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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Learn Reiki At Home?

With the Reiki DVD Attunement Programs and Reiki books you will be able to receive Reiki Attunements and learn Reiki at home at your own spiritual pace. It is like a home study course of Reiki classes or Reiki training. You can progress rapidly with your Reiki, or can go slowly, it’s all up to you and how you feel.

Reiki classes are options if you can afford them, they are close to where you live, and you have the time to attend them. Just as you can receive an education in many subjects online or by correspondence (or a combination of both), it’s the same with Reiki. You do not need to be taught in person anymore to learn Reiki. This turn of events is great because it gives people access to learning Reiki when in the past, because of circumstances or money issues, many may not have been able to do so. If you want to take a class, by all means, do so. You can use my Reiki books and DVDs with any and all Reiki classes and training.

DVD Distance Attunements Do Work

There is hypocrisy with Reiki Healers who say Reiki Long Distance Attunements do not work. I say hypocrisy because healers that state this will turn around and teach long distance healing and state it will work. The only problem with this is long distance healing uses the same concept as Long Distance Attunements.

The healers that support the belief Reiki Long Distance Attunements do not work usually cite views expressed by other Masters who have a vested interest (charging fees and sometimes large fees at that) like themselves in passing Attunements in person. What’s sad, most of the Masters that state this belief (Long Distance Attunements do not work) know it’s false. A few Healers try to get around the potential of bad karma of not telling the truth by stating that Long Distance Attunements do work, but not very well, and should only be used in emergencies.

I would love for one or a group of these healers who deny Long Distance Attunements work to address the tens of thousands of healers around the world who have received attunements via my DVDs, and who have healed themselves and /or others. What would they say to this huge audience? You are mistaken about your healing. And even if you have healed yourself or others it’s not the correct way. But there’s hope for you, take my class and Reiki Attunements and your healing will be correct.

The bottom line is attunements work just as well in person as from a distance. All Reiki Attunements are done on an energetic level rather than a physical one and Reiki Masters agree on this. Physical touching during an Attunement (tapping of the hands, and blowing air) is really optional and not necessary. The key elements that are needed for a Reiki Attunement to be successfully passed long distance is: the Reiki Master’s intent (belief) to give a Reiki Attunement and the recipient’s intent (belief) to receive the Attunement.

I feel a person should receive a Reiki Attunement any way they prefer and/or can afford. All options to receive attunements will work and my DVD attunement programs are one of the options. I am interested in as many people as possible in whatever way they choose being able to have Reiki Attunements.

This is a big world and there is plenty of room and a great need for all Reiki Healers regardless of their beliefs and teachings. All Reiki Healers and Masters should focus on the healing at hand (no pun intended) and not be judgmental of anything, least of all Reiki.

What Is The History of Reiki

Reiki history has changed over the years as new information is uncovered. Plus, there’s a lot of theories about where Reiki came from, but there has been little confirmation of most of these theories. Reiki healing techniques are common to many ancient cultures – Tibetan, Chinese, Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Indian. The Reiki now commonly used is thought to come from Tibet, then found its way to Japan. The healing modality was lost, rediscovered in the 1800s, then spread around the world.

According to esoteric Japanese history, Sonten or Sanat Kumara was the first teacher on earth of the laying-on-of-hands healing system known as ‘Reiki.’ Legend states that Sonten/Sanat Kumara arrived on Mt. Kurama in Japan approximately six million years ago and many believe his spirit still dwells within the mountain. Today, high upon Mt. Kurama, a shrine dedicated to Sonten is daily revered by Buddhist priests and his dedicated Japanese worshippers.

Reiki was “re-discovered” in the late 1800s by Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, who was one of Sonten’s regular worshippers. A Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui went fasting and meditating for 21 days on the holy mount, Kurama, in 1914. During this period he experienced a satori, a realization of enlightenment, and Reiki was re-discovered and his teachings unfolded.

