Getting rid of the static or “Can you hear me now”?
The Reiki Attunement seems to be that mysterious little ceremony in which you don’t quite know what to expect. Even after an explanation you can still be left wondering. In the dictionary we are told the word attuned (verb -be attuned) has the meaning, to make receptive or aware also to make harmonious. I like to keep things simple, so let me explain it this way. Imagine you (the Reiki student) are a radio. You are “on” and all we can hear is static. Someone comes along (the Reiki Master/Teacher) and starts to tune in the channel for better reception. You can also think of it this way, imagine you are a cell phone. You are trying to make a call and only have one bar. You move around to different spots and then finally get five bars. Perfect reception! This is what happens during a Reiki Attunement. The Reiki Master, using symbols and the breath enables you to be more receptive to the Reiki Energy. The energy in your body is literally changed and becomes more harmonious with the Reiki energy.
Students usually ask, “Can’t I channel Universal Life Force Energy anyway? Why do I need an attunement?” I answer this way. “We all probably to some extent do channel Universal Life Force Energy. What the attunement does is get rid of the static, in doing so the Reiki Energy can flow more freely through you.” A great way to get rid of the static is to do Reiki often. Remember the “Chocolate milkshake”? Every time you give Reiki you get Reiki. The more Reiki Energy you have flowing through you the more attuned you become.
Simply do Reiki and “get rid of the static”.