Yes, everyone should be attuned to Reiki. That was Dr. Mikao Usui’s dream when he rediscovered Reiki on his quest to find a hands-on healing service that did not drain the healer as kiko did. Kiko includes laying on of hands for healing through building up a supply of energy prior to applying hands to heal. It also used up all the energy that was generated.
In 1922 on Mt. Kurama in Japan, after a 21 fast, Dr. Usui was given the symbols and knowledge of Reiki. This hands-on healing did not drain the healer. The healer did not have to “build up a supply of energy” before giving a healing. The healer was the channel through which the energy came and was dispensed. This was a much better method and allowed the healer to work with many people over the course of a day or days.
Initially the training, the attunement, and the symbols were all kept secret. Nothing was written down. Everything was passed on through the oral tradition. Today you can find anything and everything you want to know about Reiki on the internet. Books have been published sharing all the information, including the symbols, for anyone to read and practice. The question becomes, can you become an actual Reiki practitioner by simply reading and doing?
The intention of attuning to Reiki is to physically receive the transfer of energy from the Divine, through the teacher to the student. The Reiki symbols are put into the energy field of the student allowing the student to experience the energy and work with it and through it. This is a sacred and traditional ceremony and should be done in person. Since Reiki can be sent over distances to heal, some practitioners have taken to “sending” the attunement at a designated date and time.
Although Dr. Usui believed that everyone should be attuned to Reiki, to be able to heal themselves and others through this process, he also believed in human contact in starting and developing the process. In our fast-paced, online, do-it-yourself world that human contact has been lost. It is my understanding that just as those who do the laying on of hands to heal without having been attuned and call it Reiki are not giving or receiving the full benefit and experience as those who truly have been attuned to Reiki in person and by a certified Reiki Master.
Can you truly get the quality of training and the true energy of Reiki by simply reading a book or taking online courses? Perhaps some people believe they can. Personally, those who I have taught appreciated the immediate response to having the human contact, the physical experience, and the opportunity to ask and receive clarity on what they are doing and feeling rather than trusting they’ve read it right.
Should you choose to become a Reiki practitioner and, as I stated above, that was and is the dream and goal of Dr. Usui, please consider receiving and learning in person. Don’t take the internet short-cut. Reiki is offered at so many different venues. I learned and continue to teach through Adult Education along with private sessions. Take the time. Do it right.
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Peg Losee works with angels on a regular basis through readings and healings. She provides services and classes as a Reiki Master/Teacher and IET® Master/Instructor. If you'd like to explore a past life, Peg will act as a facilitator for the "trip". Since Peg has been a teacher of the deaf for over 30 years, she can also provide these services in sign language. After all, energy work should be available to all people in all walks of life.
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