The system of Reiki Healing that evolved from Dr. Usui’s method is called the Usui System of Natural Healing or Usui Reiki Ryoho. One of Usui’s students, Hawayo Takata (1900-1980), a woman whose illnesses healed following Reiki therapy in Japan in 1935, eventually came to the United States and was responsible for teaching Reiki masters now living in North America, which helped to spread the practice of Reiki throughout the world.

What Does Reiki Heal?

Reiki can be used to help everything and anything that needs healing. That can be physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional — past, present, and the future. You can and should use your intuition for using Reiki.

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use, Reiki has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury, including serious problems like cancer and heart disease, as well as skin problems, cuts, broken bones, headaches, colds, sunburn, insect bites, insomnia, lack of confidence, etc.

In Oriental cultures, healing disciplines like Reiki may be applied to healthy people as a preventative method. However, Reiki may also be used to assist you in returning to a state of good health.

Many healing miracles with Reiki have occurred and there are many books and articles that have documented this, but usually Reiki is not a magic bullet. It’s a healing modality that should be used in conjunction with other healing modalities to help heal and change your life. The types of healing modalities used with Reiki depend on your needs and circumstances.

Reiki can also be used to relieve stress, to overcome unwanted habits, to achieve desired goals, and to protect from harm. All living things will respond to Reiki, including animals.

How Does Reiki Heal?

We are alive because Reiki (our life force) is flowing through us. Reiki flows within the physical body though pathways called “Chakras, Meridians and Nadis.” It also flows around us in a field of energy layers called the “Aura.” A constant, uninterrupted supply of Reiki is needed to nourish the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body and illness can manifest.

Reiki heals by being channeled by the Reiki Healer to the physical body or Aura where there are disruptions or blockages in its flow. This supplies the needed Reiki and helps clear any blockages that are present so the Reiki can flow in a healthy and natural way.

Who Can Be a Healer?

Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation, or any other kind of therapy.

Anyone can become a Reiki Healer if they receive an attunement. You do not have to have a certain belief system, be spiritual, or have a religion, nor do you need to engage in elaborate studies of Reiki for it to work, but you will find yourself seeking more information on Reiki and sharing experiences and techniques with other healers after becoming one yourself. You will find your life altered for the best and usually will develop a higher level of consciousness and spirituality.

Everyone can naturally channel this life force to a certain extent. There are even a few gifted natural healers who have never received a Reiki Attunement. Some successful healers have been attuned to this life force in a different method because of their culture, but Reiki Attunements are needed and used by most people to open, focus, and increase their natural abilities with this life force.

Once you start a Reiki journey, in addition to healing abilities, you will find your life altered for the best and usually will develop a higher level of consciousness and spiritual awareness.

What is the Usui Reiki System?

In the classic Usui System of Reiki there are three Reiki levels. There are three Reiki Attunements that correspond and are given with those levels. The levels are first, second, and Master. There are some Reiki Masters and schools that have four levels, but they made the third Attunement into two Attunements to have more classes, but they also limit the student’s abilities.

In the system of Classic Usui Reiki there are only four symbols used in Reiki and passing Reiki Attunements. There are other symbols that some Reiki Masters and schools are using and teaching, but they are not a part of the Classic Usui System. These symbols have been developed and created by different Reiki schools and Reiki Masters. They have their own healing energy and uses. I have been attuned to some of these different symbols and use them when they are needed.

The Reiki Master and Reiki Practitioner (1st and 2nd Level Reiki Healers) can use these symbols for specific purposes when using Reiki. This will be explained in the chapter on Reiki Symbols. The symbols available for use by the Reiki Practitioner depend on the Reiki level to which they have been attuned. The four Reiki symbols are the Power, Long Distance, Mental/ Emotional, and the Master Symbol.

In the 1st Level Reiki Attunement, the symbols are used in the attunement, but none are made available to the student. In the 2nd Level, the first three Reiki Symbols — the Power, Long Distance, and the Mental/ Emotional Symbols are attuned to the student and the student can use them. The Master symbol is attuned and passed on to the student for use in the Reiki Master Attunement. All the Reiki symbols are used in the process of giving all three Reiki Attunements.

