Until lately, Reiki attunements were only available in classes held by current Reiki masters. Some Reiki masters believe that this was sad, as it meant that several people were unable to get a Reiki attunement.
In some areas, no classes are available. Some people are unable to travel to distant locations sometimes to get a Reiki attunement. And, some people just can’t afford the fairly high charges that are charged for the classes.
It is our notion that everyone can benefit from Reiki attunements and that the more people who are attuned to Reiki energy, the better the world will be. For this reason, some masters are using the internet and providing affordable e-books that almost everyone can afford.
Being attuned to Reiki energy just implies becoming aware that the energy exists. Ultimately, those who are attuned can use Reiki themselves and others. No particular talents are necessary, except the ability to read, write and draw some symbols. All of this can be learnt in the privacy of one’s own home, without costly classes or travel to far off places.
Those that follow the teachings of Hawayo Takata are likely to gibe at the idea of learning Reiki attunements from a book. As the first person to provide Reiki attunements in the USA, she referred to herself as a Grandmaster. She claimed that the title was handed down to her by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a student of Master Usui. She also said that just a Grandmaster can train or initiate another Reiki master.
Some say that when she died, the title also died with her. Others claim that she passed the title to them. Controversy surrounding Reiki bristles. It is enough to say that Master Usui never used the title of Grandmaster in Japan, though there was a president of the Usui Reiki society which he founded.
These days, there are still masters that provide classes and charge hefty fees for Reiki attunements. On the other end of the spectrum are people that provide Reiki healing for free. I can tell you from firsthand experience that Reiki healing works to make pain go away and lessen inflammation.
After a Reiki attunement, I can sleep better, was more relaxed during the day, was better able to focus and was instantly able to use the energy to relieve the headache of a family member and knee pain. I don’t believe that Reiki healing is just a medication effect. The energy really exists. We just have to learn how to use it.
I have got what is commonly known as attunements in different styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho. The vibrations of harmony and love of universal energy are always the same, but the human through which it flows can change the way the energy feels, smells and looks. Think about universal energy as the pure water coming from a spring in a natural forest which is untouched. Universal energy that has not been changed has a very fine sensitive feel that to some of us also comes with a sensitive aroma.