Reiki 1 Attunement.
“Just for today, do not worry
just for today, do not anger
Honour your parents teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude for all living things”
Reiki 1st degree is about self-healing and giving healing to friends and family. It is not a practitioner level course; therefore the main thing to consider is whether you feel comfortable with what the Reiki Master says about his/her course, their philosophy and whether you will have the opportunity to ask questions and practise on the day.
You are attuned to the Reiki Energy as a transmission from Teacher to Student through non verbal means of communication. There will be accompanying notes about hand positions and getting started with using Reiki but the main focus before the attunement is on knowing how to get yourself into a calm, relaxed meditative state so that you will be open to receive. It is advisable for the week preceding the attunement to cut out any stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol and drink lots of pure water or herbal teas so as to flush and detox the system beforehand. Also spend a little time in quiet contemplation of why you are making this life choice.
You will receive a certificate at the end of your training as well as comprehensive notes on the day that you receive the attunement. After the attunement it takes time, dedication and practice to get the full benefit as you raise your vibrations by doing self healing for 21 days to rid yourself of any toxicity and self limiting beliefs.
I teach Reiki as Dr Mikao Usui taught Reiki over three levels;
- Shoden (1st level)
- Okuden (2nd level)
- Skipaden (Master Level)
It is necessary to work with the energy and get used to channeling Reiki before moving on to the next level so after your attunement I suggest a year or working with Reiki on yourself and friends and family before considering taking the second level and understanding the commitment that is required of you before moving on to the next level. By becoming a Reiki Practitioner you are becoming an embodiment and living representative of Reiki and you are required to be professional in all ways so part of the process of the level one is to deal with any issues that may be underlying before trying to help anyone else.
Taking a Reiki Atunement is one of the most important things that you could do in your life. So what should you consider when deciding whether a course will meet your particular needs or a teacher who will bring out the best in you? Check out the background and experience of anyone that you are considering learning with to see if you can establish a rapport with their philosophies as well as their methods.
Personally I like the informal approach of teaching Reiki as it makes the whole experience more enjoyable as an enlightening process, as opposed to a classroom situation which can be very clinical and cold. Reiki is a very personal journey and anyone who you share the experience with you also need to be aware that there will be a bond between you for the rest of your life, perhaps even on to the next life too.