The most important aspect of Reiki is Attunement or Reiju (pronounced Ray-joo), it’s a kind of mystical process.
The process of opening of a channel for the free flow of energy and linking one to higher and finer levels of energy is called Attunement. Reiki Initiation or Reiki Attunement is a process of re-connection to Spirit.
Every person has a subtle healing energy within, but the attunement process makes us more sensitive to this healing energy. After attunement, a person can more easily connect to Reiki source, as it is Divine Source.
The Attunement is a transmission of Energy, allowing more of the Universal life energy to flow through you. It creates a special link between the student and the Reiki Source. At each attunement, a kind of cleansing takes place on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful. Attunement process creates an energy pattern around the recipient of the attunement which attunes their energy field to the energies represented by the symbols
. First-degree attunements focus on elevating the energy of the physical body so that it may channel more intense healing energy; whereas Second Degree attunements work more directly on the etheric body and tend to stimulate the intuitive center which is located at the Pituitary gland. So it becomes easier for those attuned to Reiki-Second Degree to send and receive information on an intuitive level.
Master attunement expand Reiki Practioner’s abilities through meditation. The Reiki channel constantly lives under the guidance of his higher self, his Master, and the spiritual guides. Master attunement merge all the spiritual, emotional, mental, etheric and physical bodies into one and whatever is happening after that are not coincidences but all happenings and energies serve a definite purpose.
Reiki without attunement
For me personally, it is impossible to practice Reiki confidently and with accomplishment without the attunement. It is a process where Reiki master creates energy patterns or symbols around the student, which are attuned to Universal energy of life. One would not be able to get these symbols in subconscious without the help of a Reiki Master. The ability is passed on during an attunement given by a Reiki Master.
Reiki attunement side effects
The human body is an amalgamation of different systems in a physical body, subtle bodies, known and unknown chakras in and outside of our physical body. All these are co-related. The vibrational change in a physical body definitely affects other also. Attunement is a process which attunes our mind, body, and soul. It is an abstruse process, each and every individual respond uniquely to the process of attunement. The after effects of an attunement process always differ from person to person, as required by their own system. After first attunement, some side effects experienced also known as Cleansing Period. During this cleansing period, the body will detoxify itself of toxins that have built up over time, and will bring about positive changes in your life. On a physical level, it could be diarrhea for one/two days, runny nose, feeling tired or lethargic. After Level 2 attunement , emotional cleansing takes place. If something unhealed on the emotional plane, starts to surface, and with Self -Reiki healed timely. Bring awareness to any feeling of sadness, grief, feeling teary, happiness or any other type of emotion. It is all part of a process, witness it which enables us to be a clearer channel of Reiki. There are no lasting negative effects, all after effects cleanses your system, allowing to grow you as a spiritual person. To lessen the after effects of attunement some precautions should be followed.
- Avoid consuming meat and alcohol at least a week before attunement.
- Practice some light and easy yoga exercises.
- Prepared yourself mentally for attunement by meditating on breaths at least for 10 min.daily.
Benefits of attunement
Attunement is a beautiful process which enables you to heal yourself as well as others. When you are attuned to Reiki, spiritual transformation takes place slowly but steadily. As we become more sensitive to energy, when you receive Reiki attunement shift of energy definitely takes place.
Every person has a psychic gift or a combination gift, of course not everybody is aware of it. Reiki attunement opens up a person’s psychic abilities. The receiver may feel Alpha or even Theta state conducive to meditation. In this state, you may receive some psychic messages.
More you practice Reiki, the more increased chances of developing psychic abilities, so be Attuned !!!