What are Reiki Attunements About?

What are Attunements All About?
By Angie Webster

One of the most strange and mysterious things about Reiki to those first investigating it is the attunement process. Even the word “attunement” leaves a bit of mystery. It sounds like a vague and unknown thing that is impossible to wrap the mind around because there is nothing in the experience to compare it to. This can even make it seem a little scary to some. So let’s explore the attunement and bring some understanding to what it is, what it does, how it feels and what happens afterward.

An attunement is a part of the Reiki training process. It is something that only a Reiki Master is trained to do. The process can be seen as accomplishing  two things. One is to do a very intense healing on the recipient, which goes very deeply into the energy channels, opening and clearing them. This makes way for rapid healing to begin for the newly attuned Reiki practitioner. Opening and clearing these energy channels not only allows for a greater healing, it allows for the Reiki energy to flow more freely through them, so that the recipient of the attunement will now freely receive Reiki at all times, particularly when intending to receive it, and will also allow Reiki to transmit through them, flowing more easily through these energy channels.
We all have Universal Energy flowing through us and around us. It is everywhere, in fact. The Reiki attunement allows us to open up to this energy and become more aware of it than we normally are. It literally attunes us to it. When we come into the world as infants, we are much more in tune with this energy and as we become habituated to this world, we lose the awareness of it. A Reiki attunement helps us to open our awareness to it.

Most people who have a Reiki attunement, even at the first level, can feel the energy flowing through their body, their hands, and sometimes their feet right away, sometimes even as the attunement is being done. This doesn’t happen to everyone and a few only report minor sensations or none at all. They may not feel the energy flowing through them, but when they practice Reiki on another, they will be told that the energy is felt and shifts will be seen. In doing Reiki self-treatment after an attunement, even the newly attuned will feel peace, even if they don’t feel a lot of heat or other sensations coming from their hands. The perception of the sensations are somewhat different for everyone and will vary from session to session, which is normal.

During the attunement, the Reiki Master will ask you to close your eyes and become still and prayerful or meditative, looking within yourself for the meaning and symbolism of the process to you. You may be asked to focus on your breath and to notice your center. The Master will then draw symbols which represent various healing energies, such as the power of love, harmony, the Unity of All or God with us, and one that helps to dissolve the illusion of time and space. These will be drawn in your aura and on your hands. There are some slight variations aside from this in the ways that different Masters do an attunement, so these are only the basics, not the entire process. Most Masters begin and end the process with a brief prayer or intention, which may or may not be spoken aloud.

People experience various different things during an attunement and your experience will be your own. Whatever you experience is exactly what is
appropriate for you at the time. Don’t get concerned about comparing with others or with what you read on the internet. Many people feel sensations of
heat or tingling or of vibration rising up their spine or flowing down from the crown to the base of the spine or the feet. Some feel their hands grow hot.
Many see colors or have visions. A few hear sounds such as music or bells or angelic voices. There are many possibilities. It is a rather profound and
moving experience for many.

In the days after an attunement, many people have a healing response, often referred to as a healing crisis. This can last for up to two or three weeks, fluctuating in the symptoms and severity, and many teachers will teach that you should expect it to last 21 days. In truth, it varies from person to person and from one attunement to the next. Some people have no healing response at all, for some it is very mild, others are very sick for the first day or two with flu-like symptoms and then feel a lot better, with only mild emotional fluctuations for a week or two after that. For some, the healing response is almost entirely emotional, with emotions arising and releasing, maybe with crying spells or anger coming out and releasing. It may be gentle or not. It is best to simply observe and let the energies pass, journaling and processing as needed. Nearly everyone will notice that their life changes in some way after an attunement, even if it is only that their responses to things shift.

 from:   www.Reikirays.com

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REIKI CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Usui (Traditional based) Reiki training classes means that we respect the traditional philosophy and simplicity of Reiki through the lineage of the founder, Dr. Usui.   Our classes are designed to give you foundational knowledge while allowing your spiritual connection to grow and be honored with each subsequent level.  Energy Connection School for Reiki has been teaching the spiritual practice of Reiki for over 20 years.  Your instructors have thorough training and knowledge in the Reiki experience and have been privileged to lead hundreds of people just like you to Reiki.

