How Do I Know If My Reiki Attunement Worked? — (What You Should Feel)

how do i know if my reiki attunement worked and the process for how long it takes

Unlike other alternative healing practices, Reiki is passed from master to student through a Reiki attunement experience that allows the student to connect to the universal life force energy.

Our team at FinditHealth found that the attunement process can feel different for everyone. That a small number of people will not feel attunement is terrific as an attunement is just a process. It’s more important to activate the energies and keep your expectations realistic. Keep reading to learn more about Reiki attunement and how to decide if it worked or not.

how do i know if my reiki attunement worked and the process for how long it takes

What You Should Feel Like After Reiki


what you should feel like after reiki and if you know how the attunement worked

Everyone will feel differently after a Reiki attunement because we each receive and experience energy in different ways. Through a Reiki attunement, a flow of energy passes from the master to the student and opens the energy channels, so the student can receive this energy for healing.

An attunement process is a ritual, and unique for each and every person. 

After the attunement process is complete, you are provided with reflection time to acknowledge and feel this new energy in your body. While it is a different experience for everyone, the majority of people say they do experience a heightened sense of intuition after the attunement.

How to prepare 

To prepare for a reiki attunement, it is recommended to have a daily meditation practice and be open to receiving. It’s good to have an intention for a Reiki attunement and being mindful of this intent will support the process of this spiritual practice. It can also help to have a good understanding of the principles behind Reiki and how you want to incorporate them into your life. It can also help to wear a chakra bracelet so this further integrates the balancing of chakras throughout your body.

Master teachers will also recommend a three-day cleanse before receiving Reiki attunement. The cleanse is recommended, so you create a clear and open space to receive the positive energy of an attunement. During the cleansing period, you would do the below for three days:

  • No meat
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat a diet of mainly fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Get 8-9 hours of sleep per night

Reiki Attunement Process


Reiki is an energy healing modality that supports both emotional and physical health and well-being. A Reiki attunement can be hands-on or a distance attunement and a Reiki Master will channel this healing energy to flow through their hands onto the person to heal.

This energy helps flow and clear blockages within these chakras.

This allows the body to restore balance and alignment mentally, physically, and spiritually. The Reiki attunement process is what opens up your energy field, so you can be a channel for the Reiki healing energy.

There are different levels of attunement, with each group bringing more understanding of how to develop your practice alongside the reiki principles, more profound knowledge of the reiki sacred symbols, and how best to support others when receiving the reiki energy.

How Long Does Reiki Attunement Last?


There are three Reiki attunement levels taught by Reiki masters that are based on practice, education, and empowerment. There is even a level of Reiki called Quantum Reiki that you can explore after finishing the first three.

We will break down each of the levels below.

Level 1 – Self Heal (Shoden)

This is the first level and is known as the first degree, Reiki Level 1, or self-healing. This is where you learn to heal yourself and is open to anyone interested in learning about Reiki. There are no prior requirements, and it allows you to connect to the universal life force energy and begin learning and understanding Reiki’s principles.

Level 2 – Heal Others (Okuden)

Level 2 is a practitioner level and is referred to as the second degree, or Reiki Level 2. This is where you offer your healing to others and receive the symbols to perform Reiki online or distance Reiki.

This level builds on your knowledge from level 2 and brings in additional reiki symbols. You will also learn best how to support others in healing sessions. Lastly, you will learn about the spiritual aspects of Reiki and be introduced to the five reiki symbols and the meaning behind each.

Level 3 – Third Degree (Shinpiden)

The third level of Reiki is considered the teacher level. To become a reiki master, you must complete levels one, two, and three. This is where you can teach and do Reiki attunements on others. You also learn in more depth about the spiritual aspects of Reiki and be given other tools to help assist you in attunement processes. In level three, you will also learn more about mantras and how to use them to intensify the energy received in a Reiki attunement process.

Are My Blockages Cleared Now?


No two attunements are the same as receiving a reiki attunement is a very personal experience. Some people will experience certain sensations or feel different, while others feel nothing at all. We encourage you to enjoy the experience and not focus entirely on the outcome of receiving this universal energy.

With this being said, the below are commonly experienced as a Reiki attunement and are known as Reiki sensations.

  • Different sensations like tingling, warmth, or chills
  • Increase in energy levels
  • More clarity and focus
  • Feeling a stronger connection to the universe
  • Experiencing and remembering more dreams

As you experience these sensations, remember to take time away from your every-day life to rest and recover. This can be a great time to prioritize self-care and any activities that you enjoy and bring you ease. It’s rare but sometimes a Reiki attunement can bring up lots of anger as this energy is released and balanced. If this happens, we would advise getting outside and prioritizing breathwork as you release this energy.

Clear Intentions 

It’s super important not to doubt or not believe in the process because this will cause you not to experience attunement. Having a deep belief or clear intention is what guides the energy behind a Reiki attunement. Start by believing that you have been attuned despite not sensing the attunement. As with all energy healing, your intention is essential.

If you set your choice to accept the energies, you will receive the Reiki attunement. It may require a little patience to allow the points to integrate and flow within your energy bodies and sometimes a few attunements before you really experience anything.

Find It Health FAQ’s


How do you feel after a Reiki session?

Everyone will experience different sensations after a Reiki attunement session. The most common ones are tingling, chills, increasing energy levels, having more clarity and focus, and sharing more profound dreams.

Why does Reiki make me tired?

Receiving a reiki attunement is a personal experience, and no two attunements are the same. People may experience certain sensations or feel different within themselves, while others may feel nothing at all. It is widespread to experience fatigue and tiredness after a Reiki attunement session because your body is undergoing a deep energy cleaning.

How long should you wait between Reiki 1 and 2?

Some Reiki Masters recommend at least 21 days to 90 days pass between receiving the Level 1 and Level 2 attunements. This is because the attunement process can be quite intense.

Can Reiki attunement be done online?

Yes, Reiki attunements can be done online and in person.

Conclusion – Research by Findithealth.com

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A Reiki attunement process can indeed be different for everyone. As our team at FinditHealth found, some will experience significant effects afterward while others not so much. The intention and purpose behind your Reiki attunement are more critical to focus on. If you believe you are clearing and redirecting your energy, this is happening. Remember always to seek out a Reiki Master for the attunement process.

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