Shika Sei Ki & Shika So – For Your Heart Soul And Emotional Connection

Shika Sei Ki and Shika So go beyond traditional Reiki and enhance your practice with a focus on your heart, soul and emotional connection.

These two amazing symbols are not taught by many Reiki schools. They are considered to belong to a secret, old but non-traditional spiritual teachings of Reiki.

Besides the traditional symbols, Cho-Ku-Rei, Sei-He-Ki, Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen and Dai-Ko-Myo, at the second level of Reiki, we also discover these two other symbols:

  • Shika Sei Ki – can help heal your heart and soul;
  • Shika So – is the one that makes the connection between emotions and communication;

These two symbols work perfectly together.

One has the role of opening and cleansing the heart while the other one helps you peacefully express your feelings. They create and maintain a harmonious relationship with your inner-self and the people around you.

This can happen when you have a clean heart and a will of expressing your feelings.

So the two of them can very well complement each other in their uses for an energetic and spiritual balance.

Let’s explore more of what each of them can do for us. We’ll discover how they can help us from a physical standpoint as well as a spiritual one.

Shika Sei Ki The Reiki Symbol For Peace

Also known as:

“Love that travels from heart to heart”

Shika Sei Ki is best used for the heart chakra (Anahata – the 4th chakra). It can remove negative energies from the heart, emotional stress, anger, and anxiety.

It has a high capacity of concentrating the energy in one area.

This Is How To Draw Shika Sei Ki

shika sei ki reiki symbol

How And When To Use Shika Sei Ki

Using Shika Sei Ki can provide a touch of serenity.

That’s why we know it as the Reiki symbol for peace. Additionally, it can enhance your ability to offer and receive love by filling your heart chakra with light.

On a physical level, Shika Sei Ki also helps fix issues with the cardiovascular system and arterial tension such as:

  • Arterial hypotension and hypertension;
  • Oscillating tension;
  • Ischemic heart disease;
  • Tachycardias;
  • Myocardium inflammation;

We can use it when we feel sadness, depression, fatigue or anger.

Basically any issues regarding the heart.

Anxiety, depression, and stress can often be confused with a heart attack. If you’re interested in a more scientific explanation, read this short article called “Calm your anxious heart”, from Harvard Medical School.

Whenever we are suffering from a break-up, the loss of a dear one, or even when we’re leaving behind a beautiful place, we tend to “lose” a part of our soul.

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It’s as if a piece of us is still there, connected to that certain place or person.

With time, this makes us vulnerable to feelings such as depression, fear, anxiety, and even mistrust.

In turn, these can have very unpleasant effects on our physical and energetic health.

Shika Sei Ki can help us recover the “lost” parts of our soul.

Whenever you feel sad, you can activate your palm or palms with this symbol and place your hands on the heart area. This will bring you a feeling of being complete and joyful.

You can activate both your palms and energy centers with the Reiki symbols.

Then, you can focus on the heart chakra by using Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki, and Shika Sei Ki.

This will release the residual energy and open the dimension towards healing light.

In this case:

  • Cho Ku Rei will become the “light switch”;
  • Sei He Ki will open the dimension, release the negative energy, and harmonize;
  • Shika Sei Ki will go deep into the emotional level to fix the problem;
  • Use Dai Ko Myo as well if you are attuned for the third level of Reiki;
  • Keep the hands in this area for 10-15 minutes and notice the effect.

The same procedure works for therapy on other people.

Other Uses For Shika Sei Ki

Another important use of Shika Sei Ki is drawing it in the center of a room. Together with Sei He Ki will create a warm and loving environment.

Shika Sei Ki is a very useful symbol of relationships. It can remove monotony and bring back your emotional balance.

In the case of a couple, placing the activated palm on your partner’s heart area and vice versa will create a feeling of harmony and will bring to the surface deep emotions that need to be expressed and healed.

Together with Shika So symbol, they complete the healing of the emotional-communication channel.

Keeping the two energy centers in balance (throat and heart) will help you express your emotions without fear and harmoniously and pleasantly.

The Shika So Reiki Symbol

Shika So is mostly used for the throat chakra (the 5th chakra – Vishuddha).

It deals with communication issues, thyroid problems, and energetic imbalances at this level.

It helps open ourselves to a better connection with other people and may remove anxiety when speaking to a large group.

This Is How To Draw Shika So

shika so reiki symbol

You can use Shika So for couples who have communication issues, whether that’s you or others.

I try visualizing it in bright light, between me and a loved one, when we’re in a heated conversation. Applying it this way always facilitates the discussion and leads us to the best outcome.

On A Physical Level, Shika So Can Help Us With The Following Issues:

  • Hypo and hyperthyroidism;
  • Parathyroid insufficiency;
  • Laryngitis;
  • Cervical spondylosis;
  • Pharyngitis;
  • Coughing;
  • Tonsillitis;
  • Ankylopoetic spondylitis;

You may apply Shika So directly on your throat chakra, or if you wish to be even more efficient, try adding Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen to the equation.

The same applies when practicing on others.

It works amazingly with both the energetic as well as the physical part of the body (thyroid).

Drawing it in the middle of a room will enhance the desire for communication and understanding.

When using Shika So often, there is a high probability to feel the need of expressing certain thoughts.

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Be mindful of what you speak! That’s because some things need to get across in a more sensitive and controlled way.

That is why I like to use this symbol together with Cho Ku Rei and Sei He Ki, to build a harmonious channel of communication.

As mentioned before, Shika So works very well with Shika Sei Ki, when applied to the heart energy center.

