Reiki Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
• What actually are the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki attunements?
Reiki attunements are received from a Reiki Master. The Reiki Master is channeling\passing Reiki frequencies\energy into the initiate’s aura\spiritual body so they can directly benefit from Reiki themselves at whatever level the Master Reiki teacher has attuned them too. The Reiki Master has attuned their frequencies to permanently receive the Reiki energy.
• How I can receive my initial attunements up to Reiki Master Level and how does distant healing work?
o Everything in the universe is made up from energy particles; these are not just randomly floating around but form the omniscient, all–knowing blueprint for creation.
o This vital living energy force (some call it God, Buddha, Love or similar) comes in different manifestations – one of those being the frequencies in which Reiki was born. Living or dead everything generates a frequency.
o The Reiki Master teacher “attunes“ the subject into the Reiki healing frequencies (It’s like finely tuning into your favorite radio station). The Reiki Master can then lock these frequencies into your “aura” by means of using the Secret Reiki symbols, re–discovered by Dr Mikao Usui back in March 1922.
o It is these symbols which have been closely guarded with some teachers still charging up to $10,000 dollars (the usual price to train to be a Master until around 10 years ago). For all this to work the initiate\subject does not need to be physically in the presence of the Reiki Master. Attunements can be given easily via Distant Transmission.
• How do I know I’ve been attuned?
o You may feel more energized. You are in receipt of the Reiki Secrets, plus have been attuned to the Reiki Healing frequencies – both can be used for the benefit of yourself and others. Importantly, you will usually feel energy as you pass Reiki Initiations onto others.
• The Reiki Symbols are tools to help direct energy. Can I attune myself again, if so what happens?
o You can always re–attune yourself at any level or go through all the Initiations again. It is suggested to look at yourself in mirror as you do each Initiation as this seems to enhance the effect.
o Re–attunement is connecting back to the divine intelligence and asking for the frequencies to be re–attuned onto you. It adds to and improves your connection to the Reiki energies.
o You don’t need to re–attune your self to any levels as you are already a Master of Reiki and Seichim but it is OK to say re–attune your self to Reiki LEVEL—I again to experience\Master the Initiation stages as you may want to “practice” before training others into Reiki.
o Again all it does is enhance and clarify the Reiki energies you receive; you don’t loose your Master LEVEL—Initiations, regardless of what re–attunements you are doing, as they are there for Life!
• Can I pass all the attunements onto someone in one session?
o Some Reiki teachers state that the different initiations Reiki I, II and Master level should be given over a period of time, I have never felt this is the case. You have received all your Initiations in one session. Awareness of attunement is not required, permission is though.
o The teacher allows your aura to receive the Reiki frequencies at whatever level he\she is attuning you to.
o As regards Initiation, different Reiki handbooks give a variety of views. If the Subject is present, it is suggested to separate each initiation by one week so that he\she can look forward to each sitting. However, as stated, you can initiate in one session.
o Importantly, don’t rush any initiation. Also, the experience can be enhanced by asking the initiate\subject – once seated and with their eyes closed, to place their feet on a small “warm” sand sack.
o A feeling of deep warmth\cold may occur in your hands as you are attuning other initiates\subjects – this is completely safe and each person reacts slightly differently to the attunement into the healing frequency.
• Are there any pre–requisites?
o Only a willingness to use the healing abilities sincerely and for the good of all others. A clear and open mind is also of benefit.
• I’ve head you mention Seichim energy, what’s this?
o You have also been attuned into the Seichim energy frequencies. Seichim is similar to Reiki and its origins can be traced back to Egypt.
• Do you ever get tired or run down from giving Reiki Sessions?
o Reiki is a channeled healing. The Reiki adept's energies are not depleted. The adept's energy is not being used.
o The adept is channeling “Universal Life Force Energy” – the energy that surrounds us all and sustains life!
o The energy is from the "God Source" – the "Higher Power".
o As the Reiki adept channels healing energy, he\she receives the benefits as well! Giving a Reiki Session boosts the adept’s energy level and opens the door to feelings of love and contentment!
• Do you need to concentrate in order to channel the Reiki energy?
o This is one of the more interesting observations of Reiki. When a Reiki adept's hands are placed physically on or near any living organism, the Reiki flow activates automatically.
o There is no conscious effort needed on the part of the adept. If you have been initiated to Reiki, you can place your hands on or near the body of yourself or others and the Reiki energy flows.
• Does Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki have anything to do with religion?
o Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki is not a religion. It holds no doctrines, creeds or contradictions to the Universal Laws of Consciousness and Love. Reiki is very spiritual in nature, but there is no belief required in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki will work whether believed in or not!
• When you are giving someone a Session, what are you feeling? How do you know the energy is flowing?
o Within a few seconds of placing hands on yourself or another, the palms may start to pulse and will become potentially hot\cold or start to tingle. These sensations may continue for the whole Session.
o On certain parts of a subject's body, the hands can be extremely hot! However, it is important to note that the sensations can vary from Session to Session – the energy felt by the adept can be very different in nature to that felt by the Subject. For example, the adept experiences his hands cold and the Subject feels intense heat. After a period of time on one body position, the Reiki switches off. It switches on again when the hands are moved elsewhere. When one area is `fixed', you move on to the next.
• Can the flow of Reiki energy alter strength?
o The flow of Reiki seems to vary according to the degree of disharmony in the person\animal. When patients are seriously ill or very emotionally upset, the flow of energy is stronger. Reiki energy flow is directly connected to the degree of disharmony in a person’s body/mind.
• Can Reiki be used with other therapies?
o Reiki can be successfully combined with other therapies – it is completely safe and activates natural healing energy within us. It will enhance the effects of other complementary healing arts such as massage, acupuncture, shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy, chiropractic, color therapy, homeopathy and many others. Many adepts of other healing methods have reported positive developments in their work since learning Reiki.
• Whether Reiki flows the same in both hands?
o Unlike some other therapies – with Reiki there is no `giving' or `receiving' hand (the energy flows are the same in both hands).
• Is the Reiki flow affected by the health of the adept?
o A very sick/weak person correctly initiated into Reiki can still give Sessions as strong and as effective as a Reiki Adept in good health. Reiki energy does not come from the physical energy of the adept.
• Can you treat yourself with Reiki?
o Because Reiki operates independently of the adept's body, adepts can lay their hands on their own bodies and enjoy all the benefits of Reiki.
• Is Reiki open to everyone?
o Any person can have the Reiki activated in his or her hands.
o It is even possible to initiate people in comas. Provided you receive all four of the Initiations you will have the Reiki in your hands for life.
• Are there any harmful side effects from Reiki?
o There have been no reported cases of negative effects from Reiki. However, some people have observed initial discomfort – this is due to the body undergoing a healing process.
o People with a great deal of accumulated stress or emotional blocks may at first experience everything “coming up” as the Reiki Sessions take effect.
• Can you use Reiki on animals and plants?
o Animals tend to respond faster to Reiki than humans.
o Is really great to be able to give your pets’ Reiki since domestic animals tend to take on the stress and emotional traits of their owners.
o Plants also respond to Reiki because they are living energy fields that can be out of balance and will respond to the harmonizing effects of Reiki.
• What’s next now I‘m attuned?
o For complete Mastery, it is important to become familiar with the Reiki Initiation procedures and all the symbols.
o Also, to practice and use your new found healing gifts.