The Usui System of Attunements

In the Usui Reiki System, the first Level Attunement has four separate attunements. The second Level Reiki has only one attunement, as does the Reiki Master Attunement. As I explained before, there is not an advanced attunement in the Usui Reiki System. The major difference in the Usui Reiki Attunement system (compared with other Reiki Attunements available), is that the symbols are placed in the third eye, which I feel is very important and powerful.

The three Usui Reiki Level Attunements are different in respect to what symbols are placed into the hands and third eye. This is when the hands are held over the head in a prayer position and the palms are held open in front of the Heart Chakra.

During the First Level Reiki Attunement, only the Power Symbol is placed into the hands. During the Second Level Reiki Attunement, the Power Symbol, the Long Distance Symbol, and the Mental/Emotional Symbol are placed into the hands. During the Master Attunement, all four symbols are placed into the hands.

What Are Reiki Attunements?

An Attunement is a sacred process, initiation, and /or meditation with a specific purpose and intent performed by a spiritual master.

The Reiki attunement process is how one becomes a Reiki Healer. Being attuned to Reiki gives one the ability to easily access the Reiki energy (Universal Life Force) for the purpose of healing a person or situation. Only a Reiki Master can give Reiki Attunements.

The attunement can be performed in person, via long distance Reiki, DVD program, phone, etc. Some people feel “in person” attunement is best, while some people feel they receive stronger attunements from other options. It really just depends on your needs, time, and circumstances. It should not matter how a person receives an attunement because it is an individual’s decision.

Depending on the type of attunement, when the attunement is given, the Reiki Symbols are placed into your Crown, Heart, and /or Palm Chakras. During attunements, Chakras are opened and cleared. Reiki symbols are activated for use and there is transference of Reiki energy during the attunement. Most importantly, you are connected to the source of Reiki.

What happens to a person during and after an attunement is very unique and can vary from person to person. It can be different each time you receive an attunement. There is no “right” or “wrong” regarding what you experience. It can range from an out-of-body experience or visions to simply a relaxed, warm overall feeling.

During the attunement you may feel heat or experience tingling sensations, see colors, visions, or symbols, hear voices or even experience smells. You might feel energized or some people who are preoccupied with what they are doing at the time it is sent don’t feel a thing, but they still receive the Reiki. Each person will have his or her own individual experience. Your experience may be different each time you take the attunement. Sometimes it may be stronger or more powerful than other times. There is no right or wrong experience — there is only the experience. You may have a subtle shift to a profound shift each time you receive the attunement.

What is a Reiki Psychic Attunement?

The Reiki Psychic Attunement will help open and expand your natural psychic abilities. It also helps clear your mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional bodies so your psychic gifts can surface and/or expand. In addition, the Attunement brings in high frequency healing energies. This is a very powerful Attunement and should be taken only once every two weeks to see what unfolds.

This Attunement can be given by a Reiki Master or can be received by Reiki Master Steve Murray’s Reiki Psychic Attunement DVD. If you are a Reiki Healer, you can also learn how to perform it in a chapter in Reiki, The Ultimate Guide.

The Psychic Attunement helped many thousands of people open up their natural psychic abilities. It still remains one of the most popular Reiki Attunements today. All the Reiki Attunements will help with psychic abilities, but this attunement works specifically on your psychic abilities. There is only one caveat with this attunement: You can only receive it or give it to a student once every three to four weeks. On occasion, a person will take the attunement over and over and they will start receiving too much information at once and be unable to process and/or understand it. They will become unbalanced and confused. There is no great harm because once they stop taking the attunement, everything will catch and they will become balanced again, so take the attunement sparingly and wait to see what unfolds. You can receive all other Reiki Attunements as many times as you like for reinforcement.

Being psychic is basically being aware of what’s going on in your life. This includes people, places, things, events, and yourself. It is being aware on all levels — mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The Reiki Psychic Attunement helps with all of the above and will help open and expand your natural psychic abilities. It also helps clear your mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional bodies so your psychic gifts can surface and/or expand.

