What is a Reiki Attunement?
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Its busy here as per the norm. I am about to teach a new Reiki I class via Skype over the course of the next few months. The Reiki Attunements will be given in person in October in Texas, USA. I wrote a letter to the new students about the Attunement and thought I would share it on the blog as well, as there is some confusion about what exactly a Reiki attunement is and does.
What Is A Reiki Attunement?
The main purpose of an attunement is to raise your energy level, plus strengthen your connection to the universal spiritual energy we call Reiki. After your first attunement you will be able to effectively channel Reiki energy at will.
In Japanese, this ceremony is called Reiju (pronounced Ray-joo) and it means spiritual energy blessing. In the modern Reiki ceremony, your body moves into a spiritual state, beginning with meditation. Then through the use of ancient sounds or symbols you will be brought to a place of harmony and your mental and emotional bodies will be “imprinted” with Reiki. This begins a deep cleansing and clearing of the emotional and physical energy bodies.
The attunement also clears your meridians, the energy pathways of your body and works on the chakras. This allows energy to flow more freely through you. The attunement also aligns your spiritual essence to re-connect you to your true “higher self" or your soul. This can be a deeply moving moment or a subtle energy shift depending on the individual.
As a Reiki Master Teacher we not have any special healing or magical powers to pass along. All we do is act as a channel to provide or create a safe place for you to draw in this divine energy, we hold space that allows you (the recipient) to connect to universal life force energy (or Source) and your higher self or soul. We facilitate this through the traditional ceremony.
You will draw energy to the level where you specifically need it. You cannot ever get “too much” Reiki. The higher self only takes as much as it needs to process at your level of healing.
This attunement begins a 21 day deep cleansing and detox period. This cleanse includes mental, emotional, physical and/or spiritual detoxification and you may experience many changes. The Reiki will go where it is needed to clear blocks and help you realign on many levels.
By receiving an attunement or reiju at each Reiki level, you accept the universal energy to support your person spiritual journey. It is your own personal responsibility to prepare for the attunement.
The success of the Reiki attunement is entirely up to you.
Just as your success on your personal journey depends entirely on how much time and effort you are willing to apply; the more effort you make, the more you practice, the more the Reiki energy will flow and deeper levels of personal healing will be possible. (Please see my newest book, The Ultimate 21 Day Reiki Journal to further enhance this process.)
I hope this has cleared up some of the confusion surrounding the attunement process.
I’d love to hear about your personal experience with Reiki attunements and the changes they brought about.
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