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Reiki Level 1 - Step-by-Step Attunement Procedure

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Modalities: Reiki

Purpose of Attunement The main purpose of an attunement or reiju (pronounced Ray-joo) is to raise the student’s energy level to re-connect to the true inner self (soul), plus strengthen the connection to universal spiritual energy.

In Reiki Level 1, the student is attuned through four initiations, to three symbols – the power symbol , Cho-Ku-Rei, the mental/emotional symbol , Sei-He-Ki and the distant/absentee symbol , Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen.

1st initiation

Energy is utilized through student’s physical body to raise energy vibrational level and to increase healing capacity.  Attunement opens crown chakra to access and channel more universal energy light, plus initiate universal wisdom and purpose to flow

2nd initiation

Energy operates through student’s etheric body (spiritual double located slightly above the physical body).  Attunement opens cervical and spinal column to improve the functioning of entire nervous system, plus open throat chakra to enhance communication

3rd initiation

Balances student’s right and left brain for clearer thinking and action

4th initiation

Influences student’s pineal and pituitary glands, which increase higher consciousness and intuition.  The pineal gland located at the 7th chakra (crown) increases perception of light, plus connects student to the universal source of energy.  The pituitary gland located at the 6th chakra (third eye) is also influenced to balance the endocrine system (see diagram page 19), as well as the brain.  The symbols are permanently sealed into the student’s hands and aura, before the energies between student and Master, are disconnected.  This initiation completes the process allowing the energy channels to remain open.

Preparing Students for Attunement Process (to relax student)

  • Play soft Reiki music
  • Sit with feet flat on the floor, place hands on laps (avoid crossing limbs – this indicates non-acceptance for receiving)
  • Close your eyes, take 3-deep breaths and relax
  • Take a moment to scan yourself
  • Starting at your feet and working upward toward your crown, observe any tenseness and relax each muscle
  • Say to students, “You are safe and secure at all times”
  • Begin guided meditation to relax them (see page 32)

Procedure during Attunement

  • Ring bell/gong 3x’s for student to enter attunement room
  • When student enters the attunement room they will
    • Bow to Reiki Master (to show respect)
    • Bow to picture of Usui sensei (to show respect)
    • Sit on stool with back straight, but comfortable
    • Feet flat on floor (avoid crossing legs – this indicates non-acceptance for receiving)
    • Hands held loosely on lap (avoid crossing hands – this indicates non-acceptance for receiving)
    • Close eyes and relax

(Reiki Level 1 Attunement continued on next page)

Guided Meditation Script to BEFORE Attunement to Relax Student

  • In front of you is a wide, staircase made of clear quartz crystal
  • Walk over to the staircase until you are standing in front of it
  • As I count from 1 to 10, I want you to climb the stairs until you reach the landing at the top
  • 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and 8 and 9 and 10
  • You are now standing on the landing and in front of you is a white door
  • Slowly walk over to the door & open it, then step over the threshold
  • Remember, you are safe and secure at all times
  • Before you is a beautiful, serene park, full of lush green trees and fragrant, colourful blooming flowers in all shape and sizes
  • Their heady aroma permeates the air around you
  • In front of you is a slide situated in front of a large pool filled with rainbow coloured water
  • Walk over to the slide and as I count from 1 to 7, climb the stairs – 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7
  • Now sit down on the slide, don’t worry about being fully dressed, just slide down into the water below
  • Relax in the water, feel its invigorating, refreshing, crisp, coolness as it laps against your skin
  • As you float and relax, be aware of what healing colour your body naturally absorbs
  • Above you is the yellow glow of the afternoon sun, beating its warmth over you
  • You feel so relaxed, so peaceful and very happy
  • Stay in the water and enjoy yourself
  • When you hear the bell ring three times, you will be ready to receive your attunement
  • If it’s your turn, slowly open your eyes, get up out of your chair and meet me at the door of the healing room

Guided Meditation AFTER Attunement (Excerpt from page 30)

  • You have now received attunement to Reiki level 1 and you will experience this in your own unique way
  • You are feeling very relaxed and very peaceful
  • Feel and know that the energy and power from the Reiki symbols are penetrating the very essence of your soul
  • Feel and know that you are a very loving and powerful channel for the Reiki healing energy
  • Feel and know that you are a powerful healing facilitator who will only perform Reiki for the highest good for self and others
  • Know that your spirit healing team will assist you whenever you call upon their help and guidance
  • Now I am going to count from 1 to 5 and when I reach number 5, you will return to the present time, take 3-deep breaths, open your eyes and you will feel very refreshed, plus invigorated
  • 1…start to come back.....2…..you are slowing returning to conscious awareness…..3….4….. you are almost back……5….you are fully back in the present time…….take 3-deep breaths…..open your eyes……rub your fingers together……you are fully conscious and aware of the present
  • If you feel unsteady or dizzy, take 3-deep breaths, drink some water or touch an inanimate object to help ground yourself.

