How to pass a Reiki Attunement to others:
The Reiki Attunement is a sacred spiritual initiation that connects the initiate with higher levels of consciousness and the unlimited source of healing energy. It opens the crown, heart and palm chakras for their use in channeling Reiki. Reiki is a gift which comes directly from the highest spiritual source and as such should be treated with the greatest respect. It is unique in that there are no requirements of spiritual purification necessary in order for it to work and in order for a person to receive the attunements. This includes the Reiki III Attunement wherein one can go on to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Therefore the term “Master” in connection with Reiki is a special one and does not carry with it the same meaning as a spiritual master who is free of all karma, completely purified and enlightened.
Anyone, regardless of the degree of their spiritual development can receive the ability to pass on Reiki to others. The level of spiritual development may vary from person to person, but the quality of Reiki energy remains the same. Therefore, all Reiki Masters/Teachers are equal in that they all have the ability to pass on Reiki to others. However, their ability as teachers and their understanding of Reiki does vary and is determined mainly by the standards of the individual teacher or school they have studied with along with personally developed skills and experience.
If it were necessary for a person to be completely pure and free of fault in order to teach Reiki, we would have very few Reiki teachers on this planet. This is the unique value of Reiki: anyone can receive the ability and in a matter of a year or so of dedicated practice become a qualified teacher. This makes Reiki a healing technique of special importance for the period of development we presently find ourselves in on earth when the consciousness of the planet is advancing so quickly and there is a greatly increased interest in spiritual healing.
Giving Reiki Attunements: There are several different techniques in use for giving Reiki attunements. All of them are effective. The process taught by The Center has been distilled from three slightly different techniques and includes the use of two Tibetan Reiki symbols as well as the four Usui symbols. Experimentation with emphasis on results was used to develop this attunement process. It is a powerful, yet simple technique.
Intention is most important in giving the attunements. The Reiki spirit guides that work with you get their cue as to which energies to use and what to do from your intention. This is why you should include a statement in the beginning prayer as to which attunement you intend to do.
This also means that even if you are unable to visualize clearly or at all or if you don’t draw the symbols perfectly, or if you don’t feel anything happening or if your confidence is low, it doesn’t matter, the attunement will take place anyway simply because of your intention. Attunements work in the same way that Reiki healing energies do. They flow automatically whenever you intend them to. The attunement will take place whenever you simply go through the motions with the intention of initiating a student into Reiki.
The first time I did an attunement, it felt as though I was going through the motions. I could not feel anything happening. This lowered my confidence to the point that while doing the attunements, I was thinking that I would have to refund each persons money as it wasn’t working and I would have to go back to my teacher and be re-attuned. However, I was surprised and pleased afterward when people commented on how powerful the attunement was and how clearly they could feel the new Reiki energies flowing. Some of these students were professional healers and clairvoyants who worked with psychic energies everyday thus, they were qualified to give an accurate appraisal of the value of a Reiki attunement. From this experience I was impressed with the fact that Reiki Attunements are not dependent on the conscious state of the person doing the attunements and work automatically.
How to give a Reiki Attunement: Before starting the attunement process, have your students sitting in a row or in a circle in straight back chairs. Make sure there is enough room in front and in back for you to walk. Explain about the hands being in the prayer position to start and that touching the left shoulder is a signal to raise the hands up to the top of the head. Demonstrate this so everyone understands. Also explain that you will be placing your hands on the top of the head. Sometimes during the attunement a person will get confused and bring the hands up when you place your hands on the top of the head instead of when you touch the left shoulder so if this happens, gently motion their hands back down. Also, they sometimes forget to bring them up when you touch the left shoulder so gently reach over and bring them up.
You may also choose to do a self-attunement either before or after attuning your students.
The four parts of the attunement process each have a different purpose and cause different things to happen. Part one opens the crown chakra of the student and brings the energies down into your aura and into the aura of the student. In part two, the energies enter the hands, the body and chakras of the student. In part three, the process is completed by sealing in the attunement, disconnecting the student from the teacher, and permanently connecting the student to the Reiki source. Part four is a blessing for the students.
Note: If you have any problem visualizing, simply do the best you can and imagine that the symbols are where you want them to be and it will work just fine and be just as powerful as if you were visualizing them perfectly. It is the intention that is important. Keep in mind that there are powerful Reiki guides that will be working with you. In fact, one way to look at it is that they are doing the attunement and you are simply acting as a channel.
