Updated: Oct 29, 2019
The first step in learning the healing form called Reiki is recognising the energy that is within your own life at this moment in time. This in itself is the first step in receiving an attunement! An attunement is a special and sacred event where a Reiki Master will work to increase the frequency of the energy field of the individual being attuned. How this is performed is taught within the Usui method of natural healing called Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho and Usui Teate Reiki. A Reiki attunement opens a pathway within you which enables you to 'channel' the flow of Reiki energy through your hands. This is likened to the tuning of a radio to a specific channel. You will be tuned in with the energy on a high dimension. The Master/Teacher will raise your awareness and energetic vibrations and will ultimately connect you to the Universal Life Force called Reiki. Your life will change forever and you will start to see the world around you for what it truly is.
Receiving an attunement is easy. You simply lie down or sit in lotus position with your Hands in your lap or in Gassho position (Praying Hands). You close your eyes and relax. The Teacher will sometimes ask you to repeat a mantra before the attunement begins but this will always depend on who is attuning you and their own way of working. There are many experiences that sometimes occur during an attunement and these range from flashes of colour within your mind's eye, a sense of weightlessness (floating), or waves flowing over you (this is the sensing of the energy moving through your physical and astral body). You will feel like you have just received a massage. Reiki attunements can also be performed over a distance using what is called 'A Distant Attunement'. The Universal energy that we call REIKI is not limited by mankind's thinking of time and space but is endless. Distant attunements work and are just as effective as an 'In Person Attunement'.
The INTENTION is the Key to all attunements and energy work. Without the Intention the symbols which are used in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho, and any other healing system which encourages the use of symbols, have no meaning. It is your Intention behind the use of them which allows them to become active. The use of the Long Distance symbol within The Reiki method of Natural Healing also aids in the passing of not only Healings but also the Attunement. After receiving an attunement you will be able to use Reiki and energy healing straight away.
What is the difference between an Attunement, Initiation and an Empowerment?
Attunements: An attunement occurs when 1 person performs a process of energy transference in order to change the energetic frequency of the person being attuned. This is usually done to attune them to a different or higher based vibrational. The individual being attuned must also be open and willing for this to happen and the person passing on the attunement must themselves already be attuned to the same energies that they are passing.
Initiations: Being initiated into a system is different than an attunement because all the initiation does is to bring forth what that person already have within them. After being initiated to an energy the individual is then able to tap into the resource that has always existed but the person just didn’t realize it. Most Initiations are passed down though someone already initiated into the system.
Empowerment: To be Empowerment is completely different then both an attunement and an initiation. Being empowered to energy, animal, flower, crystal/stone, place etc helps you to pick up the qualities of the thing you’re being empowered too. These Qualities already exist inside you, but through the empowerment that is being given you will also gain the knowledge and understanding in how you can also connect with these same things.
"The exploration begins and will never end for life is a journey. The understanding of new ways of thinking is the first step towards enlightenment." - Jay Burrell 2009
Why are you being asked to pay for your Distant Attunement?
I have been asked this question on many occasions over the years and this is and always will be my reply!
When a spiritual teacher asks for a payment to be made for the teaching and attunement that is given we are not asking you to pay for the energy. Energy is universal and is FREE for anyone to access. I will also never charge you for the manual that you receive. The payment that you send pay’s for my time to be your teacher. It pays for my time to teach you, attune you, reply to questions, queries, send additional healing if it is needed and to also send you your certificate
Let me ask one small question!
If you went to see a private tutor, an alternative therapist or even if you are just going out for a meal with a loved one, would you expect to receive the tutoring, therapy or meal for FREE? No!, you pay for the tutor, therapists chef, waiters time. The same principle applies to spiritual teaching. You pay for our time to be your Spiritual Teacher!. Yes we are here to help spread the lightworker way of life and to offer healing and support to all who ask BUT we also have to live a life where money is needed for the upkeep of our websites which are not free to create, to pay bills, put food on the table and to keep a roof over our heads. The one thing that I will promise is that all attunements that are offered through the Academy of LivingReiki Therapies will be priced at an affordable fee so they are available to everyone whatever your financial status may be.