Reiki Level 1
This is your first level or degree along the Reiki path. In Reiki Level 1, you sense spiritual energy. The Reiki attunement connects you to the source of healing energy. It gives you/awakens in you the ability to ‘do’ Reiki. You can start to channel Reiki after the attunement to this level of Reiki to help heal others and yourself. In Level 1, you are taught techniques for treatment of self and others. The focus of Level 1 is about learning to become ‘a clear channel’ for Reiki.
Level 1 connects you with the phenomenon that is Reiki. It gives you/awakens in you the ability to ‘do’ Reiki. In Level 1, you are taught techniques for treatment of self and others. Traditionally, in Usui Shiki Ryoho, the focus of Reiki Level 1 is on hands-on therapy at a purely physical level, both for self-treatment and for treating others.
Level 1 is about learning to ‘step out of the way’ – learning to override the desire of ones conscious mind to interfere in the healing process, and simply let the Reiki phenomenon ‘happen’.
The attitude should be compassionate with a detachment; not seeking after outcomes. Reiki flows and the healing will happen. Reiki knows what is best for the recipient. Developing this attitude early on will greatly enhance the quality of one’s journey with Reiki.
The topics covered in Reiki Level 1 are:
- How does Reiki work?
- History of Reiki
- Energy Exchange
- Usui sensei’s Reiki Principles
- Reiki brings about in you
- Reiki Levels or degrees
- What is a Reiki attunement or initiation?
The 21 day cleansing process Using Reiki
- The beneficial effects of Reiki
- Giving Reiki treatment to others
- Self treatment
- Hand positions
- Japanese Reiki techniques
- More ways of using your Reiki
- Suggested reading
“Let go and let the energy flow.”