Though every attunement has the identical components, every Reiki Grasp decides precisely how an attunement ought to be carried out, and generally it will depend upon the best way the Grasp prefers to show. Some Masters like to show on a one-to-one foundation, so they may clearly perform the attunement course of on one particular person. Different Masters train teams of scholars, so they may often collect all the scholars collectively, usually seated on chairs set out in a straight line, a circle, or a horseshoe form. Nevertheless, generally even when the Grasp teaches a bunch, they could want to carry out the entire attunement on one scholar at a time, so another college students within the class are requested to attend in one other room and take turns to obtain the attunement.
Whichever approach a Grasp prefers to function, they may often set out the room in keeping with their very own preferences, and infrequently it will embody having candles and incense burning and probably a small altar with crystals and different sacred objects on it. Though none of those additions is important, they assist to focus on the particular and sacred nature of the attunement.
The room will then be cleansed with Reiki, to assist to create a “sacred house,” and the scholars will probably be invited to take their seats. Earlier than the attunement begins, the Grasp will usually clarify to the scholar(s) what to anticipate and can then ask them to carry their arms within the prayer place (referred to as Gassho in Japanese) with their thumbs pointing to the center of the chest. They are going to then be requested to shut their eyes and to maintain them closed all through the entire process. The attunement is generally carried out in silence, though applicable mushy background music could also be performed.
When the scholars have settled, the Grasp will start by quietly “tuning in” to the Reiki vibrations earlier than connecting with and channeling into the self sustaining Reiki power to hold out the religious empowerment. The method is carried out with the Grasp standing initially behind the scholar, then in entrance, and ending behind the scholar once more. At varied phases throughout the course of there could also be some light referring to the scholar’s head and arms, and the scholar could also be requested to boost his or her arms above the pinnacle for a couple of moments, however the whole lot is light, supportive and restful.
The attunement is a really particular, meditative expertise, and the silent contemplation with eyes closed is carried out for 2 causes. The primary is clearly as a result of, as a sacred and religious ceremony, the procedures are meant to be saved secret till such time as any particular person scholar trains to be a Reiki Grasp. The second, much less apparent motive is that when somebody has their eyes closed, this reduces any exterior distractions round them, stilling the thoughts in order that they're extra simply in a position to keep in an applicable meditative state, which leaves them extra receptive to and conscious of a mystical expertise.
Being initiated into Reiki is a strong religious expertise, though how it's skilled will differ from individual to individual, because the Rei, or God-consciousness, guides the entire course of, adjusting it in keeping with the wants of every particular person. After the attunements are over, college students typically describe the gorgeous religious or mystical experiences they've loved, corresponding to “seeing” great colours, or visions of gorgeous therapeutic locations. Others report receiving private insights or profound therapeutic, sensing the presence of spirit guides or angelic beings or just having a sense of full peace.
The attunement creates a everlasting energetic channel in your power physique, by means of which Reiki (and solely Reiki) can movement. On the finish of every attunement, the Grasp “seals” the channel, so from then on you may have your personal direct reference to Reiki, and now not must have it channeled by means of the Grasp.