How to Perform a Reiki 1 Attunement

How to Perform a Reiki 1 Attunement – Method 1

Many Reiki Masters perform 4 separate attunements for the Reiki 1 Attunement. Below is an example of how to perform the Attunement. We use a different method as detailed in our Reiki Master Home Study Course manual and Video Lesson. We offer this method for purely educational purposes. Our advice is try it and if you like it use it, otherwise stick with the same method we use and teach.

First Attunement

  • Step 1: Raise up your non dominant arm with palm open. With your dominant hand draw the Dai Ku Myo (Master Symbol) over the crown chakra
  • Step 2: Now place your dominant hand on top of the crown chakra while your non dominant hand remains extended. Visualize the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, Sei Heiki, and Cho Ku Rei, in that order. Hold that position a moment allowing the energy to flow.
  • Step 3: In a counter-clockwise movement walk around to the front of the initiate. Using your non dominant hand, clasp his/her hands from around the back where the thumbs are and pull hands up to a position easier for you to work with . While still clasping hands, bend over to be about eye level with the Initiate’s hands and place your dominant hands fingertips to the initiate’s fingertips . Maintain hand positioning while visualizing the DKM, HSZSN, SH, and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 4: With your dominant hand, clasp the top of the initiate’s fingers by folding your hand over the top of her/his hand and visualize the DKM, HSZSN, SH and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 5: Retaining same hand positions, lift Initiate’s hands near to nose in order to have access to his/her throat. Adjust your standing position and draw the CKR with your tongue on the roof of your mouth (mouth closed). Draw in a deep breath through the nose. blow out 1/3 of breath over the heart 1/3 over the throat and 1/3 over the third eye (all in short bursts).
  • Step 6: Release Initiates Hands, placing them over Initiate’s heart and step back. Allow as much time to pass as you intuit then say to the initiate: “You can now come back to full awareness in your own time whenever you are ready.” or ” This concludes the first part of the first degree attunement.”
  • At this time you might ask the initiate to talk about the feelings, visions or experiences that he/she had during the attunement. Besides the joyful sharing involved between student and teacher , the verbalisation allows the Initiate to process what has occurred and helps if he/she needs to validate that “the attunement worked”. If several people are being attuned this sharing can be done after all have been completed. It also helps to instruct Initiates to continue to keep hands on heart after their attunement while waiting for others to join them back at their seats.

Second & Third Attunements

  • Preparation and positioning are the same as in the first attunement adding that you will also touch Initiate’s Shoulders. The steps for the second and third attunements are identical. These attunements not only set-up part of the flow of Reiki they help clear the Initiates Chakras as well. Walk counter clockwise to back of the initiate and begin.
  • Step 1: Raise up your non dominant arm with palm open. With your dominant hand draw the DKM over the crown chakra.
  • Step 2: Now place both hands on the initiate’s shoulders with both thumbs on either side of the prominent bone at the base of the neck. Visualize the HSZSN , SH, and the CKR, in that order. Hold that position and allow the energy to flow through all the Chakras.
  • Step 3: In a counter-clockwise movement walk around to the front of the initiate. Using your non dominant hand, clasp his/her hands from around the back where the thumbs are and pull hands up to a position easier for you to work with . While still clasping hands, bend over to be about eye level with the Initiates hands and place your dominant hands fingertips to the initiates fingertips . Maintain hand positioning while visualizing the DKM, HSZSN, SH, and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 4: With your dominant hand, clasp the top of the initiate’s fingers by folding your hand over the top of her/his hand and visualize the DKM, HSZSN, SH and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 5: Maintaining same hand position, lift Initiate’s hands near to nose in order to have access to his/her throat. Adjust your standing position and draw the CKR with your tongue (mouth closed). Draw in a deep breath through the nose. blow out 1/3 of breath over the heart 1/3 over the throat and 1/3 over the third eye (all in short bursts).
  • Step 6: Release Initiates Hands , placing them over Initiate’s heart and step back. Allow as much time to pass as you intuit then say to the initiate: “You can now come back to full awareness in your own time whenever you are ready.”

Fourth Attunement

  • Preparation and Positions are the same as in 1st 2nd and 3rd attunements.
  • Step 1: Raise up your non dominant arm with palm open. With your dominant hand draw the DKM over the crown chakra.
  • Step 2: Now move counter clockwise to the side of the chair. Place one hand on Initiates Forehead and one on the back of the head. Visualize the DKM, HSZSN , SH and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 3: In a counter-clockwise movement walk around to the front of the initiate. Using your non dominant hand, clasp his/her hands from around the back where the thumbs are and pull hands up to a position easier for you to work with. While still clasping hands, bend over to be about eye level with the Initiates hands and place your dominant hands fingertips to the initiates fingertips. Maintain hand positioning while visualizing the DKM, HSZSN, SH and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 4: With your dominant hand, clasp the top of the initiate’s fingers by folding your hand over the top of her/his hand and visualize the DKM, HSZSN, SH and the CKR in that order.
  • Step 5: Retaining same hand position, lift Initiate’s hands near to nose in order to have access to his/her throat. Adjust your standing position and draw the CKR with your tongue (mouth closed). Draw in a deep breath through the nose. Blow out 1/3 of breath over the heart 1/3 over the throat and 1/3 over the third eye (all in short bursts).
  • Step 6: Release Initiates Hands, placing them over Initiate’s heart and step back. Allow as much time to pass as you intuit then say to the initiate: “You can open your eyes whenever you are ready.”
  • This concludes the First Degree Reiki Attunement.

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