This attunement doesn’t give instant psychic powers, but opens up a person’s natural psychic abilities. Everybody has a psychic gift or a combination of gifts and, of course, not everybody explores them or expands them. For example, if a person is clairvoyant, they will receive stronger, more clear messages with the attunement. A person who receives information in dreams will experience more informative, more clear dreams. Usually, the Psychic Attunement does not open a psychic ability of which a person is not aware, but it does happen. At times, this attunement has revealed new psychic abilities of which the person was not previously aware.

The Psychic Attunement is a powerful tool and it will increase the psychic abilities of a person from wherever they are. Just because you are consciously unaware of any increase (shift) of psychic abilities after you receive the attunement does not mean one is not happening. Most of the time it’s a gradual, subtle shift with a cumulative effect on your psychic abilities. Your expanded awareness from the attunement might be as straightforward as making a good decision in your life or as far reaching as seeing future events.

What Are the Levels of Reiki?

The Reiki First Level (First Degree Reiki) is the starting point in the Reiki system — it’s the entry level. In the first level of Reiki, the Reiki Master will give you the attunement.

The Reiki Symbols are placed in your Aura and Chakras, but they are not revealed to you.

The Attunement will permanently open your Crown Chakra, the “third eye,” throat, and heart Chakra so that you will be able to channel Reiki. At this level, you will be able to heal yourself, family, friends, pets, etc.

Reiki Second Level

The second step is Reiki Second Level (Second Degree Reiki) and a Reiki Master gives the Attunement once the student has received the First Level Attunement. During the Attunement, the student is attuned to the first three Reiki Symbols which enables them to use them in their healing. The Symbols give the Healer many options, including increasing the strength of the Reiki, helping with mental and emotional issues, and the ability to send Reiki over time and space (long distance healing) to any person or situation for healing.

You can take this second Attunement when you feel you are ready. Some people take the second within days of receiving the first Attunement so they will have the benefit of using the Reiki Symbols.

Reiki Master

The final step (Attunement) is the Master Level (third degree). This Attunement empowers you with a Reiki Master Symbol and gives the ability to pass all the Attunements to other students and be a Reiki Teacher. It also increases your Reiki Healing and opens up your third eye.

You are ready for the Master Attunement once you have received the first two level Attunements and you are ready to take on the responsibility of being a Reiki Master.

What Are Reiki Symbols?

Below are the names of the four Usui Reiki Symbols. The four Reiki Symbols are the traditional Reiki Symbols used in Reiki Healing and Reiki Attunements. Each Reiki Symbol is used in various healing situations.

  • Cho Ku Rei is the name of the Usui Power Increase Symbol. The name of the power symbol means, “Put all the power in the universe here.”
  • Sei He Ki is the name of the Mental/Emotional Symbol. This is the Usui Mental/Emotional Symbol. It is also called the “Emotional/Mental Symbol, Mental Symbol or the Mental/Emotional/Addiction Symbol.”
  • Hon Sha Ze Sho Ne is the name of the Long Distance Symbol. It is also called the “Long Distance and the Absentee Symbol.”
  • Dai Koo Myo is the name of the Usui Master Symbol. With this symbol there also have been several translations, but the most common is “Great being of the universe, shine on me, be my friend.”

Reiki Symbols Variations and Translations

Reiki practitioners and Masters, on occasion, find out they have been attuned to and taught Usui Reiki Symbols that have different lines, extra lines, and lines that go in reverse directions.

There are a few reasons for the variations of the Reiki Symbols. In the past, Reiki Symbols were taught orally and students were not allowed to write them down for hundreds of years, so when it was time for them to teach the Reiki symbols, again, it was taught orally from memory. Because that was not the best system in terms of accuracy, variations in the symbols did develop. Now, Reiki Symbols are written down, which keeps the variation to a minimum.

Another recent reason for the variations of the symbols is that some Reiki Masters have intentionally changed the Reiki Symbols. They have done this to make their Reiki unique, personal, and blend with their current beliefs — or they have been told by their Reiki guides to make the changes.

As for the translations and interpretations of the symbols, there are many different ones. Translations and interpretations are tough, especially when you go from several languages. The Bible is a prime example of that. It has been translated in many languages from its original. This has resulted in some discrepancies in some parts of the Bible and its translations.

