Since there are so many Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen versions floating around, instead of a video on drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, I wanted to do a little pep talk with some tips.
I know that drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen looks scary. Lots of lines. Lots to remember. And what if you draw it wrong and forget a bit?! Oh nossssss, right? Nah.
Drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
Here’s the thing. All those little lines are numbered. If you need to count the lines, then do it! Don’t feel bad. Don’t feel like you’ve failed. It takes practice, especially if you’re not used to writing kanji. The numbers remind you which order to go in and breaks the symbol down into doable parts.
Practice til you got it. Just like Reiki, the only way to get better is to practice right? Right! So anytime you get ready to self-Reiki, practice drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen for a bit then get on with your session.
If you need to look at a reference picture as you’re drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, then look at one. No one is going to judge you, so don’t judge yourself.
Practice until you don’t need a reference picture. And don’t beat yourself up if you forget a line. Set the intention that you are working with the energy of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen and that any part you forgot is put in place.
Try drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen until all you need to do is to say the mantra three times as you’re drawing and then continue on. What I mean: line one say HSZSN instead of counting 1, line 2 HSZSN, line 3 HSZSN, then keep drawing til the symbol is done. This is how I do it. I used to have to count the lines. Then I graduated to saying HSZSN for the first three lines and then kept going. Now I get tripped up if I don’t say HSZSN when I start!
The more you practice the better you’ll get and the more confidence you’ll gain when drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. As long as you’re mindful about drawing and your intention to work with the symbol is there, it’s all good.
What are your tips for drawing Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen? Share with us!
P.P.S. Came from another post? See all the rest of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen week here.