We hope you will join the community of healing and love created at Energy Connection.  

 

For more inspiration – Click here to read Why Learn Reiki?

You might also like the spiritual healing method of H.U.G.G.  click here to learn more about it

 

Here are our 2020

SPRING classes. (check online calendar for other dates)  Usui (traditional) Reiki Levels One and Two courses

Level Three course is a unique Energy Connection self empowerment Master Practitioner experience

 

REIKI LEVEL ONE Certification Training  – Your first and basic training in method, philosophy and possibilities.  An inspiration to heal and help yourself and others.

Tuition:  $125 includes 10 hours instruction and hands on practice,  professional manual, charts and certificate  ($50 due upon registration, see refund policy below)* PREREGISTRATION and DEPOSIT ARE REQUIRED  http://theenergyconnection.net/usui-reiki-level-1/

Times for classes are consistent:  10 am to 5:30 pm Day one;  6:30 -8:30 pm Day two completion –  Certification awarded at completion

FEBRUARY 8 & 18

OR

MARCH 11 & 31

click here:   REGISTER HERE FOR ANY LEVEL ONE CLASS

Note: *  REFUND POLICY – After registration- in the case of student cancellations/no shows and student requests a refund, a $30 cancellation fee will be assessed.   If student re-registered for another of the same level class within 6 months all fees prepaid will be credited to future date.  If we cancel the class, all prepaid fees will be refunded or credited forward.

 

REIKI LEVEL TWO CERTIFICATION TRAINING:

After your Level One training and after an integration and experiential period of about 6 weeks or more,  you can further your connection to the possibilities using Reiki for Healing at a Distance and Emotional/Mental Clearing and deeper more purposeful applications:

Tuition:  $200 includes 10 hours instruction and practice, professional manual, special emotional healing protocol instructions and certificate  ($100 due upon registration. **see refund policy below) .PREREGISTRATION and DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED  http://theenergyconnection.net/usui-reiki-level-2/          ( Note:  Paypal portal will accept any charge card)

Times for classes are consistent:  10 am to 5:30 pm Day one;  6:30-8:30 pm Day two completion –  Certification awarded at completion

FEBRUARY 16 & 28

OR

APRIL 25 & MAY 5

 

CLICK HERE:   REGISTER HERE FOR ANY LEVEL TWO CLASS

 

Note: *  REFUND POLICY – After registration- in the case of student cancellations/no shows and student requests a refund, a $30 cancellation fee will be assessed.   If student re-registered for another of the same level class within 6 months all fees prepaid will be credited to future date.  If we cancel the class, all prepaid fees will be refunded or credited forward.

         SOUL LEVEL REIKI THREE

 

REIKI LEVEL THREE:  Master Practitioner Level

This Level of Reiki is for those so guided to elevate the inner connection to their Higher Self; and in doing so experience a quantum leap in self-awareness, self healing, internal guidance and empowerment.  After this level your Reiki will become more and more integrated into all aspects of your being.  Upon certification, you will be  designated a Master Practitioner.  Reiki One and Two are prerequisites and typically 6 or more months of integration and practice of Reiki is advised.  This level includes an exclusive “Soul Alignment” especially created to elevate your awareness and only offered at the Energy Connection.

This Master Class is typically taught only two times a year.    Preregistration and deposit or full payment is required:   http://theenergyconnection.net/usui

SUNDAY MARCH (10 am to 5:00 pm) + completion class MARCH 19  6:30-9 PM 

OR    FALL CLASS:  OCTOBER 10 + completion class OCTOBER 20

Tuition is $300.  includes manual, Master Practitioner Certification, healing and inspiration

($150 deposit required at registration, see refund policy below)*

 

Note: *  REFUND POLICY – After registration- in the case of student cancellations/no shows and student requests a refund, a $30 cancellation fee will be assessed.   If student re-registered for another of the same level class within 6 months all fees prepaid will be credited to future date.  If we cancel the class, all prepaid fees will be refunded or credited forward.