Feel free to use an interpretation that you were taught and with which you feel comfortable, just be aware and open to the different interpretations. There is no right or wrong concerning this. It is just a matter of from whom you received your information. The important issue is the intent on the symbol’s meaning.

How Do I Use Reiki?

The fast-changing old protocol for Reiki treatment includes placing the hands above, or on, the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet. In addition, other positions may be used for any specific conditions the client may have. Each position is held two to five minutes and the entire treatment lasts 45 to 90 minutes. This method is time-consuming, although some healers still prefer it.

Reiki healing methods are evolving and the new Attunements that are being used by healers that are quicker and more effective. There are three Reiki books with complete guidance with these methods that are leading the way. Information on these books is set forth below.


REIKI THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
Learn Sacred Symbols & Attunements plus Reiki Secrets You Should Know

GUIDE INCLUDES:

150 photos & Illustrations with symbols, hand positions and easy Step-by-Step directions showing how to give:

  • A Reiki 1st Level Attunement
  • A Reiki 2nd Level Attunement
  • A Reiki Master Level Attunement
  • A Reiki Psychic Attunement, which opens and expands psychic abilities
  • A Reiki Healing Attunement, for healing mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • The four Sacred Reiki Symbols, including the Master
  • Symbol and how to activate and use them
  • How to Beam and Scan with Reiki
  • How to perform Reiki Psychic Surgery
  • How to remove Psychic Debris
  • How to contact spirits & departed love ones with Reiki
  • Why there are variations in Reiki Symbols & Attunements
  • Why there should not be any Reiki Secrets

REIKI THE ULTIMATE GUIDE vol. II
Learn Reiki Healing with Chakras, plus New Reiki Healing Attunements for All Levels

GUIDE INCLUDES:

  • Complete instructions for all Reiki Levels on how to perform New Reiki Healing Attunements with Chakras for any physical ailment or disease, on yourself or others.
  • Over 140 step-by-step photos to make it easy for you to learn the New Attunements
  • A Chakra Formula with illustrations and guidelines to determine which Chakra to use during the Healing Attunement for a specific ailment or disease
  • Step-by Step directions with photos on how to clear and balance your Chakras with Reiki
  • A review on Reiki, Reiki Symbols and Usui Attunements

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • What are Chakras and how they effect the physical body
  • What are back Chakras, and why they are so important
  • What are Meridians and Nadis, and how they function
  • How to prepare for a Reiki Healing Attunement
  • What to do following a Reiki Healing Attunement
  • What happens during and after a Reiki Healing Attunement
  • What are Reiki Healing Stones, and how to use them

REIKI THE ULTIMATE GUIDE vol. III
Learn New Reiki Aura Attunements Heal Mental and Emotional Issues 

GUIDE INCLUDES:

  • Over 140 step-by-step photos, plus illustrations to make it easy to learn how to perform Reiki Aura Attunements
  • Complete instructions for all Reiki Levels on how to perform Reiki Aura Attunements for each of the following specific mental and emotional issues:
      Addiction – Anger – Anxiety/Stress – Depression – Eating Disorders – Fear – Grief – Guilt – Hate – Insecurity- Insomnia – Jealousy – Love Issues – Memory – Mental Blocks – Money Issues – Obsessive Issues – Panic – Phobias – Psychological Issues – Sexual Issues – Shame – Spiritual Issues – Weight Issues
  • How to see your Aura
  • How to protect your Aura

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • What is the Aura?
  • What are the seven layers of the Aura?
  • How to see an Aura.
  • What is a Reiki Aura Attunement?
  • How to prepare for a Reiki Aura Attunement.
  • How to perform an Aura Attunement in 15 minutes.
  • What happens during and after a Reiki Aura Attunement?
  • What to do following a Reiki Aura Attunement.
  • Plus: additional Reiki guidance you should know
What is Long Distance Reiki?

