Reiki Attunement | What is Reiki Attunement?

Reiki Attunement | What Exactly is a Reiki Attunement


Attune to The Universe & The Source!

If you’re familiar with Reiki you will have heard of the term attunement. But what exactly is a Reiki Attunement?

A Reiki attunement will tune the frequency of your body and energy field to the same frequency of Reiki. Or what can also be called God, The Source, Universal Consciousness, The All, Cosmic Intelligence, etc.. When your body and being is attuned to these frequencies of energy you are able to channel energy from The Source and use that for healing and spiritual development.

When you receive a Reiki attunement your teacher will perform a series of physical movements. They will use various techniques and hand movements around your body during your Reiki attunement. This will involve placing hands upon your head, shoulders and hands, and imprinting the energy of Reiki into your body.

A Reiki attunement opens your chakras from your heart to your crown chakra and also the chakras on your palms. From this point, every time you visualize, draw or otherwise intend to use a Reiki symbol, the energy will begin to flow automatically towards your intended target.

It’s this flow of energy that begins the healing process.


What you can do to improve your Reiki attunement!

A Reiki attunement is a process of self-purification in body and mind. There are a number of ways you can improve the effects of your Reiki attunement in the few days before receiving it. For the three days leading up to your attunement:

  • Don’t consume alcohol (Unless you are an alcoholic, as stopping abruptly could be dangerous).
  • Cut down on smoking.
  • Take some light exercise in nature if possible.
  • Make sure you get 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Receive a Reiki treatment or two on the days before your attunement.
  • Stay well hydrated and drink appropriate amounts of water.
  • Do not take any recreational drugs but DO NOT stop taking medications.
  • Try to avoid situations, people and places that contribute to you feeling stress.
  • Meditation is helpful, or just sitting in quiet silence for 20 minutes a day.
  • On the day of your attunement, a prayer asking The Source for guidance will help.
  • Avoid excessive stimulation of your brain with TV, computers, games, etc..

If you can do all these 11 things for at least the three days leading up to your attunement, or longer if possible, you will ensure your Reiki attunement is more effective.


And how they help!

Reiki attunements are a form of self-purification and they will naturally work on detoxing your body. So the more clear and detoxed your system is before receiving your Reiki attunement, the more the Reiki energy will be able to work on other areas of your body and mind.

Reiki also flows better through the body when the muscles are loose and relaxed. So by ensuring your body and mind are suitably de-stressed and at peace, the better the Reiki attunement energies will flow through your body.


There's a few temporary diet changes that will improve your attunement!

Before receiving your Reiki attunement students are generally advised to:

  • Limit or refrain from eating red meat, fish and fowl.
  • Don’t eat processed foods.
  • Eat a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Consume a healthy balance of vitamins, minerals and fats.
  • Stay well hydrated

The healthier your body is during your Reiki attunement the less areas the Reiki energy will need to work upon. By ensuring you eat healthy foods and staying hydrated you ensure your body is working optimally. This will improve your attunement.


This depends upon the type of Reiki you are practising!

In Usui Reiki there are most commonly 4 Reiki attunements given in the Western world. In Japan, there are more traditional forms of Usui Reiki which involve more complex attunement systems. When it comes to other types of Reki, the number of attunements differs greatly.

There are other forms of more advanced Reiki from other countries which include many more attunements. The Usui Reiki mainly practised in the West is considered to be a very basic, entry level form of Reiki.

While there are 4 main attunements in Usui Reiki, depending upon your teacher, you may receive more than one attunement level during a single attunement. Beyond this form of Reiki and with more advanced practices there can be dozens of attunements. However Usui Reiki most commonly covers 4 attunement levels.

So what do each of these attunement levels do?


What does a Reiki level 1 attunement do?

A Reiki level 1 attunement provides you with a basic starting point. At this level you will be able to have a play around with energy and get a feel for how to activate it, how it flows, and how it works.

A Reiki level 1 attunement will give you the ability to heal the physical body on a very basic and limited level. To experience a deeper, more noticeable and profound healing experience, I would recommend you venture at least to Reiki level 2.

The attunements I offer combine Reiki level 1 & 2 together as one single attunement for this previously mentioned reason.


What does a Reiki Level 2 attunement do?