Expressing your feelings verbally, in a harmonious way, can have unbelievable healing effects. By doing this you can release certain “trapped” emotions that can only be highlighted through communication.

That is why the throat energy center is strongly connected to the heart energy center.

Usui Reiki Symbols Chart

A Quick Summary Of Shika So

  • It can open and cleanse when applied on the throat chakra, and also make it more in-tune with the rest of the chakras.
  • It can free you up from shyness while amplifying your creative side;
  • Shika So helps open you up and eliminate seclusion;
  • Increases the communication and expressiveness potential when applied on the throat chakra;
  • Helps heal several physical imbalances (see above);
  • It can improve and heal communication for couples, especially when it’s visualized between them in white bright light;
  • Facilitates the harmonious connection within groups and meetings;

Like with any Reiki symbol, you’re the only one who can choose the way you’re going to use Shika So. The beauty of using these symbols is that their uses are not limited to what’s described here. What’s fascinating about Reiki is that you can always discover new ways of doing things.

Enjoy Reiki’s flexibility and don’t be afraid to explore.

Have you used Shika Sei Ki or Shika So in the past or this is the first time you hear about them?

About Vlad and ReikiScoop

Vlad is a Usui Reiki Grand Master/Teacher who has also gained the Master/Teacher Level in Karuna, Shamballa MDH, and Gendai Reiki, with 15+ years of experience. He now shares his knowledge through ReikiScoop. You can always read more about Vlad and ReikiScoop in the about section.

16 thoughts on “Shika Sei Ki & Shika So – For Your Heart Soul And Emotional Connection”

  1. I am a reiki master too, both teacher and healer. Would love to know more about Shika Sei Ki, Shika So and more such symbols and their use edpecially the tried and tested symbols for weight reduction and pot belly. Thanks a ton in advance.

    • Hi there Jashvir and thank you for writing.

      An increase in weight can mean a cumulation of residual energies within the subtle bodies of a person. Constant Reiki self-treatment and can help gradually get rid of this excess low-vibrational energies.

      Having said that, in the case of weight gain, Reiki should always be accompanied by a healthy diet, exercise, and a positive mindset.

  2. Thank you so much Vlad for your posts!!!! Just to confirm… it appears that is I wish to do Reiki
    distance healing for someone experiencing unexplained panic attacks/anxiety, I can use Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki, Shika Sei Ki, Shika So followed by Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen with the appropriate intention. Is that correct?

    • Hi there Diana and thank you for writing.

      If you have the consent of the person that is about to receive Reiki, then you can use Cho Ku Rei + Sei He Ki + Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen + Shika Sei Ki. This sequence will open the gateway for sending light to that person. Adding the Shika Sei Ki will direct the energy towards emotional healing. This is the way I would use it.

  3. Hello and thank you for this beautiful article. I am so keen to try these beautiful symbols in my distance healing sessions. Just a quick question. How do I get an attunement for these symbols?
    Thank you

    • Hi Ninsy and thank you for writing.

      You do need to be attuned by a Reiki Master/Teacher in order to have access to them. Even so, if you are attuned to the second level of Reiki, you can try to activate them and see what happens.

  4. Ciao scusami tanto so che c’è un simbolo del 6′ chakra potrei sapere di più figura e spiegazione? Grazie mille 🙏🏻

  5. Hi Vlad,
    Thank you for all of your insightful and helpful articles. You are my Reiki info. go-to-guru. I would love to add these symbols to my self-treatments. I’m attuned at the Reiki Master level (Usui). Does that mean I was given these symbols during my attunement/I have access to them? Thank you for your help.

    • Hi there Rebecca and thank you for writing and for your kind words.

      IF you are attuned for level 2 Reiki you can tap into the energy of these two symbols, even meditate on them. See if you can establish a connection. Ideally, when you were attuned these should have been included by the Reiki master, but unless she/he explained these symbols to you, it’s most likely you weren’t attuned to them.

  6. Hello. I received Usui level 2 attunement but these 2 symbols were not included in the teaching. Can i still use them? Also, thank you for this article…. love it.

    • Hi there Zulma and thank you so much for your feedback.

      Yes, you can still tap into their energy structure. You can actually use CKR + SHK + HSZSN and connect to both symbols’ vibration and bring it into your practice. Try it and see what happens.


  7. Hello Vlad, I am an Usui Reiki Master (level IV) and I have never heard about these two symbols. Being thus, I am wondering now how to achieve them, is it possible to be attuned to them by meditation ou it is necessary to be attuned by a person whom is already attuned? Wainting to hear from you asap.

    • Hi there Bruno and thank you for writing.
      Ideally, you should receive those symbols within the second level of Reiki attunement. If not, you can connect to their energy through meditation and through the sequence of symbols CKR+SHK+HSZSN. If you meditate, just connect to their vibration and energetic print and you will notice the effects pretty soon.


  8. Dear Vlad, currently I am a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki master…I am intrigued by these new symbols for me. In the tradition I come from there is always an attunement or ignition process for new symbols….how do I attune to these in this article…thank you, JOE

    • Hi there Joseph,

      Well, some Reiki master/teachers offer these two symbols in the moment of attunement for level 2 Usui Reiki. Having said that, I know that not all teachers are aware of the existence of these two symbols.

      Knowing that you are already a master in a Reiki system, you can meditate and connect to the energy of Shika So and Shika Sei Ki. Once you become aware of them there is a chance that your energetic structure can become embedded with the energy of these two symbols.

      Another way is to use the rest of the Reiki symbols to connect to the energy print of Shika So and Shika Sei ki. Notice how it feels once you integrate them into your practice.



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