How is Reiki Learnt?
The key to Reiki is its simplicity. The real difference is in the Attunement (also known as initiation) Process, which the student experiences in the various levels of Reiki classes.
During the first degree seminar (approx. 16-20 hours, spread over a period of two days), a series of four attunements are given by Traditional Reiki Master. In the process, certain energy centres, also known as Chakras, are opened to enable the person to channel (and vibrate) higher amount of Universal Life Force Energy.
After this, one can lay one’s hands on the other person and help accelerate the healing process by transferring Reiki. The other person draws in just the right amount of this life force energy through the hands of a Reiki Channel that he/she needs to release, activate or transform the energy of the physical, mental and etheric bodies.
Reiki is a natural system of great simplicity, since to practise it you only need your hands and nothing else. Where other forms of therapy may demand months and years of training for the practitioner, Reiki can be taught in a weekend. After having been through the attunement process, most nurses, doctors, massage therapists, and people well acquainted with the touch and feel of the human body, notice immediate increase in the amount of energy or the feeling of heat emanating from their hands when doing treatments.
Immediate relief can be attained in all kinds of complaints. Today, we can use Reiki to complement all other healing methods.
Effects of Reiki Treatment
Once a person is attuned, he or she needs only to have a desire to do Reiki on himself/herself or others, and the energy is immediately drawn on its own accord; no further intense focus from the practitioner is needed.
Reiki is an extremely effective technique of total relaxation and stress release. One is filled with a sensation of peace, vitality and joy, often combined with a pleasant feeling of security and of being enclosed in a fine sheath of energy. Treating oneself also helps to release withheld emotions and energy blocks.
Reiki works holistically. It can not only effect changes in the chemical structure of the body by helping to regenerate organs and rebuild tissue and bones, but also help create a mental balance. Reiki is a wonderful tool to help one develop conscious awareness, the very key to enlightenment.
Reiki affects each individual in a very personal way, the result being determined by the needs of the person being treated. Some common denominators which seem to result from most treatments are given below. Reiki
• balances energy
• increases creativity
• helps release emotions
• releases stress
• amplifies energy
• works on causal level of disease
• heals holistically
• increases awareness
• reverses aging process.
Reiki can never do damage in any way, since it only flows in the quantities necessary for the recipient.
The Usui system of Reiki is not only the most simple and natural healing method, but it is also the most effective way of transferring the Universal Life Force Energy. Once a person has been opened up to become a “channel” for Reiki, concentrated life energy will flow through his hands on its own accord and he will retain this ability for the rest of his life.
As with most things in life, Reiki must be experienced to be appreciated. May your exploration of Reiki be a joyous one!