If you’ve ever wondered, “What is a Reiki attunement?” this post will clear up all your curiosities. In the Usui/Tibetan lineage of Reiki, there are two kinds of attunements (sometimes referred to as an ‘empowerments’). The first is associated with those who are interested in practicing self-healing, or sharing Reiki with their family, friends, or clients. The second is a Reiki Healing Attunement, which is for those who seeking healing from a Reiki Master Teacher. This post will cover the former, giving you a complete understanding of the process and how it can change your life.
Unlike other techniques of energy balancing and healing, the ability to channel the Reiki energy is transferred from the Reiki Master Teacher to the student during the Reiju, or attunement process. This is a sacred spiritual initiation that connects you directly to the Reiki Source. There are no specific requirements or experience necessary to receive this beautiful energy. All that is required is a willingness to learn and an openness to receive.
During the attunement, the “Rei” or Universal Consciousness makes adjustments in your aura, chakras, and energy channels so that the Reiki energy can flow easily and effortlessly through them. The attunement creates a permanent spiritual channel between you and the Reiki energy. This “channel” flows through the crown of your head and moves through all of your energy channels. The energy branches off at the Heart Chakra, flows into the arms, and out the palm chakras in the center of the hands. The energy also moves down from your Root Chakra, through your legs, and out the chakras on the bottoms of your feet. In a sense, you become a physical conduit for the spiritual energy to move through.
Receiving a Reiki attunement begins a cleansing process on all levels of your being. For most, the cleansing process lasts an average of 21 days. Everyone experiences changes differently depending on what needs to be released in order to become a clearer channel for the Reiki energy. There can be a processing period where some, if not all, areas of your life adjust to accommodate these new and healthy conditions.
Below are some common effects that students report feeling after receiving Reiki attunements:
- Your physical body may begin a cleansing process. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be pushed to the surface and out. You may find foods that you used to crave no longer seem appealing. You may need more rest.
- Emotions that you may have been storing might come to the surface for you to release. Suppressed fear, sadness, and anger may feel more intense depending upon how long you have held emotions in.
- Your mind may experience the cleansing process as old, outdated, limiting beliefs and thought patterns come to the surface for you to release. In the mind, you can choose to accept or reject a situation. This is where the law of attraction comes into play. Remember, thoughts become things, so which thoughts are you going to accept as true going forward?
- Your spirit and astral body will start cleansing by releasing negative or stagnant energy that you may have been carrying around in your auric field. You may become aware of the deeper spiritual lessons of your life and strengthen your connection to the Divine (Universe, God, Source, etc.).
One student in my most recent Reiki 1 & 2 Class (who wishes to keep her name anonymous) experienced her cleansing in a powerful way. After receiving her attunements, I received an email from her that read: