What is A Reiki Attunement
A Reiki attunement is a wonderful gift to receive.
Whether you plan to learn reiki for your own personal development or to become a practitioner you will find that reiki will become an intricate part of your life.
Each reiki course will also be a personal journey for you as you learn to open your mind, be curious and allow the reiki energy to fully enter into your life. Reiki can be an amazing tool for spiritual transformation within the context of one’s beliefs whatever they may be.
Not only is reiki for healing the mind, body and spirit, it can become a way of life as you learn how to bring it into your daily life – doing this, one becomes a life-long student of reiki.
Why learn reiki
You will usually see reiki associated with attunements, initiations or reju which are used interchangeably. The basis of the attunement is that they are sacred ceremonies as they ‘initiate’ the person into a new (beginning) life with reiki. If you take the word ‘attune’ which means to bring into harmony with, a reiki attunement invites you to come more into harmony with yourself, your true nature.
You are Reiki (universal life force energy) already.
You have just forgotten how to consciously work with it, that is all. Everybody is universal energy, it is only the realisation of this that is lacking. The system of Reiki was developed to support you in evolving your skills of working with Reiki.
The attunement is offered so that you can have an initial experience of your own spiritual nature/energy (Reiki).
You then learn various tools — like the precepts, mantras, symbols, hands-on healing, and meditation — to deepen your experience of your true nature. Since you had an initial experience during reiju, you know what to look for and how it feels e.g. peace, stillness, silence, quietness, joy etc.
There are three formal levels of initiation and each reiki attunement opens up the participant to higher levels of healing and understanding Universal Spirituality. The reiki attunement is almost always a special spiritual experience for the participant. The attunement is like planting the seed and your daily self practice is the water that feeds the seed so you can blossom and grow.
The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful.
Your daily self practice helps you to integrate the healing from the attunement and course.
It’s a beautiful process of getting to know yourself in a new way.