 

AUDITING, BOOSTER ATTUNEMENTS FOR LEVELS ONE AND TWO:

If you have the desire to revisit Level One or Two of your Reiki training you attended through Energy Connection School of Reiki or if you feel “stale” and need re-engergized you are welcome to join our classes as an auditor.  You can receive a booster attunement and benefit by a new class experience.  Tuition is 50% of regular fees.

For those trained in other schools or classes: Because our trainings follow a consistent standard and are based in Usui lineage philosophy, we can discuss your situation and determine if you can audit or it would be in your best interest to take our classes as a new student.

 

 

LEVEL FOUR TEACHER         TRAINING

USUI REIKI MASTER/TEACHER INTERNSHIP/CERTIFICATION PROGRAM    LEVEL FOUR

If you feel called to share Reiki through teaching it to others please inquire about our excellence program. Our mission is to mentor and guide potential teachers through all aspects of sharing, teaching and upholding the Reiki traditions.Being a Reiki Teacher is a sacred place of trust, sharing and inspiring others and it is essential that you are willing to devote time to your development.  You will work closely with your mentor and experience all levels of Reiki instruction as well as activities, practice and service to expand your Reiki knowledge on all levels. Contact Kathy or Janet for more information and how to apply for teacher training. Prerequisite are certifications in Reiki One, Two and Three  Please Note: if you have received online training, we will gladly discuss your quality/satisfaction of that training to determine your next step.

 

KID’S REIKI CLASS

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with Reiki Teachers Kathy Duffy and Linda Yarbrough

This class for kids, ages 6 through 12, is especially structured to introduce and teach kids how to do Reiki for themselves, their pets and family.  Simplified for young minds with big hearts.  $50 tuition (discounts for siblings).  Parent encouraged to stay and support your children’s experience.

 

 

ANIMAL REIKI LEVEL 1 CLASS

  

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with Janet Jackson, Reiki Master Teacher and Animal Specialist.

Learn how to support your animal friends with the healing energy of Reiki.

Prerequisite – Level One Usui Reiki training or above.

See website under ‘Reiki Classes’ for detailed description                                     Tuition $125.  Advance Registration Please.

Click on class title to register or call/text Janet Jackson:  724-244-4471

 

KARUNA REIKI CLASS – LEVELS 1 & 2  COMBINED

With Janet Jackson, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher

Both Levels are taught together.  check the calendar page

 

If you are looking for the next logical step on your Reiki Journey, we invite you to join us on the path of Karuna Reiki!

The Karuna Reiki energy is a very sweet and loving energy to add to your Reiki toolbox. You will love using the eight new symbols. They are a powerful high vibration and easy to remember…. It’s an exciting addition to your Reiki journey!

You will receive two attunements, manuals, certificates and EIGHT sacred symbols. There will be time for practice so you can become familiar with this beautiful healing energy.

PREREQUISITE:  Usui Reiki Level Three or Reiki Master Practitioner for at least 6 months (at Energy Connection or elsewhere).   This will insure that your energy system is well adjusted and integrated with a higher vibration.  Alternatively, if you received your training from The International Center for Reiki Training, your pre-requisite would be “A.R.T.” (Advanced Reiki Training Class) at least 6 months prior to taking this class. We currently offer Karuna Levels One and Two (The teaching level is upon request)

Tuition: $300 which includes both days and both levels 1 & 2.  Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm both days (with a lunch break both days)

Advance Registration Please. Call Janet Jackson, RMT, Karuna Reiki Teacher at Landline: 724-547-7101 or Text 724-244-4471. Email: Janet@TheEnergyConnection.net or AnimalAngelLady@aol.com.

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WHY LEARN REIKI?

Considering a Reiki Class?

 

Having trained many hundreds of Reiki students over the past 17 years, I have found two common denominators in a majority of people who decide to join a class: 1.They feel drawn to express their inner desire to heal and help others. 2. They desire healing for themselves. Thankfully, Reiki fulfills each and includes both.  Check out the beautiful Reiki testimonals below.

