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  • The Spirit-DirectedReiki Attunement Method

    How to Give and Receive Reiki Attunementsthe Safe and Easy Way, With or Without a Reiki Master

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    The Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method is a universal method for

    giving and receiving Reiki attunements and other energy initiations that is

    effective and easy. It does not require any sort of "special power" on the

    part of the Reiki Master.

    In fact, if you are not a Reiki Master yourself, you can still share

    attunements using this method, because the method does not require an

    energetically advanced teacher. If you want to self-attune yourself to any

    Reiki system, you can use this method.

    This method can be done in-person or via distance. The beauty of this

    method is that it alleviates any concerns about a karmic tie between teacher

    and student. The attunement is ultimately given by God/Source.

    Therefore, anyone can share Reiki attunements with this method, safely,

    and students can use this method to receive any Reiki attunement they

    wish, without the intervention of a Reiki Master.

    (Note: Please use whatever language you feel the most comfortable with to

    refer to God/Source - for the sake of brevity, we'll mostly use the term "God"

    in this manual.)

    In no way is this manual written for the purpose of trying to deny the great

    contribution made by Reiki Masters, past, present or future. Traditional

    attunement methods can be very powerful, and you are encouraged to use

    them if they work for you.

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    This method is designed to be simply another tool for your Reiki toolkit. It

    can supplement your existing Reiki attunement methods - it does not need

    to replace them.

    Countering Reiki Criticism and ConcernsOne benefit of the Self-Directed Reiki Attunement Method is that it can

    alleviate concerns based on the "dire warnings" posted online by some

    well-meaning healers who have apparently had some bad experiences with

    a few Reiki teachers.

    These vocal Reiki critics on the Internet have been decrying Reiki because

    they believe the energy becomes "dirty" when passed from teacher to

    student during Reiki attunements. They claim that Reiki is filled with

    "junk" and "bad karma" passed down through lineages.

    This is not how Reiki works - and if such "junk" is being passed down, then

    maybe it is through some sort of add-on practice that is not Reiki. Still, such

    concerns can scare a lot of people off of Reiki for good.

    While you do not need to use this method each time you attune a student, if

    you do have a potential student come to you and express concerns about

    "dirty" Reiki energy attunements, you can offer them the Self-Directed

    Reiki Attunement Method and assure them the energy comes directly from

    God without any "middleman" in the way.

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    Psychic Protection and Spiritual SafetyNow, while Reiki energies are safe, it is possible that the reason some

    people have had bad experiences with Reiki is not because of Reiki, but

    because of negative entities. Negative entities like to attack healers

    especially and if you are not careful with your spiritual "connections," you

    could unwittingly open yourself to an attachment from a spirit with

    negative intentions.

    This is most likely to happen if you try to connect with random "spirit

    guides" without checking them first for safety. The Spirit-Directed Reiki

    Attunement Method connects you directly with God - you simply cannot get

    better psychic protection than God.

    Bringing Reiki to AllAnother criticism of Reiki Masters is that they might be driven too much by

    money instead of sharing energies freely. This is probably not the case with

    the majority of Reiki Masters - most work very hard and it takes a lot of

    time and energy to write manuals, educate students, answer email

    questions (for free), and the like.

    Originally, Reiki Master attunements in America could cost $10,000 or

    more! We've come a long way from that! Still, there is something to be said

    for the idea of "democratizing" Reiki attunements, so that no matter what

    your financial circumstances, you can benefit from a specific energy that

    you really need.

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    This may be controversial to say, but by using the Self-Directed Reiki

    Attunement Method, you could select any Reiki attunement sold online,

    and attune yourself to it. This won't give you access to the manual, the

    teacher (to ask questions of), or give you an opportunity to help support

    another healer in their work by buying their Reiki attunement from them,

    so it would be better to purchase the entire attunement package.

    At the same time, these energies were brought in to be shared, so most

    Reiki Masters should want you to be able to use the energy even if you

    cannot afford it.

    As long as you are not taking advantage of people, then you should be fine.

    "Taking advantage of" would be something along the lines of taking

    energies that other people worked hard to bring in and write manuals for,

    and then reselling the energy as your own without attribution.

    Now, how could empowering people to give themselves Reiki

    attunements help Reiki Masters? Many Reiki Masters are overloaded and

    the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method can help those who have

    more requests for attunements than they can handle.