Technique for each Attunement: Your intention is the most important part of the attunement process so make sure you state in your mind which attunement you are about to do before you begin and then simply follow the directions exactly. It is what goes into the hands that make the difference between the Reiki attunements. “This includes when the hands are on top of the head as well as when they are open in front of the heart.” In the Reiki I attunement, only the power symbol goes into the hands. In the Reiki II attunement, the three Reiki II symbols go into the hands. In the Master attunement, the four Usui symbols go into the hands including the Usui master symbol. The fourth level, Tibetan Master Level information is included in materials received after your Master Attunement.
What is an Attunement?
More info on what is an Attunement?
Webster says: Attunement…to bring into harmony.
A Reiki Attunement brings you into harmony with the Universe. You become a voluntary system of energy instead of an involuntary system; meaning new pathways are established during your attunement allowing you to send and receive energies. Before your Attunement you could only receive through your voluntary system. Now you are cooperating with your autonomic nervous system as a conscious partner with every breath.
There are many centers in the body that are actively opened allowing a constant flow of energy from the Universal Light through you the healer. If you know that once you are Attuned you have centers in the head, throat, heart, shoulders, elbows, wrist, and every knuckle, joint, finger tip and thumb in the hand you are more apt to use them. To activate the flow of Reiki Energy takes a conscious connection to the desire to serve the Light and to heal.
At times the connection is made through the subconscious and energy starts to flow to a source we are unaware. This happens quite often to the inexperienced healer as we are willing components of God Light and dedicated to serve. We are enhanced beacons of Light and want to touch and heal everything and everyone. It’s like having a bowl of M & M’s sitting on a bench at the Mall. Lots of people will take some as they walk by. You will learn quickly that you need to keep your M & M’s in your pocket or you will run out of your energy source. Once you learn how to share this energy you will realize it is a never ending constant flow…as the Widow’s oil and meal were replenished each day by God.
There is no other gift that you could gift yourself that will produce changes in your world like receiving a Reiki Attunement. Channels open, doors appear in your world where none were before, and miracles become an everyday occurrence. If you hear yourself saying the same things over and over and your conversation with others never change, then you need to learn a new language. Reiki is that new language and as you practice daily you will become fluent in the Love and Light of Reiki.
You now have the opportunity to grow in the Light and shine your beautiful healing Light on others. Blessings in the Light of Reiki.
Alexandra: Reiki Master IV
How to prepare for an Attunement
The following Suggestions are Optional….Use your own Higher Guidance.
A Reiki Attunement is a process of empowerment that opens your crown, heart and palm chakras and connects you to the unlimited source of Reiki Energy. During the Attunement and for a time after changes will be made by the Attunement energy that opens new access doors to the Reiki Energy. These changes take place metaphysically in the chakras, auric field and also the physical body. An emotional as well as a toxic release can take place as part of this clearing process.
To receive the greatest benefit from your Attunement, a process of purification is recommended. This will allow the Attunement Energies to work more efficiently and create greater benefits for you.
Follow suggestions no less than 24 hours before an Attunement or up to 3 days prior to.
No red meat and very little chicken or fish. No protein day before any Attunement. No alcohol, sweets or chocolate the day before and day of any Attunement.
Minimize your use of coffee and caffeine drinks. They create imbalances in the nervous and endocrine systems, Use no caffeine drinks on the day of an Attunement.
If you smoke, cut back, and smoke as little as possible on the day of the Attunement.
Meditate half an hour a day for at least a week using a style you are familiar with or simply spend this time in silence.
Reduce or eliminate time watching TV, listening to the radio, and reading newspapers.
Go for quiet walks, spend time with nature, and get moderate exercise.
Release all anger, fear, jealousy, hate, worry, etc. up to the light. Create a sacred space within and around you.
A Reiki Attunement is an initiation into a sacred metaphysical order that has been present on earth for thousands of years. By receiving an Attunement you will become part of a group of people who are using Reiki to heal themselves and each other. By becoming part of this group you will also be receiving help from the Reiki Guides and other Spiritual Beings who are also working toward these goals.
Reiki (when mixed with Life Force) becomes a Living Force for Healing. Reiki Energy has it’s own intelligence, it cannot be guided by the mind; therefore it is not limited by the experience or ability of the practitioner.
I refer to Reiki as the “Little Black Dress” of Healing. It’s perfect just the way it is, but you can add any modality you choose and it just keeps getting better. I have added Quantum Touch, Reconnective Healing, Angelic Healing, Freeing the Future Healing etc. They all cooperate and mix perfectly.
Open your mind to all possibilities and discover your true gifts of healing. As you expand and welcome new knowledge you will be shown how to use and accept more knowledge. Angels, guides and directors are present at all healings waiting for your direction and the command to go to work. Command means giving an energy permission to go to work…