Monday, 16 December 2013

What is Reiki Attunement?

Importance of Reiki Attunement



Reiki Attunement, as the word signifies, is your introduction with Reiki, the Universal Energy. You may say it as an initiation into learning the Reiki healing process. You can say it as your admission into the spiritual world of Reiki. When you will receive the Reiki Attunment, Reiki will start flow through your body, mind and spirit.

It is during Reiki attunement that the flood gates of Reiki energy are opened. This is an initiation into Reiki. It is done to open up your crown, heart and palm chakras to allow the Universal energy of Reiki to flow through you. The Reiki Attunement helps you to explore and expand your inborn healing energies.



Reiki attunement signifies that, during the attunement your knowledge on Reiki will be increased and you will be more close to the universal energy. This is a process to boost your sensitivity to enable you to feel the universal healing energy more deeply. This process will make you that much efficient to interact with this energy in a more meaningful way.


Eligibility for Reiki Attunement
For the Reiki Attunement you need not to have any special knowledge on Reiki. Any body who is in their teens or beyond is eligible for it. Reiki Attunemnets are given by the Reiki instructor or the Reiki Master. There are 3 formal levels in Reiki Attunements. These are very easy to learn. You will feel relaxed while learning Reiki in the Reiki classes.


Levels of Reiki Attunements

  • Reiki Level 1 Attunement: In this level you will be permanently get connected with the Reiki source, the healing energy of the Universal. After the initiation you will be able to perform healing on yourself or on others. You can flow the Universal energy through yourself by simply placing your hands and opening your heart to recieve Reiki. This first level of Reiki Attunment is the foundation for all other two levels of Reiki Attunment. You can start the next level when you will complete your 21 days of practice on this level. This first level is dealing with the physical healing.
  • Reiki Level 2 Attunement: You must have completed your 21 days of practice in level 1 before entering into this level.This level deals with the emotional and mental healing. In this level you will get the chance to be deeply connected with the Universal energy and heal at mental and emotional level. Here you will learn to direct the Reiki energy to travel across any distance and time to heal the emotional and mental issues of any living being. In this level you can practise to send the energy of healing to your family, friends and even animals from a distance. You will learn how to use specific Reiki symbols for specific purposes.
  • Reiki Level 3 Attunement: Before entering to this level you must have to complete the level 1 and level 2 of Reiki Attunment. This level 3 is also known as the master level. The full potential of Reiki energy is unlocked while entering to this level. In this level you will be able to perform Reiki healing on spiritual level to anyone who needs it.
  • Read: Usui System of Natural Healing

Here are some tips for purifying your body that you might find useful before & after your Reiki Attunement:


  • Once you have scheduled your Reiki class has as much live food as possible. 
  • Till the date of the class reduce or stop consuming dead food like meat, fish, eggs, etc. and food from the cold storage.
  • Avoid alcohol at lease 1 day prior to your class. 
  • If you smoke, then try to reduce it as much as you can.
  • You may want to try and see how it feels like to live a day just on juice.
  • Try warm water fasting for 1 to 3 days before your Reiki Attunement.
  • If you are meditating every day then continue and do it on the day of your Reiki Attunement.
  • Try to avoid watching TV, reading news papers and listening the radio just for 1 day before and 1 day after your attunement.
  • Determine to spend time for meditation for your 21 day cleansing period after your attunement
  • Find times to spend with natural elements like stream, sea, woods, garden etc. 
  • Try to spend time alone.
  • Avoid spending time doing unnecessary tasks and works. 
  • Have plenty of water.
  • Have a nice and full night sleep before the day of your class.
  • Do fasting or have a light breakfast on the day of Reiki Attunement.

Some more tips for your first Reiki Attunement:

  • Do prayer everyday while preparing for the Reiki Attunement.
  • Mentally be prepared for the 21 day cleansing period after the Reiki Attunement.
  • Re-evaluate your dosage of medication (if any) after consulting your physician.
  • Do not drive after the class.
Reiki Attunement will introduce you with the Universal energy. You will be more efficient and more close to the universal energy for the betterment of the human being and the animals. You will feel a powerful spiritual experience in Reiki attunement.


About the Author: Dr. Priyabrata Kalikinkar Ojha
Dr. Priyabrata is a physiotherapist from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Utkal University, Odisha with honors in Alternative Medicines and Orthopedic Physiotherapy. He is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and life time member of Manual Therapy Foundation of India (MTFI). He has interests in writing the articles on Physiotherapy and medical conditions as well as on alternative therapies like Reiki.