Friday, 26 October 2012

My Reiki 1 Attunement

I've been practicing Energy Healing for a couple years, and people always ask me the same thing: Is it like Reiki?!?  To which I reply:  Similar but different! This past weekend I finally signed up for a Reiki 1 class to see what it's all about. The session was interesting, we went through the history of Reiki, the hand positions used during treatment and some of the philosophy. Then the teacher had us meditate for nearly an hour while he went around the room attuning us to the energy, one by one. I had my eyes closed but it felt like he focused on my crown chakra and my palms. It makes sense, as the energy enters through the crown and exits via the palm chakras. When it was over, my hands were buzzing with energy and it felt like I was wearing oven mits. 

Here are some observations on Reiki vs Energy Healing: 

  • Reiki is universal life energy. The Reiki Healer channels that energy to their client, and the client self-heals. Interesting! Energy Healers are also channels for universal energy. My guess is the energy comes from the same source in either case. 
  • Reiki Teachers attune their students to the energy once, and voila! All you have to do is touch someone with the intent to heal, and it switches on. Hands on, Reiki On.  This is pretty convenient. With Reiki you don't need to attune consciously before each session, as you would with EH. The teacher also suggested that we can give ourselves Reiki in public, just by placing your hands on your hips, back, knees, stomach, etc. I can also do this if I'm in a meeting at work. You need to be conscious in the first instance, but then it will continue to flow even if your mind is in the moment instead of on Reiki. Cool! 
  • There is also a Reiki Philosophy that I really like. It's about living in the moment and not being mad, scared, worried or irritable. Sounds pretty fantastic. Its also about being kind and grateful? This is one of the reasons that I signed up for Reiki: 


Just for today, do not worry
Just for today, do not anger
Just for today, honor your parents, teachers and elders
Just for today, earn your living honestly
Just for today, show your gratitude to every living thing


The attunement is the 1st step in a 21 day cleansing period. It takes that long for the body to get used to the new vibrational forces that are going through it. In theory, we're all born attuned to Reiki because without that life force energy it would be hard to get through a day. The attunement opens up our channel to that we can receive and hold more of it, and that process has proven to be exhausting in my case! I wasn't expecting to be this tired. Monday I was really tired all day,  the next two days were OK, and yesterday I started feeling energy-flu in my aura. I went to sleep at 6 and skipped my Angel Readings workshop. There are positive changes too, I'm more grounded in my day-to-day life. I've been drinking water, sleeping and self-healing everyday too. I didn't expect Reiki to have such an impact, but it did!  The biggest change is in the self-healing. I can actually feel it! This is new to me.  

Most of my Energy Healing case studies feel the flow of energy during our sessions. They might feel a current of energy, though some only get hot or cold sensations. Some feel a tingle. When I "Energy Heal" myself I don't feel it so strongly, though I trust it is going on in the background. I usually call on Archangel Raphael to heal me, and I'd just relax. With Reiki I feel my palms tingling and then I feel heat on my skin even when I'm not touching it (weird!). The first few days it was really strong, but now I'm getting used to it. I'm going to focus on self-healing for this month before I start practicing on other people. I wonder if my existing clients will notice a difference between our previous sessions and Reiki. 





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4 comments:

  1. Please consider writing an essay on energy empathy. Wouldn't want anyone not to understand this concept while trying to heal others. Thanks and I love your blog!

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    1. Hello! Thanks for the comment =)

      When you say energy empathy, do you mean the need to distance yourself from your clients so that you remain "compassionate" but not hooked into their problems? Let me know and I'll look into a post

      Take care!

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    2. Yes. Sometimes the problems of others can end up with the energy workers who don't adequately "cleanse" themselves. Final results could be as serious as cancer.

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    3. Hi ... I haven't seen any cases where the healer adopts something as serious as cancer. Maybe in the long term if they consistently adopt the client's anger or resentment issues?

      Personally, I have had a few instances where they client was confused, stressed or insecure, and I thought it was me! My supervisor pointed it out, and since then I see it as a sign for what they need help with.

      Interesting idea, I'll write a post about that =)

      Thanks!

      Geena

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