Thursday, 6 February 2014

Time Between Reiki Attunements

The 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 that gets accomplished in 15 days, that would not be a problem.

Recently one of my student wanted to proceed to second degree of Reiki after practicing regularly for 2 weeks. He was practicing 2 times daily, morning and evening. I did not stop him because I knew he is clear about the principle behind the 21 day rule.

Some students are not so regular in their practice and they may feel like taking more time before they go for the second degree, that's fine too. It is up to the individual to decide when he/she is ready for the next level in Reiki. There is also a pitfall here...

Some students 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 higher levels of Reiki because you are introduced to more tools and techniques in second and third degree of Reiki.

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 when we are ready for the next level. So I follow the general rule 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 respect 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.

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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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