Reiki Attunements – What Level Do You Want?


If you’ve heard the term reiki attunements and are wondering what it means, this short article will give you an idea.

Reiki attunements are the process of becoming a reiki practitioner. Being attuned to reiki, after getting Reiki attunements, means that you gain permanent ability to easily access universal life force– or reiki.  You access this life force (energy) as a means to help others heal.

Reiki attunements can be given by a Reiki master. Also, there are many self-help books on the market today that help you to get reiki attunements by your own. You have to question if reading a book and trying to chant a few words without the assistance of someone who is knowledgeable about reiki really does work.  Reiki attunements need to be done with respect and care, and in a certain order. These things are not always spelled out in a book.  You be the judge of that after you have done your research about reiki attunements.

The reiki attunements process is really a celebration of spirit – yours, the reiki Master’s and Spirit with a capital S – the Spirit from whom the universal life force energy flows.  During the reiki attunements ceremony, the reiki Master uses the appropriate Reiki symbols and other gestures in a certain prescribed way. It creates an energy pattern around you for attunement, which attunes YOUR energy field to the energies that are represented by the symbols.

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Once the attunements process/ceremony is done, you are permanently attuned to the universal life force energy, which makes you a reiki practitioner. Here is a quick, although not complete, overview of what the reiki master does to attune you.

Firstly, they ground and center themselves and instruct the student to do the same. Then, they tell them to expect just about anything when the attunement is completed. The Master then stands in front of you holding their hands up high at shoulder height with palms facing forward. Master will then circle you once and then stand behind you.

The ceremony has two halves – one done behind you and one in front. The Master raises her left palm to place it next to your head and with the right hand draws the appropriate symbols over your crown. The Master then goes in front of you and takes your hands between their own and draws the symbols over the hands (chanting the names of each three times).

They visualize the master symbol in violet and lightly blow twice from the base chakra to the crown chakra, and lightly touch the third eye (forehead). The symbols are drawn once more along with the chanting. Your hands will be separated and visualization of master symbols will be undertaken from base to crown chakras.

This article is designed to just give you a few of the basics of attunements.  If you wish further information on the attunement ceremony, you can find it on the Internet or by asking a certified reiki Master.

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