In Reiki, attunement is a very important procedure. The simplest explanation of attunement is to initiate a seeker to the fold of Reiki by the Master teacher. When an individual expresses the desire to be initiated to Reiki, the Master teacher assures himself that the person to be initiated or attuned is capable to receive the attunement. The attunement is the process of establishing the connection of the seeker to the Universal Life Force from the Master teacher to the disciple or the initiate. This process is known as attunement.
This process is a ritual which is kept a secret by the Master Teacher. It is because the initiate or the attunee is a novice in the beginning. The Master Teacher keeps a watch on the attunee to ascertain that the disciple is a true seeker and that he will be responsible towards Reiki in future and how far he would be capable of shouldering the responsibilities of Universal healing with devotion.
In a way the procedure of attunement is somehow also related to master teacher’s spiritual wisdom. It is not just a technical process but the intent of Master Teacher which goes a long way to initiate or attune a person to Universal Energy. One is led to the path of Universal Energy by the Master Teacher. The seeker becomes a channel to receive the Reiki Energy and pass it on to the others. He is not a repository of energy. On the contrary he becomes a conduit to transmit energy he is made receive from the Universe by the Master Teacher.
You cannot become a Reiki attune by simply reading some texts on books. In case one tries to practise the process of Reiki healing simply by studying texts. The results will be bereft of any consequence.
Attunement is a spiritual experience which is sublime and powerful. As the pathways are opened through the chakras to allow the Universal Energy to flow through the body of the initiate. The feeling during the process of attunement are very much personal and vary from individual to individual. The seeker may experience new vistas of increased intuitive and psychic awareness.
The attunement or initiation to Reiki is undertaken in present form i.e., when the disciple and the Master Teacher are in presence of each other. The attunee experience sounds and touches coming from the acts of Master Teacher. As the seeker is made to close his eyes he can also sense the happenings around him. As the flow of the Energy during this process starts, some feel warmness, or the flow through the hands or the hands becomes cold or there is the felling of tingling and numness etc. Some may visualize different colors as per their spiritual level.
Once initiated one’s connection to Reiki or the Universal Life Energy is established for the whole of his/her Life whether one practices it or not the connection will always be there. Nowadays the process of attunement is also performed on-line or through remote process. Both the procedures are equally potent. Reiki is not a slave of time and space Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy which takes you beyond boundaries of time and space.
In short, Reiki is a dumb man’s task of sweets.