Article by Tracy Morrow
One of the most common questions Reiki teachers receive from their students is, “How do I know if I have been attuned and blessed?” This is especially true of students who don’t notice any sort of experience during their attunement. While many students will feel sensations, such as warmth or tingling, emotions of being overcome with peace and love, or will have some other beautiful experience, some students will notice nothing at all. Those are the students who will be left wondering if they were in fact attuned and blessed or not.
The first thing that is important to keep in mind to make sure to communicate to students is that oftentimes there will not be any sort of noticeable experience. That does not mean the attunement failed, or that they were not blessed. It just means that the energy has its own way of working and there is no concern whether or not they have any notable occurrence.
One way to make sure students feel secure in being attuned, and that they are in fact being blessed, is to make sure to point out universal truths before their first attunement. One important truth to discuss with students is that they are already filled with Life Force Energy because they would not exist without it. An attunement does not grant them what they already have; an attunement simply balances them out and clears blocks in the energetic and chakra systems in order for the Reiki to flow through in an optimal way. It may dial in refreshed or stronger frequencies of energy, however, those frequencies were already there as they always are in life.
Another important teaching point is that it is the student’s intention to open their energetic system and receive the attunement that is ultimately what is the most important. This intention grants the attunement in the first place. As long as the intention is there, the attunement will happen. How it is experienced is a unique occurrence to each person and that experience, noticed or not, will be exactly what the student needs at the time of becoming attuned.
Some students will need additional help in feeling connected due to being too attached to their mental processes, or having high anxiety, or low feelings of self worth. Encouraging these students to become diligent in living the precepts and finding other ways to break through mental blocks will be most helpful. For example, practicing mindfulness, yoga, meditation and clearing rituals are all ways that creates union and develops enhanced skills of perception. Energy exercises such as working with energy balls is also helpful to allow the student to develop a heightened sense of perception.
In regard to feeling blessed, each and every one of us is already blessed. Any subsequent blessing is but a remembrance of what already belongs to us. We are Blessed Children of Source and there is truly never any reason to think that we are not blessed. In this blessing, the ability to experience all of what Reiki offers has already been granted.
When students become educated to true knowingness of Reiki and Life Force Energy, are encouraged to rejuvenate their connectedness, and are reminded of how blessed they already are, they will never have a reason to question “How do I know if I have been attuned and blessed?” Instead, they can relax and become more open in developing their sensitivity to what they already have had from the very beginning.
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In passionate pursuit of timeless living, Tracy Morrow is an NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Trainer and Writer. Tireless in her commitment to service, she is currently invested in helping create better lives by opening minds and resources in order to improve wellness and recovery for families living with behavioral health challenges. You can find more about Tracy at Inspir3.com.