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How to Study Most of Your Reiki Training Course Online - Free Reiki
There are a number of sites out there offering various aspects of the Reiki course online. A few of them offer some of it for free. Take as much of it as you can for no cost, online. The levels of Reiki you can't get without a fee, you can learn at your cost, either on the Internet or in real life.
Have you ever thought about training to be a Reiki practitioner? You likely have or you wouldn't be reading this article.
If you wish to learn Reiki, first you must decide whether you want to study it 'in the real world' or online. Both are possible. I am sure that there are diverse reasons why some people choose to study Reiki via the Internet, and others desire to take the course offline and local to them. Some people, such as myself, have no local source whatsoever for Reiki lessons; and therefore have no choice but to take the course online.
No matter what you choose, there is no doubt that your choice will be suited to your needs. I am not trying to colour your opinion upon making that choice; this article is directed at those whom are considering studying Reiki online.
There are a number of online sites offering free training resources; and a very small amount offer free attunements. For those of you not aware of what an attunement is, well, it's like this... once you have studied the knowledge necessary to practice a specific level of Reiki, you will then need to prepare your mind, body and spirit to be a conductor of Reiki energy for that level. For this to occur, it is necessary to have what is commonly known as a Reiki attunement. An attunement is performed by a Reiki Master.
Reiki attunements can be performed either in person or by distance transmission. They can be done by video cam, they can be done whilst engaging in other various methods of communication, or with no direct communication at all. While some people argue against the effectiveness of distance attunements, there is no proof that they are less effective than those conducted in person.
What I will say though, is that I have seen a number of sites that offer free Reiki attunements that aren't done by appointment, and there is no follow-up offered for you to know that the offered attunement was actually conducted. These sites usually say that Reiki attunements are regularly sent out every Saturday (or whichever day), at such a time, whichever time zone.
All you need to do to accept a distance Reiki attunement, is prepare yourself on a level of receptiveness and awareness, to receive it at that time, on that day. The potential problem lies in the fact that people sleep in, people have emergencies, people forget or watches break, clocks malfunction. Are you really getting your Reiki attunement if you expect to receive it through such a setup? You won't know for certain, and that's just it. Just make sure that when you believe you are being attuned to a Reiki level, that you can be certain that it's going to happen.
There is a site, that in my humble opinion has withstood the test of time and dependability; this above many, if not all other online sites offering Reiki lesson resources and attunements without an associated fee. The site I want to talk about isn't mine, and for that matter, it's nothing to do with me - that is, other than the fact that I study alongside others who meet and use the resources offered there. The site is run by two kind souls that run their busy Yahoo Groups list free of charge. Their site is called Reiki_On.
The Reiki_On list owners keep their resources organized and updated to the best of their abilities, and do a great job. What they offer is a forum style Yahoo list, where those whose membership applications are accepted, can pose questions to those more learned in the ways of Reiki. It generally takes from a day to a few days to find out if you are accepted. There are no set requisites to join.
Once joined you will have free access to their knowledge database, files that will supply access to information for you to study while training (for Reiki levels one through three); and free attunements for Reiki level one and level two. Please note, that for your level three Reiki attunement, you will need to make other arrangements. It's not a Reiki course that they offer, but the resources to learn what you need to know at your own pace.
The aforementioned site is not the only free Reiki resource site, another one is Elemental Reiki; link provided in the 'Reiki Resources' link capsule below. With the Elemental Reiki course, you will do self attunements.
A Message for You From My Spirit Guides
While writing this article I received a clear message from my spirit guides... they wish me to add that no online or any other kind of attunement will work, if you don't do the prescribed workup prior to any attunement.
Understand too, that there are many nay-sayers out there who are dying to tell you that you can't learn or attune to Reiki online. I did and it works for me. Don't let others dictate what is right for you; you are the one who must decide. What you are willing to put into it is what you are going to get out of it.
Free Reiki Attunement: All Levels
Reiki Self Attunement?
As already mentioned in passing, one alternative method of Reiki attunement is self attunement. Some believe it works, others choose to believe that it doesn't. Remember, the power to create change is within you.