Originally Posted by Alonso24st
Can i send reiki to others from level 1 or need the symbols,or will be weak energy?
It took me a while to come to an answer for this that does justice to the question.
Even though your question one sentence long it covers a lot of ground.
First of all Reiki in essence is a practice of self development. As such I think your primary goal should be self treatment and meditation.
The palm healing is a side effect and practice to help integrate the 5 reiki principles. Not the goal.
I believe that that's why at first level it is often advised to do only hands on treatments. At some point in your spiritual development you'll find that the great white light or Dai komyo is all encompassing so that distant healing will always take place within your self.
There is no boundary between practitioner and "client". At that point all need for symbols etc will fall away.
The symbols were introduced to help people connect to certain aspects of reiki that in the earlier stages are easily missed.
So with that caveat if you find yourself in a meditative state and Reiki flows You can ask for healing to take place or Reiki to flow to wherever and whome ever in time and space.
I do think though that taking the time to practice Reiki a will allow for a more complete healing to take place then when one practices only every so often and let him or herself be distracted during treatment.
Hope this helps.
I do have to say that this is my understanding and many a mileage may vary..