Reiki Healing Crisis | Reiki Cleansing Process Explained

Reiki Healing Crisis | A Full Explanation of the Reiki Cleansing Process

Reiki Healing Crisis | Reiki Cleansing Process Explained

What is The Reiki Healing Crisis?

If you’ve already had an attunement you may well have experienced what’s known as a Reiki Healing Crisis, however as alarming as that may sound it’s nothing to worry about. It’s all part of the natural healing process. Rather than use the term ‘Reiki Healing Crisis’, which brings up all sorts of negative thoughts and ideas, I prefer to call it the Reiki Cleansing Process.

That sounds much more pleasant, don’t you think?

Having an idea about what the Reiki Cleansing Process involves so you know what to expect is not only important for your own piece of mind, but it also gives you an opportunity to assist this natural process so you can get the most out of it and heal on a much deeper level by assisting this process.

I’m going to share quite a large list with you of possible things you may experience during your Reiki Cleansing Process, however one thing it’s important to know is that Reiki is unique for everyone. So don’t expect to experience all of the following after-effects during your Reiki Cleansing Period. You may experience only one or two of these symptoms, or you may not be aware of experiencing any of them. Every person is different.

You may also have heard of this process being called the ’21 Day Reiki Healing Crisis’. If you do experience any of these so called Reiki Healing Crisis moments, please be aware that you may experience them for longer than the initial 21-days, or even shorter.

The following information should only be considered as a guideline for what might happen following your attunement.

Again, everyone’s experience is slightly different because everyone has different things they need to let go of and release. So…


The Reiki Cleansing Process

What exactly is involves in the Reiki cleansing process?

To put it simply, during your attunement your Reiki Master will open your top four chakras as well as the energy channels that run through them, from your head to your heart, down your arms and to your palms. Energy will then begin to naturally flow from your palm chakras which will begin to open more every time you channel Reiki.

When your chakras and energy channels are opened, any negative energy that’s trapped within your body will be released automatically so you can let go of it and heal. This could be repressed energy from past traumatic experiences or times in your life when you were emotionally hurt and this is part of the normal natural healing process after your Reiki attunement.

It’s important to remember that there’s no need to worry about this release. It’s a perfectly safe, normal and natural process that happens after every Reiki attunement and can even be done for children.

In fact, young children commonly manage this experience much better than adults because children tend to carry less emotional baggage.

It’s for this reason that some Reiki Masters recommend that you take your attunements slowly and at a pace you are comfortable with because some people will have more negative energy to release than others. And for some, that experience may initially feel a little overwhelming if they do too many attunements too soon.

When it comes to the higher Reiki attunements, the student will naturally begin to release deeper buried negative energy from within their body. And in all cases, the negative energy released, and the rate at which it’s released, will be unique for each person. Reiki is intelligent in nature and it will regulate your negative energy releases for you safely and effectively in such a way that you are not overwhelmed with the experience.

It’s this gentle, natural release that’s known as your Reiki Cleansing Process and it’s commonly taught that this period of time last 21-days, however, in practice, it can last longer, or pass quicker. Just remember…

Reiki will never put you in a position that you are not able to deal with.

This release of negative energy will be unique for you in such a way that it makes the experience as easy and straightforward as possible. So keep this in mind while undergoing your transformation and relax. Whatever may occur for you does so with your greatest good in mind.


Things You May Experience During Your Reiki Attunement

So what might you experience during your attunement?

You may possibly have…

  • A mystical experience
  • See colours
  • Have visions
  • Experience sensations such as tingling in the head or body
  • Sensations of peace and tranquillity
  • Experience temporary releases of negative energy, such as sadness, anger, or any other negative emotion
  • Or experience sensations of floating or feeling light-headed or light-bodied.
  • Generally, most people feel chilled out, peaceful and relaxed

I feel it;s best to have no expectations as to what you’re going to experience during your Reiki attunement. That way you can;t be disappointed. There are those I have heard of who have been disappointed with their attunement because they did not have any magical experiences, however the purpose of a Reiki attunement is not to give your mind a pleasurable experience. And it’t not to entertain you either. It’s to heal you and empower you. However…

it’s best to empty your mind of all preconceptions so you can just be in the experience itself, without having a need to control what happens.

