Thursday 6 February 2014

Ideal Time Between Reiki Attunements

Ideal Time Between Reiki Attunements

Dear Readers,

Hope you enjoyed reading my last post on 'How to increase your intuition with Reiki?' Today I am going to share with you the purpose of the gap between Reiki attunements.

If you don't know what is Reiki Attunement, the read this article first: What is Reiki Attunement?

As you are aware, once you complete your Reiki first degree course you are told to practice Reiki for 21 days or observe a 21 day cleansing period. There are multiple purposes behind this:

  1. When you learn something new its important to allow some time so that you get comfortable doing the new activity.
  2. During these 21 days your body goes through a cleansing process, during which toxins are released and your chakras get cleaned, balanced and energized.
  3. During this period you accommodate the new spiritual practice in your daily life so that you can continue to practice Reiki and get more and more benefit from it with the passage of time.
  4. With this 21 days you form a new habit. This is the reason why it is important. This is the spiritual discipline. This is the beginning of your journey.

When you understand the purpose behind something, things become clear. We are not rigid with the number 21. The underlying intention is to help you form a new habit. So if you are able to make Reiki a part of your daily life before 21 days, that would be even better, isn't it?

How to do a 21 day Reiki practice after Reiki level 1

  • Start with a recitation of the Reiki principles two times a day. There is a beautiful video of the Reiki five principles. It is a guided meditation which can listen with stereo headphones for the next 21 days. If you do this consistently you might be able to recite the Reiki principles in Japanese as well after 21 days. You will love it.

  • Then proceed to healing of the seven chakras with your hands. If you if you wish you can download the guided meditation for 7 chakra healing from this Reiki  meditation Telegram group
  • At the end of each day write down your experiences of the day in a diary or a journal. Write down five things for which you are grateful for today. Write down your experiences, coincidences or surprises that you are very experienced, your dominant feeling of the day, the sensation of vibration we experience while doing healing to sell for others,
  • Drink lots of water. Eat fruits and drink juices throughout the day. Include a lot of RAW food in your meals. Include a green smoothie in your diet.
  • Some hand Mudras can be very helpful when used in combination with Reiki. Check my Mudra Therapy course for Reiki practitioners for more details.
  • Charge your food and water with Reiki so that it nourishes you physically as well as spiritually.

Read one article everyday during your 21 day practice

This can help you increase your knowledge about Reiki and learn how to apply Reiki in different situations. Here is a list of 21 articles:
Most of the students are so regular in their practice because they feel very positive after doing Reiki. Many students feel like jumping to the next level of Reiki. They are wondering 'if Reiki 1 is so powerful, how would life be after Reiki 2?' The excitement keeps building. Most students are so excited by the time their Reiki second degree course is due.

If they have had good practice they teacher will allow the student to go to the next level. It is up to the teacher to decide when the student is ready for the next level in Reiki. In some cases the teacher may recommends some more practice, student should just follow it.

Some students go into a pitfall. They try to 'be perfect' in their practice of Reiki first degree. Nobody can be perfect. After a reasonable amount of practice one should move on to the next levels of Reiki because you are introduced to more tools and techniques in second and third degree of Reiki. And the Reiki training is incomplete till the student completes Reiki 3A.

Its important to learn new skills, practice those skills and more ahead to learn new skills. This is as true in Reiki as in life, isn't it?

As you can see in the picture, I recommend a gap of 21 days between Reiki level 1, 2 & 3 for practicing Reiki on self and others. This I feel is the ideal time between Reiki Attunements.

Some Reiki Masters recommend a longer period of practice between attunements. I think 21 days is more than enough but if someone recommends more than that, it will be for a good reason that the teacher knows better. In any case, there is no harm in practicing Reiki for more number of days.

So if your Reiki Master wants you to practice more than 21 days before you move to the next level you should follow his/her instructions. There is no harm.

A person learns Reiki by the grace of Reiki Energy

Each of us is guided by Reiki Energy intuitively to a Reiki Master. The teacher knows what is good for you and when you are ready for the next level. As a Reiki teacher I follow the general rule of 21 days unless I find someone with special needs. I am sensitive to the needs of the students because I feel each individual is different. As Reiki Teachers we must understand the needs of each and every individual.

I don't recommend taking short cuts. I don't recommend attempting to be perfect. I recommend 21 days of practice as a general rule and more than that I recommend making Reiki practice a part of your life for the rest of your life.

Now let me present you a case study. Let me know your thoughts on this topic..

Recently, one of my student wanted to proceed to second degree of Reiki after practicing daily for 2 weeks. In fact, he was practicing 2 times daily, morning and evening. Is he clear about the principle behind the 21 day rule? Should I ask him to complete 21 days and then go for Reiki level 2? Should I teach him Reiki 2? What do you think I should do in such a case? Please leave a comment below...

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About the Author: Sachin is a Reiki Grand Master. He loves to teach Reiki. Mumbai is the city where he started his mission is to spread Reiki through Nalanda Reiki Center, Reiki blog and through his Reiki Masters in Mumbai and other cities. He is committed to spreading Reiki all over the world to create health, wealth and happiness for everyone. To conducts Reiki training online and in person, at the Reiki Center or individual session in Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Colaba, etc. You can contact Sachin on +91 9820850475.

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