    For one thing, it makes sending attunements faster and easier (since you

    can do a group of them at once). It may be that some Reiki Masters will

    decide to offer a "manual only" option for their Reiki systems and provide

    this instruction on the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method, so that

    those students who need to save money can choose to self-attune.

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    The Need for Reiki MastersNow, you may ask yourself: Why do we need Reiki Masters at all if any

    attunement can be received by self-attunement alone, directly from God?

    It is the same answer that you might give to someone who asks why should

    we pray for other people.

    Without getting into an extended philosophical discussion about what God

    actually is (theistic vs. pantheistic), let us presume that "God" is still very

    much bigger than each of us is individually.

    God could conceivably heal everyone instantaneously, and answer every

    individual prayer or healing request, and yet we find that prayer and

    healing often works best when more than one person participates in it.

    God seems to want us to partner with Spirit when it comes to healing and

    helping one another. Certainly, God can and will directly heal someone

    without the prayer intervention of another, and we can often make

    tremendous progress on our own with our own positive attitudes and


    But for whatever the reason - it is not fully understood - having someone

    else contribute their own prayers, positive intentions, and healing often

    makes a huge difference.

    It may be that a person who is disconnected from God on some level needs

    another human to help bridge that gap to God. This is what prayer and

    healing does for others.

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    Finally, Reiki Masters spend a lot of time studying healing and working

    with people. The experienced ones often double as counselors of sorts.

    They can help answer your questions, guide you to the energies that might

    best help you, and help you with your healing. Reiki Masters are invaluable

    and offer much more than just Reiki attunements.

    Doing self-study can be quite rewarding and in some cases, the only way

    someone can learn Reiki. For people in remote areas, or in countries where

    Reiki might be frowned upon, self-study via the Internet is essential.

    Still, if you have an opportunity to work with an experienced Reiki Master,

    you should consider taking it. That person may have a lot to teach you.

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    Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method Directions

    One of the great things about the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method

    is that you can personalize this approach in any number of ways to make it

    your own. While it is created upon a basic, 5-step framework, in each step

    of the process, you can put your own "spin" on things to make it unique to

    you. You are encouraged to customize this process to make your own, but

    please make sure you do all 5 steps, and in order.

    This method works whether the teacher is with the student, or the

    attunement is being done via a distance. This method also works as a

    complete self-attunement method that does not require a Reiki Master to

    work. Simply follow the steps below.

    The steps are exactly the same whether the attunement is performed

    alone as a self-attunement, in-person with a Reiki Master, or by a Reiki

    Master over a distance.

    The only difference between a self-attunement and a distant attunement is

    that the Reiki Master adds additional healing intention and energy to the

    process. For an in-person attunement, the Reiki Master will guide the

    student through the process.

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR REIKI MASTERS: Ideally, your students will

    receive attunements using this process. But you can also send an

    attunement (via "distance") using this process, and have the student

    "pick it up" like a chi ball, if that's what they are more comfortable


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    The StepsFor in-person attunements: Both teacher and student can perform the

    following steps together, with the Reiki Master as the guide.

    For distance atttunements: Teacher and student can perform the

    following steps at an agreed upon time, but this is entirely optional. The

    student can receive the attunement on his/her own, at any time, even before

    the teacher actually sends the attunement in "real time." This is because time

    and space are ultimately illusions.

    During this process, the student should get comfortable - either sitting in a

    chair or lying down. Advanced meditation positions (such as Japanese

    kneeling) should only be used by students who are experienced and can sit

    in such a position for a long time.

    Preparation: Prior to the attunement, if possible, it is best for the student

    to receive some sort of healing. Traditionally, a full Reiki healing was

    performed within one week of the attunement.

    For self-attunements, self-healings can be performed. However,

    "preparation" can consist of anything that puts the attunement recipient in

    a good frame of mind for the Reiki attunement. This could include

    anything from a mini-vacation to exercise to a creative outlet such as

    painting or music.

    Find a quiet place to have the attunement. You might want to do this

    outside in nature, or if inside, light candles and create a sacred space.

