What is a Reiki Attunement?

“The attunement concentrates the energy and brings it into a usable form.” 

Kirti Peter Michael from “Legacy of Dr. Usui”

What is a Reiki Attunement?

The attunement process is a ceremony of spiritual awakening and introduction that celebrates the creation of a new connection between the student and Divine Source that aligns you with your Highest Good. During an attunement you are ‘tuned in’ to a different vibration of energy, a higher frequency.  The attunement process also prepares your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies for accepting and channeling the new vibration of Divine energy that will be flowing through you from the time of the attunement and after.  The chakras are aligned, the physical organs and tissues are energized and healed and your spiritual channels to your Higher Self and your Divine are opened up and prepared for spiritual awakening.  It’s a very personal and deeply spiritual process for many.

“The attunement process may be the most profoundly sacred thing on Earth today. From the time of performing the simple motions, a new healer is created — or awakened may be the better word.  The ability to do Reiki is part of the human genetic code, wired into our DNA.  The attunement turns on the light in a darkened house, reconnecting capabilities once universal but now mostly lost.  Reiki is a major force in the evolution of the people of this planet.  The attunements heal our broken DNA, reconnecting us to the ‘light’ of the information that has been lost to Earth’s people.”  author unknown but this has been my experience and other Master’s experience and knowing as well

A Reiki Master is the quickest and easiest way to receive a Reiki Attunement. A Reiki Master is someone who devotes themselves to attaining and maintaining a very high frequency of energy respective to the general masses. They have also been through all the training, attunements and Reiki practice to get them to the level of a Reiki Master/Teacher.  A Master’s connection to the Universal flow of energy is high enough that he or she can create a stronger connection between you and the Universal flow.

One of the unique characteristics of Reiki is its tradition of attuning people to the different levels of vibration that are represented in each degree. Attunements are short ceremonies in which the Reiki Master performs a sequence of acts that connect you to a greater flow of energy.

I thought this diagram from another Reiki website was worth looking at. Usui Reiki attunement does the same things as this diagram.

The ceremonies create an energy pattern around you when the Reiki Master imprints Reiki symbols into your aura. During the attunement process your energy system, chakras and meridians are adjusted and prepared for running this higher vibration of energy through your unique energy system.  Your energy frequency adjusts to the higher frequency represented by the Reiki symbols.

Once you receive the Reiki Attunement you will forever be able to run Reiki energy.  However, it is much like anything else, if you do not use it you won’t lose it but you may forget how to use it.   Or the energy may not run as much or as high a frequency as if you practice regularly.  The more you use the Reiki energy the higher vibration energy you can run and the more energy your body can channel.

Many people who have not used Reiki for a long time but want to now, choose to get another attunement or take another class to refresh their memories of the process of tuning into the Divine Energy.  But, it is not necessary.  If you still have your Reiki I manual, you can begin again on your own.  Taking another class is a personal choice.  Once you have taken a class from Josslyn any following classes of the same level are free to repeat just for this purpose.  Each time you take another class and each time you get a new attunement, you learn more about yourself, your path and about Reiki.

After an Attunement-Healing Opportunities

The Reiki attunement process and giving Reiki sessions to yourself and others can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions.  Stored toxins, feelings, and old thought patterns that are no longer useful may be released.  This sometimes happens, so when it does, it is important to understand and support the process.  Cleansing may look like a cold, the flu, or allergy-like symptoms as your body purges unwanted elements.  You may also cleanse emotionally; feeling higher levels of anger, frustration, weeping, grief or any other emotion that may have been bottled up for many years and now needs to be released.  Listen to your body.  You may need more rest, time alone, time in nature or more healthy liquids.  It is said that cleansing and releasing can last up to twenty-one days.  (It takes 21 days for the energy to process through your entire energy system three full times.)  Some people have called this process a “healing crisis.”  I prefer the term “healing opportunity.”

“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters.  One represents danger and the other represents OPPORTUNITY.”

J.F. Kennedy

Reiki Guides

A personal story from Joss about spiritual beings being present during the attunements.

Butterfly fairies celebrating!

I remember clearly during my Reiki Master Attunement, the other student in class and I both saw and were aware of many fairies and other elemental beings singing and dancing and celebrating all around us during and shortly after our attunement.  I had the feeling they were celebrating my coming back to Reiki.  That I had been attuned to Reiki in another life and/or another place and they were putting on a big party in honor of my coming “home.”  I loved it.  It reminded me that not only is this a highly spiritual process but one worth celebrating with music and dance!

“During the attunement, the Rei or God-Consciousness makes adjustments in the student’s chakras and energy pathways to accommodate the ability to channel Reiki and then links the students to the Reiki Source……..The attunement is also attended by Reiki Guides and other spiritual beings who help implement the process.”

William Lee Rand

7 thoughts on “What is a Reiki Attunement?

  1. Another excellent article, Joss…informative and your quotes, as always, very appropriate. I always enjoy reading your blogs!

  2. Thank you Pat. I am so appreciative of your loving support. Love and LIght to you and yours.

  3. Great to read this again! This is what drew me to the first reiki class.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Merala. That’s really great, I didn’t know that the attunement was the draw for you. It is, to me, one of the most sacred and beautiful parts of Reiki. As a Reiki Master/Teacher it is one of my favorite parts because I feel the connection to my Higher Power so fully and with such gratitude. Grateful for you as my student and friend. Look forward to many more fun Reiki events with you. Blessings, Josslyn

  4. I believe I am in attunement with a spiritual guide. It is utterly beautiful and trying at times. This began 7 days ago. There are others with my guide and a spiritual energy vampire that has made me septic over the last five years. Will we make it through all the blocks made by this vampire??

    1. Blessings Deane, you would know if you had a Reiki attunement because a Reiki Master/Teacher performs this on you, in person most of the time. You may be going through some other spiritual event, I’m not sure. If you feel you have an energy vampire then I would recommend a friend of mine, this is her specialty and she is very reasonable. $150 to remove them all and place Divine Protection around you when she is done. Her name is Margaret McCormick, google her and read the section on Entity Removal. Unfortunately it is quite common but quite easily healed with the right person. She is a highly ethical and caring healer. Love and Light are always the most powerful. Envision yourself surrounded by Divine Love and Light, protecting you, supporting you and guiding you. Intend this is the case each and every day. Also google a blog I wrote called Don’t get Dumped on. There is a 5 minute visualization on there that is very helpful for this situation but won’t get rid of the entities, you need Margaret for that. I do not do that work any more, she can do it better and cheaper. Good luck, yes, there are many ups and downs to spiritual awakening, that is the ‘fun’ of it. In Love and Light, Josslyn

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