by Dana Taylor
The first time I attended a Reiki class, the teacher announced we would all receive an “attunement,” which would permanently change our energy field. Because receiving Reiki treatments had been such a positive experience for me, I thought in for a penny, in for a pound, and willingly submitted to the attunement process without much understanding of what it really meant. Even a decade and many attunements later, I’m not sure I understand what happens in the attunement process, but I do feel I’m a happier, healthier person–not to mention a more effective energy healer.
What is an attunement? It is an infusion of a new energy frequency into a person’s subtle or energetic body. The term “attunement”is used in Reiki, and it reminds me of a piano being “tuned” to a new and better pitch. A Reiki master stands over the student and visualizes a Reiki symbol, which has a sacred meaning and energetic frequency and transmits it into the crown chakra and hands of the student.
Other energy healing modalities have various names for common processes–White Time Healing calls them “openings”; E.D.I.N.A refers to “initiations.” Even the Bible describes a similar event in the book of Acts when the Holy Spirit descends upon the followers of Jesus in the upper room. Evangelicals call the experience being “Baptized in the Holy Spirit.”
Whatever name you want to call it, the attunement process is ultimately a mystery. It is a meeting of Spirit and Human–and an entanglement. The human willingly submits to receiving an energy from an unseen force and at some level unites with it. It takes a bit of faith and courage to venture into the unknown and unseen world of energy healing.
My personal experience with these kinds of energetic, personal encounters began over 30 years in the privacy of my own bedroom when I was overcome with a supernatural blast of agape love and believed it was from the Christ Spirit. That began my journey into spiritual and natural healing.
Ten years ago I received my first level Reiki attunement. That quickened my ability to feel the variations of energy fields. Images of tissues and the inner workings of the human body grew clearer in my mind’s eye. The next significant jump occurred after attending a lecture by Dr. Eric Pearl on The Reconnection and receiving an attunement at that session. The Reconnection frequency made me very tired for a couple of days. Sometimes my body jolted like I had received small shocks. That still happens when I am in an intense healing session. Working on clients became more intuitive and effective.
I guess the word got out on the other side of the veil that I am open to the healing frequencies. I have been spontaneously attuned by healers many times in spiritual development circles. Occasionally in my personal meditation hours I’ve felt a new infusion of energy.
Most often an attunement will make me very fatigued for about twenty-four hours. Some times a cleansing process occurs. Each one is a change to my energetic body, which in turn adjusts my physical body.
Attunements not only increase healing capabilities for energy workers, they expand consciousness. You incrementally become more Aware of the world around you. Enlightened, as the Buddhists say. Peace replaces fear. Wellness overcomes illness. In my case, chronic insomnia disappeared. It’s as if my brainwaves have been realigned.
Reiki masters often recommend waiting six months between attunements. The body needs time to adjust and assimilate living with new frequencies in the auric field. It seems to me each attunement comes with its own frequency, color, sound, and sacred symbol. They become part the person and can be utilized for healing and co-creation with Spirit. They serve as a wireless connection, if you will, to multi-dimensional living. Often, a feeling of tangible love accompanies the experience.
As humans we live in a free will zone. We choose to engage with Spirit through attunements to work for the greater good. Attunements don’t happen without the permission of the receiver.
So, Spiritual Adventurer, if you are considering exploring the world of energy healing and have been wondering what the deal is with “attunements,” I hope this has been helpful. Attunements open the physical portal for spiritual communication. It is truly Supernal Living!
Blessings to all–
“Christ, Reiki, Reincarnation & Me“
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