What is a Reiki Attunement or Initiation ?
Reiki is easy to learn. Reiki is not learned in the normal sense. It is awakened within you through a Process of Attunement or Initiation. The central focus of each Level or Degree – involves a special energetic transfer technique whereby the Reiki Teacher (Master) essentially ‘re-patterns’ the student’s etheric field and subtle energy centers.
It does not require any conditions to be fulfilled so that a student may learn Reiki, just a sincere desire to help themselves and others by using Reiki. Belief in a religious system is not required to learn Reiki. It helps to be an active participant in the learning process. Reiki is passed on to a student when a Reiki Master transmits energy to the student through a series of attunements, also known as initiations.
An attunement is the process by which the Reiki Master passes on to the student the ability to channel Reiki energy or Universal energy. During this process your aura is cleared of any blocks so that the healing energies may flow through you. A change in the energy field around you (aura) occurs that opens, clears and connects you to the ability to use the Universal Energy. An attunement is permanent, it does not wear off and you can never lose it. After the attunement, whether you use the energy or not, you can channel Reiki Energy all your life.
Attunements allow people to open to use energies much faster than is possible without them. Attunements are not exclusive to Reiki, they are used in many other energy work systems. Your hands are healing hands after the attunement, use them gently with love and wisdom to heal yourself and the world.
There are many different methods for passing on attunements. This is natural because one can never teach exactly as one has been taught. There is no right or wrong method of initiation. Reiki is the same whichever way it is passed on, only the process is different. Each Master/Teacher of Reiki acts as a tool of the Divine and is respected as such.