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    Step 1: Meditation

    To prepare for the attunement, start with meditation to center and clear

    the mind. The minimum time recommend is 5 minutes, but 10-20 minutes

    is ideal. For those highly experienced in meditation, a half-hour or more is


    There are many different forms of meditation. You are welcome to choose a

    form of meditation that you gravitate towards. Otherwise, use the

    following simple breath meditation:

    Inhale to a count of 5

    Hold for a count of 2

    Exhale for a count of 5

    Pause for a count of 2

    You can use a phrase or mantra that you repeat in your mind as your

    count. For example:

    Inhale: "I am full of love" (5 counts)

    Hold: "AAAND" (2 counts)

    Exhale: "I am full of joy" (5 counts)

    Pause: "Yay!" (2 counts)

    Teachers should be mindful as to the level of meditation experience of their

    students. For students who are new to meditation, shorter times and/or

    guided meditations should probably be used. Please see the next section for

    a sample guided meditation.

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    Step 2: Invocation

    This is a crucial, critical point of the process. In many typical Reiki

    attunements, attunements are sent through the Reiki Master to the student.

    As mentioned above, some healers have expressed concern that this can

    contaminate the aura of the student with "baggage" from the teacher.

    While this is debatable, it is an easy problem to solve.

    There is no need for the attunement energy to pass through the teacher to

    the student whatsoever. The attunement energy is simply to be given

    directly by God. The teacher is there to help guide the process and provide

    an energetic space for the student.

    Thus, the purpose of the invocation is to connect with God/Source to ask for

    the attunement.

    You can craft any sort of invocation that you like for Step 2. There are three

    important key points about the Invocation:

    1) Connect with God

    b) (Optional) Ask for the presence of any angels or ascended masters

    who may be associated with the attunement

    2) Ask for the Reiki attunement

    3) Express gratitude for the attunement

    It is recommended that you check with your student as to the type of

    language they would prefer when referencing God.

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    For example, some might feel put off by the standard term "God," but on

    the same token, "Goddess" might not resonate with some students either.

    Great Spirit/Source/All-That-Is/Yahweh/Father-Mother-God/Abba/Brahama

    are a few examples of references to God.

    (Note: Try not to use the impersonal term "The Universe." That is actually

    not invoking God but a geographical location. There is probably more than

    one "Universe," first of all, but you will get much more power by invoking

    an official name of God.)

    After invoking God, then if you wish to ask for the presence of an angel,

    spirit guide, or ascended master to help (especially if the Reiki attunement

    is connected with that being), you can do that. Make sure you connect to

    God first. This makes the connection safe.

    Here is an example short invocation:

    Dear God, please give the attunement for . Thank you!

    Here is an invocation using a Sikh mantra (in Gurmukhi) written by Guru

    Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, in his poem, Jap Sahib.

    Gobinday, Mukanday, Udaaray, Apaaray, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnamay,


    I humbly request that you send to . With the utmost gratitude and respect, thank you.

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    (*Translation: Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite Destroyer,

    Creator, Nameless, Desireless.)

    Here is an invocation with a call to an archangel:

    Great Spirit, please connect with us and bring in your archangel

    Michael to assist us. We are asking for to receive the

    attunement for . Please bless us and protect

    us. Thank you!

    Step 3: Reception

    Approximately 10-20 minutes. During this time, the student receives the

    attunement. If the attunement is being given with a Reiki Master, this is the

    time for the Reiki Master to return to meditation in a receptive state. The

    Reiki Master may also end up being re-attuned at this time. The Reiki

    Master does not need to do anything specific during Step 3 unless guided.

    Step 4: Integration

    Attunements can be physically and emotionally taxing. During the period

    of integration, grounding techniques should be used to help bring the

    student back to "reality." Here are a few ideas:

    1) Drink a glass of water (ideally blessed or charged with Reiki or a flower


    2) Eat a piece of fruit - bananas are good.

    3) Get up, stretch, walk around, and move the body a little bit.

    4) Go outside and interact with nature - e.g,. place both hands on a tree


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    Step 5: Closing

    The closing can be as simple as a thank you to God. The Reiki Master might

    choose this time to present a certificate to the client. If you are a student

    receiving a distant attunement, you might want to mark your closing time

    with anything that is meaningful to you. This could be anything from a

    special sacred dance to writing in your journal.

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    Can I use this method to send or receive multiple attunements?

    Yes. If you are a Reiki Master and sending attunements via distance, you

    can go through the process once and during the invocation step, simply

    repeat the request for each attunement and/or student.


