When some people are attuned to Reiki and are given the symbols they are also given a colour relating to each of the four symbols.
A question I was recently asked by someone I attuned to the Master level, but had been attuned by someone else to Reiki level 1 and 2 was ‘ What colour is associated with the Master symbol?’
Well here is my answer:- Whilst there are some Masters who teach that each of the four symbols has its own colour, research has shown that there is no suggestion that the symbols were originally associated individually to a specific colour.
The suggested colour connection to the symbols would appear to be yet another addition to the infinite list of Western and New Age add-ons that have been adopted into Reiki since the passing of Takata-sensei, who never taught these aspects of Reiki.
It doesn’t help that some of these less than original practices of Reiki have found their way into Japan and now manifest themselves in different forms of Japanese Reiki. These Western additions are now being taught and passed on to students as if they have always been part of traditional Japanese Reiki .
Where colours have been given to symbols, they are connected to non-traditional meanings that teachers have overlaid on the symbols. Cho-Ku-Rei – the power symbol for instance has become associated with the Earth/Earth energy and therefore connected with the colour green.
If you look at Buddhism, Shinto or Taoist influences you will see that the symbols used in Usui Shiki Ryoho would be visualised in either gold or pure bright light.
So if we want to keep Usui Reiki traditional then forget the colours and just stick to the symbols. Use Reiki how it was meant to be used when given to Dr. Miako Usui