A Reiki Second Level Healer or a Reiki Master Healer can use the Reiki distance-healing symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (pronounced as “Hon-Sha-Zee-Show-Nen”) for:

  • Sending Reiki Healing to help people who live far away.
  • Sending Reiki Healing to people across the room.
  • Sending Reiki Healing into the future to help a future event or with a specific task.
  • Send Reiki healing into the past to help heal any circumstances, which, in turn, will have a domino healing effect into the present and future.

When you use the Reiki distance-healing symbol, time and distance have no meaning. Most Reiki Healers believe that the distance-healing symbol is the most helpful and powerful symbol of Reiki.

Each Reiki Healer will do distance healing in a different way. Basically, you have to visualize the person or circumstances (past, present, or future) to whom you want to send healing. If you have a photo, you can use that or you can imagine the person or you can simply send it to someone you barely know, but who needs distance healing. The most important thing in distant healing Reiki is the intention with which you are sending the healing. All you need to do is to clearly formulate your intention, use the Reiki long distance healing symbol, and send Reiki.

What is Psychic Debris?

Excerpt from Reiki The Ultimate Guide: “Learn Sacred Symbols & Attunements” and “Reiki Secrets You Should Know.” Permission granted by Reiki Master Steve Murray.

My belief is that people have physical health challenges for one main reason — it is that they re-live past experiences from their lives over and over again in their minds. Unfortunately, most people still have a negative emotional charge connected to these past experiences. This emotional charge, whether it is anger, fear, anxiety, etc., is experienced all over again, which creates what I call “Psychic Debris.” I am not saying it is detrimental to have the emotions at the time of the experience, they happen for a reason. Normally you experience the emotion, process it (understand the reason for it), and release it. It is when the emotion is not processed, understood, and released in a timely matter that Psychic Debris occurs.

Psychic Debris eventually accumulates and creates blockages of your life force on all levels, but this type of Psychic Debris starts in your mental and emotional body. If it is not taken care of, it will eventually affect your physical body and illness and disease will develop.

When released during an Attunement, Psychic Debris can attach itself to you and/or linger in the room waiting to attach itself to somebody else or change future circumstances in a negative way. When Psychic Debris attaches to you or another person, negative emotional charges can be experienced as long as it stays attached and is not destroyed. This is why new Healers who do not protect themselves during a healing session sometimes feel drained, sick, and/or experience strange emotions to which they are unaccustomed, but as soon as they clear and balance themselves, they are back to normal.

When Psychic Debris in the mental or emotional body is released, you will develop clearer thinking and a deeper understanding of thoughts, feelings, and life circumstances. You will also be opened up to positive change. When blockages are released in your spiritual body, you will be able to reach a higher level of awareness and connection with your source. Once Psychic Debris is removed, the life force energy returns to its normal healthy flow. Dealing with Psychic Debris, however, is an ongoing daily process. The life experience presents new challenges every day that must be worked with and released so new debris does not accumulate. Ideally, once you are cleared, you continue to use Reiki to stay balanced and clear. Normally, if processed and released in a timely manner, these emotions are not negative and are a part of the human experience, but when they are held onto by the conscious or unconscious mind and are not processed and released in a timely manner, they can accumulate in and around a person’s body and that’s when the emotions become negative. I am sure you have sensed or felt a stranger’s anger, fear, or hate just by standing next to or walking by them. Maybe you have walked into an empty room and felt strange or maybe sensed a wave of stress, fear, or anger etc. This is Psychic Debris. Actually, when Psychic Debris is released during a Healing Attunement, it is a good thing and helps with the healing process. You just need to protect yourself from it.

What Are Chakra and Auras?

Excerpt from Reiki The Ultimate Guide,Vol. 3. Permission granted by Reiki Master Steve Murray.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “vortex.” Chakras are key factors in all aspects of Reiki.

We are alive because life force (Reiki) is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called “Chakras, Meridians, and Nadis.” There are seven major Chakras, with other smaller ones that include your hands (palms) and feet. Chakras are areas (portals) where Reiki flows in and circulates through your body. The Chakras of the human body are the connection points at which Reiki flows into and throughout our physical body.

