Becoming A Reiki Master
The process of becoming a Reiki Master is not a process in which we master Reiki, but one in which we allow Reiki to master us.
Reiki is a sacred practise that requires reverence and our greatest respect if we are to experience its full value. The benefits of Reiki can be all encompassing, not only giving us the ability to heal ourselves and others, which by itself is deeply meaningful, but also bringing guidance to our lives. Its unlimited nature can create opportunities for continual growth, ever increasing joy, peace and abundance.
The desire to grow is inherent in simply being alive. As we look around and observe other living things, we can see that we share this desire to grow, and one could even say that the purpose of life is to grow and develop.
The desire to grow your Reiki potential is a natural expression of your core's essence. Respect and honour this desire and you will fill this need.
Becoming a Reiki Master does not automatically mean that you have to begin teaching others at this level for your ability to be useful. The additional healing energy, symbols, techniques and knowledge you will learn at this level will add value to your healing abilities. The fact that you can pass Reiki on to friends and family is a good thing, and increasing your personal vibration to this level assists the vibration of the whole planet!
The definition of a teaching Reiki Master is anyone who has taken Reiki levels 1 and 2 and received the Master attunement and symbol and who understands how to give attunements to others.
Practise doing the attunements is a good idea and can be done on friends who already have Reiki. Additional attunements will be beneficial for them and will refine and strengthen their Reiki energies. You can also practise on stuffed toys or a pillow if you have no volunteers.
It is important that you treat your students with the utmost respect and openly encourage them to be connected with their own power and freedom of choice.
Only the client can heal themselves. You are there to empower them to do just that. Only Masters can teach themselves to become Masters once their Master has empowered them to do so with the attunements.
Some equate healing ability with time spent learning believing that "If the energy dynamics are not built up slowly enough, life will become turbulent and dysfunctional". This negative and distrustful attitude towards Universal Energies, could create that exact reality.
Recall the Law of Attraction segment in past lessons of 2nd degree training?
If you are here and asking for the gift of Reiki, you are ready and will handle the energies. You could spend years learning from and giving your powers away to a certain Master and not develop anywhere near the ability of one who, on being empowered in one weekend by another Master, accepted the ability joyously and took full responsibility there and then!
Be aware that people respond to attunements in very individual ways and even level 1 can change some people forever.