For some, the spirituality of Reiki is of first importance, a way to expand their mystical relationship. For others, it is the practical application of Reiki that appeals to them. Reiki can be used to enhance existing training, such as massage, physical therapy, yoga, nursing, animal care – even psychological therapy. Yet by no means is Reiki’s positive influence limited to these purposes.  It doesn’t matter what your background is or how old you are, Reiki will enrich you, your workplace, your family and all your interactions. We all long to improve our life in some manner. Reiki satisfies that longing for a better existence in a big way. Call it life changing? Call it life enhancing? Yes, it is.

If you have experienced a Reiki treatment for yourself, you understand the impact of being nurtured and held in the peaceful, loving flow of Reiki energy. You know firsthand how you feel better in many ways during and after a treatment. Hopefully, in noticing the positive effects of Reiki, you understand how crucial it is to pay attention to your own self-healing. The idea of healing the self is emphasized in Reiki. One’s capacity for love flows outward. If there is not enough inner love, the sharing of love is not fully flowing. Taking care of yourself is the highest form of self-respect. That is why using Reiki for yourself is essential and why it is the main principal of Reiki. Use Reiki for yourself. Everything else evolves from there.

The elemental nature of Reiki is loving, creative and all embracing. In Reiki energy, the possibilities of healing in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects are wide open and available. Each Being is witnessed in their totality and guided toward the most natural state of equilibrium possible. Sounds wonderful, right?

One of the most common comments I receive from Reiki trained people is this: “I no longer feel helpless, I can do Reiki and know I contributed good.”  If you want to add that empowerment to your life, for yourself and others, consider Reiki. Anyone can receive Reiki! Anyone can learn Reiki!

 

Reiki, A Journey of Love

I can’t believe it has only been a little over a year since I began to learn the Reiki way of life.  That’s exactly what it is for me, a way of life.  Reiki is love in all that we do.  It lies in the truest essence of our thoughts, actions, intentions, and beings.  Before I began to study Reiki, I was unable to stop and enjoy the beauty of each present moment.  I was constantly caught up with expectations and self-criticism…Simply becoming more aware of energy has given me the knowledge and tools to dig deep within myself to discover that I am part of this beautiful universe and the more tools we have, the more we can develop into conscious beings.  Reiki is a sacred treasure that everyone deserves.  The feeling of divine love and light is incomparable.  Reiki has allowed me to feel empowered yet humble, to feel unity yet independence.  Reiki gives us the power to heal things that can limit or hinder ourselves or others.  Essentially everything that craved in my life, the Reiki path has either presented to me or led me to the door I need to unlock…I am eternally grateful for the gift of Reiki passed down to me through the sacred lineage and will carry the love and energy of Reiki always in my soul.

Kelly D.

 

My Reiki Journey

It is said that a journey of a million miles begins with a single step. Reiki has been my first step in a never ending journey that my soul has begun.  I was curious about it long before I took my first class just over two years ago.  I went in with no preconceived notions and no real plan at going any further unless I felt guided to do so from deep within – and I was.  Reiki has been a gift to me in so many ways.  I find it has stripped me of my helplessness.  I can remember  times where I felt that I wanted to contribute or help someone with a situation and felt powerless to do so.  The feeling of being powerless would bring an anxiety, worry and fear.  Now I have this wonderful technique that I can call upon in those times.  I can allow myself to be that conduit and set the intention for the energy to be sent through me as a contribution to the greater good.  It’s allowed me to handle daily life in a better way…..I feel more calm and peaceful at my core.  Things that bother me don’t seem to bother me now.  I feel more faithful and aligned with positive purpose, no longer living from a place of fear.  Being able to watch the real life, real time power of Reiki healing is witnessing a miracle.

Steph L

 

My Relationship with Reiki!

