Reiki Level I - the Body
The level one attunement opens the spiritual energy centers of a person and activates the hands of the new practitioner as healing channels for Reiki energy. The attunement initiates a connection with Reiki energy that will last a lifetime.
The new Reiki practitioner can then direct this positive creative force to anyone or anything they desire simply by placing their hands upon it and intending to do so. Reiki level one is complete unto itself and allows the individual to begin using Reiki for empowerment and benefit of oneself, animals, and loved ones.
Reiki Level II – the Mind
Level Two Reiki unlocks the intention of the mind as conduit for Reiki energy. Reiki II reinforces and strengthens the practitioner’s ability to channel the harmonic vibration of Reiki by touch and then takes Reiki to the next quantum leap to distance healing. The barriers of space and time are transcended in level two Reiki with the knowledge and attunement to a set of three sacred symbols.
Learning the art of distance Reiki in level two training allows healing to be sent to situations and loved ones anywhere around the world. Advanced Reiki Training (ART) expands the concepts of Reiki II and prepares the student for the final opening towards mastery.
Reiki Level III - the Spirit
Reiki Level III is the final step in Usui Reiki Ryoho training. Master attunement gives the Reiki practitioner access to all the earthly knowledge Usui Reiki Ryoho has to offer, including the ability to pass on Reiki attunement and teaching to others.
In the Usui tradition this level of mastery is called Shinpiden, the mystery teacher. In the West we say Reiki master. Becoming a true Reiki master is to become a student of the energy itself.
Not all Reiki masters choose to teach Reiki or share Reiki with others. Many practice Reiki quietly at home to maintain the optimum energy needed to sustain vitality in the mind and body. Some use Reiki to enhance the intuition, nonverbal communication skills, and meditation. What one does with with Reiki is up to the individual.