Article by Patti Deschaine
Master level Reiki training encompasses all important stepping stones to personal growth and transformation. In a Reiki Master course you will be attuned to the highest level of Reiki energy and given access to the ancient and powerful master symbols. You will learn the process of passing attunements to others, initiating them into their personal practice of self-healing with Reiki and helping them to share healing energy with others.
Master level courses are not the same for every teacher. There are some Reiki Masters who offer an all encompassing Reiki III course. Then there are those who break it down into two parts – Reiki III for those who have no interest in teaching and opt for access to the master symbols and the attunement, and Reiki IV for those who want the symbols, the attunement and will go on to teach. Be sure to ask questions to make sure you are getting the course that will provide you the tools you desire.
An important consideration for those who want to teach is the amount of time allotted for learning to pass attunements. Sufficient practice is required to become comfortable with this process. As a followup to in class instruction, it is recommended that you continue to practice on your own. Friends and family are usually quite happy to receive attunements, but if you have no one to practice on, a teddy bear is a good substitute. You can even do an attunement on your pet.
If you have no interest in teaching, the Reiki Master level still offers many benefits. Access to the master symbols and attunement will multiply the flow of Reiki many times over and increase your awareness and intuition. This is a powerful upgrade! When you move into higher levels of understanding, you increase your vibration, your consciousness, and consequently, the consciousness of the earth and all living things.
In a world filled with conflict and dissonant energy, your connection to the highest level of Reiki energy will keep you grounded and stable; at peace and in tune with universal strength. When you are well balanced and comfortable in your own skin, it shows. You become a power of example. Your calm energy encourages peaceful interactions with those you come in contact with, bringing about real change.
There are online offerings at low cost but the full benefits of becoming a Reiki Master, you will want to seek out a traditionally trained Reiki Master. Never has the phrase “you get what you pay for” been so meaningful as it is in Reiki training. Sure you can sit at home and do an electronic version of an attunement, but there is really nothing like a face to face, in person attunement to Reiki. Online training can be a great convenience, but to get the full experience, as well as real time practice, personalized training with an instructor can’t be beat.
There are some prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrolling in a Reiki Master course, You must have taken and completed Reiki I and Reiki II level courses in preparation. Spend some time in meditation to make sure you are ready to take this important step. You will want to affirm that you can make a commitment to heal yourself, others, and the planet.
Master Level Reiki is more than just a course you take for knowledge. Master Level Reiki asks: are you ready to move to the next level? Are you ready to expand your conscious awareness and understanding to an extent you have never gone before? If you are drawn to teach, are you ready to open your circle to include sharing Reiki teachings?
To be able to attune others to the wonderful gift that is Reiki energy is a privilege like no other! Do you have what it takes? Are you ready?
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Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at http://