A Reiki level 2 attunement builds upon the foundation laid by a Reiki level 1 attunement. Your second attunement deals primarily with mental, emotional and psychological balance. When your mind is clear and your emotions are calmed, you lay another foundation level onto which you can begin to build Reiki into your life further.

The positive benefits of Usui Reiki are most noticeable following a Reiki level 2 attunement. This is because you will be far more aware of changes in your mental and emotional health. You will also experience a shift in your awareness and perception as you become more connected to nature and your inner self.


What does a Reiki level 3 attunement do?

A Reiki level 3 attunement is known as a Reiki Master attunement. And some Masters teach this level as a single day course or include this with the level 4 teacher training. The changes a person undergoes following a Reiki level 3 attunement are deeper and more subtle than the previous levels. However the changes are nevertheless still profoundly meaningful.

From the Reiki level 3 attunement onward, you begin to heal deeper within your mind. You also learn advanced practices to help you change your energy signatures instantly and at Will, as well as learn advanced techniques to influence your environment.

This deeper purification of the mind and awakening to how you can consciously interact with your environment is yet another preparation level for venturing into Reiki further.


What does a Reiki level 4 attunement do?

Once you reach the Reiki level 4 attunement stage you are given the ability to attune others to Reiki so they can heal themselves and others. This fourth level attunement deals primarily with teaching, however there are an additional two symbols which you receive attunement to in this level. So this will naturally have a positive and deep healing effect upon your body and mind.

As with the Reiki level 3 attunement, this fourth attunement is deeper and more subtle. So you may not notice such drastic improvements like you did during your level 2 attunement.

What you may come to notice in time is a deepening of your sense and feeling of peace. An increase in your feelings of love and compassion. And an awakening kindness and responsibility to use your new skills to help advance others.

Reaching Reiki level 4 is an important milestone in anyone’s Reiki practice. Because from this stage, you have the skills and capability needed to help people create real positive change in their lives, while growing spiritually.


There are a few things you may experience!

Reiki attunements can be experienced slightly differently by people depending upon their past experiences, how sensitive they are, and how open and prepared they are while receiving that attunement.

Some of the experiences you may have during your attunement can include:

  • Feelings of peace and deep relaxation.
  • A calmness in your mind.
  • Lightness within your body.
  • You may experience happiness and bliss.
  • Alternatively you can experience a release of negative emotion.
  • Some people experience some tears
  • You may feel more connected with your surroundings.
  • Your awareness can alter, sometimes quite profoundly.

Some people experience changes immediately during their attunement. Others in the hours or days after their attunement. For some people they may not notice real changes for a little longer. What is noticed depends upon the person, the Reiki level they are being attuned to, the form of Reiki they are learning, and what symbols are being used.

Generally speaking, most people notice quite a profound change to their mental and emotional self following a Reiki level 2 attunement.


There's no need to repeat a Reiki attunement if you don't want to!

Once you receive your Reiki attunement it will stay with you for life. So you will always be able to channel healing energy once you receive your attunement. That doesn’t mean there are no benefits to receiving repeated attunements however.

Reiki attunements are also quite deeply healing in their own right. So receiving a regular attunement can open your chakras more and help to release deeper buried negative energy from within you.

You should also keep in mind that if you don’t use Reiki regularly that your chakras will begin to close a little. So making sure you practice regularly is important if you’re going to continue developing best you can.


Absolutely, yes! And there are a number of benefits to getting Reiki attunement online!

Yes you can. There are a few websites and schools that offer distant Reiki attunements and online training. Because there are many benefits associated with learning Reiki online, I no longer teach in-person classes. I focus my time on teaching Reiki online.

Check out the following link for more information on my unique online Reiki training course, Reiki Solas, which includes:

  • Distant attunement
  • Certification
  • 17 hours of HD video lectures
  • Dozens of articles
  • Attunement to 14 Reiki symbols
  • Multiple styles of Reiki merged in to one system
  • Advanced Reiki and Kundalini Yoga practices
  • Lifetime access, guidance and support

Reiki Solas is one of the most advanced and complete forms of Reiki you can learn online. Reiki Solas is not just a system of healing however. Reiki Solas gives you the tools, tips, techniques and knowledge needed to help you achieve real spiritual growth.

Awaken to your inner power and begin your Reiki transformation today!


Do you want more info before you venture into Reiki?

Reveal the main things to know about Reiki, check out my Reiki Solas ecourse or have a read of the science on Reiki showing how it can make a happier, healthier you.

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