When you are channeling Reiki, it flows into you through your Chakras. The majority of the Reiki flows into your Crown Chakra and Foot Chakras (soles) and flows out your Palm Chakras.

Energy can also flow out of Chakras in several ways. For example, you could have blockages that lead to energy loss through one of these portals. Or, you can be giving Reiki and it can be flowing out your Palm Chakras, which is what you desire.

The goal for our health is strong, clear Chakras that are “spinning” open, bright, and clean. When this is achieved, our energy system is balanced. “Balanced” means energy is flowing smoothly and unblocked and can get to where it is needed for healing, building, and nourishing the physical body.

When a Chakra becomes blocked from Psychic Debris, an imbalance occurs. If it is not cleared, it can have a domino effect on the other Chakras and that is when illness and disease can manifest. Reiki can very effectively clear these blockages.

When a person’s Reiki flows smoothly and uninterrupted through the Chakras, Meridians, and Nadis within the physical body, Reiki is able to reach the part of the body where it is needed. A benefit of Reiki flowing smoothly and unrestricted is that it will help balance, cleanse, and clear the Chakras, Meridians, and Nadis, which, in turn, will maintain the Reiki flow throughout the body. This means good physical health will result and can be maintained. The second book in the Reiki The Ultimate Guide trilogy is devoted to Reiki and Attunements in healing the Chakras.

Human beings are made up of several “layers,” including the physical, emotional (astral), mental, and etheric bodies. These layers are called your “Aura.” The physical body is visible, while the emotional, mental, and etheric bodies are reflected in the human aura. These bodies are the origin of emotion, intellect, and spiritual growth. Reiki is also needed in these bodies for good health. The last book in the Reiki The Ultimate Guide trilogy is devoted to Reiki and Attunements in healing the Aura.

What Are the Reiki Secrets?

Excerpts from Reiki The Ultimate Guide: “Learn Sacred Symbols & Attunements” and “Reiki Secrets You Should Know.” Permission granted by Reiki Master Steve Murray. 

There is a belief with some Reiki schools and Masters that Reiki Symbols and Attunements, in fact, the whole process, should be kept secret — that is, until there is an “energy exchange” (which is usually money), before the secrets are told and taught. Even then the person is instructed to keep these secrets for various reasons, including the Reiki tradition.

I do not believe in this. Traditions do evolve and need to change with the times. I believe if a person seeks information about anything, including Reiki, they should be informed. Now this does not mean I believe in free Reiki classes, sessions, and/or attunements. It means I do not believe in secrets for any reasons, including control. I also believe this secretive mentality has hurt the spread of Reiki and kept it from many people who are in need of it.

It has been said that if a person sees the symbols and knows about attunements that “negative energy” can be created so that when they decide to try Reiki, it will not work or be as strong. I believe this is all nonsense — the life force does not work that way. A Reiki Healer or a person contemplating becoming a Reiki Healer or having a Reiki session should be fully informed if they want to be. Of course, some people do not care about the process or how it works, just that it does. Reiki will work, informed or not.

Over the years I have been told other reasons for keeping Reiki secrets, but none have ever made sense to me, especially in this day and age. What does stand out in my mind is that with some Reiki Masters, the secrecy is a control issue and some Reiki groups are like a cult with the information — only a select few may have it. The reality is that now most of the information is out there piecemeal via the Internet, newsletters, word of mouth, books, and even a few songs, (although most of the time it is incorrect.) So, in today’s world, there is no longer a need for Reiki secrets.

Is Reiki a Religion?

Reiki is not dependent on any belief and it is not a religion or cult. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe to learn to use Reiki. Reiki works with all religions and beliefs.

Reiki Healers are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their spiritual practices. There are Reiki healers from all faiths around the world.

Why is Reiki Different?

