Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different levels in Reiki ?
There are three levels of Usui Reiki. Level 1, is for your self, where you learn to give yourself healing using Reiki. Level 2 is for others, where you learn to become a practitioner to give other’s Reiki treatments. Level 3 is the Master level, where you learn to pass on attunements and teach Reiki to others.

Are there different types of Reiki ?
Yes there are many forms of Reiki and Energy healing, and many more are becoming available as the Earth’s vibration is increasing. A few are Seichim, Karuna Ki, Sacred Flames and Violet Flame Reiki. It is not necessary to learn any other types of Reiki, but if you feel drawn to another sort go for it and learn it too.

How do I know I have been attuned ?
This is a similar answer to “ How does Reiki Feel”. We are all individuals and feel everything differently. You might feel nothing, you might feel at Peace, or have an overwhelming sense of Love, you might feel tingly, or a little “spaced” out, you might have a heightened senses, or see a lot of colours around everything. Either way, you have been attuned and are able to start channelling Reiki.

Can anyone be attuned to Reiki ?
Anybody can have the Reiki activated in his or her hands. It is even possible to attune people in comas, sick people or children.

How long does an attunement last ?
Once you have been attuned, that’s it, you are attuned for life. Even if you didn’t practise it from the day you where attuned until many years later you would still be attuned and have the ability to channel Reiki.

Do you ever get tired or run down from doing Reiki sessions ?
Because you are a channel for the Reiki, your energies are not depleted. You are not using your own energy. You are channelling “Universal Life Force Energy, the energy that surrounds us all and sustains life”. It is the energy from the “God Source”, or the “Higher Power”. Doing a one hour Reiki session is the equivalent of getting three to four hours sleep, so you are gaining, not losing.

Do you have to concentrate in order to channel the Reiki Energy ?
No you don’t have too, but you will learn so much more and will gain more insight into yourself if you are “aware” whilst you are doing the treatment. One of the most basic things that Reiki does is let you experience a deep sense of relaxation, it is fine to let go and “ zone out” some of the time, especially when you are stressed, tired or just need it. But it is also important to experience how the Reiki feels, how you feel during a treatment, you might get messages from your Spiritual helpers. What feelings, new and old, does it bring up, so you can clear them. What is meant by “experience” is that you don’t fall asleep, that you allow your ego to step aside and that your higher consciousness is at the forefront. This would be how you feel when you are meditating. Aware, relaxed, not asleep, but following your intuition.

Does Reiki have anything to do with religion ?
Reiki is not a religion. It has no doctrines, creeds or contradictions to the Universal Laws of Consciousness and Love. Reiki is very spiritual in nature, but there is nothing you are required to believe in before you can learn and use Reiki. Reiki will work whether someone believes in it or not.

Can Reiki be used with other therapies ?
Yes, it can be combined with other therapies very successfully. Reiki is completely safe and it activates natural healing energy within us. It will enhance the effects of other complementary healing arts such as massage, acupuncture, shiatsu, foot reflexology, aromatherapy, colour therapy, homoeopathy and many others. You can also use crystals, and Aura Soma alongside and you can use a pendulum at the same time to help clear any issues that arise whilst you are doing a self treatment.

Is the Reiki flow affected by your health ?
No, even a very sick or weak person who has been attuned can give treatments that are just as strong as when you are at full health. The Reiki energy is not your energy so how you feel is of no importance to the flow of Reiki. It is highly recommended that you give yourself a Reiki treatment when you are sick, as it will help speed up the healing process.

Are there any harmful side effects from Reiki ?
There has been no reported cases of any negative effects form Reiki. It can cause no harm. Some people when the are first attuned to Reiki may experience a shift or clearing and this may result in them getting a cold or something. People with a great deal of accumulated stress or emotional blocks can feel things starting to come up as their body starts to process the effects of the Reiki. These are all things that you experience any way, due to you not clearing them, at least this way you know you are moving forward and are clearing yourself, and raising your vibrational levels, and allowing more light to come in. Think of it this way, the light and healing energy that is coming in needs space, so it gently pushes out the negativity that you have been holding onto and the blocks that you have created. This can come out in the form of colds, toxins, emotional releases, but it will do it in a way that you are ready for with NO harm to you. The more self healing that you do, it will help to ease and heal. Remember this does not happen to everyone and you may not experience only good things. This is intended only for those that it may affect like this and for people to be aware.

Can I use Reiki on plants and animals ?
It is covered in Reiki 2, but yes you can. Follow your intuition with where to put your hands, and follow the same steps as to when you give yourself a treatment. Animals tend to respond faster to Reiki than humans. Plants also respond to Reiki because they are living energy fields that can be out of balance and will respond to the harmonizing effects of Reiki.