply CKR to it or make a sandwich of it, CKR + SHANTI + CKR!


In our day-to-day life, we come across many difficult situations, why not try these symbols to get the best possible results?


Feel Free To Download The Infographic Of Karuna Reiki Symbols – 1& 2!





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