In First Degree training you will receive four attunements. These attunements are focused mainly on opening up the physical body so that it can then accept, (channel), greater quantities of life force energy.
The attunements are necessary to open the channel in the body gently and to re-affirm the student’s commitment to the process.
After receiving your attunements, you will maintain the ability to channel the energy for the rest of your life.
Once you have attuned to Reiki energy, you can never lose it. Even if you do not use it for several years, the moment you decide to use the energy it will be there for you.
In the main, Reiki training is meant to be experiential and each student will be encouraged to really get a feel for the energy moving into, and flowing through the body.
Students will, however, be taught the general principles of Reiki and become familiarised with its history and roots. On a practical level, you will also be taught how to give a treatment, firstly to yourself and secondly to other people. This part of the course assists the integration of the energy and gives you the tools to become a Reiki practitioner.
For the first four weeks after Reiki training, you will be encouraged to give yourself an hourly treatment each day. This process is important for two reasons. Firstly, to continue the integration of the Reiki energy into your body, and secondly, during the first three to four weeks following your attunements, your body will be adjusting to the energy and releasing any dense energy that is no longer serving you.
The daily treatments assist you to move through this process with more ease.
A minimum three month waiting period is advisable before you embark on 2nd Degree Training. The reason for a three month waiting period is to allow the body to adjust to the fine tuning that occurs in the initiation, which can result in an inner cleansing, on either a physical or emotional/mental level.
If you are a person who holds a lot of personal illness or issues (which many of us can), the waiting period is to allow the body to adjust to the physical and emotional change which can sometimes be a little traumatic.
Allow the Reiki to work and heal you, before moving on to the next degree. (At least three months).