So do please be aware that you may experience absolutely nothing at all. This doesn’t mean the process hasn’t worked. It always works. What you do experience depends upon your current degree of sensitivity as well as your level of awareness.

As I mentioned, have no expectations about what you may experience during your Reiki attunement and you won’t set yourself up for disappointment. And in any case, what you experience is not important. Regardless of what you may or may not experience, your Reiki attunement is to open the energy pathways we discussed earlier. And that will always be successful as the attunement process is guaranteed to work.

Once you have been attuned to whatever level of Reiki it is you’re being attuned to, that attunement and the energy you connect with during that attunement will be with you for life. All you need do after your attunement is activate those energies by will power and intention alone and of course I discuss exactly how to easily do that on the Reiki Level 1 course.


The Reiki Cleansing Process After Your Attunement

When it comes to after your attunement, there are a wide range of things you may experience in the short term as well as the long term. In the long term, you may notice:

  • Aan improvement to psychic abilities
  • You may develop an improved connection with nature
  • You may feel repelled by some people and attracted by others
  • Your views on what you feel is important in your life, and what’s not so important, could change drastically
  • You may also notice that eating meat may make you feel tired or give you an upset stomach
  • You may have a reduced desire for alcohol and other toxins
  • Your pleasure of smoking may decrease
  • Your taste buds may alter and you may begin to appreciate different foods

The more you fight the coming change the more challenging it will be for you. Just relax and be in the present moment. The more you open to change and the more you embrace it, the quicker, deeper and easier your transformation will be.

Change is constant. If you fear and worry about change you choose to accept fear and worry as a constant in your life. So get rid of your fear, stop worrying about the unknown and learn to be curious about life again. That alone will take you to wonderful places.

Following your Reiki attunement, you may also experience short term effects such as:

  • Flu like symptoms, including headaches, a runny or blocked nose, mild aches and pains.
  • Insomnia and restlessness
  • Hot or cold flushes
  • Increased frequency of dreams
  • Feelings of anger or any other negative emotions such as sadness.
  • Mild abdominal pains
  • Feelings of peace and love
  • Increased tiredness
  • Diarrhea or frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Resurfacing of negative emotions attached to past events
  • Feelings of abandonment, being unsupported or lonely.
  • Feelings of being unloved or not being good enough
  • Or feelings of frustration or resentment

While you could potentially experience any of these symptoms they will be mild and only temporary and as I mentioned before, this is all part of the natural healing process. Of course it’s always best to err on the side of caution should you feel  that your symptoms may be connected to a condition you have, or to otherwise seek medical advice should you feel it necessary.

If I can offer you one piece of advice it would be to remind you to be present within each current moment.

Don’t worry about the future, and stop stressing about your past. These things can only affect you if you choose to let them affect you. The mind goes wherever you focus it. The negative energy releases that will happen as a result of receiving your attunement happen in the present, not the past or the future. So don’t try and over analyse why you may feel the way you do. If you don’t know why an energy or feeling surfaces then just thank it for appearing, channel energy to it and intend for it to leave you. It’s really that simple.

When a negative energy blockage surfaces it may surface with a thought for you. This thought is to let you know how you repressed this energy in the first place so you can learn the lesson behind it.

Healing involves learning to take responsibility for contributing towards the creation of your own negative energy blockages. When you take responsibility for these blockages, you take control of them. And when you do that, you can then play an active role in your own self-healing.

If you’re not aware of why a negative energy blockage is surfacing, it’s all good, simply help it on its way by:

  • accepting this energy as being part of you
  • thanking it for surfacing and coming to your attention
  • telling it you are ready to release it.
  • and finally channelling energy to it to assist in its release

Remember, everything that will happen will be for your highest and greatest good only, and even if you’re initially not aware of what that good may be, that awareness will come with time.

Should your Reiki Healing Crisis, sorry, Reiki Cleansing Process, surface after your attunement, you’ll now be in the best position to deal with it best you can. Whatever energy may surface, remember, channel energy to it and help it on it’s way.

Have you already experienced going through your own Reiki Cleansing Process?

