_REIKI ATTUNEMENTS -
Divided into Three Degrees
In modern Reiki in the Western world, three attunements are usually given, rather than the more complicated ‘traditional’ Japanese way which involves several more attunements. There is usually one attunement each for Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki 3 (Master/Teacher level) though some teachers divide Reiki 3 into two sections, ‘Master’ and ‘Teaching’.
Reiki 1 – The First Degree:
Focuses on physical healing and self-healing.
The student receives the first attunement.
We must cleanse and heal ourselves first and foremost, before the work can be done for others. The aura and chakras have their first cleansing release.
This degree opens the student to utilizing Reiki for family, friends, animals, food, plants, home and workplace, as well as his/her own physical body. Reiki energy is for the good of all, not just humans.
Reiki 2 – The Second Degree:
Focuses on healing at the emotional and mental levels
The student receives the second attunement.
Reiki 2 assists with addictions and clears negative thinking patterns and emotional problems.
Distance healing – sending Reiki to someone nearby or on the other side of the world, distance no object - is now learned and practised.
Students are given three of the five Reiki symbols – what they mean, how they function and how to use them.
Following a Reiki 2 initiation you may use the Reiki symbols and do distant healing.
You may now use Reiki on the public.
Reiki 3 – The Third Degree:
Focuses on health and healing on the Spiritual/ Soul Level and the Teaching of Reiki
The student receives the third attunement.
The last two symbols of the five are taught.
The student learns how to teach the three Degrees and give attunements to others.