 

Before Reiki I was always just getting by.  I was filled with doubt and worry.  I never thought about my spiritual life.  I was only thinking of healing in terms of the physical body.  Now, I am only thinking about spiritual solutions.  I am so much more in touch with my intuition and when something doesn’t feel right to me, I trust it.  I used to force myself to push through situations because I thought that I had to be tough on myself or I would stay stuck.  I can see now that you have to be in the flow and it is supposed to be easy.  We are supposed to feel good, and when we don’t feel good something needs adjusting.  I am equally grateful for the times when I feel good and when I don’t feel good because they both teach me more about myself.

Reiki really helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life.  Reiki helped me process my emotions and release them.  I felt as if I had this shield that was protecting me and keeping me safe from going down a dark path.  When I would start to get attacks of anxiety I would put my hand on my chest and the anxiety would be gone in less than 5 minutes.

I now feel a strong connection with myself and everything around me.  I can feel that we all come from the same source and are made of up light. I always knew this, but now I feel connected to it.

I finally feel like I have something more than a sympathetic ear to offer someone.  I can make a difference in my life and other people’s lives.   I have a power and a strength that has been awakened.  Reiki is like a special superpower that is always protecting and guiding me.

Reiki has brought me more peace than I have ever known.   I can’t imagine my life without it.

~Angie R.  Reiki Master Practitioner

 

 

 

Why attend a certified  in-person class instead of learning through an online course?

With the plethora of online classes offered these days in all areas and subjects, it might seem convenient, fast and perhaps cost efficient to take part in a Reiki online training. I mourn the impersonal nature of taking a Reiki  online course for these reasons:  1. The “learning” of Reiki is not in the technique but in the understanding of the nature of Reiki, the creativity of Reiki and all the possibilities offered in the sacred energy of giving and receiving Reiki.  These aspects are not easily conveyed in written material but are part of dynamic conversation. 2. Reiki is an invitation to explore and be inspired in our healing path.  Each individual benefits from a caring and personal interaction with a teacher who sees you as a unique seeker and honors that.  3. Being in a group of other students is truly an amazing experience.  The stories, interactions, emotional contact and close bonds formed are priceless. You have opportunities to express yourself, ask questions and be part of the energetic exchange . 4. An “attunement” is an essential segment of the Reiki healing method and you can’t really be said to be giving Reiki without it. The attunement is meant to be an initiation, a connector and igniter of the flow of Reiki Energy.  It should also be a blessing and a healing.  It is a very sacred part of what Reiki is. The ability to perform attunements is passed down from teacher to teacher in the lineage of the founder Dr. Usui. The attunement or initiation segment of Reiki is a sacred space for healing and connection and cannot be fully felt or appreciated without the presence of a teacher (one you can see and know).  In an attunement your energy field, spiritual self and physical body are recognized, blessed and connected to the flow of Reiki. Personal attention is given to each individual and each soul honored.  You are seen, felt and cared for. Because you, your fellow students and your teacher are all present in a safe and blessed space you will have a truly awesome spiritual experience. I know I would not be comfortable sitting in front of a computer all by myself trying to access such a special event ! 5. In a classroom training, you see demonstrations of treatment options and how to apply Reiki for yourself and others (even animals!). You are able to immediately practice with others, receive guidance and feedback. This is tremendously valuable in cementing your confidence and just feels great.  6. You join a community of like minded people and have someplace to go for continuing support where you can grow and deepen. Your commitment and confidence in Reiki is encouraged when you have others and your teachers to turn to.  I know  people who have tried the online route and didn’t feel confident that they could really “do” Reiki or who to ask about things that come up afterward.

Note:  You should always question your potential Reiki teachers as to their experience and qualifications.  And as importantly, you should feel comfortable and confident that you are in the right place with the right people for you. Use your feelings when seeking a Reiki class…this is a spiritual journey and could be the most important journey you take.  A journey of the heart, not the mind.       

Check the calendar for the next class.  We train in all levels of Usui (traditional) Reiki, including Teacher level.

REIKI HEALS

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Reiki’s Purpose:

Life energy is what we are and what everything else is made of; it is what enlivens us. When this life energy is depleted, out of harmony or altered by illness, stress or emotional imbalance, it leads to increasingly more problems. Reiki makes it possible to influence the balance of the life force energy and bring a person back to a more harmonious state. In turn, this state encourages the natural ability of the body, mind and spirit to heal, to be at peace, and to connect more fully.

