What Happens After the Attunement?
You may notice that after you receive an attunement, energy will start to flow through your hands when you think of healing. You may also find that your hands emanate energy when they are around people who need Reiki. Your bodymind will also begin clearing and releasing of energy that is stagnant.
The Reiki attunement has a powerful healing influence on the mind, body and spirit, activating all 7 chakras, beginning with the root, and ending at the crown chakra — each one taking approximately 24 hours. This happens 3 times over the course of 21 days.
You may not be aware of this depending on how fit and healthy you are. The more toxins your bodymind is holding, the more you will be aware of the cleansing process. Your body is preparing you for healing and to be able to channel Reiki energy which is a higher level frequency.
When the toxins are out of your system your body can work at its ultimate level for healing. You may experience symptoms of physical cleansing and detoxification such as a runny nose, headaches or diarrhea. There is no need to be alarmed as the body is simply flushing out the toxins including stored energy such as beliefs and memories that no longer serve you.
It is a good idea to spend a bit more time resting over the 21 day period. Use the time for self-healing and reflection. Place your hands on any aches or pains you may be experiencing and allow Reiki to ease your discomfort and speed up the healing process.
You will also want to meditate daily to help you process the emotions, memories and beliefs you are healing. The consumption of adequate amounts of water will also help this process flow smoothly.
Reiki energy works on all levels of the mind, body and spirit. This process can be quite emotional and exhausting at times as the energy goes to work on the emotional and physical blocks, scars and baggage that your body has collected and stored throughout your lifetime.
By surrendering and acknowledging that your past attempts to manage these emotions and memories has been ineffective, you can be open to a new way of healing yourself. Trust your intuition and do not resist.
The wisdom of Reiki will do what is needed to release the fears and barriers that prevent you from leading a joyful fulfilling life. If you find yourself getting emotional and wanting to cry, scream or shout, allow it.
Try not to breathe energy into your reactions-let them flow out of you and move on in your day. Do not analyze or try to assess the process-that is your ego’s way of trying to stay in charge.
You may also find yourself dealing with certain issues in your dreams. That is your mind’s way of processing the memories and beliefs. If a dream is lingering, you may wish to meditate and ask for guidance on how you can release the energy associated with the dream. Otherwise, once you have woken up you can release the dream unless you are guided to seek out further meaning.
The attunements align you to the power which animates life. Like a muscle, the more you use Reiki the stronger it becomes. A good habit to begin is to give yourself Reiki before you fall asleep at night and when you wake up in the morning.
A very important concept to understand is that Reiki is never sent, it is always drawn in by the recipient through the channel. Because the energy is drawn through the channel by the recipient, the Reiki practitioner will never feel drained or take on the condition of the patient.
You may find that your psychic, intuitive and creative abilities will increase significantly. By raising your vibratory level you will begin a transformational process.
Meditation for After the Attunement
You can perform the following meditation for the 21 days following your attunement. This meditation can be done at any time you feel the need.
Find a comfortable position in a space that is quiet and free from distraction. You may wish to play some relaxing music and light a candle if you normally do so.
For a few minutes, focus on your breath. Pay attention to how your body feels as you fill your lungs and release your breath. Envision a ball of light above you. The color is your choice and should help you feel calm and relaxed. Imagine the light growing bigger and bigger until it fills the room. Breathe the light in and out feeling it bring in positive energy and release energy that no longer serves you.
Now imagine you are in standing beside a waterfall of light. Step under the waterfall and allow it to wash your energy body clean. Stay there until you feel light and in a space of love.
Ways to Use Reiki After the Attunement
Once you have been attuned to Reiki, the energy will flow through your hands whenever you touch with the intention of healing or helping. Reiki can be used to help balance anything you choose. Some common things that Reiki has been applied on include animals, plants and vegetation, food and drinks.
Reiki has many uses and is not limited to people, plants, food and animals. Because Reiki enhances your focus and energy you can use that increased awareness on anything you wish to have increased positive energy, clarity or resolution about. For example, Reiki can be used on your finances, relationships, past unresolved issues, car, computer, etc.