Share your own Reiki Healing Crisis story with the rest of us below. And yeah…stops calling it a Reiki Healing Crisis too. You’ll feel much better, trust me. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Reiki Healing Crisis | Reiki Cleansing Process Explained”

  1. mary lou Carswell says:

    This is a wonderfully compassionate and positively loving article in regards to Reiki and how to be comfortable with yourself as you recognize and release your blockages. I have been newly attuned and am practicing with friends and family and self. I find all of the above mentioned information to be valid and have experienced much of the healing rewards of being attuned. Thank you for this additional information that I feel very comfortable sharing with others.

    1. You’re most welcome Mary. And thank you for your comment. I wish you the best on your journey. 🙂

  2. David M. says:

    What a wonderful explanation of this 21 Day Period I feel that a cloud has sort of lifted, I had a really good Reiki 1 Attunement with an equally good Reiki Master I feel that with Reiki for some there may be a certain amount of skeptisism and I have to say that for a certain degree I was one, but not now after Reiki sessions and now Reiki 1 I totally believe in its worth. I have what is know as Bipolar Disorder and am going through stopping/reducing/changes in medication, the effects of both the condition and possible side effects of medication are known to me, however what I did not factor in was the 21 Day Cleansing Process, so where I have been noting these elements it is so good to have this information whereby I can make an informed assessment as to how I feel and why. Thank you so much

    1. Hi David,

      thanks for your message. I’m so happy you found this article to be useful. 🙂 Many blessings to you on your journey.

  3. Amanda Davies says:

    I recieved two attunements a few days ago. A day later I started to feel overwhelming fatigue and muscle pain. I feel disconnected from my body and everyone around me. It’s not pleasant but I will ride it out and know it is for my highest good.

    1. It’s not always pleasant these experiences, however they are clearing the way for more beneficial energy to surface. 🙂

  4. Gabby says:

    I had my first reiki session today and I have a fever tonight, achy joints, headache, weird ache in my rib cage. Is this the healing crisis ? It’s a big coincidence if not. I was skeptical having the reiki session – but wow. It really works. Thanks for a great article as well.

    1. Hi Gabby,

      this could well be a sign of a healing and cleansing going on. I’m glad you liked the article. 🙂

  5. Ellie says:

    I had a reiki attunement online as I don’t have enough money to have one in person. What happened to me was horrible. I had some of the obvious problems tearfulness and sadness etc which I expected. But I became aware of a frightening dark presence in my bedroom. Ok I can accept it was likely there all along and simply not visible to me, but seeing it scared me so much that I was unable to sleep in my bedroom for over two months. My daughter, who is a demonolgist, cleared the room for me but I did not much fancy sleeping with demons either although I did. Three months of praying the rosary in the corner where I first felt the presence has calmed things down at last but I still cannot sleep in the dark there.

    1. Hi Ellie,

      thanks for your message. In response to what you mentioned I would say this. Everything has a dark side. You have a dark side, and I have a dark side. The darkness, as we call it, exists within what we term God. God manifests Itself as both darkness and light. So to fully understand something, and to fully understand God, we cannot reject any part of it, or any part of ourselves. We must embrace it, become aware of it and understand it.

      Reiki itself does not express dark energies as Reiki is only part of the Light that is expressed by God. So I would not say Reiki has a dark side. Dark energies and dark entities are all around us and they interact with us, usually without most people’s awareness. This is very troublesome, as having something influence us that we cannot see, touch, or understand, can be a problem.

      What Reiki will do however, as it expands your awareness and Consciousness, is it will allow you to become more aware of what is around you so you can deal with it. This, in a nutshell, is what the entire spiritual path is all about. It is all about awareness and truth. Having that awareness and realizing that truth can be difficult for some people, however we do have the capacity and ability to deal with it all.

      I hope you were able to deal with everything in the best way possible in the end. Love & Blessings to you.

  6. Chelsea Daigle says:

    I was just attuned and my teacher didnt really explain what i could experiance or how to deal wuth it so this is the article i was hoping and asking for. This has helped me so much I cant thank you enough. Ill reread this over and over as its extreamly comforting and reassuring!

    1. Hi Chelsea, I’m so happy you have found use for this article and it’s offered you some comfort and reassurance. 🙂

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