The Symbol of Distance Healing


Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (pronounced as: “Hon-Sha-Zee-Show-Nen”) is the Reiki Distance Healing symbol.  The symbol generally means “No past, no present, no future.”  Another way of interpreting this symbol is saying, “The Buddha in me contacts the Buddha in you.”   The symbol is used by the practitioner to send Reiki energy across the distance where time and distance will not be a hindrance.  

Many practitioners consider Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen as the most useful and powerful symbol. The use of the symbol gives access to the “Akashic Records”, also known as the life records of each soul and can therefore be used in karmic healing.  Trauma and other experiences from this life, previous or parallel lives that affect and mirror people’s behaviors can be brought to light and released.

In doing distance healing be, open! Do not focus your efforts on healing a specific problem, for instance, a headache.  Send the Reiki energies without limitation as they will go where they are best needed.  When doing distance healing the energies will work on the receiver’s subtle body, the Chakras and the Aura, and not as much on the physical level.  That is because it can take some time before the energy sent can seep through the body and ease the pain.

The person you are sending Reiki to is likely to feel it happening. If he/she has an open mind he/she can usually tell that they are being infused with energy from someone else.

Reiki Distance healingDistance healing does not take nearly as long as a hands-on treatment.  You actually only need a few minutes to send distance healing. You can even set up a Reiki distance healing to automatically repeat sending energies to a person. If you want to do this, it is recommended that you put a time limit on the repeat, otherwise might continue on forever. If you sent energy every other day, it will allow you to renew your energy and to add power to the distance healing, Remember it is your intention that guides what happens!

Common use for Reiki distance healing are to:  send Reiki healing to people far away.  It is ideal for victims of calamity.  “Beam” Reiki to people across the room.  Send Reiki energies to the future to help with a specific task or be there as a support.  Send Reiki to the past to lift up, to understand and release trauma.

It is not necessary to describe how to do distance healing for the main reason that different masters employ different methods.  You can put ten Reiki Masters in one room they would probably all do distance healing in a different way. Absentee healing is basically a process of visualization, that is to say you can imagine or “see” the person you want to send healing to and do it.  You can use a photo if you have one, if not, don’t worry about it just beam.  Think of the details you have of that person like name, city where they live, and the like.  It is the intention of sending Reiki to thisfive elements unknown person that makes it work.  It is advised that we should let go of all our doubts, instead formulate a clear intention, employ the Reiki symbols and send the energies to those you want to help.

The form of the Distance symbol is complex.  This probably is the symbol with most variations.  It is from the Japanese Kanji set of letters and represents the human body incorporating the chakras and the five elements namely fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.  



  1. The use of Reiki symbols like Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen and their complex forms rooted in Japanese Kanji is culturally rich. It underscores the historical and symbolic significance of these practices.

  2. The ability to send Reiki energy across time—both to the past and the future—is a compelling concept. It brings a unique dimension to the practice.

    • While the idea is engaging, it would be interesting to see empirical evidence that supports the efficacy of such time-transcendent healing methods.

    • Indeed, the aspect of time in Reiki healing opens up various possibilities. It could potentially address unresolved issues from different phases of life.

  3. The mention of the Akashic Records and their role in karmic healing is thought-provoking. It adds a level of depth to the practice that merits further investigation.

  4. It’s fascinating to see how different practitioners have unique methods for distance healing. It makes me wonder about the underlying principles that guide this practice.

  5. The concept of distance healing through Reiki is quite intriguing. The idea that energy can transcend physical limitations is something worth exploring further.

  6. The emphasis on intention in Reiki distance healing is noteworthy. It highlights the importance of mental focus and clarity in the healing process.


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