Attunement to Reiki Level 1 is processed through four initiations.

First Initiation (Energy operates through student’s physical body to raise energy vibrational level and to increase healing capacity.  Attunement opens crown chakra to access and channel more universal energy light, plus initiate universal wisdom and purpose to flow)

Position: Back of Student; Area – Shoulders and Crown
  • Stand behind student and place your right hand on student’s shoulder.  Connect your energy to the universal energy source by raising your left arm with hand facing upward (to receive universal energy) and visualize or draw the Master Symbol Dai-Ko-Myo (pronounced Die-Coe-Me-Oh)  above the student’s crown.
  • With your left arm still raised, place your right hand on top of student’s crown and silently say a prayer or invocation

(E.g. “I ask for universal blessings from spirit and the Reiki healing team to assist this student to become a compassionate, loving Reiki healer who will be filled with humility in order to serve humanity for the highest good”)

  • Cup your hands, like a funnel, over student’s crown, but leave a small opening for a blowing hole
  • Position your tongue, take 3-deep belly/kidney breaths and contract your Hui-Yin.  Visualize white light entering your crown, going through your tongue, down the front of your body to the Hui Yin point, then back up your spine to the centre of your head (Fire Dragon energy)
  • Blow “Fire Dragon” energy into student’s crown
  • As you are blowing, visualize and silently intone each symbol 3x’s

Cho-Ku-Rei 3x’s (Choh-Koo-Ray)

Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen 3x’s (Hon-Shaw-Zay-Show-Nen)

Sei-He-Ki 3x’s (Say-Hay-Key)

  • See the symbol penetrate into student’s heart, then along their arms to their hands; wait until you feel the process is completed before continuing – use your intuition.  Note: Release your Hui Yin after the blowing is completed

Second Initiation (Energy operates through student’s etheric body (which is spiritual double located slightly above the physical body).  Attunement opens cervical and spinal column to improve the functioning of entire nervous system, plus open the throat chakra to enhance communication)

Position: Back of Student; Area – Both Shoulders
  • Continue standing behind student and place one hand on each shoulder, position your tongue, take 3-deep belly/kidney breaths and contract your Hui-Yin
  • Visualize  and silently intone Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray) 3x’s, as you blow “Fire Dragon” energy into each shoulder.  See the symbol move along student’s cervical and spinal column; wait until you feel the process is completed before continuing – use your intuition.  Note: Release your Hui Yin after the blowing is completed

Third Initiation (Balances student’s right and left brain for clearer thinking and action)

Position: Back of Student; Area – Occipital Ridge at Back of Head
  • Continue standing behind student and place your thumbs on and parallel to their occipital ridge (where the back of the head meets the neck), then position your tongue, take 3-deep belly/kidney breaths and contract your Hui-Yin while blowing.
  • As you blow, visualize  and silently intone Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray) 3x’s.  See the symbol penetrate the back of the head; wait until you feel the process is completed before continuing – use your intuition.  Note: Release your Hui Yin after the blowing is completed

Fourth Initiation (Influences student’s pineal and pituitary glands, increasing higher consciousness and intuition.  This initiation completes the process allowing the energy channels to remain open)

Position: Right Side of Student; Area – Forehead and Back of Head
  • Move to student’s right side and place your left hand on the lowest part of the back of their head as you place your right hand across their forehead, position your tongue, then take 3-deep belly/kidney breaths and contract your Hui-Yin while blowing.
  • Visualize  and silently Intone Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray) 3x’s, as you blow the “Fire Dragon” energy into both areas (back of head and then forehead).  See the symbol penetrate these areas; wait until you feel the process is completed before continuing – use your intuition.  Note: Release your Hui Yin after the blowing is completed

Final Step of 4th Initiation(Three major symbols are permanently sealed into student’s hands where the energy is accessed automatically from the student’s subconscious level)

