Reiki attunes your body and your life.
While you can certainly read about Reiki on your own, and I highly suggest that you do enjoy homework in this regard, becoming attuned to the Reiki energy is not like learning a skill, like driving a car. The “practice” of Reiki is in receiving higher frequency transmissions and then allowing your own body’s frequency to become attuned to hold them. The wonderful benefit is that this by its nature clears Karma or imbalances that are incompatible with your new modulation, help you to become more magnetic to situations you desire, and more intuitive overall. You then share the energy that you receive through you for others and into the world. You become attuned like a tuning fork and then vibrate with a higher frequency in every part of your life. The more you use it on yourself, the more energy you can receive, hold and transmit. Becoming attuned is therefore not limited to a simple one day exercise, it becomes a way of being and experiencing yourself that up-levels every aspect of your life.
As empathetic beings, it is vitally important to learn how to hold your boundaries in place with others and for Self, so that you can offer healing without taking on any of the energies around you. There is a deep difference between Compassion and Empathy. Holding compassion is infinite and allows for a free flow of Divine Source energy to do the healing. Holding Empathy means that we are inadvertently allowing the other energies to be absorbed by us like a sponge, thereby potentially not only causing unwellness to pervade our own being, but also preventing the complete clearing of the instability in the receiver. Our limited human energies just can’t have enough juice to do the job. Reiki is Universal Life Force energy and flows through everything. We are made of this energy, which means you and everyone you know can easily become Reiki attuned and share it with self and others. Even animals are often attuned, helping to not only improve the energetic state of the creature but also of those who love & work with them as well.
It may sound rather esoteric on the surface, which is why I mentor and teach this as a disciplined practice and not just a feel-good quickie class. I seek for our community to vibrate at the highest level possible for themselves and for us all together to elevate the frequency on this planet. This, in turn, offers healing for those in our community who have no idea yet the extent of their imbalances. We simply turn on the Light, so that others may “see” in their own time.
Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Level 2
Level 1 and 2 can be taught separately or together. The first level turns you on and the second level gives you tools to help shape and share the energy. Even if you have had other healing practices in the past, or are a natural energy healer already. Reiki energy is a specific energy. Like a G string on a guitar alongside other strings they vibrate together with other tones to harmonize beautifully, your Reiki attunement harmonizes all of your other healing abilities to make them stronger and to make the process of sharing energy much, much easier. Some energy sharing & healing practices require a great deal of personal energy to be exchanged, which is depleting for the practitioner, and gives less than the ideal exchange for the intended receiver. In working with the Reiki energy, this depletion becomes instead, a sense of rejuvenation for both sender and receiver. You are not the source of the energy, you are the conduit which carries it, much like the glass that holds the water also becomes wet when filled.
Reiki Level 3 or Advanced Reiki Training
Advanced Reiki Training is taught as its own course There are some who combine the Master Practitioner Level ( ART/ Level 3) into a Master Teacher level, but I come from the old school of teaching and was a Usui Master Teacher first before Karuna and Holy Fire Reiki was born. These levels are taught separately in order to give a deep grounding in not only the energetic adjustments but also in the practice of holding space as a teacher in training. You will learn more about the symbols and how to use them, psychic surgery, energetic grids, and crystal work, sending and receiving healings as well as improving your intuitive capabilities. Now that Karuna Holy Fire lll is part of the Master Teacher level, (which is an additional 8 + 1 symbols!) there is really no way to appropriately give adequate instruction in all of the work in a simple session.
The Karuna Holy Fire lll Master Teacher Level
A 2 ½ day course which is suggested to do at least 18 months after your Reiki journey has begun, or 6 months after Master Teacher Training. That said, some students are ready to incorporate greater energies sooner than 12 months, but often there is a necessary adjustment process that allows the student to gracefully expand themselves and their Reiki practice accordingly. Many Reiki practitioners feel a necessary “settling in” process that takes as long as it takes to complete. Daily application of self- treatments as well as regular sharing of Reiki with others speeds this process and allows for a deeper foundation in Reiki to be created.
Remember, this is not learning a craft. Reiki is not a ‘thing” one does, rather it is a true energetic realignment, and one that I experience must be taught with proper respect for all the things that need to fall away as the teacher-to-be expands in capacity to hold the energy. This is a true energetic upgrade from the older methods and styles of Reiki, and the Holy Fire lll is no joke. I have had many clients need time with all of the readjustment to incorporate the new energy into their lives. This is not a bad thing, but it can be challenging for some. Not everyone experiences this, but honestly, I actually HOPE for it to be, as I seek to create true teachers of deep spiritual awareness and integrity, not just folks who do a “thing”. We truly learn by doing it, by living it and by sharing it.
If your outdated energy – belief systems, habits, karma, and toxic relationships are falling away to make room for some awesomeness, then rock on! In 3 decades as a Reiki practitioner, I have seen and experienced a lot of incredible stuff. It’s important, I believe for students to be prepared to handle the psychic/ spiritual, mental & emotional adjustments within themselves and others that naturally occur as consciousness expands, and to hold space for the up-leveling of personal consciousness that they seek. Becoming Aware is a gift to be shared and one that requires focus, dedication, and love to expand. It is an honor to share this gift of expanding awareness with you as well.