I Attuned My Grandma to Reiki!

My grandma is 87 years old, though she’s really one of those “87 years-young” people. She drives a red sports car, and takes courses, volunteers daily at a Senior Center near her house – walks there – bakes cookies, makes dolls and beaded necklaces, and comes for dinner every Friday night. She’s great.

I’ve given her Reiki a few times, and she’s liked it and said it helped her. She has recently developed an infection in one leg, and she is taking antibiotics for it. I gave her Reiki a few times, which did help. Yesterday she came over and I attuned her to Reiki and taught her how to call in the energy, and some hand positions for giving herself Reiki treatments. I told her to practice and the sensations would get stronger.

I have to admit that my attunement was a little awkward because I had to refer to my manual several times; it’s been a while since I’ve done any. I realized that I’d better brush up because I’m going to be teaching a Reiki class next month! I know it worked, though, because it’s the intention that passes on the ability to channel the energy, even if the procedure isn’t perfect.

I’m also having some mild detox symptoms, either from doing the attunement or from my most recent Kundalini Reiki attunement. Strange moments of overwhelming emotion, a little gastric discomfort, and some weird tingles in my legs. Not a problem because I recognize them for what they are, and they’ll pass soon.

I thought for a second about attuning Grandma to Kundalini Reiki, because the attunement process is so absolutely simple, but at the same time, I do believe that it’s best to start with the basic Usui Reiki Ryoho to get a feel for channeling the energy. I just want to do the most basic, pure original form for her because I think it will be best for Grandma at this point.

Wow – my grandma is 87 and now she can channel Reiki.
Go, Grandma.

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Awakening my Husband

This is an update from last night’s post….

Last night I gave my husband a Reiki I attunement. I was hesitant to talk too much about it to him because I think he wasn’t interested in a lot of directions yet. So I told him how to call the Reiki energy to his hands when he wants to channel Reiki. I gave him my Reiki I and II manual, “The Reiki Touch” by William Rand. He didn’t open it. I saw him try calling the Reiki into his hands when we were settling into bed, but I didn’t say anything.

This morning I asked him if he tried it, and he said he did, and his hands got a bit warm and tingly though he didn’t know where to put them, and he just put them on his stomach. I said that was a fine place to put them. Then I showed him the places in the book that give examples of hand positions for Reiki self-treatment. He asked me if you have to focus the whole time on the Reiki flowing, and I said not really, that you set your intention for the Reiki to flow, and if you want to intend that it go to a purpose or specific place, you intend that too, then you kind of get your mind out of the way and let it flow. He said he thought you had to be very focused the whole time, and I said that in my experience Reiki doesn’t need that in order to work. I showed him the book again, and he said he’s going to look at it. His interest really thrilled me, as he has not been too interested in Reiki, and gets a little tired of me talking about it. I really love him for deciding to be open enough to let me attune him so he can try Reiki for himself. It took a lot of trust and love, and loosening up some long-ingrained beliefs. So this is VERY encouraging! Also, it’s a bit of a relief, because I know that the attunement I gave him worked. (I didn’t think it wouldn’t work, but knowing that it did still feels great!)


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Doing Attunements

I’ve been practicing doing attunements on my kids, who were already previously attuned to Reiki. Each of them has let me re-attune them to the level they are already at, for my own practice.

And tonight, da-da-da-da!!! I attuned my husband, who has not only never been attuned, but has been ambivalent about Reiki for a long time. Now he has the ability to channel Reiki when he wants to, and I am sure that he will try it out from time to time out of his own curiosity, whether he lets me know about it or not. I think his interest was a little piqued after I took the Master level class over the weekend, at which I was granted the ability and qualification to do attunements. He was very willing to let me attune him, and I was determined to go a good job, so I practiced on my kids first. My kids were ever happy to let me, and I’m grateful for their wonderful attitudes.

The attunement process is a pretty complicated one, with lots of steps and things to remember, and some rituals like drawing symbols and blowing breath that can seem like a lot of mumbo jumbo to someone new to this. I appreciate my darling husband’s willingness to put aside the weirdness of those things and let me do this to him, without laughing, skoffing, or even raising an eyebrow. I know that I did something wonderful for him. I imagine that one day he will think so too. I hope so.

I also know that when I was Reiki I, I wasn’t particularly impressed too often with the strength of the Reiki I channeled, though I did do self-treatments every night to help me relax throughout my pregnancy. There were a couple of occasions in which I felt certain that Reiki helped me, but it wasn’t all the time like it is for me now. Along those lines, I hope that my husband’s Reiki I attunement is enough for him to feel something, anything, different, and not to dismiss it again as something that doesn’t work, or that he would think my attunement didn’t work, or anything along those lines. I don’t expect this attunement to give him instant buy-in.

But it IS a step in the right direction. For that, I’m very, very grateful.

Reiki Awakening Reiki blog by Alice Langholt