Position: Kneel in Front of Student; Area – Both Hands Palms Up
  • Walk counter-clockwise to student’s front.  Kneel in front of student and place both their hands in open hand position (palms open and facing upward) on their lap.  Apply symbols to each hand separately.  Starting with the left hand, cup your hands (like a funnel) over the palm, but leave a small opening in the centre to blow the symbols into
  • Position your tongue, take 3-deep belly/kidney breaths and contract your Hui-Yin while blowing the “Fire Dragon” energy into the 1st hand
  • As you blow, visualize  and silently intone Cho-Ku-Rei (Choh-Koo-Ray) 3x’s.  Then visualize  and silently intone Hon-Sha-Ze-Sho-Nen (Hon-Shaw-Zay-Show-Nen) 3x’s.  Lastly, visualize  and silently intone Sei-He-Ki (Say-Hay-Key) 3x’s
  • See the three symbols penetrate into the hand.  Note: Release your Hui Yin after the blowing is completed
  • Keep the left palm open and facing upward as you repeat the same procedure to the right hand
  • Once the procedure is completed on both hands, with the palms still open, simultaneously with both your hands, gently tap both palms 3-times to seal the symbols in
  • Gently close their hands into loosely-closed fists
  • Criss-cross their hands across their heart and then criss-cross your hands over theirs
  • Hold this position until you feel that the initiation is completed -use your intuition
  • When finished, walk counter-clockwise to back of student, bow to Usui sensei and give a silent prayer of gratitude

(E.g. “I give thanks of gratitude to the Reiki healing team for all assistance received during this attunement – thank-you, thank-you, thank-you”)

  • While at the back of the student, draw the Raku  symbol to ground and seal the symbols into the student’s aura plus disconnect your energy from that of the student’s
  • Ring bell 1-time (or advise student that attunement is completed)
  • Student bows first to Usui sensei, then to Reiki Master Teacher (to show respect), before leaving the room to return to their chair to continue meditating
  • When all attunements are completed, change from your attunement garment, do your cleansing exercise (E.g. dry brush or shower method) and wash hands (for sanitary purposes, plus to cleanse external energies)
  • Return to teaching room and use a guided meditation (E.g. page 32) to bring students back to the present time
This article was written by Margaret Jang
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Priyanka 2014-10-31 03:40
Hello madam
i want a help and guidence from you.i want to express lots of love from my husband,emotional support.but he remains busy in his work and in his spirituality.by all this i feel very sad.how should i control my emotionality and feel happy?and can come out of this?
Margaret Jang 2014-11-15 07:21
Quoting Priyanka:
Hello madam
i want a help and guidence from you.i want to express lots of love from my husband,emotional support.but he remains busy in his work and in his spirituality.by all this i feel very sad.how should i control my emotionality and feel happy?and can come out of this?


Hi Priyanka:

Thank you for your inquiry.

It’s rather unfortunate that you feel sad and emotionally unsupported by your husband.

However, it is important for you to understand that the only person you have “control” over, plus has the power to control and change, is just "you" and nobody else, which includes your husband. If your husband’s interests differ from yours, respect this. He has the right to be himself; after-all he has a different personality than you, plus he has free-will.

Your time and energy is being wasted. Instead of wondering or worrying about how your husband can change (or how you can change him to your way of thinking), it is better to focus your time and energy on doing things, or involving yourself in hobbies, projects or groups, that bring you (just you) personal satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment, accomplishment and contentment. Meditate each day and ask your spirit team for guidance, assistance and direction, but avoid expecting miracles to happen. Spirit will willingly give suggestions or assistance, but you still have to do the hard work. Learn to follow your own interests, keep educating yourself, plus listen to your intuition.

If you don’t receive too much support from your present friends or family, then join new groups of people or find new friends who share your beliefs and interests, in which you can give each other moral support. Learn to build a life for yourself that is separate from your husband’s. In other words, you have your independent personal interests, plus he has his independent personal interests and somewhere in the middle you still share some things within the marriage. It's all about maintaining positive balance.

Learn to believe in yourself, regardless of what others think or say, in order to develop and build self-confidence and self-worth. It takes strength of character, plus time and patience, to stand on your own two feet, instead of relying on others. In reality you don’t need anyone else to make you feel happy and fulfilled. You can provide happiness for yourself, except you have to take the time and make the effort to do so.

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang
www.margaretjang.com

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