How does one achieve Reiki attunement? That is a question that is on the mind of everyone who is embarking on a deeper understanding to Reiki training, and that is the mastery that one must have over the spiritual energy if one wants to start healing the body. Natural healing has been around for millennia, and while they come in many forms and names, one of the most popular art forms that is now in the West is called the one proliferated by Master Usui in the early 20th century. Like most other techniques, it uses harmony and balance, energy meridians and chakras to heal the patient. The good news is that many professional and modern healthcare givers all over the world, especially in the US and UK have embraced Reiki as a viable supplementary therapeutic alternative that helps erase discomfort and pain in patients suffering from a wide variety of diseases.

Anyone who sets him or herself on the path to Reiki has to go through three distinct levels, which includes the all important Reiki and breathing. The first one – the most basic one, is the one that deals with the theories and teachings of the art. Founded in Japan not so long ago, the technique itself is quite young, but the theories and its inspiration come from teachings and methods that have been around for thousands of years. Some people say that Reiki – and the word KI or energy and the word CHI for energy, have a distinct and very similar relationship. CHI was invented by the Chinese a very long time ago, and it supposes that the body has different points and ‘vessel’s where universal energy is channelled through. A healthy human being has no interruptions or blockages, which would mean an over activity and thus appear as pain. The rationale behind KI is quite the same. It supposes that the body has energy meridians and Chakras that control the flow and balance of energy within the body. These points offer silos and guides for practitioners who are attuned to these energies to ‘diagnose’ and find the problems within the body.  While we may be more familiar with the term CHI, KI follows the same principals. Although the theories behind them can be a little different, that is only due to the interpretation of its Masters and how each student is inspired as he follows his or her own path to enlightenment.

The second level of Reiki is beyond understanding to the practical application of the art. By now, the student should be able to recognise and ‘feel’ these energy meridians, as well as tap into the spiritual energies that are abound in the universe. It is an important step because Reiki attunement is a key component of healing. Hands or palms, blowing or touching parts of the body is the transference of healing energies into the human body. Through these techniques and moving on to the last level of Reiki mastery, through Reiki and self-learning, would then a student become a life-long Master of Reiki.