A few schools and teachings call their Reiki a “special energy” which is different from any other life force energy, (i.e., more powerful, etc.) Some say their Reiki “brand” is more powerful and effective than other Reiki. (What is meant by “brand” is some schools and/or teacher have added names to Reiki and even trademarked or copyrighted it to try to distinguish theirs from others.) Reiki is your “universal life force energy” and there are not different brands of Reiki or stronger versions of this life force. Now, some Reiki Healers do channel Reiki stronger than others, but it is not because of the “type” of Reiki or “brand” or “trademark.” There are many reasons some Reiki Healers channel Reiki stronger — natural abilities, stronger intent, balance in all their bodies (mental, physical, spiritual, emotional), more experience, or more practiced techniques. All of these are within your power to work on to improve your strength of Reiki, except, of course, the natural ability.

In every line of work, sport, creative endeavor, etc., there are a few people who will have a higher level of natural ability and Reiki is no exception. A Reiki Healer can make up for any lack of natural ability by having stronger intent when channeling Reiki, keeping balanced and clear on all their bodies, and practicing and learning new healing techniques. Having said all that, however, you should remember that any Healer can have days when his or her Reiki is not quite as strong and the reasons are not always known. When this happens, just take a week off from Reiki and when you resume Reiki Healing, you will find that you are back to normal.

What Are Reiki Fees?

Excerpt from Reiki The Ultimate Guide,Vol. 3. Permission granted by Reiki Master Steve Murray.

Unfortunately, there is a large discrepancy with pricing and you must do your homework when selecting a Reiki Master or Reiki Healer, but if the intent is there from an Attuned Reiki Healer or Master for a Reiki session or Reiki Attunement, the Reiki Attunement or session will be successful no matter what fee you pay.

Reiki Healers charge a fee of $45.00 (or more) for a session. As for Reiki Level Attunements, it can be $30.00 per level on Reiki DVDs and $100.00 to $500.00 First Level, $100.00 to $1,500.00 Second Level, and $300.00 to $10,000.00 for a Master Level Reiki classes.

Any Caveats?

Excerpt from Reiki The Ultimate Guide,Vol. 3. Permission granted by Reiki Master Steve Murray.

Many healing miracles with Reiki have occurred and there are many books and articles that have documented this, but usually Reiki is not a magic bullet. It’s a healing modality that should be used in conjunction with other healing modalities to help heal and change your life. The types of healing modalities used with Reiki depend on your needs and circumstances.

Having said that, it is important to understand that Aura Attunements are not a substitute for professional medical care or any condition requiring immediate medical attention. With any mental and emotional issues, Reiki should be used in conjunction with professional medical treatment instead of by itself. Depending on the mental or emotional issue, treatments can include conventional medical doctors and/or one or more other medical practitioners such as a naturopath, osteopath, chiropractor, hypnotherapist, acupuncturist, dietician, etc., whichever you determine is appropriate for your circumstances.

Reiki as an adjunctive therapy can be a very effective and important element of a healing program. For example, if you break your arm, you should go to the doctor to have it set and put into a cast, then channel Reiki to the arm so it can heal faster. You would not expect Reiki to set the bone.

I understand that the above might be obvious for most people, but I do receive e-mails from people stating that after taking years to become ill or being ill for many years and not addressing the problem, they expect to receive a few Reiki Attunements and become healed. It does not work that way. Usually becoming sick is a process and becoming well is also a process. Using Reiki or any healing modality, Western Medicine, pills and drugs is not going to heal you instantly. I do believe if you include Reiki Attunements with other healing modalities the majority of the time, the healing process will become easier and quicker.

Since everyone’s life journey and circumstances are different and unique concerning mental and emotional issues, it can be a few days to a few weeks or a month before any changes are experienced or felt after receiving an Aura Attunements. The key to a successful outcome is to be consistent with the Aura Attunements and all other treatments prescribed for the mental and emotional issues, and most of all, have patience.

Every person’s life journey and circumstances are different. Throw in life’s big picture on top of that and it’s impossible for any Healer to figure out or understand why Reiki does not help at all times. I have heard many reasons why Reiki sometimes does not heal and I assume some are correct at times. They include “it is too late for the physical body to heal” or “it’s the person’s Karma not to heal.” Another is “since metaphysical laws state if a person does not desire healing, either unconsciously or consciously, it can be rejected.”