Anyone who wants to learn this is able to do so. It is not something that takes years to master. In fact, this is passed on from a teacher to his or her student through simple lessons. Many consider this a pure form of healing that involves tapping into positive energies. Although a spiritual process, this is not linked to a specific faith or religious system.
A Reiki master is the individual who is tasked with teaching these techniques to students through this process. This is when the crown, palm and heart chakras are opened up to create a link between the Reiki source and a student. Many consider this a powerful experience in which attunement energies can be channeled to students through masters.
This practice is believed to increase psychic sensitivity of people. Students have reported feeling that their third eye has opened and they are more aware and able following an attunement . Once this has been done, a person has Reiki of the duration of their life. This is never lost or worn off.
Usually the process starts with cleansing of the physical self, mind and emotions. This is when toxins from the body are released, as well as negative feelings or thought patterns. Purification is usually done ahead of attunement as a way to improve the results of the process.
There are certain things that are recommended when preparing for attunement. People are encouraged to refrain from eating fish, fowl or meat at least three days in advance. These often include various drugs and pesticides that are harmful to the system and can throw a person off balance. A juice or water fast is suggested as well.
People should minimize consumption of drinks with caffeine, such as coffee. These things can through off balance within the nervous and endocrine systems. Limiting or eliminating smoking, watching TV or checking other news publications, alcohol and sweets. Instead, they should spend more time in nature, exercise, go on walks, meditated, release negativity, and become more aware. These small changes can be done before attunement in order to improve results, although everyone will respond to this practice in their own way.