What are attunements
Reiki attunement is a process by which the Reiki Master aligns the student with the Universal Reiki energy. They are done for level 1, level 2 and the Master level. Once you are a Reiki Master, you can then perform Reiki attunement ceremonies for your students.
The attunement ceremony can be done in person and it can also be done via a distance attunement ceremony. I have had both in person and distance attunements done and I did not notice a difference.
The ceremony involves opening up the student to receive Reiki energy. The ceremonies are similar for all levels. However, the Reiki II student will receive the Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Kei, and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen symbols. The Reiki Master will receive the Dai Ko Myo and the Raku (for passing attunements) symbols.
What To Expect
Attunements are very gentle. But as with what people might experience with energy healing sessions, there is a “detox” or “clearing” effect that can sometimes be uncomfortable afterwards.
During the attunement, what is felt is very unique to each person. Commion experiences are calm, tingling, energy movement and happiness. Afterwards, common experiences are foggy feelings, sometimes upset stomach, etc..
Lastly, some people see their Reiki guides. Some people feel tingling in their third eye and crown chakras. Some people feel energy. Some people feel nothing.
A lot is happening in your energy body and it is common to sometimes experience it in your physical body! Nothing to fear!
Whatever your experience, just know that it is right for you. Nothing is right or wrong and there is no should.