Therapeutic arms had been the results of Mikao Usui’s second of enlightenment. After three weeks of meditation on Mount Kurama, he actually ‘noticed the sunshine’. In his personal phrases, it was ‘virtually blindingly shiny’. At that second he felt full oneness with the universe and immediately linked to its divine supply.
Going past the ego (one thing that the numerous semi-enlightened folks round immediately nonetheless should be taught), he didn’t wish to hold the sunshine for himself. As we realized earlier, in his humility he was satisfied that he couldn’t presumably be the one one – or considered one of just a few – to make this interior connection. What labored for him would absolutely work for others.
Fortunately for us, he didn’t demand of his college students the identical inflexible self-discipline he had gone by way of. He didn’t wish to create any extra struggling, he solely needed to share gentle and love – the sunshine and love he may really feel inside by way of his connection to Reiki.
He developed a method to determine such a deep connection to his college students that they may truly really feel Reiki flowing by way of him. When he set his intention to share his Reiki reference to them, he discovered they had been capable of make that connection subsequently themselves.
That is precisely what we do immediately.
There are a number of attunement methods, however all of them appear to convey the identical consequence. (Which confirms as soon as once more that the important thing to Reiki is rarely the approach. Reiki is all the time concerning the expertise, concerning the connection.) Japanese traditions focus extra on the thought of ‘bringing down power from the universe’ and making it accessible, whereas Western methods are inclined to make the most of the Reiki symbols. Japanese variations are referred to as Reiju (‘religious blessing’) and are typically shorter however repeated extra usually; Western variations are referred to as attunements (actually aligning to common power).
Each are merely focus aids for the Reiki instructor, serving to them to deal with the depth of Reiki and allow the scholar to really feel it.
In each traditions, the scholars are requested to shut their eyes (to pay attention higher and ‘hear inside’) and, sooner or later, convey their arms collectively in Gassho, the prayer place. Shifting round every pupil, the instructor then locations their arms on or close to the scholar’s physique in a number of positions. At some stage they place their arms round these of the scholar to ‘open’ their palms for therapeutic.
A superb analogy is an old style radio: the technical necessities are all in place however the aerial must be adjusted to select up the sign. As soon as that is performed, we will hear the music extra clearly, and after some fine-tuning, the connection is ideal.
As listed earlier, the Reiki 1 course usually has 4 attunements and Reiki 2 and the Grasp degree have one every, though once more there are variations. Technically, it isn’t vital to present 4 attunements in Reiki 1, however the thought is regularly to open the channel within the pupil over the course of simply two days. Within the UK, the rules for Reiki educating (agreed by all important Reiki Associations underneath the umbrella of the Reiki Council) record 4 Reiki 1 attunements as a common requirement.