    Dear God, please give Jenny Jones the attunement for Reiki Level 1.

    Thank you!

    Dear God, please give Jenny Jones the attunement for Reiki Level 2.

    Thank you!

    Dear God, please give Tom Smith the attunement for Reiki Level 1.

    Thank you

    You can combine multiples into one statement as well. Here are two


    Dear God, please give Jenny Jones the attunements for Reiki Level 1

    and 2. Thank you!

    Dear God, please give Jenny Jones, Tom Smith, Gary Louis, and Karen

    Johnson the attunement for Reiki Level 1. Thank you!

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    For busy Reiki Masters doing a lot of distance Reiki attunements (especially

    if you are offering them for free), this can be a lifesaver. You can set a time

    for yourself each day or week to meditate and work on attunements.

    Remember, your students can still pick up these attunements like "chi

    balls" rather than using the 5-step process. The 5-step process is

    recommended, but when giving a large group of people of free distance

    Reiki attunements, it can be difficult to direct everyone on a new way of

    receiving an attunement. Do not worry about how they will receive the

    attunements in these cases.

    For students: If you are a student receiving attunements, you can choose

    to receive multiple attunements at once. Be careful, however, about

    overloading yourself with too much at the same time. It is recommended to

    not do more than one attunement at a time and take a break (of days,

    weeks or months) between attunements depending on your personal

    energetic comfort level.

    However, if you would like to receive more than one attunement at a time,

    you can do so easily. For example:

    Dear God, please give me the attunements for the Aura Flush and

    Money Reiki. Thank you!

    Should I invoke my Reiki Master's name when I am receiving an


    No, you do not need to mention your Reiki Master when receiving your

    attunement, and it would be better if you did not. This mitigates any

    potential karmic ties.

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    Are there any lineages with the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement


    No, and apologies if the following is controversial, but it's high-time that

    lineages were done away with in Reiki. Reiki attunements come from God.

    You do not need a lineage to prove you have any Reiki power.

    If I send an attunement using this method, but the student "picks up"

    the energy like they might receive a "chi ball," do we have to

    coordinate attunement times?

    You can if you want to, but you don't have to. You can also send the

    attunement after the student has "picked it up" - because attunements are

    not bound by space or time. Don't ask how it works - it just does.

    Are these attunements really not bound by time?

    They are not. You do not need to set aside a specific time for your student

    to receive your attunement. Your student does not need to wait for you to

    send the attunement first. The student can receive the attunement

    immediately, and the Reiki Master (if doing a distance attunement) can

    perform the attunement process later. You don't need to know why it

    works. It just works.

    Can I resell Reiki attunements that I have received as a

    self-attunement using the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method?

    I would not recommend this out of respect to the Reiki Master who

    originally provided the Reiki attunement, unless they have specifically

    given their manual away for free and encourage people to resell the


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    Otherwise, if you would like to resell an attunement, you should get the

    Reiki attunement the traditional way, from the original Reiki Master who

    brought in the energy, or via a direct lineage back to the original Reiki

    Master through your Reiki Master.

    Can the Spirit-Directed Reiki Attunement Method be used to bring in

    other non-Reiki energies or initiations?

    Sure, why not? God is ultimately doing the initiating. This should work

    with any type of healing energy that works on attunement activation.

    I am not a Reiki Master, can I give attunements using this method?

    You sure can, because, once again. God is ultimately doing the initiating.

    Help! I'm not feeling anything!

    Whether or not a Reiki student works with a Reiki Master or receives a

    self-attunement, a common complaint (even with traditional attunements)

    is "I'm not feeling anything."

    Reiki energies can be very subtle. Don't expect a whiz-bang enlightenment

    experience every time. The energy may feel like a very faint feeling of

    lightness. It could appear in the body like a slight warmth or tingling in the

    head or chest area. You may simply feel more expanded and aware.

    Each attunement will also feel very different. Sometimes, you will not feel

    the energy strongly, because it's not an energy you personally need for

    your deep energetic clearing. Sometimes we feel things more when "stuck"

    stuff is cleared out.

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    Alternatively, on rarer occasions, you don't feel anything because you are

    resisting the energy unconsciously. For these cases, it might be good to get

    assistance from a Reiki Master. You may need more healing done before

    getting additional attunements.

