Updated: Oct 23, 2020
I've had a few students who have repeated Reiki 1 and 2 with me. Their first classes, taken with other instructors, didn't leave an impression on them, or didn't have the desired effect. Usually this is due to the fact that Reiki always finds us at the right time, but we're not always ready for it. This has nothing to do with the instructor or their class. Every instructor in our area is amazing! To get the most out of your Reiki 1 and 2 classes, there are several things you can do. First, be sure you're ready to take the class. Reiki attunements are rituals that align you with the Reiki energy. If you're not ready for your life to shift, it's not the time to take the class. The energy will shift you in a positive direction and release that which no longer serves you, which can be an uncomfortable process without preparation. I ask the Universe that my students be protected and prepared when they come to my class. I do get students who aren't sure why they are there, but by the end understand that there is a Greater Power at work and that their lives are ready to shift. We talk about what Reiki does in my class, which is begin to detoxify the body, the mind, and the spirit. Detoxification starts when the attunement ends. Attunements contain strong white light energy that enters the upper chakras and shifts whatever is there that is dark or dull, or blocked, out of the system. So, long standing mental or emotional problems start to shift. The physical body starts to detoxify any disease or pre-disease state. We suggest 21 days of self-Reiki after any Reiki class. It takes 21 days to create a new habit, and by the end of three weeks, doing self-Reiki becomes part of the routine. The reason this is so important is that the Reiki energy has its own wisdom, and goes where it needs to go in the body. You may be working on issues in your root chakra, and the Reiki energy decides to work in your heart chakra, and save the root for later. This is why it's also important to understand that sometimes, you will feel worse before you feel better with Reiki. I have heard people who say that their experience with Reiki was negative, and it is usually for this reason, the energy began to detoxify their life before they were ready. Reiki increases the vibration of all the cells, and literally vibrates out anything that is denser or heavier and is causing pain or emotional/mental issues. This can be an uncomfortable process, but it is helped along with self-Reiki, drinking lots of water, getting daily exercise, meditation, journaling, and making sure that you are willingly releasing that which no longer serves you. If there is a medical or psychological issue, I refer my students to the appropriate practitioner. Reiki sometimes needs the support of a doctor or psychologist to truly shift what is blocking a student from their highest potential. Some students don't have any issues after the attunements, and this is wonderful! Being aware of what can happen, though, is preventative medicine. The more you know, the more the energy can shift you. Have questions? Connect with me via email at IntuitiveReconnections@gmail.com. Have a great day!