Use Reiki to Enhance Psychic Abilities by Val Tobin When I first learned about Reiki and received my attunements in my Reiki Level I class, I was unprepared for the psychic boost it would give me, though our teacher told us that might happen. She said we might see auras if we didn’t have the ability before, and we would become more sensitive to energy. This new sensitivity would allow us to receive information about the client when giving Reiki. It also could open us up psychically when we received Reiki ourselves, even actively connecting to our Reiki and spirit guides.
Each Person’s Experience is Unique
There are four ways you can boost your psychic ability with Reiki. Three require attuning to it, while the fourth only requires receiving Reiki during a session.
Interestingly, my husband did not experience the detox symptoms, but he immediately could see auras in colour, which I could not until after my second set of attunements and another intense period of cleansing. There might be a correlation between ridding the body of impurities and opening up psychic abilities with Reiki attunements.
Receiving Reiki Attunements
When you receive Reiki attunements, regardless of the level you’re at, you’ll feel a shift in your energy. For some, it takes more time, but eventually, you’ll open up and become more sensitive to energy and more psychically aware. This may come after an adjustment period.
The attunement experience differs for each person. While the cleansing experience usually comes a few days after receiving the attunements, if at all, your experience immediately after receiving the attunements may be profound. While I felt almost nothing, others felt their hands get extremely hot.
When I received my first level attunements, our teacher warned the class that we might experience some side effects resembling those one might have when doing a cleanse or fast. This energetic cleansing might take the form of flu-like symptoms, headaches, etc., because you are cleansing on all levels, including the physical, as attunements remove blockages and awaken the healer within you.
In her book Essential Reiki Diane Stein describes the variety of feelings people might have after receiving attunements: “Each person receiving the Reiki attunement experiences something different. She may see colours, feel sensations, watch pictures of herself from past lives, connect with spirit guides, or be filled with bliss and joy” (Stein, 106).
I was glad she warned us of that, and that she shared her experience with us, specifically, that she’d suffered a severe headache after receiving her attunements. While I was grateful for the information and the heads up, I didn’t believe that I’d experience anything like that and waved it off. To my utter amazement, I experienced almost everything she described. When I recovered from that, using a combination of Reflexology and Reiki, I found I’d become more psychically sensitive.
While not everyone will experience these right away, the more you use Reiki, the more likely will you be to do so. While my hands didn’t get hot immediately, by the end of the class, the heat they generated when I started giving someone Reiki amazed me. One of the best ways to enhance your psychic energy is by regularly giving Reiki to yourself and others after you’ve been attuned to it. - 38 -