Reiki is a complimentary therapy to any other allopathic (conventional) treatment and as such is increasingly being utilized in clinical and medical settings. Why? It helps the individual in all situations by introducing another dimension to their overall state of energetic balance and therefore to their state of health. Reiki is also very useful as a preventative therapy. Keeping the energy in balance is strengthening and encourages resiliency.

Regular Reiki treatment is highly beneficial and it enhances the quality of life.

All Reiki practices have this in common:

  • Reiki essentially re-balances and harmonizes the energetic flow within an organism.
  • Reiki is good for every living thing.

The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei and Ki (pronounced RayKey).

Rei can be translated to mean universal, and in a deeper sense represents Creative Consciousness or spiritual concepts. Ki is a term referring to energy. Like chi, prana, and vital life force, this refers to the energy that animates and permeates all things. Reiki therefore means universal or spiritual life force energy. What sets Reiki apart from other energy medicine techniques is its particular ability to guide the higher vibration of Creative Consciousness frequency energy. The Creative Consciousness of Reiki is the factor that allows Reiki to go into an organism and to flow where balance is most needed and appropriate. The Reiki practitioner does not diagnosis or use specific treatment plans or specialized medical knowledge. They simply facilitate opening the flow. Reiki is therefore both a method and a specific type of energy. Reiki is an action word!

What is a Reiki session?

During a session, a Certified Reiki Practitioner is trained to direct a current of life supporting Universal Life Force Energy to you through their hands. The receiver simply relaxes and allows the energy to be accepted. Even if you are skeptical, the energy will still flow to you. The practitioner will place their hands at various positions over your body and you will likely feel warmth and a deep sense of relaxation and peace as the session progresses. You will lie fully clothed on a massage table or if necessary, you can sit upright in a chair.

The length of a session is usually 50 to 60 minutes.

The Reiki experience is not easily described because each individual’s sense of Reiki energy differs. What are most consistent are a profound sense of relaxation, and a feeling of well being. Some people report pain relief; accelerated healing; lowered blood pressure; sounder sleep and the alleviation of stress symptoms. Others find spiritual comfort and emotional calm. What is most important for you to know if you are considering a treatment is that Reiki does no harm, is perfectly safe, and is not dependent upon any one specific doctrine or religious belief. It is helpful. It is comforting. It is truly a therapy that is all embracing and accepting and each individual comes away in a more balanced state of being. $60 full session. Call today to book your appointment!

My name is Pam and I completed my Reiki 1 and 2 classes at Energy Connection. I suffer from a condition called Restless Leg Syndrome. It was so severe that I was eventually sent to John Hopkins Medical Center. My physician informed me that the medication I was taking for the last 15+ years was making my condition worse. I had to quit taking it and go through a 10 day withdrawal period. I gave myself Reiki 2-3 times a day. It was so comforting and calming. I believe the severity of my withdrawal was lessened by Reiki. I feel very fortunate to have learned such a powerful method of healing. I love Reiki !!! I use Reiki on my massage clients and I believe we are both all the better for it. The benefits of Reiki are endless, I am always discovering new and unique ways of using it. I am looking forward to becoming a Reiki Master in the near future.

Pam W.

KID’S REIKI CLASS

 

 

 

kids in circle, small royalty free KID’S REIKI CLASS –       Check site calendar for next scheduled class

For School Age Children  6 to 13

Children are naturally open to the idea of sharing loving energy. Our specially designed Reiki for Kid’s Class is a simplified version of traditional Usui Reiki. In easily understood concepts they are introduced to the idea of the flow of energy; how to start its flow and the proper ways to use Reiki. We encourage first and foremost the use of Reiki for themselves as a calming and healing skill. We also promote the use of Reiki with their family members and pets. Initiating Reiki for use by children is a simple visualization technique. A Reiki blessing and guided imagery is used as initiation and they will practice Reiki on each other in class. They will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Class tuition $50  (ask about discount for additional siblings)