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Unlike other healing arts, reiki is passed from master to student through a reiki attunement that allows the student to connect to the universal reiki source. The attunement allows you to become a vessel of reiki, and move reiki energy for yourself and others. While you can read about reiki in a book and learn hand positions, until you have been attuned to channel reiki, you cannot truly practice reiki.

What is Involved for Each Reiki Attunement?

In a reiki level 1 attunement, students are attuned to three different symbols, each representing a different aspect of reiki energy: power, mental/emotional balance and distance healing. Each student receives attunements to these 3 symbols four separate times, and with each repetition the connection deepens.

The attunements for reiki level 2 and reiki master are similar in nature, but involve different symbols, each with a different significance to opening your energetic pathways.

What Does It Feel Like to Get an Attunement?

Receiving a reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience, as your energetic pathways are opened by a reiki master. This energetic opening allows the reiki energy to flow freely through your body to impact your health and the health of others.

The feeling of a reiki attunement is a personal one, but students often report that they feel a lightening of their body and tingling from their head to their toes as the reiki energy pathways are opened.

The opening of an attunement has the effect of enhancing other energetic healing and channelling pathways, and students report that receiving an attunement causes increased intuitive awareness, and enhances any innate psychic sensitivity.

How Do You Prepare for an Attunement?

How you prepare for a reiki attunement depends on your own personal spiritual practice. Opening an energetic pathway is no light matter, and while it's not strictly necessary to do anything in order to prepare to receive a reiki attunement, most students choose to reconnect with their own spiritual practice before their attunement, to heighten the overall effects of the attunement and maximise its transformative power.

One recommended plan for preparing for a reiki attunement involves a 3-day cleanse before your attunement. Avoid eating heavy foods, limit or eliminate caffeine, sugar, tobacco or alcohol. Spend your time reading or meditating rather than watching TV. Make a conscious effort to release negative emotions, such as anger or jealousy.

All of these preparations will help you be more ready to accept the spiritual transformation and encourage the attunement to have profound, long-term impacts on your life and wellbeing.

Does an Attunement Need to be Renewed?

Once you have been attuned to reiki, the reiki energy will flow through you for the rest of your life. Your ability to channel and move reiki energy remains with you, as the gift of reiki follows you and helps you for the rest of your life.

What Are the Benefits of Receiving Attunements Remotely?

In-person classes are often taught quickly, without much time for students to incorporate the information. The attunements are given en masse at the end of the class, without time for the students to prepare for the profound spiritual transformation that an attunement entails. By studying remotely, you are able to learn and incorporate the benefits of reiki at your own pace, and take a few days to prepare yourself for your attunement before you receive it.

Reiki is an energetic practice, and much of the reiki you receive and deliver throughout the rest of your life will be at a distance. Beginning your reiki journey remotely helps you prepare for a life of reiki without borders.

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Comments

Catherine Capewell
Catherine Capewell
— January 15, 2018 17:51:44
I have read that remote attunement is not recognised as a way of getting attuned and it should be done face to face? Is this correct?
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— January 17, 2018 10:47:27
Hi Catherine, That's a matter of opinion for more traditionalist Reiki Masters. Certain Reiki Masters may choose not to recognise it, but that does not mean that it is any less of a valid way to receive a Reiki attunement. There are many successful Reiki practitioners across the globe who have received their attunements in this way, and the attunement is no less powerful if it is received face-to-face or remotely. It is purely a matter of choice.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— June 19, 2019 00:36:17
What are your thoughts on being attuned to reiki 1,2,and Master all In one week? Sue
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— June 19, 2019 09:31:59
It's a matter of personal preference and we would advise anyone to go with their intuition and what feels right to them.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— September 7, 2019 18:32:09
Hi, I would suggest that it is a lot to try to get done in one week. If I could suggest trying Reiki 1 first, and see how that feels. It may take time for the attunement to settle down.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— August 7, 2019 10:45:03
Hello I'm looking at doing the reiki [email protected] diploma course I'm just wondering how and when would I need attunment?
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— August 16, 2019 10:36:49
You would need attuning to Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 to complete the course.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— September 8, 2019 01:48:17
Is there an additional cost for attunements
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— September 9, 2019 11:22:08
Hi, yes. Attunements are a paid-for service provided by a Reiki Master. We currently offer attunements for £30 for each level.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— September 16, 2019 08:06:10
I have studied to Master level Ushi Roho, but would love to be able to use some of the other types of Reiki symbol. Do I have to do a full course on each of them or can I just be attuned to the symbols
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— September 19, 2019 10:07:48
I've not used other types of symbols, so I'm not too sure. I imagine you could be attuned but you would still need to know about them.
Centre of Excellence User
Centre of Excellence User
— September 18, 2019 21:04:53
I done level 1 & 2 at a 2 day course. And only recieved one attunement at the end of the first day. At the end of the second I asked if we will be getting a second attunement and she said she attuned all the codes on the first attunement. Is this correct as I feel like we should have been attuned again.
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— September 19, 2019 10:02:32
It is possible to have had a double attunement if you attended a Reiki 1 and 2 course, as you can attune to both levels at the same time.
Melissa Lawrence
Melissa Lawrence
— October 2, 2019 21:06:25
If I have previously been attuned in person by a Reiki Master, do I still need to purchase the remote attunement via this course in order to complete the certification?
Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison
— October 11, 2019 10:26:06
Hi Melissa, As you have previously been attuned, all you need is proof of that attunement - you won't need to purchase the remote attunement.
Christiana James
Christiana James
— July 25, 2022 18:55:10
Hi As a reiki master teacher, I would like to be attuned by another reiki master just as I've been out of reiki for about a year, I understand how the atunement process works and would like to get another perspective on the atunement process, would this be possible. Kindest regards Christiana James

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