This past weekend, I received attunements to be a Reiki healer of the First Degree. For many of you, Reiki is a word you may have heard of, but don’t really know what it is. Well, in a nutshell, Reiki is energy that is the source of all life. It is the life force that is called many names, including Mana, Prana, Chi, and in Japan, Ki. A Reiki healer can channel the life force energy and “give Reiki” to another person.
As we are all made of energy, and energy is all around us, I believe that we are all connected, and everyone has the potential to be a healer of this nature. The attunements I received were initiations given by a Reiki Master. In receiving them, my body’s energy channels were opened and cleared of obstructions, so that I am now connected to the source of all universal Ki.
In becoming a Reiki healing practitioner, I learned how to lay my hand on, or just above, a person, and to channel Ki through me to them. Our bodies instinctively know how to heal themselves- think of when you are sick and get better, or have a cut and it heals itself. But, sometimes, for whatever reason, your body may need help, may need more of the life force energy, to heal. And this healing may have to do with physical, emotional, or spiritual dis-eases. This is where a Reiki practitioner can help.
As I layed my hands on fellow classmates, learning the hand positions on the body, my hands became very warm, and at times, even hot. This was the energy being transferred between us. They commented on feeling the heat, as well. The wonderful thing about our bodies is, because they know how to heal themselves, when this Ki comes in, the body uses it where it is most needed. For some, it may be physical healing, and for others, it may be emotional healing.
During the class, when we received our attunements, we each experienced them in a different way. Some people became very emotional, while others felt a little jolt pass down through their bodies. After I received my final attunements, I became very emotional, and the words, “Thank you God,” kept resonating over and over in my head. It’s very interesting to see how differently it affected each person.
More and more, Reiki is finding it’s way into the world of traditional medicine. Our teacher has been able to be with people receiving hospice, to help them finish unfinished business before they died. And transplant organs that receive Reiki, have a significantly lower rejection rate than those that don’t.
From now on, these abilities that were opened in me yesterday, are forever with me. I will leave you with the Reiki Principles as I was taught them.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will show kindness to every living thing.
Good for you for completing your Reiki 1 class. I just completed the Reiki 2 class and attunement this past weekend. Very powerful experience both for me and my friend who completed hers as well. The Reiki Master who taught us let us know we may be feeling different things afterward. I did see plenty of color of the different chakras and felt lots of electric-like jolts while giving Reiki that day.
My teacher also works in hospice. And she told us that at Maine Medical Center in Portland, they welcome Reiki practioners as volunteers. She has even given Reiki during surgeries and has seen firsthand how the patient’s heartrate drops and oxygen levels go up as soon as she begins channeling the energy. This is what I hope to do for people one day. I’m going to take Reiki 3 level hopefully later this year. Thanks for this post, it was very informative!
Congratulations for your being at the second degree level now. I love your goal and sincerely hope you reach it. Fantastic!
During the first 2 attunements, I saw a lot of purple. And during the second 2 attunements, I first saw turquoise, and then a morphing of yellow into orange and pink. It was cool. I’d had experiences during hypnosis when all of a sudden, everything would be blue or purple, and the hypnotist didn’t know what to make of it.
It will be interesting to see how I feel over the next few weeks. I definitely feel “different” today, but I can’t put my finger on it.
We also practiced Reiki on each other during class and I saw lots of bright blue when she was working on my crown chakra. Mostly tons of violet color though.
I just spoke to my friend and she said she’s felt a sense of complete calm and centeredness today (two days after the attunement) I’ve felt exhausted, lots of emotional things bubbbling up, like anger. Also stomach upset. My teacher said this means the energy is channeling through and perhaps unblocking things I’ve had buried. She mentioned to drink plenty of water these next few days and get lots of rest.