    What if I didn't get any results after a self-attunement?

    This is for those cases where you seem to get better results with a Reiki

    Master. Self-attunements most definitely work, and may be all you need to

    access Reiki energies. However, if you are performing self-attunements

    and not getting the results you want, you may need to get the help of a

    Reiki Master (or even just a friend) to "bridge that gap" for you.

    Sometimes, though, it's really just as simple as the "placebo effect." In your

    mind, you have ascribed the Reiki Master with certain powers, and so you

    feel more when you have a Reiki Master helping you. Remember, though,

    no-one has more power than God!

    First, try to re-attune yourself to see if that helps it kick in more. If self

    re-attunements don't seem to budge things, then get some help from

    another healer.

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    Spirit-Directed Attunement Method Quick Reference


    If possible, get a healing before the attunement, or do something to nurture

    yourself before the attunement. Find a quiet place to receive the


    Step 1: Meditation

    Spend approximately 10-20 minutes performing the meditation of your


    Step 2: Invocation

    Ask God for the attunement using the 3-part invocation:

    1) Connect to God

    b) (Optional) Ask for the presence of any angels or ascended masters

    who may be associated with the attunement

    2) Ask for the Reiki attunement

    3) Express gratitude for the attunement


    Dear God, please give the attunement for . Thank you!

    Step 3: Reception

    Receive the attunement. Relax for approximately 10-20 minutes, or more if


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    Step 4: Integration

    Take a few moments for grounding. Get up and stretch. Drink some water.

    Talk a walk outside.

    Step 5: Closing

    Perform some sort of simple ritual or activity to close the session.

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    Sample Guided Meditation

    Please make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes, and take a few, long,

    deep breaths in and out. Breathe deeply. Breathe in light and breathe out

    any resistance, any feelings of being stuck, any negative emotions. Breathe

    in light. Breathe out and let go. Breathe in light. Breathe out and let go.

    Imagine a golden sphere of sparkling energy surrounding you, like a

    bubble, from head to toe. Breathe deeply. Breathe in this golden energy as

    it bathes your body. As you breathe out, imagine that any remaining stuck

    energy, any negative energy that you do not want, is exiting your body

    through the soles of your feet. From there, the energy goes safely down

    into Mother Earth, where it is transmuted and cleansed into positive

    healing energy.

    Now imagine that fresh, new, healing Reiki energy is coming in through

    the top of your head. Reiki energy is entering into the crown of your head.

    As it slowly seeps down into your body, you feel a gentle, warm tingling.

    Next, the Reiki energy enters in through your third eye, that space just

    above your eyes in the middle of your forehead, opening up your intuition.

    Now the warm, loving Reiki energy enters your throat chakra, gently

    clearing out any blocks to your expression and creativity.

    As you take another deep breath, the Reiki energy enters into your heart.

    Here, positive, golden energy is removing any stuck energy, any old hurts,

    any heartaches, and releasing them gently to the light.

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    Now the Reiki energy moves into your solar plexus, the area just below

    your heart, giving you strength and personal power. From there, the Reiki

    healing energy enters your stomach area, clearing out any blocks to

    emotional and sexual expression.

    Finally, Reiki energy enters into your first chakra, strengthening your first

    chakra, and opening you up to prosperity and abundance on all levels.

    Now take three deep breaths. Breathe in this powerful Reiki energy, and

    breathe out any last, remaining pieces of stuck energy. Observe the stuck

    energy finally move, down down down, through your feet and into Mother

    Earth, where it is cleansed and transmuted into positive healing energy

    that helps the planet.

    See the golden ball of energy around you. Feel the warm, tingling energy,

    and watch this ball of loving light expand and grow until it envelopes your

    home, your town, your state, your country, the planet earth, our solar

    system, and the entire universe.

    Continuing to breathe in and out silently for a few minutes as you allow

    the light to surround you.

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    Copyright Notice

    Copyright 2014 Elemental Reiki. Please share this manual freely with

    everyone. Please do not rebrand this manual or reclaim the writing as your


    You are very much encouraged, however, to create your own version

    of the 5-step process to share with your students and include in your

    Reiki manuals.

    If you liked this manual, the recommended donation is $5-10, which you

    can give at - but anything is appreciated!

    Thank you!

    Elemental Reiki

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